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Strong Northwest Winds Today...

IAZ043-055-056-069-079-080-090-091-NEZ011-012-015>018-030>034-
042>045-050>053-065>068-078-088>093-112330-
/O.NEW.KOAX.WI.Y.0005.171211T1600Z-171212T0000Z/
Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-
Page-Knox-Cedar-Thurston-Antelope-Pierce-Wayne-Boone-Madison-
Stanton-Cuming-Burt-Platte-Colfax-Dodge-Washington-Butler-
Saunders-Douglas-Sarpy-Seward-Lancaster-Cass-Otoe-Saline-
Jefferson-Gage-Johnson-Nemaha-Pawnee-Richardson-
Including the cities of Onawa, Mapleton, Missouri Valley, 
Woodbine, Logan, Dunlap, Harlan, Council Bluffs, Glenwood, 
Red Oak, Sidney, Hamburg, Tabor, Farragut, Clarinda, Shenandoah, 
Creighton, Bloomfield, Crofton, Wausa, Verdigre, Niobrara, 
Hartington, Laurel, Randolph, Coleridge, Pender, Macy, Walthill, 
Winnebago, Neligh, Elgin, Pierce, Plainview, Osmond, Wayne, 
Albion, St. Edward, Norfolk, Stanton, West Point, Wisner, 
Tekamah, Oakland, Lyons, Decatur, Columbus, Schuyler, Fremont, 
Blair, David City, Wahoo, Ashland, Yutan, Omaha, Bellevue, 
Papillion, La Vista, Seward, Milford, Lincoln, Plattsmouth, 
Nebraska City, Crete, Wilber, Fairbury, Beatrice, Tecumseh, 
Sterling, Auburn, Pawnee City, Table Rock, and Falls City
245 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST
THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Omaha/Valley has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM this morning to 6 PM CST
this evening. 

* TIMING...from mid morning through this afternoon.

* WINDS...northwest at 30 to 35 mph with gusts to 40 to 45 mph.

* IMPACTS...Winds this strong can make driving difficult,
especially those operating high-profile vehicles. Tie down 
loose items that might be blown about, and secure holiday 
decorations if possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 39 mph are expected for
one hour or longer, or winds of 45 to 57 mph for any duration.
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Burt County Brass Quintet to Perform in Bancroft and Lyons This Sunday


By Gary Fugman
What could be better than a Christmas Brass Quintet concert?  A Christmas Brass Quintet concert with a Bell Choir!
Bring the whole family this Sunday, December 10 to the Neihardt Center in Bancroft at 2pm and the Lyons Library at 4pm.  There you will hear the sounds of Christmas performed by the Burt County Brass Quintet, Gary Fugman and Jim Groth, trumpets, Lisa Mutzenberger, French horn, Matt Smoot, trombone, Viktor Sundleaf, tuba and the Bancroft Melody Chimers, Nicki Sachs, Janice Daberkow, Gary Fugman, Sharon Fugman, Connie Bargman, Peggy Renz, Ruth Ann Bargman and Rachel Macklin with Ken Headlee, conductor.  Christmas favorites to be performed by the ensembles will include Silver Bells, Now is Born the Divine Christ Child, Little Drummer Boy, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Sleigh Ride, O Come, O Come Emanuel, Most of the Twelve Days of Christmas and Joy to the World.
At the Lyons Library on Sunday, refreshments will be served as the concert is a fund raiser for the Library.  Donations are encouraged.  The Burt County Brass Quintet is available for future concerts and occasions.  Please contact any member of the Quintet or call Pastor Gary Fugman at 402-349-1953 with your plans.
Enjoy the musical sounds of the season and Merry Christmas from the Burt County Brass Quintet and Bancroft Melody Chimers!

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.

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

December 5, 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. ROUTINE BUSINESS

 

  1. Meeting called to order.

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING

None.

