LYON COUNTY COMMISSION MINUTES
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
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:
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor Chip Woods, County Engineer
Karen Hartenbower, Emporia Senior Ctr. Sam Seeley, Zoning
Jesse Murphy, Gazette Reporter Chuck Samples, KVOE Reporter
Don Cannon, resident
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as amended. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 2-20-2014 meeting as corrected.
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 2-28-2014 in the amount of $144,324.93.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 2-28-2014 in the amount of $229,227.61.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 2-28-2014 in the amount of $300,830.52.
Personnel Changes: as submitted.
Permits: no permits submitted.
• Last Friday I attended the Flint Hills Regional Council meeting in Manhattan. The August 15th meeting will be held in Emporia.
• Monday I attended the Council on Aging meeting.
• Reminder to Commissioners that March 8th is the Dialogue with Commissioners, at 8:30 in the Annex. This is sponsored by Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters.
• Next Tuesday is JEDAC meeting.
• Next Tuesday evening is the Fairground Improvement Committee meeting.
• Next Wednesday is the Lyon County Extension Board meeting.
• Monday I met with Casey Woods and other city representatives.
• Tuesday I attended the Flint Hills Regional Health Center meeting and then later I met with Road & Bridge personnel.
• I processed several Homestead filings for Hartford residents on Tuesday.
• Sales tax numbers were up which is good news.
• Working with worker’s compensation auditors.
• JEDAC meeting is Tuesday.
• Mortgage registration bill is moving forward with amendments to phase out in 5 years.
Chip Woods presented Commission with a request from Hartford United Methodist Church to have John O’Conner help level and grade their new parking lot. He also discussed the Crushed Rock Distribution report for 2009 through 2013.
Commission directed Chip to allow his grader operator to grade the church parking lot.
Sam Seeley asked Commissioners to consider sending him to a grant writing class in Salina, Kansas.
Motion: To Approve Sam Seeley attending the Grant Writing USA Class in Salina, Kansas on April 3-4, 2014 and pay the registration fee of $425.00 and related travel expenses from Fund 010-46-7164.
Motion: To Amend the Agenda to all Commissioners to hold a NEP Executive Session with Commissioners and Dan Williams, to return at 9:00 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 9:00 a.m. with information.
Karen Hartenbower informed the Commission today is Susan Riley’s last day of employment as the Emporia Senior Center Director. The board will interview applicants tomorrow. Karen asked the Commission to consider allowing the Emporia Senior Center Director to be covered by county health insurance. Commission gave Dan Williams direction to check into the possibilities.
Motion: To move to an NEP Executive Session with Commissioners, Marc Goodman and Michael Halleran to return at 9:30 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 9:30 a.m.
Public Comment: Don Cannon addressed the Commission about an issue with a lagoon inspection performed on his property. A lagoon inspection fee of $150.00 was billed to him and he questioned why the fee was so high and since he was selling the property he wanted to who was responsible for paying the fee. Commission informed Mr. Cannon the property owner is responsible for the inspection. He said he was also billed an additional $150.00 for a previous inspection that was performed when he purchased the property. He felt he should not be responsible for the first billing. Commission instructed Mr. Cannon to pay $150.00 and Lyon County will waive the remaining $150.00 charge.
Motion: To Approve the 2014 Center Township Annual Report.
Motion: To Approve a Proclamation, to Proclaim the Month of April as Fair Housing Month in Lyon County, Kansas.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Marc Goodman and Michael Halleran to return at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 10:40 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return at 11:10 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 11:10 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return at 11:30 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 11:30 a.m.
Motion: To move to NEP Executive Session with Commissioners and Laurie Redeker, to return at 11:50 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 11:43 a.m.
Motion: To Adjourn at 11:45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Study Session will take place on March 5, 2014 and the next Action Session on March 6, 2014.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Clerk Lyon County Commission