Weekly Update

City of Osawatomie Municipal Newsletter

Dates to Remember

City Council Meeting
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February 11th, 2021
City Council Meeting
CANCELLED
February 25th, 2021

PSP Grant Process Underway

In 2020, the City of Osawatomie was awarded a Planning Sustainable Places (PSP) Planning Grant from Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) to assist our community in planning a revitalization of our downtown district and create new multi-modal pathways to connect our community to our historic sites, transportation corridors, and the new trailhead.

A volunteer committee of community stakeholders, such as members of PRIDE, the Ministerial Association, City Council, the school district, and our Planning and Zoning board, met this week to interview the top four firms out of the eight proposals originally submitted.

The winning firm will come under contract with MARC and the City as a planning consultant and start getting their hands into the needs of the community right away.
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They'll be looking to see what industries the community is lacking, how traffic flow could be improved for all methods of transportation (including pedestrians) and much more.

Be on the lookout for more information on this process over the next several months! We'll need a wide range of feedback at every turn, and public engagement will never be more critical.

The planning firm will work with City Staff and the stakeholder committee to host events and informational pop-ups throughout town to help get the word out to every resident in Osawatomie.
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Click here to see a digital version of The Pitch's February 2021 edition.

Atwater's interview is included in a 4+ page spread about our man Brown.
Museum Curator and local historian Grady Atwater, unlike the rest of us, has had a supremely busy pandemic. As national and international media repeatedly turns its attention to John Brown and his plight to end slavery (from the Showtime hit series "The Good Lord Bird" to a new, critically acclaimed historical novel titled "The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom"), there's been renewed interest in our historical little hamlet. Atwater has been busy fielding interviews with regional newspapers, colleges, and special interest groups across the country. His latest interview with The Pitch KC is featured in their February issue, which you can browse digitally.

Thank you, Grady, for always jumping at the opportunity to bring Osawatomie into the spotlight!

Miami County Comp Plan

You’re invited (and encouraged!) to attend the Miami County Comprehensive Plan Public Open House #1. You’ll be able to share insights, talk with the planning team, and review initial ideas and concepts about the future of the county.

This open house will be hosted at the Osawatomie Municipal Auditorium from 5:30pm - 8:00pm on Thursday, February 25th, 2021! Masks and social distancing are required.
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Need a reminder? Click here to RSVP to the event on Facebook!

This event is FREE to the public and a great opportunity to learn more about what's happening in our community.
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.

Coming Soon from the Osawatomie Chamber of Commerce

Wright Way Homes
Ribbon Cutting
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February 9th, 2021
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Legislative Coffee
at OHS Auditorium
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February 13th, 2021
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