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Archive for Saturday, January 13, 1990

COUNTY AGAIN TO DISCUSS ZONING

January 13, 1990

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Douglas County commissioners on Monday will reconsider a commercial zoning request for the Rock Chalk Ranch property on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive.

Commissioners voted Dec. 13 to defer consideration of the item until the property is annexed by the city of Lawrence, a decision they thought would take the matter out of the county's hands.

But commissioners later learned that indefinitely deferring the request wasn't an option. County Administrator Chris McKenzie told commissioners that their options were approving or denying the request, or sending it back to the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.

After learning this, commissioners decided to reconsider the rezoning request.

Commissioners are scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. at the Douglas County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts.

In other business, commissioners are scheduled to:

Consider approval of acquisition of right of way for a box culvert replacement project on Douglas County Road 1045, also known as Wellman Road, near the Jefferson County line.

Consider approval of acquisition of right of way for an improvement project on Douglas County Road 1023, north from U.S. Highway 40 three miles.

Review and discuss grant options for Lone Star Lake spillway repairs.

Review and discuss a proposed contract with George Butler & Associates, Lenexa, for final design and bidding services regarding the Lone Star Lake spillway repair project.

Review options for financing the county's share of the cost of improving and widening 31st Street, between Iowa and Kasold, and Sixth Street, between Monterey Way and Wakarusa Drive. Both are joint city-county projects.

Review and discuss a report from Ted McFarlane, the county's director of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Preparedness, on proposed 1990 ambulance service rates. The current rates are $155 for emergency runs and $85 for non-emergency runs. Commissioners will be asked to consider setting a public hearing on the proposed rate increases for ambulance service for 7:40 p.m. Jan. 24.

Review and consider approval of an amendment to the ambulance service's Fiscal Year 1990 budget.

Discuss the county's employee performance evaluation system with County Administrator Chris McKenzie and Pam Madl, county director of personnel and risk management.

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