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No Jury Trial on Monday, October 18th new

There are no jury trials on Monday, October 21st. All jurors ...

Custodial Worker II—Evenings (Job ID: 19-052) new

Deadline to Apply: 29 Nov 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

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.

Douglas County Emergency Management is seeking feedback on the Kansas Homeland Security Region K Hazard Mitigation Plan, which covers nine Kansas counties, including Douglas, and two tribes.

Douglas County Conservation District is hosting a meeting, “After the Rain: Stormwater Management,” where residents can learn about programs and services that are offered by state and federal government. A representative from Douglas County Public Works will talk about stormwater management.

The meeting will be 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Douglas County Public Works, 3755 E. 25th Street.

Speakers will be:

The community is invited to an open house to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine Street, which houses Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center, Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association and Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department. It also serves as a community meeting space.

The open house will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the second floor meeting rooms. The program will begin at 4:30 p.m. and include:

Douglas County Newsletter July 2019

See it all at the Douglas County Free Fair where everyone comes for good old-fashioned fun! It’s a great event for all ages in Lawrence, Kansas. The fair includes exhibits, live music performances and a demolition derby.

For the full schedule of events, visit:

I.    Action Item: Administrative Items 
    A. Determine quorum of members, agenda approval 
    B. Approval of June meeting minutes 
    C. Budget overview and requests 
        i. Review and discuss Fall Community Food Policy Forum proposal 
II.    Public Comment 
III.    Action Item: Farmers Market Permanent Location Priority 
    A. Resolution for National Farmers Market Week (August 6 City, August 7 County) 
    B. Next steps for showing KU Architecture designs at market 
IV.    Staff Report 
V.    Future Agenda Items 

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