October 31, 2014

County commissioners take action to reduce the size of government

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
The Johnson County Board of Commissioners took two actions on Oct. 13 to streamline county government.
In separate votes, commissioners approved a proposed consolidation of the Emergency Management, Homeland Security and Emergency Communications Center, and authorized an …

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, …

Veterans Day activities rededicate Naval Air Park

Amy Cunningham
acunningham@gardnernews.com

On one of the first dreary, blustery mornings of this fall season, Johnson County community members gathered together at Naval Air Park in the New Century AirCenter to honor veterans and re-dedicate the park in the County’s …

County approves intermodal agreements

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved agreements for public road infrastructure improvements to accommodate the intermodal facility last week. Estimates for necessary road improvements total more than $32 million.

One agreement replaces a previous agreement between the city of …

County trash plan could cost residents

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Johnson County residents could see higher trash bills if the Johnson County Board of Commissioners approves a proposed solid waste management plan.
County officials are considering a proposal that would require trash haulers to offer curbside recycling …