The City of Edgerton is working closely with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to monitor and help limit the spread of COVID-19.
Residents in Johnson County are following guidance from the State of Kansas and County health leaders regarding reopening the economy.
As of Friday, May 29, there are no limitations on mass gatherings or business closures. However, the Board of County Commissioners has passed voluntary guidance to limit groups to 45 people or less without social distancing, based on the State’s Ad Astra guidance plan. More information is available here.
The City will resume utility shutoffs beginning in July. The 10% penalty fee for late payments will also resume after July 15. Any resident wishing to request a payment plan for their existing balance should contact City Hall during normal business hours prior to July 10th. Residents can pay utility bills online, over the phone by calling 1-877-885-7968, or by clicking on the Pay My Bill icon (the cursive “e” in the computer screen) on the far left hand side of this screen. We encourage customers to make their payments on time or make payment arrangements if they are facing financial hardships by calling City Hall at 913.893.6231.
City Hall reopened to the public on May 11. The City has installed some safeguards to protect employees and residents. New plexiglass was installed across the front customer service desk and a “path” has been added to the front lobby to allow all customers to stay six feet apart while waiting in line. Staff is regularly sanitizing all public spaces.
Edgerton Municipal Court has resumed hearing cases in person. All defendants who need to pay court fees and fines using a credit card can continue to pay over the phone or drop off a check in the drop box outside City Hall. Court is held on the fourth Tuesday of every month.
The deadline for pet licensing has been extended until July 1. The City has rescheduled the annual low-cost animal vaccine clinic for June 27. The clinic will be held at Martin Creek Park from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. You MUST book an appointment by clicking here OR by calling City Hall at 913.893.6231.
City Council and Planning Commission meetings continue as scheduled. Public seating will be spaced out to observe social distancing. We ask that anyone who is sick to please stay home. You can email comments to Mayor Donald Roberts at email@example.com or to your City Council members or for Planning Commission to Planning and Zoning Coordinator Chris Clinton.
Please watch for any changes to City Council and Planning Commission schedules. You can also sign up to receive agendas and packets by clicking here.
Parks and Recreation
City Playgrounds have reopened for play. The City encourages families to play safely and wash hands or use hand sanitizer after using any equipment. Use of the playgrounds is at your own risk.
If you need help with paying bills, or with some basic items and meals, there are options available.
The Southwest Johnson County Multi-Service Center has programs available to assist individuals and families in need with their utility payments. They provide food, utility assistance, medical services/supplies (limited) and various other resources for low-income residents of Edgerton and other surrounding communities. To find out if you qualify, please call (913) 715-6653.
The Edgerton Community Food Pantry is open on the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The pantry is located across the street from the Edgerton United Methodist Church at 4th and Hulett. It is available to any resident in the USD 231 school district.
USD 231 Nutrition Services is offering free meals to any child up to age 18. See more details here.
More people are seeking mental health services during the pandemic. Johnson County Mental Health offers a 24/7 crisis line (913-268-0156), and is providing phone and curbside options for medication refills and providing psychosocial groups by Zoom.
Community members who are not in crisis, but still experiencing mental health concerns are invited to call 913-826-4200 to set up an initial conversation regarding needs and services. You should also check out these resources: