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Jury Trial on Monday, July 22nd, 2019 new

Attention Douglas County District Court Jurors for the 7/22 ...

Douglas County Commissioners set the 2020 county budget for publication during their July 17 meeting.

They recommended a .379 mill levy increase, which raises the mill levy from 46.015 to 46.394. The owner of a $185,000 home will pay the county about $8 more in property taxes.

The 2020 budget includes additional funding for:


Public comment will be taken for each regular agenda item as each item is discussed.  Individuals will be limited to one comment per agenda item. Individuals are asked to come to the microphone, sign in, and state their name.  Speakers are asked to sign in so that the spelling of names is correct in the minutes of the meeting. Speakers should address all comments/questions to the Commission.


Douglas County Public Works plans to close Route 1061 (E 2200 Road) to through traffic between Route 458 (N 1000 Road) and K-10 Highway beginning Monday, July 29, for a large culvert replacement project. The culvert is located 0.38 miles north of N 1100 Road.  The Route 1061 closure date is contingent upon construction on Route 458 from E 1900 Road to E 2000 Road being completed and opened to traffic. Route 1061 will not be closed until Route 458 is opened to traffic.

Douglas County Conservation District is hosting a meeting, “After the Rain: Stormwater Management,” where residents can learn about programs and services that are offered by state and federal government. A representative from Douglas County Public Works will talk about stormwater management.

The meeting will be 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Douglas County Public Works, 3755 E. 25th Street.

Speakers will be:

The community is invited to an open house to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine Street, which houses Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association and Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. It also serves as a community meeting space.

The open house will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the second floor meeting rooms. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. and include:

Douglas County Newsletter July 2019

See it all at the Douglas County Free Fair where everyone comes for good old-fashioned fun! It’s a great event for all ages in Lawrence, Kansas. The fair includes exhibits, live music performances and a demolition derby.

For the full schedule of events, visit:

Clint Flory was born and raised in Douglas County and was active in 4-H, like his father and grandfather. That meant he spent a lot of time at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in east Lawrence, where he attended 4-H meetings, competitions and the county fair.

He also met his wife, Josie, at the fairgrounds, and now their children – ages 11, 13 and 14 – are active in 4-H as well. “We’ve all grown up here,” he said.

Douglas County Emergency Management staff has compiled the following Q&A information to help those who are recovering from the May 28 tornado, and for those who want to provide assistance.

Q: How can I get assistance?

A: If you were impacted by the tornado and need any type of assistance (debris removal, financial, emotional) or have questions, please call 2-1-1.

I.    Action Item: Administrative Items 
    A. Determine quorum of members, agenda approval 
    B. Approval of June meeting minutes 
    C. Budget overview and requests 
        i. Review and discuss Fall Community Food Policy Forum proposal 
II.    Public Comment 
III.    Action Item: Farmers Market Permanent Location Priority 
    A. Resolution for National Farmers Market Week (August 6 City, August 7 County) 
    B. Next steps for showing KU Architecture designs at market 
IV.    Staff Report 
V.    Future Agenda Items 

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