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Month: April 2022

April 28th, 2022

Consent Agenda ; Presentations, Proclamations, and Appointments ; New Business ; Executive Session ; Reports

Agenda and supplemental material uploaded here are are considered draft materials until the final materials are presented to the Governing Body at the City Council meeting.

John Brown Jamboree 2.0 Parade Signups Open Now

The 2022 John Brown Jamboree parade is scheduled for Thursday, June 16th, at 7:00pm. Like in previous years, the parade will run down Main Street from 1st to 12th and the public is invited to line the corridor and celebrate the community. The parade theme celebrates the history of the John Brown Jamboree festival, so break out the nostalgia and have fun! If you’re interested in participating in the 2022 parade, please fill out the form linked below.


For more information on the rest of the planned festivities for John Brown Jamboree 2.0 in 2022, please visit them on Facebook or email members of the volunteer-based committee [email protected]

The John Brown Jamboree is part of the City of Osawatomie’s four Signature Events series, along with the Lights on the Lake, Freedom Festival, and Border War BBQ.

April 18th, 2022

A Special Meeting of the Osawatomie City Council has been requested so that members of the Governing Body may take a tour of the Baldwin City Solar Array alongside members of City staff. This tour will not include any action items from the Governing Body and is for educational purposes. Councilmembers will be meeting at Osawatomie City Hall before traveling to Baldwin City.

Lot and Alley Closed Due to Public Safety Concerns

The City of Osawatomie has closed a public parking lot and expanded the closure of the alleyway between Parker Ave and Main Street in the 500 block.

Due to the unexpected partial collapse of a building’s exterior wall facing the alley, a portion of the alley AND the entire public parking lot north of the 500 block of Main Street have been blocked off in the interest of public safety. The closures are indicated by yellow highlight below.

Residents visiting the post office are advised to use the Parker Avenue parking stalls until the lot is reopened. The alley has been partially closed for a few weeks now, but the area of closure has expanded. There will be no thru-access via the parking lot.

Staff is on-site and working with our team of engineers and contractors to determine the scope of work and damage. Please avoid the area.

Yard Maintenance Reminder for Homeowners and Tenants

Spring has sprung, and rain and warmer weather means the grass is growing! As we head outdoors to enjoy the beautiful weather, our Code and Nuisance Department wants to remind everyone of their yard maintenance responsibilities. See the informational flyer below for more information and reminders about our City Code and resources available.