Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: April 11, 2024

The Board of County Commissioners met on Thursday, April 11 in the Hearing Room at the Johnson County Administration Building.

Below, you can find a recap of the items discussed during the meeting.

More information, including official minutes, votes, videos, information about how to make public comments and how to request accommodations is available at This recap is not the official record of the BOCC meeting.

BOCC Agenda for April 11, 2024

Appointment to Park and Recreation Commission

(Tabled from April 4, 2024). Motion was made to remove tabling and placing on today’s agenda the appointment of Kevin Nunnally – Third District representative to the Park and Recreation Commission through Jan. 31, 2027. Vote: Failed 3-4.

  • Yes: Fast, O’Hara, Ashcraft
  • No: Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Kelly

Bylaws for advisory committee

Adopted Resolution No. 025-24 and bylaws for the Johnson County Housing & Community Development Advisory Committee. Consent Agenda Vote: Passed 7-0.

Reorganizing Board of Zoning Appeals

Adopted Resolution No. 036-24 to reorganize and establish the qualifications and appointment process and duties of members of the Johnson County Board of Zoning Appeals. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Funds for library wall repairs

Adopted Resolution No. 035-24 to amend the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024-2028 Capital Improvement Program to include Library’s Central Resource Library West Wall Repair Project and to authorize the use of Library Operating Fund reserves in an amount not to exceed $375,000. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Contract for paving repairs

Authorized a contract with Precision Construction & Contracting, LLC for the Juvenile Detention Center Paving Repairs and Replacement Project at the Juvenile Detention Center, 915 W. Spruce, Olathe, in the amount of $196,051. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Contract for Transit Strategic Plan

Authorized a contract with Toole Design Group, LLC for the Development of a Transit Strategic Plan, using $298,510 of Federal Section 5307 Urbanized Area formula funding and a local match of $74,627 at a cost not to-exceed $373,137 for a 1-year term. Vote: Passed 6-1.

  • Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Ashcraft, Allenbrand, Kelly
  • No: O’Hara

Contract for roofing services

Authorized term-and supply-contracts with RoofConnect and RL National Roofing, for roofing services, in an amount to not exceed $800,000 for a 1-year term with an option to renew annually for four additional 1-year terms. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Use of eminent domain for easements

Authorized use of eminent domain to acquire easements to install and maintain gravity sewers for Blue River No. 28 Contract District No. 1 in the vicinity 183rd Street and Pflumm Road. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Funds to design wastewater improvements at Belinder Pump Station

After a public hearing, authorized funds for the design and bid phase of the Belinder Pump Station Improvements Project in an amount not to exceed $2,076,900. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Funds to design wastewater improvements at AirCenter

After a public hearing, authorized funds for the design and bid phase of the New Century AirCenter Wastewater Treatment Facility Equalization Basin, Pumping and Solids Thickening Improvements Project in an amount not to exceed $1,218,600. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Addition of substance abuse counselor

Approved the addition of a 1.0 FTE grant-funded substance abuse counselor position in the Therapeutic Community to be funded by the UCS Substance Use Continuum of Care Fund. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson

Report provides Major Projects Update

Report, involving major projects over $1 million and master plans, is provided bimonthly and supplements the Public Building Commission biannual reports in February and August. The information contained in this report is through April 5, 2024.

Developmental Supports Services produces handbook

Johnson County Development Supports provides services to more than 600 residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Johnson County. Services provided include case management, residential and day services, employment, health and wellness, and behavioral health supports. A Services Handbook has been produced that provides an overview of the organization, service definitions and a comprehensive review of individual rights, responsibilities and remedies. This handbook of services was created for the people and their families who receive supports from JCDS.

Other Reports

Becky Jones, deputy director of Financial Management & Administration, provided the latest Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (LFRF) - Funding and Expense Report through March 31, 2024

Other Reports – Legislative

Mark Dapp, deputy director of Budget and Financial Planning, presented a legislative update through the week of April 1, 2024.

Special Public Building Commission Agenda for April 11, 2024

Contract for New Health Services Building project

Authorized a contract with Benson Method, for Owner’s Representative services for the New Health Services Building project at a cost not to exceed $1,145,270. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Items on the Agenda for April 18, 2024

Appointment to Fire District No. 1 Governing Board

Consider approving the appointment of Tamela J Stockton – Sixth District Representative to the Fire District No. 1 Governing Board through July 1, 2024.

Plat approval for Louis Allen Development

Application Nos. W 24-374-PP & W 24-375-FP (MC). Consider a request from Matt Serrano, Louis Allen, LLC, applicant and landowner, for Preliminary and Final Plat approval for eight lots on 81.5 acres, to be known as Louis Allen Development, on property zoned RUR, Rural District, located at 151st Street and Edgerton Road, in Section 12, Township 14, Range 21.

Petition to add Astra Enterprise Park into fire district

Resolution No. 024-24. Conduct a public hearing and consider adopting Resolution No. 024-24 approving the City of De Soto’s petition to add all land comprising the Astra Enterprise Park into the Northwest Consolidated Fire District.

Contracts for wastewater repairs

Invitation for Bid No. 2023-060. Consider authorizing term and supply contracts with CarbUSA LLC, Norit Americas, Inc., and PureAir Filtration to furnish and replace activated carbon media and perform necessary repairs on Johnson County Wastewater’s odor control vessels in an amount not to exceed $800,000, for a one (1) year term with the option to renew for up to four additional 1-year terms.

Contract for transit consultation services

Consider authorizing an exception to competition to contract with HNTB Corporation to provide consultation services for the Johnson County Transportation Connection Plan – Southwest Metro Area for a total cost not to exceed $249,569.

Board of County Commissioners
Public Meetings