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Month: May 2021

June 2021 Food Truck Calendar

City Staff has set the first calendar for food trucks coming during the month of June (2021) to gorgeous downtown Osawatomie. Each truck will operate from 11:00am to 7:00pm, unless otherwise noted.

If you operate a mobile food or beverage business and you’d like to make an appearance on an upcoming calendar, please get in contact with a member of the City Clerk’s office! We’d love to feature you!

Trucks may alter their schedule due to weather or supply, and advanced notice may not be available. Additions and corrections to this calendar may be made at any time, for any reason. This calendar should not be construed as final or absolute.

Thank you for your continued support of this wonderful program!

Temporary Limited Building Permit and Inspection Services

Due to staff absence in our Building and Codes Department, we’re going to have limited building permit and inspection availability from Friday May 28th to Wednesday June 9th, 2021.Please call ahead and speak to Dave Ellis for permitting or inspection needs!

Dave Ellis
Code Enforcement Officer
913-755-2146 ext. 114

Summer Safety Tips #2

It’s Building Safety Month and today’s tips are all about FIRE SAFETY! Summer is fireworks season, campfires, lanterns, tiki torches, and all sorts of other light-up-the-night activities. Visit Building Safety Month to learn more about how to keep you and your loved ones safe during summer fun.

Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

The International Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more. We come together to support Building Safety Month because we understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.

All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society’s best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe.

City Council Meeting Location Change

The regularly scheduled meeting of Osawatomie City Council has been moved to the City Auditorium for May 27th, 2021. Due to inclement weather and heavy morning rain, the Council will no longer be meeting at the Mile Zero Trailhead for the Flint Hills Trail to celebrate the achievements of the Trail Task Force.

Task Force members will instead be recognized during the meeting inside the Auditorium, and will share a celebratory meal with members of the Governing Body ahead of the regular Council meeting.

Mayor Mark Govea will call the regular meeting to order at 6:30pm.

Solicitor’s Permit

We had a visitor today! Jonathon Huffman was approved for a solicitor’s permit and will be going door to door today and tomorrow (5/21/2021 and 5/22/2021) to talk about Dish Network’s TV and Internet packages.

Thank you, Jonathon, for obtaining a permit and introducing yourself to us!

Summer Safety Tips #1

It’s Building Safety Month and today’s tips are all about backyard and pool safety! Visit Building Safety Month to learn more about how to keep you and your loved ones safe during summer fun.

Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May to raise awareness about building safety. This campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes, and helps individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.

The International Code Council, its 64,000 members, and a diverse partnership of professionals from the building construction, design and safety communities come together with corporations, government agencies, professional associations and nonprofits to promote building safety through proclamations, informational events, legislative briefings and more. We come together to support Building Safety Month because we understand the need for safe and sustainable structures where we live, work and play.

All communities need building codes to protect their citizens from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. Building codes are society’s best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe.

May 27th, 2021

Consent Agenda ; Proclamation ; Public Hearing: Condemnation ; Resolutions 879-884 ; Ordinance 3796

PLEASE NOTE that this meeting of City Council was originally scheduled to take place at the Mile Zero Trailhead of the Flint Hills Trail at 1400 South Street, Osawatomie KS. DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, this meeting will instead occur in the City Auditorium located next door to City Hall at 439 Main Street.

A DRAFT of the City Council Agenda and supplemental packet is available below.

COVID-19 Mask Mandate: Repealed

NEWS RELEASE
May 14, 2021

CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY VOTES TO REPEAL MASK ORDINANCE

Osawatomie, Kansas – At the regularly scheduled meeting on May 13th, 2021, the Governing Body of the City of Osawatomie unanimously voted to approve Ordinance No. 3795, which formally repeals Ordinance No. 3783. Per City of Osawatomie policy, this action by City Council will go into effect after the Ordinance is published in the Miami County Republic on May 19th, 2021.

Beginning on May 19th, masks and other face coverings will no longer be required in public spaces. Businesses and other private industries may, at their discretion, request that customers and/or staff members continue the practice at their facilities.

The City of Osawatomie continues to encourage residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine if they are eligible, and will assist any interested resident make the appropriate contact with the Miami County Health Department.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Sam Moon
[email protected]
913-755-2146 x 103