Mom's Demand Action Open House (Two or more Commissioners may attend)
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:
The Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will host a public presentation about the Law Enforcement Contact Study from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vermont St.
County Launches Recycling Drop-off Program
This week, Douglas County is launching a pilot project for drop-off recycling bins in the unincorporated areas of the County. Four pilot locations in the unincorporated area are:
The County Commission meeting has been cancelled for August 7, 2019.
Douglas County 4-H Fair
9:30 a.m. - Pie Judging. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendance.
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 Public Works anticipates opening Route 458 (N 1000 Road) from E 1900 Road to E 2000 Road to unrestricted traffic beginning mid-morning Saturday, July 27.
Work on the project is substantially complete. Seeding and incidental work will be completed after the road is opened to traffic. Traffic will be carried through these work areas. Short-term lane closures may be required during final work activities.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, KANSAS
ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION: 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. We ask that you sign in so that we can get the spelling of your name correct in the minutes of the meeting. Speakers should address all comments/questions to the Commission.