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:
Doug Peck, resident Bruce Boettcher, BG Consultants
Angel Cushing, resident Lillian Spellman, resident
Lynn McAllister, resident Eric Hethcoat, BG Consultants
Linda Forbs, resident
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 10-22-2020 meeting. Briggs/Martin 2-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 10-30-2020 in the amount of $54,173.63. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 10-30-2020 in the amount of $305,027.14. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 10-30-2020 in the amount of $194,662.91. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Appointments: Commissioners discussed appointments
Motion: To Appoint Larry Bucklinger to the Newman Regional Health Board of Trustees for a term to expire 12-31-2024. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Commissioner discussed a letter of support for a transportation grant.
Motion: To Approve a Letter of Support for Hetlinger Developmental Services, Inc. in their bid to acquire a $10,000.00 transportation grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Briggs/Slater 3-0
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Permits: no applications received.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Confidential Data with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran and Counselor Goodman, to return at
9:35 a.m. Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:35 a.m.
Jim Brull presented Commissioners with requests for consideration: signing an agreement for shop expansion; posting weight limits on bridges and a quote for annual bridge inspection.
Motion: To Approve signing BG Consultant’s proposed agreement for a Preliminary Engineering Report for Highway Department shop expansion and new building in the amount of $10,000.00 to be paid from Fund 011-00-7162
Motion: To Adopt Resolution 13-20, a Resolution posting weight limits on one bridge due to changes in the formula used to rate the bridges.
Motion: To Approve the Consulting Services Agreement from Alfred Benesch & Company to perform the 2021 Biannual Bridge Inspection in the amount of $251,000.00 and pay $100,000.00 from Fund 011-00-7162 and $151,000.00 from Fund 033-00-7601. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Public comment: Lynn McAllister commented on the Care’s Relief Funds and the meetings were not open to the public. No open comment time was provided. Mr. McAllister discussed several problems with obtaining information related to the funds. Angel Cushing commented on the Road & Bridge report and the related zoning requirements.
• No report.
• There was not a Council on Aging meeting due to weather.
• I attended the EOC meeting via zoom.
• The election is going very well.
• I have still not received the Osage County valuation. This is preventing me from proceeding with the tax roll.
• I will be teaching the 3rd class of election board workers this afternoon.
• Working on the health care and benefit renewal.
• Sales tax numbers are up from last year.
• JEDA meeting is Tuesday.
Break until 10:30
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Confidential Data with Commissioners, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman to return at 11:15 a.m. Martin/Slater 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:15 a.m. with information.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Slater 3-0
There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned. The next Action Session will take place on November 5, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission