August 21, 2014

County to seek loan for Gardner Lake sewers

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners approved an agreement March 8 for a low-interest State Revolving Fund Loan with a 30 percent principle forgiveness to construct sanitary sewers at Gardner Lake.
John O’Neil, general manager of Johnson County Wastewater, said …

Cemetery district to hold elections March 29

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
McCamish Township will hold an election for a board of directors to oversee a new cemetery district at 7 p.m. on March 29 at Edgerton City Hall.
Registered voters who are landowners within the boundaries of the …

County decides against pursuing TIGER grant for Edgerton project

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners are no longer considering applying for federal TIGER grant funds for improvements to U.S. 56 Highway and 199th Street as reported last week.
Staff recommended against applying for the grant Feb. 23 due to …

BOCC merges health, environmental departments

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County commissioners approved a merger of the county’s health and environmental departments on March 1.
The new, consolidated department will be called the Department of Health and Environment.
The vote carried 5-1, with commissioner Edward Peterson …

Intermodal bids come in below estimates

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Construction bids for road improvements serving the intermodal logistics park came in below estimates, Johnson County Commissioners were told Feb. 2.
Hannes Zacharias, county manager, said bids were opened by the Kansas Department of Transportation on Jan. …

County approves Edgerton taxing district

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners narrowly approved a request from the Edgerton Cemetery Association to form a cemetery district with taxing authority on Jan. 26.
The vote carried 4-3 with commissioners  Jim Allen, Calvin Hayden, C. Edward Peterson, and …

County Commissioners approve Edgerton Cemetery taxing district, 4-3

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners narrowly approved a request from the Edgerton Cemetery Association to form a cemetery district with taxing authority on Jan. 26.
The vote carried 4-3 with commissioners  Jim Allen, Calvin Hayden, C. Edward Peterson, and …

County to continue hiring freeze through 2012

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners have extended the county’s hiring restriction policy through 2012.
The county has suspended the hiring of new employees — with the exception of those deemed necessary for the delivery of essential services — since …

Sheriff’s department eyes $324,000 armored car

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Johnson County Commissioners will vote Nov. 3 on approving the sheriff’s department’s planned purchase of a $324,234 Bearcat armored car.
Kent Brown, chief financial officer for the sheriff’s office, told commissioners during their agenda review meeting on …