Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: Dec. 8, 2022
The Board of County Commissioners met on Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Hearing Room at the Johnson County Administration Building. Commissioner Janeé Hanzlick was absent.
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 boccmeetings.jocogov.org. This recap is not the official record of the BOCC meeting.
BOCC Action for Dec. 8, 2022
Appointments of Julia Meyer, Paula Schwach and Becky Parrott
Approved the appointments of Julia Meyer - Sixth District representative to the Commission on Aging through Aug. 31, 2025, and Paula Schwach – First District representative to the Airport Commission through July 31, 2025, and ratified the appointment of Becky Parrott – Chairman’s appointment to the Commission on Aging through Aug. 31, 2023. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Reappointments of Scott Gregory and Laura Carey
Approved the reappointments of Scott Gregory - First District representative to the Consolidated Fire District No. 2, and Laura Carey - First District representative to the Consolidated Fire District No. 2. Both will serve through Aug. 25, 2025. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Agreement with Mission for wastewater project
Approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Mission to facilitate the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements Project. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Amendment to 2021 Action Plan for ARP grant funds
After a public hearing, approved Resolution No. 100-22 to amend Resolution No. 077-20 for approval of a substantial amendment to the 2021 Annual Action Plan to accept an additional $3,977,106 of American Rescue Plan grant funds administered by the Home Investment Partnerships (HOME-ARP) program from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Vote: Passed 5-1.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Allenbrand, Ashcraft, Eilert
- No: O’Hara
Construction phase services at wastewater project
Authorized a contract amendment with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., for Guaranteed Maximum Price Number 3 – Nelson Site Preparation, for Construction Manager at Risk construction phase services for the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements project (NEL-C001) in an amount not to exceed $17,586,400 increasing the total construction phase services authorization to $23,642,208; and authorized a contract amendment with Black & Veatch Corporation for Guaranteed Maximum Price Number 3 construction phase services, in an amount not to exceed $1,793,600, increasing the total engineering authorization to $39,766,600. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Mental Health agreement with MyAvatar Cloud
Approved an exception to competition and authorized Mental Health staff to sign an agreement with Netsmart Technologies, Inc. for MyAvatar Cloud Hosting Services in an amount not to exceed $225,000 annually and a one-time setup cost of $78,360 per Administrative Policy and Procedure #110.180.A.16. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Reallocation and use of funds
Authorized the reallocation and use of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Major Asset Replacement Program (MARP) remaining funds of $1,490,000 for Interior Improvements project at Elections Office, 2101 E Kansas City Rd., and an Asset Maintenance Allowance for existing Human Services Building (HSB), 11875 S. Sunset Drive and Olathe Mental Health Office, 1125 W. Spruce St. Vote: Passed 6-0.
2023 Audit Plan
Approved the 2023 Audit Plan proposed by the County Auditor. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Tabled: Truck traffic on certain county roads
Tabled Resolution No. 097-22 for one week a proposal to prohibit truck traffic on unincorporated roads designated by Johnson County Public Works and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. The item will be on the Board’s agenda on Dec. 15. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Tabled: Truck traffic on other designated county roads
Tabled Resolution No. 098-22 for one week a proposal to prohibit truck traffic on additional unincorporated roads designated by Johnson County Public Works and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. The item will be on the Board’s agenda on Dec. 15. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson
Jessica Habiger is named Midwest Region Civilian of the Year
In her weekly report, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson announced Johnson County Sheriff Civilian Specialist Manager Jessica Habiger has been recognized as the Midwest Region Civilian of the Year by the National Institute for Jail Operations. Habiger received this honor at the JAILCON 22 conference in Indianapolis.
This recognition is awarded to a “noncertified” detention employee serving in a support section of the office who has provided innovative ideas that enhanced the efficiency of the facility in line with the mission of the office during the past year.
In the short time Jessica has been with the Sheriff’s Office, she has demonstrated her ability to look at issues, not as problems to hinder progress, but as challenges for growth and opportunities to enhance efficiencies. She continues to demonstrate her goal of making everyone successful, playing a vital role in the success of others and providing the citizens of Johnson County with the highest level of professionalism and service. Jessica is a positive influence amongst her peers and is highly respected for her positive attitude, leadership abilities and willingness to lead by example.
Podcast offers advice on Winter Weather Preparedness
The manager also praised this week’s episode of CMO/PIO’s podcast, JoCo on the Go, featuring some of Johnson County’s experts in winter weather preparedness. The podcast includes tips for residents from Emergency Management, Public Work’s process for clearing snow and ice in unincorporated Johnson County and information on what Johnson County is doing to help protect water quality while managing snow and ice buildup. This episode is accessible at jocogov.org/JoCoOnTheGo. Employees and residents can visit jocogov.org/snow for all of our winter-related information including closings, cancellations and delays, information on snow removal and links to other important resources.
Becky Jones, deputy director of Financial Management & Administration, provided a funding and expense report on the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (LFRF) though the end of Nov. 30, 2022.
Thomas Dugan of the Sheriff’s Office reported an update on the office budget, staffing and average daily jail population.
Items on the Agenda for Dec. 15, 2022
Reappointment of Christopher Leitch
Consider approving the Reappointment of Christopher Leitch - First District Representative to the Public Art Commission through December 31, 2025.
Reappointments to Criminal Justice Advisory Council
Consider ratifying the reappointments of Annabeth Surbaugh, Pat Colloton, Michael McCulloch, Stephen Tatum, Mark Keating, Simon Happer, Julie Brewer, Lee Jost, and Erik Erazo – Chairman’s Representatives to the Criminal Justice Advisory Council through October 2, 2024.
Reappointments to Criminal Corrections Advisory Board
Consider Ratifying the Reappointments of Julie Brewer, and Richard S. Kaiser, Jr. – Chairman’s Representatives to the Criminal Corrections Advisory Board through July 1, 2023.
Cancellation of outstanding checks
Resolution No. 101-22. Consider approving Resolution No. 101-22 authorizing the cancellation of outstanding County-issued checks that are at least two years old.
Approval of property and liability insurance policies
Consider approving the property and liability insurance policies for calendar year 2023, with the quoting carriers in an amount not to exceed $2,921,424.
Enlargement of Consolidated Main Sewer District
Resolution No. WD 22-038. Conduct a public hearing and consider approving an enlargement to the Consolidated Main Sewer District for a tract of land at 18475 Mission Road known as Overland Park Fire Station 411.
Loan application for funding wastewater project
Resolution No. WD 22-036. Conduct a public hearing and consider authorizing the Wastewater General Manager to execute a formal loan application requesting $276,740,000 from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Water Pollution Control State Revolving Fund (SRF) program as part of the approach to finance the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements project.
Declaring AirCenter property as surplus
Resolution No. 099-22. Consider adopting Resolution No. 099-22 declaring certain real property at New Century AirCenter as surplus, authorizing the Johnson County Airport Commission to request from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Defense the release of such real property from the covenants, conditions, and restrictions placed on the property, and amending the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) to include Airport-KDOT Maintenance Facility Relocation capital project; approving a real estate contract with the State of Kansas to simultaneously acquire approximately 17.67 acres and transfer 10.097 acres and to reimburse KDOT in an amount not to exceed $4 million to construct or move existing facilities; authorizing the reallocation and expenditure of General Fund Reserves (Countywide Support Funds) in the amount of $4 million to fund the project; and approving the creation of a project account in an amount not to exceed $4 million.
Contract amendment for airport engineering services
Request for Proposal (RFP) # 2021-007, consider authorizing a contract amendment with Burns and McDonnell, for on-call Airport engineering services to include land release, at a cost not to exceed $800,000 for a period of one (1) year with the option to renew for an additional three (3) additional one (1) year renewal options.
Contract for HVAC improvements at Crime Lab
IFB #2022-079. Consider authorizing a contract with Stanger Industries, Inc. to modify the humidification and HVAC system at the Criminalistic Laboratory (Crime Lab) located at 11890 S. Sunset Drive, Olathe, KS 66061, in an amount not to exceed $585,000.
Additional employees for Mental Health Center
Consider authorizing the Mental Health Department to add 21.0 FTE positions for the Johnson County Mental Health Center and authorize the reallocation and expenditure of fund balance (reserves) for FY 2023 in the amount of $2,100,000.
Renewals for security software
Consider authorizing annual support and subscription renewals with SHI International Corporation, in an amount not to exceed $181,630.85, for Check Point Endpoint Security software, utilizing Sourcewell Contract #081419 – SHI.
Contract for technology upgrades at Justice Annex
Consider authorizing a contract with Mission Electronics, Inc. for Audio Visual Technology Upgrades at the Justice Annex building located at 588 E. Santa Fe Street, Olathe, KS 66061, in an amount not to exceed $101,229 per State of Kansas Contract 42601 and create a project account for this purpose in the amount of $110,000 to include Owner’s contingency.
Additional funding for Johnson County Square Phase 2 project
Consider approving and authorizing an increase of $900,000 for the Johnson County Square Phase 2 project, bringing the total project authorization to an amount not to exceed $2,900,000; and authorize and approve the reallocation and expenditure of General Fund reserves (Countywide Support Funds) in an amount not to exceed $450,000 for partial funding of the project in cooperation with the City of Olathe.
Reallocation of reserves for increased employee payout costs
Consider authorizing the reallocation and expenditure of fund balance (reserves) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for the County General Fund in an amount not to exceed $900,000 to cover increased employee payout costs related to vacation and sick leave; and the reallocation and expenditure of fund balance (reserves) for FY 2022 for the 911 Fund in an amount not to exceed $640,000 to reimburse the City of Overland Park for costs associated with their 911 system.
Contract to purchase handguns and equipment
Consider authorizing a contract with GT Distributors, Inc. in the amount of $455,297, and the subsequent purchase of 350 Glock handguns, holsters, and related attachments utilizing Kansas State cooperative contract # 44085.
MoU for creation of Sunflower Fire Station
Consider approving a Memorandum of Understanding with Northwest Consolidated Fire District for a fire station within the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and to authorize the reallocation expenditure of General Fund reserves (Countywide Support Funds) in the amount of $500,000 to fund the initial phase of the fire station project; and to approve the creation of a Sunflower Fire Station project account in the same amount.
Prohibition of truck traffic on certain county roads (tabled from 12-8-22 agenda)
Resolution No. 097-22. Consider adopting a resolution to prohibit truck traffic on unincorporated roads designated by Johnson County Public Works and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
Prohibition of truck traffic on other designated county roads (tabled from 12-8-22 agenda)
Resolution No. 098-22. Consider adopting a resolution to prohibit truck traffic on additional unincorporated roads designated by Johnson County Public Works and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.