April 2022 BOCC recap
Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in April 2022. More information, including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. The board took the following actions:
- Held a special meeting and public hearing on the Planning Commission’s amendments to the county’s Rural Comprehensive Plan and zoning regulations to allow for utility-scale solar facilities. After the public hearing the BOCC remanded the item back to the Planning Commission with instructions to review a list of their proposed amendments. More information is available at jocogov.org/solar.
- Authorized the Aging and Human Services Department through the Johnson County Area Agency on Aging to accept grant funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 in the amount of $1,626,014 from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and authorized the addition of 1.0 Information and Assistance Specialist.
- Withdrew from the interlocal agreement with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) for the management of transit services in Johnson County, effective Aug. 1, 2022, to subsequently established the Johnson County Transit division within the Public Works department and authorized five new FTE positions to support the mission of Johnson County Transit in the ongoing provision of transit service in Johnson County and the long-term partnership with the KCATA. Johnson County press release is here.
- Authorized and directed the issuance, sale and delivery of Taxable General Obligation Internal Improvement Bonds through the federal Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA), for partial financing in the approximate amount of $281,260,000 for Nelson Complex Wastewater Treatment Facility improvements with a maximum cost of $574 million.