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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Stay Home: Try these outdoor activities

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Spruce up your yard

Take some time to get your yard ready for spring. Clean out flower beds, rake the yard or trim trees! Just make sure you don’t blow yard waste into the streets. Yard waste disposal is included in your weekly trash service! For...

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COVID-19 resources and information City News Center
Posted on: April 1, 2020

2021-2022 budget process begins

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It’s time to start planning for the future with the 2021 and 2022 budget season. New this year: We’re planning a two-year budget cycle as recommended by staff and the Governing Body. Budget meeting dates are as follows: 

May

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Make Spring Hill Count: Complete your 2020 Census

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Make Spring Hill count by completing your 2020 Census! You should have already received a letter in the mail with your unique code to take the Census online. You can also take the Census by phone by calling 1 (844) 330-2020 for English and 1 (844) 468-202...

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More information 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 e...

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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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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor issues state of emergency; City facilities closed to public

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NOTE: The State of Emergency declaration was extended on March 26 by the Spring Hill City Council. Read the update.

Fellow Residents,

We continue to evaluate the rapidly changing landscape of COVID-19 and implement strategies to minimize the risk of spreadi...

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COVID-19 Impacts to City Services 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...

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City News Center
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Evoqua updates: Brookwood Farms

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March 24, 2020: Now that the product tanks have been delivered to the City, we received word from the Evoqua team that the product feed system equipment will be delivered to us on April 6; this equipment is expected to be installed on April 7.

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City News Center
Posted on: February 28, 2020

Longtime employee retiring from City

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On Feb. 28, we said goodbye to one of our longtime staff members.

Toni Woods, Utility Billing Accounting Clerk, retired from the City of Spring Hill, where she worked for 17 years.

Beginning her career in November 2002, Toni started in utility billing and t...

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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: February 1, 2020

Trash rates to be adjusted this year

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Trash rates will be adjusted, beginning with this month’s (February 2020) utility bill.

As a part of the City’s contract with Waste Management, regular trash rates will increase 34 cents to $17.11. Senior rates will increase 25 cents to...

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City News Center
Posted on: March 20, 2020

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

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Parks

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

Waste Management has informed us they will...

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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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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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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 14, 2020

Governing Body discusses two-year goals

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The Governing Body held a special work session Feb. 13 to discuss potential goals for the City of Spring Hill.

Jim Hendershot, City Administrator, met with each council member individually to discuss their perspective on goals for the City of Spring Hill.&...

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Full Memo to Governing Body 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 th...

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

City welcomes two new councilmen

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New faces are on our City Council! 

At the Jan. 13 meeting, Tyler Graves and Steve Owen were sworn in to the Spring Hill City Council, replacing Floyd Koder and Tim Pittman. Andrea Hughes was sworn in Jan. 23 for a second term on the Council.&...

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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: January 1, 2020

2020 Preview/2019 Review

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2020 PREVIEW

  • Veterans Park
    • In September, the City Council approved a contract with Mega Industries to construct Spring Hill’s newest park, which will be financed with funds from a dedicated sales tax initiative. Work began in early October on Vete...
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City News Center
Posted on: January 1, 2020

Meet our new Building Official

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We’ve added another new face to our growing staff!

Our newest addition to the Community Development department is Bill Sandy, who stepped into the Building Official role. Previously, the title was held by Dennis Rodgers, who retired from the City...

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Posted on: December 5, 2019

City now accepting online donations to Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund

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Great news! We are now accepting online donations to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund! 

As the weather cools late each year, the warm generosity and kindness of Spring Hill residents is highlighted through their benevolent support of the Mayor's Ch...

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City News Center
Posted on: November 27, 2019

Three City resources you should know

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Whether it be an emergency or just information residents should know, we have resources available. 

After-hours utility emergencies

It’s 8 p.m. on a Saturday and you find a water leak. What do you do? The City has a 24-hour utility emerge...

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City News Center
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Aquatic Center positions now open for 2020 season

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Our Aquatic Center is known for its 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 add to yo...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Work begins at Veterans Park

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Construction at Veterans Park is set to begin this month!

At the Sept. 26 City Council meeting, the Council approved a contract with Mega Industries to construct Spring Hill’s newest park, which will be financed with funds from the dedicated sale...

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Construction schedule City News Center
Posted on: July 1, 2019

Census 2020 crucial to City, State

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We are approaching the once-a-decade national census, which affects your representation in government, determines how much funding your community receives and provides data to help plan for the future.

Why is it important for you to complete the census? Ce...

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Additional information City News Center
Posted on: September 25, 2019

City exploring quiet zones

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     Quieter neighborhoods could soon be a possibility for Spring Hill residents. 

     Earlier this year, the Governing Body approved a contract and funding with Bartlett and West, a Kansas Ci...

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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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Posted on: August 19, 2019

City responds to 2020 budget questions

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Following the 2020 Budget public hearing on Aug. 8, Mayor Steven Ellis and the City Council tabled formal action on the budget until Aug. 22 in response to resident comments with staff directed to prepare responses to questions raised during the public he...

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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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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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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: February 1, 2018

Veterans Park plan approved by Council

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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 tax increas...

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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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