Board of County Commissioners Monthly Recap: Nov. 2022

Here are highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in November 2022. More information, including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at

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.

Two FTEs for aging and disability services

Approved 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.

FTEs for Medical Examiner’s Office

Authorized the Medical Examiner’s Office to convert three 0.5 part-time Medicolegal Death Investigator I positions to three full-time equivalent Medicolegal Death Investigator I positions and add three additional FTE Medicolegal Death Investigator positions, for a total of six full-time FTE positions, and authorized the early start for these positions for FY 2022.

Separately, 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.

Allocation of Alcohol Tax Funds and Human Service Fund

Allocated $142,527 of 2023 Johnson County Alcohol Tax Funds as recommended by the Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County and $151,500 for the 2023 Human Service Fund.

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