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
The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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.
Two and a half years ago, Anna Witt, 29, was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Correctional Facility. She describes that moment as the darkest point in her life, but also as the turning point. “When I was arrested that was the beginning of my life for me, and I’m so blessed that it happened.”
Due to the recent rain and wet conditions, Douglas County Public Works has temporarily reopened Route 458 to traffic from East 1900 Road to East 2000 Road. Barricades have been removed and traffic can proceed through the project. Detour and road closed signs will be removed or covered on Monday, May 13.
The Douglas County Public Works Department announces that Route 458 (North 1000 Road) from East 1900 Road to East 2000 Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, April 29, weather permitting, for the resumption of construction project activities.
1:15 p.m. - Behavioral Health Court Graduation, Division II with Judge Pokorny. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendance.