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A World War I doughboy statue stands outside the Leavenworth County Courthouse.

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County commission agenda: week of April 15

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County commission agenda: week of April 8

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County commission agenda: week of April 1

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County commission agenda: week of March 11

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Commission agenda: week of Feb. 11

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Commission agenda: week of Feb. 4

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County commission agenda: week of Jan. 21

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County officials sworn in for service

After their election in November, Leavenworth County officials officially were sworn into office this morning at the Leavenworth County Courthouse.

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Commission agenda: week of Dec. 17

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Commission agenda: week of Dec. 3

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County commission agenda: week of Nov. 26

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Commission agenda: week of Oct. 22

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Oct. 8

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Sept. 17

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Resurfacing begins at Leavenworth County Courthouse

Parking will be limited at the Leavenworth County Courthouse in Leavenworth for the next month while parking lots are resurfaced.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Aug. 6

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of July 30

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of July 23

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County's 2013 budget will raise levy by one mill

Leavenworth County Commissioners settled Thursday on a 2013 budget that will increase residents’ property taxes by one mill.

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Leavenworth County budget nears completion; Basehor emergency vehicle not included for 2013

Leavenworth County’s 2013 budget approached its final form Tuesday, with the only question likely left for county commissioners to answer being how much funding to allot toward road and bridge maintenance.

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Leavenworth County Commission preparing for final budget cuts

As the Leavenworth County Commission nears decision time on its 2013 budget, a proposal for a new emergency vehicle in Basehor may again end up on the chopping block.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of July 16

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth. During the week of July 16, the commission may meet on additional days as it discusses the county's 2013 budget.

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County commissioners again considering emergency vehicle for Basehor

Leavenworth County Commissioners will decide again this year whether to spend more than $300,000 to add an paramedic vehicle stationed in Basehor that could cut down emergency response times.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of July 9

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St.

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Leavenworth County treasurer candidate cites education

If you’re hiring for a job, you don’t just hire the first person who applies, Thomas Koch says. You choose from as many applicants as possible.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of July 2

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of June 25

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of June 18

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Commissioner suggests long-term projects for Leavenworth County

As the Leavenworth County Commission prepares to examine the county’s 2013 budget, one commissioner is asking his colleagues to set their sights far beyond next year.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of June 11

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Tonganoxie council member, former administrator facing off in Leavenworth County Commission race

The race for the Leavenworth County Commission’s 3rd District seat will pit a former Tonganoxie city administrator against a city council member who voted to remove him from his job.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of June 4

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of May 28

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth. The commission will meet Tuesday, May 29, because Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day.

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Rural Leavenworth County animal-control force unlikely for near future

Different people have different views on whether Leavenworth County provides enough animal-control services for rural residents. But for now, one thing’s for sure: Nothing’s likely to change in the near future.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of May 21

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Wednesday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of May 14

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of May 7

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of April 30

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of April 23

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of April 16

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of April 9

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of April 2

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of March 26

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of March 19

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Severe-weather sirens meant to reach only outdoor areas, Leavenworth County official says

The high-pitched whine of emergency weather sirens rang throughout Leavenworth County March 7, just as it does the first Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of March 12

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: Week of March 5

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County commission OKs shooting range near Tonganoxie

Leavenworth County Commissioners Thursday gave a nod to a proposed Sheriff’s Office shooting range at a rock quarry about a mile west of Tonganoxie.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: Week of Feb. 20

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: Week of Feb. 13

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Feb. 6

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Jan. 30

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Graeber running for re-election; Tonganoxie council member gearing for commission run

Incumbent Clyde Graeber is the only candidate to file so far for either of the Leavenworth County Commission seats that will be up for election in the fall, though a Tonganoxie City Council member has made his intentions known.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Jan. 23

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Jan. 16

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth. This week, the commission will meet Tuesday and Thursday because the county will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday.

