Board of County Commissioners update
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BOCC actions for Nov. 18, 2021
(Sitting as the Governing Body of Fire District No. 2)
- Authorized the issuance and delivery of general obligation bonds, Series 2021-A, in an aggregate principal amount of $3,115,000; providing for the levy and collection of an annual tax for the purpose of paying the principal of and interest on the bonds as they become due. Voted 7 – 0, passed.
- Accepted Fire District No. 2’s financial statements for year ended December 31, 2020. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Authorized a one-year agreement with the City of Spring Hill to provide Fire & Rescue Services to that portion of the city not located within the boundaries of Johnson County Fire District No. 2. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
(Sitting as the BOCC)
- Authorized a request from Polsinelli PC, on behalf of American Topsoil, INC, applicant, and American Farms, LLC, landowners, for a Conditional Use Permit for a topsoil removal, processing, sales, and reclamation use on property in Section 26, Township 13, Range 22. Located on the west side of Gardner Road between 127th and 135th Streets. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Authorized a request from VanTrust Real Estate Development, LLC, applicant, and Johnson County, landowner, for rezoning 536 acres from the RUR, Rural District and the PEC-3, Planned Light Industrial Park District, to the PEC-LP, Planned Employment Center – Logistics Park District, and a Preliminary Development Plan for the New Century Commerce Center, located at the southwest corner of 159th Street and Clare Road. Voted 5 – 1 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Adopted a resolution dedicating certain land for public road purposes at New Century AirCenter. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Provided annual approval and revision of the investment policy for Johnson County, Financial Policy No. 180, with no revenue or cost impact to the county. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Authorized a term and supply contract extension with Polydyne, Inc. to furnish polymer for Johnson County Wastewater in an amount not to exceed $500,000 until March 31, 2022. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Authorized additional Land Record Technology Projects for fiscal year 2022 for the Department of Technology and Innovation and transferring and appropriating excess Register of Deeds technology funds from fiscal year 2021 in the amount of $900,000 for these projects. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Authorized a contract with Tyler Technologies, Inc. for front elevation (street level) Digital Imagery, at a cost not to exceed $706,700 for a period of one year with the option to renew for an additional four one-year periods in an amount not to exceed $50,000 annually. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Held a public hearing to receive public comment and testimony on the proposed amendment to the FY 2021 Budget and adopted a resolution amending the FY 2021 budget for the Mental Health Fund. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Approved acceptance of the 2021 Community Policing Development Crisis Intervention Teams grant award by the Johnson County Sheriff in the amount of $186,037 for a period of 24 months and authorized the addition of one full-time co-responder to be a fully grant funded employee of the Johnson County Mental Health Center. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Authorized the Mental Health Department to add a 1.0 FTE clinician position to provide mental health services to Johnson County Community College students and authorized the reclassification of FY2022 Mental Health Reserves in the amount of $98,000. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Accepted the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reentry Project grant, authorized the reclassification of FY2022 Mental Health reserves in the amount of $927,513 and authorized the addition of 4.5 FTE positions to provide community reentry services to individuals incarcerated at the Johnson County Adult Detention Center and residents at the Adult Residential Center, who are diagnosed with severe mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Accepted the 988 Transition grant, authorized the reclassification of FY2022 Mental Health reserves in the amount of $600,000 and authorized the addition of 6.75 FTE positions to provide 24-hour coverage for the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Accepted the Centers for Disease Control Drug Free Communities Support grant, authorized the reclassification of FY2022 Mental Health reserves in the amount of $125,000 and authorized the addition of a 1.0 FTE Prevention Coordinator position to provide support for the Olathe Communities that Care Coalition to reduce substance abuse among youth and adults in Johnson County. Voted 5 – 1 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Authorized the addition of three full-time equivalent positions to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) for the Immunization Action Plan program. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Ratified the appointment of Nikki L. McDonald – Chairman’s representative to the Mental Health Center Advisory Board through February 5, 2024. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Ratified the appointment of James (Jim) Terrones – Chairman’s representative to the Mental Health Center Advisory Board through February 5, 2024. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- Ratified the appointment of Junior “JR” Riley – Fifth District Representative to the Library Board through April 30, 2023. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
- (Added to the agenda) Directed staff to look into the funds from the federal bi-partisan infrastructure bill, including those available for broadband internet access. Voted 6 – 0 (one commissioner absent), passed.
Manager’s Memo, Penny Postoak Ferguson, County Manager
City of Lenexa– Ridgeview Mining TIF District Project Plan (Notice of Public Hearing)
The City of Lenexa will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, to consider adoption of Redevelopment TIF Project Plan 9 for Ridgeview Mining TIF District in the City of Lenexa. The TIF district is generally located in the southwest corner of 95th St. and Renner Blvd in Lenexa, KS. The notice of public hearing is available here along with the project plan.
County Economic Research Institute (CERI) Indicators – November 2021 Edition
The November 2021 edition of the Economic Indicators for Johnson County has been provided by CERI. All labor force statistics for the period 2010-2020 were revised by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on April 16, 2021. The unemployment rate for August 2021 is 2.9%, compared to 5.0% in August of 2020, a 2.10% decrease. The average unemployment rate for August the previous 5 years is 3.2%. The number of single-family homes sold in September 2021 was 1,066, compared to 1,159 in September 2020, a 8% decrease. More information is available in this memo and this report.
COVID-19 and Vaccination: Johnson County Updates
The COVID-19 report will now be provided every other week and will be available at jocogov.org/latest-public-health-report.
Sheriff update, Tom Dugan, Sheriff’s Office
The Sheriff’s Office is authorized to use up to $2.5 million in funds from the restricted fund balance of the General Fund to serve as a contingency for inmate medical or other costs associated with the operations of the Adult Detention Centers. Use of the contingency was not necessary in either 2019 or 2020. Use of this contingency will be necessary in 2021 for several reasons which are outlined in this document.
Third quarter 2022 interim financial report, Robin Symes, Budget and Financial Planning and Becky Jones, Financial Management and Administration
The BOCC will not meet next week on Nov. 25 in the observance of Thanksgiving.