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County Manager's Office

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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Weekly Budget Blog
July 30, 2015

The public hearing on the proposed 2016 budget took place this week. Get the recap in this week's Budget Blog

Vote for Johnson County's new flag
July 30, 2015

The flag is a symbol of our county visible at all of our buildings. It helps residents identify places where county services are offered.

As part of a countywide rebranding effort that began in 2013, Johnson County adopted a new logo that can now be seen on county vehicles, informational materials and forms, the website, facilities and many other places.

Now is the time to implement a flag featuring the new logo which will replace the current flag. An online survey is available (see link below) where residents can vote once for the flag design they would like to see flying high above county buildings. Voting ends August 14, 2015.

Vote here>

Get to know your soil
July 29, 2015

Did you know that the best way to grow a healthy lawn is to fertilize according to a soil test? Now is the time to test your soil to determine fall fertilizing needs and, if you are a Johnson County resident, you can get a basic soil test for free!

Visit http://www.johnson.k-state.edu/lawn-garden/soil-testing/index.html to find out how to collect and where to take your sample.

JCPRD beaches and marinas to end summer season on Aug. 2
July 28, 2015

Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The facilities include:

  • The Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina, both located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and,
  • Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.

All four facilities will close for their regular summer seasons on August 2.

Until then, Shawnee Mission Park Beach will be open from   noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday through Aug. 2. 

Kill Creek Park Beach will be open only on weekends with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday hours of noon to 6 p.m., also through Aug. 2. Daily rates at either facility for children 12 and under adults over 50 are $3 for Johnson County residents or $3.50 for nonresidents. Admission for adults is $5 for Johnson County residents or $5.50 for nonresidents. Both beaches accept cash only. 

Also ending their summer operating hours on Aug. 2 are the marinas at both parks.

Until then, Shawnee Mission Park Marina will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily  (last rentals at 6 p.m.) and the Kill Creek Park Marina will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Following the close of the summer season, the Shawnee Mission Park Marina will continue to be open on weekends on Aug. 8-9, Aug. 15-16, Aug. 22-23, Aug. 29-30, and Sept. 5-7.

For more information during operating hours, call 913-888-1990 for the Shawnee Mission Park Marina, 913-492-2157 for Shawnee Mission Park Beach, or 913-583-3661 for Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina. During non-operating hours, call 913-432-1377.

How does your garden grow? Find out on Saturday, 7/25
July 27, 2015

The Annual K-State Research and Extension Horticulture Center Field Day, featuring the hottest and newest plants that grow best in local landscapes and local weather conditions, is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25.

Visitors can speak with university professors heading up the research and Johnson County Extension Master Gardener volunteers, and can also receive a free soil test.

The research center is located 35230 West 135th Street, Olathe. The entrance is approximately nine miles west of Highway 7 on 135th Street.

Admission is $5 per person, which includes ice cold bottled water, seminars, classes, and demonstrations. Lunch will be available for purchase. For information, call (913) 715-7000 or visit www.johnson.ksu.edu.

Check your mailbox for the latest issue of JoCo Magazine
July 27, 2015

The summer 2015 issue of JoCo Magazine should start hitting mailboxes today. This latest edition features a behind-the-scenes look at Theatre in the Park, informtion about how the new proposed county budget will impact residents, and the opportunity to vote for the county's new flag design (vote here online).

An online version of the summer 2015 JoCo Magazine can be viewed here, along with past issues and Web Extra content.