JANUARY 23, 2014

The Board of Lyon County Commissioners met in Action Session at 9:30 a.m. with the following people in attendance:
Rollie Martin, Chairman                                                  Scott A. Briggs, Vice Chairman
Dan Slater, Commissioner                                               Tammy Vopat, County Clerk
Marc Goodman, County Counselor                                Dan Williams, County Controller

Others attending part of the meeting:
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor                           Chuck Samples, KVOE reporter
Steve Brosemer, resident                                                Bill Seefeldt, resident

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Motion: To Approve the Agenda as amended.                                                 Martin/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To Approve the Consent Agenda as follows:                                      Slater/Briggs 3-0
a. Warrants Payable 1-24-2014 in the amount of $1,178,470.57.
b. Minutes of the 1-16-2014 meeting.


Commissioner Martin:
• Commission is allowing ESU to use the Commission Chambers for a public forum on their Strategic Plan on January 29th from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
• I will attend the next Council on Aging meeting on Monday morning.
• Commission will not hold a Study Session on Wednesday next week.

Commissioner Briggs:
• I attended the Fair Board annual dinner on Saturday.
• Wednesday I met with representatives from Main Street and the City of Emporia.
• I will attend the ESU public forum also.
• Saturday at 8:00 a.m. ESU will hold a meeting in Reading, Kansas on their Master Plan.
• I plan to attend the Soil Conservation meeting on February 3rd.
• I will attend the Flint Hills Regional Council meeting on January 31st.

Commissioner Slater:
• I attended the Fair Board dinner also.
• Monday evening I attended the ECKAN meeting in Ottawa.
• I also plan to attend the Soil Conservation meeting next month.
• I will attend the ESU public forum also.

Tammy Vopat:
• I assisted Mark McKenna with the bid opening on Friday.
• I recorded the minutes of the road viewing yesterday.
• I plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce Annual meeting on Friday.
• I will attend Kansas Day at the Capitol next week along with a legislation session with the Sheriff’s and County Clerks Associations.

Dan Williams:
• Finalizing all the changes for payroll.

Marc Goodman:
• No report.

Motion: To Approve Facility Department’s purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet 2500HD 4WD Silverado with Knapheide 696J Service bed from Longbine Autoplaza in the amount of $35,240.41, to be paid from Fund 017-00-9021.
Note: This was the low bid submitted locally.
                                                                                                                                  Slater/Martin 3-0

Motion: To Approve canceling check #175923 dated 12-27-2013 to the Kansas Association of Counties in the amount of $350.00. The check printed improperly without the bank account number and the vendor’s bank would not honor it. The vendor has returned the check to Lyon County.
                                                                                                                                  Martin/Briggs 3-0

Public Comment: no one present.

Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners, Marc Goodman and Michael Halleran, to return at 10:15 a.m.
                                                                                                                                 Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:15 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return at 10:35 a.m.
                                                                                                                                 Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:35 a.m.

Motion: To move to NEP Executive Session with Commissioners and Sam Seeley, to return at 11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                 Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. Public Hearing for petitioned Road Vacation: Commission discussed the dense overgrowth of the area and considered the petitioners request. Mr. Seefeldt commented on the condition of the road and the amount of trees that need to be removed in order to re-fence the area. Commissioner Briggs commented that he visited with all adjoining landowners who indicated they were in favor of vacating the road.

Motion: To Adopt Resolution 04-14, a Resolution vacating a portion of Road T, between Road 290 and Road 300, pursuant to K.S.A. §68-102.
                                                                                                                                Briggs/Slater 3-0
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners and Marc Goodman and Dan Williams, to return at 11:40 a.m.
                                                                                                                                Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:43 a.m. with direction.

Commission will not hold a Study Session on Wednesday next week. An Action Session only will take place on Thursday at 8:00 a.m.

Motion: To Adjourn at 11:45 a.m.                                                                     Martin/Briggs 3-0

There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session on January 30, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

Attest: Affirm:

Tammy Vopat                    Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Clerk            Lyon County Commission