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Jury Trials on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 new

Jurors in groups 3, 4, 6, and 8 need to report on Wednesday, ...

FOOD SERVICE WORKER -- COOK (Job ID: 20-001) new

Deadline to Apply: 29 Jan 2020 @ 5:00 p.m.

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.

The Kansas Sentencing Commission's sentencing guidelines.

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.   


  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.

The ninth annual WorkWell Symposium will be 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Lied Center of Kansas Pavilion, 1600 Stewart Drive, in Lawrence.

The keynote speaker will be Laura Putnam, author of “Workplace Wellness That Works” and CEO of Motion Infusion. She is the recipient of the American Heart Association's "2020 Impact" award as well as the National Wellness Institute’s “Circle of Leadership” award, and has inspired companies from Apple to Fitbit to invigorate their workplaces.

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