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BOCC update

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, for the Board of County Commissioners Meetings, the County Commissioners will not be physically present in the Board Hearing room and will be using Zoom, an online meeting tool, to conduct the meeting. Please watch the broadcast of the meeting from our link at boccmeetings.jocogov.org or on Facebook Live for a live feed or later when the video is posted.

We will not be accepting live public comments during the meeting. If you would like to make a public comment for the meeting, please email those comments to [email protected] before noon on the Wednesday, before the Thursday BOCC meeting. Please include your name and address. Comments received by noon will be shared with the entire Board prior to the meeting. Comments will not be read into the record during the meeting. If you are unable to email the comments, you may call the following number, and we will record your information. 913-715-0424.

Special recognitions for Nov. 19, 2020

  • Proclaimed Nov. 19, 2020 as the Great American Smokeout
  • Proclaimed November 2020 as National Aviation History Month

BOCC actions for Nov. 19, 2020

  • (The board voted to add this item to the agenda) Adopted Resolution No. 108-20 establishing that noncompliance with a public health order issued by the Johnson County Local Health Officer or the Johnson County Board of Health is a violation of the Johnson County Code as amended to remove individuals, and to authorize the Chairman to sign agreements with cities in Johnson County for enforcement of health orders within city limits.
  • Annual approval of the Investment Policy for Johnson County, with no revenue or cost impact to the County. 
  • Set an official meeting calendar for the Board of County Commissioners for 2021.
  • (Sitting as the Governing Body of Fire District No. 2) Accepted Fire District No. 2’s Financial Statements for year ended December 31, 2019. 
  • Amended the FY 2021-2025 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to include the Airport Design and Reconstruct Taxiway B at Johnson County Executive Airport in an amount not to exceed $532,100 and authorized the reallocation and expenditure of 2021 Airport operating budget in the amount of $532,100. 
  • Authorized a request from Chris and Tarah Jansen, applicants/landowners, for approval of an approximately 3,100 sq. ft. accessory dwelling unit on 46 acres located at 13665 Nemaha Road.
  • Authorized a request from C.J. Garrett/J&C Ventures LLC, applicant and landowner, for a Preliminary and Final Plat for 6 (six) residential lots, to be known as Heartland Farms, on 80 acres, on property zoned RUR, Rural District, located at 115th Street and Gardner Road. 
  • Authorized a request from Brett and Kimaree Manifold, applicant and landowners, for a final plat, to be known as Brody’s Ridge (formerly Brinlyn Ridge), for four residential lots on 76 acres, zoned RUR, Rural, located at 30600 W. 143rd Street. 
  • Authorized a request from Mike Morris, applicant/landowner, for amendments and renewals of Conditional Use Permits for keeping one exotic animal, which is a serval, and for a private kennel, on approximately 10 acres, zoned RUR, Rural District, located at 12240 Moonlight Road, in Section 24, Township 13 South, Range 22. 
  • Approved a City of Olathe Application No. FP20-0018, for a Final Plat for Willow Crossing, 5th Plat (single family residential development), located at the southeast corner of 143rd Street and Pflumm Road, Olathe, Kansas, within one mile of the Executive Airport. 
  • Allocated $141,775 of 2021 Johnson County Human Service Funds as recommended by United Community Services of Johnson County (UCS) in its 2021 Human Service Fund Recommendations Report. 
  • Allocated $140,667 of 2021 Johnson County Alcohol Tax Funds as recommended by the Drug and Alcoholism Council of Johnson County, a program of United Community Services of Johnson County (UCS) in its 2021 Alcohol Tax Fund Recommendations Report. 
  • Held a public hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment and testimony on the proposed amendment to the FY 2020 Budget and adopted Resolution No. 102-20 amending the FY 2020 budget for the Mental Health Fund in the amount of $1,522,700; and approved State SPARK grant funds in the amount of $438,082. 
  • Accepted funding and increased budget authority in the amount of $187,877 related to the service agreement between Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) and the University of Kansas Medical Center Research Institute, Inc. for participation in the “RADX-UP: Improving the Response of Local Urban and Rural Communities to Disparities in COVID-19 Testing”. The agreement includes two additional full-time equivalent positions. 
  • Authorized the purchase of a Tableau Server Core subscription (including associated tools and licenses) from SHI for $217,407.61 to improve COVID data analytics and dashboards, per the State of Kansas Contract #42145.
  • Authorized the disbursement of funds as indicated on the Coronavirus Relief Fund Reimbursement Phase 1 (page 1 | page 2) and Phase 3 reports dated Nov. 19, 2020.
  • Voted to hold the next scheduled regular business session, Dec. 3, via Zoom, with public comments being submitted in writing by Dec. 2 at 12 p.m.

The Manager’s Memo and other weekly reports are available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

In a Committee of the Whole, the BOCC heard a report on the recommended state legislative platform for the 2021 legislative session and an update on plans for Johnson County Square, the space that will be created with the demolition of the current Johnson County Courthouse after the new courthouse opens in 2021. Reports are available at this link.

The BOCC will not meet on Nov. 26 due to Thanksgiving.