February 6, 2016

Survey finds residents satisfied with county services

Johnson County’s 2015 Community Survey reveals increases in overall satisfaction with quality of services, value of county taxes and effectiveness in communicating with residents. “We value the feedback we receive from our residents through this survey,” said Ed Eilert, Chairman of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. “We strive to make Johnson County a Continue Reading

Burn ban temporarily lifted

It’s safe to burn again in Johnson County. At the recommendation of the county fire inspector and rural fire district chiefs, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners temporarily suspended the open burn ban for unincorporated Johnson County on Sept. 4. A burn ban was initially imposed on July 2 and was to be in effect Continue Reading

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 in late 2013. “There are about 150 construction workers, of which 90 percent are local Continue Reading

Officials break ground for new interchange

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com A new interchange at Interstate 35 and Homestead Lane is one step closer to reality. Officials from the city of Edgerton, Johnson County and Kansas Department of Transportation gathered at the site of the future diverging diamond interchange to break ground on the project. The interchange will primarily serve the BNSF intermodal Continue Reading

Eilert offers State of the County Address

Editor’s Note: Board of County Commissioners Chair Ed Eilert gave the State of the County Address during a luncheon on March 29. The majority of his remarks follow. Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. …2011 is important in more than one way. Recent census data reveals that on the basis of population, Johnson County is the Continue Reading

Charter commission hosts introductory meeting

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The 2011 Johnson County Charter Review Committee met for the first time Monday afternoon. The 25 member appointed board will examine the county’s home rule charter and make recommendations for possible changes to the document. Don Jarrett, attorney for the Johnson County Board of Commissioners, said the committee will wrestle with a Continue Reading

Updated: Toplikar to run for county chair

John Toplikar threw his hat in the ring yesterday afternoon filing to replace Annabeth Surbaugh as the Johnson County Commission Chair. Toplikar, who represented Gardner and Edgerton on the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, also faces fourth district Commissioner Ed Eilert. The three-person race will force an Aug. 3 primary. Supporters asked that he Continue Reading