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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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Parks' 2020 Summer Camp Guide now available online
January 24, 2020

Johnson County Park and Recreation District's 2020 Summer Camp Guide is now available on the district’s website, JCPRD.com.

Online camp registrations will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27. In-person registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the JCPRD registration office located in Building D in Antioch Park at 6501 Antioch Road in Merriam. Most camps do not accept registrations by phone.

Camp registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, and camps fill quickly, so register as early as possible.

Camps range from full-day programs to partial-day programs serving a variety of interests. Most full-day camps offer weekly sessions with start dates from June 7 through July 27, while other camps begin throughout the summer.

This year’s camps take place at 24 locations throughout the county. For the convenience of working parents, most full-day programs provide supervision and self-directed activities from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sports camps at the Okun and New Century fieldhouses will be listed in the May through August My JCPRD Activities Catalog, which will be online March 20 and will be available in print the week of March 23.

Board of County Commissioners update
January 23, 2020

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

BOCC actions for the week of January 20, 2020

The BOCC voted to authorize the following items:

  • A contract with Gunter Construction Company, Inc. to improve ADA compliance for parking lots located at the Johnson County Northeast Office (NEO), 6000 Lamar Avenue and the North Central Multi-Service Center (NCMSC), 12425 W. 87th Street in a total amount not to exceed $128,035.
  • A request from Butler National Corporation, applicant, and Johnson County Airport Commission, landowner, for Final Development Plan approval for construction of an airplane hangar and an office addition to an existing airplane hangar, on approximately 3.0 acres, in Section 17, Township 14, Range 23, Johnson County, Kansas, located at 1 Aero Plaza.
  • The termination for convenience of the contract with Custom Data Processing, Inc. for electronic medical records systems for the Health Department, and authorized the County Manager to take such actions as may be necessary to terminate the contract and to resolve any contract issues.

A look ahead for the week of Jan. 27

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&date=2020-01

BOCC weekly calendar

These are the current items on the Jan. 30, 2020 BOCC agenda:

  • Consider granting the necessary utility easements to Water District No. 1 and Evergy at the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility site.
  • Consider authorizing a contract with Welligent, Inc. to provide IDD Electronic Health Records (EHR) software, at a cost of $160,000 and annual support and maintenance at $130,000 for four (4) one (1) year terms with a total amount not to exceed $680,000; and to authorize the use of reserves of $192,000 for the year 2020.
  • Consider approving enlargement of the Consolidated Main Sewer District (Mill Creek No. 1, Contract 3) and conduct a public hearing to authorize funding for the sewer improvement design and bid phase in an amount not to exceed $172,300.
  • Consider authorizing an agreement with K&W Underground Inc. to upgrade and repair fiber optic infrastructure along North Ridgeview Road in Olathe, in an amount not to exceed $311,296.53, per the City of Olathe Agreement #15-4100.
  • Consider implementing adjustments to fixed route service resulting from the 2018 Comprehensive Operations Analysis. A federally required public comment period will take place before the adjustments are put into place.
Project SEARCH meetings highlight employment support
January 22, 2020

Families are invited to attend a Johnson County Developmental Supports Project SEARCH informational meeting to learn more about the program. The meeting will be held 6-8 p.m. and families can choose to attend one of two sessions: Jan. 23 or Feb. 4, 2020, at the Johnson County Administration Building, located at 111 S. Cherry St., in Olathe, lower level room 200.

Project SEARCH is an education and employment program model for individuals, 18 years of age or older, with an intellectual or developmental disability who are interested in community employment. JCDS is eager to implement our seventh year of Project SEARCH beginning in August 2020.

Interns spend their time immersed in a host business site, completing three internship rotations designed to teach them marketable, transferable skills. The goal of the program is employment for each intern -- defined as a minimum of 16 hours per week in a competitive, integrated setting, earning a prevailing wage or higher.

Register for free on Eventbrite for the January or the February session. For more information, please contact Forrest Austin by email or by phone at 913-826-2278.

To learn more about JCDS, please visit us onlineFollow this event on Facebook.

JoCo on the Go: Affording Johnson County Living
January 22, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #25 includes details of assistance services for Johnson County residents facing housing issues. David Ward and Jesse Mofle, with Johnson County’s Human Services department, walk listeners through programs to help with affording housing costs and making needed repairs so vulnerable residents can remain in their homes. 

JoCo on the Go is available where you regularly listen to podcasts. Just search for the podcast by name and subscribe. Learn more about this podcast and get a complete transcript of each episode.

Public hearing for Sunflower Quarry expansion
January 22, 2020

A public hearing for the proposed Martin Marietta – Sunflower Quarry expansion is scheduled for January 27 at 7 p.m. before the Northwest Consolidated Zoning Board. Neighbors will have an opportunity to hear about the project and comment before the zoning board at this time.

BOCC approves dust control cost sharing program
January 17, 2020

Johnson County still has about 135 miles of gravel roads. One of the issues that comes with living on a gravel road is dealing with the dust created by traffic. The dust gets in the air, on your vehicle, in your house, and it can be a nuisance. To help with this issue, the Board of County Commissioners approved a dust control cost sharing program for 2020. In the program, a product is sprayed onto the gravel road in front of your home to help reduce the dust. The road will still look like a gravel road, but the dust created by traffic is significantly reduced.

As part of the dust control program, the county will pay for half of the cost to apply the product with the resident paying the other half. To be eligible for this program, residents must be living on a gravel road in the unincorporated area of Johnson County. The program will cover a 400-foot treatment area in front of your home. It will be limited to the first 100 people who sign up.

Application of the treatment is planned for May and June, depending on the weather and demand for the program. There are no guarantees as to the effectiveness and longevity of the dust control treatment. It is hoped that it will last the dry summer months. Annual reapplication is recommended.

In a few weeks, Public Works will release pricing information and start accepting applications. If you wish to be notified about the program once it begins, please contact Rob Callahan at 913-715-8363

View for more information on the dust control cost share program.