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County inviting cities to discuss future of airport project

As Leavenworth County Commissioners decide whether and how to proceed with studies into a possible new airport in the county, they will invite officials from the county's four biggest cities to chip in their two cents.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Jan. 9

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County official Magaha wins state emergency management award

Leavenworth County Emergency Management director Chuck Magaha this fall was given a Life Member award from the Kansas Emergency Management Association.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Dec. 26

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth. The week of Dec. 26, the commission will meet twice on Thursday, as county offices will be closed Monday in observance of Christmas.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Dec. 19

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Dec. 12

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Dec. 5

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Nov. 28

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Nov. 21

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth. This week, because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the commission will meet twice on Monday.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Nov. 14

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Nov. 7

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Oct. 31

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Oct. 24

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Oct. 17

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Oct. 10

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Sept. 26

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. on Monday and Thursday each week in the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Sept. 19

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Sept. 12

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Sept. 5

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Aug. 29

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County finishes emptying of Sewer District 3 lagoons

The lagoons formerly serving Sewer District No. 3 south of Basehor are no more, Leavenworth County public works officials said last week.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Aug. 22

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Population changes forcing Leavenworth County Commissioners to draw new districts

Leavenworth County Commissioners on Monday began to consider how to re-draw the three commission districts to fit a county population moving southward.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Aug. 15

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County commission's proposed 2012 budget would raise mill levy by 2.5

Cuts include animal control service, Basehor EMS vehicle

The Leavenworth County Commission on Thursday settled on a 2012 county budget that would maintain basic services while eschewing any new projects, resulting in a mill levy increase of about 2.5 mills.

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Leavenworth County recasts net for administration

About three months after its first attempt to hire a county administrator ended without success, the Leavenworth County Commission will try again.

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Leavenworth County Commission taking second try at hiring administrator

About three months after its first attempt to hire a county administrator ended without a hire, the Leavenworth County Commission will try again.

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County's tentative budget includes Basehor EMS vehicle, animal control services

The Leavenworth County Commission tentatively agreed Thursday to fund animal control services and a new emergency medical vehicle in Basehor in the county's 2012 budget. Altogether, the commissioners' working budget would increase the county mill levy by about 4.7 mills as it stands now.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of July 18

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of July 11

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of July 4

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth. This week, the commission will meet on Tuesday because of the Independence Day holiday Monday.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of June 27

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of June 20

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of June 13

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Quicker Basehor medical emergency response part of county budget wish lists

Leavenworth County officials are asking for help responding to medical emergencies in and around Basehor and picking up stray animals from rural areas as county commissioners begin work on the county's 2012 budget.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of June 6

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County warning sirens used correctly, official says

When Leavenworth County was threatened by possible tornadoes on Saturday, May 21, some residents complained that outdoor warning sirens were sounded for too long, county officials said, and others said they weren't sounded long or loud enough.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of May 30

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth. This week, it will meet on Tuesday because of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of May 23

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of May 16

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County adding pool of part-time EMS workers

Leavenworth County's emergency medical services staff will get a break that administrators say is much needed after a county commission vote last week. The Leavenworth County Commissioners voted, 3-0, on Thursday to allow the EMS department to create a pool of eight on-call part-time employees to fill in as needed for the department's full-time paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of May 9

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of May 2

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. every Monday and Thursday in the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County holding off on hiring administrator

The Leavenworth County government will prepare its 2012 budget with its county administrator job still vacant after six months.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of April 25

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday in the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County to continue without administrator through summer

The Leavenworth County government will prepare its 2012 budget with its county administrator job still vacant after six months.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of April 4

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of March 28

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of March 20, 2011

Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of March 21.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of March 14

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of March 7, 2011

Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of March 7.

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County commission sets meeting with Sewer District 3

With construction complete on the Sewer District No. 3 sewer line, Leavenworth County commissioners are set to give residents of the district an update on the project and to decide how to decommission the sewage lagoons serving the Glenwood Estates subdivision south of Basehor.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Feb. 14

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. on Monday and Thursday each week at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Home construction down, but not dire, for LVCO

Though home construction continued to fall in Leavenworth County in 2010, county commissioners said Monday it was important to realize the county is still growing — just more slowly.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Feb. 7

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. on Monday and Thursday each week at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Leavenworth County Commission refines administrator job

As Leavenworth County commissioners prepared to begin interviewing candidates for the county administrator position, they voted Thursday to make a small change in the position's job description.

