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
Doug Peck, Commissioner Tammy Vopat, County Clerk
Marc Goodman, County Counselor Dan Williams, County Controller
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Others attending the meeting:
Tom Cushing, resident Don Johnson, resident
Melissa McAllister, resident Angel Cushing, resident
Adam Blake, Gazette reporter Jeff Cope, Sheriff
Sheriff’s Office Staff Jason Gifford, Sheriff’s Office
Rick Moore, Retired ESU Security Lillian Spellman, resident
Tobey Kelly, Security Jerry Cook, ESU Security
John Koelsch, Undersheriff Jarrod Fell, Emergency Manager
Renee Hively, FHCHC
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Reorganization of the Board of County Commissioners
Motion: To Appoint as Rollie Martin as Chairman of the Lyon County Board of Commissioners.
Motion: To Appoint Doug Peck as Vice Chairman of the Lyon County Board of Commissioners.
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 12-30-2020 meeting. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 1-8-2021 in the amount of $410,510.67.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 1-8-2021 in the amount of $308,379.49.
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 1-8-2021 in the amount of $226,232.44.
Motion: To Adopt Resolution 01-21, a Resolution to Waive the Generally Acceptable Accounting Practice requirements in K.S.A. 75-1120. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Personnel changes: Commissioners discussed personnel changes.
Motion: To Approve the Personnel Authorization Changes as presented. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Permits: no applications received.
Tobey Kelly, John Koelsch, Jeff Cope and Jerry Cook presented the Chief’s Silver Award to Deputy Jason Gifford and retired ESU Police Lieutenant Rick Moore.
Tobey Kelly and John Koelsch presented Commissioners with a request to approve the purchase of 6 vehicles for the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office to replace current vehicles. Total expenditure of $190,281.20. Commissioners discussed this is a yearly scheduled purchase to maintain the fleet of Sheriff’s Office vehicles.
Motion: To Approve the purchase of two (2) Chevy Silverado 1500 4X4 trucks from Longbine Auto Plaza, a Chevy Tahoe 4X4 vehicle from Longbine Auto Plaza, a Dodge Durango AWD Pursuit rated from Clint Bowyer Auto and two (2) Dodge Chargers AWD from TCS Inc., in an amount not to exceed $190,281.20 to be paid from Fund 017-00-9016. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Dan Williams presented Commissioners with a request to consider approving the 2020 audit fees for Agler & Gaeddert for a total of $34,500.00 and the KWRCC Premium for workers compensation.
Motion: To Approve the invoice for auditing services for Agler & Gaeddert in the amount of $34,500.00 to be paid from Fund 010-01-7399. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Note: These funds are encumbered on December 31, 2020 and direction given for Controller Williams to sign related documents.
Motion: To Approve the 2021 Kansas Workers Risk Cooperative for Counties Premium in the amount of $130,848.00 to be paid from Fund 010-58-7236. Peck/Briggs 3-0
Note: This is an adjustable premium based on final payroll information.
Public comment: Tom Cushing on behalf of MFA Oil talked about shopping local and discussed to benefits of using local companies and not those in El Dorado, Kansas. Angel Cushing commented on the brochure she mailed to landowners. Angel talked about the trails and offered transparency offering her information related to the zoning plan on her facebook account. Melissa McAllister commented on liberties and landownership. Melissa asked Commissioners to uphold inalienable rights of everyone.
Appointments: Commissioners discussed the 2021 yearly board appointments.
Motion: To Appoint Pat Wiederholt to the FHTC Board of Trustees for a 4-year term to expire 12-31-2024. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Motion: To Approve the 2021 Lyon County Commission Yearly Appointments numbered 1-31.
Motion: To Appoint Sally Sanchez to the Main Street Board for a term to expire 12-31-2021.
Motion: To Appoint Michael Langley and Phil Mott to the Lyon County Planning and Appeals Board for a term to expire 12-*31-2023. Martin/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Appoint Mark Schondelmaier to the Natural Resource Advisory Board for a term to expire 12-31-2023. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Appoint Deanne Korsak to the Non-Lawyer Member of District Judicial Nomination for 5th Judicial District for a term to expire March 2024. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Appoint Shane Brunner to the Multi-Use Path Planning (MUPP) Board for a term to expire 1-31-2022. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Appoint Doug Peck and Mark Schondelmaier to the Flint Hills Trail Advisory Board for a term to expire 12-31-2022. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Jarrod Fell presented Commissioners with a request to consider extending the Local Disaster Declaration.
Motion: To Approve the Disaster Resolution Lyon County, Kansas to March 11, 2021.
• Attended the JEDAC meeting on Tuesday.
• Extension Board meeting coming up.
• Answering questions on zoning issues.
• Lot of calls on zoning and the trails.
• Several phone calls on the zoning issues.
• Attended the JEDAC meeting.
• RDA meeting is tomorrow.
• No report.
• Finalized year end process.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Renee Hively, Controller Williams, Counselor Halleran Dr. Oyenuga, MD and Counselor Goodman for data exchange, to return at 11:30 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Counselor Halleran, Ashley McGee and Counselor Goodman for data exchange, to return at 12:05 p.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 12:05 p.m. with a request to return at 12:15 p.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 12:05 p.m.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on January 14, 2021.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission