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 Scott A. Briggs, Vice Chairman
Dan Slater, Commissioner Tammy Vopat, County Clerk
Marc Goodman, County Counselor Dan Williams, County Controller
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Amie Jackson, Deputy Election Officer
Others attending the meeting:
Lydia Kautz, Gazette reporter Tagan Trahoon, KVOE Reporter
Chip Woods, County Engineer Larry Sharp, KCAMP
Pete Day, resident Rob Gilligan, City Commissioner
Jim Cummins, Life Time Fitness Paul Baldomino, Resident
John Koelsch, Undersheriff
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as amended. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve the minutes of the 3-14-2019 meeting. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable for 3-22-2019 in the amount of $56,949.17. Slater/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable for 3-22-2019, in the amount of $272,413.11. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable for 3-22-2019 in the amount of $368,675.21. Martin/Slater 3-0
Commissioners considered an Inter-Local Agreement between the City of Emporia, USD #253 and Lyon County for Neighborhood Revitalization. Counselor Goodman explained the previous agreement was lacking a statute requiring a revision to the agreement.
Motion: To Approve the Inter-Local Agreement for Neighborhood Revitalization between the City of Emporia, USD #253 and Lyon County, Kansas.
Appointments: Received an application from Sally Anderson for the Council on Aging Board.
Motion: To Appoint Sally Anderson to the Council on Aging Board for a term to expire 12-31-2019. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Personnel Changes; No action taken.
Permits; No applications received.
• Friday I attended the Flint Hills Regional Council meeting.
• Yesterday I attended the EOCC meeting.
• Tuesday is the Flint Hills Regional Health Board.
• I received a thank you from the SOS Representatives.
• There is a Chamber Refinement meeting today.
• Next week is the Council on Aging meeting.
• Next Wednesday is Study Session which will begin at 9:00 a.m.
• No report.
• The legal publications have been issued for the proposed road vacation.
• I will be absent for the next 2 commission meetings. My deputy will record the minutes at the road viewing and the Commission meetings.
• I will attend the Chamber Refinement meeting.
Chip Woods presented Commissioners with a request to consider options for closed Bridge 925.6-486.5, the truss bridge at the end of County Road 335 east of County Road A and give direction, the bridge had to be closed. Chip recommended the bridge be replaced as it is more costly to repair; discuss exchanging our $189,533.89 federal funds for 2019 at $0.90 if state fund for every $1.00 of local federal obligation authority exchanged and give directions.
Commissioners gave direction for Chip Woods to sign the 2019 Federal Fund Distribution/Federal Fund Exchange in the amount of $189,553.89.
Note: the exchange rate for 2019 is $0.90 State Funds/$1.00 Federal Funds.
Larry Sharp presented the commissioners with an insurance update from KCAMP. Larry reported on Risk Management Services and Usage for Lyon County.
Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at
9:15 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:15 a.m.
Rob Gilligan presented Commission with information regarding a letter of support for the i6 Federal Technology Grant. This is related to THINK (Tech Hub Innovation Network of Kansas) Emporia RIS i6 Initiative.
Motion: To Approve a letter of support for the i6 Federal Technology Grant.
Public Comment: Paul Baldomino presented a map showing a problem culvert area resulting in flooding on Road N and Logan Ave. He has requested for the County to repair 2 different tinhorns.
Jim Cummins and John Koelsch presented Commissioners with a request to consider use of the County parking lot located at Mechanic and 4th for vendors to park during the Expo for the 2019 DK. Use of the parking lot would be from Wednesday evening May 29th through Thursday, and Friday, May 31st.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:00 a.m. Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:03 a.m.
Motion: To Adjourn. Briggs/Slater 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Study Session with take place on March 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. and the next Action Session on March 28, 2109.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission