Board of County Commissioners Monthly Recap: Sept. 2022

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

On Thursday, Sept. 1, the BOCC adopted the Fiscal Year 2023 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget. The county’s financial plan reduces the mill levies in all three of the county’s taxing districts for a total one mill levy rollback next year. It represents the county’s fifth mill levy reduction in six years. The FY 2023 Budget totals slightly more than $1.65 billion with $1.162 billion in expenditures and $488.1 million in reserves. Learn more in this article.

In September, the BOCC and staff focused heavily on workforce issues and took actions to help address challenges with increased compensation. On September 15, the BOCC approved 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, in 2022. On September 29, after months of study and work with the Sheriff’s Office, the BOCC approved modifying 2022 and 2023 Civil Service pay plans for the Sheriff’s Office.

In addition, the BOCC:

  • Approved an increase of $610,000 for the Household Hazardous Waste Facility capital project to an amount not to exceed $3,628,000, and authorized a contract with Kelly Construction Group, Inc.
  • Authorized the Mental Health Department to add 6.0 FTE positions for the Johnson County Mental Health Chronic Care Clinic and Health Integration Team.
  • Authorized the 2023 County Assistance Road System (CARS) and Stormwater Management programs (more information available in this news release.)
  • Authorized an Exception to Competition with Hy-Vee and IHOP for nutritious meals for eligible persons for the CHAMPSS (Choosing Healthy Appetizing Meal Plan Solutions for Seniors) program in the Aging and Human Services Department (more information available in this news article.)
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