The public is invited to a retirement reception in honor of Douglas County District Court Judge Paula B. Martin. The reception will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 14, in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St., on the second floor in the County Commission meeting room. She has been a judge for he Douglas County District Court for 25 years.
Would you like to volunteer to help with recovery efforts this weekend?
Douglas County Emergency Management and the First United Methodist Church have opened a Volunteer Reception Center at the church, 867 U.S. Highway 40.
The Center will accept volunteers, ages 18 and older, to work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, and 12:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2.
In response to the 2019 Douglas County tornado and flooding, Douglas County Community Foundation (DCCF) has created the Douglas County Disaster Response Fund, which is now active to accept donations. The purpose of this fund now and in the future is for designated incidents of crisis or disaster whether man-made or otherwise for Douglas County.
Contributors to this fund may be individuals, families, corporations and other supporting entities wishing to support community response initiatives following a local situation of broad community impact.
1:30 p.m. - Emergency Management update/press conference on tornado. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendance.
Douglas County Government’s general and satellite offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 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 785-832-7509.
There will be no Douglas County Commission meeting on Wednesday, May 29.
The County Commission meeting for May 29 has been cancelled.
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.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2019
For the first time since she can remember, 23-year-old Shyanne Smith is looking forward to the future. “I never thought that I would be able to live clean and be happy, but I am,” she said.
Unusually severe winter weather conditions and recent wet weather have combined to significantly damage rock-surfaced roads in rural Douglas County. Local rock-surfaced roads that are maintained by the nine townships in Douglas County have been particularly impacted. Township resources are severely strained in trying to repair damaged roads. The Board of County Commissioners requests patience from residents and travelers on township-maintained local roads while the townships work diligently to repair damaged roads.