Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: June 23, 2022
The Board of County Commissioners met today, June 23, 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 Actions for June 23, 2022
Agreement Authorized for Respite Care Services
Authorized an exception to competition and approved service agreement renewals for respite care services with DCCCA, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $130,000, for one additional 12-month contract period ending June 30, 2023, per Administrative Policy and Procedure #110.180.A.16. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Master Development Plan Approved for Commerce Center
Approved Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions and Grant of Easements with VanTrust Real Estate for the New Century Commerce Center to facilitate the Master Development Plan, as recommended by the Johnson County Airport Commission. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Prairie Trace Estates Plan, Plat Received Approval
Approved Resolution No. 042-22 regarding City of Gardner Applications FDP-22-02, Final Development Plan and FP-22-03, Final Plat, for Prairie Trace Estates, Third Plat, on 16.5 acres; located in the vicinity of 178th Street and Houston Street in Gardner and within one mile of the New Century AirCenter. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Plats Approved for New Trails Development
Approved Resolution No. 043-22 regarding City of Gardner Applications PP-22-01, Preliminary Plat, on 18.8 acres, and FP-22-04, Final Plat, on 6.3 acres, for New Trails North Commercial; located on the southwest corner of 175th Street and New Trails Parkway in Gardner and within one mile of the New Century AirCenter. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Higher Speed Limits Authorized on Some Rural Roads
Approved Resolution No. 030-22 for speed limit increases on various roads in designated unincorporated area of Johnson County.as recommended by the Public Works Department and Sheriff’s Office, providing flexibility and allow changes if further reviewed. (Speed limits will change from 35 to 45 mph along 10 segments of roads and from 35 to 40 mph on three road segments.) Vote: Passed 6-1.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Ashcraft, Eilert
- No: O’Hara
Amendment was made by O’Hara to remove Pflumm Rd – 191st St. to 199th St., Pflumm Rd – 199th St. to 207th St., 207th St. – Switzer Rd to Antioch Rd, Cedar Niles Rd – 207th St. to 199th St., and Antioch Rd – 207th St. north to Overland Park City Limits be deleted from this list. (Proposed speed limit changes from 35 to 45 mph on two segments of Pflumm Road, a segment of Cedar Niles Road and a segment of 207th Street and from 35 to 40 mph on a segment of Antioch Road with concerns about traffic/pedestrian safety.) Vote: Failed 2-5.
- Yes: O’Hara, Ashcraft
- No: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Eilert
Bridge Improvements Set on Ridgeview Road
Authorized a contract with Bryan-Ohlmeier Construction Company, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $872,107.10 for bridge construction, grading, surfacing and seeding for a Ridgeview Road bridge located 0.8 miles north of 191st Street. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Mental Health Case Managers to Staff 988 Lifeline
Authorized the Mental Health Department to add 4.0 FTE case manager positions for the 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and authorized the reallocation and expenditure of fund balance (reserves) for FY 2022 in an amount not to exceed $170,000. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Proposed FY2023 Budget Authorized for Publication
Authorized the publication of the Proposed FY 2023 Budget for Johnson County Government; setting the maximum budget at $1,651,649,184, (comprised of $1,162,881,734 in expenditures and $488,767,450 in reserves;) and notifying the county clerk of the proposed intent to exceed the revenue neutral rates for the County, Library, and Park and Recreation taxing districts and setting a public hearing on the proposed budget at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in the Board Chambers. Vote: Passed 6-1.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Ashcraft, Eilert
- No: O’Hara
Request for Kansas Attorney General Ruling
Motion was made by O-Hara for the BOCC to request the AG’s office to take action on or against the Edgerton Annexation due to lack of consideration that 199th Street is not equipped to accommodate the immediate increase of truck traffic. Vote: Failed 2-4.
- Yes: O’Hara, Ashcraft
- No: Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Eilert
Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson
Estimated Tax Notices to Be Mailed in August to Residents
Tom Franzen, TTV director and county clerk, and Amy Meeker Berg, county clerk and register of deeds, outlined plans in early August to mail Johnson County property owners an estimated tax notice on behalf of taxing subdivisions. The informational notice is not a tax bill. State statute requires county clerks in Kansas to send residents notification of the Revenue Neutral Rate (RNR) compared to the proposed rate for the upcoming budget for each taxing subdivision. In order to exceed the RNR for the upcoming budget, taxing subdivisions must first hold a public hearing and pass a resolution. Johnson County’s hearing is scheduled on Aug. 22. The estimated tax notice will include details of public hearings taking place for taxing subdivisions that plan to exceed the RNR. In addition to the required notification, the county is implementing a communication plan that includes a dedicated webpage at jocogov.org/estimatedtaxnotice.
De Soto Plans Public Hearing on Proposed Sunflower TIF Project Plans
The City of De Soto will be conducting a public hearing on July 7, 2022, pertaining to the proposed adoption of the Sunflower Redevelopment District – TIF Project Plans 1 and 2 project generally located at the former Sunflower Ammunition Plant in De Soto. View a copy of the notice of public hearing along with the resolution.
