Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: Oct. 27, 2022
The Board of County Commissioners met on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Hearing Room at the Johnson County Administration Building.
The Board proclaimed October as Community Planning 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 recap is not the official record of the BOCC meeting.
BOCC Action for Oct. 27, 2022
Appointment to Criminal Justice Advisory Council
Ratified the appointment of Stewart A Curtright – Chairman Representative to the Criminal Justice Advisory Council through Oct. 1, 2024. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Reappointments to Solid Waste Management Committee
Ratified the reappointment of Raymond Manley and Scott Martin – Chairman’s Representatives to the Solid Waste Management Committee through July 8, 2024. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Another reappointment to Solid Waste Management Committee
Ratified the reappointment of Daniel Jones – Chairman’s Representative to the Solid Waste Management Committee through July 8, 2025. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Reappointments of to the Contractor Licensing Review Board
Ratified the reappointment of Brett Standard, August Huber III, James Brown and Matt Wild – Chairman’s Representatives to the Contractor Licensing Review Board through Jan. 16, 2026. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Housing complex in Gardner
Approved Resolution No. 081-22 regarding the City of Gardner Application No’s. FDP-22-05, PP-22- 04, and FP-22-07 for 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, and within one mile of New Century AirCenter. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Townhomes in Gardner
Approved Resolution No. 084-22 regarding the 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, and within one mile of New Century AirCenter. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Chinmaya Mission KC in Olathe
Approved Resolution No. 086-22 regarding the 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, and within one mile of the Johnson County Executive Airport. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Auto Soak Car Wash in Olathe
Approved Resolution No. 085-22 regarding the 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, and within one mile of the Johnson County Executive Airport. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Purchase of eight ambulances
Authorized the purchase of eight 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 Braun ambulances from Pinnacle Emergency Vehicles, LLC, per Houston-Galveston Area Council cooperative contract AM 10-20 for use by Johnson County MED-ACT. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Accepting federal grant funds
Authorized 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. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Agreement regarding opioid antagonist protocol
Approved an agreement between the County and Unified School District No. 232, allowing Ryan Jacobsen, MD, ("Emergency Medical Director”) to assist the school district 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. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Additional FTEs for DA’s Office
Authorized the District Attorney’s Office to add 5.0 FTEs to be assigned to the new criminal court at the Johnson County Courthouse and authorized the reclassification and use of FY 2023 General Fund reserves in the amount of $530,000. Vote: Passed 6-1.
- Yes: Fast, Meyers, Hanzlick, O’Hara, Allenbrand, Eilert
- No: Ashcraft
Accepting federal grant
Accepted 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. Vote: Passed 7-0.
Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson
Paul Davis appointed to 988 Coordinating Council
County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson announced Paul Davis, director of Emergency Services, recently was appointed to the 988 Coordinating Council by Governor Laura Kelly for a four-year term through June 2026. He joins 10 other members appointed from around the state. 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.
Hearing set in Lenexa on bonds for project
The City of Lenexa will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 1, to consider approving a property tax abatement. The proposed project is to be financed with $21 million in industrial revenue bonds for acquiring, constructing and equipping a new office, warehouse and manufacturing facility located near the southeast corner of 95th Street and Twilight Lane. The applicant has requested a 10-year, 50% property tax abatement. View a copy of the cost-benefit analysis and notice.
Shawnee plans hearing on TIF District creation
The City of Shawnee will be conducting a public hearing on Monday, Nov. 14, to consider establishing a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) district. The district is located at the southeast corner of K-7 and Shawnee Mission Parkway in Shawnee. View a copy of the public notice and resolution.
Items on the Agenda for Nov. 3, 2022
Agreement to install traffic signals
Consider executing 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.
Funding for wastewater project
Resolution No. WD 22-027. Conduct a public hearing and consider authorizing 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.
Contracts for wastewater engineering services
Request for Proposal (RFP) No. 2022-038. Consider authorizing the award of 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 $6,000,000 annually. The contract period for this award is for one year with an option to renew for four additional one-year periods.