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County offices to close at noon today, stay closed Wednesday

Leavenworth County offices will close at noon today at the order of the county commissioners. Offices will also be closed all day Wednesday.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Jan. 31

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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BOCC not pleased with attendance at Basehor meeting

Despite Leavenworth County Commissioners’ disappointment that no residents showed up at last week’s evening meeting in Basehor, the commission will continue to hold its quarterly evening meetings in the southern part of the county, at least for now.

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County commissioners disappointed at Basehor meeting turnout

No residents attend public comment session

Despite Leavenworth County Commissioners' disappointment that no residents showed up at last week's evening meeting in Basehor, the commission will continue to hold its quarterly evening meetings in the southern part of the county, at least for now.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Jan. 24

Commissioners to begin interviewing administrator candidates Jan. 28

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly every Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Administrator qualities debated

As the Leavenworth County Commission prepared last week to narrow down its pool of more than 60 candidates for the county administrator position, the commissioners tangled over what sorts of qualities to look for in a prospective administrator.

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Commission narrows administrator field to eight

As the Leavenworth County Commission prepared last week to narrow down its pool of more than 60 candidates for the county administrator position, the commissioners tangled over what sorts of qualities to look for in a prospective administrator.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Jan. 17

The Leavenworth County Commission's regular meetings will take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings this week. The commission will not meet on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Jan. 10

New board to convene for first time, meet to review administrator candidates

The new Leavenworth County Commission will convene for the first time on Monday with commissioner-elect Bob Holland, and the commissioners will meet in executive session to begin reviewing county administrator applicants on Thursday.

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Commission to cull list of 60 hopefuls for county administrator

One of the first tasks to tackle for the new Leavenworth County Commission will be the hiring of a new county administrator, and much of the hiring process will take place behind closed doors.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, Dec. 20-24

Leavenworth County commissioners have a light week of work scheduled as the Christmas holiday approaches

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Dec. 6

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly every Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County Commission considers stricter rules for fee waivers

After an upswing in unincorporated Leavenworth County residents asking the county to waive building fees for homes built on agricultural property, the County Commission on Monday tackled the issue of establishing more specific standards for waiving those fees.

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County makes janitorial expense cuts

Leavenworth County will cut back on its janitorial expenses next year, although it will mean some county employees will have to add cleaning and vacuuming to their list of duties.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Nov. 22

The Leavenworth County Commission will meet twice on Monday, Nov. 22, because its regular Thursday meeting is canceled for Thanksgiving.

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County Commission allows Health Department hiring

Because county offices were closed Thursday in honor of Veterans Day, the Leavenworth County Commission did not meet.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Nov. 15

Leavenworth County Commission agenda for week of Nov. 15

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County Administrator job to stay in place

In the end, the Leavenworth County Commission decided to call a spade a spade — or call an administrator an administrator, as the case may be.

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County commission moves toward keeping county administrator job

In the end, it appears the Leavenworth County Commission will call a spade a spade — or call an administrator an administrator, as the case may be.

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County commission ready to discuss administrator job post-election

The Leavenworth County Commission last week again pushed back a decision on what to do about the county government’s top appointed position, this time to allow for the input of the new commissioner-to-be.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Nov. 1

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. every Monday and Thursday morning at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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Commission delays administrator decision again, citing election

It will be until at least late next week, after the election of a new commissioner-to-be, that the Leavenworth County Commission decides what to do about the county's top appointed position.

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No decision yet on administrator post

The future of Leavenworth County’s county administrator job is still up in the air.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Oct. 25

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. every Monday and Thursday in the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County commission may axe administrator job

After Heather Morgan leaves the Leavenworth County government at the end of this week, she may go in the books not only as the county's first administrator, but also as its last one.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Oct. 18

The Leavenworth County Commission meets every Monday and Thursday morning at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St. in Leavenworth.

