Hearing on strip club moved to school on Feb. 23

by Dennis Sharkey

Commissioners will make a decision on whether or not to allow a conditional use permit for a strip club in front of a bigger crowd.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Oskaloosa Middle School multipurpose room on Wednesday, Feb. 23.

Last week commissioners heard comments from both sides during a hearing held in the afternoon in the district courtroom upstairs.

Commissioners were questioned by strip club owner Zach Snyder, who has been attending commissioner meetings for the last month, about why the meeting was being moved to the school and why it was being held in the evening.

Chairman Richard Malm said no particular reason but did say one reason was because there is no regular commission meeting next week. Malm said no other business will be taken up at the meeting.

Before Malm answered, First District Commissioner Lynn Luck said she believed it was a convenience issue.

In other actions:

  • Commissioners approved a letter that will be submitted to the Kansas House of Representatives in opposition to House Bill 2537 that would allow malt beverage liquor sales in grocery stores. Liquor store owners say it will put small stores out of business.
  • Commissioners heard from Health Department Director Eileen Filbert on several issues pertaining to county sewer districts. Filbert reported on work that is or has been recently performed at some lagoons and pump stations.
  • Filbert said she has had discussions about entering into an agreement with the Douglas County Dental Clinic to perform free dental services in Jefferson County for children enrolled in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. She said more involved services can also be performed for free at their clinic in Lawrence.
  • Filbert said she is applying for a grant from the American Heart Association to perform CPR classes. Filbert said if the grant is received classes would be held in July and August. She said the goal would be to get 120 people in the county certified.
  • Filbert also said the department is seeking funding to help maintain health clinics at Lakeside Village.

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