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No jury trials on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 new

There are no jury trials on Wednesday, November 13th. All ...

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST (Job ID: 19-055) new

Deadline to Apply: 22 Nov 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

2020 BUDGET HEARINGS
9:30 a.m.  Lawrence Douglas County Fire and Medical
10:30 a.m.  Criminal Justice System
11:15 a.m. Infrastructure (Public Works, Zoning and Codes)
12:00 p.m.  District Court

Douglas County has opened two woody debris disposal sites for those who are clearing tree and brush storm debris. These sites will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, June 9, to residents and contractors helping residents. The sites are located:

  • Southeast corner of 31st Street and Haskell Avenue in Lawrence.
  • Northeast corner of N1250 Road/E1600 Road (O'Connell Road).

Only woody debris (trees and brush) will be accepted at these sites. For all other storm debris, follow these guidelines:

3:00-5:00 p.m. - Joint City, County and School District Quarterly meeting. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendance.

Douglas County is seeking proposals from contractors for the removal of disaster generated construction and demolition (C&D) debris from public lands, easements, and rights-of-way, the reduction of woody debris by grinding at one Debris Management Site, and the hauling off of the woody debris mulch generated by grinding from the same Debris Management Site. Removal of private property disaster debris moved to within reach of public rights-of-way is included.

General information about volunteering at Youth Services.

Amy Roust, Douglas County Senior GIS Analyst, has received first place in the 2019 GIS Certification Institute Map Contest for her entry titled, “Risk Assessment for Alien Abduction.” It’s a statistical analysis on the probability of being abducted by aliens based on sightings around the world.

Douglas County GIS Coordinator Bryce Hirschman described the contest as fiercely competitive. “All of the exhibits are very well done,” he said.

Douglas County Newsletter June 2019

Jasmin Moore describes sustainability as “living today like you really believe that there’s going to be a tomorrow.” The definition was developed by a youth group she worked with in Central Arkansas. She likes it because it’s relatable.

“It’s easy for kids to digest and understand that if they throw their can on the ground, it probably will be there tomorrow and the next day and 10 years from now, unless somebody picks it up and places it in the recycling bin,” she said.

 

Judge Paula B. Martin’s Retirement Reception, June 14, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the Douglas County Commission Room at the Old Courthouse. Two or more Commissioners may be in attendance.

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