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BOCC January update
January 31, 2020

Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in January 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

The board authorized a 30-day public comment period on potential adjustments to fixed route bus service in Johnson County. The public comment opportunities will take place from mid-February through mid-March and are anticipated to include surveys of riders, an online survey, pop-up meetings and other public meetings. Information on the public comment process can be found at www.jocogov.org/transit-public-comment. After the public comment period ends, the BOCC will receive a report on the findings. More details are available in this news release.

Several Johnson County residents were appointed or reappointed to boards or commissions this month. If you have an interest in serving on a board or a commission, please visit this page.

The board authorized the county to enter into Watershed Organization Agreements with cities within Johnson County to implement the Stormwater Management Program’s Strategic Planning Process, which is the county’s new approach to handling stormwater on a watershed basis rather than by cities.

JoCo on the Go: Legislative priorities
January 27, 2020

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #26 includes a conversation with Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert. He shares the top legislative priorities for the county as the 2020 legislative session gets underway. Those priorities include mental health funding, Medicaid expansion, collection of compensating use tax, property tax relief for low-income seniors and comprehensive transportation plan funding.

Read the complete Johnson County federal and state legislative agendas.

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.

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.

JoCo on the Go: Affording Johnson County Living
April 17, 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
March 3, 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.