Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: July 28, 2022
The BOCC met today, July 28, in the Hearing Room at the Johnson County Administration Building.
The BOCC received results of the county’s 2022 Feed the Need campaign that collected 138,553 pounds of food, both in actual food donations and cash of more than $33,500, to benefit seven local food pantries.
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 July 28, 2022
Contract Awarded to Replace Roof at Sheriff Training Facility
Authorized a contract (IFB # 2022-045) with Schwickert's Tecta America, LLC for roof replacement at the Sheriff Training facility, 18505 W 119th St., Olathe, for a total amount not to exceed $264,591. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Contract Approved for Employee Health Consulting Services
Awarded a contract to Mercer Health and Benefits, LLC to provide employee benefit consulting services in the area of Health & Welfare Services, at an estimated maximum annual cost of $210,000, for a contract total of $630,000. The contract term will be for three years with the ability to extend up to two additional one-year periods. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Contract Authorized for Employee Retirement Consulting Services
Authorized a contract to Creative Planning, LLC, doing business as Lockton Retirement Services, to provide employee benefit consulting services in the area of retirement services, at an estimated maximum annual cost of $75,000, for a contract total of $375,000. The contract term will be for five years. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Peerfit Awarded Contract for County’s Fitness Program
Awarded a contract to Peerfit, Inc. to administer the County’s Fitness Program and maintenance of a network of fitness facilities for county employees and spouses to access under the County’s Fitness Program, at an estimated maximum annual cost not to exceed $50,000 for a contract total of $250,000. The contract term is for five years. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Permit Granted for Oversized Accessory Building
Approved Resolution No. 050-22 and Application No. SE 21-182-CUP (GA) granting a request from Shawn Winslow, landowner, for a Conditional Use Permit for an oversized accessory building on property zoned RLD (Residential Low-Density) District, in Section 12, Township 15, Range 22 and located at 28640 W. 207th St. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Permit Amended for Accessory Structures
Approved Resolution No. 049-22 and Application No. SW 22-217-CUP (MC) regarding a request from Lonny Vlieger, applicant and landowner, for an amendment to an existing Conditional Use Permit to allow construction of lean-to areas to existing oversized detached accessory structures and for number of accessory structures on the property, on 4.8 acres, zoned RN1, Residential Neighborhood 1 District, located at 19910 Pepper Tree Lane. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Building Encroachment Allowed in Front Yard
Approved Resolution No. 047-22 and Application No. SE 22-219-CUP (MC) regarding a request from Marc A. McGill, landowner, for a Conditional Use Permit for an accessory building to encroach in the front yard on property zoned Residential Neighborhood 1, in Section 21, Township 14, Range 22, located at 33785 W. 167th St. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Zoning Change, Plan Approved for Gardner Subdivision
Approved Resolution No. 046-22 and City of Gardner Application No. Z-22-01 (PDP-22-01) for rezoning from City Planned Garden Apartment District (RP-3) to Planned Apartment House District (RP-5), and approved the associated Preliminary Development Plan for University Park Subdivision, a 32 townhome and 574 apartment complex on approximately 35.5 acres, located north of 167th Street and west of Moonlight Road, within one mile of New Century AirCenter. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Funding Authorized for Road, Fire Station to Support Sunflower Redevelopment
Authorized $7.5 million for the improvement of road infrastructure and $7.5 million toward the construction and equipping a fire station with hazardous material suppression capability with funding being contingent upon a mutually agreeable financing plan for the initial and ongoing costs of fire protections services on land donated by Sunflower Redevelopment, LLC. Total commitment, not to exceed $15 million, is in support of the recently announced manufacturing project to build a Panasonic electric vehicle battery plant at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.
Chairman made decision to have Board vote separately on two funding requests of $7.5 million each for road infrastructure and fire services with hazardous material suppression capability.
Fire Services Vote: Passed 5-2.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: O’Hara, Ashcraft
Road Improvements Vote: Passed 6-1.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Ashcraft, Eilert
- No: O’Hara
Retention Incentives Authorized to Fill Some Staffing Vacancies
Authorized the use of Countywide Support Funds (CSF), (reserves), to provide up to $3,000 retention incentives to staff in certain business units with staff vacancy rates of 20% or higher, as designated by the County Manager, not to exceed $2,328,600 in total in 2022 and $2,328,600 in total in 2023. The Corrections Department and the Sheriff’s Office are currently experiencing vacancy rates of 20% or more in some operational areas. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson
Crowl Explains Voluntary Home Buyout Program
In the latest periodic spotlight of a Johnson County Department/Agency program to share both successes and/or challenges being faced in the organization, Madison Crowl, stormwater engineer at the Public Works Department, highlighted the Johnson County Voluntary Home Buyout program to the Board. View her presentation on the Voluntary Home Buyout program and a brochure.
Lenexa Sets Hearing on Proposed TIF Project Plan
The City of Lenexa will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 16, pertaining to the adoption of Project Plan 5 for the existing Mining Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, generally located at the northwest corner of 119th Street and Renner Boulevard. View a copy of the notice of public hearing along with the resolution.
Johnson County Receives Leading the Way Award
Johnson County was recently selected as the winner of the ETC Institute’s Leading the Way Award. This award recognizes local governments for outstanding achievement in the delivery of services to residents. Recipients of the award rank in the top 10% of all communities in the United States with regard to resident satisfaction with the overall quality of local governmental services, customer service and the value provided for local taxes/fees. The 2022 recipients for ETC Institute’s Leading the Way Award were selected from nearly 200 communities that participated in ETC Institute’s DirectionFinder® survey between December 2021 and May 2022. View ETC’s announcement of the award.
Items on the Agenda for Aug. 4, 2022
Correcting 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.
Correcting a 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.
Agreement for Maintaining, Managing Johnson County Square
Approve 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.
CIP Amendment to Include Johnson County Square Phase 2
Consider adopting Resolution No. 057-22 to amend the FY 2022- 2026 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to include the Johnson County Square Phase 2 capital project in the amount of $2,000,000; and authorize the reallocation and expenditure of General Fund reserves in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 for partial funding of the project in cooperation with the City of Olathe.
Increasing Expenditure Authority for Contracts
Consider increasing 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 $2,000,000 for a total contract value not to exceed $7,000,000. The current contract term is through December 15, 2022. There are four (4) additional one (1) year renewal options available, per Request for Proposal (RFP) 2021-053.
Contract for Johnson County Square Design Phase 2
Consider authorizing 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.
Regulations with Penalties in Johnson County Square Activities
Consider adopting Resolution No. 056-22 establishing regulations for the Johnson County Square and adjacent property and penalties for violations.