It was quicker than a firecracker on a short fuse.
City commissioners met briefly Tuesday afternoon to pay bills and take care of several routine items before the July Fourth holiday.
Commissioners, as part of their consent agenda, did unanimously agree to allow City Manager David Corliss to file the necessary paperwork to submit a bid on the vacant Farmland Industries property east of Lawrence. Commissioners last week announced their intention to try to purchase the property, which they hope to convert into a business park.
The Farmland item did not draw any discussion during the approximately 10-minute meeting. Commissioners, however, did meet for 30 minutes with economic development leaders in a closed-door executive session.