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 *absent Tammy Vopat, County Clerk
Marc Goodman, County Counselor Dan Williams, County Controller
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Others attending the meeting:
Jim Brull, Road & Bridge Robert McClelland, resident
Rene Hively, Public Health Officer Roxy Van Gundy, 911 Director
Stephanie Ringgold, CFO Health Dept.
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 4-2-2020 meeting as corrected. Briggs/Martin 2-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 4-10-2020 in the amount of $183,010.84. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.
Stephanie Ringgold and Controller Williams presented Commissioners with a request to consider an appropriation for the health department. The Emergency Operations Center is a requirement of Lyon County and funds requested are to fund the EOC during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds will be used for day to day operations including 8 staff and for costs to be reimbursed to the Health Department already incurred. Rene Hively commented on other staff being utilized from county staff.
Motion: To Approve the additional appropriation to Flint Hills Community Health Center in the amount of $100,000.00 for public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, to be paid from Fund 017-00-7391. Briggs/Martin 2-0
Note: The funds being used for this appropriation are from sales tax revenue.
Motion: To Approve the Personnel Change Authorizations as presented.
Permits: no applications received.
• No report.
• Participated in the JEDAC meeting.
• Receiving a few phone calls.
• Working through all the rules and regulations related to COVID-19.
• Continuing business as usual.
• I am providing two staff to work in the Emergency Operations Center.
• Commented on the role of the Commission during the pandemic and the process of restoration of full-time services.
Commissioner Briggs commented on small business help being provided by Emporia Mainstreet.
Jim Brull presented Commissioners with a request to consider the bid for structural steel beams.
Motion: To Approve the low bid for structural steel beams from Oden Enterprises in the amount of $51,643.80 to be paid from Fund 033-00-8350.
Public comment: Robert McClelland commented about a website from Emporia Main Street to help with small business. Robert asked if there was an application process being offered to those unemployed to staff county openings.
Controller Williams explained the employee application process. Robert asked for a detailed list of warrants payable. Mr. Halleran explained the process of open records requests.
Roxy Van Gundy presented Commissioners with a proclamation for their consideration. Roxy mentioned the numerous duties being performed by the first responders.
Motion: To Proclaim National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week for April 12-18, 2020. Briggs/Martin 2-0
Counselor Halleran read the Proclamation for the record.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Confidential Data with Commissioners, Counselor Goodman and Controller Williams to return at 10:25 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:25 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return 11:00 a.m. with information. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Live Streaming was interrupted due to the phone overheating.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 2-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on April 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission