JULY 10, 2013

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
Mike Halleran, Asst. County Counselor      Dan Williams, County Controller

Others attending part of the meeting:

Alan Twitchell, Gazette Reporter                   John Kuhn, Newman Hospital Board
John Rossfeld, Newman Hospital                 Holly French, Newman Hospital
Deanne Korsak, Newman Hospital Board   Nancy Wells, Newman Hospital Board
Mike Lane, Newman Hospital Board            Sam Seeley, Zoning
Laurie Redeker, Human Resources              John Koelsch, Sheriff’s Office
Chuck Boyce, I.T. Department

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

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

Motion: To Approve the minutes of the 7-3-2013 meeting.    Martin/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 7-12-2013 in the amount of $761,518.66.
                                                                                                           Slater/Briggs 3-0


Commissioner Briggs:

  • No report.

Commissioner Martin:

  • Attended the Lyon County Extension board meeting last Tuesday.
  • Received the appropriation request from Corner House.
  • Noxious Weed Department purchased a forklift.

Commissioner Slater:

  • Teleconference with ECKAN on Monday was unsuccessful due to equipment problems.

Tammy Vopat:

  • I reported the combined total bonded indebtedness to the state.
  • Working with our hardware vendor to set up the electronic poll books.
  • The state mileage reimbursement for 2014 will change to .56 cents per mile.

Dan Williams:

  • Working on budgets and appropriations.
  • Received consultants report.

Mike Halleran:

  • No report.

Discussion of a resolution to transfer money ($65,000.00) not needed in the Tort Liability Fund to the General Fund.

Motion: To Approve Resolution 08-13, a Resolution transferring such an amount of
$65,500.00 not needed in the Tort Liability Fund (Fund 53) to the General Fund (Fund 10).
                                                                                                               Slater/Martin 3-0

Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners,
Mike Halleran and Dan Williams to return at 8:45 a.m.             Martin/Briggs 3-0

Meeting reconvened at 8:45 a.m. with information.

Deanne Korsak and Nancy Wells discussed the Newman Regional Hospital appropriation request of $425,000.00 for the 2014 budget.  They discussed the benefits of the cath lab and new MRI equipment.  Commissioners thanked the board for their efforts and involvement of the hospital’s success.

Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners,
Mike Halleran and Dan Williams to return at 9:15 a.m.             Martin/Briggs 3-0

Meeting reconvened at 9:15 a.m. with information.

Sam Seeley updated Commissioners on zoning and flood issues. He attended a flood insurance conference in June, focusing on the flood risks and associated insurance rates.

John Koelsch along with 2 officers from the Sheriff’s Office modeled the new uniforms for the Sheriff’s Office personnel.


Public Comment: no one present.

Assistant County Counselor Mike Halleran discussed changes to existing alcohol testing policy required for the council on aging by KDOT requirements.

Motion: To move to Amend the Agenda to consider the Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse
Prevention Policy.                                                                          Martin/Slater 3-0

Motion: To Approve changes in the Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Policy
for the Department on Aging as to form.                                  Martin/Slater 3-0

Note:  This change in policy is initiated by KDOT requirements.

Recess to Road Viewing

Meeting reconvened at 10:50 a.m.

Motion: To move to NEP Executive Session with Commissioners to return at 11:15 a.m.
                                                                                                        Martin/Briggs 3-0

Meeting reconvened at 11:15 am.


Recess to Joint City/County Luncheon


Commissioners discussed next week’s agenda and agreed no Study Session will be scheduled next week.
Meeting reconvened at 1:17 p.m.


Public Hearing:  Commissioners discussed the road viewing and vacating a portion of Road 120, west of Road H.  Tara Davis explained the reason why the petition was filed.  Currently the road ends at their driveway and very often people will drive the road all the way up the driveway to their home, finding no other access to a roadway they turn around and leave.  No one was present in opposition.

Motion: To Approve Resolution 07-13, a Resolution Vacating a Portion of Road 120,
West of Road H, pursuant to K.S.A. §68-102.                       Briggs/Martin 3-0

Motion:  To Adjourn.                                                                Martin/Slater 3-0

There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on July 18, 2013.  No Study Session will be held.

Attest:                                                Affirm:

____________________________________     ____________________________________

Tammy Vopat                                    Rollie Martin, Chairman

Lyon County Clerk                            Lyon County Commission

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