Douglas County Commission issues Juneteenth proclamation, approves consent agenda at abbreviated weekly meeting

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The west side of the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St., is pictured on Sept. 23, 2021.

The Douglas County Commission issued a proclamation recognizing an upcoming celebration of Juneteenth and approved a list of consent agenda items at an abbreviated meeting Wednesday.

Commissioners didn’t have any business to take care of on their regular agenda, leaving only the proclamation for the Juneteenth event on June 15 — the holiday itself is celebrated June 19 — and an eight-item consent agenda to pass.

Included on the consent agenda were a grant funding application for the county’s Criminal Justice Services department to cover the cost of obtaining and providing mental health and substance use assessments and treatment and a contract for engineering services with JEO Consulting Group Inc. for a bridge replacement project at North 1800 Road over Baldwin Creek in Wakarusa Township.

Those and the other items on the consent agenda were all approved unanimously. The consent agenda is reserved for items generally considered routine that can be approved by one vote from commissioners without any discussion.

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