Though City offices will be closed Monday, September 1st to observe the Labor Day holiday, solid waste (trash) collection will not be impacted. Olathe crews collect solid waste during all holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
In response to the National Weather Service's excessive heat warning, the City of Olathe, Olathe Fire Department Office of Emergency Management and Olathe Public Library announce the opening of two cooling centers. The centers offer people, without adequate home cooling, temporary relief from the extreme heat that blankets the metro. Those who participate are encouraged to bring necessary, personal items like medicines, ready-to-eat snacks, etc.
The temporary centers are located at:
Olathe Main Library (201 E. Park Street) Read more »
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that Olathe, Kansas is the region's fastest growing major city and one of the fastest in the nation was followed Money Magazine's listing of America's "Best Places to Live".
The current edition ranks Olathe as America's 11th best place to live noting the city's growth as well as major employers such as Garmin, Farmers Insurance, ALDI and Honeywell. When Money Magazine last rated larger cities in 2006, Olathe ranking stood at 13th. Read more »
Water services in eastern part of Olathe Impacted
Olathe, Kan.-Olathe Crews were dispatched to a water main break in the vicinity of 127th Street and Gallery in east Olathe shortly after 8:00 this morning. Initial reports indicate a contractor damaged the line while excavating for a project in the area.
It is estimated that over 100 customers experienced lower water pressure. In addition, 15 to 20 customers in close proximity to the break lost water service.