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Posted on: May 2, 2022

City Attorney responds to concerns over Indecent Exposure ordinance

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Spring Hill City Council members unanimously adopted a city ordinance prohibiting indecent exposure at the regular City Council meeting on April 28, 2022. Spring Hill City Attorney Charles Dunlay explains that the ordinance does not impact breastfeeding.

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City News Center
Posted on: April 26, 2022

Aquatic Center reopening for 2022 season

May 29 - Aug. 14

Our Spring Hill Aquatic Center will reopen for the 2022 season and we can’t wait to share it with you!

Opening Day

  • Noon, Sunday, May 29

Admission

  • Daily admission is $5
    1. As always, seniors 62 and older and children 2 and under are free.
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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Mayor Berkey delivers State of the City address

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Mayor Joe Berkey delivered the 2022 State of the City address. It was his first address since taking office in January 2022. 

Mayor Berkey described his first few months in office and provided reports from each department in the City of Spring Hil...

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City News Center
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Phones down at City offices

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City phone lines, including the clerk at the police department, continue to be down. 

Issues with the phones started on Monday. Crews are working to restore service.

If you need assistance, contact:
Community Development - planning@springhillks.gov
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City News Center
Posted on: February 7, 2022

City Cemetery records now available online

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Records with the City Cemetery are now available online. The website allows users to find a loved one or search public records.

Most entries include birthdates and death dates. The entries date back to the 1800s, just a few years after the City of Spring H...

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City News Center
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Legal opinions waived from attorney-client privilege

CITY COUNCIL UPDATE

At the City Council meeting on January 27, 2022, councilmembers voted to waive attorney-client privilege for two legal opinions written by City Attorney Mr. Charles Dunlay.

Those legal opinions may be viewed here:

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City News Center
Posted on: January 27, 2022

City Attorney publishes research regarding City Council vacancies

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Pursuant to the direction of Mayor Joe Berkey, we conducted legal research and analysis regarding the procedure and requirements for filling vacancies in the Spring Hill City Council and the City's, and the Mayor's options to appoint cou...

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City News Center
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Free at-home COVID tests available from federal government

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The federal government is making at-home COVID testing kits available for free. 

To get your testing kits, visit covidtests.gov. The site explains that every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests.

The site will redi...

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City News Center
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Senior nutrition program closes in-person dining

Nutrition Services Update

The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging temporarily closed in-person dining at Neighborhood Centers for the nutrition program. This includes at the Spring Hill Civic Center.

This goes into effect on Tuesday, January 18. A "grab and go" lunch opti...

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City News Center
Posted on: January 10, 2022

New councilmembers sworn in, Council votes for Mayor appointment

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Spring Hill's newly elected councilmembers Joe Berkey and Brian Peel took the oath of office at the January 10 City Council meeting. Councilmembers voted Joe Berkey to fulfil the office of Mayor. The council then voted Diana Roth as Council Presi...
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City News Center
Posted on: January 4, 2022

System error sends multiple utility bills

Utility Bill Update

Utility customers in Spring Hill may have received more than one utility billing statement via email from the City of Spring Hill in the month of January.

The City confirmed that a system error sent statements to customers multiple times.

The statements are...

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City News Center
Posted on: December 31, 2021

Public Works anticipates winter weather

2022 Emergency Snow Route

The Spring Hill Public Works Department is preparing to clear streets over the New Year holiday.

The National Weather Service predicts wintry weather for the Kansas City Metro area the morning of January 1, 2022. 

Spring Hill Public Works wants to ...

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City News Center
Posted on: December 15, 2021

City Attorney publishes legal opinion

CITY COUNCIL UPDATE

Spring Hill City Attorney publishes opinion pursuant to questions posed at November 18, 2021 City Council Meeting.

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Potential COVID exposure at City Council meeting

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The City of Spring Hill was notified this morning (12/13/21) that a person who attended the 12/9/21 City Council meeting has tested positive for COVID-19.
Anyone who attended the meeting may have come into close contact with this person. 
The CDC s...
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City News Center
Posted on: December 3, 2021

Lane closures at Hwy 169 and 199th

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The left turn lanes on southbound U.S. Highway 169 are closed. Road crews will be adding an additional turning lane. Southbound 169 is reduced to one lane. The closure is expected to last six weeks, weather permitting. 

Traffic is detoured to 223r...

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City News Center
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Notice of Budget Hearing

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The governing body of the City of Spring Hill will meet on December 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed amended use of funds. 

Detailed budget information is available at Spri...

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City News Center
Posted on: November 18, 2021

City Councilmember resigns, City Attorney explains next steps

CITY COUNCIL UPDATE

Councilmember and Mayor-Elect Mr. Tyler Graves has announced his resignation effective 7 p.m. on November 18, 2021.

Mayor Steven Ellis has asked for and received a legal opinion from Spring Hill City Attorney Charles Dunlay. 

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City News Center
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Hometown Holidays 2021 celebration approaches

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The City of Spring Hill is excited to invite residents to Hometown Holidays 2021 on Friday, December 3rd.

In 2020, Spring Hill adjusted Hometown Holidays to accommodate an outdoor event. The traditional event is back in 2021 with indoor and outdoor activit...

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City News Center
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Phone service restored at City offices

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UPDATE 11:45 A.M. Phones are back on the line. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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City offices in Spring Hill do not have operating phones at this time.
This includes all city facilities and the Spring Hill Police Departmen...
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City News Center
Posted on: November 4, 2021

New K9 joins Spring Hill Police Department

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The City of Spring Hill and the Spring Hill Police Department welcome K9 Officer Loki. Loki is a two-year-old Malinois/Shepherd mix from Olesno, Poland.

He was purchased by the Olathe Police Department from a kennel in Pennsylvania. During a medical screen...

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City News Center
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund 2021 now accepting donations

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‘Tis the season! We know it’s not quite Christmastime yet, but it is time to start collecting donations for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. The fund started in 2013 to raise money for organizations that serve our community&a...

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City News Center
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Giving Grove is ready for harvest

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The Giving Grove is ready for a visit from your family! The grove is located behind the Civic Center. The trees were planted by Kansas City Community Gardens. Its mission is to help communities in the Kansas City metro area by planting edible trees on vac...

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City News Center
Posted on: September 24, 2021

City of Spring Hill Fall Festival activities

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The City of Spring Hill and is thrilled to be participating in the 2021 Fall Festival.

Starting at 10 a.m., the Spring Hill Police Department's new Honor Guard will lead the parade. It is the inaugural event for the Honor Guard.

SHPD officers will ...

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City News Center
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Webster Street project moving into Phase 4

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The Webster Street improvements project is scheduled to enter Phase 4 on Thursday, September 16 at 10 a.m.

The project's contractor, Superior Bowen, will close the northbound lanes of Webster from South Street to Lawrence Street. Northbound traffi...

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City News Center
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Notice of Budget Hearing

2022 BUDGET HEARING

The governing body of The City of Spring Hill, Kansas will meet on the 23rd of September, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Council Chambers, 401 N Madison Street, Spring Hill, Kansas, 66083 for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to th...

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City News Center
Posted on: September 7, 2021

2022 Budget Hearing Update

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Dear Residents of Spring Hill, 

In 2020, Spring Hill adopted a biannual budget process.  Through this process, the City adopted a budget for 2021 and, at the same time, conditionally approved a budget for 2022.  Then, earlier thi...

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City News Center
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Webster Street improvements entering Phase 2

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Phase 2 of the Webster Street improvements will begin on Monday, August 23rd. The contractor will work on the same stretch of Webster in the southbound lanes.

The project's contractor, Superior Bowen, says the concrete work is complete and cured i...

