Overbrook Overlook: Water and sewer improvements planning underway

Kramer Consulting Engineers are in the process of finalizing the water preliminary engineering report for the city of Overbrook. Meanwhile to help improve water quality and supply the city is upgrading Well 4 with new piping, valves and pump maintenance.

Street improvements

The City of Overbrook recently completed the beginning phase of asphalt repair and repaving on the city streets. In this phase, a little more work is still to be completed this year, and will result in 1,100 tons of asphalt used to cover 55,053 square feet of road surface. While not all roads were repaired, the city will continue to prioritize sections in need of repair to include in the next years’ phases. If citizens know of a street repair that needs the city’s attention, they are asked to notify city hall at 785-665-7328 or e-mail Overbrook City Clerk Jim Koger at [email protected]


Kids haul in whoppers at Overbrook Fishing Derby

The Steve Cross Fishing Derby was a whopping success. Altogether, the kids caught a total of 76 pounds, 1 ounce of fish during the tournament held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at the Kids’ Fishing Pond. Here are the winners:

Preschool and younger:

  • Largest fish, 2 pounds, 8 ounces, Julianna Brown
  • Most fish, 3, Delilah Morrison
  • Smallest fish, 1 ounce, Maddox Shively

Grades K-2

  • Largest fish, 2 pounds 8 ounces, Isabella Brown
  • Most fish, 4, Isaac Current
  • Smallest fish, 1 ounce, Barrett Smith

Grades 3-5

  • Largest fish, 3 pounds 5 ounces, Daniel McKee
  • Most fish, 8, Bailey Current
  • Smallest fish, 2 ounces, Gabe Smith

Grades 6-8

  • Largest fish, 2 pounds 10 ounces, Brady Edmonds
  • Most fish, 2, Morgan Dick
  • Smallest fish, 11 ounces, Riley Guenther

Grades 9-10 through 16 years old

  • Largest fish, 6 pounds 8 ounces, Jacob Florance
  • Most fish, 6, Geoff Chew
  • Smallest, not awarded

Trivia Night at the library

Trivia Night will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11, in the Overbrook Public Library Community Room. This will be a “pub style” team trivia game for teams of up to eight people. It will feature six categories with 10 questions each on a variety of fun topics. Show us how smart you are! Small prizes for the winners. Water is provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks and be ready for fun!

Halloween school parade

Overbrook Attendance Center students will parade at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Halloween on Main Street. Everyone is invited to come see the little ghosts and goblins as they trick or treat at Main Street businesses.

Library Halloween party

The Overbrook Public Library’s annual Halloween bash for kids, 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 25, will feature free face painting and a variety of fun kid’s activities, treats, music, and a visit from some creepy crawly critters from the Topeka Zoo.

Trunk ‘n’ Treat – Oct. 31

Overbrook Community Halloween Trunk ‘n’ Treat will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at City Lake. The annual event is hosted by the Overbrook United Methodist Church, and provides an alternative Halloween activity. All residents, businesses, and groups are invited to participate. Contact Jessica Frye at [email protected] for more information.

Overbrook Police Department

First off, with the vehicle burglaries we have had recently, please remember to lock your cars and trucks and remove any valuables you may have in them. Wallets, bank cards, jewelry, and even weapons should be removed. Lock it, remove it, or lose it.

Also, Halloween will be here before you know it and the Overbrook Police Department will once again participate in Trunk or Treat this year. Stop by and say hello. Remember to make sure your little ghosts and goblins wear light colored costumes, carry a flashlight or glow sticks, and trick or treat with an adult or in groups. Never enter a house that offers candy inside.

Thanks, Chief Terry Hollingsworth

Note from a council member

Note from Overbrook City Council Member Joanne Allen – I want to thank the city maintenance department for sweeping the goose poop on the sidewalk at the park once a week. It is greatly appreciated. I would like to remind walkers with dogs to please pick up after your dog. I found a dirty diaper on the sidewalk this past week, so please make sure you have placed your dirty diapers in a secure place with you or in the trash.

Thank you, Joanne Allen

Please don’t flush improper items

Do not flush heavy paper towels down your toilets. They are not bio-degradable. Someone continues to flush these blue heavy-duty towels and they cause problems at the lift stations and lagoons. Citizens’ cooperation is greatly appreciated by all.

Time to rake leaves

Autumn leaves and branches may be taken to the city tree dump, located southeast of town on 165th Street. All leaves must be loose and may not be left in plastic bags. Dumpers are asked not to leave large logs. The city tree dump is not for commercial use.

Don’t overlook a new hometown T-shirt

“Don’t Overlook Overbrook” T-shirts are on sale at City Hall for $20. The Betterment Committee will use all proceeds toward renewing the town’s mural.October 8 is Columbus Day. Many cities now celebrate this day as Indigenous People Day. Overbrook City Hall will be closed. Recycling and trash pickup days will not be affected

Cleanup day

Charger Cleanup Day is Nov. 14. If you are physically unable to rake your yard, and would like some help, call Overbook City Hall at 785-665-7328. High school volunteers may be able to lend a hand.

MedSafe

MedSafe is a medication disposal system that is now available at the Overbrook Police Department or Overbrook City Hall. All you have to do is bring your unused or expired medication to us and we will help you safely dispose of it. This system accepts controlled, non-controlled and over-the-counter medicine. MedSafe meets the requirements of the DEA Controlled Substances Act.

Daylight saving time

Plan ahead! Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Turn your clocks back 1 hour and put new batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Veteran’s Day breakfast

The Overbrook Veterans Committee will host a Veterans Day breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the American Legion post. More information will be available next month.

Holiday Parade of Homes

This year will be Overbrook’s 26th annual Holiday Parade of Homes, to be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. This is a mission project of the Overbrook United Methodist Church that benefits Help House of Osage County. The church is looking for individuals who love Christmas and would like to open their homes to the community for the event. Anyone interested is asked to contact the church office at 785-665-7345 or [email protected].

Information thanks to Overbrook City Hall.

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