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

Others attending the meeting:
Doug Peck, resident                                                               Phill Mott, resident
Adam Blake, Gazette reporter                                                Jarrod Fell, Emergency Manager
Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter                                             Mark McKenna, Facilities Manager
Linda Forbes, resident

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Motion: To Approve the Agenda as amended. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 11-5-2020 meeting. Briggs/Martin 2-0

Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 11-13-2020 in the amount of $175,108.37. Briggs/Martin 2-0

Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 11-13-2020 in the amount of $203,877.21. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 11-13-2020 in the amount of $285,334.29. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments

Motion: To Appoint Patricia Nelson to the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging Inc. Board for a 2-year term. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Motion: To Approve a Letter of Support for Crosswinds Counseling & Wellness grant application for Kansas Department of Transportation. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Motion: To Approve the minutes of the 2020 General Election Canvass.
Briggs/Martin 2-0

Commissioners thanked Election Office Vopat and staff for a job well done.

Personnel changes: no action taken.

Permits: no applications received.

Jarrod Fell presented Commissioners with a request to consider approve the EOC Enhancement Grant Project.

Motion: To Approve the expenditures for the Emergency Operations Center Enhancement Grant in the amount of $24,150.00 to be paid from Fund 017-00-9011. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners and Mark McKenna, to return at 9:40 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:40 a.m.

Break

Public comment: Phill Mott commented on the success of the election.

Reports
Commissioner Martin:
• I would like to read a letter of resignation from Commissioner Dan Slater. Commissioner Martin read the letter of resignation.
• I received phone calls related to the Americus Road.
• On Monday I participated in the Canvass and the Lyon County Extension Board meeting.
• Last Tuesday I attended the Fair Board Foundation meeting.
• I attended the Emporia Veterans Day activities along with the City of Olpe Veterans Day ceremony.
• Next week we will give a recommendation of the Cares Act distribution.

Commissioner Briggs:
• Monday was the Fair Board meeting.
• I also attended the canvass.
• Attended the Veterans Day ceremony.
• Thank you to the Cares Act board members for their work.

Clerk Vopat:
• Working on election abstracts and waiting for assistance from the state to correct their files so I can properly upload our tax file.
• I participated in the Veterans Day parade.

Counselor Goodman:
• RDA meeting is tomorrow.

Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners, Counselor Goodman and Sam Seeley, to return at 10:15 a.m.
Martin/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:15 a.m.

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Counselor Goodman and Controller Williams (Controller Williams by phone), to return at 11:00 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Meeting reconvened at 11:00 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return at 11:30 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Meeting reconvened at 11:30 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return at 11:45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Meeting reconvened at 11:45 a.m. with information and direction.

Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 2-0

There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on November 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Attest: Affirm:

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Tammy Vopat                                                           Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk                                       Lyon County Commission