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Posted on: March 1, 2021

City seeking updated contact information

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Help us serve you better!

The Spring Hill Utility Billing desk is asking all utility customers — water, sewer and trash — to be sure their contact information is updated. 

The City is working to provide new ways to notify custom...

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City News Center
Posted on: March 1, 2021

Prevent crimes of opportunity

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Theft is a crime of opportunity. To someone trying to break into your vehicle, visibility means vulnerability. Make their work risky and difficult and you stand a good chance of stopping them before they can break in.

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City News Center
Posted on: February 1, 2021

City engineer provides 2021 project update

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Several projects are underway in Spring Hill that may impact you! 

At the Jan. 14 City Council meeting, City Engineer Dan Miller provided an update on upcoming 2021 projects. 

  • 199th and Ridgeview roundabout
    • A roundabout at 199th Street and ...
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View the full project update City News Center
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Codes officer bids farewell to City

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Our staff member with the longest tenure has retired.

Trent Wempe, Code Enforcement Officer and lifetime Spring Hill resident, retired Jan. 29 from the City of Spring Hill after a 33-year career. 

In June 1988, nearly fresh out of high school, Tren...

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City News Center
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Trash collection rates adjusted

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Trash rates will be adjusted this month.

As a part of the City’s contract with Waste Management, trash collection rates increase annually. Regular trash service will increase to $17.99. Senior rates will increase to $13.89. The City contract wit...

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Additional Information on Your Trash Service City News Center
Posted on: January 1, 2021

2021 preview/2020 review

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2021 preview

After a tough 2020, we are looking ahead to 2021! Slated for this year are several projects including road improvements and new functions in our Community Development department. 

  1. WEBSTER STREET — Webster Street will see impr...
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City News Center
Posted on: November 18, 2020

City Council repeals pet registration

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Residents will no longer be required to register their pets with the City.

The City Council approved repealing the dog and cat registration and fee at its Nov. 12 regular meeting. Residents will not be required to register their dogs or cats with the City,...

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City News Center
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Johnson County seeking vaccine interest for Phase 2 rollout

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The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is ready for individuals who are in Phase 2 of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment COVID-19 Vaccine Prioritization Plan to express their interest in receiving the COVID-19 vaccina...

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City News Center
Posted on: November 1, 2020

Now hiring: 2021 Aquatic Center positions

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Need a seasonal job next summer? A position at the Spring Hill Aquatic Center is a great way to earn extra income, meet new people and add to your work experience!

Currently, we’re looking for assistant pool managers, deck attendants, swim instructors, lif...

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View seasonal positions or apply today City News Center
Posted on: November 1, 2020

Get ready for snow season with tips from Public Works

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Now that we’ve had our first snow of the season, more snow won’t be too far behind. Help us help you by following these simple tips in a snow event. 

  • Clear your sidewalks
    • The City does not remove snow or ice from sidewalks. Driv...
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Snow and Ice Removal City News Center
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Mayor honors teens for heroic efforts

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Two Spring Hill brothers will be honored throughout December, thanks to their lifesaving efforts. 

John and Daniel Mitchell were presented with a proclamation from Mayor Steven Ellis for their heroic acts in an Oct. 10 dog attack, where they saved...

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Heroic Acts Proclamation City News Center
Posted on: November 15, 2020

Johnson County issues new public health order

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The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved a new public health order, which will go into effect Monday, Nov. 16. 

This will impact the entirety of the Spring Hill city limits including the Miami County side. Per agreements between J...

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COVID-19 updates impacting Spring Hill City News Center
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Woodland Ridge park earns new name

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The ponds at Woodland Ridge are now known by a new name: Legacy Park.

The City Council voted Nov. 12 to approve the Parks Advisory Board's recommended name change of the park to Legacy Park, 20705 Barker Road. The park was previously known as Melv...

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Legacy Park details City News Center
Posted on: October 30, 2020

K9 Officer a valuable asset to department

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It’s K9 Officer Niko’s birthday month!

K9 Officer Niko, a Belgian Malinois, will turn 9 on Nov. 2, his partner Sgt. Lance Wipf said. 

What exactly does our K9 officer do? Niko is trained in narcotics detection, tracking, suspect apprehension, build...

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K-9 Team City News Center
Posted on: November 1, 2020

City seeking historic pictures for archives

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Help us preserve the images of Spring Hill’s past! 

We’re seeking photographs and any information that goes along with those photos for our digital archives. Along with your photo, here’s what we need from you: 

— Date (1970s or older only...

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Spring Hill History Resources City News Center
Posted on: October 28, 2020

City Council votes to craft Justice Center conceptual design

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At its Oct. 22, 2020, regular meeting, the Spring Hill City Council voted to proceed with crafting a conceptual design for a proposed justice center to house the Police Department and Municipal Court. Once completed, this conceptual design will cost $1,50...

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City News Center
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mayor Steven Ellis addresses community

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Fellow Residents,

As many of you know, earlier this year I asked the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office to investigate community-driven concerns regarding the selection process for a broadband provider for our city.  The District Attorney a...

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Spring Hill Broadband Project FAQ and information City News Center
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Nov. 25: Facility reservations canceled through Jan. 31

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The City is not accepting facility reservations at the Spring Hill Civic Center or Spring Hill Community Center at this time. All those who reserved space through Jan. 31, 2021, have been notified and canceled. 

Meetings of the Governing Body, Pla...

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City News Center
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Nov. 20: Miami County opens grant applications

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The Miami County Commissioners have agreed to have one final round of grant applications for small businesses in Miami County. The portal will reopen by 5 p.m., Nov. 20. It will close at noon, Dec. 4.

There are three categories of grants that are available...

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City News Center
Posted on: November 15, 2020

Nov. 15: Mask order continues in Johnson County

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On Friday, Nov. 13 the Kansas State Finance Council met to consider a request of the Recovery Office to approve reallocations from the Coronavirus Relief Fund and a request of the Governor to extend the state of disaster declaration to Dec. 15.

Beca...

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City News Center
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Nov. 5: Johnson County giving $10,000 business grants

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Johnson County is giving businesses $10,000 as a grant – no repayment.

Businesses in Spring Hill must:

  1. Be located in Johnson County – Document this with some government-issued document i.e. lease agreement, business license, utility bil...
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City News Center
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Johnson County District Attorney finds no wrongdoing in broadband investigation

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TRANSCRIPT OF LETTER FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEY STEPHEN M. HOWE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY

RE: Allegations of criminal conduct relating to the City of Spring Hill's procurement of broadband Internet service

Dear Mr. Ellis, 

On March 2, 2020, you made a decision...

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Spring Hill Broadband Project FAQ and information City News Center
Posted on: August 25, 2020

City offering Internet throughout school year

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Are you in need of Internet this year? The City is offering workspace and WiFi access for students and work from home residents.

Mayor Steven Ellis and the City Council are happy to announce the City of Spring Hill is offering workspace and WiFi access for...

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City News Center
Posted on: August 18, 2020

City adopts 2021 budget, utility rates

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The City’s annual financial plan was presented and approved last month. 

The City Council voted 4-1-0 to formally adopt the City Administrator’s recommended 2021 budget at the City Council meeting Aug. 13. The Governing Body also conditionally app...

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Current utility rates and assistance City News Center
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Oct. 12: Miami County to distribute CARES funding

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The Miami County Commissioners set aside $100,000 in Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES Act) Funds to assist businesses. There is the potential that additional funds may become available within the next 60-days. However, applicants should...

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COVID-19 updates impacting Spring Hill City News Center
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Sept. 16: KDHE issues Halloween guidance

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued documentation outlining guidance and considerations for celebrating Halloween during the COVID-19 pandemic. As typical Halloween celebrations do not allow for minimizing contact with non-household members...

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COVID-19 updates impacting Spring Hill City News Center
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Aug. 28: City applies for CARES funding

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The City of Spring Hill has applied for reimbursement from Miami and Johnson Counties for COVID-related expenses. Miami County’s allocations are being submitted to the state for reimbursement (SPARK Grant) and Johnson County has its own allocati...

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COVID-19 updates impacting Spring Hill City News Center
Posted on: August 12, 2020

Aug. 12: Johnson County seeking feedback about COVID-19

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Johnson County has an allocation of approximately $30 million in COVID Relief Funds to invest into our community. These funds are part of a larger federal distribution to the county, and make up Phase II of their CARES Act funding program. We have identif...

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COVID-19 updates impacting Spring Hill City News Center
Posted on: June 29, 2020

June 29: State issues face mask order

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Governor Laura Kelly today announced that she will sign an Executive Order requiring that most Kansans in a public space must wear a mask, beginning 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3. 

“This is a simple, proactive step we can take to keep Kansans at work,...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: June 11, 2020

June 11: Johnson County votes to follow Kansas recommendations and guidance

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The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners voted that Johnson County will now follow the voluntary recommendations and guidance in the state’s Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas. This includes the following precautionary measures: washing your hands,...

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City News Center
Posted on: May 27, 2020

May 27 update: Johnson + Miami Counties as well as City to recommend State plan

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Johnson County won’t impose additional limits, strongly recommends adherence to Ad Astra Plan

On May 26, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed House Bill 2054 passed by the Kansas legislature that would have weakened the executive branch’s emergency power dur...

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City News Center
Posted on: May 19, 2020

May 19 update: Kansas Governor moves state to modified Phase 2

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly issued Executive Order 20-34 to move the state into a modified Phase 2 of the "Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas" beginning Friday, May 22. 

In Spring Hill, this means all City playgrounds will open. If you plan t...

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City News Center
Posted on: May 15, 2020

May 15 update: City Council weighing options for Aquatic Center

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Due to the impact of COVID-19, we’ve been researching options for the 2020 season at the Spring Hill Aquatic Center. Last night, May 14, the Governing Body discussed options on what this season may look like. Factors for opening — or not opening — include...

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City News Center
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Johnson County extends Stay Home order through May 10

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NEWS RELEASE FROM JOHNSON COUNTY:

Johnson County Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster signed an extension of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s ’s stay-at-home order through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 10. The state’s order expires May 3. A phased reopening of busi...

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Johnson County COVID-19 updates City News Center
Posted on: May 14, 2020

May 14 update: Governor Kelly adds new 1.5 phase to “Ad Astra” plan

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly established a new phase to the “Ad Astra: Plan to Reopen Kansas.” The new “1.5” Phase, effective May 18, 2020, continues reopening efforts while preserving some data-driven restrictions necessary to prevent community transmission o...

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Read the full release from the Kansas Governor City News Center
Posted on: April 9, 2020

New Broadband Internet page added to website

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We have updated and added a Broadband Internet page to our website. 

This new web page allows for the latest updates, a Question and Answer page, Return on Investment Analysis and more related to the Spring Hill Broadband Project. 

You can...

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City of Spring Hill Broadband Project City News Center
Posted on: April 30, 2020

April 30: Governor announces reopening plan; Johnson County extends Stay Home order

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced the state’s framework to reopen businesses and other institutions, Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas

NEWS RELEASE FROM JOHNSON COUNTY:

Johnson County Public Health Officer Dr. Joseph LeMaster signed an extension of Kansas G...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: April 28, 2020

April 28: Miami County seeking resident input on community survey

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Miami County Health Department is asking all Miami County residents to complete a short community health survey

The goal is to understand how many people in Miami County have or do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please accurately c...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: April 21, 2020

April 21 update: Johnson County conducting round two of health survey

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SURVEY NOW CLOSED. Thank you for participating!

Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCHDE) is again asking Johnson County residents to complete a short survey in order to help us understand how many people in Johnson County have or do not ...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: April 15, 2020

April 15 update: Gov. Laura Kelly extends Stay Home order

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UPDATE APRIL 30, 2020: Johnson County has extended this order through May 10. See updates here: www.jocogov.org/coronavirus-covid-19-update 

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has extended her statewide stay-at-home order for Kansas through midnight on May 3...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: April 13, 2020

April 7 + April 10 updates: Clarification and survey

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April 10 update

A message from Johnson County: There has been confusion regarding the legality of more than 10 people gathering together for the purpose of religion. Johnson County’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people is still in effect. We implore y...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: March 30, 2020

March 30 update: State of Kansas issues Stay at Home order

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The State of Kansas issued a statewide Stay Home order. This remains in effect until April 19, 2020, or until the statewide State of Disaster Emergency proclaimed on March 12, relating to COVID-19 expires, whichever is earlier. The order may be extended a...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: March 27, 2020

March 27 update: City Council votes to extend local emergency declaration

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Mayor Steven Ellis’ State of Emergency declaration was extended by the City Council March 26. 

