Archive for Tuesday, November 10, 1998

COUNTY TO NEGOTIATE FOR MONITORING UNITS

November 10, 1998

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Douglas County commissioners voted 3-0 to allow Douglas County Youth Services and Community Corrections to negotiate with Electronic Monitoring Systems for equipment based on 50 house arrest units used annually.

The departments would lease the equipment.

Four companies bid for supplying the county with Electronic Monitoring Service coming in at $61,710. Two other bids were lower, but youth services and community corrections officials said the Electronic Monitoring Service equipment offered more.

The company's "ability to provide direct access to monitoring data via the Internet, to monitor multiple offenders on one home unit and a partnership with MCI Telecommunications were particularly significant in the committee's selection."

The commission will consider the final contract once negotiations are complete.

Plat approved

for Beaver Creek estates

The final plat for a new residential development in rural Douglas County gained unanimous approval Monday from county commissioners.

Beaver Creek Estates is a nine-lot development on about 50 acres on the east side of East 850 Road about a mile north of North 1850 Road.

Lawrence-Douglas County planning staff recommended seven conditions, including that the development's roads be approved by the public works director.

In June, developer J. Stewart of The Peridian Group visited with Commissioner Dean Nieder at Stewart's Oak Ridge Estates and said he built the public roads there to county standard but didn't think they would work for Beaver Creek because of its wooded landscape.

He guided county officials on the narrow, tree-lined road serving his own home and said that's what people who move to the country want, not highway-like roads.

The condition for the final plat requires development of a general design and road standard by Stewart's engineer with the written approval of Public Works Director Keith Browning.

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