Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Johnson County Square in Olathe.
Johnson County Square in Olathe.

Johnson County releases 2017 budget plan, weathering state funding cuts to maintain services. Johnson County Manager Hannes Zacharias on Thursday released his proposed budget for 2017, holding the county’s mill levy at 26.59 mills, the lowest rate among all counties in Kansas. The budget maintains existing services, though Zacharias warned that instability at the state level caused concern. “Looking ahead to next year, the primary question quickly became whether the county budget could handle the year-to-year challenges and absorb lost funding from the state,” Zacharias said. “Although the outlook was somewhat bleak initially, the foundation set last year by the BOCC, coupled with the thriving local economy, has been enough to bring the budget into balance without a mill increase.” [Proposed 2017 budget for Johnson County maintains existing services despite state funding cuts and increasing population — Johnson County Government]

Roeland Park Block Party Saturday. The Roeland Park Community Block Party will include food, music games and its free from 3 to 7 p.m. June 4 at R Park. BYOBeverage.

Community Center will be rain site for pirate event. Roeland Park’s “Treasure in Arrr Park (in R Park where else) will move to the Roeland Park Community Center on Saturday in case of rain. The event starts at 10 a.m. and concludes with lunch at available at noon.

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