Local Government

Shawnee City Council approves mill levy increase, stormwater fee change
July 26, 2016
At its meeting Monday night, the city council approved a mill levy increase and also a stormwater fee increase.
New western Shawnee businesses approved
Panera to add drive-thru
July 22, 2016
An automotive store planned for long-vacant property and a discount store are two new western Shawnee businesses approved by the Shawnee Planning Commission Monday.
Stag’s Creek will offer a cleaner gateway to Shawnee
July 18, 2016
Stag’s Creek, a three story office building, is steadily making progress, with the Shawnee City Council set to vote on
Shawnee residents given opportunity to discuss mill levy increase
July 15, 2016
A public hearing about the issue will take place at the next council meeting, held at 7:30 p.m on July 25 at Shawnee City Hall.
Shawnee offers free mulch for residents
July 13, 2016
From now until it is all gone, the city of Shawnee is offering free mulch for residents.
Shawnee movie theater set for improvements
July 11, 2016
At its city council meeting Monday evening, the governing body approved a $1.8 million development agreement with Oak Meadows LLC for the renovation of the B&B Shawnee 18 movie theater and a new restaurant site.
Shawnee City Council accepts $11.7 million in stormwater funding
July 1, 2016
When it comes to funding a few upcoming stormwater projects, the city of Shawnee will be getting a little help. At its meeting Monday evening, the city council approved notices of intent to accept about $11.7 million from the Johnson County Stormwater Management Council to fund three flood remediation projects along the Nieman Road corridor.
Free ice cream offered to Shawnee residents who review upcoming trail projects
June 27, 2016
The city of Shawnee is holding an ice cream party in Trail Springs neighborhood on Wednesday evening to talk about trail improvements.
Celebrate an Ozark mountain Christmas with Shawnee
June 25, 2016
Shawnee is hosting an overnight trip to Branson right before the holidays.
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.