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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, October 29, 2003 - 6:35 PM

Meeting Information: 
  • Convene
  • Pledge of Allegiance

 (1) (a) Consider approval of  Commission Orders

 (2) Discussion of septic system requirements in the UGA

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

 (4) Adjourn

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

Johnson called meeting to order at 6:40 P.M. on Wednesday, October 29, 2003, with all members present. Also present was Max Phillips, Lawrence High School representative. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Johnson introduced and welcomed Casandra Woosley, a student from Eudora High School, who was present for observation for her Government Civic Duties class.

There were no consent items.

PLANNING 10-29-03
The Board discussed septic system requirements in the Urban Growth Area. Richard Ziesenis, Director of Environmental Health for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, conducted a presentation regarding minimum lot sizes for septic systems. Linda Finger, Director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Department, was also present for the discussion. Jones suggested a concept that would give landowners more freedom to build more homes on their land, provided the new homes would be arranged so that city sewers, streets and more homes could be added in the future. The Board directed Finger and Ziesenis to come up with regulatory options for accomplishing this goal without threatening public health. No action was taken.

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

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Bob Johnson, Chairman                         Jere McElhaney, Member


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Patty Jaimes, County Clerk                    Charles Jones, Member