Overbrook Overlook: City plans for summertime fun

The city of Overbrook provides a monthly update of happenings in the city.

Dog ordinance changes under consideration

There is still time for residents to give input to city hall regarding the total number of dogs allowed at an Overbrook residence. The Overbrook City Council will address this question at its June 14, 2017, meeting. The current limit is three dogs. Call city hall at 785-665-7328 to give your opinion.

Former Overbrook police car to become taxi cab

The city sold the old blue police car to a Chicago cab company for use as a taxicab. The company submitted the highest sealed bid as a result of the bid announcement on the Internet. Imagine getting a cab at O’Hare and it being our old police car.

Loose cats cause concerns, too

Domestic and feral cats running loose in Overbrook remain a concern. If you have a pet cat, please make sure it has a current year city pet tag and can be identified if picked up.

Disobeying traffic ordinances is unsafe and unprofitable

Stop signs in Overbrook require the same degree of obedience from drivers as they do in any other city. A traffic ticket for failing to stop at an Overbrook Stop sign is $60, plus court cost of $75. The same goes for city speed limits.

Step up security for summer

Summer season security for your home and personal property should be a priority. Leaving house or garage doors open, cars unlocked, and personal items in plain sight all create opportunity for crime to occur. Be smart, be safe and continue to be watchful. Our crime rate is low because you care.

Overbrook pool opens

The Overbrook pool is open and it’s time to book summer swim parties. Stop by the pool to set a date and get information on swim lessons, water aerobics, and special events going on at the pool.

Summer reading program underway

The summer reading program is underway at the Overbrook Public Library. It includes special events at 11 a.m. on Fridays, including June 9, 23, and 30, and July 7. An ice cream party celebration for winning readers will be held on Friday, July 14. Get more information at the library.

Library friends schedule summer book sale, fall soup dinner

Friends of the Library annual book sale will be July 26-29, 2017. Drop off books at the library at the back door. A new event for Friends of the Library will be a soup dinner and dessert auction fundraiser the evening of Sept. 16. Funds received will purchase a new book drop box.

Fourth of July celebration planned

Overbrook 4th of July fireworks has become known as one of the best small town displays, and this year should be every bit as good. Donations make it possible. The July 4th event is sponsored by Overbrook PRIDE and the city of Overbrook.

Upcoming in Overbrook

  • June 9-10 – URA sanctioned All Star Rodeo and Mutton Bustin’ at the Overbrook Fairgrounds; each night at 8 p.m. (gate opens at 6 p.m.)
  • June 10 – First Responder Showcase “Heroes in Action” at Overbrook City Park, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • June 6 – Start of “Tuesday’s Table”, at noon, a free community luncheon program throughout the summer held each Tuesday at noon at the Overbrook United Methodist Church.
  • July 3 – Grace Community Church evening community picnic and fireworks display.
  • July 4 – Overbrook 4th of July celebration – Kid’s bike parade, free swim, and DJ music and fun, and then a fireworks show at dark.
  • July 23 – Performing Art Series Concert at the library community room, 3 p.m.
  • July 26-29 – Friends of the Library book sale – sale is open regular library hours.
  • Aug. 9-12 2017 – Overbrook Osage County 4-H Fair; parade is Saturday evening Aug. 12, with a theme of “Country Pride County Wide”; contact Scott Averill, parade coordinator, at 785-224-3453 for more information.

Information thanks to city of Overbrook.


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