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File photo. Shawnee City Hall is located at 11110 Johnson Drive.

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Shawnee city council sets Westbrooke incentives public hearing for Nov. 13

Next month, Shawnee residents will have an opportunity to offer their two cents about a proposed mixed use development intended to replace the deteriorating Westbrooke Village Shopping Center.

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Development team eyes potential at Westbrooke Village shopping site

Emerging details suggest mixed use concept, residents express concern

A mixed use center, featuring retail, restaurants and residential, may be in the works for the northeast corner of 75th Street and Quivira Road, where the nearly-vacant Westbrooke Village Shopping Center now stands.

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Voters pick new faces in primary election

Results from yesterday’s primary election show the majority of Shawnee voters want a change in their city government.

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Shawnee city council approves 2018 budget

At its meeting last week, the Shawnee City Council approved the city’s 2018 budget.

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Shawnee City Council approves $19.5M incentive package for Bellmont Promenade project

Many residents opposed the Bellmont Promenade project, but that didn’t stop the Shawnee City Council from giving developers a green light.

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City Council set to vote on $19.5M in tax incentives for Bellmont Promenade today

Nearby residents express big concerns with the proposed large-scale development

A Shawnee couple has big concerns about a shopping center proposed for Shawnee Mission Parkway.

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Meet the candidates: City Council Election Guide

The primary election is right around the corner.

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Council vacancies will now be brought to an election

The city council unanimously voted to change the city’s policy to allow the filling of a vacant seat to go towards a public vote.

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Shawnee named one of the safest cities in Kansas

Shawnee makes website's top 20 Safest Cities list.

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Shawnee residents given opportunity to discuss mill levy increase

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.

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Shawnee considers raising property taxes to address stormwater infrastructure problems

The City of Shawnee is looking at significant challenges in repairing its stormwater drainage system and is considering the first possible property tax increases since 2006.

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Shawnee working to make city budget more user-friendly

The city is working to make its budget more understandable for Shawnee residents and next year’s financial presentations will look a bit different from years past.

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Shawnee focusing on local control and tax policies in 2016 legislative agenda

The Shawnee City Council has approved a 2016 state legislative agenda that includes positions on local election, tax and public safety policies.

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Council approves SEED loan for Device Shop, purchase of new police uniforms

The city council met last Monday and approved several purchases for the fire and police departments, as well as several items involving economic development payments. Here's a look at two of the major items approved at the meeting.

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City budget suggestions cause conflict on Shawnee council

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.

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Conflict over council vacancy appointment process continues

As the city nears the appointment date of a new City Council Ward IV representative, the governing body is still conflicted about the historically controversial process for the city.

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Eric Jenkins wins Ward II, Jim Neighbor reelected in Ward I

The citizens of Shawnee voted to reelect a long time council member and replace another Tuesday as they voted to elect Jim Neighbor in Ward I and Eric Jenkins in Ward II.

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Primary Preview: Get to know the mayoral candidates

Ahead of Tuesday's primary election, Shawnee's four mayoral candidates answer questions posed by The Dispatch about their run for office.

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Shawnee looks to upgrade council chambers

The City Council chambers could see a face lift as soon as the fall. The chamber room stands as it did in 1990 when it was last completely remodeled. Since then, only the carpet and the benches for the public have been replaced. The city think's it's about time for an upgrade and it has budgeted $235,000 for the project.

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Races set for Shawnee mayor, council, with primary to be held March 3

The races have been locked in for the upcoming Spring 2015 general election and Shawnee is the only city in Johnson County that will hold a primary election for mayor.

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Shawnee voters pass two sales tax measures

Shawnee voters approved two sales taxes in Tuesday's general election vote. A one-eighth-cent sales tax renewal passed with almost 70 percent approval and more than 14,000 votes. About 6,000 people voted against the sales tax. A new three-eighth-cent sales tax for road improvements passed with 63 percent of the vote and more than 13,000 votes. About 7,400 people voted against the measure.