 

        III.  CONSENT AGENDA

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 November 7.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerks Report of Mayoral Action: Resolution 2017-8: Parameters for refunding of General Obligation Pool Bonds was signed. Ordinance 731: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION SWIMMING POOL REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2017, OF THE CITY OF LYONS, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,760,000) TO REFUND CERTAIN OUTSTANDING BONDS OF THE CITY; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR A SINKING FUND AND FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM was signed and published.

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

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

  1. Authorize drawdown #3 of CDBG funds in the amount of $510.00 for General Administration costs to NENEDD for Brehmer Mfg 3rd expansion.
    1. Approve/not approve.
    2. Tabulation of votes

 

  1. Approve/not approve the Certification to Board of Public Roads Classifications & Standards (NBCS Forms); and the SSAR report for FY ending Sept 30, 2017.
    1. Motion and second from Council members.
    2. Tabulation of votes

 

  1. Approve/not approve the Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Service/Consultant Agreement for General Administration.
    1. Motion and second from Council members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

 

 

 

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

December 5, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. Stillman Building.
  2. 405 S 5th St Red Placard.
  3. Brehmer Mfg Electric Project.
  4. Wastewater Discharge.
  5. Gas Odorizer Install.
  6. NPGA Meeting.

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statements.
    2. Budget Reports.
    3. The One & Six Year Plan will be coming up—is there any project(s) to be put on the one year list?
    4. Request to attend the Lower Elkhorn Watershed Project Kick-off Meeting on Dec 7, 2017 in Scribner.
    5. Deadline for incumbents for Mayor and City Council is February 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. See enclosed letter from the Burt County Clerk.
    6. Janitorial contract. Any additions/changes?

 

  1. Nominate Council President for calendar year 2018.
    1. Motion and second from Council members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Mayor recommends the following appointments for January 1 through December 31, 2018:
  1. Commissioner for Utilities Distribution & Maintenance: Charlie Wheaton
  2. Commissioner for Sanitation, Recycling, & Landfill: Carvin Housh
  3. Commissioner for Parks, Pools, Recreation, & Community Center: Kyle Brink
  4. Commissioner for City Streets: Allen Steinmeyer
  5. Audit Committee: Allen Steinmeyer & Carvin Housh
    1. City Physician:  Lyons Mercy Medical Clinic
    2. Board of Health:  Lyons Mercy Medical Clinic, Chief Jim Buck, Allen Steinmeyer, & Andrew Fuston
    3. Council Representative to Library:  Carvin Housh
    4. City Clerk/Treasurer: Mary Lou Ritter
    5. City Attorney:  Dan Smith
    6. Legal Paper:  Lyons Mirror-Sun
  1. Burt County Economic Development: Kyle Brink & Jens Andersen
    1. Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Council of Officials: Allen Steinmeyer
  1. Engineering Company: Olsson Associates
  2. City Street Superintendent: Chad Kehrt of Olsson Associates

Approve/not approve said appointments above:

  1. Motion and second from Council members
  2. Tabulation of vote.

 

  1. Discuss Employee Christmas Bonus.

 

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

Wind Advisory


Strong Northwest Winds Developing Today...

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Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Knox-Cedar-Thurston-
Antelope-Pierce-Wayne-Boone-Madison-Stanton-Cuming-Burt-Platte-
Colfax-Dodge-Washington-Butler-Saunders-Douglas-Sarpy-Seward-
Lancaster-Cass-Otoe-Saline-Jefferson-Gage-Johnson-
Including the cities of Onawa, Mapleton, Missouri Valley, 
Woodbine, Logan, Dunlap, Harlan, Council Bluffs, Glenwood, 
Creighton, Bloomfield, Crofton, Wausa, Verdigre, Niobrara, 
Hartington, Laurel, Randolph, Coleridge, Pender, Macy, Walthill, 
Winnebago, Neligh, Elgin, Pierce, Plainview, Osmond, Wayne, 
Albion, St. Edward, Norfolk, Stanton, West Point, Wisner, 
Tekamah, Oakland, Lyons, Decatur, Columbus, Schuyler, Fremont, 
Blair, David City, Wahoo, Ashland, Yutan, Omaha, Bellevue, 
Papillion, La Vista, Seward, Milford, Lincoln, Plattsmouth, 
Nebraska City, Crete, Wilber, Fairbury, Beatrice, Tecumseh, 
and Sterling
427 AM CST Mon Dec 4 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...starting by late this morning in northeast Nebraska 
and spreading southeast across eastern Nebraska and western 
Iowa by early to mid afternoon. 

