Here’s a glance at what’s happening in Overbrook from the city’s monthly newsletter:
Overbrook swimming pool opens for the season at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, with a free swim until 6 p.m. Buy season passes now at city hall. Sign up for swim lessons, swim team, pool parties, and other new and exciting events to be held at the pool this summer. For more information, contact park and recreation supervisor Melissa Jenneret at 785-640-2422.
Overbrook summer baseball – teams have been formed and games schedules will be available soon. This year Overbrook will host two Flint Hills League tournaments; the PeeWee Boys and Little League Boys.
Overbrook Park and Rec will host a fishing clinic, May 23-27, 9 a.m. to noon at the Kids Pond in City Park, for kids 10 and older. Cost is $15 for all five sessions. Space is limited to 20 kids. Sign up at city hall.
From the Overbrook Police Department – Please join us at the First Responder Showcase May 14 at City Park. This event is to help educate and assure residents that our partner agencies and we are dedicated to doing all we can do in case of an emergency. This year’s event includes a “Drug Take-Back”- safe disposal for all unused and/or unwanted prescription drugs. As school ends (last day at OAC is May 12) please watch out for kids on our streets. Also, you may have noticed a new piece of equipment on our streets; a mobile radar trailer was purchased at auction and is being used as a “reminder” of city street speed limits. New – if you see or suspect a crime, report it immediately to 911, not our local police department number. By calling 911 first, both our department and the county are notified and can respond. – Terry Hollingsworth, Chief of Police
From the Osage County Fire District No. 4 (Overbrook fire and EMT) – This past month resulted in an abundance of grass fire calls. Now, with rain and seasonal changes that threat is low. But, anytime you burn you should keep an eye on surrounds and have water and tools ready to extinguish the fire if needed. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings the first and third Monday evenings of each month at 7 p.m. at the fire station. Volunteers are now being accepted for the next training series. – Russell Mitchell, Fire Chief
Overbrook Code Compliance – (City Ordinance #353) spring rains make puddles, which create breeding areas for mosquitoes. Old tires and other such items that hold water should be properly disposed of. Both residential and business properties should be mindful of tall grass, weeds, trash, and other materials that may create health, safety, or nuisance concerns. – Tyler Torneden, Code Compliance Officer