Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: Aug. 4, 2022
The BOCC met today, Aug. 4, 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 through our online meeting portal. Note: This not the official record of the BOCC meeting.
BOCC Action for Aug. 4, 2022
Corrected a 2022 commercial appraisal
Clerical Error 046-084-18-0-10-01-002.05-0: Consider authorizing the County Appraiser’s Office to make an appraisal correction to the 2022 tax roll for Commercial Real Estate pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1701a. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Corrected another 2022 commercial appraisal
Clerical Error 046-163-08-0-20-08-016.02-0: Consider authorizing the County Appraiser’s Office to make an appraisal correction to the 2022 tax roll for Commercial Real Estate pursuant to K.S.A. 79-1701a. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Approved agreement for maintaining, managing Johnson County Square
Approved the Maintenance, Management and Use Agreement for the Johnson County Square and Adjoining Outdoor Recreational Space for Public Special Events with the City of Olathe. The city approved the agreement on Aug. 2. Vote: Passed 4-3.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, , Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: Hanzlick, Ashcraft, O’Hara
Amended CIP to add Johnson County Square Phase 2 project
Adopted Resolution No. 057-22 to amend the FY 2022- 2026 Capital Improvement Program to include the Johnson County Square Phase 2 capital project in the amount of $2 million; and authorized the reallocation and expenditure of Countywide Support Funds in an amount not to exceed $1 million for partial funding of the project in cooperation with the City of Olathe. Vote: Passed 4-3.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, , Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: Hanzlick, Ashcraft, O’Hara
Increased expenditure authority for contracts to include square project
Increased expenditure authority for term and supply contracts with KBS Constructors, Inc., Kelly Construction Group, Inc., B.A. Green Construction Co., Inc. and Universal Construction Co. for On-Call Construction Services, in the amount of $2 million for a total contract value not to exceed $7 million. The current contract term is through Dec. 15, 2022. There are four additional one-year renewal options available, per Request for Proposal (RFP) 2021-053. Vote: Passed 6-1.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Ashcraft, Eilert
- No: O’Hara
Authorized contract for Johnson County Square Design Phase 2
Authorized a contract with TreanorHL, as an exception to competition, to complete the design of the Johnson County Square Design Phase 2 in the amount not to exceed $196,500 per County Purchasing Administrative Policy and Procedure #110.180.A.16. Vote: Passed 5-2.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: O’Hara, Ashcraft
Adopted regulations, penalties for Johnson County Square activities
Adopted Resolution No. 056-22 establishing regulations for the Johnson County Square and adjacent property and penalties for violations. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Manager’s Memo, Deputy County Manager Maury Thompson
Marlynda Dixon named 2022 Dispatcher of the Year
Deputy County Manager announced Operations Supervisor Marlynda Dixon as the recipient of the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch (IAED) Dispatcher of the Year award. Each year the IAED recognizes individuals who lead by example and excel under pressure from a broad field of U.S.A. nominees. As a supervisor, Marlynda maintains an awareness of everything happening with her team while also answering calls and handling radio traffic. This prestigious award was presented to her in Nashville during the IAED Navigator conference.
Johnson County to send out estimated tax notices
Johnson County will be sending out approximately 220,000 estimated tax notices to property owners. The notices will include information about each property’s value and current year tax estimate compared to the prior year’s taxes. The notice will include a Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) for each taxing subdivision or authority listed as well as public hearing information if the subdivision or authority intends to exceed their RNR. It is important to note the notice is for informational purposes only. It is not a tax bill and should not be paid. A sample of the tax notice is included in your packet. For additional information, please visit jocogov.org/estimatedtaxnotice.
Paul Davis appointed Communications Center facility director
The “Interlocal Cooperation Agreement between the City of Olathe, Kansas and Johnson County, Kansas for the County Communications Center” approved by the Board of County Commissioners on April 12, 2007, and approved by the City of Olathe on Sept. 18, 2007, contains a provision requiring the County Manager to appoint a facility director for the County Communications Center. Effective Aug. 6, Paul Davis, director of the Department of Emergency Services, is appointed to serve as the facility director for the center. View a memo regarding this appointment.
Major projects updated in bimonthly report
This report is for major projects over $1 million and master plans. The report is provided bimonthly and supplements the Public Building Commission bi- annual reports in February and August. The information contained in this report is through July 31, 2022. View a copy of the report.
Olathe plans public hearing on proposed TIF project
The City of Olathe will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, August 16th, to consider approving a property tax abatement project. The proposed project is to be financed with $30 million in industrial revenue bonds for acquiring, purchasing, constructing, installing, and equipping an approximately 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to be located at approximately the northwest corner of 107th Street and South Valley Road in Olathe. The applicant has requested a 10-year, 55% property tax abatement. View a copy of the cost-benefit analysis and notice.
Other reports: Interim Financial Statements
Robin Symes, deputy director of Budget and Financial Planning, and Becky Jones, deputy director of Financial Management and Administration, provided the Second Quarter 2022 Interim Financial Report through the end of June 30, 2022. View the report.
Public Building Commission
Joe Waters, Assistant County Manager/Interim Facilities Director, provided a PBC major projects update through the end of July 31, 2022. Becky Jones, deputy director of Financial Management and Administration, and Robin Symes, deputy director of Budget and Financial Planning, provided PBC interim financial statements through the end of June 30, 2022.
Items on the Agenda for Aug. 11, 2022
Proposed rezoning for Blue Valley Reserves
Resolution No. 054-22. Application Nos. SE 22-211-REZ and SE 22-212-PDP (AU). Consider a request from Payne and Brockway, P.A., applicant, and Husam Kayyali and Yaser M. Mounla landowners, for rezoning 68.6 acres from Rural District (RUR) to Planned Residential Neighborhood 2 District (PRN-2) and a Preliminary Development Plan, which shall serve as the preliminary plat for 30 residential lots to be known as Blue Valley Reserves, located one-half mile south of 199th Street, on the west side of Mission Road.
Proposed rezoning for Loch Lloyd Estates-Blue Valley
Resolution No. 055-22. Plat Exception No. 8-11-22. Application Nos. SE 22-223-REZ and SE 22-224-PDP (AU). Consider a request from Dale Brouk, applicant, and LLJ3- Pandi, LLC, landowner, for rezoning 62.2 acres from Rural District (RUR) to Planned Residential Neighborhood 2 District (PRN-2) and a Preliminary Development Plan, which shall serve as the preliminary plat for 23 residential lots to be known as Loch Lloyd Estates-Blue Valley, located at the northeast corner of 175th Street and Kenneth Road.
Funding for emergency bypass pumping services
Consider granting an Exception to Competition with Sunbelt Rentals, Inc. for emergency bypass pumping services at the Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Wastewater Treatment Facility in an amount not to exceed $170,000.
Proposed extension of 2022 deferment requests
Consider authorizing the Wastewater General Manager to review and extend the current 2022 deferment extension requests one additional five-year deferment period, if eligible, per the requirements of Charter Resolution No. 29-92.
Contract for cooling tower replacement
IFB # 2022-056 Consider authorizing a contract with Martin Mechanical, Inc. for the Northeast Office Building Cooling Tower Replacement Project at the Northeast Office, 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission, for a total amount not to exceed $149,679.