The Board of Lyon County Commissioners met in Action Session at 9:00 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:
Robert McClelland, resident Carissa McClelland, resident
Adam Blake, Gazette reporter Chip Woods, County Engineer
Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter Jim Brull, Road & Bridge
Seth Snyder, Road & Bridge John Koelsch, Undersheriff
Tom McEvoy, Emporia Rec Comm. Amanda Gutierrez, Emporia Rec. Comm.
Jeff Cope, Sheriff Janice Huffman, Human Resource Dir.
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as amended. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 1-16-2020 meeting. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 1-24-2020 in the amount of $410,299.92. Slater/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 1-25-2020 in the amount of $270,982.91.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 1-25-2020 in the amount of
$374,910.80. Martin/Slater 3-0
Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.
Motion: To Appoint Charisse Symmonds-Arndt to the Newman Regional Hospital Board of Trustees for a term to expire 12-31-2022.
Discussion: Counselor Goodman commented that Charisse Symmonds-Arndt is Mr. Goodman’s campaign treasurer.
Motion: To Appoint Larry Rust, Dan Hamman, Amy Jenkins, Larry Fowler, Travis Heins, Jason Web, Gregg Gasche, Dale Hodges and Fred Kurzen to the Lyon County Fair Board for a three-year term to expire 12-31-2022.
Motion: To Amend the Motion to Appoint Charisse Symmonds-Arndt to correct the term to expire 12-31-2021. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve the 2019 Jackson Township Annual Report.
Motion: To Approve the 2019 Waterloo Township Annual Report. Slater/Martin 3-0
Motion: To Approve the 2019 Agnes City Township Annual Report.
Personnel changes: Commissioners noted action was necessary.
Motion: To Approve the Personnel Authorization Changes as presented.
Permits: no applications received.
• I attended the Fairgrounds Foundation meeting. They are working on several different projects.
• Next Monday I will attend the Lyon County Council on Aging meeting.
• Tuesday is the Flint Hills Community Health Center meeting.
• Soil Conservation meeting is coming up.
• On Monday I attended the special Fair Board meeting. A new fence was approved.
• I will be on the talk of Emporia tomorrow.
• Next week I will attend the Legislative Reception in Topeka.
• Attended the housing study meeting.
• Attended the Fair Board meeting and the Fairgrounds Foundation meeting.
Chip Woods presented Commissioners with a request for the annual bridge inspections and a quote for a used Caterpillar. Commissioner discussed the history of bridge inspections with Chip.
Motion: To Approve the quote from Foley Equipment Company for a used 2016 Caterpillar Model 12M3 AWD Motor Graders and trade in D-102, a 1997 Caterpillar Model 140H Grader for a total cost of $220,000.00 to be paid from Fund 017-00-9026. Martin/Slater 3-0
Public comment: Jim Brull & Seth Snyder talked about government agencies that may be able to offer better rates on equipment and would like to ask for a demonstration if the Commission would agree. Commissioners welcomed any system or process to help with equipment costs.
Tom McEvoy and Amanda Gutierrez presented Commissioners with a request to consider partial use of the county parking are for bus parking during the 5a State Competition from March 11th through March 14th. Commissioners gave direction to proceed with allowing bus parking on the county parking lot during the 5a Basketball Tournament.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners, Janice Huffman, Sheriff Cope and Undersheriff Koelsch, to return at 10:30 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 10:26 a.m.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session for employee evaluation with Commissioners and Counselor Goodman, to return at 10:50 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 10:45 a.m.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Attorney Client Privilege with Commissioners, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:30 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:30 a.m.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place at 9:00 a.m. on January 30, 2020.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission