Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Deputy Superintendent Kenny Southwick and Sustainability Coordinator Joan Leavens receiving the R5 recognition from the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. Photo via SMSD.
Deputy Superintendent Kenny Southwick and Sustainability Coordinator Joan Leavens receiving the R5 recognition from the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. Photo via SMSD.

Shawnee Mission schools honored for sustainability efforts. Last week, Johnson County honored 33 Shawnee Mission schools for their efforts to promote composting and recycling. The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners presented the schools with its “R5” certification recognizing their efforts to divert refuse from the landfill. In recent years, Shawnee Mission has begun implementing composting efforts in its lunchrooms. [33 Shawnee Mission Schools Honored for Outstanding Sustainability Efforts — Shawnee Mission School District]

Mission Hills seeks seasonal maintenance worker. Mission Hills is hoping to find a seasonal employee to work on the city’s maintenance crew. The part-time position would include duties like placing “no parking” street signage, minor painting, weed control along curbs, among others. The position would be for 20 hours per week at $9 to $11 per hour. Interested persons should contact Assistant City Administrator Jennifer Lee at jlee@missionhillsks.gov by May 5.

Prairie Village receives budget award from Government Finance Officers Association. The city of Prairie Village has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2017 budget. The award recognizes government entities who meet high standards for budget presentation. [City of Prairie Village Receives Top Budget Award — City of Prairie Village]

Merriam to hold public input meeting recreational facilities tonight. Merriam officials tonight will present to the public the latest information on the status of the city’s consideration of new parks and recreation facilities. The meeting will provide an opportunity to residents to give feedback on the approaches the city council is considering. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Irene B. French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Drive.