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New stop signs for 91st Street intersection

The City of Overland Park will install four new high-profile stop signs at 91st and Glenwood, where a traffic signal was removed late last year. Traffic signals that were nearing the end of their expected lifespan at 91st and Glenwood and 91st and Lamar were deactivated in 2020 because traffic volumes at those intersections no […]

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Health advisory lifted for Tomahawk Creek due to sewer line break

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has lifted a public health advisory for a section of Tomahawk Creek recently contaminated by wastewater. Last week, residents and their pets in the area surrounding 123rd and Metcalf were advised to avoid the water due to a County sewer line break. On Tuesday, June 15, Johnson […]

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City Council approves step toward express toll lanes on U.S. 69

The Overland Park City Council approved a resolution Monday night with the Kansas Department of Transportation on reconstruction of U.S. 69 highway and a new financing mechanism. The resolution approved at Monday’s meeting allows for the City and KDOT together to propose to the state, construction and implementation of express toll lanes on the highway, […]

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Tips for properly constructing your home improvement project

Decks. Fences. Basement finishes. These are some of the most popular home improvement projects homeowners undertake to upgrade their homes. They’re popular this time of year, with the sun shining and homeowners looking to add that finishing touch to their investment. Whether you want to do it yourself or hire a contractor, home improvement projects […]

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Small business economic recovery funds available

Small businesses in Overland Park can receive up to $10,000 in pandemic recovery funding to make rent and mortgage payments. The Community Development Block Grant Small Business Economic Recovery Program provides up to $10,000 to small businesses that are struggling with capital and payroll expenses, low demand and other challenges associated with the pandemic and […]

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License your furry friend by the end of June

It’s time to license your furry friend! A pet license is required for all cats and dogs in Overland Park, to keep your pets and the public safe and healthy. With the registration deadline coming up on June 30, learn more about pet licensing, why it’s important and the many ways you can register your […]

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OP plans July 4 fireworks show

The Overland Park Star Spangled Spectacular will go on this year, but the fourth of July celebration may look a little different than in past years. The fireworks show will begin around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 at Corporate Woods Founders’ Park, 9711 W. 109th Street. In past years, the City has hosted entertainment […]

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Proposed 2022 Budget to focus on mental health, public safety expansion, enhancements

Tonight, Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach and the City Council received the first presentation of the recommended , which focuses on expanding Overland Park’s mental health resources and staffing the City’s Police and Fire departments. The $327 million recommended annual budget includes a 6.5% increase in operating expenses over 2021’s adopted operating budget.  The City’s […]

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Learn about mental health resources in your community

The past year has brought up many emotions, from confusion to worry to anger to sadness. It’s taken a toll on people’s mental health, too: around four in 10 adults in the United States have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the coronavirus pandemic. During May, we recognize the growing importance of mental health, […]

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