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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

June 6, 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 May 2.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.

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

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

  1. Tim Slaughter of Farm & Home Insurance – Discuss City’s property & liability insurance.

 

  1. Tony Shatto – Discuss number of days to complete the repairs on his building at 233 Main Street.

 

  1. Pam Stansberry – Discuss pay.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. Brehmer Mfg Electric Project.
  2. Street Repair.
  3. Swimming Pool.
  4. Brink Park.
  5. Yellow Placards.

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.

 

  1. Approve/not approve the appointment of Dan Westerhold to the Lyons Planning Commission to replace Sandy Posvar.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve flag retirement ceremony for June 14th at 7pm.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

June 6, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

  1. Consider hiring six more pool lifeguards (Marcus Hegy, Ryan Payton, Tannah Dodds effective May 29, 2017; Lisa Simonsen, Sherri Whitaker effective June 7, 2017.)  (Emma Nelson effective after June 12, 2017 and being certified as a Lifeguard and trained in CPR.)
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider to have free admission at the pool from noon to 3 p.m. on 4th of July.
  1. Motion and second by City Council.
  2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve a concrete sidewalk work permit to Logan Valley Baptist Church at 265 South 4th St, Lyons, NE.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

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

April 4, 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 March 7, March 14, and March 27.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerk Report of Mayoral Action of March 7 meeting: Resolution No 2017-2 Authorize Mayor Fuston to sign the CDBG application documents was approved and signed.

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

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

 

  1. Brandy McElroy – Discuss allowing chickens in city limits.

 

  1. Tina McRoberts – Discuss closing the street for an auction (around S 2nd St and State St).

 

  1. Lori Wheaton – Discuss grill repair in Brink Park.

 

  1. Brain Depew – Bowling Alley comments.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. Bowling Alley.
  2. Main St Inspections.
  3. Brehmer Mfg Electric Project.
  4. Spring Clean-Up.
  5. Utility Employee.
  6. Water Tower.
  7. Surplus Equipment.

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.
    4. Discuss having the pet clinic in April and what location.
    5. Change the July 4th Council meeting.

 

 

 

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

April 4, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.

 

  1. Consider rate of pay for pool managers and lifeguards.
    1. Rate of pay for manager, assistant manager, lifeguards. Prior year, $10.75, $9.25, $8.00 respectively.
    2. Motion and second by City Council.
    3. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve the appointment of Roger Andersen to the Lyons Planning Commission.
    1. Motion and second by City Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to Fallout Bar for Brittney Burgett’s wedding event on June 3, 2017, at Lyons Community Center.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to Fallout Bar for the 4th of July Beer Garden at Brink Park on July 4, 2017 in Lyons, NE.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to Fallout Bar for the Annual Street Dance on July 15, 2017.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to Lyons Vol. Fire Dept for the Alumni Dance on May 27, 2017, at the Lyons Community Center.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to Lyons Vol. Fire Dept for the Fireman’s Street Dance on July 3, 2017.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve the building permit to Jacob & Darlene Stromer for a garage & storage at 840 Debbie Ln, Lyons, NE. Planning Commission recommends approval.
    1. Motion and second from Council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve the building permit to Kathryn Frey for an addition to the house at 530 State St, Lyons, NE. Planning Commission recommends approval.
    1. Motion and second from Council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

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

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

March 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.      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 February 7.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerk Report of Mayoral Action of February 7 meeting: Resolution No. 2017-1: One & Six Year Plan was signed.

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

 

 

III. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

  1. Pam Thomsen of Three Rivers Housing Development Corp – Discuss housing project and Blight Study.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

  1. Utilities report.
    1. Bowling Alley.
    2. Main St Building Inspections.
    3. Engine No 4.
    4. Brehmer Mfg Electric Project.
    5. NPGA Meeting.
    6. Spring Clean-Up.
    7. H & K Subdivision.

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.

 

  1. Discuss participants – liquor licenses.

 

  1. Consider to approve/not approve a special designated liquor license to Nelson’s Food Pride, Oakland, Nebraska, for an event on April 1, 2017 at the Lyons Community Center.
    1. Motion and second from Council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve the building permit to Charlie Wheaton for a new construction house at 410 Crystal St, Lyons, NE. Planning Commission recommends approval.
    1. Motion and second from Council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

March 7, 2017 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

  1. Approve/not approve the Conditional Use Permit to Ross Bacon for a 100 pair cow calf calving operation at 1923 Hwy 77, Lyons, NE. Planning Commission recommends approval.
    1. Motion and second from Council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve the building permit to Ross Bacon for a 100 pair cow calf dry lot calving facility at 1923 Hwy 77, Lyons, NE.. Planning Commission recommends approval.
    1. Motion and second from Council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

Not before 6:30 p.m.   IV. PUBLIC HEARING

 

  1. Mayor Fuston to open a Public Hearing for the purpose of hearing support, opposition, criticism, suggestions, or observations to the City of Lyons CDBG application #16-ED-003.

