Local government buildings including the Pottawatomie County Commissioners building, the courthouse and other such properties will receive eight Automatic Electronic Defibrillators (AEDs) to be used in case of emergencies.

According to County 911 Director Tommy Arnold, AEDs are portable and used to deliver electric shocks through the heart to stop an irregular heart beat.

Arnold said trainings will be provided to those who volunteer and those hours will count toward the new required PEOSH training standards for all employees.

Under the new regulations, every quarter all county employees must compete a minimum of eight hours of safety training specific to their job area every quarter.

County Commissioners approved all training regulations at their last two meetings March 4 and March 19.

In addition to the new safety trainings, the Commissioners approved changes to the county employee leave policy.

Under the new policy, employees will receive more vacation hours and the new policy is in effect for all employees this day forward.

Commissioners also approved the surplus and disposal of an OKI Microline 420 Printer and a 2015 Mack 10-wheeler as well as the purchase of a 2019 Peterbilt for District 1.

They also set prices for various county properties which included several undivided lots for $250 a piece.

Usual agenda items including Blanket Purchases, Transfer of Appropriations and other such topics were also approved.