Here are some highlights of the Board of County Commissioners’ actions and activities in February 2020. More information including official minutes, votes and videos on all items is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.
On February 6 the board appointed David “Beau” Boisvert as County Appraiser February 6, 2020, through June 30, 2021. Boisvert has nearly 25 years of appraisal experience and came to Johnson County from the Yavapai County Assessor’s Office in Prescott, Arizona, where he served as the Chief Deputy for nearly three years. Read more about him here.
On February 27, Boisvert presented the board with the 2020 revaluation report. In Johnson County, 87% of residential values increased for the 2020 valuation year. The average increase across the county is around 5% (excluding sales and new construction) and 84% of residential property values increased by 10% or less. The full report is available here.
Also in February, the board held a study session on the Aging Services Master Plan presented by the Commission on Aging. The plan is available at this link.
The board authorized the Mental Health Department to add a 0.5 FTE Substance Abuse Disorder (SUD) Clinician and a 0.5 FTE Admissions Assistant and reclassify the use of reserves in an amount not to exceed $82,000 for Fiscal Year 2020.
The board adopted the 2020 Johnson County Federal Legislative Platform. The platform is available here.
The board sat as the Board of Public Health and heard a report from the Department of Health and Environment on the status of COVID-19 and the Community Health Improvement Plan. The report is available here. You can keep up to date on reliable information about COVID-19 at jocogov.org/coronavirus.