The special called meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15 was newly-appointed Lyon County Judge-Executive Jaime Green's first meeting acting as judge-executive. During their comments, magistrates wished her luck in her new role and expressed that they were excited to work with her. 

The Lyon County Fiscal Court held a special called meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15, which included adjustment of the holiday calendar and setting maximum pay for several offices.

This was Jaime Green’s first fiscal court meeting as Lyon County judge-executive; however, she has attended most meetings since winning the primary election.

The fiscal court moved to amend the CY22 Annual Order that sets the maximum amount for deputies and assistant clerks. The annual maximum amount was raised from $193,000 to $195,000.

The fiscal court moved to set the maximum pay for sheriff’s deputies and assistants at $593,229.54 for 2023.

Chief Deputy Sam Adams wanted to make the fiscal court aware that the sheriff’s office will have a vacancy in 2023 due to a retirement. It would mean road deputies would need to work more overtime, so he was concerned about the amount of funding the fiscal court was putting toward overtime pay. However, the fiscal court explained the funding that would have gone toward paying the soon-to-be retired employee could be used to cover overtime and that it would also be willing to revisit the budget later if necessary.

The fiscal court also moved to set the maximum pay for clerk’s deputies and assistants at $215,100 for 2023.

Green recommended that the 2022 holiday calendar be amended to include Monday, Dec, 26. This is a state holiday, so according to Green, at least four separate offices in the courthouse will not be able to operate that day. For example, the county clerk’s office runs on a state computer system, so it would not be able to log in and conduct business on Monday. The fiscal court approved the recommendation.

The fiscal court also approved the 2023 Holiday calendar with the addition of Monday, Jan. 2. This is also a state holiday. Green said she checked with state-run offices in the courthouse and the 2023 calendar now includes all state holidays.

It was officially noted in the minutes that former judge-executive Wade White will be removed from the check signature and Green will be added. Green said they had provided the banks with all necessary paperwork for this change when she was appointed deputy judge-executive, but the banks require a record in the minutes to make the change official.

Other business included:

  • Reappointment of Nathan Tobey to the Lyon County EMS Board for a term that ends in January 2024.
  • Appointment of Nancy Daniels and Barbara Whitfield to the Extension Board.
  • Approval of the addendum to the sheriff’s report to allow auction of surplus items.
  • Approval of the permit for Parrish Crossing.