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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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Time to hit Johnson County beaches, marinas and pools
May 24, 2019

It’s hard to believe, but it’s time to hit the Johnson County beaches, marinas and pools.

Starting tomorrow, May 25, the Shawnee Mission Park beach and marina will be open daily for the summer season. The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be open daily. The Kill Creek Park beach and marina will be open Thursday through Sunday. Hours vary by location.

Both marinas offer boat rentals. At Shawnee Mission Park, those include canoes, pedal boats, kayaks and paddleboards. At Kill Creek Park, rentals include canoes, kayaks and paddleboards.

Fishing permits are also available at the Shawnee Mission Park marina. There will be two weekly opportunities for open water swim training at Shawnee Mission Park Beach.

Admission and boat rentals rates and information about swim training are available on the following Johnson County Park and Recreation District website pages:

All the facilities end their summer seasons on Aug. 11.

JoCo health clinics temporarily closed for training
May 23, 2019

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s health clinics in Mission and Olathe will be temporarily closed after Memorial Day for staff training on a new electronic medical records system.

Walk-in services (immunizations, STD testing and treatment, pregnancy tests, physicals, tuberculosis tests) will not be available on the following dates:
Mission Clinic (6000 Lamar Ave.) — closed May 27 through June 10
Olathe Clinic (11875 S. Sunset Drive) — closed June 3-6
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) offices will remain open during this time to serve WIC clients

BOCC changes to new legislative management tool
May 24, 2019

The public has a new web link to view BOCC meetings online and access meeting agendas, minutes and other documents.  Johnson County has switched from the SIRE Technologies platform to OnBase by Hyland. Beginning May 23, all BOCC meeting information can be accessed at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. More information is available in this news release.

County departments to present proposed budgets for FY 2020
May 22, 2019

On Thursday, May 23, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, as a Committee of the Whole, will review budget proposals for FY 2020 from representatives from departments and agencies providing Health and Human Services, Leadership and Support Services, and Records and Taxation.

The budget discussions will involve 16 departments and offices of county government. The morning presentation from 11 a.m. to noon (all times subject to change) includes Health & Environment, Human Services, Mental Health and Developmental Supports.

Afternoon presentations from 1 to 4 p.m. include Leadership and Support Services (BOCC/Audit, Budget, County Manager’s Office, Department of Technology & Innovation, Human Resources, Legal, Treasury & Financial Mgmt./Risk Mgmt., Facilities/Fleet) and Records and Taxation (Motor Vehicle, Appraiser, Records & Tax Administration and Elections).

All budget presentations and deliberations are open to the public and take place at the Board’s Hearing Room on the third floor of the Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry Street, Olathe. They are also streamed live and available to link to from the home page of jocogov.org.

The proposed FY 2020 Budget maintains a constant mill levy for Johnson County property owners and totals $1.26 billion with expenditures estimated at $934.5 million and reserves set at $331.4 million. The funding supports the departments and agencies that comprise Johnson County Government to serve and protect a county population of more than 604,000 residents. More information is available in this news release. Information and presentations on the proposed budget are available here.

 

Residents and businesses appeal NOAVs, adjustments reported
May 20, 2019

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office announces that all informal appeal result letters will be mailed today, Monday, May 20, and all appeal adjustments will be updated online tomorrow, May 21. For the first time this year, homeowners had the opportunity to file their appeal online. More than 15% chose that option.

Johnson County counted 224,037 parcels in its 2019 Notice of Appraised Value (NOAV) process. There were 5,938 residential appeals filed, and 2,315 commercial appeals, which represent 2.7% and 1% of the total parcel count, respectively. Approximately 50% of residential and 30% of commercial appeals were adjusted. The informal appeal result letters will be mailed today.

 “We’re happy to work with property owners to ensure fair, accurate and appropriate valuations, while providing the best possible customer service,” said Johnson County Appraiser Paul Welcome.

Learn more about the valuation process and how you can access details about Johnson County properties. 

Summer Reading program launches today
May 20, 2019

Each May, as the school year comes to an end, students throughout Johnson County get a break from their studies to enjoy the warm weather and free time. Johnson County Library wants to keep kids engaged with reading even when school isn’t in session. The Library’s annual Summer Reading program encourages young people to stay in the habit of exploring all that books have to offer.

The Summer Reading program kicks off today, May 20. You can drop by any Johnson County Library any time today, to pick up a free book, while supplies last. You can also grab a Summer Reading log while you’re there. The log is also available for print online.

The theme this year is “A Universe of Stories.” The Library is celebrating space exploration with authors, presenters, specialists, illustrators, astronomers and astronauts. Beginning May 18, the Library began hosting space-related activities at various library locations throughout the county. Events include: “Science Café: Astronomy in Kansas City,” “Movie and Music in the Park,” “Out of this World: Stories and Songs from Space” and more. Learn more about the events and register to attend.

Johnson County Library selected the theme to honor NASA turning 60 and this year and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Summer Reading at Johnson County Library highlights this history and inspires kids of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves and create their own stories.

“Reading is a skill, and the more you practice, the better you will get,” said Sean Casserley, Johnson County Library director. “We encourage school-aged families—and everyone else while you’re at it—to read for at least 30 minutes per day. You can read anything - books, magazines, video game liner notes. It’s up to your individual likes and interests.”

Listen to a podcast episode all about this year’s Summer Reading program. 

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