Local Government

City budget suggestions cause conflict on Shawnee council
June 29, 2015
New City Council Member Eric Jenkins has proposed some changes to the city’s department structure and budget as the city wraps up its 2016 budget session, which caused some backlash from other members of the council.
Street Improvement Task Force agrees on plan to address eastern Shawnee streets
June 22, 2015
The 12-member Shawnee Street Improvement Task Force was able to see how their criteria for addressing road repairs would address the city’s needs at their third meeting last week.
City moves forward with $235,000 plans to upgrade council chambers
June 18, 2015
The city is moving forward with plans to upgrade the City Council chambers at a cost of $235,000 to redesign the room and upgrade the room’s audio and visual components.
Erfurt Park construction making progress, although slow because of rain
June 10, 2015
Standing atop the already built overlook hill at Erfurt Park, a person can see for miles, a beautiful view that will be even better when the park is completed this fall.
Street improvements move forward for 59th Terrace
June 9, 2015
The city of Shawnee is moving forward with plans to improve the street, sidewalk and gutters on 59th Terrace from Flint Street to King Street in downtown Shawnee for $604,000.
City continues to investigate ways to mitigate train horn noise
June 8, 2015
It’s a long, challenging track for the city to find ways to appease residents in Shawnee who say train horn noise in their area has become a quality of life issue.
Shawnee council has mixed reaction to state’s changes for local elections
June 2, 2015
The Kansas State legislature has agreed to move local city election to the fall of odd numbered years, among other changes, and the Shawnee City Council has varied reactions to the moves.
Judge dismisses case against county sewer district near Bell Road
June 1, 2015
A Johnson County District judge dismissed a case filed by two Bell Road residents against the county’s formation of a contract sewer district near Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road earlier this month.
Shawnee turns down electric vehicle charging stations
May 31, 2015
The Shawnee City Council decided that they would rather see private businesses and companies take the lead in installing electric vehicle charging stations, rather than have tax payers front the costs for two years.
Street Improvement Task force narrows priorities
May 25, 2015
The Shawnee Street Improvement Task Force, made up of 12 Shawnee residents, that is assigned with the job of creating a set of criteria for the city to use when choosing which four miles of residential roads to fix is narrowing its list of priorities.
City seeking applicants for Planning Commission seat
May 22, 2015
The City of Shawnee is looking to fill the vacancy on the city’s Planning Commission following the departure of Brandon Kenig, who was recently appointed to the City Council.
Fireworks to remain illegal in Shawnee
May 20, 2015
Fireworks will remain illegal in Shawnee until the city conducts a survey of residents in the Fall to determine the public’s opinion on the matter.
Shawnee celebrates National Public Works Week
May 19, 2015
This week, the City of Shawnee is celebrating National Public Works Week along with other cities and organizations around the country.
Shawnee to consider legalization of fireworks
May 15, 2015
The Shawnee City Council will consider changes to its ordinance prohibiting the sale and use of fireworks within the city next week.
Brandon Kenig appointed to Ward IV City Council seat
May 12, 2015
The Shawnee City Council appointed Brandon Kenig to serve as the Ward IV City Council representative Monday night.