* WINDS...northwest winds increasing 25 to 35 mph with gusts 
around 45 to 50 mph this afternoon through early evening. 

* IMPACTS...winds this strong can make driving difficult. Use
caution while traveling. Tie down loose items that might be
blown about and secure holiday decorations if possible. The wind
may also create areas of blowing snow in northeast Nebraska this
afternoon and evening creating reduced visibility. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 39 mph are expected for
one hour or longer, or winds of 45 to 57 mph for any duration.

Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Oakland Mercy Hospital Scholarship Soup Luncheon


Lyons City Council Agenda


 

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

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

November 7, 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. ROUTINE BUSINESS

 

  1. Meeting called to order.

 

  1. PUBLIC HEARING

None.

 

        III.  CONSENT AGENDA

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 October 3.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerks Report of Mayoral Action: Resolution No. 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 was signed.

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

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

  1. Brad Slaughter of Ameritas Financial – Update on Pool Bond interest rates.

 

  1. Approve/not approve Resolution No 2017-8: Parameters for refunding of General Obligation Pool Bonds.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve Ordinance 731: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION SWIMMING POOL REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2017, OF THE CITY OF LYONS, NEBRASKA, IN THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOT TO EXCEED ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,760,000) TO REFUND CERTAIN OUTSTANDING BONDS OF THE CITY; PRESCRIBING THE FORM OF SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR A SINKING FUND AND FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF TAXES TO PAY SAID BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF THE BONDS; AUTHORIZING THE DELIVERY OF THE BONDS TO THE PURCHASER; PROVIDING FOR THE DISPOSITION OF THE BOND PROCEEDS AND ORDERING THE ORDINANCE PUBLISHED IN PAMPHLET FORM
    1. Motion to suspend the Statutory requirement of reading on three separate days.
    2. Motion and second by City Council to adopt Ordinance 731.
    3. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. Red Placard Notice.
  2. Water Tower.
  3. Brehmer Mfg Electric Project.
  4. Wastewater Discharge.

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

November 7, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

Utilities report. (Continued)

 

  1. Gas Odorizer Install.
  2. NSF Office.
  3. Annual “Public Official” gas training.

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.
    4. An update to the Summit software was completed on November 2.
    5. An update to the Itron meter reading software is scheduled for November 15.
    6. The City and full time employees’ Healthcare & Life/LTD insurance applications have been completed and turned in to Andy Rennerfeldt.
    7. The City’s 2018 Holiday schedule.

 

  1. Approve/not approve a special designated liquor license to the Lyons Community Club for an event on November 9, 2017 at the Lyons Community Center.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Open Janitorial Bids for the Lyons Community Center. Approve/not approve a bid.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Selection of auditor for the 2016/2017 audit. Approve letter agreement for audit services on the 2017 audit.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Executive Session – Discuss employee evaluation review: 6 month review for Jarrod McElroy.

 

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

Turn Back Time, But Just One Hour!


A Minute With the Mayor


A Minute with the Mayor

October 2017

By Lyons Mayor Andy Fuston

Here it is October already.  It always seems to come around so fast for some reason!  The big box stores will be putting out Christmas decorations soon if they haven’t started already.  We’ll wait a couple of months still for the city’s decorations if that’s ok with everybody!  The October council meeting was dominated by a discussion regarding health insurance.  Our current insurance carrier informed us that they were no longer going to offer health insurance so we’ve been narrowing down our options.  We were able to choose a policy through United Health Care that I feel balances the needs of the city and the employees who will receive it.  We will actually be paying $8,000.00 less per year than we were paying for premiums while keeping deductibles extremely reasonable.  We also had to change our insurance plans for life insurance and long term disability.  So we think we have that taken care of until it all changes again next year.

