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Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree once the holidays are over? Consider recycling it! Olathe residents can place cut Christmas trees at the curb on collection day, or drop off trees directly at the City’s composting facility (127th and Hedge Lane), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Please remove all plastic bags, ornaments, tinsel and lights.
The 2013 Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund supports fifteen local charities who serve Olathe children and families in need.
The City of Olathe is seeking volunteers for the Snow Brigade. The program matches volunteers with elderly and/or disabled residents to assist with snow removal from driveways and sidewalks. Volunteers are assigned one or more resident locations to remove snow from the driveway and/or sidewalk when there is two inches of snow or more.
Founded in 2003 by law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics and caring community members, the Johnson County Public Safety Toy and Food Drive celebrates its 10th year of helping Johnson County families in need during the Christmas holiday season.
The Olathe Public Library book drops previously located on Park Street have been relocated to the front of the library to accommodate new two-way traffic flow on Park Street.
Other drop box locations include:
Olathe’s first Community Center is scheduled to open July 1, 2014 and memberships are now available along with a special Charter Member package option.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm’s Wild West Days is a finalist for the KC Parent’s Family Faves Contest in the Best Kept Secret category.
On Wednesday, October 23, the Johnson County Election Office will mail ballots to all registered Olathe voters to consider a 3/8th cent sales tax to fund street maintenance.
Beginning Monday, October 21, BNSF will be closing the railroad crossing between 159th Street and Old U.S. 56 for routine maintenance.
On Saturday, November 2, 2013 the City of Olathe will be offering its micro-chip and low cost rabies clinic for Olathe residents.