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Threat of severe weather today

The National Weather Service has predicted two rounds of storms will impact the KC metro today including Johnson County. Our Emergency Management team is keeping an eye on the sky today, and you can take several steps to make sure you are ready for severe weather.

JoCo experts weigh in on Zika virus

So far, Kansas has only one person (in the southwest part of the state) who tested positive for Zika virus after traveling. However, experts here in Johnson County and throughout the metro area are "bracing for bites" from mosquitos, as reported in The Kansas City Star on Sunday. Nancy Tausz, director of the Johnson County Health Services Division and Rick Miller, a Johnson County Kansas State University agricultural extension agent, both contributed to the article.

Think solar this Earth Day

Have you ever considered harnessing the power of solar energy? Johnson County has taken great strides to make solar an easier solution for Johnson County residents and businesses. Due to these efforts, Johnson County Government recently received recognition from the Mid-America Regional Council as a gold-level Solar Ready Community.

The are several types of “sun energy” systems that fit in the category of solar.

Plans advance for new courthouse and coroner facility

Today, the Johnson County commissioners agreed to move forward on a new courthouse and coroner facility. The proposed funding is a 10-year 1/4 cent public safety sales tax. In May, county staff will bring back to the Board of County Commissioners language that, if approved by a vote, will be placed on the ballot for the November 2016 general election.

The full news release is available here.

 

 

Committee of the Whole to decide direction on courthouse

On April 21, the Board of County Commissioners will make a decision on the future of the Johnson County Courthouse and a new coroner facility during a Committee of the Whole session. Last week, the committee was audience to the results of the public engagement campaign about the courthouse and coroner facilities.

Two ways to keep your child safe & healthy

Two important ways you can help keep your child safe and healthy are ensuring they always wear a helmet when riding a bike and keeping them up-to-date on immunizations. 

Share your vision for Monticello Library in Shawnee

Before the blueprints and the concrete, the Johnson County Library wants to know: What do you want at the Monticello Library that's coming to western Shawnee?

Here's a homework assignment. Visit the Central Resource Libraryand have a look around at the renovations. We implemented a lot of ideas from patrons. Should we borrow any of those for the new Monticello Library?

Love Your Neighborhood Resource Fair happening Sunday

Overland Park's Love Your Neighborhood Resource Fair will take place Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Overland Park Convention Center. The resource fair is an opportunity for residents and leaders of either a homes association or neighborhood group to converge and learn some tips on building up neighborhoods.

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