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Posted on: September 25, 2020

City Council approves golf cart ordinance

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The Spring Hill City Council approved an ordinance Sept. 24 to allow golf carts on certain streets within the Spring Hill city limits. The ordinance will go into effect Wednesday, Sept. 30 after publication in the local newspaper, the Miami County Republi...

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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...

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Letter from DA Stephen Howe 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 al...

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Current utility rates and assistance City News Center
Posted on: August 25, 2020

City offering Internet for students throughout school year

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Do you have a student in need of Internet? 

Mayor Steven Ellis and the City Council are happy to announce the City of Spring Hill is offering workspace and WiFi access for up to 15 students from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Civ...

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City News Center
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: July 1, 2020

How to spot Emerald Ash Borer at home

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Do you have ash trees on your property? Keep an eye out for signs for Emerald Ash Borer. 

  1. Adult beetles leave a D-shaped exit hole in the bark when they emerge in spring.
  2. Woodpeckers like EAB larvae. Heavy woodpecker damage on ash trees may be a si...
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More information from the State of Kansas City News Center
Posted on: August 1, 2020

Shop local to support Spring Hill businesses

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Shopping locally is vital to our community now more than ever! Established by a mayoral proclamation in 2015, Shop Local Month serves as a great opportunity for residents to reaffirm their commitment to supporting our local business community. Challenge y...

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City News Center
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Meetings to begin live streaming July 23

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Soon you’ll be able to watch Spring Hill City Council meetings from anywhere!

Starting July 23, all City Council meetings will be livestreamed to YouTube. You’ll be able to find the City of Spring Hill YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/...

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City News Center
Posted on: August 1, 2020

City receives grant from KDHE

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Our newest parks provide a great view from great seats, thanks in part to our friends at KDHE. 

The City of Spring Hill was awarded a 50/50 matching grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)  Waste Tire Program. Th...

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City News Center
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Miami County hosting Countywide Clean-Up

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Good news! Miami County residents may dispose of refuse (excluding tires and appliances containing Freon) free of charge through Oct. 31 at the Miami County Transfer Station. Residents must provide proof of residency by either a valid identification or by...

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City News Center
Posted on: July 1, 2020

Mayor Ellis proclaims July as Spring Hill High School Class of 2020 Month

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Mayor Steven Ellis has proclaimed July as Spring Hill High School Class of 2020 Month to honor the graduating seniors for their grace and dignity during this disruption to their high school experience.

Mayor Ellis further proclaimed that on July 25, Spring...

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City News Center
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Veterans Park to open July 4

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Get ready to spend your Independence Day morning with us at our newest amenity, Veterans Park! 

At 10:30 a.m. July 4, we will host a grand opening for the lakeside park, 20201 Veterans Lane, near 199th Street and Veterans Lane about a mile west of...

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Veterans Park City News Center
Posted on: May 19, 2020

City facilities now partially reopened

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In accordance with the State of Kansas "Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas," most City of Spring Hill facilities will reopen to the public June 8. Face masks are strongly encouraged when visiting each facility. Below is a list of notable dates fo...

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Need to conduct City business? Here's how. 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 Kansan...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 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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City of Spring Hill budget City News Center
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Firework discharge dates set for 2020

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Approved at the April 23 City Council meeting, fireworks for the Independence Day holiday can be discharged Thursday, July 2 through Sunday, July 5 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

For New Year’s Eve, fireworks may be lit 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. De...

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Fireworks information City News Center
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Spring Hill Aquatic Center closed for summer

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May 29 update: Last night, May 28, the Spring Hill City Council made the difficult decision to close the Spring Hill Aquatic Center for the summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Numerous factors went into this extremely difficult decision, the priority bein...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Large Item Day to resume June 3

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Large Item Day will resume in Spring Hill in June. 

If you are Spring Hill resident on the Miami County side, your date is Wednesday, June 3. If you are a Spring Hill resident on the Johnson County side, your date is Wednesday, June 24. Beginning ...

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Acceptable items + more information 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 y...

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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...

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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 n...

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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...

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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 neces...

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Read the full release from the Kansas Governor City News Center
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Spring Hill earns Tree City USA designation

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Spring Hill was recently named a 2019 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. Spring Hill has been a Tree City USA recipient for 24 years. 

Spring Hill achieved Tree City USA recog...

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More information 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 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 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 o...

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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. Gov. Kel...

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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...

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City services impacted by COVID-19 City News Center
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Evoqua updates: Brookwood Farms

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April 23, 2020: As of 3:06 p.m. yesterday afternoon, the H2S gas level in the outfall manhole in Brookwood Farms is at 0.0 parts per million. Field staff reports no outdoor sewer odors in the area as well.

April 22, 2020: It has been approximately six days...

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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 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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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...

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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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ROI document City News Center
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

  • UPDATE MAY 12: Large Item Day will resume ...
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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 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: 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: 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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Additional Info... City News Center
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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Additional information 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: 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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