The Board of Lyon County 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 Tammy Vopat, County Clerk
Marc Goodman, County Counselor Dan Williams, County Controller
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Others attending the meeting:
Teagan Trahoon, KVOE Reporter Ryann Brooks, Gazette reporter
Ken Bazil, resident Mark McKenna, Facilities Mgr.
Derek Wells, City of Emporia Sanitation Dept.
Sharon Bechtel, NCFH-AAA Julie Govert-Walter, NCFH-AAA
Chuck Samples, KVOE
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 10-18-2018 meeting.
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 10-26-2018 in the amount of $87,391.66. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Permits: no applications received.
• I attended the Flint Hills Health meeting on Tuesday.
• I attended the Council on Aging meeting.
• I attended the Lyon County Fairgrounds Foundation meeting.
• Received several phone calls last week.
• Saturday voting at the mall was a huge success. Thank you to Flinthills Mall for the use of their facility. So far voter turnout is already over 4%. Be aware of fraudulent text messages stating your vote did not count.
• Working on the tax roll.
• I attended the Fair Board Foundation meeting.
• Finalized health and dental renewals.
• Open enrollment will be November 1st.
• Sales tax numbers for November up from budgeted.
• No report.
Appointments: Commissioners discussed the application presented last week. Counselor Goodman reported there were no Attorney General opinion or Supreme Court decisions that a City Commissioner could not set on a County owned Hospital Board.
Motion: To Appoint Rob Gilligan to the Newman Regional Health Board for a term to expire 12-31-2019. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Motion: To move to Legal Attorney/Client Executive Session with Commissioners, Counselor Goodman and Asst. Counselor Halleran, to return at 8: 45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 8:45 a.m. with direction given.
Mark McKenna presented Commissioners with quotes for snow removal. Commissioners asked for more comparisons prior to a purchase.
Derek Wells presented Commissioners with a review of the 2018 Solid Waste Management Plan.
Motion: To Adopt Resolution 16-18, a Resolution relating to the 2018 Solid Waste Management Plan of Chase County, The City of Emporia and Lyon County, Kansas. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Michael Halleran, Julie Govert-Walter and Sharon Bechtel presented an agreement with the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, Inc. This contract is meant to outsource services for the seniors in Lyon County. Commissioners noted this will be an appropriation for future budgeting and quarterly reports are required as contracted.
Motion: To Approve the Agreement between Lyon County, Kansas and North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Martin/Slater 3-0
Commissioners noted this will better provide for our seniors.
Public comment: Ken Bazil presented Commissioners with an article on abandoned wind turbines that litter the United States. Ken asked for answers on the wind mill farms and the tax benefits for Lyon County. He also commented on the high tax rate charged for motor vehicles. Asst. Counselor Halleran and Mr. Bazil discussed the wind farm contracts after the meeting.
Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners, Dan Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 10:30 a.m. with a request for an extension with Dan Williams excused from the meeting, to return at 10:45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners and Janice Huffman, to return at 11:05 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 11:05 a.m.
Motion: To Amend the Agenda to allow for the discussion of Emergency Management Radios invoice from K. Comm. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Dan Williams discussed an invoice from Ka-Comm., Inc.
Motion: To Rescind the motion to approve the purchase of radios for L-CAT from Ka-Comm., Inc. on July 26, 2018 in the amount of $22,311.41 from Fund 010-63-9001. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Michael Halleran explained an error was made during the purchasing process which resulted in KDOT not allowing for reimbursement in the original purchase.
Motion: To Approve the purchase of radios from L-CAT from Ka-Comm., Inc. in the amount of $25,188.14 to be paid from Fund 010-63-9001.
Discussion: The Board of County Commissioners may authorize such payment due to the unintentional violation of the purchase policy.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on November 1, 2018.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission