October 22, 2014

Public forums set to discuss county budget

Johnson County residents are being asked to weigh-in on the county’s FY 2015 budget. County commissioners are hosting a series of public forums to give the public a chance to ask questions and offer suggestions for the Board of County …

County approves contract for aging services

Lynne Hermansen
Special to the Gardner News
Johnson County Board of Commissioners, reluctantly, approved a $659,000 contract between the Area Agency on Aging and the Southwest Kansas Area Agency for Aging on Monday, November 8, that would allow for the …

County approves human service programs funds

Lynne Hermansen
Special to the Gardner News
Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved submitting their 2013 Housing and Community Development Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at the Oct. 25 meeting.
The estimated $1.9 million …

Commission candidates square off in debate

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The real debate was the difference between the candidates for two open seats

Johnson County Board of Commissioners candidates Calvin Hayden, top left; John Toplikar, top right; Steve Klika, bottom left; and Terry Presta, bottom right; faced

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.…

County adopts FY 2013 Budget with no tax increase

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As expected, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners has adopted a $815.1 million spending plan for next year that does not raise taxes.
The Board approved the county’s FY 2013 budget with an estimated mill levy set at …

BOCC sells old ambulances, buys new police cars

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved the sale of two surplus ambulances on March 29.
One ambulance was sold to Johnson County Community College for $3,000 and the other to Lane County, Kan. for $5,000.
MED-ACT …

Lindstrom will not seek re-election to county commission

David Lindstrom, who represents Spring Hill on the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, announced today that he will not seek re-election.

He made his announcement during the board’s weekly business session on Jan. 26.

“Ten years is enough for …

Johnson County issues new open burning ban

For the second time in two months, the Johnson County Board of Commissioners has issued an open burning ban for unincorporated Johnson County.
The ban, which became effective Thursday, Oct. 27, was announced after consultation with the county fire inspector …

County votes against relocating public art display

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Johnson County Board of Commissioners voted 5-2 on Oct. 20 against spending $16,000 in general reserve funds to move a sculpture.
The Public Building Commission awarded a $130,0000 contract for the sculpture in 2010 as part …