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Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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This week honors court reporting and captioning professionals
April 3, 2019

This weekend kicks off National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, from Feb. 11-18.

The week is designed to encourage members of the court reporting and captioning professions to highlight their skills and service to their respective communities.

Court reporters work hard every day to help people access the U.S. legal system, whilecaptioners give access to conferences, calls, educational classes, and television broadcasts to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

It's Second Saturdays at the library
April 3, 2019

Feb. 11 is Second Saturday at Johnson County Library. This month is “Snap Into Saturday.”

At the Antioch, Central Resource, De Soto and Lackman libraries, you’re invited to join a STEAM activity — Hands On: Exploring with Snap Circuits, Hexbots and Stixplosion from 10 a.m. to noon. The activities are designed to tap into multiple disciplines including science, technology, engineering, art and math.

At Gardner Library, from 11 a.m. to noon, the public is invited to Creation Exploration: Design Architecture. They want you to join in. They’re supplying the tools and are asking you to bring your creativity.

For more information about Second Saturday, visit Johnson County Library online.

Sign up for 50-plus Valentine’s Day dinner and bingo
February 8, 2017

Avoid the crowded restaurants and celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening at the Roeland Park Community Center. Enjoy a dinner — catered especially for you — followed by 12 games of bingo. Join us 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive. Bingo winners will be awarded prizes ranging from gift bags to gift certificates. Singles and couples are welcome. This fun-filled Valentine’s celebration is just $15 per person. Register today by going to jcprd.com, follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 36936. Call 913-826-3160 for more information.

County's 2017 budget book is available online
March 15, 2017

The 2017 budget book for Johnson County is completed and available online. The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopted the FY 2017 budget for Johnson County on August 11, 2016.

The total county budget of $944 million is composed of $338 million in county general services expenditures. The remaining $606 million are expenditures for Wastewater, Park & Recreation, Library, Airport and various other fee- and grant-funded services as well as transfers between departments and reserves. 

The total budget reserves are $209.1 million with county general fund reserves estimated at $71.2 million, or approximately 23 percent, which helps the county maintain its Triple-A credit rating by the nation’s top three bond rating companies.

The final setting of the FY 2017 mill levy was established in October with the latest property valuations by the Department of Records and Tax Administration.

FY 2017’s levy for Johnson County Government involves the county’s three taxing districts: County, Library and Park and Recreation. It includes 19.582 mills for the County Taxing District, 3.912 mills for the Johnson County Library Taxing District and 3.101 mills for the county Park and Recreation Taxing District.

The county was able to maintain a flat mill levy despite several revenue impacts from the state and Johnson County continues to have the lowest county mill levy in Kansas. One mill equals $1 on every $1,000 of a homeowner’s assessed valuation.

Can I recycle this?
March 15, 2017

It's super bowl weekend, which means lots of parties, pizza-ordering and yes . . . trash. It can be tricky to remember what can and can't go in your recycling bin, so the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has put together a handy list of the top 10 most confusing items, published in the most recent issue of JoCo Magazine. Here are some tips that might come in handy this weekend: 

  • Pizza boxes? YES. You can remove greasy spots, cheese and other food contaminates first. If your pizza box is clean and doesn’t contain a large amount of grease, it can be recycled in your curbside bin. If it’s too greasy, simply tear off the top for recycling and trash the rest.
  • Plasticware and paper plates? NO. Contrary to popular belief, plastic silverware and paper plates are not recyclable, even when clean. They are not suitable for recycling because of the odd shape of plasticware and the low quality of plastic and paper materials. Reduce waste at your next event by using durable, reusable plates and silverware instead.
  • Red Solo cups? YES. The forgotten verse of that Toby Keith song: finish your drink, make sure it’s empty and recycle your red Solo cup.
  • K-Cups? NO. K-Cups and other single-serve coffees are growing in popularity. While K-Cups are convenient and come in many flavors, because of their size and material components, they should not be recycled. K-Cups belong in the trash.

View the full list on jocogov.org; print it out and post it on the wall near your recycling bin so everyone in your houshold can be in the know!

Spread cheer to homebound seniors in Johnson County
February 1, 2017

Participate in Johnson County Human Services' 2017 Valentine Stampede and spread joy to homebound seniors in Johnson County. The Human Services department is partnering with local schools, community groups, faith-based organizations and individuals with a goal of collecting more than 1,400 valentines. The goal is for each Meals on Wheels recipient to receive a special Valentine's Day packet containing one new Valentine's Day card (such as a Hallmark card), a handmade card by someone in the community, a postage stamp and a note explaining the packet contents. Donations of new Valentine's Day cards, Forever postage stamps and gallon 'slider' Ziplock bags (which are used to contain each packet of goodies) are needed. 

Please drop off any donations to Brandy Hodge at Johnson County's Sunset Office Building (11811 S. Sunset Drive in Olathe), suite 1300, by Monday, Feb. 6. Call 913-715-8800 with questions.

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