Lyons City Council Meeting Agenda


A Copy of the “Open Meetings Act” Has Been Posted on the Bulletin Board on the East Side in the Council Chambers.




October 3, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.


The City Council reserves the right to go into Executive Session at any time as deemed appropriate and in accordance with State Statute.



  1. Meeting called to order.






Recommended Action: Approval of Consent Agenda

NOTE: All items are automatically approved when the Consent Agenda is approved unless moved to the Regular Agenda by the request of any single Council member.

  1. Dispense with reading of minutes of meetings held September 7.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerks Report of Mayoral Action: Resolution No. 2017-5: 2017-2018 Budget Year – Set Property Tax request at a different amount than prior year was signed.

Resolution No. 2017-6: Increase the restricted funds authority by one percent, to become three and one half percent was signed.

Resolution No. 2017-7: Adopt the 2017-2018 Budget was signed.

Motion and second to approve the Consent Agenda/Tabulation of Vote.




Consideration and Action:


  1. Cancelled @ 11:16 a.m. 10/02/2017: Brad Slaughter of Ameritas Financial – Update on Pool Bond interest rates.


  1. Colton Ruzicka – Discuss fishing in the Brink Park lagoon to return to the fish and release program as people are catching too many fish.


  1. Approve/not approve Resolution Number 2017-4: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF LYONS, NEBRASKA, RELATING TO THE STOREFRONT THEATER, declares and adopts the attached “Storefront Theater USER AGREEMENT” as the terms and conditions for the usage of the equipment and premises.
    1. Motion and second by City Council to adopt Resolution 2017-4.
    2. Tabulation of votes.


  1. Police report by Chief Buck.


  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.


  1. Utilities report.
  1. Red Placard Notice.
  2. Dump-Cement.
  3. Certification Class.
  4. Hiway Café electric.
  5. Water Tower.











October 3, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.



  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.
    4. 2017-2018 Annual Budget was filed with NE State Auditor and Burt Co Treasurer on 09/14/2017.
    5. Brad Slaughter of Ameritas will be at the November council meeting to give an update on the Pool Bond interest rates.


  1. Discuss Clint Peterson, CPA, audit proposal.


  1. Approve/not approve letter agreement from Ric Ortmeier CPA for 2017 auditing services at a cost of $14,950.00.
    1. Motion and second from council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.


  1. Discuss and consider to approve a health insurance plan.


  1. Discuss and consider to approve a Life and AD&D plan as Federated is exiting this business also.


  1. Discuss soliciting Long Term Disability cost quotes.


  1. Discuss advertising for cleaning of the Lyons Community Center. Added: Lori Wheaton and Laura Rogers at 4:45 p.m. 09/29/2017


  1. Added @ 10:30 a.m. 10/02/2017 — Discuss Easement for property at 555 N 5th St, Lyons, NE 68038.


  1. Executive Session – Discuss employee evaluation reviews: 6 month review for Will Dyer, Terry Ueding, Robert Rivera, and Mike Heavrin as Grant Writer.


  1. Motion and second by Council members to adjourn the meeting.
    1. Tabulation of vote.

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