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
Michael Halleran, Asst. Co. Counselor                               Molly Priest, Asst. Co. Counselor
Vici Smith, Public Relations

Others attending the meeting:
Ken Duft, Commissioner elect                                            Teresa Shulda, Foulston Law Firm
Shayla Gaulding, Gazette Reporter                                    Tagan Trahoon, KVOE Reporter
Renee Hively, CareArc

Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Motion: To Approve the Agenda as amended. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Motion: To Approve the Minutes of the 12-23-2022 meeting. Briggs/Peck 3-0
Motion: To Approve Warrants Payable 12-30-2022 in the amount of $216,377.24. Peck/Briggs 3-0

Appointments: Commissioners discussed board appointments, no action taken.

Motion: To Approve canceling Purchase Order #11971 dated 12-30-2021 to Agler & Gaeddert Chartered with a balance remaining of $4,645.32 for audit fees for 2021. Martin/Peck 3-0
Note: This audit is complete and there will be no more billings for this purchase order.

Commissioners discussed fund balances. The Hetlinger fund is currently negative, and a correction needs to be made to balance this fund.

Motion: To Approve transferring $1,700.00 from General Fund 010-00-9900 to the Hetlinger Fund 028-00-5901. Martin/Briggs 3-0

Personnel changes: no action taken.

Permits: no action taken.

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for attorney/client privilege with Commissioners and Teresa Shulda, to return at 9:30 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 9:33 a.m.

Commissioners Peck gave an update on the “Moving Forward Together!” 2023 Joint Legislative Statement for Emporia and the Surrounding Area. This Statement is represented by the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce.

Motion: To Approve the “Moving Forward Together!” 2023 Joint Legislative Statement for Emporia and the Surrounding Area. Peck/Martin 3-0

Break from 9:38 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Commissioner Martin:
• Next week is the Fair Board meeting.
• ESU tour is Wednesday, January 25th at 9:00 a.m.
• Next Thursday is the reception for Commissioner Briggs from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room.

Commissioner Peck:
• No report.

Commissioner Briggs:
• No report.

Clerk Vopat:
• I hope everyone have a happy and safe New Year!

Counselor Halleran:
• No repot.

Controller Williams:
• Sales tax numbers are above plan.

Public comment: no one present.

Public Hearing for Amending the Lyon County 2022 Budget: Commissioners and Controller Williams discussed the budgets that need to be considered: Capital Outlay: $500,000; Road & Bridge: $500,000; Special Bridge: 100,000; Special Road & Bridge: 76,000; Tort Liability: 1,000; General Fund: 500,000.
This increases the budget authority to expend the funds if needed.

Motion: To Approve Republishing the Lyon County 2022 Budget. Peck/Briggs 3-0

Motion: To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data exchange with Commissioners, Counselor Priest, and Counselor Halleran, to return at 10:30 a.m. Martin/Briggs 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 10:30 a.m. with information.

Motion: To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session for scheduling, with Commissioners, to return at 11:40 a.m. Martin/Peck 3-0
Meeting reconvened at 11:40 a.m. with information.

Motion: To Adjourn. Martin/Briggs 3-0
There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on January 5, 2023 at 9:00 in the Commission Chambers.

Attest: Affirm:

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