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Santa Fe Street Closed Beginning Friday, May 15th

 

Santa Fe Street Detour Map (PDF)

Beginning at 10 PM on Friday, May 15th, Santa Fe Street will have full lane closures along a section between Ridgeview Road and Church Street.  The closure will remain in place until Sunday, May 17th, at 10 PM.  Detours will be provided. 

Comprehensive Plan Workshop - May 21st

The City of Olathe is currently in the process of updating its comprehensive plan, the document that helps guide how the city develops as it grows as well as how it will help redevelop the older areas.

Resident input is critical to the effort's success, and a public workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 21st in the Olathe City Hall Council Chamber. Those interested are encouraged to stop in between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

 

Glass Bottle Recycling at Downtown Drop-off Site

Stormwater Seminar hosted in Olathe

The City of Olathe's Municipal Services Department hosted a regional seminar for stormwater engineers and designers on May 8th. The seminar focused on environmentally friendly stormwater management techniques, and it used the redeveloped Oregon Trail Park as a demonstration site. The seminar was funded by the Pervious Concrete Institute.

 

Oregon Trail Park Rededication May 9th

Through the voter approved park sales tax and a partnership with Johnson County Public Works and Olathe Youth Baseball, Oregon Trail Park has undergone a renaissance. The park was rededicated at 2:00 p.m. on May 9th. It is located on the southwest corner of Dennis Avenue and South Robinson. Read more »

Mayor's State of the City on OGTN

Mayor Michael Copeland's State of the City Speech delivered on April 3rd will be available on the Olathe Government Television Network (internet and cable television) beginning Friday, April 10th.

Online viewers can access both the speech and accompanying video at OGTN where a text copy of the speech will also be available. Read more »

Summer Concert Series

In today's economy, families have an affordable opportunity for family fun at the Summer Concert Series. In the past nine years, nearly 110,000 participants have enjoyed concerts including both local and national groups. The series has featured artists in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that have won numerous Grammy Awards, artists who have written #1 hits, won Blues music awards, country music awards and been inducted in the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. Read more »

Partnership Leads to Rose Depot

Recently, Olathe resident A.T. Holcomb approached the City with an idea, to build a community rose garden. City staff recognized it as a great opportunity, but due to the current economic situation, knew they could not do it alone.

Through a partnership with the Olathe Garden and Civic Club, the Olathe North High School 21st Century Landscape Program and Cub Scout Pack 3387, the "Rose Depot" is being created at Calamity Line Park located at 901 West Santa Fe. The park is based on a railroad theme celebrating the Calamity Line Railroad. Read more »

Johnson County Seeks Fare Increase

Johnson County Transit seeks fare increase effective June 1. 

 

Olathe Serve Day Volunteers Making a Difference in City Parks

Helping clean 45 city parks and 15 miles of trails seems like a daunting task, but it is a task volunteers with Olathe Serve Day are willing to undertake.

Organized by Pastor Rod Jansen of Olathe Bible Church, Olathe Serve Day plans to bring several thousand volunteers into Olathe parks and Olathe's trail system to pick-up trash and litter on Saturday, April 25th. Read more »

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