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Welcome to the new opkansas.org!

The City of Overland Park has a new website that will better serve residents, businesses, and visitors in our community. The primary goal of the website project was to give www.opkansas.org an updated look and feel. The City’s website was last fully redesigned in 2008. The updated site includes more images and video, is easier […]

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Snow crews preparing for potential of snowy winter

Overland Park’s snow crews are preparing for the upcoming winter. Plow drivers are practicing this month on an obstacle course near the old Metcalf South Mall site at 97th and Metcalf. The course is meant to help drivers prepare for the agility and maneuvering required to drive a plow truck, and for the technical skills […]

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City Council approves ordinance extending protection to LGBTQ people in Overland Park

Monday night, the City of Overland Park City Council passed an ordinance extending protection against discrimination for people who live, work, and play in Overland Park. HRC-3266 prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation on the basis of sexual identity or gender orientation. Race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, military status, genetic […]

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Save lives by replacing smoke detectors every ten years

A new public service announcement from the Overland Park Fire Department highlights the importance of replacing not just your smoke detector’s batteries, but the device itself. Smoke detectors should be replaced every ten years. In the new announcement, released in conjunction with fire prevention week in Overland Park, Fire Department officials asked Overland Park residents […]

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Overland Park Council chamber filled with residents waiting speak on non-discrimination ordinance at community development committee meeting

Mayor calls meeting to discuss non-discrimination ordinance

Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach is calling for a special meeting of the City Council Committee of the Whole at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7 at City Hall to discuss a proposed non-discrimination ordinance. Mayor Gerlach is bringing forward a proposal following a Sept. 4, 2019 meeting of the City Council’s Community Development Committee, […]

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Planning organization recognizes Forward OP

The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association has awarded Forward OP, Overland Park’s community vision and strategic plan, with its 2019 Pioneer award. The award recognizes institutions that have demonstrated creativity and innovation by using planning to meet a community need or solve a public problem. Forward OP was developed in 2018 with a […]

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College Boulevard going on a diet in 2020

The City Council Committee of the Whole gave its endorsement to a plan to add on-street parking and reduce through traffic lanes along College Boulevard between Metcalf and Nall last night. Starting with a study City Council began considering a “road diet” for College Boulevard after adopting the OP Central College and Metcalf Study, a […]

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Warrants cancelled, fees waived at amnesty event

Overland Park’s Municipal Court is participating in a county-wide warrant amnesty event. Individuals with a warrant may appear in court to have their warrant canceled and warrant fee waived during the event, which runs from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. the following dates: September 9-13 September 16-20 September 23-25 Those who appear in court during […]

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OP hosts lecture on the small scale development movement

On August 13, 2019 Overland Park held a public lecture at the Overland Park Convention Center on increasing housing choices through small scale development. This lecture and discussion of small scale development are part of a larger effort by the City of Overland Park to conduct a preliminary review of its policies that support different housing products. […]

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New chief information officer to start September 25

Tony Sage is set to become the City of Overland Park’s new chief information officer on Sept. 25, following a national search. “I’m excited to bring my experience to Overland Park. Overland Park has an excellent reputation as one of the top public agencies in Kansas City,” said Sage. “Through strategic technology innovation, I hope […]

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