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Bird scooters and e-bikes land in Overland Park

There’s a new option for residents and visitors to flock to Overland Park destinations – shared electric scooters and e-bikes from the Los Angeles, Calif.-based Bird Rides. “I am excited to welcome Bird to Overland Park. These scooters are a great option for a fun ride, or they can replace a car trip to work […]

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Spring 2022 Overview hits mailboxes soon

Overview is the City’s quarterly newsletter for residents. It includes news, things to see and do in Overland Park, valuable information for neighborhoods and recreational and environmental news. The Overview Spring 2022 features articles about: Updates to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, coming this summer Information about a new pilot program for permits to raise backyard chickens Introduction […]

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Overland Park begins search for next city manager

The City of Overland Park is recruiting a new City Manager. The City Council approved a for the position at Monday’s meeting, after reviewing a preliminary draft and suggesting changes in January. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, the executive recruitment firm selected by the City Council, will work to share the recruitment profile with candidates nationwide over […]

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New LED bulbs lighting the way on major City streets

The City is making streetlights more energy efficient. Public Works is working with contractors to convert streetlights on most major streets to LED bulbs, which will last longer, conserve energy and save the City money on energy costs. This effort includes major thoroughfare and collector streets, including Antioch, Metcalf, 95th Street, 135th Street and more. […]

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Farmers’ Market returns to expanded pavilion site

The Overland Park Farmers’ Market will return to 7950 Marty Street this year, but you may notice some changes for continued safe operations. The 2022 market layout will expand the footprint of the overall market out from under the Farmers’ Market pavilion and into nearby parking lots and onto Marty Street. Portions of Marty Street […]

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New pilot program allows many residents to raise chickens

City Council has approved a new pilot program allowing many Overland Park residents to raise chickens. Under the program, residents will be able to apply for a permit to raise chickens at single and two-family residences. The pilot program launches March 1 and will run for two years. Previously, a resident would need a special […]

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Land a seasonal job with your city this summer

Whether you are looking to make some extra money over summer break or seeking an additional part-time job, now is your opportunity to serve your community. The City of Overland Park is currently hiring for a variety of seasonal positions. Work at City facilities across Overland Park, including Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead, Scheels Overland Park […]

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Work begins on new small business grant

The City of Overland Park will begin an engagement phase of a new small business rescue program scheduled to launch in Spring 2022. The Overland Park Small Business Rescue Program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The City intends to spend $3 million in ARPA funds to assist qualified small businesses […]

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Mayor encourages blood donation amid shortage

During a visit to the Community Blood Center of Kansas City today, Mayor Curt Skoog encouraged Overland Park residents to consider donating blood amid the recent blood shortage. The American Red Cross reports that the United States is in its worst blood shortage in more than a decade, largely because of the cancellation of large […]

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OPCAT off to a fetching start

The Overland Park Crisis Action Team has hit the ground running in 2022, and there’s already a new four-legged team member on board. The behavioral health unit, known as OPCAT, welcomed Critical Incident Response Team K-9 Haven. Chief Frank Donchez swore Haven in to the Department at last night’s Public Safety committee meeting. OPCAT began […]

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