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City Council Reminders

Memorial Hall
June 23, 2022 @ 5:00p
Regular Meeting
Memorial Hall
June 23, 2022 @ 6:30p
6.17.2022 CMR
On April 14, 2022, at a regular meeting of City Council, the City of Osawatomie Governing Body unanimously voted to approve the recognition of Juneteenth as a holiday within the City of Osawatomie. From WhiteHouse.gov: "On June 19, 1865 — nearly nine decades after our Nation’s founding, and more than 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation — …

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Tire Collection Day 2022

Tire Collection Day 2022

The annual Tire Collection Day for the City of Osawatomie is rapidly approaching! Tire Collection Day is one of several annual or semi-annual service days provided through the city's contract with Waste Management, our solid waste and recycling partner. This year's Tire Collection Day is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd, 2022. Check the event for more information!

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City Announces New Director of Public Works

City Announces New Director of Public Works

The City of Osawatomie welcomes a new Director of Public Works to its leadership team this summer following the retirement of incumbent director Bill Roseberry. Local resident Michele Silsbee will assume the role of Director effective July 5th, 2022. In her new role, Silsbee will manage the City’s public works infrastructure and improvement projects, including storm water, street and alley …

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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED AGAIN! The City of Osawatomie is seeking applicants for a newly established Arts Commission! At the May 12th, 2022, regular meeting of City Council, the Governing Body approved a resolution outlining the establishment of a public arts commission to help develop and implement public art and arts-and-culture activities and programming within the City of Osawatomie. City staff will be accepting applications …

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Main Event Flyer
2022 BBall
2022 Baby Contest
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Multi-platinum recording artist Sara Evans is headed to Osawatomie City Lake! This Nashville superstar, the fifth most-played female country music artist, will be the headlining act for the 2022 Lights on the Lake festival!
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This is a limited-ticketed event. Your ticket will gain you access to all the activities that day at the lake, including the huge fireworks spectacular over the lake following the concert. Scan the QR Code to get your tickets today!

Check out the event on Facebook to learn more.
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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!
Residents interested in receiving text notifications from the City can text "OZGENERAL" to 91896 for general alerts or "OZALERTS" to 91896 for emergency alerts!

City Debuts New Logo, Branding

There's only ONE Osawatomie. A resolution for a rebranding contract was first introduced in May of 2021 at a regular meeting of City Council. City staff presented the idea at the beginning of the Oz Commons Downtown Revitalization Planning Project, known as Oz Commons, and noted that the current logo was lacking in unique identifiers for such a unique community. …

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