Local Government

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.
Pit bulls now welcome: Shawnee removes breed-specific ban
April 29, 2016
The Shawnee City Council approved removal of its specific breed ban for pit bulls, following a trend among other cities to address dangerous animals based solely on their behavior rather than their breed
Concerned Shawnee residents attend Clear Creek Parkway open house
April 29, 2016
An increase in traffic is the main concern of residents who live near the proposed Clear Creek Parkway street expansion project in western Shawnee.
Shawnee landfill odor complaints reduced in recent months
City officials work with Deffenbaugh to prevent future odor output
April 27, 2016
In the months since efforts were made to contain odors at the Johnson County Landfill, city officials say odor complaints have been greatly reduced.
City approves purchase of homes, property for stormwater drainage project
April 25, 2016
The Shawnee City Council Monday voted to purchase four properties for a total of $279,000 in relation to the Nieman storm drainage project.
Public meeting planned Wednesday for Clear Creek Parkway
April 22, 2016
The city will host an open house to provide information and collect public comment on construction of Clear Creek Parkway west of Kansas Highway 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 27 at Belmont Elementary School, 5805 Belmont Drive.
Winner of city’s ‘Mayor for a Day’ contest proposes open houses, clean-up days
April 22, 2016
For Paul Hartman, a social studies assignment to take part in Shawnee Mayor Michelle Distler’s inaugural “Mayor for a Day” essay contest came naturally.
Citizens encouraged to clean up community for ‘Shawnee Shine Up’ in May
April 20, 2016
Mayor Michelle Distler has proclaimed May 2016 as “Shawnee Shine Up” month.
City offers public comment event concerning Clear Creek Parkway construction
April 20, 2016
The city will host an open house to provide information and collect public comment on construction of Clear Creek Parkway west of Kansas Highway 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 27 at Belmont Elementary School, 5805 Belmont Drive.
Dance studio planned in western Shawnee
April 19, 2016
The Shawnee Planning Commission Monday approved a site plan for construction of an 11,305-square-foot dance studio at 8305 Hedge Lane Terrace.
Shawnee City Council to consider permanent removal of excise tax
April 11, 2016
Some members of the Shawnee City Council are ready to do away with excise taxes for new development.
City facility parking lots to be repaved this week
April 3, 2016
This week, parking lots at various city facilities will be closed for repaving.
Shawnee denies tree disposal business over safety, odor concerns
Council members indicate they would consider business permit again
April 1, 2016
The Shawnee City Council Monday denied a request for special-use permit for a tree disposal service, citing safety and odor concerns.
Shawnee, Lenexa join Johnson County mental health corresponder program
March 31, 2016
Shawnee has partnered with Lenexa and Johnson County to bring a new Johnson County Mental Health co-responder program to the city.

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