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:
Adam Blake, Gazette reporter Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter
Teresa Briggs, Healthier Lyon County Don Hill, resident
Connie Cahoon, SOS Executive Dir. Lucas Moody, SOS
Jasmine Linabary, Healthier Lyon Co. Joan Young, Healthier Lyon County
Jim Witt, City of Emporia
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 9-26-2019 meeting. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable for 10-4-2019 in the amount of $255,104.04. Slater/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 10-4-2019 in the amount of $270,066.49.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 10-4-2019 in the amount of $198,069.16. Martin/Slater 3-0
Appointments: no action taken.
Motion: To Approve the Kansas County Commissioners Association 2109 Membership Dues in the amount of $700.00, to be paid from Fund 010-01-7260. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Motion: To Rescind the Motion on June 27, 2019 for the purchase of election equipment from Election Systems & Software in the amount of $41,500.00 which as to paid from Funds 030-00-9001 for $34,650.00 and 010-21-9401 for $6850.00. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Motion: To Approve the invoice from Election Systems &Software in the amount of $38,700.00 to be paid from Fund 030-00-9001. Martin/Slater 3-0
Note: The funds being used for this purchase are from the Technology Fund.
Motion: To Approve Personnel Authorization Changes as presented.
• Met with Shane Shively and Rob Gilligan to discuss numerous issues.
• I attended the JEDAC meeting on Tuesday.
• I plan to attend the Lyon County Extension Board meeting.
• Next Wednesday is the Joint City/County meeting which will be held in the jury assembly room with the meal at noon and the meeting at 12:30.
• I had a discussion with Rick Tidwell.
• Attended JEDAC meeting on Tuesday.
• Attended the Zoning meeting last Friday.
• I attended a training for the new audit law in Salina, Kanas yesterday. New legislation passed requires a post-election audit effective with the next election. We are working on establishing policies and procedures for that audit process. A notice will be posted on the county website and the audit will be conducted in a public setting.
• On Tuesday we provided voting machines for Emporia High School Homecoming Election.
Tammy Vopat presented Commissioners with a request to pay the yearly software user maintenance fees for the voter registration system.
Motion: To Approve paying the Kansas Secretary of State the 2019 ELVIS software user maintenance in the amount of $7,100.00 from Fund 010-21-7600. Slater/Martin 3-0
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential date with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at 8:50 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 8:50 a.m.
Connie Cahoone and Don Hill presented Commissioners with an update on the capital improvement project for SOS. Connie discussed the services provided by SOS and the advantage of onsite training for staff and clients along with the need for the funding. Don Hill added that as a campaign leadership committee member he noted the impact the SOS services have on our community and public safety.
Teresa Briggs and Jasmine Linabary presented Commissioners with a request to consider appointments of members to the Lyon County Food and Farm Council.
Motion: To Appoint the Lyon County Food and Farm Council Board members as presented. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners and Counselor Halleran, to return at 9:40 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 9:40 a.m.
Public comment: Jim Witt, City of Emporia discussed an issue with parking in the parking lot on Merchant Street. As the new construction process is still in progress Mr. Witt asked that county employees use other parking spaces to reduce the pressure on the parking area as part of the space needs to be utilized by the construction company for the next few months.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners and Chuck Boyce, to return at 10:25 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:25 a.m.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data with Commissioners, Counselor Goodman, Counselor Halleran and Controller Williams, to return at 11:00 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:03 a.m.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Slater 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on October 10, 2019.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission