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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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Deadline approaching for 2020 pet licenses

Have you submitted a pet license application for your furry friend yet? The deadline to do so is June 30, and you can register online, via mail, or in person. Pet licensing assures your pet is safe against rabies, as proof of a rabies vaccination is required to register your pet. It also helps animal […]

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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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Summer Overview in your mailbox

Overview is the city’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods, recreational and environmental news. The Overview Summer 2020 features articles about The 2021 budget process, which begins in June The City’s 60th Anniversary Bicycle patrols from the Overland Park Police Department Steps […]

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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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Outdoor pools to remain closed for 2020 season

In the interest of public health and safety, Overland Park’s five outdoor public pools will not open for the 2020 summer season. The Overland Park City Council voted Monday night to keep Bluejacket, Marty, Stonegate, and Young’s Pools and Tomahawk Ridge Aquatic Center closed. All five outdoor pools were scheduled to be open Memorial Day […]

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Memorial services to affect traffic

Tuesday and Wednesday, memorial services for Officer Mike Mosher will affect traffic near College and Metcalf. Tuesday during Officer Mosher’s drive-thru visitation at the Overland Park Convention Center from 4-6 p.m. During Tuesday’s visitation, 110th Street will be closed between Woodson and Lamar (north of the Overland Park Convention Center) to allow for visitation traffic.  […]

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