Archive for Sunday, August 15, 2010

25 years ago: County residents owe more taxes

August 15, 2010


About 22 East Lawrence property owners were in the process of requesting that the city “upzone” about 60 lots scattered over the area. A former city commission had initiated a comprehensive “downzoning” in 1983, changing the lots from multi-family, commercial and industrial to single-family residential. Opponents of the upzoning were concerned about the character of the neighborhood changing and creating a “patchwork” of zoning in East Lawrence.

Property owners in Douglas County owed about $881,000 in back taxes, which was about five percent more than the previous year’s delinquent taxes. “It looks to me like a lot of people have just forgotten about paying taxes,” said the county treasurer.

At the halfway mark, August 1985 was shaping up to be a rather wet month. As of August 15, rainfall for the month was already surpassing the average monthly rainfall.


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