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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Disruption of water aesthetics possible for June

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Beginning this month, Miami County Rural Water District 2, the City’s water supplier, will conduct their annual Free Chlorine Burnout to the water distribution system.

This will cause some disruption in the aesthetics of the water including the t...

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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: 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: June 1, 2018

Aquatic Center ride closed for 2018 season

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Due to unforeseen issues and contractor repair scheduling, the river slides attraction on the east side of the Spring Hill Aquatic Center will be closed for the 2018 season.The rest of the Aquatic Center will be open and available as usual.

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

City seeking applicants for SHRC vacancy

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The City of Spring Hill is seeking applicants for a City-appointed position on the Spring Hill Recreation Commission board. The term serves until June 2020. 

Applications are due to the City Clerk by noon June 15, 2018, by mail at P.O. Box 424, Sp...

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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 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: 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: May 1, 2018

Staff polishes skills on new equipment

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Public Works employees received training on a new piece of equipment last month.

Instructors from Key Equipment were on hand to provide classroom training and hands-on training on a new PipeHunter Jet/Vac Trailer.

The multi-use machine:• Cleans san...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

New single-family home permits up

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The landscape of Spring Hill is changing.

As of late April, 67 new single-family home permits have been issued by our Community Development department. That’s nearly double from this time last year with only 37 issued through April 13, 2017!

At th...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Is your garage sale sign in the right spot?

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It's time for garage sale signs to start appearing! With the Citywide Garage Sale weekend set for June 8, 9 and 10, here’s a few reminders for your signs!There is no permit required to place a garage sale sign but residents will want to make sur...

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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

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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 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: December 21, 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 &am...

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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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