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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, August 20, 2003 - 6:35 PM

Meeting Information: 


  • Convene

  • Pledge of Allegiance

CONSENT AGENDA
 (1) (a) Consider approval of  Commission Orders


REGULAR AGENDA
 (2) Discussion of improvements to Eudora Township Road in the Hesper vicinity (N 1100 Road, E 2300 Road, N 1137 Road)


 (3) Consider approval of three (3) Out-District College Tuition Statements in the amount of $28,272 (Debbie Sparkes)


 (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: 

Johnson called meeting to order at 6:35 P.M. on Wednesday, August 20, 2003, with all members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.


CONSENT AGENDA 08-20-03
Jones made a motion to approve the following Consent Agenda:



  • Consider approval of Commission Order No. 5158.  Order is on file in the office of the County Clerk.

McElhaney seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


PUBLIC WORKS 08-20-03
The Board discussed improvements to Eudora Township roads near Hesper (N 1100 Road, E 2300 Road, & N 1137 Road). Members of the property owners group are willing to pay for the cost of improvements of the 2.4-2.5 miles of road.  Keith Browning, Director of Public Works/County Engineer, presented the Board with several options that would meet with his approval for the improvements.  After discussion of the different options was completed, it was the consensus of the Board to pay for the legal costs of establishing a "Benefit District" to help pay for the road improvements and annual maintenance. The Board also directed Craig Weinaug, County Administrator, Evan Ice, County Counselor, Keith Browning, Eugene Westerhouse, Eudora Township Trustee and a select few members of the property owners group to meet and discuss which option they prefer.


OUT-DISTRICT COLLEGE TUITION STATEMENTS 08-20-03
Jones moved approval of payments of three (3) Out-District College Tuition Statements in the amount of $28,272.  Johnson seconded and the motion carried with McElhaney opposed.


RESOLUTIONS & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 08-20-03
Jones made a motion to approve Resolution No. 03-21 providing for the imposition of restrictions on certain outdoor burning practices in the unincorporated area of Douglas County indefinitely which may be rescinded by the Chair. Johnson indicated he would not rescind the ban without Paula Phillips, Director of Emergency Management, and the fire chiefs being involved in the decision. McElhaney seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


MISCELLANEOUS 08-20-03
McElhaney discussed concerns about fire protection in Marion Township. Jones made a motion that the County Administrator be directed to ask the County Counselor to prepare a legal analysis of the options available to the Board to address this situation. Motion was seconded by McElhaney and carried unanimously.


APPOINTMENTS 08-20-03
Johnson made a motion to appoint Jason Edmonds to the Economic Development Board to fill the unexpired term of Bob Walters. Motion was seconded by Jones and carried unanimously. It should be noted that this is a joint nomination by the Chair of the County Commission and the Mayor of the City of Lawrence.


MISCELLANEOUS 08-20-03
Scout Troop #59 attended the Commission meeting to earn their Communication and Citizenship merit badges.  All introduced themselves to the Board.


Jones moved for adjournment.  McElhaney seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


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Bob Johnson, Chairman                          Jere McElhaney, Member


ATTEST:


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Patty Jaimes, County Clerk                    Charles Jones, Member