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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, September 25, 2002 - 6:35 PM

Meeting Information: 

  • Convene

  • Pledge of Allegiance

(a) Consider approval of Commission Orders
(b) Consider approval of request from City of Eudora to close Main Street (County Route 1061) from 7th Street to 10th Street on October 5 from 7 A.M. to 7 P.M. for Octoberfest
 (2) Discuss activities for Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day (October 10) (Keith Browning/Traffic Safety Advisory Committee)

 (3) Consider approval of Interlocal Agreement with Kansas Department of Transportation, and Baker University with regard to South Lawrence Trafficway. Agreement includes provision for vacation of a portion of 31st Street by County contingent upon construction of trafficway on a 32nd Street alignment.

 (4) Other Business
  (a) Consider approval of Accounts Payable (if necessary)
  (b) Appointments
  (c) Miscellaneous
  (d) Public Comment

 (5) Adjourn

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

Chairman McElhaney called the meeting to order at 6:37 P.M. on Wednesday, September 25, 2002. All members were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Johnson made a motion to approve the following Consent Agenda:

  • Approve request from the City of Eudora to close Main Street (County Route 1061) from 7th Street to 10th Street on October 5, 2002 from 7:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M. to celebrate the Annual Eudora Fest.

Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

The Board discussed activities for "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day," to be held on October 10, 2002. Keith Browning, Director of Public Works/County Engineer, was present for the discussion. This will be the second annual "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day" across the nation. It has been established to focus national attention on reducing traffic fatalities in the United States. The day is being coordinated by a coalition of more than forty national safety organizations, government organizations, and private companies. Last year the Commission proclaimed October 10, 2001 to be "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day" (PBF) in Douglas County. The Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (TSAC) requests that the Commission sign a similar proclamation this year. In addition, the TSAC would like to place an ad in the newspaper to notify the public of PBF Day. Last year, the Commission funded the cost of two ads placed in the Journal-World at a cost of $482 per ad. This year, the projected cost would be $511 per ad. Browning noted that he thought that one ad would be sufficient. Browning also suggested that a Commissioner do a Public Service Announcement and/or write an op-ed piece for the newspaper. Johnson stated he thought those were good ideas which should be handled by the Chairman. Jones made a motion that the promotional activities around "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day" be approved in an amount not to exceed $600 for advertisements. Motion was seconded by Johnson and carried unanimously.

BYPASS 09-25-02
Mike Rees, Chief Counsel of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) presented an agreement between KDOT, Baker University, and Douglas County, Kansas. This agreement is made in connection with KDOT Project for the construction of Highway K-10 east from the completed work at Highway K-10 and Highway 59 to a connection with Highway K-10 east of the City of Lawrence. A transcript -- based on audio recording of testimony and discussion,
augmented by recollection of some inaudible comments -- is on file in the
office of the County Administrator. A motion was made by Johnson to approve the Interlocal Agreement with the Kansas Department of Transportation and Baker University with regard to the South Lawrence Trafficway, which agreement includes provision for vacation of 31st Street by Douglas County, contingent upon the construction of the trafficway on the 32nd Street alignment. Motion was seconded by McElhaney and carried 2-1. Commissioner Jones opposed.

Johnson moved for adjournment; Jones 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