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Commission Board Meeting on Wed, April 28, 2004 - 6:35 PM

Meeting Information: 


      -Pledge of Allegiance



      (1)    (a)   Consider approval of  Commission Orders



      (2)    Receive report from ECO2  Committee (Jim Roberts)


      (3)    Consider approval of attachment of one parcel of land to rural water district #4.


      (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: 

Jones called the meeting to order at 6:46 P.M. on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 with all members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Johnson moved approval of the following Consent Agenda:

  • Approve Commissioners Order No. 5237. Order is on file in the office of the County Clerk; and
  • Note receipt of fee reports for the month of March 2004.

Jones seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

Jim Roberts, Chair of the ECO2 Committee, presented a progress report of the committee. Roberts also introduced the committee members and requested short-term funding in the amount of $6,000 as part of a $16,800 budget for next year's operations of the ECO2 Committee. This funding would assist with the administrative assistance needed to see the ECO2 plan to completion and to develop a long-term funding source for a full-scale implementation of the ECO2 vision.

Johnson stated he was impressed with the work product.

McElhaney noted his appreciation of the good efforts and organization. McElhaney then noted concern about generating fear of starting a taxation process.

Jones stated he appreciated his feelings but sees this as the next generation of Douglas County Development Inc. Jones then thanked the committee members and stated he believe the request for the $6000 should come from the Economic Development Board. No action was taken.

RURAL WATER 04-28-04
The Board noted receipt of a Petition for Approval of Attachment of Lands to Rural Water District No. 4, Douglas County, Kansas, from Jill L. and Daniel S. Dickerson. The Dickersons were present for the discussion. Jill Dickerson explained that they moved to Eudora in 2002. When they began building their home, they asked that their property be attached to Rural Water District No. 4 (RWD #4). They are currently hauling water and are concerned about long-term health consequences. Dickerson also explained that residents surrounding their property are receiving water from RWD #4 and the water line stops twenty feet (20') from their east property line and one hundred fifty feet (150') from the house. RWD #4 has had an easement on this property since 1974. The Dickinsons assumed that since there was an easement on their property, they would be able to get water. They attempted to drill a well, but did not find water.

Jones explained that the boundaries of RWD #4 were recently adjusted and questioned whether there would be other petitions requesting attachment. It was the consensus of the Board that Johnson meet with Scott Schultz, District Administrator of RWD #4, to determine whether other individuals might request attachment, and request that they all be dealt with at one time in order to avoid dealing with several individual petitions. No action was taken.

Jones moved approval of accounts payable manual checks in the amount of $12,109.85; motion was seconded by Johnson and carried unanimously.

Jones moved for adjournment; Johnson seconded and the motion carried unanimously.


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Charles Jones, Chairman   Bob Johnson, Member


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Patty Jaimes, County Clerk  Jere McElhaney, Member