Local Government

Property tax increase looms on horizon for Shawnee
June 24, 2016
The Shawnee governing body is seeking an increase in property taxes and stormwater fees, in order to fund a new fire station in western Shawnee and to address the city’s $114 million stormwater crisis.
Shawnee hires new assistant city manager
June 24, 2016
Shawnee resident Nolan Sunderman is the city’s new assistant city manager.
Reappointments made to Shawnee Civil Service Commission
June 20, 2016
At last week’s Shawnee city council meeting, John Hall, Steven Cartwright, and Scott Green were reappointed to the Civil Service Commission with terms expiring on June 30, 2019.
Shawnee celebrates freedom with flags
June 17, 2016
The Shawnee Mission VFW 10552, Boy Scouts, the city of Shawnee, and numerous community volunteers will be joining Merriam in a patriotic display celebrating freedom and honoring veterans.
Shawnee refuses to be a ‘stinky city’; city council tables landfill special use permit
June 17, 2016
After recently receiving a massive volume of odor complaints, the Shawnee City Council decided to table a special use permit to allow land filling operations at Interstate 435 and Holliday Drive, in order for there to be an independent odor study conducted.
Council will consider tax increase as priorities in the city rise
June 10, 2016
The city council will contemplate raising the city’s mill levy as it reviews the 2017 city budget this summer.
With Shawnee facing $100 million stormwater problem, fee and tax increases should be in play, public works director says
June 3, 2016
The city’s aging stormwater infrastructure is in dire need of repair and maintenance, but it’s going to require more money, said Doug Whitacre, Shawnee public works director.
Shawnee requests feedback on Nieman Road improvements
May 27, 2016
Residents only have a few more days to take a survey related to the Nieman Road Reallocation of Right of Way project.
Nieman Road improvements open house draws optimistic crowd
May 13, 2016
As potential improvements to the Nieman Road corridor are revealed, many residents are excited about a possible revival for Shawnee’s historic downtown.
Shawnee council awards contracts for major street repairs
Summer construction set for northern Quivira, Johnson Drive from Quivira to Pflumm
May 10, 2016
The Shawnee City Council Monday awarded contracts for two major street projects set to be completed this year.
Council divided over Nieman improvements
May 6, 2016
Reducing Nieman Road to three lanes, lining up entrances along the road when feasible, and incorporating an attractive, bike-friendly side-path are just a few ideas in store for the downtown corridor. But some Shawnee City Council members are hesitant to take the plunge.
Downtown Shawnee celebrates spring with open house
May 3, 2016
Celebrate spring next weekend with a trip to downtown Shawnee. The city is holding an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.
Shawnee plans Nieman Road meeting
May 3, 2016
The city is is holding a Nieman Road Reallocation of Right of Way Open House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, at Shawnee Town 1929 Town Hall, located at 11600 Johnson Drive.
Rotary Club of Shawnee announces scholarship winner
May 3, 2016
The Rotary Club of Shawnee recently named Annabelle Dillon, a senior at Mill Valley High School, as the winner of its first annual Dan Cook Memorial STEM scholarship.
Two Shawnee residents named Kansas Road Team Captains
May 2, 2016
Two Shawnee residents were recently named Kansas Road Team Captains by the Kansas Motor Carrier Association.