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Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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BOCC appoints Director of Appraisal Operations
October 17, 2019

Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners appointed David “Beau” Boisvert as Director of Appraisal Operations for Johnson County Government, effective Nov. 14 through June 30, 2021. Boisvert has nearly 25 years of appraisal experience and comes to Johnson County from the Yavapai County Assessor’s Office in Prescott, Arizona, where he has served as the Chief Deputy for nearly three years. During his career, he spent 11 years in the Maricopa County (Arizona) Assessor’s Office, including three years as Chief Appraiser.

“The board was impressed with Mr. Boisvert’s experience in such a large county as Maricopa, where he led a staff of 190 and oversaw the valuation of 1.6 million parcels, about eight times the number of parcels in Johnson County,” said Chairman Ed Eilert, Johnson County BOCC. “In addition to Maricopa and Yavapai counties, cities and counties have hired him as a consultant to improve their business practices. He has a track record of operating efficiently with set policies and state requirements.”

Former Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome retired from the county in June 2019. Jeff Holsapple is the Interim County Appraiser and will fulfill that role until Boisvert completes the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Property Valuation Division’s requirements. Boisvert will run the office and manage the team, while Holsapple will handle the statutorily required duties of the Appraiser’s Office until Boisvert meets the state’s requirements to fulfill all duties of County Appraiser.

“I am looking forward to being part of the Johnson County leadership and working with the staff in the Appraiser’s Office,” said Boisvert. “I am very excited about this next adventure.”

This news release covers the details of Boisvert's background.

BOCC update
October 17, 2019

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

BOCC actions for the week of October 14, 2019

The board presented a proclamation for Imagine a Day Without Water. The board also recognized the Facilities Department and Park and Recreation District for earning the Urban Land Institute's 2019 Development of Distinction Award for the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. More information on that award including a video about the building is available here.

The BOCC voted to authorize the following items:

Boards and Commissions

  • Reappointed Therese Iverson as the Sixth District representative to the Museum Advisory Council through May 7, 2022.

Purchasing and Contracts

  • An exception to competition for LC-MS/MS method validation utilizing ToxBox® kits for detection and confirmation of drugs in biological samples, at a cost of $125,750.
  • A five-year Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) renewal with World Wide Technology (WWT) for CISCO Systems Inc. maintenance support and licensing of the County’s Voice Services System not to exceed $114,072 per year under the State of Kansas Contract #42860.

Planning and Zoning items

  • A request from CJ Garrett, applicant, and Robert W. Sullivan, Trustee for the Robert W. Sullivan Trust, landowner, for Rezoning from RUR to PRUR and an associated Preliminary Development Plan as the preliminary plat for 10 residential lots, to be known as Waverly Estates, on 80 acres located on Waverly Road at 102nd Street.

Wastewater items

  • Directed the Wastewater General Manager to enter into a Consent Order with the State of Kansas Department of Health and Environment related to Johnson County Wastewater’s long-term Integrated Management Plan.

Personnel items

The board appointed David “Beau” Boisvert as Director of Appraisal Operations for Johnson County Government, effective Nov. 14 through June 30, 2021. Boisvert has nearly 25 years of appraisal experience and comes to Johnson County from the Yavapai County Assessor’s Office in Prescott, Arizona, where he has served as the Chief Deputy for nearly three years. During his career, he spent 11 years in the Maricopa County (Arizona) Assessor’s Office, including three years as Chief Appraiser. More information is available in this news release.

A look ahead for the week of Oct. 21

Below is a look at the BOCC calendar for next week. Details on the meetings are available at https://www.jocogov.org/calendar-created/month?field_event_type_tid=4224.

BOCC calendar week of Oct. 21

These are the current items on the Oct. 24, 2019 BOCC agenda.

  • Consider appointing Marisel S. Walston as the Fifth District representative to the Public Art Commission through December 31, 2020.
  • Consider reappointing Henry (Hank) Deters as the Sixth District representative to the Planning Commission through October 4, 2022.
  • Consider ratifying the Chairman’s reappointment of Mark Keating to the Criminal Justice Advisory Council through October 1, 2021.
  • Consider ratifying the Chairman’s reappointment of Jean Hughes to the Museum Advisory Council through May 7, 2022.
  • Conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Action Plan with an estimated funding amount of $2,126,828 consisting of an estimated $1,115,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and $1,011,828 in Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds for housing and community development activities, consider authorizing the County Manager to execute related documents, and consider authorizing the submission of the plans to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as recommended by the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee.
  • Consider City of Overland Park Application No. PLT2019-00041, regarding a preliminary plat approval for Polo Fields South, a 22-lot single family residential subdivision, on 16 acres, generally located at the southwest corner of 165th Street and Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kansas, within one mile of the Executive Airport.
Event for older adults features dozens of exhibits
October 17, 2019

A special annual event geared toward Johnson County older adults will be held Friday, Oct. 18. LIVE WELL AGE WELL, sponsored by Johnson County Park & Recreation District will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Marriott Overland Park,10800 Metcalf Ave., in Overland Park. 

LIVE WELL AGE WELL provides educational sessions on topics relevant to aging well in Johnson County. Participants can expect to spend the day connecting with service providers and vendors who work closer with older adults. A variety of health-related screenings, giveaways, bingo games and opportunities for door prize drawings will also be available.

The event will feature keynote speaker Jeff Lanza, a retired FBI agent who will present Hoodlums to Hackers and How to Prevent Cybercrime and Identity Theft.

Johnson County Government, which provides the Best Times magazine to residents 60 and older, will have a booth. There you can meet the Best Times editor Gerald Hay and enter your name to win a prize.  

County preserves records, provides access to public
October 16, 2019

What’s the oldest item in the Johnson County Archives & Records Management Department? How many tennis courts worth of space does the department use? What type of record does the public request most often from the archives?

October is American Archives Month, so we’re sharing information and interesting trivia about the County Archives Department.

The county started the Archives and Records program in 1990, and it became a department in 1992. Today, it’s a division of Records and Tax Administration.

Archives’ mission is to assist Johnson County government departments, offices and agencies in the efficient management of their records, to preserve those records of enduring value and to provide quality access to public information.

Johnson County is one of the few counties in Kansas to have a designated Archives facility. There Archives stores 35,323 holdings, including:

  • 16,250 boxes (That’s 487,500 square feet or more than eight football fields!)
  • 5,225 rolls of microfilm (That’s more than 200 miles of microfilm.)
  • 5,929 books
  • 6,694 plans

The public can access historic documents in the Archives’ research room by appointment.

Now for the answers to our trivia questions:

  1. The oldest item in Archives is a book of Land Patents of Shawnee Indians from June of 1853.
  2. Archives uses more than 16,000 square feet of space (or the equivalent of seven tennis courts) at the Facility Operations Center building in Olathe.
  3. The most requested item from the public are marriage licenses. However, Archives only has copies of marriage licenses from 1970 and before and their copies are NOT certified. Members of the public must request newer and certified marriage licenses from the state.

You can learn a lot more about the department and how to access their records on the Archives webpages.

Connecting families to resources
October 16, 2019

IRIS (Integrated Referral and Intake System) is a web-based, coordinated intake and referral communication tool that helps organizations connect the families they serve to the right resources in their communities.

IRIS links service agencies and organizations to each other, streamlining referrals to services to meet the needs of individuals and families in Johnson County. More information about IRIS is available online.

Contact Mandi LaRue, IRIS Community Champion at Mandi.LaRue@jocogov.org or 913-826-1262 at Johnson County Department of Health and Environment to include your organization in the IRIS network.

 

Last minute voter registration
October 15, 2019

The last day to register to vote or update your voter registration (name and address changes) for the general election is Tuesday, Oct. 15. Voter registration applications and instructions are available on the Johnson County Election webpage.

If you’re already registered to vote, you can double-check your voter registration, find your election day polling location, and view your sample ballot on the county’s site.

Election day for the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Advance voting will be available at seven locations in Johnson County, beginning Monday, Oct. 28. A complete list of advance voting locations and hours is also available on the Johnson County Election webpage.

City, school district, community college and water district offices will be on ballots throughout the county, as well as an amendment to the Kansas Constitution.

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