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Presentation from appraiser's public meetings is available

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If you  were unable to attend one of the two public meetings recently held regarding the 2018 appraised values in Johnson County, the PowerPoint presentation is available, as well as a fact sheet.

Don't forget to 'spring ahead!'

Spring has almost sprung. It also means it’s time to spring our clocks forward with the arrival of Daylight Saving Time (DST).

DST officially starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11. That means you’ll want to move your household clocks ahead by one hour when you go to bed Saturday night, March 10. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.

County appraiser to discuss property values at public meetings

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The NEJC Chamber and Shawnee Mission Post have partnered with Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome to hold two public information sessions regarding the increase in appraised values of homes this year. Considering the potential tax implications for many NEJC residents, this will be an opportunity for them to hear directly from Welcome on March 7 and March 12. The primary focus will be to inform NEJC residents how the strong housing market has resulted in the increase again this year and it will affect most areas in the county ranging from a 2 to 18 percent increase on average.

Prepare for severe weather this season


This is Severe Weather Awareness Week, so it's a great time to make sure you're ready for the season ahead of us. Spring weather in Kansas brings many potential hazards — tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding.

This morning, The National Weather Service in Kansas City conducted a statewide tornado drill at 10 a.m. which coincided with a test of the county’s emergency notification system, NotifyJoCo, to prepare residents for alerts during severe weather season. Our standard monthly test of the tornado sirens will happen on Wednesday as well.

March 4-10 is National Consumer Protection Week

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The Johnson County District Attorney’s Office is promoting consumer education during National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10.  

NotifyJoCo's sign-up feature makes it easy to stay informed

Severe weather

Signing up for emergency alerts from NotifyJoCo just got easier with a new feature that allows residents and businesses to sign up via a text message. Anyone who lives, works or plays in Johnson County can text NOTIFYJOCO (all one word) to 888777 to begin receiving countywide alerts on their mobile device.

County parks begin summer hours on March 1

Summer hours  from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park &  Recreation District parks. The summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the change in hours are:

  • Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe;
  • Shawnee Mission Park, 7900  Renner Road, Shawnee; 
  • Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe; and,
  • Lexington Lake Park, 8850 Sunflower Road, De Soto.

Summer hours for Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Mon, 03/26/2018 - 5:30pm
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 12:00pm
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:30pm
Tue, 03/27/2018 - 5:45pm
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 9:00am