The council also approved a user agreement that will be used for the rental of the Store Front Theater.  All the parties involved with the theater felt it was important to allow the Store Front Theater to be used by the public but needed a formal user agreement for people to sign off on to use it.  We are looking at getting rid of our concrete pile out at the dump.  We contacted a company who will grind it down into a 3” product or smaller.  It won’t be good enough to use on alleys but we will be able to use some of it to say put rock down at the dump.  EAI is still telling us we’re on the list for the water tower maintenance work – weather permitting of course.  Our fingers are crossed that they can get it done still this fall but we’ll see.  October is the start of the city’s fiscal year.

We ended last year financially sound.  Both the General and Utility areas expended less than what was budgeted.  The pool had another good year bringing in over $20,000 for the season which was almost $1,400 higher than what we budgeted.  Recycling sales were also higher than expected.  Overall it was a good year for the city.  We are going to be advertising for cleaning help for the Community Center.  Rick has decided to retire from doing it.  If you are interested be looking in the paper for when we are accepting bids.  You will want to stop into the city office and get a copy of the duties and requirements so you know exactly what is expected of the position.  We have also been asked to look into changing our city auditor.  We are exploring the idea at this time.

Finally we have applied for a couple of grants.  One is through the state for downtown revitalization and the other, actually two grants, is for a new forklift for the recycling center.  If we get both those grants, the city’s cost for a new forklift will be less than $2,000.  Not a bad deal if you ask me!  That’s all I have for now.  Enjoy the cooler weather.  We’ll talk to you soon.

Mayor Andy Fuston

Trick-or-Treat on Main Street!


Don’t for get to dress warm tomorrow!

Wind Advisory


Wind Advisory on Monday...

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042>045-050>053-065>068-078-088>093-231730-
/O.CON.KOAX.WI.Y.0001.171023T1500Z-171024T0000Z/
Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-
Page-Knox-Cedar-Thurston-Antelope-Pierce-Wayne-Boone-Madison-
Stanton-Cuming-Burt-Platte-Colfax-Dodge-Washington-Butler-
Saunders-Douglas-Sarpy-Seward-Lancaster-Cass-Otoe-Saline-
Jefferson-Gage-Johnson-Nemaha-Pawnee-Richardson-
Including the cities of Onawa, Mapleton, Missouri Valley, 
Woodbine, Logan, Dunlap, Harlan, Council Bluffs, Glenwood, 
Red Oak, Sidney, Hamburg, Tabor, Farragut, Clarinda, Shenandoah, 
Creighton, Bloomfield, Crofton, Wausa, Verdigre, Niobrara, 
Hartington, Laurel, Randolph, Coleridge, Pender, Macy, Walthill, 
Winnebago, Neligh, Elgin, Pierce, Plainview, Osmond, Wayne, 
Albion, St. Edward, Norfolk, Stanton, West Point, Wisner, 
Tekamah, Oakland, Lyons, Decatur, Columbus, Schuyler, Fremont, 
Blair, David City, Wahoo, Ashland, Yutan, Omaha, Bellevue, 
Papillion, La Vista, Seward, Milford, Lincoln, Plattsmouth, 
Nebraska City, Crete, Wilber, Fairbury, Beatrice, Tecumseh, 
Sterling, Auburn, Pawnee City, Table Rock, and Falls City
427 AM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...Monday late morning through afternoon

* WINDS...Northwest winds 25 to 35 mph, with gusts of 40 to 50 
mph or greater. 

* IMPACTS...Winds would cause difficulty controlling any fires 
that ignite outdoors, such as in harvesting fields. High- 
profile vehicles may experience hazardous travel. Loose 
objects may blow in the wind. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 to 39 mph are expected for
an hour or more, or winds of 45 to 57 mph for any duration. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high 
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
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