Overbrook Overlook: Rotary Club and Parks and Rec invite you to have a picnic

New picnic shelter

The weather is nice! Have you had time to enjoy the new picnic shelter located just to the west of Overbrook Lake dam behind Casey’s? Thanks goes to the Rotary Club and Parks and Rec for sponsoring this new shelter.

Trunk or Treat

The United Methodist Church is sponsoring Trunk or Treat again this year on Oct. 31, at City Lake. Any other organizations that would like to participate is asked to contact Jessica Frye at [email protected]

City Lake remains on blue green algae warning

As of Aug. 13, 2018, KDHE has placed Overbrook City Lake, not the Kids’ Pond, in warning status for blue-green algae. Check the KDHE website http://www.kdheks.gov/algae-illness/ for more information.

Don’t overlook Overbrook T-shirts

The Betterment Committee has replenished their supply of “Don’t Overlook Overbrook” T-shirts, All sizes are available for children and adults, from small to 2XL, at Overbrook City Hall. The cost is $20 and all proceeds go toward renewing Overbrook’s mural. Stop by and get yours soon.

Overbrook Police Department

School began on Monday, Aug. 20, and boy it was crazy with students and parents. Remember with back to school comes kids walking both to and from school and activities. Remember to slow down and use caution and be mindful of those who are walking or on bicycles.

Here’s some other things to remember: Seventh Street, which runs east and west is a one-way street. Each year we have folks who don’t realize this until it’s too late – one way traveling west. Also, our maintenance department has been working hard putting up new school zone lights on U.S. Highway 56 and crossing stripes at Seventh and Maple streets.

Let’s all be safe as we all drive to work or school. The school zone runs from 7-8 a.m. and then again 3-4 p.m. And, fines are doubled statewide in school zones.

Finally, if you are running a little late and decide to pass a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing and its stop sign out, this is a major fine of $315 plus court costs. Not really worth it. Every year, mostly out in the county, but sometimes here in the city, we get reports of vehicles not stopping and waiting until the lights go off. Not only is it very dangerous, it can be downright expensive.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy school year and remember to support the Chargers.
– Overbrook Police Chief Terry Hollingsworth

Kansas City Monarchs at Overbrook Library

Overbrook Public Library is going to host a talk called “The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Hometown” by Phil S. Dixon, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The talk will be about the Kansas City Monarchs Negro League baseball team that played in Overbrook back in 1954. Everyone is invited to attend.

Animal ordinance committee

All interested Overbrook residents are invited to join this committee. The committee has been reviewing and revising the city’s animal ordinances to present to the Overbrook City Council. Thirteen people attended the first meeting and 15 people attended the second. All viewpoints are valued. The committee meets 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Overbrook City Hall.

Overbrook swimming pool

I would like to thank everyone for a great summer at the pool! I hope everyone had as much fun as I did.
– Ann Fawl, pool director

Information thanks to Overbrook City Hall.

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