Midday Winter Storm Update - February 4

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.  

The latest weather forecasts indicate that the heaviest snowfall should move out of Olathe by 6 p.m. this evening with light snow continuing through early morning Wednesday. The City of Olathe will make every effort to get neighborhoods passable as quickly as possible.  However, snowplow operations must focus on primary streets at this time.  The City asks residents to avoid calling the Snow Hotline until snowplows have had a chance to complete priority routes. As always, residents can follow snowplow progress via the City’s interactive map at OlatheKS.org.

City of Olathe offices remain open and trash collection remains on schedule. For updates on changes to trash collection schedules, sign up for weekly reminders or service disruption alerts via the Olathe Trash Day mobile app or by visiting OlatheKS.org/TrashDay. The City of Olathe Composting Facility will also be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday to enable facility staff to focus on snowplowing efforts.

Olathe Municipal Court is closed through Wednesday. For those scheduled for docket on Wednesday, February 5, a continuance notice will be mailed to the last known address.


City Council Meeting Canceled; Special Session Scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
Tonight’s Olathe City Council meeting has been canceled.  However, 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.  February 5.  The temporary note sale and bid opening is planned this afternoon, and seven companies have submitted bids. 

The consent agenda, including item CA-H, is available on the City’s website, OlatheKS.org, with additional background information on each item.

The special session will be comprised of a conference call among Council Members bridged into city hall.  The audio meeting will be broadcast live in the Olathe City Council Chamber and on OlatheKS.org.  Consent agenda items are the only items being considered by the Council.

Visit OlatheKS.org or the City’s Facebook page for ongoing updates.  Residents are also encouraged to be storm ready by signing up for Johnson County emergency alerts via NotifyJoCo