Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: May 26, 2022

Yesterday, the Board of County Commissioners met for the May 26 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 yesterday's meeting. The BOCC also issued a proclamation declaring June 10 as Mid-America Regional Council 50 - Forward Day.

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 26, 2022

Condemnation for Road Improvements on 199th Street Near Spring Hill

Adopted Resolution No. 033-22 and authorized 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. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Investment Loan in Affordable Housing Development at Shawnee

Authorized a $1 million investment, structured as a non-interest-bearing deferred mortgage lien with a 15-year term and affordability period, in Hedge Lane Apartments.  Annual principal reduction payments in the amount of $10,000 shall be made at the end of years 1-14, with the remaining principal balance repayable at the end of year 15. Vote: Passed 5-2.

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

Motion Proposes Revision to CARS Funding Criteria

Motion was made to revise the policy and administrative procedures for the County Assistance Road System funds (CARS) to add criteria that for a city to qualify for CARS funds, the city must be in compliance with all federal laws, including all federal immigration laws. Vote: Failed 2-5.

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

Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson

Project Delivery Plan for the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility

The BOCC has approved preliminary design phase funding with Black & Veatch, preconstruction phase services with McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. and initial funding for the project. The project team has developed a project delivery plan, which includes multiple Guaranteed Maximum Price contract amendments to begin the sequencing of removing old processes, starting up new ones and seeking earlier price certainty in helping to avoid the potential of cost escalation due to the volatile and inflationary market. View the attached slide presentation for additional information.

Notice of a Public Hearing for a Proposed TIF Project in Lenexa

The City of Lenexa will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, June 7, in regard to the proposed project plan for Redevelopment TIF Project Plan 10 for the Ridgeview Mining TIF District in Lenexa. View the notice of public hearing along with the resolution.

Recognition of the Advanced Crisis-Intervention Team

Johnson County Mental Health Center partners with Olathe Police Department to form the Advanced Crisis-Intervention Team (ACT). The ACT unit was awarded the City of Olathe’s “2040 Future Ready Award” on May 6. This award recognizes a person or team who is addressing tomorrow’s challenges today by demonstrating an effective approach to enhancing Olathe’s quality of life, infrastructure, economy and/or exceptional services. This specialized unit provides real-time intervention for those in a mental health crisis with the purposes of diverting citizens with mental health issues from jail and helping them access the right level of care and services. Kimberly Rowlands and Jordyn Chaffin have been JCMHC co-responders in Olathe since 2011 and 2018 respectively. In 2022, the Olathe program will increase to four co-responders and six officers.

May Edition of Economic Indicators from CERI

The May edition of Economic Indicators from the County Economic Research Institute (CERI) provides increases/decreases in unemployment rates, number of single-family homes sold, number of single-family building permits issued and total retail sales for Johnson County in March compared to March 2021 along with year-to-date trends through February 2022 compared to a year ago. View the full report.

Other Reports

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 Appraiser; Elections; Treasury, Taxation and Vehicles; BOCC/Audit; Budget & Financial Planning; County Manager's Office; Legal; Technology & Innovation/JIMS; Facilities/Fleet; Financial Mgmt. & Administration/Risk Management; and Human Resources. 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 June 2, 2022

A Panda Express Restaurant in Gardner

Resolution No. 025-22. Consider City of Gardner Application No. FDP-21-06, Final Development Plan for Panda Express Restaurant on 0.8 acre, located southwest of East Santa Fe Street and Cedar Niles Road, within one mile of New Century AirCenter.

Colson Place at Gardner Lake

Resolution No. 024-22 and Resolution No. 032-22. Application Nos. SW 21-174-REZ (GA) and SW 21-175-PP/FP (GA). Plat Exception 06-02-2022. Consider a request from Allenbrand-Drews and Associates, Inc., applicant, and Edwin and Judy Colson, landowners, to rezone approximately 5,512.2 square feet of property from RUR to PRU1B, Preliminary and Final Plat, which shall serve as the Preliminary and Final Development Plans, and one waiver for one residential lot to be known as Colson Place, located at 15645 Lake Road 4 Street.

Roos Estates in Gardner Township

Resolution No. 028-22 and Resolution No. 029-22. Application Nos. SW 22-196-REZ (GA) & SW 22-197-PP/FP (GA). Consider a request from Harold Phelps of Phelps Engineering, applicant, on behalf of Mark and Susan Roos, landowners, for a Rezoning from PRU1B and RUR to PRU1B, Preliminary and Final Plat, which shall serve as the Preliminary and Final Development Plans and one waiver for a single residential lot to be known as Roos Estates, located at 15790 Gardner East Road, Gardner Township.

Reduction of Parking Stalls at New Hangar

Resolution No. 027-22. Application No. SW 22-193-FDP (GA). Consider a request from Nick Ewing, Sullivan Palmer Architects on behalf of JR Dodson, applicant, Johnson County Airport, landowner, requesting a revised Final Development Plan for a parking stall number reduction waiver on 2.56 acres, on property zoned PEC-3, Planned Research, Development and Light Industrial Park District, located at 270 Gardner Drive in Section 18, Township 14, Range 23.

Autopsy Services for Outside Counties

Consider approving the Medical Examiner’s Office (MEO) to provide services to outside counties, as detailed in the previously approved Fee Schedule for providing such services, under the terms and conditions described in the Form Autopsy Service Agreement and ratify the MEO agreement with Reno County for autopsy services.

Addition of an Autopsy Technician

Consider authorizing the Medical Examiner’s Office to add 1.0 fulltime equivalent (FTE) Autopsy technician position for Fiscal Year 2022 at a cost of approximately $41,000 in Fiscal Year 2022 and $72,000 in Fiscal Year 2023, to be funded by revenue generated by autopsy services provided to outside counties.

Wastewater Improvements

Resolution No. WD 22-013. Conduct a public hearing and consider authorizing funds for Johnson County Wastewater infrastructure improvement projects in an amount not to exceed $4,099,000.

Transit Division in Public Works

Resolution No. 036-22. Hold a public hearing regarding the reorganization of the transportation division and responsibilities (“Transit”) from the Department of Planning, Housing and Community Development and into the Public Works Department. According to the county’s Home Rule Charter, this matter must come before the Board of County Commissioners.

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