In a brief meeting Wednesday, the Douglas County Commission approved a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical purchase, made appointments to a new economic council and went forward with a Westar easement near the fairgrounds.
Chief Mark Bradford will buy two new ambulance cots for about $26,100. The money will come from a miscellaneous equipment fund.
The commission also appointed Jeremy Farmer, executive director of Just Food, and Mike Wildgen, former Lawrence city manager, to the joint economic development council, which is set to begin meeting next month.
And an easement near the Douglas County Fairgrounds for new Westar equipment will go forward. The land was valued at $28,200, and, following the commission’s vote, county staff will begin negotiations, including working out how new power lines may affect a nearby baseball field.