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New Compressed Natural Gas station opens

Chairman and Mayor cut red ribbon for new CNG Station

The city of Olathe and Johnson County Government celebrated the opening of a new Compressed National Gas (CNG) fueling station today, located at 1385 S. Robinson Dr. in Olathe. Adding this station, the third for Johnson County, allows more departments to consider moving to CNG vehicles, even for critical response units such as snow plows and buses.

Volunteers needed for community survey

Every three years the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) joins with the nonprofit hospitals and other community partners to conduct a Community Health Assessment (CHA).

The purpose is to identify factors that affect the health of our residents. At least 150 volunteers are needed on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, to go to preselected neighborhoods and survey citizens about their health and the health of the community.

Fourth class of Project SEARCH interns has graduated

The interns from the 2017-2018 class of Project SEARCH have graduated! Project SEARCH is an education and employment program managed by Johnson County Developmental Supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age or older and interested in community employment. 

Earlier this month, 15 interns received their certification from Johnson County Community College in front of a roomful of friends, family members, JCDS staff, JCDS governing board members and representatives from the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners.

County commission sets maximum expenditure budget

Budget

The Board of County Commissioners today authorized the publication of the proposed fiscal year 2019 maximum budget, totaling $819.5 million in expenditures and $283 million in reserves.

After today, FY 2019 budgeted expenditures can be decreased, but not increased.

“The FY 2019 proposed budget includes the potential to reduce the mill levy by a quarter mill, returning resources back to taxpayers,” said Chairman Ed Eilert.

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