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March 4-10 is National Consumer Protection Week

young woman looking at her credit card while she is shopping onloine

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.

April-March issue of The Best Times mailed to readers

The March-April issue of The Best Times, a bimonthly magazine for Johnson County’s 60-plus population, is on the way to its readership.

The cover story showcases volunteer drivers with the Catch-a-Ride program of the Johnson County Department of Human Services and calls attention to April being National Volunteer Month. In 2017, 103 Catch-a-Ride volunteers provided 5,657 one-way rides to vulnerable residents of Johnson County.

The March-April issue also offers:

County receives KDOT grant for jobs access transit proposal

Kansas City, Mo.

Johnson County Government has been awarded funding to implement a new, jobs-focused regional connection between southwest Johnson County and southern Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas Department of Transportation awarded the county $168,000 in grant funds. 

Appraised values expected to climb as real estate market booms

Home values rising

Strong housing demands combined with a very low supply of homes in Johnson County is causing residential appraised values to climb again this year.

During the week of Feb. 26, the Johnson County Appraisers Office will send homeowners in the county a notice of appraised value.

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