Douglas County Commission meeting will be held next door this week

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Douglas County commissioners will meet at the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center this week, following water damage at the historic county courthouse.

A work session on the Douglas County Early Childhood Community Center will start at 4 p.m. in the Division 4 courtroom. The regular business meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Division 2 courtroom.


The JLEC is the building directly to the west of the historic courthouse, at 111 E. 11th St. The meetings will also be available via Zoom; join the meeting virtually via this link.

Douglas County Administrator Sarah Plinsky told commissioners during their meeting last week that “we had a contractor working on our fire suppression system, and the sprinkler system inadvertently burst a pipe, and we’ve had pretty substantial water damage.”

The county commission meeting room, treasurer’s office and appraiser’s office all sustained damage, Karrey Britt, a spokesperson for the county said via email last week. She said Monday morning that no damage estimates were available yet.

See the full agenda for the commission’s Wednesday, Nov. 2 work session and regular meeting at this link. Future meeting information will be posted at

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