April 16, 2014

BOCC OKs purchase of new busses for The Jo

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Jo will soon have as many as 10 new, low-floor, wheelchair-accessible, transit busses.
Commissioners on April 19 approved the purchase at a cost not to exceed $3.712 million.
The money will come from $2.756 million in …

Eilert presents State of the County Address

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The KC Logistics Hub in Edgerton was a highlight of Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert’s State of the County Address on March 27.
Eilert said the project is 50 percent complete and is due to open …

BOCC, city of Olathe to share closed captioning services

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Board of County Commissioners approved an amended interlocal agreement with the city of Olathe Jan. 5 for the shared use of Olathe’s cable television production facilities and closed captioning services.
Stephen Powell, clerk of the board, …

BOCC approves condemnation for 191st Street

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 29 voted 5-2 to condemn right-of-way along 191st Street between Four Corners and Waverly Roads.

The condemnation follows a December 2009 agreement with the city of Edgerton for road …

BOCC reallocates $25,000 to Utility Assistance Program

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted Sept. 22 to reallocate $25,000 in personnel funding to the county’s Utility Assistance Program.

The Utility Assistance Program provides emergency utility bill assistance for low income households.

The program is …

BOCC votes to extend sewer service to Gardner Lake

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Gardner Lake residents will soon have access to sanitary sewers.
Johnson County commissioners voted Sept. 15 enlarge the Consolidated Main Sewer District and the Consolidated Lateral Sewer District and the creation of Lateral Sewer District No. 1 …

Johnson County Visioning Committee plans public forums

Two community forums are scheduled this week by the Johnson County 2030 Citizens Visioning Committee as part of its Community Outreach campaign to gather citizen input as it finalizes its comprehensive report by the end of this year.

The community …

Charter committee may examine county redistricting

Corbin H. Crable
chcrable@gardnernews.com

The new U.S. Census Bureau numbers will be released soon, and with the announcement also will come the possible need to redraw the county’s election distict boundary lines.

According to state statute, county officials must discuss …

Toplikar to run for county commission chair

John Toplikar threw his hat in the ring today. Toplikar, who represented Gardner and Edgerton on the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, has joined the race for County Commission Chair. He faces current Chair Annabeth Surbaugh and Commissioner Ed …