Johnson County Commissioner
Here are a few department highlights over the past year concerning the Sixth District of Johnson County government:
County approval of construction on $9 million sewer project at Gardner Lake to be completed next March.
County Dept. of Health & Environment won Health Department of the Year from the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments for managing and containing a tuberculous outbreak at Olathe Northwest High School.
Also County Dept. of Health & Environment awarded a $2.4 million Federal grant over four years to address obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke prevention programs.
County commits to reduced energy usage with a projected plan to save half a million per year in utilities.
County issued two series of refunding bonds to pay older debt which saved $6.1 million by lowering interest payments due to a Triple-A bond rating.
County New Century Air Center now is home to 64 businesses and organizations employing nearly 4,600 people. Annual flights now total about 55,000.
County approval of three County Assistance Road System (CARS) projects in the 6th District. Funding totaling almost $2.7 million, includes:
• $2,260,000 for 159th Street from I-35 to Old 56 Highway in Olathe;
• $340,000 for South Center Street (Gardner Road) from West Grand to Kane streets in Gardner; and,
• $90,000 for Sunflower Road from 215th to Nelson streets in Edgerton.
County investment continues in area