AUGUST 22, 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
Marc Goodman, County Counselor       Dan Williams, County Controller

Others attending part of the meeting:
Chuck Samples, KVOE Reporter            Ruth Wheeler, District Court
Rick Frevert, Emergency Manager

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

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

Motion: To Approve the Consent Agenda as follows:                                Martin/Slater 3-0
a. Approve the Minutes of the 8-25-2013 meeting.
b. Approve Warrants Payable 8-23-2013 in the amount of $142,933.22.
c. Approve the low quote from Express Tire & Auto, L.L. for 24-11R22.5/16
Firestone T831LUG drive tires for dump trucks at $408.25 each for a total of
$9,798.00 to be paid from the Road & Bridge Fund 011-00-8341.

d. Approve Cereal Malt Beverage Permit 115964.

Commissioner Martin:

  • I will attend the Council on Aging meeting next week.
  • We received another application for the Newman Regional Health Board position and will still accept applications until next week.
  • Welcome all visitors to the Beef-Fest celebration.

Commissioner Briggs:

  • I attended a meeting with City officials.

Commissioner Slater:

  • I attended the ECKAN meeting in Ottawa on Tuesday.
  • Health Board meeting is next Tuesday.

Tammy Vopat:

  • I attended the CIC Symposium last week.
  • Employees are enjoying the Corporate Challenge events.

Marc Goodman:

  • No report.

Dan Williams:

  • Attended the CIC Symposium last week.
  • Working on EEO report.

Motion: To Approve the purchase from Superior Control Concepts, Inc. in the amount of $1,650.74 for the courthouse air conditioning/heating control system, to be paid from
Fund 010-70-7646-10.                                                                                      Briggs/Slater 3-0

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners and Marc Goodman, to
return at 9:00 a.m.                                                                                           Martin/Briggs 3-0

Meeting reconvened at 9:00 a.m. with information.

Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners, Marc
Goodman and Sam Seeley, to return at 9:20 a.m.                                      Martin/Briggs 3-0

Meeting reconvened at 9:20 a.m. with request to extend until 9:30 a.m.

Meeting reconvened at 9:32 a.m. with information.


Public Comment: no one present.

Public Hearing for the 2014 Lyon County Budget: no public present.

Motion: To Approve the 2014 Lyon County Budget as presented.            Martin/Slater 3-0

Note:  This budget reflects a 7.4597 mill levy decrease.
Commissioner Slater thanked Dan Williams for his work and presentation of a clean budget.   Commissioner Briggs noted even with some increases we were able to still lower the mill levy.   Commissioner Martin commented on the reduction in the mill levy while absorbing the mandated funding cuts from the state.  The Westar increased valuation this year helped tremendously and we look forward to dropping the mill levy again next year.  Commissioner Briggs stated the sales tax revenue impacted the budget also, all these factor in to the county status with no debt.  He also thanked Dan Williams for making this an easy budgeting process.  Commissioner Martin said the focus will remain on accountability.

Motion: To Approve the 2014 Special Districts Budgets including Fire, Library, Recreation
Districts.                                                                                                             Slater/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To move to Legal Proprietary Executive Session with Commissioners and Marc
Goodman, to return at 11:00 a.m.                                                                  Martin/Briggs 3-0

Meeting reconvened at 11:00 a.m. with information and direction.

Commission will not hold a Study Session next week.  Action Session only will take place on August 29, 2013.

Motion: To Adjourn.                                                                                        Martin/Briggs 3-0

There being no further business before the Board the next Action Session will take place on August 29, 2013.  No Study Session.

Attest:  Affirm:

________________________________      ________________________________

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

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