Overbrook Overlook: News from the city

Here’s a glance at what’s happening in Overbrook from the city’s monthly newsletter:

Overbrook Park and Recreation Commission has hired Melissa Jeanneret as the OPR coordinator. She will oversee operations at the pool as well as youth sports programs. You may contact Melissa by phone at 785-640-2422 or by email at [email protected]. Summer OPR events are now being planned.

City of Overbrook and the planning and zoning commission have hired Tyler Torneden as planning and zoning administrator. Tyler also serves as nuisance code compliance officer. For business related to either department, contact him at [email protected] or at 785-219-1695.

Overbrook Public Works Department has hired Karl Umscheid as a full time city maintenance worker. Karl is working to complete his public water and public sewer operator certifications.

Overbrook Library will hold “Crafterhours at the Library” on Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. This month it’s water color painting. There is no charge for the class. Contact the library for details.

Library Community Room Improvements: several improvements have been made. More are planned including a large screen and projector for showing movies. Tax-deductible donations are being accepted through the library foundation. Ask how you can help at the library or city hall.

Gymnasium renovation: Information and costs are being compiled in regard to what it will take to make the old gym useable as a community activity center including a display of ORHS memorabilia.

Citywide clean up week is April 11-17, and Saturday, April 16 is limb pickup from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers meet at the Kansas State Bank parking lot with pickups (and trailer if available). This is good family volunteering fun! NOTE: pick up is for tree limbs only – cut in manageable length – stacked at the curb!

Citywide Garage Sale is Saturday, April 23. It’s best to have your sale location listed on the official PRIDE Garage Sale Map. Contact Jennifer Anshutz by email [email protected] or phone 785-665-7025 to get listed. This is especially important if you are selling food. Deadline is April 10.

Annual plant and flower sale (usually at the grocery store) will be inside the old gym on Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23 – during the citywide garage sale; this year hosted by Overbrook PRIDE, Inc.

From Overbrook Police Chief – Spring cleaning is great but use common sense about leaving your house and garage doors open to full view. Also watch for varmints that may have made their home in your storage shed or garage over the winter. Call animal control (Officer Russell Mitchell, 785-906-9501) if you need some critter caught or removed. Good news: The individual responsible for damaging the soccer field fence has been identified. He is from outside our community. Paperwork for prosecution is being filed. If see or suspect a crime of any type, report it immediately to 785-806-9500. If it is an emergency, dial 911. -Police Chief Terry Hollingsworth

From Overbrook Fire Chief – March winds continuing into April have caused big fires from small ones! Please watch the weather and do not burn without checking for a burn ban warning. Most importantly: Never start a fire you are not fully prepared to put out if needed! -Chief Russell Mitchell

eWaste (electronics/electrical items) Recycling will be Saturday, April 16 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Santa Fe Trail High School. Contact Shelly Robinson at 785-665-7168 for details. There’s a charge for older TVs and monitors.

Overbrook Performing Arts Series Concert – Sunday, April 17 at 3 p.m. at the community room; featuring instrumental and vocal performances by local residents plus, an 11-year-old fiddle champion. A freewill donation will be accepted. A reception follows the event.

A Spring Fashion Show and Tea to benefit Help House will be held at the Overbrook community room on Saturday, April 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. Fashion models (including five from Overbrook) will walk the runway and create a fun time for all. Freewill donations will be received at the event.

This information thanks to the city of Overbrook.

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