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City News Center
Posted on: August 18, 2021

RWD #2 to temporarily use free chlorine

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September 15, 2021 UPDATE: RWD #2 will continue the free chlorine burnout through September 30, 2021.

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Starting August 18, RWD #2 is using free chlorine for up to the next 30 days. It will temporarily discontinue using combined chlorine. This...
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City News Center
Posted on: August 17, 2021

191st and Ridgeview will no longer be a 4-way stop

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191st and Ridgeview will no longer be a 4-way stop.
The City of Spring Hill temporarily turned the intersection into a 4-way to handle the larger traffic load caused by the closure at 199th and Ridgeview. Upon further review and consultation with Johnson C...
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City News Center
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Construction begins on Webster Street

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Construction on Webster Street from South Street to 207th Street begins this week.
The work includes curb, sidewalk, ADA ramp replacement, concrete pavement patching, milling and a UBAS (ultra-thin bonded asphalt surface) pavement overlay. 
Work wi...
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City News Center
Posted on: August 2, 2021

S&P Global Ratings says Spring Hill economy is "strong"

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S&P Global Ratings assigned its 'AA-" rating to Spring Hill. 

The credit-rating agency says Spring Hill has a strong economy, strong management, adequate budgetary performance, very strong budgetary flexibility, very strong liqui...

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City News Center
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Cooling center opens at Civic Center

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The 401 Event Space at the Civic Center (401 N Madison) is open as a cooling center on Wednesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 29 from noon to 9 p.m. 

The public is welcome to spend time in the air conditioning. Water is available.

The National Weath...

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City News Center
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Mayor to deliver State of the City Address

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Mayor Steven Ellis is set to deliver the State of the City Address at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27.

The public may watch via livestream through Spring Hill Sport Live at this link: https://bit.ly/372AlzI..

The annual event is hosted by the City of Spring Hil...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Senior nutrition program returns in person

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After a hiatus due to COVID-19, the senior nutrition program is now meeting in person again.

The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging provides nutritious meals Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Spring Hill Civic Center. Anyone over the age of 60 an...

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City News Center
Posted on: July 15, 2021

Webster Street improvements coming in August

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Construction to make improvements on Webster Street will begin August 9. 

At a pre-construction meeting on July 15, Spring Hill Public Works Director Jackie Messer met with engineers Dan Miller and Greg Van Patten from Lamp Rynearson, and the proj...

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City News Center
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Open Gym returns

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Open Gym is returning at the Civic Center!
Every Thursday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, the gym is open for all ages.
Participants must sign a waiver or have the form on file. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an a...
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City News Center
Posted on: June 18, 2021

National Weather Service issues heat advisory

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The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for portions of Kansas, including Spring Hill. It remains in effect until 7 p.m. on Friday, June 18.

Meteorologists predict heat index values of up to 108 degrees. 

The National Weather Service wa...

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City News Center
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Justice Center plan and expenditure report

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Spring Hill Mayor, Steven Ellis, released a letter to Spring Hill residents regarding the Spring Hill Justice Center Needs Assessment.

"Dear Fellow Residents,

Last year during our budget discussions a question was raised about short- and long-term faci...

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City News Center
Posted on: June 4, 2021

CARS program contributes to road improvement projects

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The County Assistance Road System (CARS) program has contributed funds to several road improvements in Spring Hill.

The CARS program is funded through Johnson County’s share of the State of Kansas’ Special City County Highway Fund (comm...

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City News Center
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Spring Hill ends mask requirement for vaccinated individuals

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The City of Spring Hill adopts the Centers for Disease control guidance on mask-wearing and social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals.
The CDC, State of Kansas and Johnson County Department of Health say that individuals who are fully vaccinated f...
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City News Center
Posted on: May 10, 2021

FCC to begin Broadband Subsidies

On Wednesday, May 12, low-income families can begin applying for the Emergency Broadband Benefit through the FCC, to help cover the cost of their broadband service and the purchase of a new laptop, desktop or tablet. To be eligible, a family must meet at ...

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