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Road Construction: Mission Road (119th Street to 127th Street) - UPDATED 06/02/2020

Mission Road from 123rd to 127th continues to be limited to ONE WAY Traffic, heading North as the contractor finishes grading and restoration.

The asphalt overlay is complete, and the striping will take place mid-June, right before the construction wraps up on June 15th.

Road Construction: 143rd & Kenneth Improvements Planned for June 3rd, 2020

On Monday, March 30, 2020: Miles Excavating, Inc. CLOSED 143RD Street and Kenneth Road as
well as 143rd Street- Kenneth Road to Overbrook Road to complete construction improvements.

WEATHER dependent, on JUNE 3, 2020, Miles Excavating will OPEN:

  • Kenneth Road to unrestricted traffic.
  • 143rd Street will be open between Camden Woods Business Center entrances to the Missouri State Line.
  • Overbrook Road will be opened to unrestricted traffic.

AND on JUNE 3rd, Miles Excavating will CLOSE:

  • 143rd Street between Camden Woods Business Center to Windsor Road.
  • Aberdeen at 143rd Street.
  • Camden Woods residents will have to access the neighborhood from 144th Street at Kenneth or Windsor Road through the Steeplechase Subdivision.
  • Camden Woods Business Center will access their lot off of 143rd Street.

THIS next phase from Camden Woods Business Center to Windsor expected to be until OCTOBER 31, 2020.

DETOUR ROUTES:

  • On the north side of the project the detour routes will be set on 135th Street to Mission Road.
  • On the south side of the project the detour routes will be set on 151st Street to Mission Road.

Press Release

2020 Residential Mill and Overlay Program

This year, the subdivisions of Whitehorse, Pavilions, Patrician Woods, Verona Gardens, and Leawood Meadows are on the schedule to be milled and overlayed by O’Donnell and Sons/Superior Bowen Construction Company, with some spot curb repair by the Leawood Maintenance Department.

The spot curb repair has already begun, and the mill and overlay will begin early to mid-June, progressing through the subdivisions in the order listed.  The entire project should be complete by the end of July, weather permitting.

Leawood Stage Company Cancels Summer Musical Production of ``Drowsy Chaperone``

The Leawood Stage Company and the City of Leawood are sad to announce the cancellation of the
summer musical production of “Drowsy Chaperone”. In order to keep our cast, staff, musicians and
volunteers safe from COVID-19 we must cancel at this time. This show was originally scheduled to run
July 9-12 and 16-18.

Just like the spring production of “Civil War”, we hope to be able to secure the rights to the musical
“Drowsy Chaperone” for the 2021 season. Both productions were thoughtfully selected by the LSC
Board of Directors. The shows, though opposite in their style, both should become audience favorites.

“Civil War” is a sad but moving examination of the War Between the States and “Drowsy Chaperone” is
a charmingly witty reminiscence of old Broadway musicals.

We would like to thank the show Director, Kevin Bogan and his talented staff for the time committed in
planning this production. Thank you to all of the amazing people that auditioned. We will post plans for
rescheduling the show on our website at www.leawoodstageco.org.

Our fall production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is scheduled for October 15-18 and
22-25. It is our dearest hope that the Corona Virus will be a part of the nation’s history at that time and
that we will be able to return to a life where social gatherings are not a dangerous experience. Please
check our website for more information about this show.

Be safe and please follow the guidelines recommended by the National and Local government to keep
all of us healthy.

Sincerely,
Michael Blinn
Board of Directors Chairman
Leawood Stage Company

Safety Tips for Those Hitting the Streets

Leawood citizens have done a great job with the state’s ‘stay-at-home’ order, but there comes a time when you just have to escape and the recent spring weather has made walking/running outside a popular escape. With this in mind, here are some safety tips with so many walking/running outdoors:

  • Pedestrians have the right of way: when they are on sidewalks, when they are crossing a street in a marked crosswalk or at a corner.
  • Pedestrians do NOT have the right of way if they are crossing in the middle of a block.
  • Pedestrians must obey traffic control devices (lights) – use the crosswalk signals at signal controlled intersections for your safety.
  • Pedestrians should be using a sidewalk/trail if it is available. If you have to walk in the street, walk FACING traffic – see for yourself that oncoming drivers see you and aren’t on their cell phone.
  • Don’t forget to wear bright colors – it will brighten up your day and help insure drivers see you.

Take care and stay healthy!

COVID-19 and the City of Leawood's Recruitment and Hiring Process

The City of Leawood is still accepting and reviewing applications received for all open posted positions. Due to COVID-19 and in conjunction with the State of Kansas’s “stay home” order, the City of Leawood’s recruitment and hiring process may be delayed or altered. We encourage all interested applicants to continue to apply to any posted position(s).

Road Closure: 143rd STREET and KENNETH ROAD - March 30, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020: Miles Excavating, Inc. WILL CLOSE 143RD Street and Kenneth Road as well as 143rd Street- Kenneth Road to Overbrook Road to complete construction improvements.

ACCESS TO 143RD STREET: Wyandotte/143rd Street will be closed between 150 Hwy and Aberdeen Road.
Businesses east of Kenneth Road will have access off Kenneth Road from the north to 142nd Street to 141st Ter. to Wyandotte Street.

KENNETH ROAD: Kenneth Road is closed between 142nd Street and 145th Street.

Camden Woods residents will have to exit at Aberdeen Road to 143rd Street west. 144th Street is closed for the duration of this project.

Leabrooke residents will have to exit at 145th Street to Kenneth Road south or through Steeplechase.

Camden Woods Center will have business access off 143rd Street from the West.

OVERBROOK ROAD: Will be closed at 142nd Street.
Businesses along this route will have access off Kenneth Road from the north to 142nd Street to Overbrook Road.
This will be the same access for the Public Works shop entrance and weekly updates will be sent out as the project changes.

DETOUR ROUTES: On the north side of the project the detour routes will be set on 135th Street to Mission Road.
On the south side of the project the detour routes will be set on 151st Street to Mission Road.

REPORTED BY: LEAWOOD PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Whitney Miles, Miles Excavating, Inc. Project Manager – 913-724-1934

City of Leawood, Kansas Public Works – Contact Brian Scovill, P.E., City Engineer or

Dan Bergeron, Construction Inspector 913.663.9139

Press Release

The League of Kansas Municipalities - COVID-19/Coronavirus Information

Just click this link to get the latest updates on COVID-19 from The League of Kansas Municipalities.

United States Census 2020!

Just click to view Census Guide.  Click here for a short video about this Census.

 

Leawood Ranked Second Safest City in Kansas - Alarms.org

The city of Leawood was recently ranked as the second safest city in Kansas. Alarms.org looked at 2018 statistics as part of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report statistics and noted the city’s low crime rates, including the lowest rate of violent crime in the state and a property crime rate below the state and national levels. For a full accounting of the ratings, please visit https://www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-kansas/.

WaterOne - Winter Edition

WaterOne – Winter Edition

In this issue, read about:

  • WaterOne Wins National Sustainability Award
  • Service Project Brings Water to Historic Kansas Cemetery
  • Bowl Raised on Johnson Drive Water Tower
  • And More!

Read it now

JoCo Monthly - Johnson County monthly e-newsletter

JOCO Monthly

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.

Subscribe to JoCo Monthly

Free Gun Locks Available at Police Department

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
stored securely.

Johnson County Waste System Back-up Prevention Program

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

 

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Attention: New Leawood Governing Body Meeting Time

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.

Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program

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

Email: leawoodks@alarm-billing.com

Website: www.crywolfservices.com/leawoodks

Mail:      Leawood False Alarm Reduction Program
PO Box 310808
Des Moines, IA 50331-0808