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:
Jeanine McKenna, Chamber of Commerce                                      Zach Deloach, Gazette reporter
Chuck Samples, KVOE reporter

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

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

Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 12-23-2021 meeting as corrected. Briggs/Peck 3-0

Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 12-29-2021 in the amount of $85,152.71. Peck/Briggs 3-0

Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments.

Personnel changes: no action taken.

Permits: no applications received.

Controller Williams discussed the need to transfer funds to adjust the Court Trustee line item.

Motion: To Approve transferring $8,500.00 from Fund 010-00-9900 to Fund 014-00-5901 to adjust a negative fund. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Jeanine McKenna presented Commissioners with the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, 2022 Lyon County Joint Legislative Statement.

Motion: To Approve supporting the 2022 Lyon County Joint Legislative Statement. Peck/Briggs 3-0
Commissioner Martin:
• Next week is the JEDAC meeting.
• Reorganization of the Board of County Commissioners will be on January 13th.
• I will attend the Newman Regional Health board meeting today.

Commissioner Briggs:
• I will attend the Newman Regional Health board meeting today.
• Received an email from the Lyon County Fair Board, the annual meeting is January 12th.

Commissioner Peck:
• I will attend the Newman Regional Health board meeting today.

Clerk Vopat:
• No report

Counselor Goodman:
• JEDAC meeting is next Tuesday.

Controller Williams:
• Working on year end process.
• Sales tax numbers are up from last year.

Public comment: no one present.

Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session for evaluations with Commissioners, to return to commission chambers at 10:15 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:17 a.m.*

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data exchange with Commissioners, Controller Williams, Counselor Halleran, and Counselor Goodman, to return to commission chambers at 10:50 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:50 a.m.

Public Health Report: Dr. Oyenuga and Renee Hively presented Commissioners with an update on Lyon County Public Health. Dr. Oyenuga said the CDC guidelines have changed on the quarantine time. Covid cases have been on the increase. Renee stated that active cases will be posted every 3 days on the website. There is an increase in testing requests. They will be transferring all active cases to KDHE. An expected peak will be the middle of January.

Motion: To Adjourn from commission chambers at 11:25 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0

There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on January 6, 2022, 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