The City of Osawatomie is constantly looking for new and efficient ways to keep our residents updated on all the happenings of the city — from our Weekly Newsletter and YouTube reports to text subscriptions and social media updates. We’re always on the move! Keep reading to learn about the different ways you can “opt in” to receiving City of Osawatomie alerts.
Looking to Report an Issue?
In an effort to increase communication and ease of access for our residents, the City of Osawatomie is excited to introduce TextMyGov – a smart-technology texting tool that nearly all residents will be able to use regardless of their internet access. Using any mobile phone, residents can text in keywords and report anything from a roaming animal to a power outage. This works in much the same way as our Fix-It Form, but it’s a much simpler report for residents and the program offers so much more!
With this software, residents are able to text in keywords (like Clerk, Utilities, or Cemetery) and the AI-technology can offer 24/7 assistance with finding contact information, directing to links on our website, or other information as requested.
Forgot the link for online utility bill payment? Text “PAY BILL” to (913) 557-8777!
Looking to report a pot hole on your block? Text “POT HOLE” to (913) 557-8777 and follow the prompts! Staff monitors reports coming in and can follow-up via text message with updated information, to ask questions, or to confirm a problem has been resolved.
Quick, easy, efficient.
In addition, this technology allows us to push out text message notifications to any subscribed residents. This notification system can be used for non-emergent notices like a change in City Council location or a last-minute change to a City event, and can also be used in times of emergency or unusual circumstance. Both subscription options are currently available!
Looking for the Latest News?
The City of Osawatomie releases a brief, weekly municipal newsletter every Friday afternoon that covers a variety of topics important to the community including City Council actions, upcoming events, feedback requests, Chamber of Commerce updates, and more. Signing up for the newsletter ensures that the latest news about your hometown shows up in your inbox every week, straight from the source.
The City of Osawatomie also distributes a quarterly printed newsletter inside the Miami County Republic! This newsletter is a four-page full-color glossy insert that can be found in the middle of the paper alongside other advertisements and special sections. The quarterly news is a longer-format newsletter for residents who might not have access to social media or other digital communications and it aims to highlight or summarize the Big Happenings in our community like budgets, street programs, and other important updates. Digital copies of the quarterly newspaper can be found here after their initial printing.
If you’re interested in keeping on top of County alerts and other regional emergency communications, Everbridge Citizen Alert is the way to go!
Looking for County Notices?
Miami County keeps residents and businesses informed of emergencies and other time-sensitive information through Everbridge, a high-speed emergency notification solution provided by Emergency Communications Network. The Miami County Sheriff’s Office uses Everbridge to quickly and effectively keep the community informed of time sensitive information that may impact Miami County or specific neighborhoods and communities, like the City of Osawatomie.
The Miami County Sheriff’s Office and City Officials will use the Everbridge system to keep you informed of emergency information that may impact your safety by sending you telephone calls, text messages and emails. Messages may regard evacuations, police activity, missing children, boil water notices or other information that you are asked to take immediate action or precautions for. Make sure to tell family, friends and co-workers who live in Miami County about this free service and encourage them to enroll. Click here for more information from Miami County about Everbridge.