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Joint Statement Regarding Equity and Diversity
08/05/2020
A joint statement of Lenexa's Governing Body regarding equity and diversity was approved at the August 4, 2020 meeting.
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National Farmers Market Week honors local food heroes
07/27/2020
National Farmers Market Week (Aug. 2–8, 2020) is an annual celebration that highlights the important role farmers markets like Lenexa's play in our nation’s food system.
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COVID-19 under microscope
How Rec Center handles COVID-19 incidents
07/21/2020
Your health and safety is our highest priority — especially during the current global pandemic. The Lenexa Rec Center has plans in place for eliminating or minimizing exposure to COVID-19 for patrons and staff.
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Treat or remove your ash tree soon
07/10/2020
The destructive effects of the emerald ash borer on Lenexa’s tree population are exceptionally prevalent this summer. If there’s an ash tree on your property, take steps now to avoid having to pay for an emergency tree removal or repairs to property damaged by falling trees or limbs.​
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Summertime safety
07/01/2020
Extra time at home means more time to do a thorough safety check and develop good habits to keep yourself, our family and your property safe. Try these tips from the Lenexa Police Department.
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COVID-19 pandemic expected to impact 2021 City Budget
06/24/2020
The 2021 Recommended Budget is ready for review by the Lenexa Governing Body and the public.
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Some projects, planning efforts on hold in 2020
06/19/2020
Revenue uncertainty and prevention efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic have paused some major public construction projects and long-term planning efforts that were scheduled to start this year. While these projects have been delayed, they are not canceled.
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Putting a pool in your backyard this summer? City permits are required
06/15/2020
Backyard pool sales have made a big splash this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And, while many can’t wait to jump in, Lenexa wants to make sure residents are safe.
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New Director of Information Technology Named
05/27/2020
City Manager Beccy Yocham announced today that Jerry Swingle will join Lenexa’s senior management team as Director of Information Technology.
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What’s happening with Lenexa events
05/27/2020
Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, we’re changing how we gather right now in order to help keep each other safe. Here's a status update on many popular festivals and events that were originally planned for the next few months.
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Lenexa Parks & Recreation reopening plan
Parks & Recreation lays out coronavirus reopening plans
05/15/2020
Lenexa Parks & Recreation facilities, programs and events have been largely suspended for the last two months to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have worked hard to develop responsible operating plans as we aim for the safe, gradual reopening of services.
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City attorney reflects on 31-year career
05/04/2020
City Attorney Cindy Harmison will retire May 8 after 31 years of service with the City of Lenexa. In this Q & A, she reflects on ways Lenexa has changed over the years, her most memorable experiences and the rewards of public service.
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What to know about fishing and boating in Lenexa
04/17/2020
Hooked on fishing or boating? There are opportunities to enjoy both in Lenexa. During the COVID-19 outbreak, our ponds and lakes remain open for recreation. Here’s what you need to know.
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Improvements coming to intersection near Old Town
04/06/2020
The City of Lenexa is preparing to begin improvements designed to enhance safety and access at the intersection of 95th Street and Santa Fe Trail Drive.
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Farmers Market opening day delayed due to COVID-19
03/31/2020
We are postponing the Lenexa Farmers Market's outdoor season until further notice. It was set to open Saturday, April 25.
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Improved Sport Courts to Open by Summer
Improved Sport Courts to Open by Summer
03/18/2020
We’ve made a lot of progress on reconstructing the aging sport courts at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park and nearby Bois D’Arc Park. But they won’t open for several more months.
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Coronavirus precautions at Lenexa Rec Center
03/12/2020
We are taking every precaution to keep Lenexa Rec Center visitors and employees safe during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. For now, Rec Center hours remain the same. Should this change, we will communicate information via our website, social media and emails.
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Here’s the ‘dill’ on pickleball changes at Rec Center
03/05/2020
To accommodate more pickleballers at the Lenexa Rec Center while also ensuring play time for other activities, we are reinforcing existing policies and have put in place changes to streamline pickleball play.
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2020 State of the City
2020 State of the City Address
02/19/2020
Below is the text of Mayor Mike Boehm's prepared remarks for the 2020 State of the City address. It has been another exceptional year for Lenexa and it is an honor to deliver my 18th State of the City address.
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Winners awarded in HeART of Lenexa Contest
02/07/2020
Fourteen area artists were recently honored for their exceptional work inspired by what they love about Lenexa as part of the fifth annual HeART of Lenexa Contest.
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