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Few attend Shawnee community meeting on sales tax questions

Only a handfull of Shawnee residents attending a community meeting about two proposed sales taxes on Wednesday, but opinions on the taxes were made clear.

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Shawnee mayor breaks tie, votes uncle onto planning commission

Shawnee Mayor Jeff Meyers’ deciding vote has placed his uncle on the planning commission. At a City Council meeting Monday night, Meyers recommended appointing Alan Willoughby to finish Stephanie Meyer’s unexpired term on the commission. The council appointed Meyer in October to serve the rest of former Councilmember Dawn Kuhn’s term in Ward 3.

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Kendall: What Shawnee's public-meeting policy review is really about

How long is too long for a public meeting? No one wanted to say it, but that seemed to be the upshot Tuesday night when a Shawnee City Council committee meeting turned to the issue of the governing body’s public-meeting policy.

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Winners of mayoral primary dive into campaigning for general election

After winning last week’s primary, incumbent Jeff Meyers and challenger Eric Jenkins expect a busy month ahead as they continue campaigning to be Shawnee’s next mayor.

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Three vie to be city’s next mayor

Shawnee mayor Jeff Meyers is up for reelection this year. He will face two challengers, Eric Jenkins and John Segale, in the Feb. 28 spring primary election. The two candidates with the most votes will advance to the April 3 general election. Below, The Dispatch features each candidate's key issues.

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New city committee’s first meeting is Tuesday

On the agenda: Street sweeping, term limits for city boards and commissions

The first meeting of Shawnee’s new Council Committee meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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CityRide taxi service hoped to provide better access for riders

Beginning in January, Shawnee’s CityRide customers will be able to get curbside service seven days a week with only an hour’s notice.

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Council approves live entertainment at east Shawnee bars

The City Council on Monday scrapped an old live entertainment permit and OK’d a new one for an address where one bar and grill closed and a new one opened.

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City OKs first employee raises since 2009

2012 budget also includes economic development fund, volunteer coordinator

After a two-year across-the-board pay freeze — and opposition from more than one City Council member — some Shawnee employees will get raises next year.

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City council sets hearings, approves Johnson Drive rehab project

The Shawnee City Council set two public hearings last week, a July 25 hearing on the 2012 budget and an Aug. 8 hearing on a proposed community improvement district at Ten Quivira Plaza.

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Help at the crosswalk

At the request of a visually impaired resident, Shawnee has installed its first audible and tactile crosswalk push-button.

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Council approves slight modifications to Shawnee trash ordinance

As long as their respective trash haulers allow for it, Shawnee residents may leave yard waste on the curb in hard-sided containers instead of biodegradable paper bags.

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City will still mow some right of ways with rough terrain

Tom and Bobbie Barker left this week’s Shawnee City Council meeting with a sigh of relief.

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Plan suggests slashing acres now mowed on city’s dime

More Shawnee property owners — including those with agricultural property along curbed roads — will have to start mowing their own right-of-ways, if the City Council approves a committee recommendation. Some elderly residents for whom the city has mowed right-of-ways in the past would no longer get help, either.

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Volunteer program could be part of 2012 budget

Shawnee’s Finance and Administration Committee voted last week to include hiring a volunteer coordinator as an option to consider in the city’s 2012 budget process.

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Shawnee to consider adding volunteer coordinator to 2012 budget

In a move that opens the door for a city-run volunteer program, a Shawnee committee voted this week to include hiring a volunteer coordinator as an option to consider in the city’s 2012 budget process.

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Drainage work should decrease flooding in Shawnee neighborhood

City Council also approves permit for new Burger King, cell tower

Four Shawnee basements should be on the way to flooding relief, after the Shawnee City Council approved two storm drainage projects this week.

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Shawnee receives fifth consecutive budget award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the city of Shawnee a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the city’s 2011 budget.

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