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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.

The Board of County Commissioners resumed meeting in the Hearing Room on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, social distancing will be observed, and limited seating will be available in the hearing room during meetings, with additional limited seating in the adjacent lobby with audio available. A live broadcast will be available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org and on Facebook Live. Public Comments will be accepted. Persons wishing to speak during Public Comments will need to sign in by 9:25 a.m. before the meeting begins and will be called upon to speak in the order in which they signed up. Anyone wishing to speak to a specific item on the Business agenda will need to sign in before that item is read into the Record.

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BOCC actions for August 6, 2020

The board ratified and approved the following appointments and reappointments:

Additional actions

  • Authorized the issuance by the Public Building Commission of Johnson County, Kansas of its Lease Purchase Revenue  Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A, in the aggregate principal amount of $16,995,000 for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding bonds of the Public Building Commission; authorizing the execution and delivery of a lease with the Public Building Commission of Johnson County, Kansas in connection therewith; and authorizing and approving the execution of certain documents and the taking of certain actions in connection therewith.
  • Authorized the issuance by the Public Building Commission of Johnson County, Kansas of its Taxable Lease Purchase Revenue  Refunding Bonds, Series 2020B, in the aggregate principal amount of $10,585,000 for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding bonds of the Public Building Commission; authorizing the execution and delivery of a lease with the Public Building Commission of Johnson County, Kansas in connection therewith; and authorizing and approving the execution of certain documents and the taking of certain actions in connection therewith.
  • (Sitting as the Governing Body of Fire District No. 2) Renewed Fire District No. 2’s property, commercial general and automobile liability, public official’s liability, crime, cyber liability, workers compensation, and umbrella liability insurance program for the period of August 21, 2020 to August 21, 2021 with the incumbent carrier for a total premium of $121,836. 
  • Approved the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget for Consolidated Fire District No. 2. and Resolution No. 050-20.
  • Approved the Fiscal Year 2021 budget for Johnson County Fire District No. 2 and adopted Resolution No. 051-20.
  • Approved the Fiscal Year 2021 budget for Johnson County Fire District No. 1, and adopted Resolution No. 052-20 disclosing that the proposed budget for 2021 be funded by property tax revenue exceeding that of FY 2020, adjusted by the 2019 consumer price index (CPI) for all urban consumers, and providing disclosure of the revenue and tax difference. 
  • Approved the Fiscal Year 2021 budget for Northwest Consolidated Fire District and adopted Resolution No. 053-20. 
  • Authorized an increase, in the amount of $400,000, to the agreement with Eurofins Viracor, Inc. for COVID-19 testing supplies and processing services for a contract total amount not to exceed $750,000 in FY 2020.
  • Approved a request from Wayne Malnicof, applicant, and Joel and Ellen DeBoer Joint Revocable Trust, Casey Family Trust, and Bradley W. Penny, landowners, for Rezoning from Residential Neighborhood One (RN-1) District, and Rural (RUR) District, to Residential Neighborhood Two (RN-2) District, plus a minimum infrastructure waiver; and for approval of a Final Plat as a replat for two residential lots to be known as Wildwood Estates, Lots 25 and 26 Replat, located at 17965 and 19785 Rosewood Street and 18049 Nall Avenue, plus a plat exception.
  • Approved a request from Wayne Malnicof, applicant, and Bradley W. Penny, landowner, for a Final Plat as a replat for one residential lot to be known as Rock Brook Farms, Lot 1 Replat, located at 18049 Nall Avenue. 
  • Approved a request from Todd Allenbrand, Payne & Brockway, applicant, and Teager Family Trust, landowner, for rezoning approximately 17 acres from Rural District (RUR) to Planned Residential Neighborhood 2 District (PRN-2); plus two minimum infrastructure waivers; and approved a Preliminary Development Plan and Final Development Plan, which shall serve as the plats for 5 residential lots to be known as Estates of Teager Ridge, located in the vicinity of 167th Street and Warwick Street. 
  • Approved a request from Daniel Austin, applicant, and Gary Bruner Living Trust, landowner, for conditional use permit approval for two oversized accessory buildings on 5.7 acres, located at 22877 W. 207th Street. 
  • (Continued this item to Aug. 27) Consider a request from David W. and Julie D. Secrist, applicants and landowners, for Conditional Use Permit approval, with a five (5) year term, for a private kennel on approximately 7.6 acres, in Section 15, Township 15, Range 25, Johnson County, Kansas, located at 21150 Country Place Lane.
  • (Sitting as the Public Building Commission) Authorized the issuance by the Public Building Commission of Johnson County, Kansas of its Lease Purchase Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020A, in the aggregate principal amount of $16,995,000 for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding bonds; and authorizing and approving the execution of certain documents and the taking of certain actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds. 
  • (Sitting as the Public Building Commission) Authorized the issuance by the Public Building Commission of Johnson County, Kansas of its Taxable Lease Purchase Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2020B,  in the aggregate principal amount of $10,585,000 for the purpose of refunding certain outstanding bonds; and authorizing and approving the execution of certain documents and the taking of certain actions in connection with the issuance of said bonds.
  • Authorized the dispersement of funds as indicated on the Coronavirus Relief Reimbursement Report dated August 6, 2020.

