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 *by phone Tammy Vopat, County Clerk
Marc Goodman, County Counselor Dan Williams, County Controller
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Others attending the meeting:
Melissa McAllister, resident Hope McAllister, resident
Mark McKenna, Facilities Manager Doug Peck, resident
Jarrod Fell, Emergency Manager Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter
Chip Woods, County Engineer Casey Woods, Emporia Main Street
Ron McCoy, A-1 Pump & Jet Svcs. Garrett Nordstrom, G.A.S.
Judy McCoy, A-1 Pump & Jet Svcs. Judge Merlin Wheeler
Ruth Wheeler, District Court Jeff Cope, Sheriff
Janice Huffman, Human Resources Adam Blake, Gazette reporter
Jay Whitney, Jail
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 8-27-2020 meeting. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 9-4-2020 in the amount of $128,394.91. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 9-4-2020 in the amount of $275,791.85.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 9-4-2020 in the amount of $196,711.61. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Appointments: no action taken.
Motion: To Approve Amending the Minutes of the August 20, 2020 Commission meeting to pay Modern Air a total amount of $4,900.00 from Fund 010-70-9001-15. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Permits: no applications received.
Jarrod Fell presented Commissioners with a request to consider extending the Local Disaster Declaration.
Motion: To Approve extending Resolution 5-20, the Local Disaster Declaration for Lyon County, Kansas until November 2, 2020. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Chip Woods presented Commissioners with a request to gravel a portion of Road 180 and a request block the Allen Road from 4th Street to Hwy 56 for the Allen Veteran Fall Festival. Commissioners gave direction to gravel a portion of Road 180 as requested and reported on the recycle trailer tally and expense comparison report.
Motion: To Approve the temporarily closure of Road L (Allen Road) from 4th Street 100 feet South of Highway 56 on October 3, 2020 from 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Note: This is for the Allen Veteran Fall Festival request from Shelly Mann.
Public comment: Melissa McAllister commented on an article she read and asked about the pandemic. She presented some examples and comments for consideration. Melissa also commented on the local disaster declaration.
Casey Woods presented Commissioners with a request to consider a partnership between Lyon County and A-1 Pump and Jet Services and to act as a pass through for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Judy and Ron McCoy presented an overview of their business, A-1 Pump and Jet Services. Commissioners commented on their support of the program and gave direction to proceed.
• Attended the JEDAC meeting.
• Attended a zoom meeting for the Emergency Operations Center.
• Worked on a few issues with roads.
• Tuesday I will try to attend a zoom Community Corrections meeting
• Met with Bruce Boettcher regarding the fairgrounds.
• Thanks for the well wishes and prayers for my family.
• Working on the election process.
• Last Friday there was a mediation meeting.
• I attended the JEDAC meeting by zoom.
• I also attended a briefing meeting by zoom.
• Next Friday I will attend the RDA meeting by zoom.
Judge Merlin Wheeler and Ruth Wheeler presented Commissioners with an update and to discuss plans for the District Court courtroom modifications necessary to begin holding jury trials. Commissioners discussed the funds available and supported the installation of plexiglass in the courtrooms.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Session with Commissioners, Sheriff Cope, Jay Whitney and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:05 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 11:05 a.m.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Janice Huffman and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:30 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 11:33 a.m.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Counselor Goodman and Counselor Halleran to return at 12:05 p.m.
Meeting reconvened at 12:05 p.m. with a request for an extension, to return at 12:20 p.m. Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 12:20 p.m.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on September 10, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission