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:
Zach Deloach, Gazette reporter Jean Barnett, I.T. Department
Alex Mosakowski, Hetlinger Developmental Svcs. John Koelsch, Undersheriff
Sam Seeley, Zoning Renee Hively, Flinthills Community Health
Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as Amended. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 4-22-2021 meeting. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 4-30-2021 in the amount of $128,515.33. Peck/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 4-30-2021 in the amount of $308,199.46. Martin/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 4-30-2021 in the amount of $196,245.38.
Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.
Clerk Vopat presented Commissioners with a request to consider amending a resolution to include the legal tract description for a deed.
Motion: To Adopt Resolution 15-21, a Resolution Amending Resolution 22-00 to include a legal tract description for Tract FT00426A1. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Commissioners discussed a request for a letter of support for Hetlinger Developmental Services Inc. for a grant.
Motion: To Approve a Letter of Support for Hetlinger Developmental Services Inc. for its application for Kansas Community Service Tax Credits. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Commissioners discussed a request from ECKAN East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation to consider proclaiming the month of May as Community Action Month in Lyon County, Kansas.
Motion: To Proclaim the Month of May in Lyon County, Kansas as Community Action Month.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Attorney/Client Privilege with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran and Counselor Goodman, to return at 9:35 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:35 a.m.
Sam Seeley presented Commissioners with a request to consider an application for agricultural conditional use Communications Tower in the Neosho Rapids and Hartford, Kansas area.
Motion: To Adopt Resolution 16-21, a Resolution Granting a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) in a certain area in Lyon County, Kansas for a “Communications Tower” and Amending the County Zoning Map as adopted by Resolution 02-21, as Amended, of Lyon County, Kansas, to conform with said Conditional Use Permit. Martin/Peck 3-0
Commissioners discussed with Sam Seeley implementing a web-based electronic permitting system.
Public comment: no one present.
Personnel changes: Commissioners discussed personnel changes.
Motion: To Approve the Payroll Change Authorizations as presented. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Permits: no applications received.
John Koelsch presented Commissioners with a request to consider a quote for Sheriff’s Office vehicle parts for the Dodge Durango.
Motion: To Approve the quote from TCS UPFITTING, a Division of Traffic Control Services, Inc. in the amount of $11,459.27 for lightbars, console, grill guard, antennas, radios and peripheral equipment, to be paid from Funds 017-00-9031 for $9,086.77 for equipment and Fund 010-17-7602 for $2,372.50 for labor.
• I attended the Council on Aging meeting. They are setting up an RSVP appreciation ceremony.
• Next Tuesday, I am unable to attend the JEDAC meeting, Commissioner Peck will attend in my absence.
• Commissioners are invited to attend the RDA luncheon hosted by the City of Emporia next Wednesday.
• I received responses related to the mask mandate.
• I received several positive comments on the mask mandate.
• I spoke with a citizen expressing gratitude to the highway department on a good job.
• Received correspondence related to the mask mandate.
• Attended the EOC meeting.
• I will be attending the Kansas County Clerks & Election Officials annual conference in Lenexa, Ks next week. In my absence Deputy Joe Torres will record the minutes of the commission meeting.
• Sales tax numbers are up from last year.
• Next week I will send out budget sheets to departments.
• JEDAC meeting is Tuesday, I plan to attend.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session with Commissioners, Dan Williams and Counselor Halleran, to return at 10:35 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:35 a. m.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:00 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:00 a.m.
Public Health Report: Renee Hively updated the Commissioners on public health. Renee updated Commissioners on the Flinthills Community Health Center. The covid numbers are still holding at a manageable level. We are not out of this pandemic yet. Renee has received calls from businesses who are confused about the health order. There is a vaccine clinic scheduled for tomorrow.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for data exchange with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at 11:40 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:40 a.m.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for data exchange with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran, Controller Williams and Counselor Goodman, to return at 12:00 p.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 12:00 p.m.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Peck 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on May 6, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission