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Meet the Author: Art Stewart on June 23
June 20, 2016

The heart and soul of Kansas City's major league baseball franchise is a 5-foot-6 impeccably dressed man you probably haven't heard of. You don't know the Royal's history and successes until you know Art Stewart.

“The Art of Scouting: Seven Decades Chasing Hopes and Dreams in Major League Baseball” details the life and times of Art Stewart, a scout’s scout who has been around the game for more than 60 years. 268-pages featuring a foreword by Royals great George Brett. The Kansas City Star’s Sam Mellinger helped Stewart write “The Art of Scouting,” which covers Stewart’s decades as a baseball scout and a career that allowed him to witness and work with the sport’s legends. Stewart is now retired and lives in Lee’s Summit, MO.

Stewart built the Yankees' dynasty of the 1950s and 1960s before helping make the Royals the most successful expansion franchise in baseball history. His aggressive ways are part of why baseball's owners voted overwhelmingly to institute a draft in 1963. From George Brett to Frank White, Bret Saberhagen to Bo Jackson, Carlos Beltran to Eric Hosmer, the Royals' history is Art's history. And Art tells it better than anyone else. Join us to hear why!

When: Thursday, June 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Central Resource Library   9875 W 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212

Books will be available for purchase / signing. 

Steps for healthy swimming
June 17, 2016

With high temperatures around 100 degrees lately, we're definitely in the dog days of summer. Here are some tips from Johnson County Department of Health and Environment for healthy swimming.

Even properly treated pool water can spread germs. Chemicals don't work right away, so waste, body fluilds and dirt can use up the chemicals germ-killing power. 

Follow these easy steps to help keep germs out of the water and stay healthy:

  • Stay out of the water if you have diarrhea.
  • Shower before you get in the water.
  • Don't go to the bathroom in the water.
  • Don't swallow the water.

Every hour—everyone out!

  • Take kids on bathroom breaks.
  • Check diapers and change them in a bathroom or diaper-changing area—not poolside—to keep germs away from the pool.
  • Reapply sunscreen.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.

Click here for a flyer from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and  Johnson County Department of Health and Environment with these steps for healthy swimming, which can be posted at community pools to help keep them germ-free.

JCW introduces Pilot Street Restoration Program
June 17, 2016

Homeowners are responsible for the repair/replacement of their private service line from the home’s connection to the point of connection on the public sanitary sewer main. The service line sometimes runs under paved public streets in public street right-of-way. The cost for replacement of a private sanitary sewer service line serving a single family residential property can be substantial and including the cost of public street restoration can make the repair even more costly.

To mitigate public street restoration expense, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners approved a pilot street restoration reimbursement program in March 2016 which allows reimbursement of up to $5,000 per single family residential property for restoration of the paved public street in the public street right-of-way. The program is administered by Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) and is subject to the homeowner meeting specific application and qualification requirements. All private service line repairs must meet JCW standards and all street repairs must meet City permit and inspection standards.

The reimbursement may be subject to federal or state income tax and participants are advised to consult with their tax advisers.

The pilot program has been funded for a total of $500,000. Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible for reimbursement consideration:


  1. The property must be connected to and served by a sanitary sewer district that is operated by and under the jurisdiction of JCW;
  2. Property is currently and/or regularly occupied exclusively for single-family residential uses;
  3. The building service line for the property runs under a paved public street;
  4. First come, first served.  Reimbursement is dependent upon funds remaining in the Street Restoration Fund for reimbursement.  Once the reserved fund ($500,000) is depleted, no additional reimbursements will be available.

Once the total allotted funds are exhausted, additional funding for the program will be evaluated by the Board.

Complete information and required documentation is available online. 

JoCo employees recognized for innovation
June 20, 2016

Johnson County Government encourages employees to innovate and improve processes through a program called "Project Impact" which recognizes employees who bring their ideas for improvement forward and see them through implementation. During this morning's Board of County Commissioners meeting, Chairman Eilert presented a Certificate of Recognition to Nolan Kappleman, Kalenna Coleman and Julie Davis of Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. Click here for a video that explains how Nolan, Kalenna and Julie took a program that originally cost the county money to one that generates revenue. 

Project Impact is one initiative of a larger culture, which we refer to as our Pillars of Performance. The vision set forth through Pillars of Performance is articulated below.

We choose to be a different kind of Government.

  • One that inspires trust for who we are and pride in what we do.
  • One that dares to imagine what can be and strives each day to make a difference.
  • One that cares about the health, the character, and the promise of community.
  • Through our service, Johnson County will always be an extra-ordinary place, second to none, where people want to be, to work, to live.
It's getting hot out there!
June 14, 2016

Hot temperatures are expected across the Kansas City area this week. Here are some important tips to keep in mind:

  • Do not use a fan as your primary source of cooling. If no AC, visit a public building like a community center.
  • Check on your neighbors, friends and relatives at least twice a day (morning and night).
  • Never leave children or pets in closed vehicles: In minutes, temps inside a car can reach over 140 degrees and can kill.
  •  If you have to work outside or in a no AC workplace, take frequent breaks, rest in the shade and drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid too much sunshine, and postpone outdoor activities and games.

If you need a place to cool off today, feel free to visit one of our Johnson County Library branches. Click here for a listing of the library locations and hours of operations.

Tomorrow, June 15, is the first Ozone Alert Day of the 2016 season. Click here for more details and actions you can take.

Opening Friday: “The Drowsy Chaperone” at The Theatre in the Park
June 13, 2016

When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. Grab a blanket or chair and a picnic dinner and share an evening under the stars with family and friends! Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for youth (ages 4-10), and children 3 and under are free. The box office opens at 6:00, gates open at 6:30, and curtain is at 8:30. Visit the theatre’s website at theatreinthepark.org to purchase tickets or for more details.

Friday, June 17, 2016 - 8:30pm to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 10:30pm

Theatre in the Park location: 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66218