Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: June 6, 2024

The Board of County Commissioners met on Thursday, June 6 in the Hearing Room at the Johnson County Administration Building.

The Board proclaimed the first Friday in June (June 7, 2024) as National Gun Violence Awareness Day in Johnson County.

More information, including attachments to agenda items, weekly reports, 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 June 6, 2024

Appointment to Consolidated Fire District No.2 Governing Board

Approved the appointment of Tim Janssen as the First District representative to the Consolidated Fire District No. 2 Governing Board through Aug. 25, 2025. Consent Agenda Vote: Passed 7-0.

Funds for wastewater pump station improvements project

After a public hearing, authorized funds for the design and bid phase of the Mill Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility Influent Pump Station Improvements Project in an amount not to exceed $1,254,800. Vote: Passed 6-1.

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

Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson

Report provides updates on major projects

Report for major projects over $1 million and master plans is provided bimonthly and supplements the Public Building Commission bi-annual reports in February and August. The information contained in this report is through May 31, 2024.

First Budget Open Houses had nearly 50 attendees

We held two budget open houses on Monday, June 3, at Central Resource Library. Nearly 50 people attended on the first day. As a reminder, these are opportunities for the public to learn about the proposed Fiscal Year 2025 budget, ask questions and provide informal feedback. The conversations at the Monday open houses provided opportunities for staff to answer questions and provide clarification on areas such as property taxes and explain where property tax dollars go. Several discussions occurred that gave the opportunity to provide more details on the various functions of county government and the differences between county and city/state government. Two more budget open houses take place at Monticello Library (22435 West 66th St., Shawnee) on Monday, June 10, one from 10 a.m. to noon and one from 5 to 7 p.m. Budget information also will be available at the county’s Juneteenth event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, at the Lenexa Civic Campus Commons (17101 W. 87th St.)

Juvenile Services Center wins 2024 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award

The Center for Improving Youth Justice announced that the Johnson County Juvenile Services Center has won the 2024 Barbara Allen-Hagen Award. This award recognizes facilities that demonstrate exceptional dedication to improving the lives of young people through evidence-based practices and continuous improvement. The center was selected for its innovative efforts to involve families in the reintegration process of their children, especially in response to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The center launched quarterly family events to strengthen family connections, highlighting the importance of family support in youth rehabilitation. The award underscores the center’s commitment to treating justice-involved young people with dignity and respect, aiming for positive outcomes.

Committee of the Whole Meeting on June 6, 2024

Board met as a Committee of the Whole for departmental budget presentations from Health & Human Services (Developmental Supports, Mental Health, Health & Environment, and Aging & Human Services) and Planning/Contractor Licensing.

Items on the Agenda for June 13, 2024

Final development plan for building addition at AirCenter

Resolution No. 043-24. Application No. W 24-386-FDP (GA). Consider a request from David Eskov, applicant, and Johnson County Airport, landowner, for a final development plan for construction of an addition to the existing office and maintenance building for New Century Air Service, on 3.32 acres, on property zoned PEC3, Planned Light Industrial Park District, located at 2 Aero Plaza at the New Century AirCenter.

Contract for project at Sheriff Fleet Building in Olathe

Consider authorizing a contract with RoofConnect Logistics, Inc. for the Sheriff Fleet Roof Restore & Water Distribution project at the Sheriff Fleet Building, 15755 US-169 Hwy, Olathe, for an amount not to exceed $334,761.97, per the Omnia Partners/Region 4 Education Service Center cooperative contract #R230403.

MOU granting tactical paramedics a special deputy commission

Consider authorizing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office granting tactical paramedics a special deputy commission from the Sheriff's Office, exclusively applicable during tactical callouts and training.

Site access agreement, contract amendment for new fire station

Consider approving a site access agreement with Sunflower Redevelopment LLC and authorizing the Construction Manager at Risk Guaranteed Maximum Price contract amendment with McCown Gordon Construction, LLC for the new Sunflower Fire Station 13 in an amount of $14,014,710 for a total contract amount not to exceed $14,044,710, per Request for Proposal 2023-063, subject to the execution of the site access agreement.

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