Overland Park Schedules Public Hearing on Metcalf 108 Project Plan
The City of Overland Park will be conducting a public hearing on Monday, July 11, pertaining to the proposed adoption of the Metcalf 108 redevelopment project plan, generally located at the northeast corner of I-435 and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. View a copy of the notice of public hearing along with the resolution.
CERI Releases June Report on Economic Indicators
The June 2022 edition of the Economic Indicators for Johnson County has been provided by CERI. The unemployment rate for April 2022 is 1.7%, compared to 2.7% in April of 2021. The average unemployment rate for April the previous five years is 4.3%. The number of single-family homes sold in April 2022 was 868, compared to 996 in April 2021, a 13% decrease. Year to date the number of single-family homes sold in 2022 is 2,756, compared to 3,103 in 2021, an 11% decrease. The total number of single-family building permits issued in April 2022 was 170, compared to 291 in April 2021, a 41.6% decrease. Year to date the number of single-family building permits issued in 2022 is 625 compared to 826 in 2021, a 24% decrease. Additionally, the CERI reports total retail sales for Johnson County were $4.3 billion year-to-date through March 2022, compared to $3.9 billion through the same period year-to-date March 2021, a 10.8% increase. View the full report.
Items on the Agenda for June 30, 2022
Four Appointments to Boards
Consider approving the appointments of Chris Talarico- Third District representative to the Tenth Judicial District Nominating Commission through March 02, 2026; Virgil R. Gleason - Fifth District representative to the Transportation Council through Aug. 31, 2025; Courtney Craig - Sixth District representative to the Museum Advisory Council through May 7, 2025; and Mary Estrada - Forth District representative to the Commission on Aging through Aug. 31, 2023.
Three Reappointments to Boards
Consider approving the reappointments of Julie Hickman - Fifth District representative to the Museum Advisory Council through May 7, 2025; John S. Wittenborn - Fifth District representative to the Airport Commission through July 31, 2024; and ratifying the reappointment of Donald E. Sullivan – Chairman’s representative to the Investment Review Group through June 22, 2024.
Conditional Use Permit for Contractor Shop
Resolution No. 041-22. Application No. SE 21-120-CUP (GA). Consider a request from Judd Claussen, Phelps Engineering, applicant, on behalf of Jeff Hoge, Concrete Properties, landowner, for a Conditional Use Permit for a contractor shop and outdoor storage yard located south of West 199th Street and east of Metcalf Avenue, on 1.45 acres, zoned PRB2, Planned Residential Neighborhood Retail Business District.
Rezoning for Residential Lots
Resolution No. 044-22. Application Nos. SE 22-214-REZ (AU) and SE 22-215-PP/FP (AU). Consider a request from Domino Acquisitions, LLC, applicant and landowner, for rezoning of 40.0 acres from RUR, Rural District, to PRUR, Planned Rural District; a Preliminary Plat and Final Plat for five (5) residential lots located northeast of 191st Street and Nall Avenue, in Section 33, Township 14, Range 25.
Sanitary Sewer Project for Fire Station
(Sitting as the Governing Body of Fire District No. 2), consider approving a Sanitary Sewer Installation Agreement with Southern Meadows, LLC, and two sanitary sewer easements to connect the fire station at 18475 Mission Rd to sanitary sewers, at a cost not to exceed $35,401.54 to be paid from Fire District No. 2 reserve funds.
Publication of Fire District’s Proposed Budget
(Sitting as the Fire District No. 2 Governing Board) Consider authorizing the publication of a proposed budget for Johnson County Fire District No. 2 in the amount of $9,379,712 for FY 2023, notifying the county clerk of the proposed intent to exceed the revenue neutral rate, and setting a public hearing on the proposed budget for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers.
Funds for Gas Distribution and Heating Improvements Project
Resolution No. WD 22-016. Conduct a public hearing and consider authorizing funds for the construction phase of the Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Wastewater Treatment Facility Natural Gas Distribution and Heating Improvements Project (IMB1-Contract 36) in an amount not to exceed $1,844,000.
Construction of Gas Distribution and Heating Improvements
Invitation for Bid No. 2022-033. Consider authorizing a contract with Stanger Industries, Inc. to construct the Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Wastewater Treatment Facility Natural Gas Distribution and Heating Improvements Project (IMB1-Contract 36) in an amount not to exceed $1,398,000.
Contract for Delivery of Voting Equipment
Invitation for Bid (IFB) # 2022-013, consider authorizing a contract with Professional Moving & Storage for delivery services of voting equipment and supplies at a cost not to exceed $178,375 for a period of 12-month time with the option to renew said contract for four (4) additional twelve (12) month periods at the same specifications and terms and conditions.
Purchase of Election-Related Services
Consider authorizing an exception to competition and contract renewal for the Election Office to purchase election-related printing and mailing services from SeaChange Print Innovations, LLC in an amount not to exceed $600,000 in FY 2022 per Administrative Policy and Procedure #110.180.A.16.
Purchase of Electronic Health Records Solution
RFP #2021-004. Consider authorizing a contract with Patagonia Health, Inc., for the purchase of an electronic health records (EHR) solution for the Department of Health and Environment (DHE), in an amount not to exceed $247,320 for a one (1) year term (including start-up/implementation costs) with the option to renew the annual subscription for four (4) additional one (1) year terms.