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

Others attending the meeting:
Linzi Garcia, Gazette reporter                                               Jeff Williams, Ignite Emporia
Steve Willis, Community Corrections Dir.                             Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter
Bill Barns, Ignite Emporia                                                      Matt Sabala, Ignite Emporia
Jeanine McKenna, Ignite Emporia                                        Kim Redeker, Ignite Emporia
Wade Redeker, Ignite Emporia                                             Sam Seeley, Zoning
Gary Woods, KVOE reporter                                                Ryan Janzen, Appraiser
David Gillmore, Appraisers Office                                         Kevin Case, Ignite Emporia
Jim Brull, Road & Bridge Dept.

Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

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

Motion: To Approve the Consent Agenda as follows: Slater/Briggs 3-0 a. Approve the Minutes of the 7-3-2019 meeting.

Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 7-12-2109 in the amount of $162,407.21. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 7-12-2019 in the amount of $275,253.05.
Martin/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 7-12-2019 in the amount of $198,174.74. Martin/Slater 3-0

Appointments: Commissioners discussed an appointment to the Multi-Use Path Board.

Motion: To Appoint Sam Seeley to the Multi-Use Path Board for a term to expire 12-31-2021. Martin/Slater 3-0

Commissioners discussed a resolution supporting Lyon County joining the Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Inc.

Motion: To Adopt Resolution 12-19, a Resolution in support of Lyon County, Kansas joining Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Inc.
Briggs/Slater 3-0

Personnel changes: no action taken.

Permits: no applications received.

Reports:
Commissioner Slater:
• On Tuesday I was unable to attend the Rails to Trails meeting.
• I attended the Community Correction meeting.
• Appreciated the tour of the Wind Farm Project.
• Attended the Joint City/County meeting.

Commissioner Martin:
• Thank you to Brian from Kirkham/Michael for the tour of the Wind Farm.
• On Monday I attended the Town Hall meeting by the Kansas Land Institute.
• I attended the Joint City/County meeting.
• On Tuesday I attended the Lyon County Extension Board meeting.

Commissioner Briggs:
• I attended the Joint City/County meeting.
• On Monday I attended the Fair Board meeting.
• I attended the Ignite Emporia meeting.
• Thanks for the Kirkham/Michael representatives for the Wind Farm tour.
• I visited the Kansas Children’s Service League meeting this morning.

Clerk Vopat:
• I recorded the minutes of the road viewing yesterday.
• I attended the Joint City/County meeting.
• I will attend the LEPC meeting at noon today.
• I appreciated the tour of the Wind Farm.

Controller Williams:
• I attended the Fair Board meeting.
• Met with City of Emporia Manager Mark McAnarney.
• Attended the City/County meeting.
• Working on budgets.

Counselor Goodman:
• I attended the City/County meeting.
• RDA meeting is next Friday.
• Attended the Community Corrections Advisory Board meeting.
• Attended the Wind Farm tour.

Steve Willis presented Commissioners with FY19 budget adjustments and finalized workbooks.

Motion: To Approve the FY19 Juvenile Services Workbook Quarterly Budget Adjustment Report in the amount of $6,646.23. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Note: This was previously approved by the Community Corrections Advisory Board.

Motion: To Approve the FY19 Adult Services Workbook Quarterly Budget Adjustment Report in the amount of $13,704.03. Slater/Briggs 3-0
Note: This was previously approved by the Community Corrections Advisory Board.

Motion: To Approve the FY19 Cash Reconciliation Final Budget Workbook Report for Adult Kansas Department of Corrections. Briggs/Martin 3-0

Motion: To Approve the FY19 Cash Reconciliation Final Budget Workbook Report for Reinvestment Grant Kansas Department of Corrections. Martin/Slater 3-0

Jeff Williams introduced members of Ignite Emporia and presented Commissioners with information about Ignite Emporia to promote workforce development, housing development and revitalization, business retention and community development and marketing. Mr. Williams asked Commissioner for their support and funding for the ignite Emporia Economic Development Campaign. Commissioners discussed the investment strategy and financial control.

Sam Seeley presented Commissioners with a request to attend an out of state conference.

Motion: To Approve Sam Seeley attending the 2019 Quad State American Planning Association Conference on October 9-12, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and pay registration fee of $199.00 and related expenses from Fund 010-15-7164. Slater/Briggs 3-0
Ryan Janzen presented Commissioners with a request to attend the International Association of Assessing Officers conference in Niagra Falls, Canada.

Motion: To Approve Ryan Janzen and David Gillmore to attend the International Association of Assessing Officers Conference in September 8-11, 2019 and pay registration fees in an amount not to exceed $1,400.00 to be paid from Fund 010-25-7420. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Note: Ryan is applying for a scholarship to help cover the costs while additional costs will be paid from their personal funds.

Break

Public comment: no one present.

Motion: To Amend the Agenda to all for a Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners and Counselor Halleran, to return at 10:00 a.m.
Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:55 a.m.

Road Hearing: Commissioners discussed the July 10, 2019 road viewing on Road U as petitioned by Donald Jones. Jim Brull discussed the condition of the road, part of which doesn’t exist.

Motion: To Adopt Resolution 13-19, a Resolution to vacate a portion of County Road U South of Highway K-170 between Sections 1 & 2 and Section 11 & 12 in Reading Township. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Note: This road vacation was petitioned by the landowner. The proper notice was given and road as a public utility and does not justify expenditures to repair such road.

Motion: To move to Legal Confidential Date Executive Session for with Commissioners, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, 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 July 18, 2019. There will be no Study Session.

Attest: Affirm:

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