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Douglas County approves 10-year, reduced tax incentive for apartment development

The Douglas County Commission stayed in step with other local governments on Wednesday evening when it approved a reduced tax incentive for a proposed $75 million mixed-use apartment complex on Indiana Street.

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Douglas County commissioners to work on spending, taxes as they consider 3.86 mill increase

Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday will consider a proposed budget that includes a property tax increase of 3.86 mills. Commissioners Mike Gaughan, Nancy Thellman and Jim Flory will go through the county's budget and approve spending priorities and a tax rate that will be set for a final vote in August. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. in the County Courthouse.

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Douglas County Clerk's Office to help residents secure birth certificates needed for voter registration

Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew on Wednesday announced an effort to cure what he says is an inequity in the state law that requires people who are registering to vote to provide a birth certificate to prove U.S. citizenship.

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Douglas County plans public hearing on changes to 2015 budget

Douglas County Administrator Craig Weinaug said Tuesday that the commission would hold the rescheduled meeting at 8:30 a.m. July 15 at the County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St. The commission will recommend changes to the preliminary budget, which will not be finalized until August.

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Douglas County administrator recommeds biggest mill levy increase of his career for 2015 budget

Craig Weinaug is currently helping craft his 23rd county budget and never before in his career as Douglas County administrator has a budget proposed a higher increase in property taxes than this latest one, he said Monday.

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Appeals court considering case of Baldwin City mom who hosted teen drinking party

Story: Link Italics Bold Bulleted list Numbered list Block quote Heading Create inline: A Baldwin City mom admitted in court documents to letting her teenage daughter and underage friends party at her home one night last summer as she drank along with them. Yet Sherry Haskell was not found guilty of unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcohol.

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Agritourism back on Douglas County Commission agenda

The Douglas County Commission will again talk agritourism regulation at its meeting Wednesday. Two weeks after receiving recommendations from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, commissioners may vote to adopt new regulations, County Administrator Craig Weinaug said.

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County inches closer to agritourism solution

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners took a step closer to solving its agritrourism regulations snafu Wednesday when it received recommendations from the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission.

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Douglas County commissioners to be brief on heritage grant program

Cultural and natural conservation grants to be awarded in May

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Douglas County treasurer says commercial vehicles will have to register elsewhere

New law, new state computer system behind snafu

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County puts brakes on wind farms

Potential developer reportedly seeking easements for windmills in southern Douglas County.

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County to hear flood insurance update

County commission to meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday

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Historic Douglas County Courthouse may have to adapt to new gun law

Douglas County officials may have to sacrifice some of the historic character of Lawrence's century-old county courthouse to comply with the state's new concealed carry gun law.

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County OKs bonds for Baldwin City broadband despite concerns from competitor

Douglas County commissioners gave their blessing today to Baldwin City's plans to issue $5 million in industrial revenue bonds to finance construction of a fiber-optic broadband network in the community.

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County commission sends agritourism issue back to planning commission

Move comes in wake of pumpkin patch application for southeast Douglas County

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County commission to consider agritourism moratorium

Proposed moratorium stemmed from southeast Douglas County pumpkin patch

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Flory seeks moratorium on some agritourism permits

Douglas County commissioners looking to review measure adopted in January

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County asked to fund children's services after change in state policy

Within in the county's 2014 budget is $44,102 in new funding for The Shelter Inc., an agency that provides services to juvenile offenders and children in need of care.

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County budget reflects added cost of voter ID laws

Measure expected to cost county $32,500 next year

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Douglas County commissioner agree to publish 2014 budget with $64.6 million in spending

Hearing on budget set for July 31

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Douglas County commissioners to start crafting 2014 budget

County learns of surprising 1-percent increase in overall valuation as process starts

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