LYON COUNTY COMMISSION MINUTES OCTOBER 17, 2013

LYON COUNTY COMMISSION MINUTES
OCTOBER 17, 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:
Mike Halleran, Asst. County Counselor               Brandy Nance, Gazette Reporter
Bruce Boettcher, BG Consulting                           Garrett Nordstrom, GAS
Chuck Samples, KVOE

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

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

Motion: To Approve the Consent Agenda as follows:                                      Briggs/Slater 3-0
a. Approve the Minutes of the 10-10-2013 meeting.
b. Approve Warrants Payable 10-18-2013 in the amount of $276,648.56.
c. Approve Road & Bridge accepting the low bid of McPherson Concrete for a
10’x5’x48’ precast concrete box culvert for $17,990.00 to be paid from the
Special Road & Bridge Fund 033-00-8353.
d. Approve the Road Entrance Application for Jason Miller on Locust Lane in
Thorndale.
e. Approve Road & Bridge to send out a Request for Proposals for 100 pieces of
10” Steel “H” piling according to the County Engineer’s specifications.
f. Approve Road & Bridge to send out a Request for Proposals for Structural
Steel according to the County Engineer’s specifications.

Reports

Commissioner Martin:
• Received a letter from PVD confirming compliance with the appraisal process. Thank you to Gary Stapp, County Appraiser and his staff for their work.
• Two board members on the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, Monte Miller and Susan Fowler requested reappointment to the board. Robert Doudican is ineligible for reappointment in 2014.
• I prepared a letter of support for the LCAT grant.
• I informed Deanne Korsak the Commission is unable to serve on the search committee for the new CEO of Newman Regional Health, due to conflicts.

Commissioner Briggs:
• I attended the RDA meeting on Friday.
• Monday I attended the fair board meeting.
• Dr. Shonrock, ESU has invited the Commission to participate in the legislative bus tour and luncheon on October 22nd.

Commissioner Slater:
• I was unable to attend meetings last week.

Tammy Vopat:
• Timmerman School, 3rd Grade Teacher, Deanne Kelly invited me to do a presentation for 69 students on October 22nd. We will be simulating an election and teaching the importance of voting.
• Waiting on values from other counties to move forward with setting levies.

Dan Williams:
• I am covering the Human Resources office duties this week.

Marc Goodman:
• I attended the RDA meeting on Friday.
• I was voted in as Vice President of the Kansas County Attorney and District Attorney Association board for 2013-2014.
• I lectured at ESU last Friday.

Bruce Boettcher, BG Consulting and Garrett Nordstrom, GAS presented Commission with a detailed plan of improvements for the Anderson Building.

Motion: To Authorize Chairman to sign the Statement of Assurances and Certifications Application as related to the CDBG grant for the Anderson Building.
                                                                                                                                Briggs/Martin 3-0
Note: Counselor Goodman approved as to form and content.

Motion: To Adopt Resolution 14-13, a Resolution Certifying Legal Authority to Apply for the 2014 Kansas Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program from the Kansas Department of Commerce and Authorizing the Mayor/Commissioner to sign and submit such an application.
                                                                                                                                Slater/Briggs 3-0
Note: Counselor Goodman approved as to form and content.

Motion: To Adopt Resolution 15-13, a Resolution Assuring the Kansas Department of Commerce that funds will be continually provided for the operation and maintenance of improvements at the Anderson Building system to be financed with Community Development Block Grant Funds.
                                                                                                                                Briggs/Martin 3-0
Note: Counselor Goodman approved as to form and content.

Motion: To Authorize Chairman to sign the Kansas Department of Commerce Disclosure/Update Report as related to the CDBG grant for the Anderson Building.
                                                                                                                                 Briggs/Slater 3-0
Note: Counselor Goodman noted contracts are approved as to form and content.

Motion: To Approve Consultant/Client Agreement a contract for ADA Design in the amount of $68,400.00 and $23,800.00 for construction engineering or alternatively the Complete Design Contract for the Anderson Building improvements with BG Consulting in the amounts of $89,000 for design and $31,000 for construction engineering.
                                                                                                                                 Briggs/Slater 3-0
Note: Counselor Goodman noted contracts are approved as to form and content.

Commissioners discussed joining the Flint Hills Economic Development District. They agreed they need more documentation from the district and public comment. Commission has interest but has not received an invitation or documentation for them to take official action. Commissioner Briggs noted there was no opposition.

Motion: To Remove item F from the Agenda, to consider Lyon County joining the Flint Hills Economic Development District.
                                                                                                                                 Slater/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Dan Williams, Mike Halleran and Marc Goodman, to return at 9:35 a.m.
                                                                                                                                 Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:35 a.m. with information.

Break

Public Comment: no one present.

Commission will not meet for Study Session next Wednesday. The Action Session will be held on Thursday.

Motion: To Adjourn at 9:52 a.m.                                                                         Martin/Briggs 3-0

There being no further business before the Board, the meeting was adjourned.
The next Action Session on October 24, 2013 with no study session.

Attest: Affirm:

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

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