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As of Friday, November 8, 2019, Mission Road from 119th Street to 123rd Street is now
OPEN for both NORTH and SOUTH BOUND traffic (with one lane each direction).
MISSION ROAD CONSTRUCTION — 123 TO 127TH STREETS
The section south of 123rd Street to 127th REMAINS NORTH BOUND ONLY
and is Closed to South bound traffic.
ONE WAY TRAFFIC ONLY for Northbound remains in place from 123rd to 127th.
This section of Mission is ONE WAY open to NORTH BOUND ONLY.
Southbound detours are:
Roe Avenue to 127th Street
State Line Road to 133rd Street
J.M. Fahey Construction Company is replacing storm sewer.
The designated detour route will be State Line Road for North and South Bound traffic during the FULL CLOSURE. Expect Delays. Drivers should be alert and follow the posted construction and detour routes.
Thursday, November 7, 2019, Weather permitting, Miles Excavating, Inc. will be installing water main casing across Kenneth Road from 143rd Street to 144th Street. This will be a DAY CLOSURE beginning at 7 AM until the crew is finished. Flagging Operations will be on site for a couple days in order to complete asphalt patching to the roadway after the line is placed. The detour route will be 135th to M-150 or 143rd to Mission Road. Or 151st on the south.
Friday, November 8, 2019, Weather permitting, Miles Excavating, Inc. will be installing water main casing across 143rd Street on the West side of Kenneth Road for approximately 400 feet. This will be a DAY CLOSURE beginning at 7 AM until the crew is finished. Flagging Operations will be on site for a couple days in order to complete asphalt patching to the roadway after the line is placed. The detour route will be 135th or 151st Streets.
Weather permitting, the intersection of 124th at Mission Road (Entrance to Berkshire Subdivision) will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, for storm sewer installation. This closure is expected to take about five (5) working days. This work is in connection with the Mission Road Improvements currently under construction from 119th to 127th.
SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE remains in effect.
Mission Road will remain open in its current northbound only configuration.
Southbound detours are: Roe Avenue to 127th Street
State Line Road to 133rd Street
Monday, November 18 – 6:00pm at Leawood City Hall
Join Leawood Mayor Peggy Dunn and the members of the community for holiday caroling, refreshments and entertainment as the City celebrates the start of the 2019 holiday season by illuminating City Hall at the 22nd Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony.
Come spend the morning with Santa and enjoy an all-you-can-eat pancake, sausage and fruit breakfast!
Bring your wish list for Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick!
Get your picture taken with Santa and view it online at www.leawood.org. Pictures will be available to print for FREE off the Leawood website one week after the event. Pictures will not be given on site.
Fee: $13 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $11
*Children under 12 months are free
Fee includes: Pancake breakfast, holiday craft and photo time visit with Santa
Please choose one session to attend: 8:30-10:00am or 10:30am-12:00pm
(registration is required for head count purposes)
Have a safe and happy holiday season from Leawood Parks & Recreation
Register by November 30. This event has limited space and fills quickly
Halloween candy drop-off locations will be at the Leawood Police department, all three Leawood Fire stations, and the Leawood City hall! Thank you for your donations!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH December 7, 2019
CONTACT: April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157
EVENT: Holiday Traditions on the Prairie at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse
DATE: Saturday, December 7, 2019
TIME: 9:30 am to 1:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Oxford School at Ironwoods Park, 147th and Mission Rd., Leawood, KS
COST: Free Admission
Holiday Traditions on the Prairie at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse
The Oxford School Docents will host “Holiday Traditions on the Prairie at the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse” on Saturday, December 7th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The historic one-room Oxford Schoolhouse is located in Ironwoods Park at 147th & Mission Road, Leawood, KS.
Learn about holiday celebrations on the plains at the turn of the twentieth century. Enjoy refreshments, play games and make crafts based on the holidays of yesteryear. Help string popcorn and cranberries. Join the costumed docents in decorating the tree and singing songs from the past. Old-time musician, Scott Klamm will play traditional American instruments including mountain dulcimer, Appalachian mouth bow, autoharp, guitar and mandolin.
If you are attending the Breakfast with Santa at the Lodge in Ironwoods Park, please visit the schoolhouse while you are in the park. The Prairie Oak Nature center will also hold an open house with activities on this date.
The Oxford School docents encourage people of all ages to attend. Admission is free. For more information about this event or the Historic Oxford Schoolhouse please call (913) 663-9157.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THROUGH November 17, 2019
CONTACT: April Bishop, Cultural Arts Coordinator, (913) 663-9157
EVENT: “Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical” Presented by the Leawood Stage Company
DATE: Thursday, November 14 through Sunday, November 17
TIME: November 14, 15, 16 – 7:30 pm, November 17 – 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Park, 14701 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66224
Leawood Stage Company Presents “Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical”
The Leawood Stage Company is proud to present Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical November 14, 15, 16, at 7:30 pm and November 17 at 2:00 pm inside the Lodge at Ironwoods Park, 14701 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66224.
Nuncrackers, with book music and lyrics by Dan Goggin, is filled with “Nunsense” humor, and some of your favorite carols. The sisters of Mt. Saint Helen’s will present the taping their first “Christmas TV Special” in their convent basement studio (at the Lodge) for Cable Access. It stars the nuns you loved from Nunsense and includes Father Virgil. This wacky show is certain to tickle your funny bone and tug at your heartstrings. Nuncrackers is the perfect way to start your holiday season.
Leawood Stage Company is thrilled to welcome Pamela Klifar for her directorial debut with the company. She is an experienced director and has been involved with prior LSC productions as music director and accompanist.
The divine cast includes:
Kathy Murphy – Sister Mary Regina (Reverend Mother)
Sharon Johnson – Sister Mary Hubert
Alecia Stultz – Sister Robert Anne
Tracy Pratt – Sister Mary Paul (aka Amnesia)
Kate Wiese – Sister Mary Leo
Bill Bergman – Father Virgil Manly Trott
Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical will feature an opportunity to support the community with a toy drive. Bring a new, unwrapped toy and receive free popcorn and a drink.
Weather permitting, on Monday November 4th, 2019, Kissick Construction Company will be performing Phase 2 concrete pavement repairs on 95th Street. The two west bound lanes of 95th Street from Lee Boulevard west to Wenonga (near the Ranch Mart Shopping Center) will be CLOSED. West Bound traffic will be shifted to the east bound lanes, creating a one lane west-bound and one lane east bound traffic condition.
Speed Limits will be reduced to 25 mph.
It is anticipated these lanes will configured this way for approximately two (2) weeks.
Lanes between Lee and State Line Road previously closed in Phase 1 of this work are now OPEN.
On Thursday, October 31, 2019, Lee Boulevard will BE OPEN to through traffic between 95th and 103rd.
Kissick Construction Company will have daily lane restrictions in order to complete the remainder of the road improvements. Expect Delays. Drivers should be alert and follow posted construction signage.
To all Leawood residents,
The frequent and sizable recent rain events are causing water related problems for some of our Johnson County Wastewater customers (JCW).
Thus – I wanted to briefly let you know about the Johnson County Waste System Back-up Prevention Program (BUPP) which has available funds. The program began in 1998 due to large rain events and the Commission has continued to fund the program.
Northeast Johnson County includes some of the oldest areas (greater than 50 years old) and is primarily made up of clay pipes. As these pipes age, cracks can develop allowing rain and groundwater to enter the pipes. Water in basements can be caused by many things other than sanitary sewers including rainwater coming in and around home foundations, blocked foundation drains, or improperly sloped ground around the house.
Johnson County Wastewater wants to help Johnson County residents better protect their homes during these rains. This program is voluntary and provides funding to eligible home owners, so they may install a backup prevention device or make plumbing modifications on their property.
JCW staff will investigate all calls to determine if the water in the basement was due to a sanitary sewer back up or water from some other source.
If you hear from constituents regarding sewer backup issues, please feel to direct them to JCW’s website https://jocogov.org/dept/wastewater/engineering/backup-prevention
Effective Friday July 26, 2019, the Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program will be managed by Cry Wolf Services. It is very important for all of our residents and businesses to understand that the level of Police services provided in response to an alarm will not be affected. All fees associated the False Alarm Reduction Program are controlled by the City. The Police Department continuously works to provide the best possible level of services to the community and we believe this transition is in line with that goal. We have a long standing working relationship with Cry Wolf Services and we are confident in their ability to manage this program with the same level of customer service as you have grown accustomed to.
Contact information for the Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program is:
Cry Wolf customer service: (833)279-5535
Mail: Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program
PO Box 310808
Des Moines, IA 50331-0808
JoCo Quarterly, the county’s external e-newsletter is now moving to a monthly format. This change reflects feedback recently received from residents. The first edition of JoCo Monthly was distributed Wednesday, July 31. Look for future editions at the end of each month.
The Leawood Police Department has free cable gun locks available for residents at
the Justice Center, 4201 Town Center Drive. The locks (limit one per household)
are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you own a firearm, please be a responsible gun owner and make sure it is
Beginning on May 1, 2019, most Leawood Governing Body meetings will start at 7:00 p.m. If there is a work session scheduled prior to the regular meeting, the regular meeting will commence at 7:30 p.m. An easy way to verify the starting time is to click here.
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Kansas Department of Revenue
7600-D W. 119th Street
Overland Park, KS 66210