The two met with
several entities there. The state's projects coordinator, Julie
Currie, listened to a couple of LDC task force members and key
Department of Human Services staff, including Secretary Carol Adams,
an aide from Sen. Bomke's office and the two Lincoln representatives
on the plans to build the homes for mentally handicapped persons.
Final approval of
plans to build four 10-bed homes on the former LDC grounds was put
on hold last week by the governor's office when it was thought that
there was an offer for property to build those homes off-campus in
Lincoln. Mayor Davis was contacted and asked to clear up the matter
here and then contact the governor's office.
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She met with
members of the development partnership on Tuesday in her office and
then she and Orr met with the governor's office Thursday.
The plans to set
out bids for the homes to be built on the Lincoln Estates grounds
will begin as soon as the location on the grounds has been
determined by the Department of Human Services.
“The whole meaning
of this is to bring back some of the residents whose parents are
getting elderly and can't get to visit them,” Mayor Davis said.
Note: LDN will have more about the Lincoln Estates plans next week.