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 Amie Jackson, Deputy Clerk
Marc Goodman, County Counselor Dan Williams, County Controller
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Others attending the meeting:
Zach Deloach, Gazette Sherry Ferguson, resident
Roger Ferguson, resident Don Hill, resident
Dianna Kuhlmann, ESU
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Amended Agenda as presented. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 12-16-2021 meeting. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 12/23/2021 in the amount of $203,464.49. Peck/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Payroll Payable for 12/23/2021 in the amount of $294,587.14 Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Payroll Withholdings Payable for 12/23/2021 in the amount of $453,163.16.
Appointments: No Appointments.
Motion: To remove from the table the motion to Amend Resolution 24-87 establishing updated fines for nuisance dogs in Lyon County. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Commissioners discussed the Resolution which updates the fine structure related to nuisance dogs.
Motion: To Approve the Resolution 29-21, A Resolution Amending Resolution 24-87, updating fines for nuisance dogs in Lyon County. Martin/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Agler & Gaeddert Chartered fee for Audit of the 2021 calendar year in the amount of $35,000.00 to be paid from fund 010-01-7399. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Note: Commission gave Controller Williams permission to sign for it.
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Permits: no applications received.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for Attorney Client Privilege with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Counselor Goodman, and Asst. Co. Counselor Mike Halleran to return to commission chambers at 9:35a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened in Commission Chambers at 9:35.
Don Hill and Dianna Kuhlmann gave an overview of the Emporia State University Scholarship and the need for it. They answered questions from the Commissioners. They also explained on where the money would be divided such being the 3 different types of scholarship funds.
Motion: To Approve a Scholarship Appropriation to Emporia State University for a 1-time amount of $350,000.00 from account 017-00-9811 contingent on the City of Emporia and the ESU Foundation also appropriates $350,000.00 each. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Note: This being contingent that both the City and ESU match the funds.
Public comment: Don Hill commented on the public support from the community and wanted to Thank everyone.
Break until 10:15am.
• Attended Counsel on Aging Meeting
• Next meeting on Wednesday
• Noon meeting with Newman Regional Board
• Have a safe holiday
• Attend Mark McAnarney and retirement celebration
• January 8 in Admire Fundraiser for Theron Mott
• Wishes everyone a Merry Christmas
• Attend Mark McAnarney and Jon Geitz retirement celebration
• Wishes everyone a safe Holiday
• Just wish everyone a Merry Christmas
• Also, wanted to Thank the Commissioners for the gift certificates.
• Merry Christmas
• No Report
• Merry Christmas
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for information exchange with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Counselor Goodman and Asst. Co Counselor Mike Halleran to return to commission chambers at 10:50 am. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:50 am with information.
Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the Action Session will take place on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers.
Amie Jackson Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Deputy Clerk Lyon County Commission