It may be 80 degrees and sunny, yet City of Olathe crews are gearing up for another winter of snow removal. City crews will be at Prairie Center Park on Monday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. training for snow removal operations.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a tree killing insect, has been identified in Olathe. EAB is an imported insect that kills all species of North American Ash trees. Home owners with Ash trees are encouraged to learn more about this infestation early to make the best decisions for their trees and property. You can learn more online or visit the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Labor Day weekend is a popular time to do yard work in preparation for fall. Follow these tips for proper disposal of yard waste.
A new location has been selected for the Westside Drop-off Recycling Center. Walmart has provided a new, permanent space at 395 N. K-7 Hwy. in the southeast corner of the parking lot. Visit /OMS/Recycling to learn more about items accepted.
The City of Olathe recently completed its first two-year budget process. On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the City Council formally adopted the 2016 budget and conditionally approved the 2017 budget. The 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Program and 2016-2017 Fee Resolution were also approved. For more information visit OlatheKS.org/Finance/Budget/BudPlan .
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop features 1860s Living History Wednesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Activities may include cookstove and blacksmith demonstrations, stagecoach rides, visiting the Mahaffie House and the Agricultural Heritage Livestock Barn, and exhibits in the Heritage Center.
Mayor Michael Copeland’s children’s reading initiative, “I Read with Mayor Mike,” will begin the 11th year in Olathe’s ten Title I elementary schools this fall. The literacy program is welcoming two new sponsors: the Cintas Corporation and Olathe Whole Foods Market.
Each year, Mayor Copeland reads to Title I first graders, emphasizing that reading is an important part of good citizenship that brings lifelong rewards. Students receive a paperback book, book bag, and sticker, all funded by program sponsors.
Starting on Monday, July 27, the City of Olathe will be adjusting the routes for residential trash and curbside recycling pickup. Routes are being re-balanced for the first time in almost ten years to increase efficiency and accommodate new growth in Olathe.
The International City/County Management Association’s (ICMA) Center for Performance Analytics has recognized the City of Olathe with a Certificate of Excellence for its performance management efforts.
The City of Olathe has been named a “Certified Healthy KC Company” by the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. The City is one of 46 area companies, nonprofits, and government entities to receive this designation, recognizing efforts in creating a workplace focused on health and wellness.