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

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Shawnee city manager announces resignation

Shawnee city manager Carol Gonzales will leave her position next month after more than a decade on the job. The city released a statement today acknowledging that her last day will be Nov. 15.

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Shawnee City Council discusses potential new reappointment policy

The Shawnee City Council is considering a new policy establishing guidelines over appointments and reappointments to city boards and commissions, with the hope it will encourage more community involvement and allow the process to be more simplified.

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Shawnee City Council approves mill levy increase, stormwater fee change

At its meeting Monday night, the city council approved a mill levy increase and also a stormwater fee increase.

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Shawnee hires Doug Whitacre as new Public Works Director

Shawnee City Manager Carol Gonzales has hired Doug Whitacre, current public works director for the city of Topeka, as the city's new public works director.

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Mayoral candidates have long histories of leadership in Shawnee

Shawnee city council members Jeff Vaught and Michelle Distler announced last week that they are running for Mayor in the city's 2015 Spring General Election.

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Retail developer targets corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road

A development company is pursuing land on the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Maurer Road for a commercial retail and restaurant center.

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Shawnee City Council approves sales tax ballot questions, 2015 budget

Shawnee voters will decide on two proposed sales taxes in November.

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Shawnee City Council OKs emergency plan, approves pay raise for city manager

Shawnee is moving forward with an emergency operations plan.

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Kendall: A kinder, gentler Shawnee public meeting?

There’s more to it than meets the eye. That was the upshot of a column I wrote in this space, back in August, about Shawnee lawmakers’ ongoing review of the city’s policies regarding how to conduct public meetings.

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Shawnee City Council appoints Meyer to Ward 3

A Shawnee planning commissioner has replaced a longtime Shawnee City Council member after some heated discussion and a series of back-and-forth votes Monday night.

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Shawnee City Council: Four apply for Ward 3 seat ahead of council vote

Shawnee’s City Council is closing in on a vote to appoint its newest member.

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Shawnee Mission Parkway-Woodland Drive intersection project moves forward

A problem intersection in western Shawnee moved one step closer to getting some help Monday night.

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Shawnee City Council backs bringing GOP convention to KC

The movement to bring the Republican National Convention to the Kansas City metro area in 2016 won another backer Monday night.

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Shawnee City Council approves 2014 budget

In an unusually reserved regular meeting that drew no public comment Monday night, Shawnee City Council members voted 5-3 to adopt an $85.6 million budget for 2014.

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Shawnee City Council OKs budget hearing, spars over roads

Shawnee residents will have a chance to weigh in on the city’s proposed 2014 budget before a City Council meeting later this month.

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Shawnee budget moves toward July 22 vote

Tuesday night, Shawnee moved one step closer to a vote on its proposed 2014 budget.

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Valuations, markets look promising in Shawnee, county appraiser says

The economic climate is improving in Shawnee, according to Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome.

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How will Shawnee spend $1 million economic development fund? Proposed incentives unveiled

Improving “product” offerings is a major goal of three incentive programs unveiled last week. The programs are outlined in a proposed policy to dictate how the city uses its $1 million economic development fund, funded by landfill impact fees from Deffenbaugh Industries.

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Who's bankrolling Shawnee's mayoral candidates?

Both candidates for Shawnee mayor have raised thousands of dollars for their campaigns, with incumbent Jeff Meyers leading challenger Eric Jenkins in fundraising prior to last week’s primary.

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New candidates file for mayoral, Council races

A former Shawnee City Council member has filed to oppose Mayor Jeff Meyers and another challenger in this spring’s election, meaning the race will see a primary.

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Low-income senior housing proposal withers in front of City Council

The last time Johnson County Church of Christ applied for tax credits to build a low-income senior housing development, the state denied the application, citing a lack of funds. On Monday, the Shawnee City Council stymied the church’s chances to try again for government funding.

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City Council pushes forward to fix leaky roofs

Other actions include doing away with two Council committees in favor of one

Days are numbered for the buckets in the hallways of City Hall, as Shawnee has begun soliciting bids to replace some of the city’s leakiest roofs.

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Officials praise boys’ ‘heroic’ actions

The Shawnee City Council last week commended three Prairie Ridge Elementary School students for helping their crossing guard when he had a medical episode.

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City redraws ward boundaries in reaction to 2010 census

Other Council actions include honoring three fifth-graders and amending code regarding hunting

The Shawnee City Council voted Monday night to revise the city’s ward boundaries, with the goal of balancing uneven population numbers revealed by the 2010 census.

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Accident reports go online

Documents join growing list of city services on the web

Accident reports have joined the ranks of city services you no longer have to request through snail-mail or an in-person visit.

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Shawnee approves first employee raises in two years

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 nears final vote on 2012 budget

Streetlight improvements, a volunteer coordinator, a pothole-patching machine and some employee raises are poised for inclusion in Shawnee’s next budget. A $1 million economic development fund has been a tougher sell.

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Final budget proposal on tonight's agenda, support for econ-devo fund still split

Streetlight improvements, a volunteer coordinator, a pothole-patching machine and some employee raises are poised for inclusion in Shawnee’s next budget. A $1 million economic development fund is proving a tougher sell.

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Streetlight repair, volunteer leader move forward in budget process

Shawnee won’t beef up snowplowing but will spend more money to banish burnt-out streetlights, it appears at this point in the city’s 2012 budget process.

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Shawnee streetlights likely to get more funding, snowplowing won't

Creating a city-run volunteer program also remains part of 2012 budget talks

Shawnee won’t beef up snowplowing but will spend more money to banish burnt-out streetlights, it appears at this point in the city’s 2012 budget process.

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City to consider case-by-case trash policy exceptions

Council also approves project to fix limited-capacity holding tanks for Swarner Park restroom

The City Council last week approved several modifications to Shawnee’s new trash ordinance, which went into effect Jan. 1.

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Landfill fee envisioned to entice business

An influx of cash from Shawnee’s newly increased landfill impact fee is poised to be a big player in the city’s 2012 budget — and possibly its skyline.

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City’s next budget will strive for long-term stability

City Manager Carol Gonzales promises Shawnee’s next budget will be “less dreadful” than those of recent years, although the city must maintain a tight grip on its finances.

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Shawnee kicks off 2012 budget process

The city's next budget should be "less dreadful" than in recent years, leaders say.

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Council approves reimbursement agreements for stormwater projects

The Shawnee City Council on Monday approved financial agreements involving three stormwater drainage construction projects.

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