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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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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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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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Zoning regulations for homeless shelters
02/07/2020
The City of Lenexa has begun an in-depth process to update City Code to more comprehensively address how homeless shelters are regulated throughout the community. This process will address which zones can accommodate a shelter use and to what extent churches can include sheltering the homeless as an accessory use of their facility. We invite residents to participate in the process to help us create regulations that work for the whole community.
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Farmers Market plants seeds for a fresh season
02/05/2020
The Lenexa Farmers Market welcomed nearly 30,000 visitors during its second season. In addition to supporting the Market by buying local, here are six other ways to get involved this year.
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Busting common flood insurance myths
01/27/2020
You may know how important it is to insure your home, vehicle and health — but flood insurance often isn’t a priority for many residents, especially if they don’t live near a body of water.
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Program helps preserve Lenexa's neighborhoods
01/16/2020
You might spot a Lenexa Community Standards employee walking around a home in your neighborhood over the next couple of months. It’s likely that they’re completing a routine rental property inspection.
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Potholes in Lenexa
A Quick Guide to Potholes
01/15/2020
Potholes are an unavoidable nuisance this time of year. They’re created when snow and ice melt as part of the seasonal freeze-thaw cycle.
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What's next for Parks & Recreation
01/14/2020
The needs of a community can evolve over time. That’s why the City of Lenexa will undertake two important projects in 2020 to ensure its first-rate parks and diverse recreation programs continue to meet the needs of residents.
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