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County News

August 27

Newby reappointed as Election Commissioner

Brian Newby was reappointed for another four-year term as Johnson County Election Commissioner by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

Newby was first appointed by Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh in January 2005 to fill an...

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heatwave guy with fan
August 26

Stay cool in a JoCo library

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, in cooperation with the Johnson County Library, encourages citizens who need a place to cool down during hot days to visit one of 13 library branches. All of these facilities will be...

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Museum car
August 22

Museum will close Aug. 25-26 for maintenance

The Johnson County Museum and the 1950s All-Electric House will be closed on Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 26, 2014, to conduct routine exhibit maintenance. Both facilities will re-open on Wednesday, August 27th.

“The interactive...

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August 21

JoCo Wastewater recognized with outstanding compliance awards

Each year the recognizes public wastewater facilities for outstanding compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit limits. This recognition program consists of Peak Performance Awards in three categories –...

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Athlete protocol
August 18

EMS introduces new trauma protocol for athletes

Today, Johnson County EMS System Medical Director Dr. Ryan Jacobsen announced the County’s new trauma protocol for athletes. The new protocol is aimed at improving care for athletes in protective gear with potential neck and back injuries. At a...

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August 15

The JO presents free rides, Eco Elvis and snow cones

Celebrate the end of summer with the JO on Wednesday, August 20, by riding the bus for free and enjoying live music and refreshments later in the afternoon!

Join your fellow riders at the Mission Transit Center, 5251 Johnson Dr, from 4:30-...

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adopted FY15 Budget
August 14

BOCC adopts FY 2015 budget

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted the FY 2015 budget for Johnson County with a constant mill levy of 23.247 mills. Johnson County’s mill levy has remained stable since 2006.

The proposed budget was balanced...

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sm park
August 12

JCPRD seeks naming ideas for future parks

An August 18 deadline has been set for public input on proposed names for four future park properties being considered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
The properties include a 55-acre site near 207th Street and...

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August 11

FAQ on Southeast JoCo road improvement projects

Our Public Works department is responsible, among many things, for the maintenance and construction of roads and bridges in the unincorporated parts of the County. Public Works has begun the design phase of some road improvements on 167th Street...

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e-waste
August 8

Recycle your used electronics on August 9

The Johnson County Household Hazardous Materials Collection Program will once again be collecting electronic waste for recycling in addition to household hazardous waste (HHW) on August 9 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Residents of Johnson...

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