Weekly Manager’s Memo Penny Postoak Ferguson, County Manager

  • On July 9, 2020, the City of Edgerton passed Ordinance No. 2041 adopting the Homestead Lane Retail District TIF Project Plan generally located at the northeast and northwest corners of I-35 and Homestead Ln. The project plan calls for a truck stop, truck parking, truck maintenance facility, truck wash, restaurants, and associated infrastructure at a cost of approximately $10.8 million. More information is available here.
  • Major Projects Update: This report is for major projects over $1 million. The report is provided bi-monthly and supplements the Public Building Commission bi- annual reports in February and August. The information contained in this report is through July 31, 2020. A copy of the report is available here.
  • Election update: A number of records were set in the primary. As of late Tuesday, 74,086 voted mailed ballots have been returned to the Election Office, representing over 70 percent of ballots mailed out to voters. 13,321 voters voted at an advance voting location. 3,520 voted mailed ballots were dropped off at polling places on Election Day. On election night all unofficial election results were released just before 9 p.m. which was a record for the office.

COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 Funding and Expenses Report, Maury Thompson, Deputy County Manager

The weekly COVID-19 Operating Report, detailing COVID-19 specific expenditures and funding received is available here. To date the organization has identified $3,282,000.29 in costs which are eligible for CARES act reimbursement and received $126,987,198 in federal funds.  

A weekly report of other local government’s requests for reimbursement of COVID-19 related expenses from Johnson County Government’s allocation of CARES Act federal funds is available here. Olathe is the first city to have used our reimbursement request portal.

PPE update, Dan Robeson, Emergency Manager

We have developed six key performance indicators to measure our progress in providing PPE to Johnson County Government departments and primary health care/public safety frontline workers, as well as building up reserves and fulfilling community requests for PPE.

Beginning today all businesses and organizations within Johnson County are now eligible to request a 90-day supply of PPE to meet their organizational needs. Additional information is available here.     

Details on our PPE procurement and distribution is available at this link

COVID-19 update, Dr. Sanmi Areola, Johnson County Department of Health 

Johnson County currently has 5,439 positive cases, 74,890 negatives, 102 deaths (79 deaths in LTCF, or 77%) and 6.9% positive percentage. We have 2,964 presumed recovered. 
We seem to be trending downward in COVID-19 cases. The county is seeing a decrease in the weekly average number of positive cases. Last week we averaged 90 cases per day, compared to an average of 102 cases a day one week prior and 116 per day two weeks prior.

Hospitals are seeing more COVID-19 cases but have good capacity in beds, their ICUs and with their ventilators.

DHE is hearing about outbreaks at restaurant and met with the local restaurant association CEO to work together on a planning an education and outreach campaign for restaurants.

Weekly appointment testing will increase to 1,530 appointments per week. 25% of those will be reserved for children ages 5 to 15. 

This COVID-19 update is available here.

Items planned for the Aug. 13 agenda

  • Conduct a public hearing and consider authorizing funds to construct the Dykes Branch Pump Station Contract 7 – Force Main Replacement Project in an amount not to exceed $5,776,000, increasing the total project authorization to $6,136,000; and, consider authorizing the Chairman to enter into agreements with the cities of Prairie Village and Leawood to reimburse JCW for improvements to the cities’ storm sewer infrastructure and for JCW’s reimbursement to the cities for the repavement of Mission Road.
  • Consider authorizing a contract with Infrastructure Solutions, LLC to construct the Dykes Branch Pump Station Contract 7 – Force Main Replacement Project in an amount not to exceed $4,573,758.50. 
  • Consider authorizing the Wastewater General Manager to review and extend the current 2020 deferment extension requests one additional 5-year deferment period, if eligible, per the requirements of Charter Resolution No. 29-92. 
  • The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has awarded Johnson County Transit (JCT) one-time funding in the total amount of $1,027,278 for four (4) pilot projects and associated software and capital purchases, which includes the expansion of the microtransit service area, pilot on-demand transportation programs focused on access to healthcare, neonatal care and fresh local food, and the purchase of new software and infrastructure improvements to transit vehicles. These one-time funds are awarded at a 90/10 split, which would require JCT to provide a local match in the amount of $102,728 from transit reserves in order to proceed. 
  • Consider adopting a revised Financial Policy Section 110: Reserves; establishing an Auxiliary Fund within the General fund for the purpose of providing greater stability to the Health Care Fund; setting the initial amount of $22,000,000 for the Auxiliary Fund; and reclassifying and appropriating such funds for the fiscal year 2020.

Items planned for the Aug. 13 Public Building Commission agenda

  • Consider authorizing a contract with P1 Group, Inc. for HVAC replacement at the Sheriff Operations Building, for a total amount not to exceed $381,679 per Invitation for Bid (IFB) No. 2019-106.
  • Consider authorizing a contract with A-R Commercial Roofing, LLC for roof replacement at the Sheriff Operations Building, for a total amount not to exceed $339,064.11 per Invitation for Bid (IFB) No. 2019-105