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John A. Bartolac, Johnson County Clerk and Director of the Johnson County Department of Records and Tax Administration (RTA), today released valuation and tax levy information for the 2012 Johnson County budgets.
Mon, 10/31/2011 - 1:50pm
For the second time in two months, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners has issued an open burning ban for unincorporated Johnson County.
The ban, which became effective Thursday, October 27, was announced after consultation with the county fire inspector and rural fire district chiefs. The burning ban will remain in effect until it is rescinded by the Board.
Fri, 10/28/2011 - 3:02pm
Johnson County’s 25th Veterans Day Observance Anniversary will spill out into the streets of downtown Olathe on Friday, November 11.
The ceremony, sponsored by Johnson County Government, salutes all veterans, past and present.
Fri, 10/28/2011 - 3:11pm
Johnson County's 25th Annual Veterans Day Observance
Parade begins at 10 a. m. on Kansas Avenue in downtown Olathe
Program begins at 11 a. m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Harrison Street and Dennis Avenue, Olathe.
The Ceremony salutes all veterans, past and present, and honors the 7-158th Aviation Regiment at New Century AirCenter which lost three servicemen in August when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.
Featured speakers include:
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:00am
Friends of JCDS has won a coveted Philly Award, taking 1st place for its 2010 Annual Report, The Art of Caring in the “under $1,000,000” category.
“We are thrilled to receive this honor –- not only because it recognizes our efforts to achieve excellence, but also because if elevates the mission and purpose of the Friends of JCDS in the greater Kansas City community,” said Janet Hoffman, Friends of JCDS executive director, who accepted the award on behalf of the charity.
Tue, 10/25/2011 - 3:20pm
John Phillip (J.P.) Lefmann has been named the 2011 recipient of the Sod Buster Award by the Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association for his 50 years of public service as a zoning board member in Johnson County.
Tue, 10/18/2011 - 9:43am
The Johnson County Library is pleased to announce it will hold the second annual BIG Fall Book Sale in cooperation with Friends of the Library at Metcalf South Shopping Center, 9635 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS, on November 3-5. It will be a great opportunity to stock up on gently used books and audiovisual materials for all ages and interests at bargain prices. Most items are just 50¢ or $1.00 with a few specially priced items.
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:00am - Sat, 11/05/2011 - 3:00pm
Metcalf South Shopping Center, 9635 Metcalf, Overland Park
The Johnson County Library will host a community issues forum: The Border War on Tuesday, October 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS. The event is in conjunction with the Library’s Legacies of the Civil War Series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and Kansas statehood.
Tue, 10/25/2011 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS
Emergency management and emergency communications in Johnson County now are under the umbrella of the newly created Johnson County Department of Emergency Management and Communications.
The new department, approved Thursday, October 13, by unanimous vote of the Board of County Commissioners consolidates the former Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security with the Department of Emergency Communications.
Thu, 10/13/2011 - 11:11am
On October 13, 2011, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners authorized a Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program (VRIP) intended to further reduce the size of the Johnson County workforce to a more balanced and sustainable size.
Thu, 10/13/2011 - 5:09pm
JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS (October 13, 2011) — Johnson County bonds, totaling $16.8 million, have been
reaffirmed as AAA by Standard and Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s, the nation’s leading debt-rating
Reaffirmation of the “triple-triple,” the highest rating available for a governmental entity by the
three agencies, is particularly meaningful in light of the historic Standard and Poor’s downgrade
of U. S. government debt on August 5.
Thu, 10/13/2011 - 5:14pm