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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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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.

JoCo on the Go: Public health matters
April 6, 2021

On JoCo on the Go, episode #86, hear from Julie Brewer, executive director of United Community Services, a key partner in addressing public health needs in our community. She talks about the wide range of factors that comprise public health – medical care, nutrition, income-related stress, mental health and, in particular, she discusses the impact of housing on public health. Find out about a Johnson County housing study that looks at, among other things, access to affordable housing.

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.

Vaccine distribution for next week in Johnson County
April 2, 2021

For the week of April 5, Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) announced that they will be expanding hours for COVID-19 vaccinations. This will include evening and weekend availability.

JCDHE's vaccination plan will include those in Phases 1-5 and will focus on those in Phases 1 and 2 who have not yet received their vaccine.

Read additional details about next week's vaccination plan.

Johnson County to celebrate National Public Health Week
April 2, 2021

National Public Health Week, observed this year April 5-11, is especially important as we thank the Johnson County staff members who promote public health every day – especially those who have fought so hard to combat the pandemic. Yesterday, the Board of County Commissioners signed a proclamation to recognize NPHW. This video, about the importance of making public health a priority, was shared at yesterday's BOCC meeting.

Use or follow #NPHW all next week. Get more information about National Public Health Week.