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County administrator's resignation sparks proposal for ballot question

After the Leavenworth County administrator announced this week that she will resign later this month, county commissioner J.C. Tellefson proposed Thursday that the county place an initiative on the April general election ballot seeking voters' approval of the county administrator position.

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Residents give street upgrades stellar marks

As the Leavenworth County Commission on Monday finalized the financial details of a street improvement project pushed by the residents of two subdivisions southwest of Basehor, two couples made the trip to the county courthouse to show their appreciation.

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Leavenworth County Commission Agenda: Week of Oct. 10

Meetings of the Leavenworth County Commission are in the commission chambers on the third floor of the County Courthouse, 300 Walnut, Leavenworth.

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Residents saddled with more costs for chip-seal road

Residents of two rural subdivisions southwest of Basehor will pay about $10,000 more than original Leavenworth County estimates for street improvements made earlier this month.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Oct. 4

The Leavenworth County Commission meets regularly at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday.

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Stoner, Lo-Mar residents to pay for increased street costs

Residents of two rural subdivisions southwest of Basehor will pay about $10,000 more than original Leavenworth County estimates for street improvements made earlier this month.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Sept. 27

The Leavenworth County Commission meets at 9 a.m. each Monday and Thursday.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda: week of Sept. 20

The Leavenworth County Commission has meetings scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

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Leavenworth County goes forward with digital radio deal

Local fire departments have until Sept. 23 sign on

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Sept. 13

Leavenworth County Commission agenda

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Glenwood Estates sewer project moves ahead

Work is about to start on a controversial sewer line project south of Basehor.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Aug. 30, 2010

Leavenworth County Commission agenda for the week of Aug. 30, 2010

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FAA approves grant for airport site study

Commissioners consider what's next

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FAA approves grant for site study of new Leavenworth County airport

Commissioner reconfirm vow to spend no more money on possible airport without county voter approval

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County sets deadline for particpation in digital radio deal

The Leavenworth County Commission is confronted with a deadline dilemma concerning its pledge to arrange financing for digital radios local fire departments need.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, Aug. 16 through 22

Budget hearing tops commission's week

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Leavenworth County Commission goes ahead with K-7 study

Outflanked and outvoted, Leavenworth County Commissioner J.C. Tellefson has given up on his push to advance an enhanced Kansas Highway 5 plan as the county’s sole project for the 10-year, $8.2 billion Kansas transportation plan.

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Leavenworth County requests K-7 land-use study

Leavenworth County has asked the Mid America Regional Council to do a land use/economic assessment study of the Kansas Highway 7 corridor in the county.

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Codes court funding included in publshed 2011 Leavenworth County budget

Despite its most vocal supporter’s last-minute reconsideration, the Leavenworth County Commission has approved publication of a 2011 budget that would start a county codes court next year.

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Leavenworth County asking cities to support K-5 expressway, bypass for KDOT funding

It is the view of Leavenworth County commissioners that seeking Missouri-side support for an upgrade of the Kansas Highway 92 bridge over the Missouri River is a mission to nowhere.

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Leavenworth County Commission approves Tonganoxie revitalization plan

Commission approves 2nd time around

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Leavenworth County Commission ends solid-waste property assessment

Dedicated mill levy to fund transfer station in 2011

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of July 19

Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of July 19.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of July 12, 2010

Leavenworth County Commission agenda for the week of July 12, 2010

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County commission approves cost-saving reorganizations

With 2011 budget decisions looming, county officials are making changes needed to keep the spending in check.

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Leavenworth BOCC hears 2nd appeal for Conservation

Former agent asks Extension not be cut

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

Week of July 5

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Leavenworth County Commission rescinds bid for EMS HQ

Award to second-lowest bidder adds $20,000 to project cost.

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Leavenworth County commissioner shares reform memos for discussion

A “discussion item” to fundamentally reform Leavenworth County government will apparently go no further than an initial discussion.

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Leavenworth County Commission reconfirms decision on radios

Commissioners say county has done enough

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County commission rejects fire departments' radio request

Leavenworth County commissioners will not make further financial contributions to township fire departments for digital radios.

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Leavenworth County commission won't buy more digital radios for townships

Leavenworth County commissioners will not make further financial contributions to township fire departments for digital radios.

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Leavenworth County BOCC agenda

June 21 through 25

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of June 21, 2010

Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of June 21, 2010.

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Commissioners look for budget room for road projects

Even during a tight budget year, there are places Leavenworth County commissioners aren't willing to cut.

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Leavenworth County Commission takes action to comply with state's new smoking law

Leavenworth County commissioners responded Monday to the new state smoking law by banning smoking on all county property, including the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.

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911 system expenses complicate county’s budget considerations

After day one the Leavenworth County Commission’s 2011 budget hearings, Commissioner J.C. Tellefson figured he was about 1 mill in the red from his and the commission’s commitment to produce a budget with no mill increase. One mill of taxing authority earns the county $569,000.

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County budget discussion continues Tuesday

As the Leavenworth County Commission continued its budget discussions Tuesday, the struggle persisted attempting to squeeze a dollar out of a dime.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

2011 budget hearings start Monday

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Leavenworth BOCC asking outside agencies to share information if they want funding

Outside agencies receiving funding from the Leavenworth County will need to open their books if they want money for the county in the coming year.

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Bluegrass festival leaves Leavenworth County officials frustrated

Leavenworth County officials are expressing frustration that a bluegrass festival was held this past weekend after its special-use permit request was pulled.

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Leavenworth County commissioners ask Tonganoxie to redraw revitalization maps

A revitalization agreement between the city of Tonganoxie and Leavenworth County ran afoul of one Leavenworth County commissioner getting “religion.”

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

May 24 through 27

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Promoter's failure to navigate red tape silences bluegrass

Leavenworth County commissioners agreed this morning a promoter failed to meet the conditions of a special use permit for a weekend bluegrass festival

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Promoter seeks permit for three-day bluegrass festival in southwest Leavenworth County

Event would be Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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Leavenworth County Commission to seek attorney general's opinion on use of register of deeds' fee

County register of deeds gives letter her blessing

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

Week of May 17 through 23

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Clarification sought on use of Register of Deeds' tech fund

The Leavenworth County Commission agreed to wait for additional information before requesting for a Kansas attorney general’s opinion on the possible uses of a fee collected in the Leavenworth County Register of Deeds office.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

Week of May 10 through May 17

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FEMA denies Leavenworth County winter emergency funds, radio grant

Frustrated and bewildered Leavenworth County commissioners agreed they and county staff would continue to press Federal Emergency Management Administration officials in the wake of the agency recently denying a grant and turning down an emergency reimbursement request.

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Tonganoxie, county differ on scope, timing of CR1 study

County commissioners agreed Monday to seek a joint meeting with the Tonganoxie City Council to work out differences about the scope and phasing of a land use study for Leavenworth County Road 1.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

May 3 through 9

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Strategic plan, codes court among Leavenworth County Commissioners' priorities

The only consensus Leavenworth County Commissioners reached at a priorities work session Monday was reconfirmation the 2011 budget should not increase the current mill levy.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

Week of April 26 through May 1

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Transfer station assessment fee hike among proposals presented to Leavenworth County Commission

A sharp raise in the annual fee assessed to county residential lots was among the suggestions presented Monday to Leavenworth County commissioners as a way to bring long-term stability to the county transfer station

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

Week of April 24 through 29

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Commission schedules special public-comment meeting

Meeting April 22 in Tonganoxie

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BOCC debates animal control in rural Leavenworth County

If Leavenworth County is going to put bite into its toothless animal control resolution, county commissioners are going to make changes like those first proposed 17 years ago.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

Week of April 12 through April 16

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Port authority agrees to pay for CR1 study

The Leavenworth County Port Authority Board of Directors agreed Thursday to fund the county’s portion of a land-use study for the Leavenworth County Road 1 overlay district south of Tonganoxie.

