Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: May 19, 2022

Today, the Board of County Commissioners met for the May 19 Board of County Commissioners meeting. The meeting took place in the Hearing Room at the Johnson County Administration Building.

Below, you can find a recap of the items discussed during today’s 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 May 19, 2022

Johnson County Developmental Supports Reserve Use Plan

Approved the Johnson County Developmental Supports reserve use plan including the creation of 7.5 FTE; and approved the reallocation and expenditure of fund balance (reserves) for FY 2022 for the Developmental Supports Fund in an amount not to exceed $700,000 for the first year of the plan. Vote: Passed 5-2.

  • Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Eilert

  • No: O’Hara, Ashcraft

Contract for Medical and Psychiatric Services at Mental Health

Authorized a contract with Integrated Psychiatric Consultants, P.A., for Certified Community Behavioral Health (CCBHC) Primary Care Medical & Psychiatric Services, at a cost not to exceed $2 million annually for a one-year period with four additional one-year renewal options and authorized the reclassification of FY 2022 Mental Health reserves in the amount of $300,000 per Request for Proposal (RFP) #2021-060. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Contract for Warehouse and Roof Repairs at Election Office

Authorized a contract with Godard & Son Roofing for the office roof replacement and warehouse sealant repairs at the Election Office facility for a total amount not to exceed $233,899 per Invitation for Bid (IFB) No. 2022-037. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Purchase of Shelf Stable Food Program at Aging and Human Services

Authorized a contract(s) with Freestate Logistics, LCC for the purchase of Shelf Stable Food Program for Older Adults in the amount not to exceed $500,000 per Invitation for Bid (IFB) No. 2022-043. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Alcoholic Liquor and Cereal Malt Beverages on the Johnson County Square

Adopted Resolution No. 031-22 exempting a certain portion of an outside area of county owned property from the provisions of K.S.A. 41- 719(d) to allow the sale, possession and consumption of alcoholic liquor and cereal malt beverages. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson

City of Merriam - TIF Project Plan (Notice of Public Hearing)

The City of Merriam will be conducting a public hearing on Monday, June 27, regarding the proposed project plan for Project Area M located at the southwest corner of Shawnee Mission Parkway and Antioch Road in Merriam. View the notice of public hearing along with the resolution.

Juneteenth Update with Inaugural Event on June 19

Last year, Juneteenth became a federal holiday, and this year Johnson County will recognize it as an organizational holiday with an inaugural Juneteenth event from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the County Square. The theme will be “Learn the Past ... Change the Future.” Learn more about the events going on throughout the community and join the celebration on social media using the hashtag #JoCoJuneteenth. Find more information for this event and other events in the county on the Juneteenth webpage.

Stepping Up Initiative - Social Media Takeover

Johnson County has been asked, and accepted, to do a social media takeover for Council for State Governments (CSG) on Wednesday, May 25. Eight-10 posts will be made on the CSG social media outlets and Johnson County social media accounts in support of the Stepping Up Initiative. The posts will also highlight Johnson County’s work over the last seven years.

Teri Zenner Memorial Garden Rededication in Shawnee

The rededication of the Teri Zenner Memorial Garden at the Recovery Place in Shawnee is scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday, May 20. Teri was a Johnson County Mental Health Center staff member who passed away nearly 17 years ago in service to our community. The rededication will be an opportunity to honor Teri’s life as part of Mental Health Awareness Month that is observed annually in May. Find more information on the event page.

Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Process

The BOCC met as the Committee of the Whole to discuss proposed Fiscal Year 2023 budgets/requests from the departments of Aging and Human Services, Health and Environment, Developmental Supports, Mental Health, Library, and Park and Recreation/Museum. Find more details from the meeting. Weekly Committee of the Whole departmental presentations are scheduled through June 9 as part of the BOCC’s final budget process.

Items on the Agenda for May 26, 2022

Condemnation for Road Improvements on 199th Street

Consider adopting Resolution No. 033-22 authorizing the acquisition, by condemnation, of the rights-of-way and easements necessary for the 199th Street Shoulder Safety and Structural Improvement Project between Clare Road and U.S. 169 Highway.

Investment in Low-Income Housing Development

Consider authorizing a $1 million investment in Hedge Lane Apartments, a 144-unit Low Income Housing Tax Credit affordable housing development to be constructed in Shawnee, Kansas.

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