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Overbrook Overlook: Community shelters available during tornado season

Holiday changes recycling pickup dates

Please note that recycling will not be picked up on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018. Instead recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29. Also, it is very important that trash not be placed in recycling bins. The trash causes contamination of the bins which negates the recycling process. Trash placed in recycling bins will not be picked up.

Planning and zoning

Anyone planning new homes, new remodeling projects, home addition, new fences, or new storage sheds, etc. this spring or summer, is asked to check with Overbrook City Hall at 785-665-7328 to ensure that the project is in compliance with the current city zoning ordinance. Most projects of this kind require a building permit before construction or renovation begins. The city clerk or the city zoning administrator can answer or find an answer to any question related to zoning requirements.

SFTHS electronic waste recycling Saturday

On Saturday, May 5, from l0 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until the truck is full), electronic components can be dropped off at the high school east parking lot. This is a free service except there will be a $15 charge for any TV that is not a flat screen. For more information, contact Shelly Robinson at [email protected]

Swim free on pool’s opening day

The Overbrook Swimming Pool will open 1-7 p.m. Saturday, May 26, with free swimming for all. After opening day, children 15 and under swim for $2 and adults swim for $3. The pool will be open from 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, swim hours are from 1-7 p.m. Pool passes can be purchased at the pool or city hall. Check out the water aerobics, too.

Senior duplexes

Construction will begin very soon on two duplexes located at the corner of Market and Elm streets. The apartments will be handicapped accessible/adaptable for income qualifying seniors age 55 and older. Anyone who has in interest in getting on a list to pre-qualify should contact Stephanie Watson at 785-528-4906. More information is available at city hall.

Storm shelter options

From the Overbrook Police Department: We are now in the spring severe storm and tornado season. Are you prepared? Do you have a shelter you can go to? This year with the cooperation and generosity of the Kansas State Bank, Grace Community Church, and the Overbrook Bible Church, there are three places you can go for shelter.

Time is the crucial factor when seeking shelter from the storm. If we are in a tornado watch, be aware that conditions are favorable for the development of severe storms or tornados. A tornado warning is when a tornado is imminent or seen by trained tornado spotters or if indicated by radar. Do not wait until the sirens go off to look for your shoes, medicines or other personal items you would need in the event of a tornado. Have these items ready to go so you can seek shelter rapidly. The most important of these items are shoes. Have a good pair of shoes on due to debris that may be on the ground. Go to the nearest shelter and follow instructions there. At Grace Community Church, enter through the west doors. At the Overbrook Bible Church, enter through the southwest doors. At the Kansas State Bank, just go in through the front door and go downstairs.

Animal control

The Overbrook Police Department has been getting several calls recently regarding pets, especially dogs, roaming around neighborhoods and going potty in other people’s yards. Please don’t just let your dog outside to do their business and not keep them in your own yard. Many people don’t have pets and they do not want to step in stuff in their yards when they don’t even own a pet. We have also been getting complaints about barking dogs in town. Please be responsible pet owners and help keep our neighborhoods free from doggie droppings and continuous barking. This is also a great time to come to city hall and get your pet tags. This will help us in locating where the animals belong and we will be able to return your pet safely back to you.

Trailway goal met

The fundraiser for the Jones Park Trailway has been met, and the sidewalk is completed. Citizens can now hike at the lake from the Rotary Shelter House to the Children’s Fishing Pond Bridge and around to the other bridge.

Don’t Overlook Overbrook T-shirts

The Betterment Committee has been selling T-shirts and more have been ordered. Proceeds will go to support panting a town mural on Highway 56. T-shirts may be purchased at Overbrook City Hall for $20. Adult and children sizes are available from 2XL to small.

Information thanks to Overbrook City Hall.

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