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From the County’s southwest corner where the intermodal and Logistics Park are expected to generate 14,000 jobs and $1.4 billion, to the northeast region where excitement is building over the anticipated fall 2014 completion of IKEA Merriam, it’s a great time to do business in Johnson County. Over the last 15 years, Johnson County has provided more jobs than any other county in Kansas. Fueled by stellar regional universities and local colleges, a metro-wide focus on entrepreneurship, easy access to transportation and a strong Midwestern work ethic, Johnson County’s economy has created a net increase of 2,800 private sector employers over the past 10 years.

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Johnson County Executive Airport: Notice of Construction and Taxi-Lane Repairs

JOHNSON COUNTY EXECUTIVE AIRPORT - NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION AND TAXI-LANE REPAIRS:  Hangar Siding Replacement and Interim Taxi-lane Repairs at the West T-Hangars, Rows K, L, M, and N.  (October 27, 2014 through the end of the year).  Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Larry Peet at (913) 715-6005 or larry.peet@jocogov.org.

Now Available - Electronic T-Hangar Documents
The County owns and operates a total of 218 T-Hangars at both Johnson County airports.  View the T-Hangar Waiting List Policy for additional information or download the following electronic documents: New Century AirCenter (IXD) T-Hangar Map Layout, Executive Airport (OJC) T-Hangar Map Layout2014 Rental RatesT-Hangar Waitlist RequestT-Hangar Maintenance Request, or Contact Information Update.

Aircraft owners wanting to rent a T-Hangar should call (913) 715-6000 to check availability or email kaylan.collins@jocogov.org.

Airport Commission Selects New Deputy Director

Larry Peet has been Deputy Director for the Johnson County Airport Commission since August 25, 2014 and is responsible for all aviation activities at both Johnson County airports as well as administrative and financial functions.  Larry graduated from St. Louis University's, Parks College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics, majoring in Aviation Management.  He is a commercial, multi-engine instrument rated pilot with over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry.  His operations experience spans from working as a flight deck director aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz, to Senior Airport Operations Supervisor at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.  Larry has also held various positions in the corporate environment including Business Development Manager, Senior Contract Administrator for Europe, Middle East, and Africa; and Senior Sales Engineer.  In 2012, he moved to Kansas City to serve as Director of Sales for Hangar 10 Aviation, after serving as Director of Operations for Port City Air in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Billing Change for JCW Customers in 2014

In January 2014, Johnson County Wastewater completed a multi-year conversion of its billing method to a unified rate model. This means that the current wastewater bills look similar to other utility bills such as water, gas, and electric and is now in line with industry best practices. The current Johnson County Wastewater charge reflects both the costs to operate its system and to invest/reinvest in the capital improvements necessary to operate the system.

In 2013, the capital cost was a uniform rate; all single family residences were charged the same capital amount, regardless of the impact they had on the system.  This charge appeared as Capital Charge (EDU) on the bimonthly bill and was $24.76 bimonthly. Prior to 2013, this charge appeared as a line item titled WASTEWTR CAP on the real estate tax statement.

Under the unified rate model, both operation and capital charges are based on a fixed Service Charge to provide customer service, and a variable Volume Charge based on the volume of water used and discharged to the sanitary sewer system for treatment.

In 2014, Johnson County Wastewater implemented an overall revenue requirement (expenses) increase of 6.5 percent. The amount customers are billed varies from one customer to the next as it is based on their Average Winter Water Usage (AWWU). Those who have a greater impact on the sanitary sewer system will now pay more than those who contribute less. The following table demonstrates how the components of the wastewater bill changed from 2013 to 2014:

2013 Charges:

  • Service Charge (SC):
    • Operations portion of SC = $5.40
    • Capital portion of SC = $0.00
  • Volume Charge:
    • Operations portion of vol. charge = $2.67/1,000 gallons ($0.00267 per gal.)
    • Capital portion of vol. charge = $0.00
  • Capital Charge:
    • EDU fixed capital charge = $148  ($24.67 per bi-monthly bill) 

2014 Charges:

  • Service Charge (SC):
    • O&M portion of SC = $6.33
    • Capital portion of SC= $5.73
  • Volume Charge:
    • O&M portion of vol. charge = $3.27/1,000 gallons ($0.00327 per gal.)
    • Capital portion of vol. charge = $2.24/1,000 gallons ($0.00224 per gal.)

(Please note that Johnson County does not provide tax advice to its customers regarding the deductibility or non-deductibility of its utility charges for federal or state income tax purposes, and advises customers to consult their CPA or other tax professional regarding proper treatment of such charges.)

New- Adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes


As of May 13, 2013, Unincorporated Johnson County Building Codes has adopted and implemented the 2012 International Codes. All permit applications received as of May 13, 2013 will be subject to the 2012 Codes and any amendments to them. For additional information, please refer to the Adopted Codes below. There have been several changes, so be sure to refer to all updated forms and fee tables.

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