Local Government

Shawnee residents face challenges in addressing train horn noise complaints
January 20, 2015
Residents around Shawnee have been dealing with train horn noise for years but now they are looking to reduce the high volume of horns affecting their quality of life.
Shawnee street maintenance program to see increased funding in 2015
January 7, 2015
The street maintenance program of Shawnee is going to have about $1.7 million more to work with in 2015 as a result of county and state funding, as well as the landfill impact fee and gas tax.
Shawnee Landing’s initial site plan approved by Planning Commission
January 6, 2015
Plans for Shawnee Landing, a commercial 26-acre commercial development at the southwest corner of Maurer Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway, continue to move forward despite protests from residents in the area.
Shawnee Landing project advances, resident escorted from podium by police
December 23, 2014
The project budget for Shawnee Landing, a proposed big-box retail location on the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road, has grown by $6 million and the developers requested tax incentives have risen to $15 million.
John Segale third candidate to enter Shawnee mayoral race
December 21, 2014
FFormer City Council member John Segale has filed as the third candidate in the 2015 Spring General Election, meaning there will be a primary election on March 3.
Shawnee planning commission approves rezoning for Shawnee Landing, tables initial site plan
December 16, 2014
The Shawnee Planning Commission has approved preliminary steps for a future shopping center at Maurer Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway to be called Shawnee Landing but also asked for more research on several of the site’s plans.
Shawnee residents file lawsuit to stop sewer project near Maurer Road
December 15, 2014
Two residents along Bell Road have filed a law suit in district court to stop a county commission approved sewer line near the southwest corner of Maurer Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Eric Jenkins files for council seat
December 12, 2014
Eric Jenkins filed earlier this month for a seat on the Shawnee City Council.
Johnson County Library lending machines coming to Shawnee
December 10, 2014
Western Shawnee residents and Lenexa residents will no longer have to drive all the way to the Shawnee and Lackman Johnson County Library branches for books and videos.
Shawnee to extend land tax suspension
December 9, 2014
Developers will not have to worry about real estate tax in Shawnee for another two years as the city is set to approve another suspension of the city’s excise tax.
Mayoral candidates have long histories of leadership in Shawnee
December 8, 2014
Shawnee city council members Jeff Vaught and Michelle Distler announced last week that they are running for Mayor in the city’s 2015 Spring General Election.
Grants to be used to build trail connections, bridges
December 4, 2014
The Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded two grants worth more than $536,000 that the department will use to add connections to trails throughout the city, as well as build a new trail.
Distler, Vaught running for Shawnee Mayor
December 3, 2014
Shawnee city council members Jeff Vaught and Michelle Distler announced Monday that they are running for Mayor in the city’s 2015 Spring General Election.
Projects to be considered for Turkey Creek Watershed flooding problems
December 1, 2014
The city of Shawnee will soon have to decide how to address floodplain in east Shawnee in the Turkey Creek Watershed area. The city presented the results of two engineering studies along the Turkey Creek tributary just north of Shawnee Mission Parkway along Nieman Road recently to several residents of the area. The Turkey Creek watershed is in a FEMA regulated floodplain and there have been numerous reports of structures and street flooding during heavy rains.
Road to 2015 Spring General Election begins Dec. 1
November 28, 2014
With the November mid-term state elections not even one-month gone, the City of Shawnee will begin preparations for the 2015 spring general election for city government positions.