Local Government

Shawnee park up for expansion with land trade
August 13, 2014
The city will consider a land trade in the coming month that would double the length of the Bichelmeyer-Pflumm Park trail and increase the park’s acreage by one-third of an acre.
Shawnee prepares for a biological emergency through national training exercise
August 8, 2014
In the event that a deadly infection or contagious outbreak of a disease hit Shawnee, local response teams want people to know that there is a plan in place and they will be taken care of. Shawnee, along with other cities in Kansas, took part in a national exercise on Tuesday to prepare for a biological emergency
Shawnee council tables dwelling size regulation amendment
August 6, 2014
The Shawnee City Council voted to take no action regarding an amendment to the city’s subdivision regulations for minimum size classifications.
Eilert, Lightner advance in Johnson County Commission chairman primary race
August 6, 2014
Johnson County voters on Tuesday advanced Ed Eilert and Patricia Lightner to the general election in the run for chairman of the Johnson County Commission.
Shawnee City Council approves sales tax ballot questions, 2015 budget
08:37 a.m., July 29, 2014 Updated 08:49 a.m.
Shawnee voters will decide on two proposed sales taxes in November.
Contractors aiming for late August completion of Johnson Drive bridge replacement
July 14, 2014
Contractors working on the Johnson Drive Bridge project can’t seem to catch a break.
Shawnee saves $1 million by refinancing bonds.
June 30, 2014
The city of Shawnee has issued more than $18 million in refunding bonds that will lead to significant savings for local taxpayers. The Governing Body approved the best bid at their meeting on June 23.
Shawnee City Council OKs emergency plan, approves pay raise for city manager
09:19 a.m., June 10, 2014 Updated 10:57 a.m.
Shawnee is moving forward with an emergency operations plan.
Crimson Ridge community pool in Western Shawnee remains closed following repairs
June 5, 2014
The Crimson Ridge community pool remains closed after five faulty pool cover drains were discovered at the bottom of the main pool.
Erfurt Park project delayed again
June 1, 2014
Any chance of completing the Erfurt Park project by year’s end has faded away as summer approaches and the start of construction is still at least a couple of months away.
Shawnee receives update on Johnson County Gateway Project
May 28, 2014
Years in the making, the start of a $288 million road project designed to improve the most congested highway interchange in Kansas is just weeks away.
Shawnee Fire Department perseveres through change
May 7, 2014
In any organization, with time comes change.
Shawnee K-9 unit helping keep community safe
May 6, 2014
Canines Berry and Gio aren’t your everyday house pets.
Shawnee set to train first community emergency response team
April 23, 2014
In an effort to bolster the response of Shawnee’s emergency responders, the Shawnee Fire Department in coordination with the city’s Office of Emergency Management are gearing up to establish the city’s first Community Emergency Response Team, also known as CERT.
Shawnee finalist for Secretary of Defense employer award
April 17, 2014
The city of Shawnee was recently named a finalist for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Support Freedom Award.