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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Survey available online for Aquatic Center

2018 Aquatic Center by Riggins

We want to hear from you!     We’ve created an online survey to gather your feedback on the Spring Hill Aquatic Center and the 2018 season. From concessions to river walking to cleanliness and friendliness,  we want to ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Fundraising open for Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund

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It’s that time of year to give back to your community for the sixth annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund! 

All proceeds benefit four, local organizations:

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

City hosts area finance officers for training

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More than 50 members of the Eastern Kansas Government Financial Officer’s Association listen to a presentation related to debt compliance and arbitrage by Ben Hart and Shelli Ness (not pictured) of Springsted, a public sector advisor, earlier th...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Connect with us online and by phone

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Did you know we have different phone numbers for different departments? This is to ensure residents receive the assistance they need from the correct staff member in a timely manner. 

City Hall 

Main line (913) 592-3664

Utility billing and ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Common code violations: Are you in compliance?

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Vehicles/Trash Nuisance — Chapters 7-301 and 7-304

     Inoperable vehicle located on property within the City limits must be operational and display current tags.

Boats, Trailer, Motor Homes, etc. — Chapter 17...

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Posted on: September 1, 2018

Recipients feel the gift of Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund

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Each year, neighbors help neighbors by donating to the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, which benefits four local organizations — the Spring Hill Food Pantry, The BackSnack Program through the Spring Hill Rotary Club and Harvesters, the So...

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Posted on: September 1, 2018

UPDATE: Water tower now back in service

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The City of Spring Hill water tower is now back in service after follow-up warranty repairs were completed ahead of schedule. 

PREVIOUS: The water tower, located near North and Webster streets, will be taken out of service Thursday, Sept. 20 throu...

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Posted on: September 1, 2018

2019 Operating Budget approved

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  The annual city budget process is an opportunity to match a financial plan to the community’s needs. The City of Spring Hill’s 2019 budget, approved unanimously by the City Council at its August 23 meeting, achieves this bal...

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Posted on: September 1, 2018

Hittin’ the street: Meet our new superintendent

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     You might notice a new face out on our streets. 

     Kevin Sawyer, our new street superintendent in Public Works, is here and ready to work, he said.

     Sawye...

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Posted on: September 1, 2018

New ordinance in place for downtown sidewalks

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Bicycles, skateboards and other similar modes of transportation are no longer allowed on the sidewalks in Spring Hill’s downtown area. 

At the Aug. 9 City Council meeting, Ordinance No. 2018-12 was approved, determining the use of bicycl...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Recycling: Are you doing it right?

MARC Recycling Guide

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  • Do recycle all empty bottles, cans, paper and cardboard. No glass in bins!
  • Do keep foods and liquids out of recycling.
  • Do keep plastic bags out of recycling.
  • Do recycle glass at Ripple Containers ONLY, located at Spring Hill Price Chopper.

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  • Do...
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Posted on: August 1, 2018

City offices to return to Civic Center this month

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After a stay in a historic downtown Spring Hill building, we’re returning to the Spring Hill Civic Center this month!     In the early months of 2017, construction to renovate the decades-old Civic Center — f...

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City News Center
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Survey available online for Aquatic Center

2018 Aquatic Center by Riggins

We want to hear from you!     We’ve created an online survey to gather your feedback on the Spring Hill Aquatic Center and the 2018 season. From concessions to river walking to cleanliness and friendliness,  w...

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City News Center
Posted on: August 1, 2018

Some boats now allowed at City lake

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Fishermen, get your boats out for an afternoon of fishing on Spring Hill City Lake!     Boats are now allowed on the lake, located near the Sycamore Ridge Golf Course.     However, there are some new r...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Municipal Court to hold Amnesty Day

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Do you or someone you know have an outstanding warrant out of Spring Hill Municipal Court?  

Our first Amnesty Day, in conjunction with Johnson County municipal courts’ countywide amnesty event, is a way to get an issue resolved without ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

Hendershot named City Administrator

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Growth, teamwork and excitement are on the mind of Spring Hill’s newly-appointed City Administrator.

At the June 28 City Council meeting, the Governing Body approved Mayor Steven Ellis’ appointment of Jim Hendershot to City Administrator, a position left v...

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Posted on: July 1, 2018

Lone Elm Road bridge to be repaired

As a part of a CARS Grant and Federal Fund Exchange, construction will soon begin on the Lone Elm Road bridge, which is sandwiched between U.S. 169 to the north and 207th Street to the south. Bids for the project were due June 27.

The repairs will be the c...

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Posted on: July 1, 2018

Dog park design named, approved by Parks Advisory Board

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The dog park at the new Veterans Park has received a name: Melvin Murry Dog Park.

At their May meeting, the Parks Advisory Board approved the design of the new dog park and its name. The dog park is planned to feature fire-themed items to honor the former,...

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Posted on: July 1, 2018

Outdoor warning sirens upgrade complete

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All five of our outdoor warning sirens have received upgrades.

In March this year, City Council approved upgrading the siren software and equipment.

