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
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Others attending the meeting:
Doug Peck, resident Roxy Van Gundy, 911 Director
Lillian Spellman, resident Linda Forbes, resident
John Koelsch, Undersheriff Adam Blake, Gazette reporter
Shane Brunner, LCAT
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as amended. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 9-24-2020 meeting. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 10-2-2020 in the amount of $120,302.02. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 10-2-2020 in the amount of $277,745.41.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 10-2-2020 in the amount of $198,818.65. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Commissioners discussed the 2021 Holiday Schedule and considered the 2022 New Year’s Day holiday.
Motion: To Table the 2021 Holiday Schedule as amended. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve Voting Delegates for KWORCC. Scott Briggs at Delegate and Dan Slater and Rollie Martin as Alternate Delegates. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Personnel changes: Commissioners discussed action needed.
Motion: To Approve the Personnel Change Authorizations as presented.
Permits: no applications received.
Roxy Van Gundy presented Commissioners with a request to consider paying the County portion of the Spillman CAD yearly payment and firewall renewal to Motorola Solutions.
Motion: To Approve paying the City of Emporia for the Lyon County Emergency Communications Center’s portion of the Spillman CAD yearly payment in the amount of $21,574.06 to be paid from Fund 019-00-7600. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Note: This is paid from 911 fees and not taxpayer dollars.
Tobey Kelly presented Commissioners with a request to consider the purchase of lights and electronics for police car parts.
Motion: To Approve the purchase from Traffic Control Services, Inc. for lights and electronics for 6 sheriff’s car parts for a total of $27,043.20 to be paid from Fund 017-00-9031. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Public comment: no one present.
John Koelsch presented Commissioners with a request to sign a memorandum of understanding for a grant from the Kansas Division of Emergency Management.
Motion: To Authorize the Emergency Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding accepting a Grant in the amount of $24,150.00 with the Kansas Division of Emergency Management. Briggs/Martin 3-0
• No report.
• Attended the Council on Aging meeting.
• The JEDAC meeting is on Tuesday.
• Receiving a lot of requests for letters of support for economic development grants.
• On Tuesday I attended the EOC meeting via zoom.
• Receiving a lot of calls on the health order and road issues.
• The PBC meeting is this evening. I will record the minutes of the meeting.
• I am currently working on the tax roll. I certified values to adjoining counties yesterday after receiving the final State Assessed Utility valuation.
• PBC meeting tonight.
• JEDAC meeting is Tuesday.
• RDA Finance is on Wednesday with regular meeting soon following.
• Nyla Rogers is the new District Court Clerk.
• Jury trials are still scheduled to start the end of this month.
Shane Brunner presented Commissioners with a request to consider approval of funds for the bus improvement projects. Commissioners gave direction to proceed with the grant process for the LCAT projects.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:15 a.m. Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:15 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return 11:45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:45 a.m.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 2-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on October 8. 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission