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 *absent Amie Jackson, Election Deputy
Marc Goodman, County Counselor Dan Williams, County Controller
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Others attending the meeting:
Doug Peck, resident Phill Mott, resident
Nick Smith, resident Jarom Smit, resident
Tagan Trahoon, KVOE Melissa McAllister, resident
Lynn McAllister, resident Viola Heskett, resident
Renee Hively, Lyon Co. Public Health Ashley McGee, Attorneys Office
Jennifer Milburn, Emergency Preparedness Director
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented.
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 6-25-2020 meeting.
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 7-2-2020 in the amount of $ 1,044,122.87
Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.
Motion: To Approving $4,000.00 from the emergency fund, fund number 1061-7656, to the Emporia Senior Center in the Lyon County Senior Centers budget.
Motion: To Approve $50,000.00 allocation to go towards COVID-19 expenses and equipment. To be paid for from account 017-00-7646. To be reimbursed from by the CARES Act.
Personal changes: no action taken.
Permits: no applications received.
• Chip Woods and I met with the Olpe City Council and presented his report to the council about the bridge to the lake and the possibility of another access point to the lake.
• Next week JDAC meeting on Tuesday
• Several conversations about mask wearing
• 2020 Lyon County Purposed zoning facts sheet was put out yesterday about the county’s part of it.
• Fair board
• Met with residents to discuss a road situation
• Attended zoom meeting with EOC about mask wearing
• Several conversations about mask issues
• Appreciates all the mask wearing conversations and feed back
• Meeting with IMA insurance
• Meetings with several people on COVID relief and CARES Act
• Nothing to report
• Will attend JDAC meeting on Tuesday
Dan Williams discussed Lyon County 2021’s budget and changes for the upcoming year. Third year in a row that the mill levy has dropped. Appropriations were left where requested.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive session with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Counselor Goodman and Counselor Halleran and Janice Huffman to return at 9:05 a. m.
Meeting reconvened at 9:05 a.m.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session attorney – client with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Counselor Goodman and Counselor Halleran to return at 9:35 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 9:35 a.m.
Public Comment: Viola Heskett spoke on behalf of KFCI and presented Commissioners and Counselor Goodman pocket handbooks of the Declaration of Independence. Melissa McAllister spoke on Law enforcement and the difficulties that the mask wearing new order from the Governor will place on the officers. She also spoke on the zoning facts sheet. Jarom Smith spoke on his thoughts about the mask wearing that the county will have to decide one. Lynn McAllister presented Commissioners with sheets on mask wearing and spoke on the emergency disaster and the research he did on the COVID-19 effects on Lyon County and the United States.
Renee Hively and Jennifer Milburn with Lyon County Public Health presented Commissioners with an update on Lyon County’s Public Health numbers for COVID-19 and precautions we can take to slow the spread.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Counselor Goodman, Counselor Halleran, Renee Hively and Jennifer Milburn to return on or at 10:45 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 10:45 a.m.
Motion: To move to Non- Elected Personnel Executive and Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Counselor Goodman, Counselor Halleran and Ashley McGee to return at 11:45 a.m. Meeting was extended until 12:00 p.m.
Meeting reconvened at 12:00 p.m.
Commission will meet for a study session July 8, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners will be studying for a new public health order.
Motion: To Adjourn
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on July 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Amie L. Jackson Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Election Deputy Lyon County Commission