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BOCC update

BOCC update

Here is a recap of the Board of County Commissioners meeting this week and a look ahead to next week. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

BOCC actions for the week of August 19, 2019

The Board of County Commissioners recognized Johnson County Wastewater for its Peak Performance Awards. National Association of Clean Water Agencies gave JCW awards for all six treatment facilities.

Johnson County Wastewater receives national recognition

Peak Performance Award

NACWA's (National Association of Clean Water Agencies) annual Peak Performance Awards recognize wastewater treatment programs who have outstanding compliance rates. Recently, at NACWA’s annual conference, it was announced that all six of Johnson County’s wastewater treatment facilities were among those recognized for outstanding performance in 2018.

Rabies is fatal, but preventable

little brown bat with large ears

Recently, there have been reports of rabid bats in the metro area.

JoCo on the Go: JoCo 2020 budget

Penny Postoak Ferguson and Chairman Eilert in front of microphones

During our third JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re taking a closer look at the county’s 2020 budget. This episode includes a conversation with Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Ed Eilert and Johnson County Manager Penny Postoak Ferguson. They provide details of how budget decisions are made and the impact of those decisions, such as adding additional staff to promote public safety. We take a closer look at how the county addresses unexpected expenses and talk about what impact the economy has on the budget process.

Consider adding NotifyJoCo to your Back to School list

little girl walking to school with father

Register for NotifyJoCo

NotifyJoCo is a free mass notification system designed to keep Johnson County residents informed of emergencies and certain non-emergency events.

You’re BUSY – This service will help you keep track of what’s going on near your home, your workplace, your children’s school and daycare, and more. Customize your locations and contact preferences to get alerts at home, at work, by phone, email or text. 

Hot job opportunity for those who like to work with children

JCPRD employee with kids

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District is looking for energetic, fun and caring individuals who like working with elementary school-aged children. JCPRD is hiring before and after school positions (Monday through Friday) for the Olathe School District’s “Olathe Out of School Time” program. 

Before school hours are typically from 7 – 8:30 a.m., and after school hours are from 3 – 6 p.m. These are great jobs for high school and college-aged students, as well as stay-at-home parents, retirees, or others interested in a partial work day.

Keep kids healthy as they head back to school, JoCo on the Go

recording of JoCo on the Go with Theresa Freed, a Mental Health team leader and a local teen

During our second JoCo on the Go podcast episode, we’re taking a closer look at how to keep children healthy, both mentally and physically, throughout the school year. Episode guests include Johnson County Health and Environment (DHE) WIC Program Manager Laura Grimmett, DHE Health Services Division Director Nancy Tausz and Mental Health Team Leader Renee Van Meter. They provide valuable information for parents about helping children eat nutritious meals and snacks on a budget. They also share the very latest on new vaccination requirements.

Johnson County adopts FY 2020 Budget with constant mill levy

Budget 2020

On August 8, 2019, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC) adopted a $1.26 billion budget for next year with a constant mill levy.

The BOCC approved the county’s FY 2020 Budget with an estimated mill levy of 26.013 mills, the same as the existing mill levy. This includes an estimated mill levy of 19.024 for the County Taxing District, 3.901 mills for the Johnson County Library taxing district and 3.088 mills for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District taxing district. One mill equals $1 on every $1,000 of a homeowner’s assessed valuation.


Tue, 08/27/2019 - 5:30pm
Tue, 08/27/2019 - 5:45pm
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 9:00am
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 6:00pm
Wed, 09/04/2019 - 6:30pm
Thu, 09/05/2019 - 1:00pm