Close Hearing.

 

 

  1. Approve/not approve the CDBG application #16-ED-003.
    1. Motion and second from Council Members
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve Resolution No 2017-2 to authorize Mayor Fuston to sign the CDBG application documents.
    1. Motion and second from Council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Executive Session – Discuss personnel.

 

  1. Recommendation of the new utility person.

 

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

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 8, 2016 – 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.

I. ROUTINE BUSINESS

1. Meeting called to order.

II. 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 1 and November 7.

2. Claims as presented.

3. Treasurer report.

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

********IV. OLD BUSINESS********

Consideration and Action:

1. Approve/not approve hiring of Ron Tenney for the temporary part-time help of removing snow for this

winter season. What wage amount?

a. Motion and second from Council members.

b. Tabulation of votes.

*********V. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS********

Consideration and Action:

1. Oath of Office: Allen Steinmeyer and Carvin Housh as Council Members.

2. Motion to accept the certificate(s) of election issued by the County Clerk of Burt County for the November

8, 2016 City Council General Election. Election certificates containing the vote totals and results are

attached.

a. Motion and second from Council members.

b. Tabulation of votes.

3. Jamie Horter – Discuss Main Street Revitalization ideas.

4. Approve/not approve the Certification to Board of Public Roads Classifications & Standards (NBCS

Forms); and the SSAR report for FY ending Sept 30, 2016.

a. Motion and second from Council members.

b. Tabulation of votes.

5. Police report by Chief Buck.

6. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

December 8, 2016 – 5:30 P.M.

7. Utilities report.

a. Water Lines in Herb Brink Park.

b. Electric Digger Truck.

c. Snow Removal Employee.

8. Clerk’s Report.

a. Income Statement – General.

b. Income Statement – Utility.

c. Budget Reports – General and Utility.

d. 2017 Holiday Schedule.

e. The One & Six Year Plan will be coming up– -is there any project(s) to be put on the one year list?

9. Approve/not approve a building permit for a 2 car garage to Jon Bacon at 600 South 7 th Ave, Lyons, NE.

a. Motion and second from council Members.

b. Tabulation of votes.

10. Approve/not approve a concrete sidewalk work permit to Jon Bacon at 600 South 7 th Ave, Lyons, NE.

a. Motion and second from council Members.

b. Tabulation of votes.

11. Council to nominate Council President for calendar year 2017.

a. Motion and second from Council members.

b. Tabulation of votes.

12. Mayor recommends the following appointments for January 1 through December 31, 2017:

a. Commissioner for Utilities Distribution & Maintenance: Charlie Wheaton

b. Commissioner for Sanitation, Recycling, & Landfill: Kyle Brink & Carvin Housh

c. Commissioner for Parks, Pools, Recreation, & Community Center: Kyle Brink

d. Commissioner for City Streets: Allen Steinmeyer

e. Audit Committee: Allen Steinmeyer & Carvin Housh

f. City Physician: Lyons Mercy Medical Clinic

g. Board of Health: Lyons Mercy Medical Clinic, Chief Jim Buck, Allen Steinmeyer, & Andrew

Fuston

h. Council Representative to Library: Carvin Housh

i. City Clerk/Treasurer: Mary Lou Ritter

j. City Attorney: Dan Smith

k. Legal Paper: Lyons Mirror-Sun

l. Burt County Economic Development: Kyle Brink & one open position to be filled yet

m. Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District Council of Officials: Allen Steinmeyer

n. Engineering Company: Olsson Associates

o. 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.

13. Discuss Employee Christmas Bonus.

14. Motion and second by Council members to adjourn the meeting.

a. Tabulation of vote.

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

November 1, 2016 – 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 4 and October 11.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerk Report of Mayoral Action of October 4 meeting: Ordinance 728: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LYONS, NEBRASKA, RELATING TO MUNICIPAL AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS, AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY; PROVIDING A MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM COMPENSATION RANGE SCHEDULE FOR EACH; REPEALING ALL PREVIOUS ORDINANACES, AMENDMENTS, AND SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE was signed and published in pamphlet form.

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

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. Trees for Herb Brink Park
  2. Water Lines in Herb Brink Park.
  3. JEO and EAI on Water Tank.
  4. Yellow Placards.
  5. Football Field Water Way.
  6. Fire Hydrant Flushing.
  7. Waste Water Plant.
  8. Digger Truck.