The outdoor sirens — which are designed to alert people outside of an impending storm — ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

All-new equipment to be purchased, thanks to grant

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With the Spring Hill Civic Center construction set for completion this summer, we’re in the process of purchasing equipment for the brand-new gymnasium, thanks to a generous grant.The City of Spring Hill was awarded a $106,000 grant from the Fir...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Fireworks dates set for 2018

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Approved at the April 12 City Council meeting, fireworks for the Independence Day holiday can be discharged June 30 through July 4 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fireworks may also be lit 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 29. For New Year’s Eve, fireworks may b...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Parks Spotlight: Celia Dayton Park

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Looking for the perfect amount of sun and shade?Head outside and over to our Celia Dayton Park, located on the corner of Franklin and Allen streets.Celia Dayton Park is a quiet oasis in the middle of busy Spring Hill. Amenities in this cute park include b...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Press release: Spring Hill terminates police chief

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At a special meeting called by Mayor Steven Ellis on Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Governing Body of the City of Spring Hill terminated the employment of Police Chief Richard Mann.Lance Wipf is the acting police chief for the City of Spring Hill.All questio...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Spring Hill appoints acting police chief

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The City of Spring Hill has placed Spring Hill Police Chief Richard Mann on administrative leave. Mayor Steven Ellis appointed Sergeant Lance Wipf as acting chief of the Spring Hill Police Department.

As always, in the event of an emergency, please call 91...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

First Option Bank awards grant to City

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The Spring Hill Civic Center revitalization just received a monumental step up.

The City of Spring Hill was awarded a $106,000 grant from the First Option Bank Trusteed Foundations: Velma Kelly Foundation and C. Lyman and Ingrid Smith Foundation at the Mar...

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Posted on: April 1, 2018

Construction to begin on US 169

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Drivers, keep your eyes on the road this month as construction along U.S. 169 is set to begin.The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has two sections of 169 on its construction scheduled to begin April 3, according to the KDOT T-Works website.In J...

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Posted on: April 1, 2018

Burn ban in effect

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Johnson County Fire District No. 2 has issued a burn ban for the city of Spring Hill from April 1 to May 1.This state-mandated burn ban is a regulation in support of the State of Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan that was formally adopted by the Ka...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Mayor proclaims April as Fair Housing Month

Mayor Steven M. Ellis proclaimed the month of April as Fair Housing Month. All residents are encouraged to join in this observance by resolving to fight discrimination by making themselves aware of the Fair Housing Act. Read the full proclamation from the...

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Posted on: April 1, 2018

Outdoor warning sirens to receive upgrade

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All five outdoor warning sirens will receive upgrades this year.At the March 8 City Council meeting, the Council approved upgrading the software and equipment on the sirens — which are designed to alert people outside of an impending storm &...

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Posted on: April 1, 2018

Stormwater: What is it and what happens to it?

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Stormwater is water that flows over land when it rains and enters our storm drains and local waterways including streams, creeks, ponds and Spring Hill Lake. This type of water has the potential to negatively impact the quality of our stormwater.What happ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

Police Department receives traffic safety award

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The Spring Hill Police Department remains an award-winning agency in traffic safety.

                At the March 8 City Council meeting, Bob Hamilton, law enforcement liaison for the ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Broadband Task Force makes final recommendation

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The Broadband Task Force made their recommendation for Internet in Spring Hill to the City Council in a joint work session Thursday at the Community Center, 613 S. Race St.

Since August, the Broadband Task Force has worked with CTC Technology and Energy, a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Veterans Park plan approved by Council

Park Master Plan

A plan is in place for Spring Hill’s newest park.At the Jan. 25 City Council meeting, members approved the Veterans Park design, created by Vireo. Veterans Park, located on the west side of Spring Hill City Lake, is the product of a 2008 sales t...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Trash rates to be adjusted this year

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Trash rates will be adjusted, beginning with this month’s utility bill.As a part of the City’s contract with L&K Services, regular trash rates will increase 33 cents to $16.44. Senior rates will increase 25 cents to $12.57.The City...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Council seat natural fit for Hughes

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Andrea Hughes knew her path early on.Hughes, a City Council member since 2015, said she’s always been very civic-minded.“I went to school for political science,” Hughes said. “I always knew I wanted to be involved in my community. This was a perfect oppor...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

2018 preview/2017 review

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For Spring Hill, 2018 will pick up where 2017 left off.

Projects benefiting parks, roadways, some City facilities and the future of broadband in Spring Hill are on the 2018 schedule.1. Lone Elm Road Bridge repair: As a part of a CARS Grant and Federal Fund...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

New officers complete academy

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John Merriman and Austin Ashe, front, smile after their graduation from the Johnson County Regional Police Academy Dec. 21. The new officers had to complete a minimum of 650 hours of basic police training, which includes law knowledge; patrol and investig...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Sewer, water rates to be adjusted in 2018

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Residents will see a slight adjustment in their water and sewer rates beginning with the January 2018 utility bill, which will hit mailboxes in February.An internal rate study is prepared annually by City staff and presented to the City Council for consid...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Aquatic Center positions now open

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Our Aquatic Center is known for our considerate, enthusiastic and dependable staff members who work together to create a positive and safe experience for our guests.

By joining this winning team, you can meet new friends, earn money, have fun and gain valu...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Broadband Task Force presented with first fiber options

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The first of many potential fiber options were presented to the Broadband Task Force last week.

CTC Technology and Energy — a consultant hired to conduct a fiber feasibility study of a potential fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network — met with the Task Forc...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

Broadband Task Force to hold special meeting

The Broadband Task Force will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 16 for a special meeting at the Spring Hill Community Center, 613 S. Race St.CTC Technology and Energy, a consultant hired by the City to conduct a fiber feasibility study, is collecting data to construct a c...

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Posted on: October 1, 2017

Broadband Task Force kicks off fiber feasibility study

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The Broadband Task Force officially kicked off its fiber feasibility study with CTC Technology and Energy last month.

The Task Force met with CTC Sept. 7 and mapped out how the next six months will go during the study and what Internet options the Task For...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Council accepts bid for fiber feasibility study

Last month, the Spring Hill City Council considered a bid for a citywide fiber optic network feasibility study from CTC Technology and Energy.

The council accepted a contract with the consultant at its meeting July 27 at the Spring Hill Community Center, 6...

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