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No Jury trials scheduled for the May 25th to June 5th Service Period new

The service period for the May 25th to June 5th jurors has now ...

Senior PC Specialist (Job ID: 20-015) new

Deadline to Apply: 05 Jun 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

The CJCC meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 through Zoom. Please see Meeting ID below.

Zoom Meeting


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Douglas County is soliciting formal proposals from qualified individuals to complete structural assessments of five or six barns that have been identified as eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

The consultant will check the adequacy, structural integrity and soundness of structures and their components and will prioritize recommended repairs. Completion of the assessments will aid the barn owners in preservation efforts and assist Douglas County in preserving the rural character of the county that reflects its natural and cultural history.

 Meeting Agenda: 

 Douglas County Modifies Public Meeting Procedures through June 17, 2020

The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are hosting a virtual meeting for the public to learn more about the South Lawrence Trafficway Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS).

The virtual open house provides project updates and shares the reasonable alternatives for the South Lawrence Trafficway (SLT) improvements. Participants have the ability to submit questions and comments through an online form that is sent directly to the project team and they respond as needed.

Douglas County Newsletter May 2020

The Douglas County Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Douglas County Courthouse (2nd Floor) at 1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Commissioners have work sessions as needed at 4 p.m. before  their regular meeting.

Link to County Commission Meetings

We encourage you to join our meeting live using Zoom, a web-based communications tool.

Douglas County Government’s offices will be closed Monday, May 25, for Memorial 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

Douglas County buildings are open to the public. The public should wear a face covering when inside buildings and maintain six feet of distance between employees and others in the building. Departments and elected officials may have additional screening tools for clients and visitors, depending on the services provided.

Lone Star Lake campgrounds, restrooms and the swimming beach are open, but camping is restricted to every other campsite in order to limit the number of campers and people using the restrooms. Visitors should practice good hygiene and social distancing.

The Lawrence-Douglas County Sustainability Office planned to publicly launch the “Lawrence and Douglas County Climate Action and Adaptation Plan” this month with a highly-engaged community input process. However, those plans have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health orders.

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