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 Doug Peck, Vice Chairman
Scott A. Briggs, Commissioner Tammy Vopat, County Clerk
Marc Goodman, County Counselor Dan Williams, County Controller
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Others attending the meeting:
Melissa McAllister, resident Ashley McGee, Attorney’s Office
Jamie Williams, I.T. Dept. Dr. Oyenuga, Public Health Officer
Esther Knobloch, NRH Renee Hively, FCCHC
Jarrod Fell, Emergency Manager
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as Amended. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 1-21-2021 meeting as corrected. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 1-29-2021 in the amount of $470,670.21. Peck/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Agnus City Township 2020 Annual Report. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Ivy Township 2020 Annual Report. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Center Township 2020 Annual Report. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Waterloo Township 2020 Annual Report. Peck/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Jackson Township 2020 Annual Report. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Fremont Township 2020 Annual Report. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Americus Township 2020 Annual Report. Peck/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Reading Township 2020 Annual Report. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Commissioners discussed corrections needed for Resolution 2-21. Counselor Goodman explained errors needed to be made to the language and for clarification.
Motion: To Approve correcting grammatical and syntax errors in Resolution 2-21. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.
Motion: To Appoint Bill Neinstedt to the Emporia Enterprise Board for a term to expire 12-31-2023. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Permits: no applications received.
Chip Woods presented Commissioners with a bid for chemicals and a quote for a road overlay.
Motion: To Approve the low bid for 180 gallons of Pathway at $31.50/gallon for a total of $5,670.00 from Nutrient Ag Solutions of Castle Rock, Colorado, to be paid from Fund 011-00-8330. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the quote from APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division for placing a leveling course, a 1-1/2- inch overlay with shoulder edge wedge on the Americus Road from Road 290 to Road 320 in the amount of $658,707.82 to be paid: $458,707.82 from Fund 011-00-8340 and $200,000.00 from Fund 032-00-7600. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Public comment: Melissa McAllister commented she wanted to talk with Commissioner Peck directly. She presented statistics and wanted her opinion heard. Melissa mentioned the petitions that were presented against the zoning regulations and claimed faulty logic used by Commissioner Peck in his decision. Melissa thanked Commissioner Martin again for his no vote on the zoning regulations.
Break until 10:00 a.m.
• I attended the Council on Aging meeting on Monday.
• Received a thank you letter from the Historical Society for their appropriation.
• Next Wednesday is the City/County meeting along with a Study Session.
• No report.
• Happy 160th Birthday to Kansas tomorrow.
• No report.
• JEDAC meeting is Tuesday.
• Sales tax for January is up overall.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for attorney/client privilege with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran, Sam Seeley, Ashley McGee and Counselor Goodman, to return at 10:40 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:40 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return at 10:55 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 10:55 a.m. with direction.
Health Officer, Dr. Oyenuga and Renee Hively presented Commissioners with a public health report. She reported a change in the quarantine time to 10 days effective today. The cases overall are declining. Renee presented a report on the vaccination efforts. Lyon County and the Flint Hills Community Health Center are partnering with City of Emporia and Lyon Cunty staff for assistance at the clinics.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Counselor Halleran and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:45 a.m.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session for evaluation with Commissioners, to return at 12:15 p.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 12:15 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 February 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission