Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: Oct. 20, 2022
The Board of County Commissioners met on Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Hearing Room at the Johnson County Administration Building.
The Board issued proclamations in recognition of Imagine a Day Without Water and October as National Arts and Humanities Month.
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 not the official record of the BOCC meeting.
BOCC Action for Oct. 20, 2022
Receipt of federal funding for reallocation
Authorized receipt of the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Funding (LATCF) received from the United States Treasury in the amount of $100,000, creating a project account in the County’s Grant Fund, and authorized the reallocation and expenditure of County General Fund reserves for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 in an amount not to exceed $55,000 and for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 in an amount not to exceed $55,000 to include $10,000 in estimated interest earnings, for the purpose of managing the LATCF. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Plats for ‘Homestead Ridge’
Approved Application Nos. NW 22-244-PP and NW 22-245-FP (LE) regarding a request from Brad Kiekbusch and Jean Dykstra, applicant/landowners, for Preliminary and Final Plat approval for four residential lots on 40.75 acres, to be known as “Homestead Ridge”, on property zoned RUR, Rural District, located at 12835 Homestead Lane, in Section 27, Township 13, Range 22. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Permit for oversized building
Approved Resolution No. 079-22 regarding Application No. NW 22-241-CUP (OL) on a request from Kenneth Clark, applicant and landowner, for a Conditional Use Permit for an Oversized Accessory Building on property zoned RUR, Rural District, in Section 28, Township 13, Range 28, located at 12985 Lakeshore Drive. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Vacating plat notes
After a public hearing, approved Resolution No. 071-22 to vacate two plat notes on the Plat of Moll Acres, a subdivision in the unincorporated area. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Revised code and specifications
After a public hearing, approved Resolution No. 074-22 to adopt revised storm sewer design code and revised standard specifications for road and bridge construction for developments in unincorporated Johnson County. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Adopting standards for subdivisions
After a public hearing, approved Resolution No. 073-22 to adopt the Street Construction and Storm Drainage Standards for Subdivisions 2022 Edition. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Revised standards for private roads
Approved Resolution No. 075-22 to adopt revised policy and standards to govern the construction of private roads within unincorporated Johnson County. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Standards for unincorporated areas
Approved Resolution No. 076-22 to implement certain road construction and storm sewer drainage standards for the unincorporated area of Johnson County. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Increase in Transit expenditure authority
Approved and authorized an increase of $2.9 million in expenditure authority to the Transit budget using existing Transit fund reserves and increasing the contract amount with WHC KCT, LLC, by $2.0 million from $2,436,305 to $4,436,305. Vote: Passed 6-1.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Ashcraft, Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: O’Hara
Allocation of Coronavirus funding to assist struggling businesses
Authorized the allocation of Coronavirus SLFRF received from the United States Department of the Treasury in the amount of $7,253,000 for the purpose of funding direct community investment programs to address struggling small businesses, including diminishing childcare capacity within Johnson County, and the allocation of $325,000 from General Fund Reserves (Countywide Support Fund) for one-time direct payment to the Enterprise Center of Johnson County for a local match and assistance in administering these programs. Vote: Passed 5-2.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: O’Hara, Ashcraft
Allocation of Coronavirus funding to address housing and food insecurity
Authorized the allocation of Coronavirus SLFRF received from the United States Department of the Treasury in the amount of $2,085,000 for the purpose of funding direct community investment programs to address housing and food insecurity within Johnson County, and the allocation of $50,000 from General Fund Reserves (Countywide Support Fund) for one-time direct payment to United Community Services for assistance in administering these programs. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Allocation of Coronavirus funding to enhance public safety
Authorized the allocation of Coronavirus SLFRF received from the United States Department of the Treasury in the amount of $565,000 for the purpose of funding direct community investment programs to address keeping our families and communities safe.
Ashcraft requested to have two separate votes on the four programs identified to receive funding.
Approved allocations of $120,000 for My Resource Connection Mobile App and $100,00 for Midwest Wellness. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Approved allocations of $310,000 for Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault and $35,000 for the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee. Vote: Passed 6-1.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, O’Hara, Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: Ashcraft
Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson
Contractor Licensing Program to maintain reduced fee in 2023
The Johnson County Contractor Licensing Program, which was established in 2001, including establishment of a licensing fee for all licenses and a one-time license application fee. Since 2013, the license fee of $225 and the one-time application fee of $150. In 2021, the program reduced the fee to $180 per license for the FY2022 renewal period. The JCCL Contractor Licensing Review Board plans to maintain the reduced fee of $180 per license for the FY2023 renewal period.
CERI releases report on October Economic Indicators
The October 2022 edition of the Economic Indicators for Johnson County has been provided by the County Economic Research Institute. The report indicates decreases in the county’s unemployment rate, the number of single-family homes sold in August 2022, the total number of single-family building permits issued in August, and the number of year-to-date single-family building permits issued in 2022 when compared to totals from a year ago. The report also indicates an increase in year-to-date total retail sales for Johnson County. View the full report.
