The Lyon County Board of Commissioners met in Action Session at 8:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers with the following people in attendance:
Rollie Martin, Chairman Dan Slater, Vice Chairman
Scott A. Briggs, Commissioner Marc Goodman, County Counselor
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor Nadine Buell, Deputy Co. Clerk
Others attending the meeting:
Ryann Brooks, Gazette Reporter Bruce Boettcher, BG Consultants
Brandon Peoples, KVOE Reporter Gary Stapp, Appraiser
Ruth Wheeler, District Court
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 8-16-2018 meeting. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 8-24-2018 in the amount of $281,127.73. Slater/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 8-24-2018 in the amount of $270,214.34.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 8-24-2018 in the amount of $370,369.77. Martin/Slater 3-0
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Permits: no applications received.
• On Friday, I attended the Flint Hills Regional Council meeting in Randolph, KS.
• Gary Stith will be making an appointment with the Commissioners for September 13th to discuss an EPA Project Grant to identify properties that need to be cleaned up in Lyon County.
• Prior to the meeting, the Commissioner’s signed the following documents:
o Resolution 13-18 to Open a Portion of Road A.
o Commissioner’s Road Journal to Open a Portion of Road A.
o Abstract of Votes Cast of the Primary Election in Lyon County, Kansas on the 7th day of August 2018.
• I attended the Flint Hills Beef Fest on Saturday.
• I will be attending the Department of Aging meeting on Monday in the Annex building.
• The District Courts Holiday Schedule for 2019 will be added to next week’s agenda.
• No Report.
• No report.
• No report.
Marc Goodman discussed with Commissioners Senate Bill No. 331.
Bruce Boettcher presented Commissioners with a pay estimate for their consideration and the project update.
Motion: To Approve the 2017 RWD #1 Water System Improvement Contractor’s Application for Payment #4 in the amount of $102,603.80 payable to Goins Enterprises. Slater/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners, Marc Goodman, and Michael Halleran, to return at 9:00 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 8:56 a.m.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners and Gary Stapp for employee evaluation, to return at 9:15 a.m. Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:19 a.m.
Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners, Marc Goodman, and Michael Halleran, to return at 9:35 a.m. Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:35 a.m.
Public comment: no one present.
Public Hearing: 2019 Lyon County Budget Hearing: Commissioners discussed the Lyon County Budget. Commissioner Martin presented the Budget Authority for Expenditures in the amount of $29,411,917.00 and the amount of 2018 Ad Valorem Tax amount of $19,402,001.00. No one from the public was present to make comments on the 2019 Budget.
Motion: To Approve the 2019 Lyon County Budget as presented.
Commissioner Slater commented that a lot of the increases in this year’s budget is public safety, law enforcement, and dispatch, so we can keep this a safe place to live. It is a very fair budget. Commissioner Briggs agreed, it seems like the cost for providing public safety for Lyon County is increasing every year. The type of crimes, type of needs, and the technology to handle those situations. This budget does allow for us to provide the Statutory requirements that we are taxed with. The budget allows us to invest in the Community as far as Main Street, Emporia State University, Hetlingers, and SOS to make us a better community. Commissioner Martin emphasized that people helped themselves on passing the ten-year sales tax. This allows for a lot of capital expenditures, Sheriffs cars, equipment for Road and Bridge and our special appropriations to help for targeted needs in our community. There is no line item in this budget for Bond and Interest. We have no debt. I am proud of that. I would like to thank Dan Williams and his staff, Commissioners, Department Heads, and Elected Officials for putting together a sensible budget that I can fully support at this time.
Motion: To Adopt Resolution 14-18, a Resolution expressing the property taxation policy of the Board of County Commissioners with respect to financing the Libraries annual budget for Lyon(s), Kansas. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners and Michael Halleran, to return at 10:45 a.m. Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:45 a.m.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on August 30, 2018.
Nadine M Buell Rollie Martin, Chairman
Deputy County Clerk Lyon County Commission