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                                          Joe Torres, Deputy Clerk
Marc Goodman, County Counselor                                   Dan Williams, County Controller
Michael Halleran, Asst. County Counselor                         Jean Barnett, I.T.

Others attending the meeting:
Zach Deloach, Emporia Gazette                                         Tagan Trahoon, KVOE
Ken Duft, Lyon Co. Fair Board                                           Jack Barger, KVOE
Jeremiah Corpening, Lyon Co. Fair Board                         Chip Woods, County Engineer
Jeff Cope, County Sheriff

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To Approve the Corrected Minutes of the 6-3-2021 meeting.
Peck/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 6-11-2021 in the amount of $451,282.23
Briggs/Peck 3-0

Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 6-11-2021 in the amount of $229,337.50
Martin/Peck 3-0
Note: This amount was amended to $299,337.50 due to a typo in the agenda.

Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 6-11-2021 in the amount of $219,425.48 Martin/Briggs 3-0

Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.
Personnel changes: Approve the personnel changes as presented. Martin/Peck 3-0

Permits: no applications received.

Jeremiah Corpening, Fair Board Vice President, and Ken Duft, Fair Board Member, presented Commissioners with a request to consider the Lyon County Fair Board 2022 budget.

Motion: To Amend the Agenda to allow for a Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session for Discussion with County Controller with Commissioners and Controller Dan Williams, to return to commission chambers at 9:35 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:35 a.m. in commission chambers.

Chip Woods presented Commissioners with a bid for structural steel H-piling, a bid for structural steel beams and a bid for grader blades.

Motion: To Approve the bid for 50 pieces of 12” Steel “H” Piling from Welborn Sales, Inc. for $54,691.23 to be paid from the Special Bridge Fund [033-00-8350].
Martin/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To Approve the low bid for Structural Steel Beams from Husker Steel for $141,250.00 to be paid from the Special Bridge Fund [033-00-8350].
Briggs/Martin 3-0

Motion: To Approve the low bid of Foley Equipment for 350 Single Bevel Grader Blades for $32,469.50 to be paid from the Road & Bridge Fund [011-00-8432].
Peck/Briggs 3-0

Public comment: No one present.

Break until 10:00 a.m.

Jeff Cope presented Commissioners with the Sheriff’s Office and Jail 2022 budget request. There was much discussion on the struggle to attract qualified applicants and retain good staff in the sheriff’s department. Sheriff Cope stated that he is very proud of his staff on how they have dealt with the short staff situation, as well as the challenges of last year.

Commissioner Martin:
• Next week, I have the Lyon County Extension Board meeting on Tuesday.
• I will attend the RDA manufactures steak dinner on Thursday.
• There will be no need for a study session next Wednesday.

Commissioner Peck:
• No Report.

Commissioner Briggs:
• No Report.

Deputy Torres:
• No Report.

Controller Williams:
• I met with ValuNet last Tuesday.
• Our H.R. Manager, Janice Huffman, had a baby this week.
• I am currently working on budgets.

Counselor Goodman:
• No Report.

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for attorney/client matters to be discussed with Commissioners, Counselor Goodman, Counselor Halleran and Controller Williams, to return to commission chambers at 11:15 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:15 a.m. in commission chambers.

Motion: To Adjourn at 11:16 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0

There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on June 17, 2021.

Attest: Affirm:

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Joe Torres                                                 Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Deputy Clerk                        Lyon County Commission