Weekly Update

City of Osawatomie Municipal Newsletter

City Council Reminders

Regular Meeting
Memorial Hall
April 28, 2022 @ 6:30p
Regular Meeting
Memorial Hall
May 12, 2022 @ 6:30p
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Work finished this week on the temporary shoring at 510 Main Street, which suffered a partial collapse of the back exterior wall earlier this month. Legacy Contractors performed the emergency safety and stabilization work alongside architect Barney Schwabauer. Both 500 and 510 Main Street were purchased by the City of Osawatomie in 2022 as part of ongoing downtown development planning and other project planning.
Osawatomie High School is hosting the 2022 Prom downtown this year, which means the amazing Osawatomie Prom Walk-In tradition will be setup along the Main Street corridor! Beginning around 4:30pm, Main Street will be blocked from 5th Street to 7th Street, including the 6th Street intersection. The walk-in
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procession will line up at Osawatomie Middle School and travel along 5th before turning down Main Street to head toward The Cornerstone : By Clique's Events LLC! The public is invited to set up in and around the 6th and Main intersection for viewing the red carpet. For student safety, there will be no public parking available in the 500 or 600 blocks of Main Street until walk-in is over and the area is cleared.
John Brown's Birthday Party

John Brown's Birthday Party

Join Us at John Brown Memorial Park for a Big Birthday Blowout for our own local legend: abolitionist John Brown! Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 10:00am – 5:00pm Special Birthday Party Tours of the Adair Cabin, lead by Mary Buster (the great-great-granddaughter of Samuel and Florella Adair) all day! Entertainment, Games, and Crafts from 12:00pm – 3:00pm LIVE Bands Start at …

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Big Congratulations are due for our locals that were recognized at the recent To the Stars: Celebrating Kansas Businesses Luncheon for the South East Region. Great job to both the Wright Way Homes crew for being recognized in the Innovative Business Category as well as Jordy
Goff with Our Clique Photography for being recognized in the 30 and Under Entrepreneur Category! You’re doing great things for Osawatomie! #ToTheStarsKS
The First Option Bank Trusted Foundation has awarded the Osawatomie Police Department a grant for a new drone program. The Police Department would like to extend its appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to First Option Bank, the C. Lyman & Ingrid Smith Charitable Foundation, the June
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Everhart Foundation, and the Velma Kelly Charitable Trust. The drone program will be utilized to assist community first responders in search and rescue efforts, crime scene analysis, event monitoring, disaster response, and more.
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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 …

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John Brown Jamboree 2.0 Parade Signups Open Now

Lot and Alley Closed Due to Public Safety Concerns

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 …

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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. Yard-Maintenance-FlyerDownload

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Yard Maintenance Reminder for Homeowners and Tenants

Osawatomie Police Department Calls for Service Reports

The Osawatomie Police Department records all calls for service and compiles regular reports on activity within the City of Osawatomie. An archive of those reports can be found on our website. For more information on the reports or incidents mentioned, please contact the Osawatomie Police Department directly.

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TextMyGov Resident Support

This text-based software allows residents to search information, ask questions, or report issues in the community directly from their phone's regular messaging app. Text the words "Hi," "Hello," or "Hey" to 913-557-8777 to check out the program. We'll be making continuous updates to the prompts and flows as we learn more about the community's needs and preferences, so don't be discouraged if something isn't in place just yet -- we're working on it!
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Residents interested in receiving text notifications from the City can text "OZGENERAL" to 91896 for general alerts or "OZALERTS" to 91896 for emergency alerts!
Utility Drop Box Temporarily Relocating
While we continue work on the new website, certain functions may be unavailable. Please call us at 913-755-2146 and we'd be glad to help you access the information you need.
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