Appraiser’s office restarts property imaging project

A property imaging project that began in January 2016, and was put on hold because of foliage issues in June, resumes today countywide.

The Appraiser’s Office has contracted Tyler Technologies Inc. to capture high-resolution, street-level photos of the exterior of every county property. Johnson County officials uses the photos to create land record information used in the appraisal process. Continue reading

County now recycles paint cans

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announces the addition of a paint can crusher at the Household Hazardous Waste site which will allow the County to recycle approximately 1.5 tons of metal paint cans each month. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new equipment will be Aug. 25 at 9:00 a.m. at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 5901 Jim Bills Road, Mission, Kan.

Latex paint is the most common item collected at the Household Hazardous Waste site. On average, over 15,000 gallons of paint are received each year. While the paint inside the container is re-blended, poured into five gallon buckets and made available for residents to purchase, the metal paint cans were disposed of in the trash resulting in approximately 27 tons or over 60,000 paint cans ending up in the landfill since 1997. Continue reading

Johnson County to participate in National 9/11 Day of Observance

Johnson County Government employees will join forces with the 30 million Americans engaging in charitable activity on September 11 in a nationwide effort to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 through service.

Johnson County Government will host donation and volunteering opportunities, focused on sustainability, for its 3,800 employees as well as residents, giving both a chance to say “I Will” and join the 9/11 Day of Observance. Employees can take part in service projects at Johnson County Government’s Sunset Campus from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. such as volunteering in the WIC Community Garden, placing markers on stormwater drains, cleaning up trash and learning to save a life in a CPR class. Continue reading

County seeks website ideas

i want youJohnson County Government wants help to improve the county’s website!

Sign up to take part in the JoCoGov UX Revolution on Friday, Aug. 2, at the Johnson County Library (KS), and we’ll give you a $25 Johnson County Park and Recreation District – JCPRD Gift Card that can be redeemed on cool stuff like classes, golf course fees, facility rentals, and more! Click here to learn more and sign up today: http://bit.ly/jocoUX

 

Justice Center open for business

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today for the new Johnson County "Justice Annex" building in downtown Olathe (former Dillon's grocery store). The new building, located at 588 E. Santa Fe, houses three county operations -- the Tenth Judicial District's Office of Court Trustee and Court Services along with administration personnel and the Civil Division of the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today for the new Johnson County “Justice Annex” building in downtown Olathe (former Dillon’s grocery store). The new building, located at 588 E. Santa Fe, houses three county operations — the Tenth Judicial District’s Office of Court Trustee and Court Services along with administration personnel and the Civil Division of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Photo courtesy Olathe Chamber of Commerce

New Johnson County building certified LEED Platinum

Submitted by Gerald Hay
Johnson County Government PIO

Johnson County’s Youth and Family Services Center in west Olathe has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

It is the first building in Johnson County and in the Kansas City Metropolitan Region to achieve the Platinum rating and, according to the project architects’ review of LEED awards to date, it appears to be the first juvenile detention center in the nation and the world to be certified LEED Platinum.

The announcement of the LEED Platinum rating was made Thursday, March 29, by County Manager Hannes Zacharias during the weekly business session of the Board of County Commissioners. Continue reading

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