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Overland Park Police Department responds to questions regarding protests

Friday night, Overland Park Police officers monitoring a protest near 116th and Quivira arrested four people. Prior to the protest, the Overland Park Police Department held conversations with both the protest organizers and residents living near the expected protest area. The Department also received information that there may be counterprotests during the planned protest. Beginning […]

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Teen Council applications open

High school students looking to make a difference in their community have a chance to do so this upcoming school year. Applications are now open for the 2020-2021 Teen Council. Overland Park’s Teen Council helps students get to know the City’s government, meet students from other schools, and contribute to the community with service projects. […]

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Mayor Gerlach encourages masks in Overland Park

It’s a state requirement, can help keep our community moving forward, and is one of the simplest ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Now, Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach encourages you to wear a mask. On July 3, Governor Laura Kelly issued Kansas Executive Order 20-52, which requires everyone to wear masks when they […]

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Mayor encourages census responses in Overland Park

Mayor Carl Gerlach is encouraging you to help boost Overland Park’s 2020 census self-response rate. More than 73 percent of Overland Park has filled out the census, but responses are still short of the city’s 2010 census response rate. The census provides leaders with an understanding of who lives in the community and provides direction […]

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July 4 fireworks show canceled

Overland Park’s Star Spangled Spectacular will not be held on July 4 as originally planned. The annual event at Corporate Woods Founders’ Park, which typically draws crowds from across the metro and includes a festival and fireworks show, is canceled. This year’s event was scheduled to be a fireworks-only celebration beginning at 9:45 p.m. Guests […]

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Three OP planning projects up for MARC funding

Overland Park has submitted three applications for Mid-America Regional Council grant funding for planning projects that would enhance understanding of creating sustainable areas in Overland Park. Mid-America Regional Council’s Planning Sustainable Places program assists local cities with strategic planning efforts for site- and project-specific areas. This year, Overland Park submitted applications for assistance with the […]

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Independence Day affects hours at City facilities

The Independence Day holiday will affect hours at the following City facilities: Recycling Center The Recycling Center will close at noon on Friday, July 3. It will be closed Saturday, July 4. The Recycling Center will reopen Tuesday, July 8. City Hall City Hall will be closed Friday, July 3. It will reopen Monday, July […]

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Pilot program invites e-bikes to City’s bike and hike trails

Overland Park’s bike and hike trails are now even more accessible, thanks to an e-bike pilot program. E-bikes are bicycles with small electric motors integrated into the frame. Riders can pedal e-bikes like a regular bicycle, or use the motor to ride farther, faster, and up challenging hills. Until this summer, e-bikes, along with other […]

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Mayor, Police Chief react to death of George Floyd, protests

Mayor Carl Gerlach issued the following statement in conjunction with Police Chief Frank Donchez. Over the past week across this great nation we have seen a diverse gathering of compassionate citizens rightfully demanding justice and equal treatment for all. Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez and I, as Mayor of Overland Park, want to add […]

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Proposed 2021 budget focuses on public safety, essential public services

Tonight, Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach and the City Council received the first presentation of the recommended 2021 budget, which focuses on maintaining essential public services. The proposed 2021 budget maintains Overland Park’s 13.557 mill rate from 2020, the lowest of all cities in Johnson County and all first-class cities in Kansas. The total budget […]

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