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BOCC update

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes, videos, information about how to make public comments and how to request accommodations is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

BOCC actions for Sept. 23, 2021

  • Authorized a fee schedule for services provided by the Medical Examiner’s Office to outside counties. Vote: 7-0, passed.
  • Approved a final plat for 54 single-family lots on 18 acres, to be known as Oak Run, 9th Plat, located in the vicinity of the northwest corner of 151st Street and Lakeshore Drive, Olathe, Kansas, and located within one mile of the Johnson County New Century Airport.  Vote: 7-0, passed.
  • Approved a final plat for 49 residential lots on 26 acres, to be known as Century Farms, 4th Plat, located near the southwest corner of 167th Street and Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kansas, and located within one mile of the Johnson County Executive Airport Vote: 7-0, passed.
  • Approved a final plat for Island Creek Farm, and a Preliminary and Final Site Development Plan, PR-21-0008, for A Place Like Home – an Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing, Continuing Care Retirement Facility, located at 15000 S. Quivira Road, Olathe Kansas, and located within one mile of the Johnson County Executive Airport.  Vote: 7-0, passed.
  • Approved a rezoning to Office District and preliminary site development plan, final site development plan, and final plat, for Olathe Health Quivira Campus, on 10 acres, located at the northwest corner of 151st Street and Quivira Road, Olathe, Kansas, within one mile of the Johnson County Executive Airport. Vote: 6-0 with one commissioner recusing, passed.
  • Approved a 4% salary increase for the County Manager effective with the first payroll period of 2022 and authorized the Chairman to approve and execute an amendment to the employment agreement with the county manager extending the term of the employment agreement for two years with renewal for successive one-year terms. More details will be available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. Vote: 5-1, one commissioner absent, passed.

Management Reports:

Manager’s Memo, Penny Postoak Ferguson, County Manager

County Economic Research Institute (CERI) Indicators – September 2021 Edition 
The September 2021 edition of the Economic Indicators for Johnson County has been provided by CERI. All labor force statistics for the period 2010-2020 were revised by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 16, 2021. The unemployment rate for July 2021 is 3.8%, compared to 6.2% in July of 2020, a 2.4% decrease. The average unemployment rate for July the previous 5 years is 4.0%. The number of single-family homes sold in July 2021 was 1,208, compared to 1,340 in July 2020, a 9.9% decrease. The full report is available here

Nelson WWTF Improvements Project Neighborhood Open House
An open house is being planned for nearby residents to learn more about the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements project. Two options are available: in person on Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. or virtually on Sept. 30 from 7-8 p.m. More information about attending can be found on the project website, www.jcwnelson.com

COVID-19 and Vaccination: Johnson County Updates 

The COVID-19 report prepared by Charlie Hunt and Elizabeth Holzschuh is available here

The BOCC held a Committee of the Whole on the New Century Commerce Center master development plan. More information is available here.

Items currently on the agenda for the Sept. 30 meeting:

  • Consider approving the appointment of Cynthia (Cindy) A. Green - Sixth District Representative of the Commission on Aging through August 31, 2023. 
  • Consider approving the appointment of Chris Talarico - Third District Representative of the Commission on Aging through August 31, 2024.
  • Consider approving the appointment of Joshua D. Thede- First District Representative to the Transportation Council through August 31, 2024. 
  • Consider approving the appointment of Gary L. Hicks - Third District representative to the Museum Advisory Council through May 7, 2024. 
  • Consider a modification to the Wastewater Development Advisory Committee reducing the number of members to seven (7). 
  • Consider adopting Resolution No. 082-21 to amend 180.100 – Grants Policy Provisions to be in accordance with the Federal Uniform Guidance. 
  • Consider adopting Resolution No. 083-21 to amend Policy 180.200 – Grants Purchasing to be in accordance with the Federal Uniform Guidance.
  • Consider a request from Larrell (Mark) and Judy Korb, landowners, for a Conditional Use Permit for an oversized accessory building on property in Section 17, Township 15, Range 23. Located at 21410 Deer Ridge Drive. 
  • Phelps Engineering, applicant, and Nicholas J. Bubiel and Scott Matthews as landowners, are requesting a Preliminary and Final Plat for two (2) residential lots, to be known as Gardner Estates at the Lake Lot 2 Replat, on approximately 2.7 acres, on property zoned PRU-1B, Planned Residential Urban Single-Family 1B District, located west of 16100 Gardner Place. 
  • Consider a request from Dana Blay, applicant and Deanne S. Kapla, landowner, for a Conditional Use Permit to construct a 586.5-square-foot detached garage accessory structure on a lot without a primary structure, on 0.1 acre, zoned PRU-1B, Residential Neighborhood 1 District, located at 15478 Lake Road 10 Street. 
  • Consider acceptance of the First-Episode Psychosis grant from the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services and authorize the reclassification of Mental Health reserves in the amount of $256,000 for FY2022 and authorize the department to add 1.0 FTE Clinician, 1.0 FTE Case Manager, and 0.5 FTE Peer Support Specialist positions for the Early Intervention and Treatment Program. 
  • Conduct a public hearing and consider approving the proposed 2022 Streamlined Annual PHA Plan for submission to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Approve and adopt Resolution No. 085-21 authorizing the sale of approximately $41,495,000 principal amount of General Obligation Internal Improvement Bonds, Series 2021A (the “Series 2021A Bonds”) of Johnson County, KS on October 27, 2021.

Items currently on the agenda for the Sept. 30 Special Public Building Commission meeting:

  • Consider authorizing the sale of the Public Building Commission (PBC) of Johnson County, Kansas Lease Purchase Revenue Bonds (County Projects), Series 2021A (the “Series 2021A Bonds”) in an approximate principal amount of $7,105,000.