Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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The signs went up Thursday for a new Go Pet Go store on Johnson Drive in Mission.
The signs went up Thursday for a new Go Pet Go store on Johnson Drive in Mission.

Go Pet Go coming to Mission. A new store is headed for a space on Mission’s Johnson Drive. Go Pet Go, which has locations in Kansas City, Liberty and Parkville, has leased space on Johnson Drive at the Horton intersection. Go Pet Go offers grooming a do-it-yourself wash and healthy pet foods. The business has applied with the city for only the sign permits, not an occupational license as yet. The store is at 6200 Johnson Drive.

National Night Out in Roeland Park Oct. 6. The Roeland Park Police Department will sponsor a National Night Out event in the parking lot behind the Roeland Park City Hall next Tuesday. National Night Out is a community police awareness-raising event that has been held in the United States and Canada annually since 1984. The event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities.  The Roeland Park event will run from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and feature free food, music, and displays.

Fairway leaf pickup program signups start. The City of Fairway has arranged for a group rate for residential curbside leaf removal for this fall. It is a voluntary program that residents can sign up for and pay directly to the contractor.  Full information about participating in the program can be found here.

Community health assessment started. The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will be conducting a community health assessment  to gather information and evaluate the status and needs of Johnson County residents. The assessment is done every tree to five years. JCDHE is partnering with Shawnee Mission Medical Center to conduct 616 household interviews in 87 neighborhoods in October. Volunteers doing the assessments will have badges and T-shairts that identify them as part of the program.

Reps. Rooker, Clayton comment on revenue shortfall. Tax receipts in Kansas missed the monthly estimates for September and the first quarter was off by more than $40 million from what had been projected. Both Rep. Melissa Rooker and Rep. Stephanie Clayton weigh in on the shortfall in a Kansas City Star story and point to the state’s tax plan as the reason for the trouble. [Kansas revenue shortfalls continued in September – The Kansas City Star]

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