Evergreen update includes future RFP
Staff is developing a Request for Proposal for long-term skilled nursing care in the county. The purpose of this RFP is to provide an opportunity for experienced and successful senior living owners/operators to propose potential solutions that meets Johnson County’s desire to transition out of subsidizing the current Evergreen Living operations, while assuming the primary mission of providing the best quality person-centered care to individuals regardless of payment source. A draft RFP is forthcoming.
Committee of the Whole meeting on Medical Examiner Office updates
The Board met in the afternoon as the Committee of the Whole to receive Medical Examiner Office program updates.
Items on the Agenda for Oct. 27, 2022
Appointment to Criminal Justice Advisory Council
Consider Ratifying the appointment of Stewart A Curtright – Chairman Representative to the Criminal Justice Advisory Council through October 1, 2023.
Reappointments to Solid Waste Management Committee
Consider Ratifying the Reappointment of Raymond Manley and Scott Martin – Chairman’s Representatives to the Solid Waste Management Committee through July 8, 2024.
Another reappointment to Solid Waste Management Committee
Consider Ratifying the Reappointment of Daniel Jones – Chairman’s Representative to the Solid Waste Management Committee through July 8, 2025.
Reappointments of to the Contractor Licensing Review Board
Consider Ratifying the Reappointment of Brett Standard, August Huber III, James Brown and Matt Wild – Chairman’s Representatives to the Contractor Licensing Review Board through January 16, 2026.
Accepting federal grant funds
Consider authorizing the acceptance of $595,000 of federal grant funds from the FY 2022 COPS Technology and Equipment Program, and the expenditure of those funds utilizing a KCRPC cooperative contract # EVP-2286 with Electronic Technology, Inc.
Agreement regarding opioid antagonist protocol
Consider approval of Agreement between the County and Unified School District No. 232, ("USD 232"), allowing Ryan Jacobsen, MD, ("Emergency Medical Director”) to assist USD 232 by reviewing and signing the USD 232 opioid antagonist protocol and training the proper personnel in administration of opioid antagonists. The initial term of the Agreement will expire on the last day of 2022, but the Agreement will renew for additional one-year terms absent 30 days' notice given by either party.
Housing complex in Gardner
Resolution No. 081-22. Consider City of Gardner Application No’s. FDP-22-05, PP-22- 04, and FP-22-07, a Final Development Plan, Preliminary Plat, and Final Plat for University Park Apartments, a 32-unit townhome and 574-unit apartment complex on approximately 35.5 acres, located north of 167th Street and west of Moonlight Road, within 1 mile of New Century AirCenter
Townhomes in Gardner
Resolution No. 084-22. Consider City of Gardner Application No. Z-22-06(PDP-22-05) and PP-22-05, rezoning from C-O (Commercial Office) and CP-2 (Planned General Business) Districts to RP-4 (Planned Mixed-Density Neighborhood) District, associated Preliminary Development Plan, and Preliminary Plat for Flint Trails Townhomes, containing 106 townhomes on approximately 28.8 acres, located northeast of the intersection of 167th Street and White Drive, within 1 mile of New Century AirCenter.
Chinmaya Mission KC in Olathe
Resolution No. 086-22. Consider City of Olathe Application FP22-0016, for a Final Plat for one lot on 15 acres and a Final Site Development Plan for Chinmaya Mission Kansas City, located near the southwest corner of 151st Street and Pflumm Road, Olathe, Kansas, and located within one mile of the Johnson County Executive Airport.
Auto Soak Car Wash in Olathe
Resolution No. 085-22. Consider City of Olathe Applications PAR22-0023 and FP22- 0014 for a Final Plat and a Final Site Development Plan for Auto Soak Car Wash, located on the northeast corner of 151st Street and Haskins Street, Olathe, Kansas, and located within one mile of the Johnson County Executive Airport.
Purchase of eight ambulances
Consider authorizing the purchase of eight (8) Osage ambulances from Emergency Services Supply (dba Osage Ambulances) using the BuyBoard cooperative contract 650- 21, approved for use by Johnson County for MED-ACT ambulances, utilizing funds from the MED-ACT Equipment Reserve Fund for a total amount not to exceed $2,437,275; thereby rescinding the previous Board authorization on June 9, 2022 to purchase eight (8) Braun ambulances from Pinnacle Emergency Vehicles, LLC, per Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC)cooperative contract AM 10-20 for use by Johnson County MEDACT.
Additional FTEs for DA’s Office
Consider authorizing the District Attorney’s Office to add 5.0 FTE to be assigned to the new criminal court and authorize the reclassification and use of FY 2023 General Fund reserves in the amount of $530,000.
Accepting federal grant
Consider acceptance of the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance grant in the amount of $309,766 for the development of the Johnson County Mental Health Court to reduce frequency of individuals’ contact with the criminal justice system.