Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: Nov. 3, 2022

The Board of County Commissioners met on Thursday, Nov. 3 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 at This recap is not the official record of the BOCC meeting.

BOCC Action for Nov. 3, 2022

Agreement to install traffic signals

Executed a Cost Share Program agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County which provides the terms for reimbursement of up to $300,000 in eligible construction costs for the procurement and installation of traffic signals at the I-35/24th Street ramp intersections that will be completed as part of Guaranteed Maximum Price Number 2 for the Nelson Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements project. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Funding for wastewater project

After a public hearing, approved Resolution No. WD 22-027 and authorized funds for design and bid phase services for the State Line Road Pump Stations and Force Main Project (LWC1-Contract 06) in an amount not to exceed $4,274,400, increasing the total project authorization to $5,564,400. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Contracts for wastewater engineering services

Authorized the term and supply contracts with Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, TREKK Design Group, LLC, George Butler Associates, Inc., and Olsson Associates for engineering services for Johnson County Wastewater Sanitary Sewer Collection System in an amount not to exceed $6 million annually. The contract period for this award is for one year with an option to renew for four additional one-year periods. Vote: Passed 7-0.

Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson

Molly Perkins appointed to 988 Coordinating Council

County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson announced Molly Perkins, case manager at Johnson County Mental Health, was appointed to the 988 Coordinating Council by Governor Kelly for a four-year term through June 2026. The council will advise the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services on the implementation and delivery of 988 services, strategies for future enhancements to the 988 system and the distribution of funds to organizations providing services as national suicide prevention lifeline centers. She joins Paul Davis, director of Emergency Services, and nine other members appointed from around the state to serve on the council.

Johnson County joined NACo Peer-Learning network

Criminal Justice Coordinator Mike Brouwer reported Johnson County has joined a select group of counties as the inaugural group of the National Association of Counties’ Familiar Faces Initiative Peer-Learning network. NACo launched this initiative in May to support and empower communities to share data between health and justice systems. Counties then use shared data to identify and coordinate care options for individuals with health and behavioral health conditions who frequently cycle through jails, homeless shelters, emergency departments and other crisis services. Our site visits will occur April 12-13, 2023.

Spring Hill plans public hearing on proposed RHID project

The City of Spring Hill will be conducting a public hearing on Thursday, Nov. 17, to consider establishing a Rural Housing Incentive District located at the southeast corner of 191st Street and 169 Highway. View a copy of the notice, resolution and feasibility study. This is the first RHID project proposed in Johnson County.

Items on the Agenda for Nov. 10, 2022

Permit renewal for communication tower

Resolution No. 089-22. Application No. SE 22-235-CUP (OL). Consider a request from American Tower Corporation, applicant and tower owner, for a Conditional Use Permit Renewal to allow continued use of an existing 180-foot tall, monopole communication tower and associated antennae and ground equipment, on 71 acres, zoned RUR, Rural District, located at 17140 U.S. 169 Highway.

Funding for wastewater projects

Resolution No. WD 22-030. Conduct a public hearing and consider authorizing funds for Johnson County Wastewater infrastructure improvement projects in an amount not to exceed $3,440,000.

Contract for sewage grinder pumps

Consider approving an Exception to Competition under Administrative Purchasing Procedure No. 110.180 A.16, and authorizing a contract with Haynes Equipment Company, Inc. for the procurement and maintenance of the Environment One (E/One) sewage grinder pumps for Johnson County Wastewater (JCW) for an annual not to exceed amount of $250,000. The contract period for this award is for one (1) year with an option to renew for four additional one-year periods.

2023 Action Plan for housing, community development activities

Resolution No. 045-22. Conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed 2023 Action Plan; consider adopting the 2023 Action Plan as recommended on Aug. 17, 2022, by the Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee; and consider adopting Resolution No. 045-22, which authorizes the county manager to perform certain tasks, including authorizing submission of the plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to take other actions necessary to implement the plan. The 2023 Action Plan has an estimated funding amount of $2,663,978 consisting of an estimated $1,354,000 in Community Development Block Grant and $1,309,978 in Home Investment Partnerships funds for housing and community development activities.

Contract for rail maintenance

Resolution No. 088-22. IFB # 2022-075, Consider authorizing a contract with T.L. Wallace, for the purchase of KDOT Rail Grant Maintenance, in the amount not to exceed $1,381,416.30 and Adopt Resolution No. 088-22 to amend the Fiscal Year 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Plan to include KDOT Rail Rehabilitation capital project in an amount not to exceed $552,567.

Funding increase for CIP project

Consider approving and authorizing an increase of up to $77,751 for the 2022 Airport 100 Mission Woods – Concrete Capital Improvement Project bringing the new total project authorization to an amount not to exceed $225,716 and transferring approximately $77,751 from Airport Enterprise Fund reserves to fund the project increase.

Two FTEs for aging and disability services

Consider approving two FTE positions for the Johnson County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization utilizing increased funding from the contract with Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services. The funding increase is expected to be maintained in future fiscal years.

FTEs for Medical Examiner’s Office

Consider authorizing the Medical Examiner’s Office to convert three 0.5 part-time Medicolegal Death Investigator I positions to three 1.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) Medicolegal Death Investigator I positions and add three additional 1.0 FTE Medicolegal Death Investigator positions, for a total of six (6) 1.0 FTE positions, and authorize the early start for these positions for FY 2022 at a minimal cost in FY 2022 and $395,500 in FY 2023, to be funded by Public Health reserves for FY 2022 and FY 2023.

Contract for digital surveillance camera system

Consider authorizing a contract with Electronic Technology, Inc. for the purchase of a new digital surveillance camera system for the Adult Residential Complex utilizing the Mid-America Regional Council contract #EVP-2286, in the amount not to exceed $248,051.

Contract renewal for Mass Notification System

Consider authorizing a contract renewal with Everbridge for the County's Mass Notification System for a period of five years beginning Oct. 27, 2022 and continuing through Oct. 26, 2027 at a cost not to exceed $915,825.35, payable in annual installments of $183,165.07.

Payment for Hexagon (Intergraph) CAD upgrade

Consider authorizing payment from the 911 Fund to the City of Overland Park for costs associated with the 2022 Hexagon (Intergraph) CAD upgrade for the Johnson County Sheriff's Department in the amount of $197,912.55 in accordance with the User Agreement between the City of Overland Park and the Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County signed Nov. 4, 2010.

Agreement for technological 911 support

Consider approving an exception to competition pursuant to Purchasing Policy and Procedures #110.180 and authorizing an agreement for software, hardware and technical support services to be provided by Motorola Solutions for Johnson County’s radio system within the scope of a six-year contract at a cost not to exceed $10,242,432, payable in annual escalating installments per the pricing summary on page 3-1 of the Motorola Solutions Proposal of Services; authorizing the reallocation of General Fund Reserves in a maximum amount not to exceed $5,400,000 over the life of the contract; authorizing the annual transfer from the General Fund reserves in an amount not to exceed $900,000 to the 911 Fund beginning with Fiscal Year 2023; and authorizing the reallocation and use of $900,000 of 911 Fund reserves for FY 2023 to provide budget authority for the increased operational costs for the 911 Fund.

Special meeting of the Public Building Commission

Authorize an amendment to the Public Building Commission Construction Manager as Constructor Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contract with Titan Built, LLC, for the Antioch Replacement Library project in a total contract amount not to exceed $10,635,187, for a new total contract amount not to exceed $10,675,647, per Request for Proposal No. 2021-021.

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