Douglas County commissioners will take another look at plans for recruiting retirees to live in the area when the commission meets this afternoon.
In May, a joint city-county task force issued a report that called for creating a new position, either within county government or the city of Lawrence, that would be responsible for coordinating efforts to market the Lawrence-Douglas County community as an attractive place for retirees to live. The report also called for developing and funding a marketing campaign aimed at seniors and establishing an advisory board to study senior issues and develop ways to enhance Lawrence’s reputation as a retirement community.
But some officials now want to revisit the idea of creating a new position and establishing a new board.
County Administrator Craig Weinaug said the commission will consider an alternative proposal to assign those jobs to Douglas County Senior Services Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services to area seniors.
In other business, the commission will:
• Consider technical amendments to a recently adopted resolution on towing.
• Consider approval of an amended Emergency Communications Radio Project in the amount of $70,000.
• Consider appointments to various boards and commissions.
The commission meets at 4 p.m. today in the County Commission chambers of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts.