Archive for Sunday, September 18, 2005

Lecompton project may get exemption

Douglas County Commission agenda highlights ¢ 8:30 p.m. Monday ¢ County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. ¢ Sunflower Broadband Channel 25 ¢ Meeting documents online at

September 18, 2005


Bottom line

Commissioners will consider waiving the county's purchasing policy requirements to hire Topeka-based Finney & Turnipseed to provide engineering services for the Lecompton Bridge project.


Douglas and Jefferson county commissioners intend to replace the roadway of the Lecompton Bridge over the Kansas River in what could be a $4 million project.

Finney & Turnipseed designed the existing Lecompton Bridge, which was constructed in 1970, and have conducted other inspections on the bridge, according to Keith Browning, county public works director and county engineer.

Construction plans for the project are to be completed in 2006 with construction scheduled to begin in 2007.

Other business

Consent agenda

¢ Consider approval of commission orders

¢ Consider approval of a resolution involving reimbursement of employees for the use of their personal vehicles for county business.

¢ Consider approval of the Douglas County Mitigation Plan.

Regular agenda

¢ Consider a request to rezone about 10 acres of land to suburban residential from agriculture. The land is located at 771 U.S. Highway 40. This item was deferred from a meeting last week.

¢ Discuss a possible resolution prohibiting landowners from keeping dogs on property not occupied by the dog owners.

¢ Consider a request for an entrance onto Route 1-E at Lone State Lake Park.

¢ Discuss the county's purchasing policy

¢ Hold an executive session to consult with an attorney on legal issues.


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