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:
Doug Peck, Vice Chairman Scott A. Briggs, Commissioner
Marc Goodman, County Counselor Tammy Vopat, County Clerk
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Other attending the meeting.
Ron McCoy, A1 Pump and Jet Eric Hethcoat, BG Consultants
Mark McKenna, Facilities Manager Megan Sando, Gazette reporter
Chuck Samples, KVOE reporter Lillian Spellman, resident
Garret Nordstrom, GAS Casey Woods, Emporia Main Street
Sarah Henry, resident
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Briggs/Peck 2-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 7-29-2021 meeting. Briggs/Peck 2-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 8-6-2021 in the amount of $240,408.23. Briggs/Peck 2-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Payable 8-6-2021 in the amount of $288,798.57. Peck/Briggs 2-0
Motion: To Approve Payroll Withholdings Payable 8-6-2021 in the amount of $208,228.86.
Appointments: no action taken.
Commissioners discussed the proposed road vacation at the intersection of Road 30 and Road C. Commissioners received correspondence related to the road vacation.
Motion: To retable the Motion of closing a portion of Road 30 at intersection of Road C from Thursday, August 12th to Thursday, August 19, 2021. Peck/Briggs 2-0
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Motion: To Approve the Payroll Authorization Changes as presented. Peck/Briggs 2-0
Permits: no applications received.
Marc McKenna and Eric Hethcoat presented Commissioners with a request to consider approving the bids for the Generator #2 Project and the Domestic Water Storage Tank Replacement.
Motion: To Approve the bid from Evergreen in the amount of $200,145.00 for the Lyon County Jail Domestic Water Storage Tank Replacement to be paid from Fund 017-00-9021. Briggs/Peck 2-0
Motion: To Approve the bid from Mitchell Markowitz in the amount of $365,081.08 for the Lyon County Jail Generator #2 Replacement Project to be paid from Fund 017-00-9021. Peck/Briggs 2-0
Motion: To Amend the Agenda to all for a Legal Executive Session for attorney/client privilege for operations related to Lyon County, with Commissioners and Counselor Goodman, to return 9:45 a.m.
Meeting reconvened at 9:45 a.m. in commission chambers.
Garret Nordstrom and Casey Woods presented Commissioners with a request to consider the Contract for Administration Services for Lyon County, Kansas Community Development Block Grant Project. This contract is related to the A1 Pump and Jet Community Development Block Grant. Casey discussed the details of the contract and the positive results offered to the community in business development. Ron McCoy commented on the procedures required for the grant. Commissioner and Counsel asked several questions related to the grant requirements. Commissioners discussed tabling the issue for approval consideration next week.
Public comment: Sarah Henry presented comments and questions on who is representing the mask mandates decisions. Her concern is not hearing straight from the public health officer. Sarah commented on why the meetings have not been recorded and made public. Commissioners confirmed the technical failure and work is being done to install wireless services to resolve the issue. Sarah encouraged Commissioners to continue detailed information in making decisions.
• Last Thursday I attended the Friends of 4-H dinner. Great job hosting the event.
• Received a lot of phone calls this week.
• No report.
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Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Attorney/Client information exchange with Commissioners, Counselor Halleran and Counselor Goodman, to return to commission chambers at 10:45 a.m. Peck/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:45 a.m. in commission chambers with a request for an extension, to return to commission chambers at 11:00 a.m. Peck/Briggs 2-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:00 a.m.
Motion: To Adjourn at 11:00 a.m. from commission chambers. Briggs/Peck 2-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on August 12, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in the commission chambers.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission