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County Manager's Office

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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Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County
April 9, 2021

This week, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) expanded hours for COVID-19 vaccinations.

In the upcoming week, JCDHE will continue vaccinating all those in Phases 1-5 at the Lenexa vaccination site. Appointments will be 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday (April 13-15), and 9 a.m. – noon, on Saturday (April 17).

JCDHE data show that 37% of the eligible population (ages 16 and older) in Johnson County has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 21% of the eligible Johnson County population is fully immunized. Next week, JCDHE expects to receive 18,840 first doses of the vaccine.

Read additional details about next week's vaccination plan.

Olathe Motor Vehicle Office reopens to the public, following COVID-19-related temporary closure
April 9, 2021

Johnson County’s Olathe Motor Vehicle Office, located at 782 N. Ridgeview Road, Olathe, will reopen to the public beginning Monday, April 12, in a limited capacity. The office will resume regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office was closed this week due to staffing shortages after multiple staff members were impacted by COVID-19. No customers are believed to have been directly exposed. Deep cleaning and disinfection have been done in an abundance of caution.

Read the full news release here.

Tomahawk Creek Wastewater project continues on time, on budget
April 8, 2021

Groundbreaking for the expansion of Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility occurred in April 2018.

Despite challenges over three years, including soil conditions, extreme wet weather and the pandemic, the project is on time and on budget.

The structural concrete, masonry and brick veneers are essentially finished. Equipment installation is underway, including items such as pumps, 10-foot diameter disk filters and centrifuges. The contractor is working through functional startups of completed buildings and processes to verify everything performs as intended.

Later this year, the team plans to commission the facility and begin treating flow. This process will involve introducing wastewater over several weeks, operating the mechanical equipment and building up the right biology needed for treatment. Once it has been confirmed that the water quality requirements required by the state are met, the reclaimed water will be discharged to Indian Creek. Final completion of the project will be in 2022.

For more information and details about the project, visit jcwtomahawk.com.

2021 dust control cost share program
April 7, 2021

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 in 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.

Application of the treatment is planned for 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.

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

JCDHE director provides COVID-19 disease and vaccine update
April 6, 2021

On Tuesday, April 6, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment Director Dr. Sanmi Areola provided a written COVID-19 disease and vaccine update to the Board of County Commissioners.

Highlights from the update include:

  • There were 208 new infections last week. Down from 230 the week prior. This translates to an average of 30 new infections per day.
  • The primary measure/criteria for schools is the incidence rate. Our recommended phase is the Yellow Zone.
  • COVID-19 testing remains available throughout the county, through JCDHE and state-sponsored locations. See further below in this email for additional details.
  • Johnson County is currently serving Phases 1-5 of the state's vaccination plan. Those who live/work in Johnson County, who are 16+ can complete the all-phases interest survey to receive a vaccine.

All vaccination appointments will be now be at the Lenexa site.

Public comment procedures outlined for Johnson County BOCC meetings
April 6, 2021

Members of the public must sign up in advance to deliver comments either in person or virtually.

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners will return this week to the Hearing Room following several months of virtual meetings.

The in-person meeting is set for 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 8, on the third floor of 111 S. Cherry St., in Olathe. To reduce the spread of COVID-19, physical distancing will be observed in the Hearing Room, with limited seating in the adjacent lobby with audio available. A live broadcast will still be available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org and on Facebook Live.

Public comments are accepted for the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting for those who preregister. Live public comments will be accepted either in-person or via Zoom, audio only. Individuals wishing to speak in-person or via Zoom may register by completing the registration form. Registration opens Tuesday afternoon/evening (coincides with publishing the agenda) and closes at noon (12 p.m.) on the Wednesday before the Thursday meeting.

Please see this news release for further details.

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