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

Others attending the meeting:
Ryann Brooks, Gazette reporter Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter
Gary Stapp, Appraiser

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Slater 3-0

Motion: Approve the Minutes of the 12-20-2018 meeting as amended. Briggs/Slater 3-0

Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 12-28-2018 in the amount of $163,602.47. Slater/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 12-28-2018 in the amount of $269,102.98. Martin/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 12-28-2018 in the amount of $364,886.59. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.

Motion: To Approve Joe Wellnitz as Emporia Township Trustee for a term to expire 12-31-2022. Slater/Briggs 3-0

Personnel changes: no action taken.

Motion: To Approve Payroll Change Authorizations as presented. Briggs/Slater 3-0

Permits: no applications received.

Reports
Commissioner Briggs:
• Joint hospital meeting coming up.
• Congratulations to Peggy Humphrey on her retirement.

Commissioner Slater:
• Attended Peggy Humphrey’s retirement ceremony.

Commissioner Martin:
• I plan to attend the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Emergency Center at Newman Regional Hospital.
• I will attend the joint hospital meeting next week.
• Talked with the fire chief at Olpe regarding the radios.

Counselor Goodman:
• January 8th is the next JEDAC meeting.

Clerk Vopat:
• Working on year end processes and inventory.

Controller Williams:
• Working on end of year process.
• Sales tax numbers are up from last month and overall year to date.

Jeff Cope presented Commissioners with a request for the purchase of cameras and lights for sheriff vehicles.

Motion: To remove from the table a request for the purchase of sheriff vehicles lights from TCS Upfitting Svcs. Inc. Slater/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To Approve the purchase of cameras and lights for sheriff vehicles from TCS Upfitting, a Division of Traffic Control Services, Inc. in the amount of $20,056.70 to be paid from Fund 017-00-9013. Briggs /Slater 3-0

Marc Goodman presented Commissioners with request to consider sale of private property to private individuals. These are properties not bid on during the Sheriff’s tax sale. K.S.A. 79-2803b allows for the sale of these properties to private individuals.

Motion: To Approve the sale of private property in Allen, Kansas to a private individual in the amount of $75.00. Slater/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve two offers of private property to the City of Neosho Rapids for 4 lots in Block 56 in Neosho Rapids, Kansas in the amount of $1.00 each.
Briggs/Slater 3-0
Note: These lots abut the railroad properties which if not sold may result in liability and maintenance to the county.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners and Appraiser Stapp, to return at 9:15 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:18 a.m.

Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners and Counselor Goodman, to return at 9:40 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:42 a.m.

Break

Public comment: no one present.

Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at 10:30 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:35 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 January 3, 2019.

Attest: Affirm:

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