Join the City of Olathe, along with the Human Relations Commission, Olathe Public Schools, and other community partners in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Awards presentation on Friday, January 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Prairie Trail Middle School, 21600 W. 107th Street. The celebration includes the announcement of middle and senior high school winners in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrate Diversity contest. Contest categories include essay, multi-media, and visual arts.
The City of Olathe provides a full range of municipal services to the community. Charges and fees help support the City’s ability to provide services such as utilities, recreational activities and animal licensing. A comprehensive list of the 2013 Schedule of Fees, and other related information, is now available in the Taxes and Fees section of the City’s website.
Effective January 1, 2013, the bulk item pick-up fee will increase to $20 per 15 minutes. Olathe residents can arrange for a curbside pick-up of large or bulky household items by calling 971-9311 at least 24 hours before the scheduled trash day. All items must be placed within eight feet of the curb by 8:00 a.m. on the scheduled trash day.
In today's economy, the adage "you can't evaluate what you don't measure" is truer than ever. For nearly eight years, the City of Olathe has been developing and refining a performance measurement system that tracks the effectiveness and value of various city programs. In essence, it measures program results and impacts against the cost of providing them. It has become an invaluable tool to ensure limited resources are being used as effectively and efficiently as possible, and it provides the public with a dashboard to understand and track city programs. Read more »