The emergency declaration relating to COVID-19 was extended until further action is taken by the Governing Body or until the declarations of emergency b...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: March 24, 2020

March 24 update: Municipal Court rescheduled; Public meeting procedures

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Municipal Court

As a necessary measure to protect the health and safety of court users and staff, the Spring Hill Municipal Court dates of April 7th and April 21st have been rescheduled as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 7 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 5 at...
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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: March 19, 2020

March 19: City facilities close + Letter from Mayor Ellis

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Fellow Residents,

We continue to evaluate the rapidly changing landscape of COVID-19 and implement strategies to minimize the risk of spreading the disease. In order to implement some of these changes it was necessary to declare a State of Emergency within...

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City News Center
Posted on: March 21, 2020

March 21+22: Johnson County issues Stay at Home order

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On March 21, the CORE 4 partners of Jackson County, Missouri, Johnson County, Kansas; the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Kansas City, Kansas, Unified Government, based on the urgency of the COVID-19 public health emergency and the imminent rapid p...

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City of Spring Hill services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Investigation documents sent to District Attorney

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Earlier this week, appointed special counsel sent related documents and information regarding the broadband investigation to the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office. This information was received by the District Attorney’s Office on March 10, 2020.&...

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City News Center
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Return on Investment Analysis: City Facility Fiber Connection Capital Project

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The City contracted with Suddenlink in 2014 to construct fiber between city facilities including City Hall, Police Department, Public Works, and the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Suddenlink owns the fiber and therefore is the only internet service provider ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

March 20 update: Johnson County update; Large Item Day impact; Playground equipment closed

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In an abundance of caution, we are closing the playground equipment at all six City parks. All parks remain open for other activities. This closure only affects playgrounds, not the entire park.

Large Item Day

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: March 18, 2020

March 18 update: Miami County declares state of local disaster emergency

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Miami County declares a state of local disaster emergency

As a result, all Miami County offices are closed to the public until April 1 with the possibility to re-evaluate later. Residents are encouraged to utilize online options to complete transactions, m...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: March 16, 2020

March 16 update: City services impacted by new directives

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Following new directives from Johnson County, more City services are impacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As of March 16, 2020, we are waiving the utility billing shut off process through April 15 in accordance with the Kansas Corporation Commission...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: March 13, 2020

March 13 update: City services impacted by COVID-19 directives

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A letter from Mayor Steven Ellis: 

Fellow Residents,

Like our surrounding communities we, too, have been closely monitoring and working with other units of government in establishing policies and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Johnso...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: February 1, 2020

Family donates to park project

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Veterans Park just got a big boost from a longtime Spring Hill family. 

Al and Pam Knaebel donated $100,000 to the Veterans Park project to kickstart donations for a veterans’ monument and other amenities. 

“We chose this opportunity to su...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

A message from Mayor Ellis

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Pursuant to the authority conferred in KSA 14-301, as well as the authority vested in me pursuant to city code, the City Attorney and I have appointed special counsel to deliver to the District Attorney of Johnson County, Kansas, allegations of impropriet...

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City News Center
Posted on: August 1, 2019

City issues RFP for high-speed broadband

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     The City of Spring Hill issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) Aug. 12 to convey its interest in partnering with a sophisticated and motivated partner to bring fiber-based, Gigabit-class broadband service to the city.

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Additional Info... City News Center
Posted on: November 27, 2018

Broadband Task Force, City still on pace with recommendation

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The Broadband Task Force and the City are on pace to address Internet options after an October meeting.

The Broadband Task Force met Oct. 23 for an update from City staff on the timeline of the Task Force’s recommendation, which they made back in February ...

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Additional Info... City News Center
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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City News Center
Posted on: December 27, 2017

Financial analysis of fiber models presented to Broadband Task Force

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The Broadband Task Force delved further into researching potential fiber options in Spring Hill 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 th...

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City News Center
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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City News Center
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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City News Center
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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City News Center
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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