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Leavenworth County Commission approves negotiations for new home for Council on Aging

The Leavenworth County Commission authorized staff to negotiate a lease that will provide a new home for the Leavenworth County Council on Aging.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of April 4, 2010

Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of April 4, 2010

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Joint meeting breaks deadlock in CR1 agreements

Leavenworth County approves agreements for Tonganoxie City Council consideration

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Leavenworth County Commission moves forward with airport study

Commissioners vote 3-0 to have 2011 Commission Chairman J.C. Tellefson sign a request for Federal Aviation Administration grant funding of a site study of a possible new airport.

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Leavenworth County Commission reverses airport decision after arrival of FAA e-mail

After a week that could have confused the calmest multitasking air traffic controller, the Leavenworth County Commission has invited a representative of the Federal Aviation Administration to discuss how to move ahead with studies for a new general aviation airport in the county.

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Commission approves of Theno Estates annexation

Three properties in the Theno Estates subdivision are one step closer to becoming part of Basehor.

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Commission: County unable to fund trails project

The Leavenworth County Port Authority Trails Committee didn’t get its desired response Monday morning from the Leavenworth County Commission.

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Commissioners move Theno Estates annexation forward

Three properties in the Theno Estates subdivison are one step closer to becoming part of Basehor.

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County commission discusses extension office merger

In an effort to combat the troubled economy, the Leavenworth County and Wyandotte County extension offices are continuing to work toward a merger.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of March 1, 2010

Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of March 1

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Humane society advocating for better animal control laws

The conversation has started.

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Resident submits aiport petition to commission

After almost a three-month endeavor, a Leavenworth County resident has thrown a wrench in the plans for an airport in the county.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Feb. 22, 2010

Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Feb. 22, 2010

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County resident submits airport petition

After almost a three-month endeavor, a Leavenworth County resident has thrown a wrench in the plans for an airport in the county.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Feb. 15, 2010

Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Feb. 15, 2010

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County commission hears quarterly reports

Leavenworth County's solid waste, health, emergency medical services and planning and zoning departments presented quarterly reports Thursday to the Board of County Commissioners.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

Feb. 1 - Feb. 6

Monday, Feb. 1, 2010

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If residents approve, roads will be paved...someday

Soon residents on three gravel roads in the county will be asked to donate right of way to allow county crews to start putting down some black top.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Jan. 25-29, 2010

Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Jan. 25-29,

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Airport’s future could be put to vote

The future of a new airport in Leavenworth County could all depend on 618 signatures and one determined resident.

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County commission approves Basehor rebate program

Basehor's new tax rebate program has cleared another hurdle.

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Tax rebate idea relegated to back burner

Leavenworth County Commissioner J.C. Tellefson’s idea to rebate some property taxes to elderly and disabled residents will remain an idea for the time being.

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Cities could get recovery funds

Leavenworth County cities looking for a less expensive way to pay for some local projects or economic development just received a new source of money.

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Leavenworth County Commission

In business Thursday commissioners:

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County puts finishing touches on budget

The new tax increase will be an extra $8.63 in property taxes for a $150,000 home.

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City, county make final budget cuts

They’ve gone through the books, they’ve made some cuts, they’ve listened to the public and on Monday city and county officials rolled up their sleeves one more time to make cuts before approving their 2010 budgets.

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Commissioners explore options for land usage

The Leavenworth County Commissioners don’t have money in next year’s budget to pay a firm to develop a land use plan, but to keep development rolling they are looking at another option on County Road 1.

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County slashes budget, proposes tax hike

Facing a massive $3.5 million shortfall in revenue, the Leavenworth County Commissioners have made drastic cuts in the 2010 budget and are still looking at raising taxes this year.

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Bureau officials asking county to help spread word regarding 2010 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is preparing for its major headcount of all the people in the country and it is looking to the county for help.

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County allows wind turbine

Leavenworth County may be getting a little greener.

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Leavenworth County seeks tax incentive to lure businesses

Officials with Leavenworth County are looking for the right tax incentive policy to lure business to the county.

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County ponders tax incentives

Leavenworth County is looking for the right tax incentive policy to lure business to the county.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of June 8-12

Here is the Leavenworth County Commission agenda for the week of June 8:

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BOCC looks at tax incentives for new businesses

The Board of County Commissioners is looking for ways to increase its tax base to lessen the burden of property taxes on the residents of the county.

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Commissioners still debating utilizing RED as developer

Weeks after the Board of County Commissioners asked RED Development to put out a proposal on a plan to help the county maximize development opportunities along the County Road 1 corridor, the board is still trying to decide if it will take the outside help.

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Tonganoxie, county reach initial deal on CR1

After months of negotiation, county and city leaders have come to a consensus and are now moving ahead with developing coordinated land use and planning of County Road 1.

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County waits for ruling on state gas tax lawsuit

Leavenworth County is still backing Shawnee County’s plan to sue the state for shorting some counties on gas tax revenues since 1999.

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BOCC, LCPA discuss possibilities of industrial park

Both the Leavenworth Board of County Commissioners and the Leavenworth County Port Authority agree that they want to see new jobs and industry come to the county.

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BOCC to finalize contract with planner

While all of the Leavenworth County Board of Commissioners agree that they want to see planned commercial, industrial and residential development along County Road 1, they don’t completely agree on which parts of the plan need to be outsourced and how much it’s going to cost.

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BOCC accepts HUD money for foreclosures

In September, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated nearly $4 billion to state and local governments to provide assistance to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties to keep them from becoming a blight to the community.

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Building codes could be implemented countywide

The county could be seeing an official standard of building codes in the near future.

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BOCC could change benefits in ’10

Employee benefits packages will remain the same for 2009, but could change in 2010.

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County bracing for budget cuts

State aid in highway, grant funding biggest areas of concern in Leavenworth

As money continues to tighten on the state level, county officials say budget crunches probably will not be felt until next year.

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BOCC looks to staff for feedback on budget cuts

Leavenworth County Commissioner John Flower said the county has been pretty lucky that, for the most part, it has remained insulated from the worst of the economic crisis that has gripped the country.

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BOCC: Residents should use local banks

Residents who want money to help remodel their homes should utilize local banks, the Board of County Commissioners said Monday.

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Commissioners move forward with sampler festival

Before making any decisions on the future of the Kansas Sampler Festival, the Leavenworth Board of County Commissioners wanted to make sure everyone who was financially supporting the event was still on board.

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County solid waste director resigns

Three Leavenworth County Sheriff’s deputies stood Thursday at the entrances to the chamber of the Leavenworth Board of County Commissioners.

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Leavenworth County to increase spending authority

The new year hasn’t even started and some Leavenworth County departments are already short on money.

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Leavenworth County Commission, week of Dec. 8-12

Here is the Leavenworth County Commission agenda for the week of Dec. 8-12

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BOCC votes on 2009 holidays, new motor grader

On Thursday the Board of County Commissioners:

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Commission’s closed-door sessions OK, AG’s office says

According to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, the Board of County Commissioners did not violate the Kansas Open Meetings Act when discussing the 2009 budget and the reduction in force in executive session.

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Commission's closed-door sessions OK

According to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, the Board of County Commissioners did not violate the Kansas Open Meetings Act earlier this year when discussing the 2009 budget and the reduction in force.

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Leavenworth County Commission did not violate open meetings laws, attorney general's office determines

According to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office, the Board of County Commissioners did not violate the Kansas Open Meetings Act when discussing the 2009 budget and the reduction in force.

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Leavenworth County EMS station construction continues to run behind schedule

Construction on the new Leavenworth County EMS station continues about a month behind schedule.

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Department receives name upgrade

The last remnants of the special buildings department are now gone.

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County begins CR1 negotiations

Let the negotiations begin.

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CR1 negotiations to begin

Leavenworth County Commissioners are taking a look over a draft version of an interlocal agreement between the county and the City of Tonganoxie on the development of County Road 1

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County Commission announces agenda for week of Oct. 27-31

The Leavenworth County Commission has set its agenda for the coming week

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Officials speak out about legal department

No one can do her job like her is the message former Leavenworth County Counselor-at-Large Keyta Kelly hoped to get across to commissioners Thursday morning.

