2019 Initiatives

New Programs Available to Residents


Compost Bin Rebate PRogram

The City of Roeland Park is committed to helping residents divert organic materials from landfills and is offering a rebate to residents to begin a home composting program. Eligible residents can get a rebate of up to $75 for the purchase of a home compost bin or by building one. 


Program Guidelines
Compost Bin Rebate Application

COmpost Workshops

The City along with the Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Office will host workshops for those wanting to learn more about backyard composting. Those who attend a workshop will be prioritized for a rebate and be eligible for the maximum rebate of $75. Those who do not attend a workshop may receive a rebate of up to $40, subject to availability.

Compost workshops will be held at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive, in the Neighbor's Place Room on the following dates:

  • Saturday, April 27th at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15th at 6 p.m.

Please RSVP to Wade at wholtkamp@roelandpark.org or call 913-722-2600 to reserve your spot. 

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Youth Advisory Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee will consist of up to 18 young people aged 13-19 who want to make an impact on their community by influencing policy, leading community service initiatives and becoming an informed citizen.

Volunteers are appointed by the City Council and serve one-year terms. The committee will be supported by City Staff and a liaison from the Governing Body. The Committee will meet once per month and will have an expected monthly time commitment of approximately 1-5 hours. To apply, please complete an online form

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Neighbors Helping NEighbors

This program provides assistance to qualified Roeland Park resident homeowners for exterior home improvements using volunteers and contract labor. Those who meet income guidelines can get assistance with a variety of exterior home repairs such as: 

  • repair or replacement of damaged shutters, wood-siding shingles, and guttering;
  • improvements, modification and installation of aids for disabled persons such as ramps and handrails;
  • exterior painting, minor repair of windows, storm doors and garage doors; and more

Those with active property code violations will receive priority for this program which is funded at $10,000 in 2019. 

Additional Details

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Brochure
Detailed Program Information and Application
Apply Online

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Property Tax Assistance Program

Northeast Johnson County has seen some of the highest residential property value increases in the County. To help assist low-income residents with the additional tax burden, the City is offering a rebate to those who qualify of the City portion of property taxes. The 2019 Budget provides for up to $15,000 in rebates to eligible homeowners. Additional details of this program will be available soon.

Program Details and Application