The Lyon County Board of 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:
Phill Mott, resident Megan Sando, Gazette reporter
Lillian Spellman, resident Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter
Chip Woods, County Engineer Christina Montgomery, Emporia City Attorney
Sam Seely, Zoning
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as amended. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 7-1-2021 meeting. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 7-9-2021 in the amount of $160.737.01. Peck/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 7-9-2021 in the amount of $292.541.10. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 7-9-2021 in the amount of $209.403.84.
Appointments: no action taken.
Motion: To Remove from the Table a motion to Approve CDBG A1 Pumping Administrative Cost.
Discussion: Commissioners and Controller Williams discussed the contract and there is a need to amend the existing contract allowing for A1 Pumping to pay the administration costs. This issue has been removed from the agenda.
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Permits: no applications received.
Controller Williams presented Commissioners with an agreement with Moss Adams for their consideration. The agreement if for a feasibility study for the fiber to premises project.
Motion: To Approve the Agreement between Lyon County, Kansas, and Moss Adams for a feasibility study for the fiber to premises project and fulfilling the requirements of the NTIA Grant in the amount not to exceed $30,000.00 to be paid from Fund 044-00-7600. Martin/Peck 3-0
Note: Counsel approved as to form and content. No taxpayer dollars are being used for this project.
Commissioners and Controller Williams discussed the 2022 Lyon County Budget and the constraints resulting from SB13 becoming law.
Chip Woods presented Commissioners with a request to consider approving closing Road 75 from Kansas Street to Road M for the Olpe Downhome Fun Run/Walk.
Motion: To Approve closing Road 75 from Kansas Street to Road M from 7:30 a.m. on July 9, 2021, to 9:00 a.m. on July 11, 2021, for the Olpe Downhome Fun Run/Walk. Martin/Peck 3-0
Public comment: Phill Mott commented on the MPA Agreement and stated he was in agreement with Commissioners.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Attorney/Client Privilege with Commissioners and Counselor Goodman, to return to commission chambers at 10:00 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened in commission chambers at 10:02 a.m.
Sam Seeley presented Commissioners with a request to consider terminating the Interlocal Agreement for the Emporia-Lyon County Metropolitan Planning Area. The Comprehensive Plan makes the Interlocal Agreement unnecessary.
Motion: To Adopt Resolution 18-21, a Resolution Terminating the Interlocal Agreement for the Emporia-Lyon County Metropolitan Planning Area (M.P.A). by repealing Resolution Number 11-00, the Interlocal Agreement between the Board of County Commissioners of Lyon County, Kansas and the City of Emporia, Kansas providing for regulation of land use, subdivisions, building codes, and floodplain development, Pursuant to K.S.A. 12-749. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Note: Counselor Goodman commented the Metropolitan Area Planning Commission and Metropolitan Area Appeals Board will cease to exist.
• The Joint City/County Luncheon meeting is next Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
• I attended the JEDAC meeting on Tuesday morning.
• I will attend the Lyon County Extension Board meeting on Monday.
• No report.
• The Fair Board meeting is on Monday.
• No report.
• Working on budgets, broadband, and conference calls.
• I will attend the Fair Board meeting.
• I attended the JEDAC meeting on Tuesday.
• RDA meeting is coming up.
Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session for evaluations with Commissioners, to return to commission chambers at 10:35 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:37 a.m. in commission chambers.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data exchange with Commissioners, Controller Williams, and Counselor Goodman, to return to commission chambers at 11:00 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:00 a.m. with a request for an extension, to return to commission chambers at 11:10 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened in commission chambers at 11:10 a.m.
Motion: To Adjourn at 11:13 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Commissioners will attend the City/County Luncheon meeting on Wednesday, July 14th at 11:30 a.m. No study session will take place.
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on July 15, 2021.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission