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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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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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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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Love Yourself February
Love Yourself February at the Rec Center
01/21/2020
The month of February is a great time to practice some self-care. Check out these members-only activities at the Lenexa Rec Center.
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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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Enroll in summer camps starting Jan. 22
01/13/2020
Kids will encounter new experiences and faces through Lenexa Parks & Recreation youth summer camps in 2020. Online registration is available this year.
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Kansas Counts 2020 Census
Why should I take the census?
01/11/2020
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau counts each resident in the United States. The next census will begin April 1, 2020.
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Host your next great event in Lenexa
01/08/2020
Whether you're planning a wedding reception, a birthday party, a family reunion or a business meeting this year, the City of Lenexa offers a variety of popular outdoor park shelters and indoor rental options.
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Did your New Year’s resolution include looking for a new job? The City of Lenexa will host an upcoming career fair on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon, to highlight numerous full- and part-time job opportunities available with the city.
City of Lenexa Career Fair on Feb. 1
01/03/2020
Did your New Year’s resolution include looking for a new job? The City of Lenexa will host an upcoming career fair on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, from 9 a.m. to noon, to highlight numerous full- and part-time job opportunities available with the city. Job applicants do not have to be residents of the City of Lenexa.
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Winter Weather Safety Tips
01/02/2020
When extremely cold temperatures or winter precipitation are in the forecast, consider staying indoors, keep your phones charged and use these cold weather safety tips from our electrical service provider, Evergy (formerly KCP&L and Westar):
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Free tax prep help for Kansas residents
12/18/2019
Get free tax preparation assistance from AARP Tax-Aide at the Lenexa Senior Center from February through April 2020.
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We're hiring for summer positions.
We're Hiring for Summer
12/18/2019
The cold days of winter may be ahead of us but reality is, it’s never too early to talk about summer jobs.
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Lenexa names new Fire Chief
12/16/2019
After rising through the ranks of the Lenexa Fire Department for 25 years, Travis Vaughn has been appointed to serve as the new Fire Chief for the City of Lenexa.
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Winter Farmers Market
Lenexa Farmers Market heads indoors for winter
12/16/2019
Brrr, it’s cold outside! But you can still shop for locally raised, grown and made products all winter long at our Winter Farmers Market.
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Homeless shelter to operate in Lenexa church
12/13/2019
The City of Lenexa, Kansas and the Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church have reached an agreement that will allow Project 10/20 to operate a homeless shelter in the church for the next three winter seasons or until the Lenexa City Council adopts new codes regulating homeless shelters.
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Snow season self-help
12/05/2019
Give yourself peace of mind during winter storms this season by knowing how we tackle snow removal, how you can help the streets get cleared more efficiently, and how you can prevent common winter weather nuisances.
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Lenexa Residents Satisfied With City Services
12/04/2019
How satisfied are Lenexa residents? Where can the city improve? What priorities are of greatest interest?
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New SMSD Aquatic Center will draw visitors to Lenexa
12/02/2019
The new Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center will welcome regional and national swim and dive tournaments to its Olympic-sized pool in Lenexa.
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CIP Public Hearing Next Week
11/12/2019
City leaders are ready to start studying Lenexa’s recommended 2020-2024 Capital Improvement Program, with a review work session coming up and a public hearing planned for Nov. 19. The CIP serves as a guide for planning, funding and scheduling capital projects over a five-year period. The CIP is reviewed each year, and projects may be added, removed or reprioritized during that time. The new CIP is typically adopted by the City Council each December.
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Don’t pass up these flexible Rec Center pass options
10/22/2019
Take advantage of Lenexa Rec Center amenities from time to time without a membership. Our flexible pass options are ideal for occasional use and for students home during a holiday break.
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Complete Streets Plan accepted by City Council
09/03/2019
A plan for creating safer, more comfortable routes for bicyclists, pedestrians, drivers and other travelers was recently accepted by the Lenexa City Council.
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