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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, May 15, 2002 - 6:35 PM

Meeting Information: 


Meeting Location: 
County Courthouse
Street Address: 
1100 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
Meeting Minutes: 

Chairman McElhaney called the meeting to order at 6:36 P.M., on Wednesday, May 15, 2002. All members were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


McElhaney read a Proclamation proclaiming the week of May 12-18, 2002, as "Police Week," and May 15, 2002, as "Peace Officers' Memorial Day." Sheriff Rick Trapp made a brief presentation. Johnson made a motion to adopt the Proclamation as read; Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


Johnson made a motion to approve the following Consent Agenda:

  • Approve Home Rule Resolution No. HR-02-5-2 relating to the Grant Elementary School "Four Decades Celebration" Fireworks Display in the Unincorporated Territory of Douglas County, Kansas.

Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


The Board accepted public comment regarding the alignment of Highway 59. The following individuals made brief comments regarding their alignment preference:

  • Bob Wandel

  • Newton McLuggage

  • Ken Lassman

  • Arno F. Knapper

  • Kim Banning-Bohmann

  • Karen Parsons

  • Patricia Brady

  • Larry Kipp

  • Judy Eddy

  • Jay Smith

  • James Nicholson

  • Kay Hartzell

  • Michael Almon

  • Marylee Brochman

  • Bill Mitchell

  • Charlene Coates

  • Jennifer Coates

  • Lois Eversmeyer

  • Jerry Sipe

  • Louie McElhaney

The Board thanked the members of the public for their comments, particularly commending the civil way in which their views were presented. McElhaney then closed the public hearing. It was the consensus of the Board to take formal action on the Board's position on Monday, May 20, 2002.


Jones moved approval of accounts payable in the amount of $172,139.32 to be paid 5/13/02; $423,126.83 to be paid 5/20/02; and accounts payable manual checks in the amount of $2,610.31. Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

McElhaney made a motion for adjournment. Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

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Jere McElhaney, Chairman Bob Johnson, Member


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Patty Jaimes, County Clerk Charles Jones, Member