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City of Olathe offices will close on Monday, February 17 for the Presidents Day holiday. The City’s trash and recycling collection remains on schedule.
Register by February 14 to enjoy pancakes and sausage with President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln on Saturday, February 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Heritage Center, 1200 Kansas City Road.
An open house is scheduled for the proposed 151st Street and Lindenwood Drive stormwater project on Tuesday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Commons Room at Indian Trail Middle School, 1440 E. 151st St. The proposed project involves modifying the culverts under 151st Street and 153rd Terrace, relocating utility lines, replacing the existing concrete channel, constructing retaining walls and relocating sanitary sewer lines.
Crews are winding down snow plow operations and beginning to prepare for upcoming storms. Current forecasts are calling for a chance of light snow over the weekend, as well as the potential for a significant winter storm on Tuesday.
City of Olathe street crews have shifted the majority of resources to residential streets after addressing 12 to 15 inches of blowing snow on arterials and collectors.
City of Olathe street crews are on 24/7 operations, focusing attention on primary streets. Snow rates are making it difficult to keep primary streets and highways open. Residents are urged to stay off streets and indoors if possible so as not to hinder snow removal and emergency response efforts.
Tonight’s regular session Olathe City Council meeting has been canceled due to weather. The City Council will hold a special session meeting at 5:00 p.m. to consider the consent portion of the agenda only. Consent agenda items are considered routine. However, item CA-H includes the issuance of temporary note bonds for the planned hotel conference center. Because of the nature of the temporary note issuance, it is necessary for the Council to address the issue before 10:00 a.m.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning, calling for up to ten inches of snow beginning Tuesday morning through Wednesday. The heaviest snowfall is expected to come between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. In addition, wind gusts of up to 30 mph may limit visibility and cause drifting snow.
City crews are preparing for the winter storm warning in effect Tuesday morning through Wednesday. Maintaining safety for motorists and pedestrians and ensuring fire, medical and police responders can reach citizens in emergencies is the City of Olathe’s ultimate snow removal goal.
Olathe residents continue to divert more waste from the landfill. The City of Olathe waste diversion rate for 2013 is 38.29%, up from the 2012 diversion rate of 37.67% and exceeding the national average of 35%.