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Concept for new Johnson County Square
February 28, 2020

Weigh in on concept for Johnson County Square

You have one more day to weigh in on the preferred concept for the new Johnson County Square in Olathe. Attendees of an open house on Feb. 4 got the first chance to see the concept and provide feedback. Others can now view the concept and...

BOCC update
February 28, 2020

BOCC February update

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 ...

February 28, 2020

Johnson County parks begin summer hours

Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks. The summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the change in hours are:

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Woman on electric bike on a paved trail
February 25, 2020

Two classes of electric bikes now allowed on JCPRD trails

Following a successful six-month pilot project, the use of two classifications of electric bicycles has been approved for use on all JCPRD paved trails, effective immediately.

During its Feb. 19 regular monthly meeting, the Johnson County...

February 24, 2020

Johnson County distributes 2020 Notices of Appraised Value

The Johnson County Appraiser’s Office has released the annual Notices of Appraised Value (NOAV) for 2020, with more than 200,000 notices mailed to residential property owners today, Monday, Feb. 24. In Johnson County, 87% of residential values...

February 20, 2020

Johnson County invites public comment on proposed RideKC route changes

Johnson County announces a public outreach effort to gather feedback on proposed changes to its fixed route service. The Board of County Commissioners authorized the 30-day public comment period on January 30. The...

tax time graphic
February 19, 2020

Income tax return help is available

It’s income tax season and Johnson County residents have access to two free resources to help them navigate the forms, tables and deadlines.

Johnson County K-State Research and Extension is again hosting the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance...

A caregiver holding hands with a person laying in a bed under a blanket
February 18, 2020

Workshop available for people living with chronic diseases

Do you live with a chronic disease? Consider attending an upcoming workshop in Johnson County. Experts designed it to help you learn to improve your health and cut your healthcare costs.

It's free, and adults of any age can benefit from...

February 17, 2020

Johnson County Motor Vehicle Offices closed Feb. 17

Residents are encouraged to plan ahead if they wish to visit the Johnson County Motor Vehicle offices early next week. The two motor vehicle sites will be closed to the public on Monday, Feb. 17, for an all-staff, in-service training. All offices...

Nancy Tausz and Theresa recording the podcast episode
February 17, 2020

JoCo on the Go: Understanding the coronavirus

JoCo on the Go podcast episode #29 includes conversations with Johnson County health experts Nancy Tausz and Dr. Ryan Jacobsen. They break down what the coronavirus (COVID-19) is and the steps Johnson County is taking should a case be...