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:
Phil Mott, resident                                                                  Roger Ferguson, resident
Sherry Ferguson, resident                                                     Allysa Hallett, resident
Darren Rebar, resident                                                          Zach Deloach, Gazette reporter
Matt Collins, Road & Bridge                                                  Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter
Vici Smith, Court Trustees Office

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Motion: To Approve the Agenda as presented. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 12-9-2021 meeting. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 12-17-2021 in the amount of $972,542.06. Peck/Briggs 3-0

Appointments: Commissioner discussed board appointments.

Personnel changes: no action taken.

Permits: no applications received.

Sherry Ferguson, Allysa Hallet and Dr. Darren Rebar presented Commissioners with a request to consider Resolution 24-87 related to fines to appropriately reflect today’s currency value. Sherry discussed the incidents regarding problems with dogs at large being aggressive with bike riders. They are in hopes that by increasing the fines the owners will be more responsible.

Motion: To Table the consideration of the Amended Resolution 24-87 until December 22, 2021.
Martin/Briggs 3-0

Matt Collins presented Commissioners with a request to consider signing a KDOT Agreement Off-System Bridge Replacement Project.

Motion: To Approve signing the KDOT Agreement No. 421-21/Project No. 56 C-5145-01 Off-System Bridge Replacement Project for the KDOT Federal-Aid Off-System Bridge Program. (Lyon County Bridge 941.0-512.7). Peck/Briggs 3-0
Note: This bridge is located on Road J, north of Emporia.

Public comment: Phil Mott said his son was one of firefighters that were injured while fighting fire and wanted to show his appreciation to everyone for the outpour of support and care from the county and community. He wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session for personnel issues with Commissioners, Vici Smith, Counselor Halleran and Janice Huffman, to return to commission chambers at 10:15 a.m.
Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:17 a.m.

Rob Gilligan presented Commissioner with a request to consider and appropriation to Ignite Emporia and gave a report on Ignite Emporia. Rob reported on the work force, recruitment, and housing in Lyon County. They are also working on business expansion and development.

Motion: To Approve the payment to Ignite Emporia in the amount of $20,000.00 to be paid from 017-00-7391. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Note: Commission Briggs commented on expensing sales tax dollars toward this project.

Commissioner Martin:
• Attended the Lyon County Extension Annual meeting.
• I will attend the Council on Aging meeting on Monday.

Commissioner Briggs:
• Attended the Lyon County Extension Annual meeting.

Commissioner Peck:
• Tuesday, I attended the Community Corrections Advisory Board zoom meeting.
• Tomorrow is the retirement for City Manager Mark McAnanrney .
• I attended the RDA meeting on Friday.

Clerk Vopat:
• I attended the Lyon County Extension Annual meeting and administered the oath of officers to those newly elected.

Counselor Goodman:
• I attended the RDA meeting on Friday.
• I attended the Community Corrections Advisory Board zoom meeting.
• Attended the Lyon County Extension Annual meeting.

Controller Williams:
• No report


Lyon County Employee Recognition Ceremony. Janice Huffman and Commissioners presented 36 awards for service to the Lyon County Employees for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 years of service.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with Commissioners, to return to commission chambers at 11:35 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:35 a.m.

Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 3-0

There being no further business before the Board, the next Study Session will take place on Wednesday, December 22nd at 10:00 a.m. and the Action Session will take place on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers.

Attest: Affirm:

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Tammy Vopat                                                            Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk                                        Lyon County Commission