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Apply Now: Library Board of Trustees

The Osawatomie City Council invites individuals to apply to serve on the Library Board of Trustees. If you love the library and all the great and wonderful services it provides the community, we’d love to talk to you about becoming a Library Board Trustee. To view the general responsibilities and duties of a Board member, see the file linked below.

If you’re interested in the appointment, please download and complete the Public Service Application below and email it to:

Sam Moon
Vice-Chairman
Board of Trustees
[email protected]

OR

Deliver a paper copy to:

City Hall
439 Main Street
Osawatomie, KS

USD #367 BoE and City Council Joint Meeting

The Governing Body for the City of Osawatomie will be hosting a joint meeting with USD #367 Board of Education members on Monday, June 14th, at Osawatomie High School. No action items for the City of Osawatomie will be entertained. This meeting is an opportunity for both parties to discuss mutually beneficial plans and ideas for the upcoming year, and to create a better partnership.

The meeting is open to the public and school staff will be assisting with the online audio broadcast for interested parties.

Mosquito Treatment Update

MOSQUITO TREATMENT COMING SOON

  • Mosquito treatment cannot be scheduled in advance. As we’ve done in previous years, the City will treat on an as-needed basis as weather conditions and demand requires.
  • The City plans to treat THURSDAY evening (6/10/2021) of this week, weather permitting!
  • The City will treat ONLY in the late evening. We do our best to post on our Facebook page and website in advance of when we plan to treat.


Commonly Asked Questions:


Why only “as-needed”?

In an effort to not waste resources, the City instead has been using more larvacides (which treat the water and help prevent mosquitoes from emerging as biting adults), but will continue treating with the fogging adulticide to help eradicate the biting adults.

How dangerous are these chemicals?

We recommend keeping pets and children out of the yard for at least an hour after treatment just as a precaution, and we ask that you close your windows before treatment begins. We only treat between in the late evening, usually between the hours of 9:00pm and 1:00am after most other desirables (like butterflies and bees) have “gone home” for the night. The dosage of adulticide used in treatment is specially formulated to target those ultra-lightweight mosquitoes, and they are 100x more susceptible to it than the average weight honey bee.

What can I do to help my neighborhood?

The most impactful thing you can do is to locate and address sources of standing water on your property by either emptying the container regularly or using bacterial insecticide, which is safe, inexpensive and available at many hardware stores. Common sources of standing water include:

Rain gutters
Wading pools
Bird baths

Old tires
Wheelbarrows
Boats

Pet and livestock dishes or troughs
Water holding low areas
Garbage can lids

If you have questions about our mosquito treatment procedure, please call our Public Works Department at 913-755-4525

City Wide Garage Sale Weekend 2021

City Wide Garage Sale has been set for June 12th and 13th, 2021! Sponsored by Osawatomie PIE, this community event helps raise money for local schools. Read on for complete information!

Please complete the form linked at the bottom and mail or deliver with payment to

Partners In Education
c/o Rachael Giles
404 12th Street
Osawatomie, KS 66064.

To be included in the sale listings for June 11th, registration forms must be received by Wednesday, June 9th. Checks should be made out to “Partners In Education.” The information provided (except phone number) will be attached to the 2021 flier, which includes listings by street address and basic map. Please list the address where the sale is located. Be sure to include special directions to your sale if you live outside the Osawatomie city limits.

You may pick up a flag at the City Auditorium on Friday, June 11, between 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm to place in your yard during your garage sale. Flags will identify you as a participant in the citywide sales.

This year’s sale is sponsored by Partners In Education, the local nonprofit parent-teacher organization. By participating, you are helping to support Osawatomie schools. Local youth groups also help run the sale and earn a percentage of the event’s proceeds.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDELINES FOR LEFTOVERS

Those who have registered their sales may donate leftover sale items between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, June 12th by bringing them to the City Auditorium.

(Sorry, but we no longer accept any sale-day leftovers from those who have not paid to register. If you would like to contribute items ahead of time, please see the donation guidelines on the front and the list of items not accepted.)

NOT ACCEPTED

Broken/non working household items, furniture, unusable clothing, tires, construction waste, paint, chemicals, batteries, weapons, large appliances

DROP-OFF DEADLINE

All leftover items must be dropped off by 4 p.m. so volunteers can get everything sorted and put out for the Sunday sale. Items dropped off after the deadline may be refused, or the person dropping off late items may be asked to stay and put them out.

NO RAIN DATE

Please note that due to the number of people involved in making this weekend a success, there is no way to provide a rain date for garage sale participants.

Tire Pickup Day 2021

Waste Management’s community cleanup days continues on June 24th with the annual tire pickup! Each resident is allowed to set out a maximum of six (6) car or truck tires on the curb for pickup. Tractor tires are not permitted, and all tires must be taken off the rims. Waste Management asks that you keep tires separate from the rest of your household trash.

Tires need to be CURBSIDE by 6:00am!

Click Here for the 2021 service calendar.

Summer Safety Tips #3

It’s Building Safety Month and today’s tips are about DISASTER SAFETY! It’s never fun to think about, but natural disasters can happen in the blink of an eye; out-of-control grass fires, tornadoes, flooding, and earthquakes are just a few of the natural disasters that could strike our area, and it’s always a good idea to be prepared. Visit Building Safety Month to learn more about how to keep you and your loved ones safe in the face of a natural disaster.

Building Safety Month is an international campaign that takes place in May (we’re stretching ours into the summer season, too!) 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.

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.