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
Tammy Vopat, County Clerk Marc Goodman, County Counselor
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor Dan Williams, County Controller
Others attending the meeting:
Doug Peck, Commissioner elect Tom Cushing, resident
Lillian Spellman, resident Linda Forbs, resident
Chuck Boyce, I.T. Director Ryan Janzen, Appraiser
Deanna Howell, resident Renee Hively, Health Officer
Megan Morgan, Attorney’s Office
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as amended. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 12-3-2020. Briggs/Martin 2-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 12-11-2020 in the amount of $281,876.68. Briggs/Martin 2-0
Note: Over $200,000.00 of warrants payable are Care’s Act distribution.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 12-11-2020 in the amount of $363,578.46. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 12-11-2020 in the amount of $259,563.72. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.
Commissioners discussed the application to adopt the new Lyon County Zoning Regulations.
Motion: To Remove from the table Application 2020013 Adopting the new Lyon County Zoning Regulations. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Commissioners discussed tabling the proposed zoning regulations to allow for Commissioner Elect, Doug Peck to be sworn into office for equal representation.
Motion: To Table Application 2020013, an Application Adopting the new Lyon County Zoning Regulations until January 21, 2021. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Motion: To Approve signing the Lyon County 2020 General Election abstract.
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Motion: To Approve the Payroll Change Authorizations as presented.
Permits: no applications received.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Confidential Data with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Chuck Boyce and Counselor Goodman, to return at 9:35 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:35 a.m.
Ryan Janzen presented Commissioners with a request to consider the installation of a door frame, door and a bank of windows in the Appraiser’s Office by Emporia Construction & Remodeling.
Motion: To Approve encumbering expenditures for Emporia Construction and Remodeling in the amount of $10,600.00 to be paid from Fund 010-25-9001 for improvements in the Appraiser’s Office. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Public comment: Deanne Howell commented about the mask mandate and her experience having Covid-19. She stated when sick there was no direction on prevention and boosting the immune system. Deanne talked about the mental state of some people due to the pandemic. She also wanted more proactive measures to be taken and about the death rate in Lyon County and data supporting the information being distributed to the general public. Linda Forbes commented she agreed with Ms. Howell. Linda commented on the zoning regulations and that the city and county were separate. She commented that we should go back to the 2018 zoning regulations with a few changes.
Lyon County Employee Recognition Ceremony: Commissioners read a letter of appreciation for 24 employees celebrating their longevity with Lyon County.
• I attended an Emergency Management and Public Health meeting.
• Coming up is the Annual meeting of the Lyon County Extension.
• I attended the EOC meeting by zoom.
• A lot of information about zoning needs to be clarified.
• Next Monday I will administer the oath of office for the newly elected board members at the Lyon County Extension Annual meeting.
• Attended the EOC meeting.
• Working on the Care’s Act reports.
• RDA zoom meeting is tomorrow.
• The world was totally unprepared for this pandemic.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for data confidentiality with Commissioners, Public Health Officer, Renee Hively, Counselor Halleran, Controller Williams, Commissioner elect, Doug Peck and Counselor Goodman, to return at 10:45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:48 a.m.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Data Confidentiality with Commissioners, Counselor Goodman, Commissioner elect, Doug Peck and Megan Morgan to return at 11:05 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:05 a.m.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for data exchange with Commissioners, Commissioner elect Peck, Counselor Goodman, Counselor Halleran and Controller Williams, to return at 11:40 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 11:40 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return at 12:00 p.m.
Motion: To Adjourn.
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on December 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission