County Government

Douglas County Commission to consider Kanwaka Township request for rezoning

The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday will consider a rezoning request that Kanwaka Township is seeking in order to expand a building on its township yard. The request is to rezone the 2.5 acres that the township owns northwest of the North 1700 Road and East 550 Road intersection from ...

More than 2,000 injection wells improperly permitted in Kansas

There are 60 saltwater injection wells — the type of well that creates earthquake concerns for some — located in Douglas County that didn't go through the state's proper permitting processBut that's just a small slice of the issue. The permitting problems that were first discovered in ...

Douglas County Commission approves switching to new 911 system

The Douglas County Commission approved Wednesday a request from the county emergency dispatch director that the county switch to the Mid-America Regional Council 911 system.Randy Roberts, county emergency communications director, recommended the county switch from its current stand-alone 911 ...

Douglas County dispatch center wants to switch to new 911 system

The director of the county emergency dispatch center will request on Wednesday that the Douglas County Commission approve switching to a new 911 service provider. In a memo to commissioners, Randy Roberts, county emergency communications director, recommends that the county switch from the ...

Douglas County agencies to reassemble study group on substance abuse

Multiple Douglas County agencies are planning to reassemble a study group on substance abuse in response to widespread opioid, methamphetamine and alcohol problems, a nonprofit official told county leaders Wednesday.Sandra Dixon, DCCCA director of behavioral health services, said the study ...

A look at what is included in the proposed Douglas County Jail expansion

Most everybody who has paid attention to the heated campaign for a new, countywide, half-cent sales tax knows this about the Douglas County Jail: The county says it will cost $44 million to expand it. But what would actually be inside the expanded Douglas County Jail? As ballots start to arrive ...

Douglas County Commission to discuss Lone Star Lake zoning and codes issues

The Douglas County Commission at its meeting Wednesday will hear updates on several property issues at Lone Star Lake and the efforts to resolve them.Concerns involve the condition of private docks and accessory buildings at the lake, Assistant County Administrator Sarah Plinsky said.“The ...

Americans for Prosperity campaigning against sales tax in Douglas County referendum

A group the billionaire Koch brothers support is actively campaigning in Douglas County against passage of the proposed countywide sales tax issue. A door hanger, which states it is a paid advertisement of Americans for Prosperity, was shared with the Journal-World after it was left last week ...