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:
Dr. Longwell, NRH                                                       Dr. Oyenuza, NRH
Chuck Boyce, I.T. Director                                           Phil Mott, resident
Doug Peck, Commissioner elect                                  Kathy Pimple, NRH
Esther Knobloch, NRH                                                 Bob Wright, NRH
Lynn McAllister, resident                                              Linda Forbs, resident
Amy Welch, Noxious Weed Director                             Renee Hively, Public Health Officer

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

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

Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 12-10-2020 meeting. Briggs/Martin 2-0

Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 12-18-2020 in the amount of $1,191,783.62. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.

Personnel changes: no action taken.

Permits: no applications received.

Motion: To move to Legal Executive for Confidential Data Session with Commissioners, Esther Knobloch, Kathy Pimple, Dr. Longwell, Dr. Oyenuza, Controller Williams, Commissioner elect Doug Peck, Bob Wright and Counselor Goodman, to return at 9:45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:45 a.m.
Note: Commissioner elect Doug Peck may be part of the consensus due to election of republican convention and pending Governors’ signature.

Public comment: Lynn McAllister presented Commissioners with on information and data related to the pandemic. Would like decisions made for the county made from facts and not fear. Linda Forbes stated she can’t find documents showing the city and county do not share zoning.

Dan Williams presented Commissioners with a request to consider a Cares Act payment to Sweet Granada. Dan stated that the Sweet Granada was overlooked and omitted from the application list of businesses who applied for assistance. This was an error made by the administrator of fund management that needs to be adjusted.

Motion: To Approve and paying the Sweet Granada $15,000.00 for the Cares Act to be paid from Fund 044-00-9811. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Note: The reason for this distribution was from a clerical error not by the Sweet Granada.

Amy Welch presented Commissioners with the 2021 agreement with KDOT to treat noxious weeds. This is the annual agreement for treating noxious weeds for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Motion: To Approve Noxious Weed Director to sign the 2021 Lyon County Agreement with Kansas Department of Transportation to treat noxious weeds on state right of ways. Briggs/Martin 2-0

Reports
Commissioner Martin:
• Answering questions about zoning.
• Attended the Lyon County Extension Board annual meeting.
• The next two commission meetings will be held on Wednesday’s due to the holidays.

Commissioner Briggs:
• Receiving a lot of calls about zoning.
• I attended the Lyon County Extension Board annual meeting via Zoom

Controller Williams:
• Met with City representatives.
• Working on year end processes.

Clerk Vopat:
• I administered the oath of office for the newly elected officers at the Lyon County Extension Annual Meeting on Monday.
• Working with Wichita State University to find training solutions for the new incoming clerks across the state for the new clerk orientation and the week-long Sanborn training. Also working with the executive board of the clerks’ association for conference planning in May.

Counselor Goodman:
• No report.

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners Sam Seeley, Counselor Halleran, Commissioner Elect Doug Peck and Counselor Goodman, to return at 10:45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:45 a.m. with information.

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran, Commissioner Elect Doug Peck, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, 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, Renee Hively, Counselor Halleran, Commissioner Elect Doug Peck, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, 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 11:40 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran, Commissioner Elect Doug Peck, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:55 a.m. Martin/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:55 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 December 23, 2020.

Attest: Affirm:

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