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
Dan Williams, County Controller Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor
Others attending the meeting:
Ken Duft, resident Ty Wheeler, Kansas Legal Services
Shayla Gaulding, Gazette reporter Chip Woods, County Engineer
Josh Stevenson, Road & Bridge John Koelsch, Undersheriff
Larry Rust, Fair Board Jeremiah Corpening, Fair Board
Sam Seeley, Zoning Melissa Powelson, ECenter of Kansas
Judi Grover, ECenter of Kansas Shirley Langley, Olpe Senior Center
Jeff Cope, Sheriff
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance
Motion: To Approve the Agenda as Amended. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 6-9-20-22 meeting. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 6-17-2022 in the amount of $574,877.51. Peck/Briggs 3-0
Appointments: no action taken.
Personnel changes: no action taken.
Permits: no action taken.
Ty Wheeler presented Commissioners with a request to consider the 2023 Budget for the Kansas Legal Services of $15,000.00
Chip Woods presented Commissioner with a request to consider approving a quote from Foley Equipment Company for a used Caterpillar.
Motion: To Approve the quote from Foley Equipment Company for a used 2017 Caterpillar, Model 12M3 Motor Grader and trade in D-101, a 2002 Caterpillar Model 12H Grader for a total cost of $161,760.00 to be paid from Fund 017-00-9026. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Note: The funds for this purchase are from sales tax revenue.
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session with confidential data exchange with Commissioners, Chip Woods, John Koelsch and Counselor Halleran, to return at 9:45 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:45 a.m.
Public comment: no one present.
Jeremiah Corpening and Larry Rust presented Commissioners with a request to consider the 2023 Lyon County Fair Board budget request of $60,000.00
Sam Seeley presented Commissioners with a request to consider amending the Lyon County Subdivision Regulations, as adopted by Resolution 02-21, by amending 7.15 Sign Regulations.
Motion: To Adopt Resolution 07-22, a Resolution Amending 7.15 Sign Regulations of the Zoning Regulations for Lyon County, as amended, adopted by Resolution 02-21 of Lyon County, Kansas.
Motion: To Amend the Agenda to allow for a Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session for discussion of position changes with Commissioners and Controller Williams, to return at 10:30 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:30 a.m. with information.
Melissa Powelson and Judi Grover presented Commissioners with information on the ECenter of Kansas.
Jeff Cope presented Commissioners with a request to consider the 2023 Budget for the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.
Shirley Langley presented Commissioners with a request to consider the 2023 Budget for the Olpe Senior Center.
Controller Williams presented Commissioners with a request to consider an appropriation to the Flint Hills Technical College and Emporia State University as budgeted. Controller Williams also presented a request to consider the purchase of office furniture for the controllers’ office.
Motion: To Approve the budgeted appropriation to the Flint Hills Technical College in the amount of $60,400.00, to be paid from Fund 017-00-9811. Martin/Peck 3-0
Note: This is funding to assist with the welding program at the college.
Motion: To Approve the budgeted appropriation to Emporia State University in the amount of $250,000.00 to be paid from Fund 017-00-9811. Briggs/Martin 3-0
Note: This is funding for Presidents Scholarships.
Motion: To Approve the purchase of office equipment from Navrats Office Supply in the amount of $5,950.00 to be paid from Fund 017-00-9001. Briggs/Peck 3-0
• The Fairgrounds Foundation Board has submitted a request to the Jones Fund
• Attended the Lyon County Extension Board meeting
• I was unable to attend the RDA appreciation dinner
• I talked with Chip Woods about road conditions
• RDA meeting was last Friday, and I will attend the appreciation dinner this evening
• Attended the Fair Board meeting on Monday
• Next week I will be asking Commissioners to consider the IRS mileage reimbursement for the county
• I will also request Commissioners to appoint two persons to observe record destruction as required
• I have completed the process of reporting the Lyon County Budget Estimates to the Districts
• Working on the election process which is going very well
• Questioned if Juneteen Holiday would be observed, Commissioners stated this new Federal Holiday would not be observed this year
• Working on budgets
Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data exchange with Commissioners, Controller Williams, and Counselor Halleran, to return at 12:05 p.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 12:08 p.m.
Motion: To Adjourn at 12:15 p.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
There being no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned. The next Action Session will take place on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. in the Commission Chambers.
Tammy Vopat Rollie Martin, Chairman
Lyon County Master Clerk Lyon County Commission