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:
Phil Mott, resident Doug Peck, resident
Hope McAllister, resident Melissa McAllister, resident
Connie Slater, resident Mark McKenna, Facilities Manger
Lillian Spellman, resident Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter
Rob Gilligan, Ignite Emporia Viola Heskett, resident
Jeanine McKenna, Chamber of Commerce Adam Blake, Gazette reporter
Dennis Smith, resident Pam Smith, resident
Janice Huffman, Human Resource Dir. Jim Witt, City of Emporia
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 8-13-2020 meeting as corrected.
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 8-21-2020 in the amount of $182,034.20. Slater/Martin 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 8-21-2020 in the amount of $281,986.85.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 8-21-2020 in the amount of $371,202.55. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve canceling outstanding warrants 12 months and older as attached, numbered from $1,159.24. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve canceling outstanding warrants 12 months and older as attached, numbered from 199226 to 311688 totaling $1,419.66. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Appointments: no action taken.
Personnel changes: Commissioners discussed personnel changes.
Motion: To Approve Personnel Authorization Changes as presented.
Permits: no applications received.
Mark McKenna presented Commissioner with a request to consider purchasing an air conditioning unit for the bus barn.
Motion: To Approve the quote from Modern Air for the purchase and of a heating/cooling unit for the Bus Barn in the amount of $4,900.00 to be paid from Fund 010-70-7646-15. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Note: Installation of the unit will be completed by the Lyon County Facilities Department.
Rob Gilligan and Jeanine McKenna presented Commissioners with a Lyon County Housing Study Report.
Public comment: Phil Mott commented on his interest of the housing study report. Phil would like the county to reach out to the smaller communities with assistance to housing also. Dennis and Pam Smith commented on a problem on the Americus Road.
Public Hearing on the 2021 Lyon County Budget. Commissioners discussed the proposed 2021 Lyon County Budget.
Clerk Vopat presented a recap of the Lyon County 2021 Budget in Dan Williams’ absence.
Motion: To Approve the Lyon County 2021 Budget as presented.
• I will attend the Council on Aging meeting coming up.
• I attended an EOC zoom meeting.
• Working on road issues.
• Attended a meeting with the fair board members on an event.
• Received a call from a township official on a cemetery.
• The 2020 Primary Election process is complete.
• Working on the General Election and budgets.
• I renewed the sales tax exemption certification for Lyon County.
• No report.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Attorney/Client Privilege with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:00 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0 Meeting reconvened at 10:55 a.m.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data with Commissioners, Counselor Goodman, Counselor Halleran and Jim Witt, to return at 11:30 a.m. Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:30 a.m.
Commissioners discussed the funding and the planning document for the distribution of the CARES Act funds. This is a planning document and must be approved by the State of Kansas.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Attorney/Client Privilege with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:55 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:55 a.m. with information.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Slater 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on August 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission