Board of County Commissioners Meeting Recap: Sept. 8, 2022

Today, the BOCC met on Sept. 8 in the Hearing Room at the Johnson County Administration Building.

The Board proclaimed Sept. 11-17 as Direct Support Professionals Week and proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month.

The Board recognized Johnson County Wastewater for receiving six 2021 National Association of Clean Water Peak Performance Awards. JCW received three platinum, one gold and two silver awards for wastewater treatment programs with outstanding compliance rates. JCW’s Collection System Team also received the 2022 Collection System Award, given by the Kansas Water Environment Association for operation and maintenance of wastewater collection systems.

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 is not the official record of the BOCC meeting.

BOCC Action for Sept. 8, 2022

Plats approved for Woodspring Estates

Approved Application No. SE 22-229-PP/FP (SP) regarding a request from Harold Phelps, Phelps Engineering, applicant, on behalf of DMC Realty, LLC, landowner, for a Preliminary and Final Plat for Woodspring Estates located at the southwest corner of 207th Street and Lackman Road.

Voted 7 – 0, passed.

Permit granted for detached accessory structure

Approved Resolution No. 067-22 and Application No. SE 22-230-CUP (AU) regarding a request from Dwayne Hodges, applicant, and Jay and Laura Cook, landowners, for a Conditional Use Permit to allow a detached accessory structure to be located in the front yard, on 6.2 acres, zoned RN1, Residential Neighborhood 1 District, located at 4665 W. 188th Terrace.

Voted 7 – 0, passed.

Plat requests for residential lots

Approved Application No. SE 22-215-PP/FP (AU), Preliminary Plat and Final Plat, and Plat Exception 09-08-2022 regarding a request from Domino Acquisitions, LLC, applicant/landowner, for a Preliminary Plat and Final Plat for four residential lots on 40 acres, to be known as Estates of Shadow Woods, located northeast of 191st Street and Nall Avenue, Section 33, Township 14, Range 25.

Voted 7 – 0, passed.

Fire and rescue agreement approved  with Miami County

Sitting as the Governing Body of Fire District No. 2, approved a five-year agreement with Miami County Fire District No. 2 to provide Fire & Rescue Services within the boundaries of Miami County Fire District No. 2.

Voted 7 – 0, passed.

Fire and rescue agreement authorized with Spring Hill

Sitting as the Governing Body of Fire District No. 2, authorized a one-year agreement with the City of Spring Hill to provide Fire & Rescue Services to that portion of the city that is not located within the boundaries of Johnson County Fire District No. 2.

Voted 7 – 0, passed.

Manager’s Memo, County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson

Monthly COVID-19 and Vaccination report changes format

The COVID-19 report prepared monthly by Dr. Sanmi Areola will now be provided to the BOCC in a different format. This month’s report will be emailed out by the end of the day Thursday.

Hearing set for TIF project plan in Overland Park

The City of Overland Park will be conducting a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 19, pertaining to the adoption of a Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Project Plan, generally located at the northeast corner of 91st Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. A copy of the notice of public hearing along with the resolution are attached here.

Other Reports

Becky Jones, deputy director of Financial Management & Administration, provided a Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (LFRF) - Funding and Expense Report as of Aug. 31, 2022 and attached here.

These items are currently on the agenda for Sept. 15, 2022

Permit for Halloween event

Resolution No. 068-22. Application No. NW 22-234-CUP (LE). Consider a request from Don Doleshal, applicant, on behalf of Robert and Tammy Doleshal landowners, for a Conditional Use Permit for a seasonal drive-through Halloween event for Jack’s Hollow at 30450 W 143rd St., on 29.4 acres and zoned RUR, Rural District.

Contract renewal with Blue KC

Consider authorizing a contract renewal with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC) to furnish Group Health and Stop Loss Administration services for the 2023 calendar year with an estimated annual administration cost not to exceed $6,200,000 authorize the 2023 medical and pharmacy drug plan design changes, and the 2023 employee contribution rate structure recommended by the Health Care Fund Management Team (HCFMT).

CIP amendment for remodel project

Resolution No. 069-22. Consider adopting Resolution No. 069-22 to amend the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-2026 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to include the Mental Health Department (MNH) Community Support Services (CSS) Nurse Station Remodel capital project and authorize the reallocation of Mental Health Fund reserves in the amount of $160,000.

FTE positions for Mental Health

Consider authorizing the Mental Health Department to add 6.0 FTE positions for the Johnson County Mental Health Chronic Care Clinic and Health Integration Team and authorize the reallocation and expenditure of fund balance (reserves) for FY 2022 in an amount not to exceed $165,000.

Increased funding for Printing and Mailing Services

Consider authorizing an increased expenditure authority, in the amount of $60,000, for Printing and Mailing Services with LSC Communications, for a contract total not to exceed $360,000 per Request for Proposal (RFP) 2018-062. The contract term is October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.

Funding to address wage compression issues

Consider approving a use of General Fund Reserves, (Countywide Support Funds), in an amount not to exceed $1,075,000 to address wage equity and compression issues, resulting from a highly competitive labor market.

Special Public Building Commission meeting for Sept. 15, 2022

Consider approving a seventh amendment to the JE Dunn Construction Design/Build contract to move a portion of existing owner’s budgeted contingency dollars in the amount of $245,389, funding design and preconstruction services to build-out, equip and finish the three shelled courtrooms and ancillary support space at the new Johnson County Courthouse. The total amount not to exceed $178,832,199, per Request for Proposal (RFP) 2017-004.

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