Tuesday, April 22, 2008

This is how I wow the ladies...

I remain amazed at some of the things the old Paragraph Factory would let me publish.

Each week, reporters had to submit to the Web site a preview of coming attractions for their respective City Councils. I got to a point where I realized no one, I mean no-flipping-one, was reading these.

So, I would try to see what I could get away with. Here are a few examples:

Olathe City Council, Sept. 25

It is the title bout in this ongoing fight between two Olathe heavyweights.

In this corner we have the rough and tumble Olathe City Council, weighing in with a decisive effort to try and rid the city of billboards.

In the other corner we have a rag-tag bunch of local businesses, lawyers and the Chamber of Commerce all fighting to keep those skyward advertisements firmly planted along the highways.

Both sides say they have the city’s best efforts at heart. The Council says it wants to clean up the highways. Businesses say those signs help direct commerce to the city.

On Tuesday both sides will fight it out. Two will go in to City Hall, only one will come out.

Will Olathe have a full billboard ban? Will the city prefer a cap on any new billboards rather than a full ban? How do you really get ketchup out of a white t-shirt?

All of these will be answered and more at the Olathe City Council meeting,

Tuesday, Tueday TUESDAY!

7 p.m., Olathe City Hall, 100 East Santa Fe.

Submitted on September 21, 2007 - 4:44pm.

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Olathe City Councl: Sept. 18

Gaining new land in the mid evil times was so much more exciting.

Valiant knights and hoards of armies would storm into an area and declare it theirs by the will of the king.

Well, I don’t think anyone on a steed will be marching into south Johnson County to declare anything for Mayor Mike Copeland. Instead, the Olathe City Council will accept a report and continue its discussion about how to further annex land south of the city.

The report was designed to give council members options about how to move forward with expansion of Olathe’s border south to as far as 191st Street. It also will give the council a plan for annexing those little pockets of county land that are surrounded by city land.

Don’t expect Councilmen Jim Randal or Bob Montgomery to don any shining armor for this meeting, but it should be interesting for those living on land that might be consumed by Olathe’s city limits.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Olathe City Hall, 100 East Santa Fe.


Submitted September 14, 2007 - 10:12pm.

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Olathe City Council: May 29

Burnt out from all the hot dogs you wolfed down at your Memorial day Picnic?

Well, kick back and take the night off - the Olathe City Council is.

Being the fifth Tuesday in the month, the council traditionally take this week off, but that does not mean city staffers have the week off.

Officials from the city' finance office and other department heads are rushing to put the finishing touches on the city's annual budget.

City Manager Michael Wilkes is expected to present the 2008 budget to the council around the first of June. It will be followed by several public hearings and other meetings thought out the month to finalize the budget sometime in August.

The council will return next week

Same Bat Time! Same Bat Channel! (That's 7 p.m. on Tuesday at City Hall) 100 East Santa Fe Street.

Submitted May 29, 2007 - 1:07pm.

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