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Leavenworth County Commission announces agenda for week

Leavenworth County Commission has announced its agenda for the week of Oct. 20-24.

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Taxes could increase for sewer district

Residents in sewer district No. 3 might be seeing $100 more in property taxes this year because of failing grinder pumps.

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BOCC gives nod to airport study

The possibility of a regional airport in the county just took another step toward becoming a reality.

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Leavenworth County Commission Agenda

Leavenworth County commissioners have released their agenda for the week of Sept. 15-19.

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Travel reimbursements evaluated

Soon county employees might be able to get reimbursed for travel while still saving the county some money.

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County Commission agenda for Aug. 18-Aug. 22

Leavenworth County commissioners have released their meeting agenda for the coming week.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of June 30-July 4

The agenda for the Leavenworth County Commission has been released for the week of June 30.

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County unveils CR1 figure

Leavenworth County commission chairman Clyde Graeber unveiled "the best figure we (the board) have at this time" in regard to the county's official pledge of special sales tax revenue for the County Road 1 interchange project in southern Leavenworth County in a regular meeting Thursday.

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Leavenworth County Commission Agenda, June 16-20

Here's the Leavenworth County Commission budget.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of June 9-13

The following is this week's Leavenworth County Commission agenda:

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Leavenworth County Commission Agenda, May 19-23

Here's the May 19-23 agenda for the Leavenworth County Commission. All meetings are at the County Courthouse.

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Leavenworth County Commission Agenda, May 12-16

Leavenworth County commissioners have announced their agenda for the week of May 12-16.

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Cultural grants for area museums pending

County Commissioners indicated they would continue to help fund county historical centers in the area using competitive cultural grants to allocate public money.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of April 28-May 2

The Leavenworth County Commission agenda, for the week of April 28, is as follows:

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Bonded projects identified, authorized by commissioners

It's official now. With the adoption of Resolution No. 2008-05 on Monday, county commissioners identified exactly what projects will be financed under a multimillion-dollar general obligation bond that will be reimbursed by the voter-approved 1-cent sales tax that running through 2016.

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Commissioners reapportion payment for sewer study

County commissioners determined Thursday that a $27,500 sewer study, conducted by Olathe-based Ponzer-Youngquist in 2006, should not have been paid for solely by Sewer District No. 7, which services the Cedar Falls and Cedar Lakes subdivisions south of Basehor.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of March. 24-28

This week's schedule for the Leavenworth County Commission is as follows:

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County reviews workers' compensation

Consultants working for the Kansas Eastern Regional Insurance Trust (KERIT) reviewed Leavenworth County's worker's compensation coverage with commissioners in an open session Thursday.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of March 17-21

The Leavenworth County Commission agenda has been announced for the week of March 17-21.

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Commissioners hire first county administrator

After two months of interviews and years of debate, Leavenworth County commissioners have hired the county's first-ever administrator.

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County tabs administrator from Topeka

After two months of interviews and years of debate, Leavenworth County commissioners have hired the county's first-ever administrator.

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County hires administrator

Heather Morgan, who currently works in Topeka as the state Juvenile Justice Authority's director of public and legislative affairs and federal programs, will assume her role as county administrator on April 7.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Feb. 19-22

This week's schedule for the Leavenworth County Commission is as follows:

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Feb. 11-15

This week's Leavenworth County Commission agenda is as follows:

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Feb. 4-8

This week's schedule for the Leavenworth County Commission is as follows:

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda

Agenda for Jan. 28, through Feb. 1.

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County Commission announces agenda for week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1

Leavenworth County commissioners have announced their agenda for the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 1.

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Leavenworth County Commissioners meeting agenda

Agenda for 1/21/08 - 1/26/08

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, week of Jan. 14-19

The agenda for the Leavenworth County Commission for the week of Jan. 14:

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, Jan. 7-11

Leavenworth County commissioners have released agendas for their meetings the week of Jan. 7-11.

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Leavenworth County Commission agenda, Dec. 31-Jan. 4

Leavenworth County Commissioners have announced their agenda for the week of Dec. 31-Jan. 4.

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