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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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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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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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Explore and celebrate Overland Park through the #OP60SelfieChallenge

This summer, Overland Park’s 60th anniversary is going to be all about you exploring OP! The #OP60SelfieChallenge launches June 3. Go out and explore your favorite OP parks, monuments, and attractions, snap some selfies, and share them on social media for your chance to win! Participate by yourself, or bring your friends, family, or your […]

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Share your story ideas for “20 in ’20” history project

To celebrate OP60, the City of Overland Park’s 60th anniversary, Overland Park will be telling the 20 biggest stories in the city’s history. We need to hear from you, Overland Park’s residents, workers, business owners, visitors, and more. Share your thoughts below on the biggest stories of Overland Park’s history. Stories could include major events […]

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U.S. 69 Improvements at top of KDOT list

Expansion of U.S. 69 Highway from 103rd St. south to 151st St. is the state’s top-rated highway project. On Thursday, Kansas Department of Transportation released its list of rated projects as part of the newly created Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program (IKE). Major highway projects worth $1.6 billion are being added to KDOT’s development pipeline where […]

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New Ward 4 Council Member sworn in

Monday night the Overland Park City Council appointed a new council member for Ward 4, Stacie Gram. The City Council appointed Gram to fill a vacant City Council seat following a selection process through Council Vacancy Screening Committee and Committee of the Whole interviews. City Clerk Elizabeth Kelley swore in Council Member Gram at the […]

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Council Vacancy Screening Committee to interview eight candidates

Overland Park’s City Council Vacancy Screening Committee will interview eight residents who applied for the open Ward 4 City Council position. The committee met on Monday night and discussed the applications of 12 residents, prioritizing those with local public service experience. The eight candidates to be interviewed are: Steven Baru Ashley D. Bieck William (Bill) […]

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