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Douglas County Government’s general and satellite offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Dispatch Center and Criminal Justice Services will be operating. If you have an emergency, please call 911. If you have a non-emergency, call 785-843–0250.

November 12th, 2019

11:00am – 12:30pm

Meeting at Douglas County Fairgrounds, Flory Building

1. Review and approve CJCC meeting minutes from September 10, 2019 – Pam Weigand

2. Stepping Up Initiative CSG Justice Center Technical Assistance
– Risë Haneberg and Kati Habert
 The Stepping Up Initiative work group will join the discussion

3. Discussion on CSG recommendations – Mike Brouwer

4. Updates – Mike Brouwer
a. Law Enforcement Contact Study
b. Data Analyst position

Douglas County and the City of Lawrence are hosting an informational meeting about the 2020 Census from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the auditorium of Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. The meeting is open to the public.

Local Census experts will share information about the 2020 Census, including timing, job opportunities and next steps.

Getting an accurate Census count is important to the State of Kansas and Douglas County. Here's why:

2020 Goal Setting Session, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendance.

Douglas County Public Works was recently awarded a federal grant to help with the cost of constructing an ADA-accessible viewing platform with shelter and an ADA-accessible picnic shelter at Wells Overlook Park, which is a few miles south of Lawrence along N1000 Road.

The Land & Water Conservation Fund grant will reimburse 50 percent of the eligible expenses, up to $44,790, and it is administered by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism. County Commissioners approved the project agreement during their Jan. 15 meeting.

The project includes:

 The County Commission will meet at 4:00 p.m for a Work Session and 5:30 p.m. for the regular Business Meeting.

Douglas County is one of 13 counties selected by the National Association of Counties to participate in a new County Justice Peer Learning Network. As a participant, Douglas County will receive technical assistance to implement solutions to provide support for justice-involved individuals with mental illness using a racial and ethnic disparities framework.

The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council is hosting an information session about its 2020 Natural & Cultural Grant program and the application process at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Baker Wetland Discovery Center, 1365 N 1250 Road.

The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council is hosting a public meeting about the Historic Building Reconnaissance Survey that was recently completed in Marion and Willow Springs townships. The meeting will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 25, at Marion Springs School Building, 316 E. 900 Road, near Baldwin City.

In 2012, the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council (HCC) began a countywide survey of natural, cultural and historic sites and structures by townships.

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