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Phone: 913-715-0725

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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Happy Kansas Day!
January 29, 2015

Kansas Day is celebrated annually on January 29 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1861 admission of Kansas into the Union. Kansas Day is not a public holiday, but it is a state-wide observation. It was first celebrated in 1877 by schoolchildren in Paola.

Annual Kansas Day celebrations include school field trips and special projects to study the history of Kansas, special visits by students to the Statehouse in Topeka, performances of Home on the Range, the Kansas State Song, and special proclamations by the Governor of Kansas and members of the Kansas Legislature.

Today Kansas is 154 years old (Johnson County was founded six years earlier, on August 25, 1855).

10-year-old Lenexa girl receives MED-ACT Award of Appreciation
January 27, 2015

A 10-year-old Lenexa girl received an award from Johnson County MED-ACT and the Overland Park Fire Deparmment this week for using her sign language skills to help paramdeics communicate with a car crash victim. You can learn more about Susan Yesenia Diosdado's heroic story by viewing the Johnson County MED-ACT Facebook page (be sure to like them while you are there) or these media reports.

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Final week to recycle Christmas trees
January 26, 2015

It’s the final week to drop-off discarded natural Christmas trees for recycling in Johnson County.

Sponsored by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, three collection sites to recycle the trees will end on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Approximately 1,700 trees have been collected to date in the program that began the day after Christmas. The program “recycles” the trees, mulching some for use on trails and in landscaping while others will be used to improve fish habitat in district lakes.

The collection sites are:

  • the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee;
  • the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe; and,
  • the north side of the parking lot at the Marina at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.

Trees will be collected during regular winter park hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., except at Shawnee Mission Park, which opens at 6 a.m. in the winter. No yard waste will be accepted — only Christmas trees.

There is no charge for the disposal of trees. The program is open to anyone regardless of residency. For additional information, please call 913-888-4713.

Mail ballots for school district elections due by Jan. 27
January 21, 2015

By now, registered voters in five Johnson County school districts should have received ballots in the mail related to questions about local option budget authority; Shawnee Mission School District has a second question on its ballot related to issuing bonds for facilities improvements and upgrades. Questions for each District mail ballot can be found below.

All ballots are due by noon on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

The final day to request a replacement ballot is January 23, 2015. Replacement ballot request forms can be found here, or by contacting the Johnson County Elections Office at 913-782-3441.

For additional information, please visit http://www.jocoelection.org

 

MAIL BALLOT QUESTIONS BY DISTRICT:

 

Blue Valley USD #229

Shall the following be adopted?

“Shall the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 229, Johnson County, State of Kansas, be authorized to maintain its local option budget authority at 33% of its state financial aid and that this authorization be continuous and permanent.”

Jan.   6 - Last day to register KSA 25-2311
Jan.   7 - Mailing of ballots begins KSA 25-433(a)
Jan. 23 - Last day to mail replacement ballots KSA 25-433(d)
Jan. 27 - Election Day - ballots due by 12 Noon KSA 25-433(b)
Feb.   2 - Final Canvass

 

Gardner-Edgerton USD #231

Shall the following be adopted?

“Shall the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 231, Johnson & Miami Counties, State of Kansas, be authorized to increase its local option budget authority by an additional 3% (from 30% to 33%) of its state financial aid?”

Jan.   6 - Last day to register KSA 25-2311
Jan.   7 - Mailing of ballots begins KSA 25-433(a)
Jan. 23 - Last day to mail replacement ballots KSA 25-433(d)
Jan. 27 - Election Day - ballots due by 12 Noon KSA 25-433(b)
Feb.   2 - Final Canvass

 

De Soto USD #232

Shall the following be adopted?

“Shall the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 232, Johnson County, State of Kansas, be authorized to maintain its local option budget authority at 33% of its state financial aid and this authorization be continuous and permanent?”

Jan.   6 - Last day to register KSA 25-2311
Jan.   7 - Mailing of ballots begins KSA 25-433(a)
Jan. 23 - Last day to mail replacement ballots KSA 25-433(d)
Jan. 27 - Election Day - ballots due by 12 Noon KSA 25-433(b)
Feb.   2 - Final Canvass

 

Olathe USD #233

Shall the following be adopted?

“Shall the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 233, Johnson County, State of Kansas, be authorized to maintain its local option budget authority at 33% of its state financial aid and this authorization be continuous and permanent?”

Jan.   6 - Last day to register KSA 25-2311
Jan.   7 - Mailing of ballots begins KSA 25-433(a)
Jan. 23 - Last day to mail replacement ballots KSA 25-433(d)
Jan. 27 - Election Day - ballots due by 12 Noon KSA 25-433(b)
Feb.   2 - Final Canvass

 

Shawnee Mission USD #512

Question 1:
Shall the following be adopted?

“Shall the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 512, Johnson County, State of Kansas, be authorized to maintain its local option budget authority at 33% of its state financial aid and that this authorization be continuous and permanent?”

Question 2:
Shall the following be adopted?

Shall Unified School District No. 512, Johnson County, Kansas (Shawnee Mission), issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $223,000,000, to purchase and improve sites, to acquire, construct, equip, furnish, repair, remodel and make additions to buildings used for school district purposes, including the addition of new school buildings and other improvements, and all other necessary appurtenances and improvements related thereto, and to pay fees and expenses related thereto; all pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 10-101 et seq.; K.S.A. 25-431 et seq.; K.S.A. 25-2018(f); and K.S.A. 72-6761?

Jan.   6 - Last day to register KSA 25-2311
Jan.   7 - Mailing of ballots begins KSA 25-433(a)
Jan. 23 - Last day to mail replacement ballots KSA 25-433(d)
Jan. 27 - Election Day - ballots due by 12 Noon KSA 25-433(b)
Feb.   2 - Final Canvass

 

 

 

Severe Weather Spotter Seminar scheduled for January 26
January 20, 2015

Maintaining a local team of trained storm spotters ensures our community gets the very best severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings from the National Weather Service.

The annual Severe Weather Spotter Seminar will be held Monday, January 26, 7 - 9 p.m. at Olathe Northwest High School in the Performing Arts Center. The seminar is free and open to the public. Anyone with a fascination in severe weather is encouraged to attend. No registration necessary.

Andy Bailey, meteorologist from the National Weather Service forecasting office in Pleasant Hill, Mo., will lead the seminar.

 

Olathe Northwest High School

21300 College Blvd

Olathe, KS 66061

Former Sprint, HCA Midwest Health exec joins JoCo
January 20, 2015

Brad Reinhardt has been selected as Johnson County's new Director of Facilities Management.

Most recently, Reinhardt spent five of his 15 years at Sprint as the Real Estate Manager of National Facilities Management, overseeing facility management services for a national portfolio of commercial, retail and technical facilities. His career experience prior to Sprint included Director of Engineering/Plant Operations for HCA Midwest Health, and prior to that, a combined 15 years as a consulting engineer with Henderson Engineers, Inc. and Black & Veatch.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas. A long-time resident of Johnson County, Reinhardt is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and spent three years on the Blue Valley School District Facilities Planning Committee.

More information is available here.