Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: Nov. 17, 2022
The Board of County Commissioners met on Thursday, Nov. 17 in the Hearing Room at the Johnson County Administration Building.
The Board recognized five employees for earning Leadership in Action awards in 2021.
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 at boccmeetings.jocogov.org. This recap is not the official record of the BOCC meeting.
BOCC Action for Nov. 17, 2022
More land record technology projects
Authorized additional land record technology projects for fiscal year 2023 for the Department of Technology and Innovation and transferred and appropriated excess Register of Deeds technology funds from fiscal year 2022 in the amount of $179,848 for these projects. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Permit for Accessory Dwelling Unit
Authorized a request for approval of an Accessory Dwelling Unit Permit for a detached accessory dwelling unit with a livable area in excess of 900 square feet and over 200 feet in front of the primary structure, on 23.10 acres located at 8400 Edgerton Road. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Allocation of Alcohol Tax Funds
Allocated $142,527 of 2023 Johnson County Alcohol Tax Funds as recommended by the Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County, a program of United Community Services of Johnson County in its 2023 Alcohol Tax Fund Recommendations Report. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Allocation of Human Service Fund
Allocated $151,500 for the 2023 Human Service Fund as outlined by United Community Services of Johnson County in its 2023 Human Service Fund Recommendations Report. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Amendment to Fire District #1 budget
Amended the FY 2022 Budget for Fire District # 1 increasing appropriations in General Fund by $2,958,273 to the amount of $7,800,224. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Appointments of district & deputy coroners
Appointed Diane C. Peterson, M.D. as district coroner for the Tenth Judicial District of Kansas, and approved the appointment of Christine James, D.O., as deputy coroner, for four-year terms beginning Jan. 9, 2023, subject to the conditions stated in Resolution No. 083-22. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Funds for wastewater pump station improvements
After a public hearing, authorized funds for the Dykes Branch Pump Station Improvements Project (DBJA-C008) design and bidding phase services in an amount not to exceed $1,138,000. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Funds for wastewater treatment facility improvements
After a public hearing, authorized funds for the design and bid phase of the Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin Wastewater Treatment Facility Influent Screening and Disinfection Improvements Project in an amount not to exceed $1,307,300. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Purchase of patient transport equipment
Authorized the purchase of patient transport equipment from Stryker Medical per Savvik/Public Safety Association Inc. cooperative contract RFB #2019-05 for use by Johnson County MED-ACT, for a total amount not to exceed $519,505.92, to be paid from the MED-ACT Equipment Reserve Fund. Vote: Passed 7-0.
At this point in the meeting, Commissioner Meyers left the meeting for county business.
Annual approval of county’s investment policy
Authorized the annual approval and revision of the investment policy for Johnson County, Financial Policy #180, with no revenue or cost impact to the county. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Investment in low-income townhomes project
Authorized a $1,000,000 investment of HOME funds in Prairiebrooke Townhomes, consisting of 20 1- and 2- story dwelling structures containing 76 units, of which 60 units will be low-income 2- bedroom and 3-bedroom units, a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit affordable housing development to be constructed in Gardner. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Reallocation and expenditure of reserves
(A motion was added to table this item until the Dec. 1 BOCC meeting.) Vote: Failed 2-4.
- Yes: Ashcraft, O’Hara
- No: Fast, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Eilert
Authorized the reallocation and expenditure of fund balances (reserves) for FY 2022 out of the General Fund for Elections in an amount not to exceed $678,000 to cover increased costs related to the 2022 election cycle. Vote: Passed 5-1.
- Yes: Ashcraft, Fast, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: O’Hara
Funding increase for Shawnee Med-Act project
Approved and authorized an increase of $1,996,167 for the Shawnee Med-Act capital project bringing the new total project authorization to an amount not to exceed $4,886,167 and the reallocation and use of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 General Fund reserves in the amount of $1,996,167 to transfer to the Public Building Commission for the Shawnee Med-Act capital project. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Funding increase for security equipment upgrades
Approved and authorized an increase of $1,377,733 for the Detention Centers Security Equipment Upgrades bringing the new total project authorization to an amount not to exceed $7,195,077; and the reallocation and use of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 General Fund reserves in the amount of $1,157,116 and the reallocation of $220,617 from Corrections operating budget to transfer to the Public Building Commission for the Detention Centers Security Equipment Upgrades capital project. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Federal appropriations & regulatory representation
Authorized a contract with The Ferguson Group, for Federal Appropriations and Regulatory Representation at a cost not to exceed $96,000 for a period of one year with the option to renew for an additional two one-year periods upon mutual agreement and authorize a reallocation of General Fund reserves in the same amount. Vote: Passed 4-2.
- Yes: Fast, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: Ashcraft, O’Hara
Special Public Building Commission Action for Nov. 17, 2022
Funding increase for Shawnee Med-Act capital project
Approved and authorized an increase of $1,996,167 for the new Shawnee Med-Act capital project bringing the new total project authorization to an amount not to exceed $4,886,167; and the receipt of a transfer of approximately $1,996,167 from the County general fund to provide funding for the new Shawnee Med-Act capital project. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Contract amendment for Shawnee Med-Act capital project
Authorized the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract amendment with Loyd Builders Inc., for the new Shawnee Med-Act Station 1131 in an amount of $3,894,490 for a total contract amount not to exceed $3,909,390. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Funding increase for security equipment upgrades
Approved and authorized an increase of $1,377,733 for the Detention Centers Security Equipment Upgrades, bringing the new total project authorization to an amount not to exceed $7,195,077; and the receipt of a transfer of approximately $1,377,733 from the County general fund to provide funding for the Detention Centers Security Equipment Upgrades capital project. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Contract for security equipment upgrades
Authorized a contract with Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc, in the amount of $6,269,121, for the Detention Centers Security Equipment Upgrades at multiple facilities. Vote: Passed 6-0.
Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson
City of Edgerton – Dwyer Farms RHID (Notice of Public Hearing)
The City of Edgerton will be conducting a public hearing on Thursday, December 1 to consider establishing a Rural Housing Incentive District (RHID). The district is located at the southwest corner of Braun Street and 8th Street. View a copy of the notice, resolution, and feasibility study. Please note, this is a notice of district creation.
City of Roeland Park TIF Project Plan (Notice of Public Hearing)
The City of Roeland Park will be conducting a public hearing on Monday, December 5, pertaining to the proposed adoption of the Redevelopment District No. 4 project plan, generally located at the northeast corner of Roe Avenue and 48th Street in the City of Roeland Park. View a copy of the notice of public hearing along with the resolution.
JCPRD Johnson County Museum 2022 Special Achievement Award
Johnson County Parks and Recreation and the Johnson County Museum were recognized with the 2022 Special Achievement Award from the Greater Kansas City Attractions Association for the temporary exhibit, “REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation.” The award honors an individual or organization who coordinated a unique event, program, or campaign to go above and beyond in furthering the goals, objectives, and spirit of the tourism and hospitality industry. REDLINED opened Jan. 29, 2022 at the Arts and Heritage Center and will run through Jan. 7, 2023. Learn more about the exhibit and plan your visit at jcprd.com/Redlined.
JCDHE receives “Full Plus” Recognition
Johnson County Department of Health and Environment was recognized by the CDC for their Diabetes Prevention Program by earning the Full Plus recognition. The Full Plus recognition is awarded to programs that have met or exceeded program expectations. This award marks 5 years in a row that the department has received the award. This designation will be noted on the national registry website.
Becky Jones, deputy director of Financial Management and Administration, and Robin Symes, deputy director of Budget and Financial Planning, reported 2022 Interim Financial Statements: Sept. 30, 2022 Interim Financial Report and Third Quarter 2022 Financial Update.
Becky Jones, deputy director of Financial Management and Administration presented a funding and expense report, regarding the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund.
Due to time constraints, the audit report on Succession Planning was continued to the Dec. 1 BOCC meeting.
The Board met as the Committee of the Whole to discuss its state legislative platform. Find more information.
There will be no BOCC meeting on Nov. 24, 2022 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.