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111 S Cherry, Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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We want your input!
January 20, 2017

In case you haven't heard, the Johnson County Library (JCL) in Lenexa — currently known as "Lackman Library" and located at 15345 W 87th St Pkwy — will be closing and reopening at a larger location in the new Lenexa City Center! 

The Lackman Library was identified in JCL's 20-year comprehensive master plan as a location in need of expanded capacity. In 2015, the Board of County Commissioners adopted the county's first mill levy increase in a decade (3.3 mills total), of which .75 mills was dedicated to implementation of JCL's comprehensive master plan. The plan includes building a new location in Western Shawnee, relocating the Lackman branch in Lenexa, modernizing other facilitlies and creating a new Operations Center to increase circulation efficiency and helping fund future improvements in southern Johnson County as population increases occur.

Johnson County Library wants to hear input from residents about what features or services you want included in the new library's design. There's a public input session on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Lackman Library so swing by if you can. If you can't make it in person, submit your feedback on JCL's website, jocolibrary.org.

County's 2017 budget book will be posted online
January 18, 2017

The 2017 budget book for Johnson County is being prepared and will be available online before the end of the month. The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopted the FY 2017 budget for Johnson County on August 11, 2016.

The total county budget of $944 million is composed of $338 million in county general services expenditures. The remaining $606 million are expenditures for Wastewater, Park & Recreation, Library, Airport and various other fee- and grant-funded services as well as transfers between departments and reserves. 

The total budget reserves are $209.1 million with county general fund reserves estimated at $71.2 million, or approximately 23 percent, which helps the county maintain its Triple-A credit rating by the nation’s top three bond rating companies.

The final setting of the FY 2017 mill levy was established in October with the latest property valuations by the Department of Records and Tax Administration.

FY 2017’s levy for Johnson County Government involves the county’s three taxing districts: County, Library and Park and Recreation. It includes 19.582 mills for the County Taxing District, 3.912 mills for the Johnson County Library Taxing District and 3.101 mills for the county Park and Recreation Taxing District.

The county was able to maintain a flat mill levy despite several revenue impacts from the state and Johnson County continues to have the lowest county mill levy in Kansas. One mill equals $1 on every $1,000 of a homeowner’s assessed valuation.

Make it to class with RideKC
January 17, 2017

Today marks the start of the spring semester for students at the University of Kansas and Johnson County Community College. If you don’t have access to a vehicle, consider using RideKC to make it to your classes. Transit riders can find RideKC’s maps and schedules online including routes for service from Lawrence. The K-10 Connector serves as a bridge between Lawrence and Johnson County, connecting students to the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. All routes for Johnson County can be found on RideKC’s website.

Ice storm anticipated for JoCo Friday through Sunday
January 13, 2017

With forecasts for the metro continuing to indicate freezing rain and potential for significant icing this weekend, Johnson County officials are asking residents to prepare now for power outages, cold temperatures and hazardous travel.

“Ice storms can result in power outages and dangerous driving conditions, so we are asking residents to prepare for that possibility and limit travel during the storm if possible,” said Dan Robeson, emergency management coordinator for Johnson County. “Our staff will be monitoring the situation throughout the weekend and coordinating with city officials and state emergency management.”

The Johnson County Library is cancelling special events and public programs this weekend, in anticipation of icy winter weather conditions. Among the programs cancelled or postponed are the YAAC Dress Up After Hours on Friday, Jan. 13 and Kansas Day on Saturday, Jan. 14. See all cancellations on the Library’s website.

Johnson County Meals on Wheels, congregate meal sites and Catch-a-Ride will not operate Friday, Jan. 13 due to concerns about the anticipated ice storm.

Visit the county's news release about the potential ice storm for additional information.

Please note all Johnson County Government offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Johnson County Motor Vehicle to open late Jan. 12
January 9, 2017

All three Johnson County Motor Vehicle offices will open late Thursday, Jan. 12, to conduct an all-employee safety training. The motor vehicle offices located at 782 N. Ridgeview Rd. in Olathe, 6000 Lamar in Mission and Dealer/Fleet Services at 111 S. Cherry St. in Olathe will open 10 a.m. Jan. 12 and will remain open until 4:30 p.m.

Training will be led by Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and will address safety issues including an active shooter scenario. Since 2010, Johnson County Motor Vehicle has conducted biennial security and active shooter trainings for staff. Historically the month of January yields 33 percent fewer motor vehicle transactions compared to other months. No vehicles registrations are set to expire in January.

JCPRD Summer Job Fair Jan. 11
January 6, 2017

Mid-January is the perfect time to start making plans for summer seasonal jobs! The Johnson County Park & Recreation District is conducting a Summer Job Fair on Jan. 11.

This event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the board room of the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park (7900 Renner Road, Shawnee). No appointment is necessary for this drop-in event and participants can apply onsite. No resume is required.

With more than 200 positions to fill, the fair will focus on seasonal and part-time summer jobs, but there are also some immediate openings. Some examples of jobs to be filled include summer camp positions, lifeguards, concessions, sports facility maintenance, marina workers, fitness instructors and sports officials. Job sites are located throughout Johnson County.

If you have questions, please call 913-432-7773 or visit jcprd.com for current openings. JCPRD is an equal opportunity employer.