Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert will speak in NEJC this month.
Johnson County Commission Chair Ed Eilert will speak in NEJC this month.

Eilert scheduled to speak at July NEJC Chamber luncheon. Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chair Ed Eilert is set to the be featured speaker at this month’s Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, to be held Friday, July 17 at the Roeland Park Community Center. The County Commission just approved a budget plan for the coming year that would raise the mill levy by 3.3 as part of an effort to fund libraries, parks and other county programs.


Fireworks set for tonight in Roeland Park. Northeast Johnson County’s only public fireworks display will get lit tonight around 9:30 p.m. at Bishop Miege High School. The show is a joint effort put on by the cities of Roeland Park, Westwood and Fairway. Public parking will be available in the St. Agnes lot. The weather forecast calls for clear skies and no precipitation tonight.

Mission farmers market takes holiday break. The Mission farmers market, which started this summer along Johnson Drive, will take the Fourth of July holiday off and return the following week.

Area coverage of court of appeals decision on Mission “driveway tax.” The Kansas Court of Appeals ruling Thursday striking down Mission’s transportation utility fee — or “driveway tax” as opponents have taken to calling it — attracted coverage from media outlets across Kansas City.
[Kansas Court of Appeals says Mission’s “driveway tax” is illegal — The Pitch]
[Mission’s ‘driveway tax’ is ruled illegal by Kansas appeals court — Kansas City Star]
[Kansas Court of Appeals rules against Mission’s driveway fee; court says tax is illegal — KSHB]

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