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Emergency Communications Officer (Job ID: 19-002) new

Deadline to Apply: 30 Apr 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

Register today for the Community Emergency Response Team Weekend Course on April 12th-14th!

Join us for a weekend of hands-on training and instruction to give you the skills and confidence to help yourself, your family and community during and after emergencies.

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Criminal Justice Coordinating Council to host public presentation about Law Enforcement Contact Study. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendance.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019
4:00 p.m.

-Consider approval of the minutes for January 9, 2019.

CONSENT AGENDA
(1) (a)  Consider approval of Commission Orders;
(b)  Notice of intent to solicit bids for CIP Project No. 2019-70, Bridge Deck patching and overlay (Keith Browning); and
 (c) Notice of intent to solicit vides for CIP Project No. 2018-52 repainting steel bridge superstructure. (Keith Browning)

The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council is hosting an information session about the 2019 Natural & Cultural Grant Program. It is for those interested in the conservation of local landmarks and natural areas within Douglas County. The session will be 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., in Meeting Room B.

Douglas County Government’s general and satellite offices will be closed Monday, Jan 21, 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 785-832-7509.

The Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will host a public presentation about the Law Enforcement Contact Study at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in Flory Meeting Hall at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. The presentation is free and open to anyone.

More info: http://bit.ly/2DfdMJR

The Douglas County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) will host a public presentation about the Law Enforcement Contact Study at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in Flory Meeting Hall at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2120 Harper St. The presentation is free and open to anyone.

*Public comment will be received for each item as it is discussed.

At 4 p.m., there will be:

-Election of Commission Officers
-Proclamation declaring January 2019 as “Human Trafficking Awareness Month” (Kristen Tebow)

Douglas County has unveiled a new look for the home page of its website: douglascountyks.org.

The center of the home page features the county’s latest news, quick links, popular services, and events and meetings.

Randy Ellis, webmaster, said the goal was to create a home page that's easier to navigate and find information. “We are always working to improve the website and keep information as up-to-date as possible,” Ellis said.

Amazon’s Alexa is officially on the job in the Register of Deeds office, which is located on the third floor of the County Courthouse!

She is available to the public and can answer 50 custom questions about operations in the Register of Deeds office.  Alexa will reference statutes, resolutions, and even the county website as she answers questions. She knows recording fees for documents from 1 to 30 pages in length. The Register of Deeds office began using Alexa on Dec. 28.

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