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Kansas House Bill 2562: Release of Discriminatory Restrictive Covenants

On April 19, 2024, Governor Kelly approved Kansas House Bill 2562, which will take effect on July 1, 2024. This bill authorizes the release of discriminatory restrictive covenants historically included in some land record documents that restricted property occupancy or purchase based on race, religion, and national origin.

While state and federal law already recognize these covenants as unlawful and unenforceable, the new bill provides current property owners, as well as cities and counties, the opportunity to formally release properties from these discriminatory covenants. Homeowners associations are required to remove such restrictive covenants from their governing documents by recording an amendment. The release or amendment supersedes the discriminatory language of the original document.

Property owners can file a Certificate of Release of Prohibited Covenant for their land records. The fee for recording the document is $21 for the first page and $17 for each additional page. Homeowners associations have 60 days from July 1 to amend their declarations or other governing documents to remove unlawful restrictions. These amendments must be recorded in the Register of Deeds office within 10 days of the amendment date.

For more information on how to release a prohibited restrictive covenant, visit the Johnson County Register of Deeds website or contact the office at registerofdeeds@jocogov.org or 913-715-0775.

More information can be found in the links below:

For more information, visit the County’s website.

Beth Breitenstein Appointed as New Strategic Communications Director for the City of Leawood, KS

We are excited to announce that Beth Breitenstein has been appointed as the new Strategic Communications Director for the City of Leawood, KS, beginning Monday, July 15.

Beth brings nearly 20 years of experience in broadcasting, marketing, and strategic communications. Most recently, she served as the Senior Director of Marketing, Communications, and Engagement for Kansas City Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), where she managed brand oversight, marketing, outreach, engagement, graphic design, and media relations. Prior to this, she worked as a public information officer for various departments within the City of Kansas City, MO.

Read the full press release here.

Google Fiber

Description: For additional internet opportunities, Google Fiber is installing new fiber and network facilities in the City of Leawood. Ervin Cable Construction, LLC is contracted to complete the work on behalf of Google Fiber. The work is expected to occur in the City regulated right-of-way along roads and in front yards. If you have questions or concerns regarding Google Fiber work, please use the contact information provided below.

Customer Concerns / Questions: All construction-related concerns and inquiries must be directed to Google Fiber’s 24/7 Construction Line – 1-877-454-6959. This includes matters regarding restoration and repair

What to Expect:

  • Ground Markings: Various colors of paint, flags and other ground markings are required to denote the locations of utilities to minimizing conflicts.
  • In-Ground Box Installation: Small, underground fiber-optic boxes will be installed within the right-of-way of homes and developments.
  • Orange Construction Fencing: Fencing will be installed to denote and secure all open excavations. Removal of the fencing indicates the area has been restored and is secure.
  • Sod Restoration:
    • Sod will be installed for restoration purposes during the defined “sod season” of March 1st to May 15th, and September 1st to November 15th, each year.
    • Temporary measures of restoration consists of the installation of seed and matting, which are installed during “non-sod seasons”. In the event the seed and matting solution does not take, sod will be placed during the following sod season.
  • White Flags: Upon completion of underground construction, white flags are set to denote where newly placed sod needs watering.
    • To ensure a complete watering schedule, these flags need to remain in place until removed by the contractor.
  • Restoration / Property Damage: Google Fiber will repair property damage that was a result of Google Fiber work, as applicable. This includes, but is not limited to irrigation and invisible dog fences.

Internet Service: For information related to internet service, please contact Google Fiber by calling 844-36-FIBER, visiting www.fiber.google.com, or scanning the QR code provided below:

Google Fiber QR Code

Google Fiber FAQ

AT&T Light Gig

Description: AT&T is installing new fiber, to upgrade their network. This should allow for better and faster internet. Some work will be performed in the City regulated right-of-way along roads and in front yards. Most of the work will occur within public utility easements located in residential side yards and along rear property lines. Please note, the City does not regulate these easements. If you have questions or concerns regarding AT&T work, please use the contact information below.

Contractor: Heartland Midwest LLC, 913-397-7613

Customer Concerns: 913-676-1801

Affected Subdivisions & Developments
AT&T Service Map

For more information, or to get notified when AT&T Fiber becomes available, scan the QR code below, or visit www.att.com/fiberfaqs:

Mission Road (133rd to 143rd) Project Website

The City of Leawood is working on improvements to Mission Road from 133rd Street south to just north of 143rd Street. Additional information about the improvements can be found on the project website.

www.missionroadimprovements.com