NOVEMBER 2, 2023

The Lyon County Board of 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

Ken Duft, Commissioner                                                               Tammy Vopat, County Clerk

Molly Priest, County Counselor                                                    Dan Williams, County Controller

Vici Smith, Public Relations


Others attending the meeting:

Shane Brunner, LCAT                                                                  Jarom Smith, Justice Painting, LLC

Melanie Smith, Justice Painting, LLC                                         Tagan Trahoon, KVOE reporter

Chip Woods, County Engineer                                                   Dr. Caron Daughterty, FHTC

Alicia Rumold, H.R. Director


Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance


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


Motion:  To Approve the Minutes of the 10-26-2023 meeting.                                                     Duft/Peck 3-0


Motion:  To Approve Warrants Payable 11-3-2022 in the amount of $837,047.79.                      Peck/Duft 3-0


Appointments:  no action taken.


Personnel changes:  Commissioners reviewed personnel change authorizations.


Motion:  To Approve the Personnel Authorization Change Orders.                                            Duft/Peck 3-0


Permits:  no action taken.


Shane Brunner, Melanie and Jarom Smith presented Commissioners with a request to consider public access parking lease agreement with Justice Painting, LLC. 


Motion:  To Approve tabling the parking lease agreement with Justice Painting, LLC for 2 weeks.          Martin/Duft 3-0


Chip Woods presented Commissioners with a request to consider closing a street on November 5th for the Trunk R Treat event in Americus.


Motion:  To Approve closing the 700 block of Main Street (Road F or Americus Road) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on

                November 5, 2023, for the Trunk R Treat event.                                             Martin/Duft 3-0

Note:  The City of Americus will provide necessary barricades.


Public comment: no one present.


Break until 10:00 a.m.


Dr. Caron L. Daugherty presented Commissioners with a request to consider a budget request update.  Dr. Daugherty explained the master plan project and vision for the college.


Alicia Rumold presented Commissioners with a request to discuss Christmas gift cards for the Lyon County employees.


Motion:  To Approve gift cards from Goods Cashsaver for 100.00 per employee, to be paid from

                Fund 044-00-7280.                                                                         Peck/Duft 3-0


Tobey Kelly presented Commissioners with a request to consider the invoice for a camera system from Motorola.


Motion:  To Approve the invoice from Motorola Solutions in the amount of $6,343.00 for a camera

                 system for the detention center van LY#27 to be paid from Fund 017-00-9018.                   Duft/Martin 3-0



Commissioner Martin:

  • Attended the JEDAC meeting yesterday.
  • City/County Joint meeting will be on December 6th.


Commissioner Peck:

  • Road condition calls.


Commissioner Duft:

  • Toured roads in the county.
  • Plan to attend fund raising events.


Clerk Vopat:

  • Early voting is slow but steady. Over 100 voters took advantage of Saturday voting at the Anderson Building on Saturday.
  • I’m waiting on the State to release my tax file to continue to tax process.
  • Today is the public test of the election equipment. Later today we will set up the jury assembly room for election school.  I will train over 80 election board workers on Friday.
  • Saturday we will print the paper pollbooks in preparation of advance voting ending on Monday at noon.


Counselor Priest:

  • Attended the JEDAC meeting.
  • Saturday is Freedom Fest.


Controller Williams:

  • Attended JEDAC meeting.
  • Sales tax numbers are exceeding last year numbers.


Motion:  To move to Non-Elected Personnel Executive Session for I.T. Director position with Commissioners and Alicia

                Rumold, to return at 11:00 a.m.                                                 Martin/Duft 3-0

Meeting reconvened at 11:02 a.m.


Motion:  To move to Legal Executive Session for confidential data exchange with Commissioners, Controller Williams,

                 Vici Smith, and Counselor Priest, to return at 11:30 a.m.

Meeting reconvened at 11:32 a.m. with information.


Motion:  To Adjourn.                                                                                                                                      Martin/Peck 3-0


There being no further business before the Board, the next Action Session will take place on November 9, 2023, 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