Overbrook Overlook: City to study water system

The Overbrook City Council voted unanimously to approve a $30,000 grant from USDA Rural Development to fund an engineering survey of the city’s water system, including wells and distribution grid. Kramer Engineering will be conducting the survey as soon as paperwork is completed.

Property donated

The council recently accepted a donation of property from the owners of the lot located north of the post office. The property was donated with the request the city pay appraisal and closing costs and provide a receipt of donation. The donation will be used to incentivize new business to Main Street.

City trash and recycle pick up service

The city council approved a two-year extension of the contract with Osage Waste. Service for both regular trash and curbside recycling will continue at the current rate.

Problem pets prompt review of ordinance

Overbrook Police and animal control have received complaints about dogs running loose. City ordinance No. 383 instructs authorities to fine the dog owner at the rate of $60 for first offense; $120 for second offense; and $180 for additional offenses, plus cost for boarding and court fees may be added. The city council heard a request from a resident asking for a change to current the pet limit stated in Ordinance No. 101 (three dogs plus one other pet – total of four pets). The council will consider with a decision due at the June meeting. Residents can call city hall to give input regarding this potential change.

Overbrook Park and Recreation Commission

On April 17, 2017, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism representatives tested fish population in both city lakes. Largemouth bass, bluegill, and sunfish are in good numbers. Crappie are 8-9 inches long. Plus, there is a lot channel catfish in both lakes, some are huge. Teams have been formed for summer youth baseball; first games are tentatively on Monday, May 22, 2017.

Overbrook Swimming Pool

Overbrook Swimming Pool will open for the summer on Saturday, May 20, 2017, with free swimming.

Overbrook Public Library

Repair of a recurring water leak in a foundation wall in the children’s area of Overbrook Public Library will be underway soon. Some outside construction work will be required. Summer reading program and all other library events will continue as scheduled. The Friends of the Library annual book sale is July 26-29, 2017. Drop off your books now at the library. Sale proceeds are used to support the library.

Memorial Weekend

Volunteers are needed to help set up the Avenue of Flags at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Overbrook Cemetery, and take them down at 3 p.m Monday, May 29. The Legion Honor Guard will hold the Memorial Day service at 12:30 p.m, Sunday, May 28, at Overbrook Cemetery.

ORHS 115th annual alumni banquet

The 115th annual Overbrook Rural High School Alumni Banquet will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at the Overbrook United Methodist Church. Advance reservations are required by May 12 through Mary Ann (Vanderslice) Leslie at 785-350-2213. Anyone connected with the school is welcome to attend.

Information thanks to the city of Overbrook.


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