Request for contribution highlights Lyon County Commission weekly action session Featured

Request for contribution highlights Lyon County Commission weekly action session Tagan Trahoon/KVOE News

Lyon County Commissioners were asked for a contribution to aid the efforts of SOS during their weekly action session Thursday.

SOS is currently in the process of relocating their services to a new location at 1420 C of E Drive.  SOS is also currently in the midst of a capital campaign to help with renovations to the new location. 

The campaign's total is $3.1 million and according to SOS Director Connie Cahoone, they are currently $1.268 million away from reaching that goal. Cahoone explains exactly what the renovations will address.


The relocation will see all of SOS's staff and programs placed under one roof. The basement of the facility will serve as the organization's new shelter, which Cahoone says provides more security for their clients as it will now be in a more visible location.

Lucas Moody of SOS says the relocation also brings SOS closer to community resources.


SOS currently has a staff of 49 individuals which includes 26 full time and 23 part-time employees.

The total contribution being requested from the commission is $50,000. Commissioners plan to review the proposal and will render a decision on signing a letter of commitment at a later time.

The county does provide annual funding for SOS in the amount of $21,000.  The contribution, if approved, would be separate from those funds and specifically earmarked for the capital campaign.   

In other business, commissioners approved two items from Lyon County Engineer Chip Woods, the first dealing with a bid from National Sign Co. in the total of $8,204 for sign making materials. The second item sought approval of the general construction agreement with BNSF Railroad to fix the approaches on County Road "U".

Also during the meeting, commissioners approved a bid for a 2019 F250 truck and the 2020 management plan for the Noxious Weeds Department. Engineering and design fees from BG Consultants for work on the Lyon County Jail were also approved.

The Lyon County Commission will next meet Thursday, March 21 at 8 am inside the Lyon County Courthouse.

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