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JoCo on the Go: Climate action plan
September 3, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #103, hear about the Kansas City Regional Climate Action. We’ll talk to Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s Brian Alferman about the role Johnson County played in the development of this guide for residents, businesses and government agencies. The plan seeks to mitigate climate change by achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions of 2050. Find out how you can do your part to make an impact.

Look for JoCo on the Go where you regularly listen to podcasts. Learn more about JoCo on the Go and get a complete transcript of this episode.

BOCC adopts Johnson County FY 2022 Budget
September 3, 2021

On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners adopted the FY 2022 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget, totaling approximately $1.45 billion, with another authorized reduction in the county mill levy.

The budget was crafted with an estimated mill levy of 25.497 mills, a .30 reduction from the FY 2021 mill levy. With pending exemptions, once the latest assessed property valuation is determined in October, the anticipated final mill levy will represent an estimated .25 mill levy reduction. 

“Due to the growth in property values, we are again in a position to return some resources back to taxpayers through mill levy reductions. This is the fourth reduction in five years without impacting the county’s exceptional programs and services to which Johnson County residents are accustomed,” said Chairman Ed Eilert. “With this budget, we will also maintain the reserve level that helps us achieve the best credit ratings available.”

The county’s fiscal year begins Jan.1, 2022. Details about the FY 2022 Budget are available online at jocogov.org. Read the full news release on the FY 2022 Budget

Mental Health Center hosts COVID-19 Q&A
September 3, 2021

Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC) hosted a virtual information session and Q&A on Aug. 31 about the COVID-19 pandemic.

JCMHC Director Tim DeWeese and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) Epidemiologist Elizabeth Holzschuh discussed COVID-19 trends, answered questions on how to get vaccinated and discussed vaccine hesitancy.

Among the questions raised by participants were:

  • How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Does the COVID-19 vaccine affect fertility?
  • How effective is the Johnson & Johnson vaccine?
County offices are closed for Labor Day holiday
September 3, 2021

Johnson County Government’s offices, including the courthouse and libraries, will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observation of Labor Day, except for county operations required for the safety of residents.

Historically, Labor Day has been a designated federal holiday since 1894 following the Pullman labor strike, a landmark in American labor history in Illinois.

Following the dispute, President Grover Cleveland signed an order establishing Labor Day as a federal holiday on the first Monday of September. Over the decades, Labor Day evolved into a three-day weekend that marks the end of the summer season.

All county offices will resume regular working hours on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Have a safe Labor Day Weekend!

JoCo processing marriage license applications despite state database work
August 31, 2021

The Johnson County District Court will continue processing marriage license applications as usual despite a state database being offline.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Office of Vital Statistics' marriage license database will be offline while a new database is installed.

As a result, other counties in Kansas will not process applications submitted after Aug. 31 until after Sept. 14. Again, this DOES NOT impact Johnson County.

For more information about marriage licenses in Johnson County, contact the Johnson County District Court Clerk's Office at 913-715-3428 or email the office.

August 2021 BOCC recap
August 31, 2021

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in August 2021. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following actions:

  • Sitting as the Board of Public Health voted to issue a public health order aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. The order pertained to required masking in schools attended by students up to and including sixth grade.
  • Conducted a public hearing on the proposed FY 2022 budget and passed resolutions to exceed the revenue neutral rate and authorized levies of property taxes in support of the budgets for the Johnson County Taxing District,  Park and Recreation Taxing District and Library district.
  • Adopted a resolution regulating the discharge of firearms across property boundaries in the unincorporated area of Johnson County, Kansas.
  • Approved City of Olathe applications for development plans for I-35 Logistics Park, Scannell Building 1, located on the northwest corner of 159th Street and Old 56 Highway and New Horizon Academy, located nearby the southeast corner of 151st Street and Blackbob Road…both located within one mile of the New Century Air Center.
  • Held a public hearing and approved the island annexation request made by the City of Overland Park, Kansas, to annex approximately 28.8 acres of land into the city limits of Overland Park, Kansas. 
  • Adopted a Donor Policy for the Johnson County Square at the southeast corner of Kansas Avenue and Santa Fe Street in downtown Olathe. 
  • Approved the 2021 annual update as an amendment to the Solid Waste Management Plan, 2019 edition, which identifies changes to the solid waste management system in the Johnson County plan, as recommended by the Johnson County Solid Waste Management Committee. 
  • Approved the Fiscal Year 2022 budget for Johnson County Fire District No. 2.