The Douglas County Commission approved a contract to resurface an area of the county jail for $45,293 in its Wednesday afternoon meeting.
The contract is with Desco Coating of Johnson County and will weatherproof the outdoor recreation area, which is above an administrative space where records are kept. The commission passed a bid process waiver with two supporting votes to no opposing votes; Commissioner Jim Flory was not present.
The commission also discussed and passed:
• A resolution, put forward by Chairman Mike Gaughan, to support the city of Lecompton’s opposition of federal legislation that cuts the budget of the Postal Service. Under H.R. 2309, he said, the Lecompton post office would close and services in Lawrence would be limited, representing what he called “a reduction in the quality of life” of area residents.
• A resolution authorizing a bond issue related to the special tax assessment on homeowners around Lake Alvamar.
• A site plan for an easement and metering facility outside Berry Plastics. This was an agreement between Southern Star and Atmos Energy.
• The commission accepted a report from the 2011 Heritage Grant Committee on the feasibility of restoring the Robert Hall Pearson house near the Battle of Black Jack historic site.