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.
    4. There is a 7.5% premium increase to the Dec 1, 2016 through Nov 30, 2017 heath care plan for the City of Lyons.
    5. City Office furniture cost estimates were $4,423 at Office Net of Fremont; $5,271 at Eakes Office Solutions of Norfolk, and $5,427.65 at Quality Office Supplies of West Point.
    6. Auditors will be at the City Office on November 8, 9, and 10, 2016 for the 2015/2016 Annual Audit.

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

November 1, 2016 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

  1. Discuss the former awning from the outdoor main street movie theater building.

 

  1. Approve/not approve letter agreement from Ric Ortmeier CPA for 2016 auditing services at a cost of $14,500.00.
    1. Motion and second from council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve a concrete sidewalk work permit to Tyler Vacha at 565 South 3rd St, Lyons, NE.
    1. Motion and second from council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve a special designated liquor permit to Carvin Housh of Fallout Bar for Tami Shaw’s wedding dance on December 31, 2016 at the Lyons Community Center.
    1. Motion and second from council Members.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Discuss changing the December 6 Council Meeting to another date.

 

  1. Executive session – Discuss personnel.

 

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

 

 

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

October 4, 2016 – 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 September 6.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerk Report of Mayoral Action of September 6 meeting: Resolution No. 2016-2: The 2016-2017

Budget Year – Set Property Tax request at a different amount than prior year was signed. Resolution

No. 2016-3: Increase the restricted funds authority by one percent, to become three and one half percent was signed. Resolution No. 2016-4: Adopt the 2016-2017 Budget was signed. Ordinance 727: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LYONS, NEBRASKA, TO ADD PROVISIONS IN THE CITY CODE PERTAINING TO SEXUAL PREDATOR RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS; TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN PERSONS SUBJECT TO THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT AND DEFINED AS “SEXUAL PREDATORS” FROM RESIDING IN CERTAIN AREAS WITHIN THE CITY; TO ESTABLISH PENALTIES FOR A VIOLATION; TO REPEAL ALL PREVIOUS ORDINANCES, AMENDMENTS AND SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND TO PROVIDE AN EFFECTIVE DATE was signed and published.

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

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

 

  1. Jan Merrill of NENEDD – Discuss grant funding options for the Main Street Lighting Project.

 

  1. Patty Plugge of Burt County Economic Development Corp – Update on demolition programs.

 

  1. Tim Slaughter of Farm & Home Insurance- Discuss increasing/decreasing amounts for the Workers Compensation insurance schedule.

 

  1. Pam Thomsen of Three Rivers Housing Development Corp – Discuss senior housing for Lyons.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

October 4, 2016 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. Dan Nielsen- Tree donations.
  2. Bowling Alley.
  3. H & K Subdivision Streets.
  4. Yellow Placards.
  5. Yellow Placard Current Notices.
  6. South 7th

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.
    4. The 2016/2017 Adopted Budget was filed with the Nebraska State Auditor’s office and Burt County Clerk’s office.

 

  1. Approve/not approve a concrete sidewalk removal permit to Chris Taylor for 300 Everett St, Lyons, NE, 68038.
    1. Motion and second by Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Approve/not approve a concrete sidewalk work permit to Tom Riddle for 665 Main St, Lyons, NE, 68038.
    1. Motion and second by Council.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider Ordinance 728: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LYONS, NEBRASKA, RELATING TO MUNICIPAL AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS, AND EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY; PROVIDING A MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM COMPENSATION RANGE SCHEDULE FOR EACH; REPEALING ALL PREVIOUS ORDINANACES, AMENDMENTS, AND SECTIONS IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
    1. Motion to suspend the Statutory requirement of reading on three separate days.
    2. Motion and second from Council Members to adopt Ordinance 728.
    3. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Executive Session – Discuss employee evaluation reviews: Terry Ueding, Gregg Simonsen, Robert Rivera, and Mike Heavrin as Grant Writer.

 

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

 

 

A Minute With The Mayor, Andy Fuston


By Lyons Mayor, Andy Fuston

Football and volleyball season is finally here! Nebraska is off to a great start. What a win Saturday against Oregon! The Wolverines hard work isn’t necessarily reflected in the win/loss column but it takes time to get use to integrating two teams under one scheme and then playing in a new division. They had a nice win on Friday. Congratulations to them. The Nebraska volleyball team keeps on rolling like last year and the lady Wolverines are making strides as well. Change is never easy and combining high school sports comes with its own set of challenges.   We are very fortunate to have great coaches and teachers to help ease that transition, not to mention a student body second to none!

Speaking of transitions, the council will have a new council member come January. With the election coming up in November, Lana won’t be on the ballot for the first time in twelve years. She will definitely be missed but with change comes opportunity. Lyons has been fortunate to have had a city council that wants nothing but success for the community. When you all want what is best for your community it makes it pretty easy to do the right things and make the right decisions. So make sure you come out and vote in November. It is the first step in making your community government a success.

As for the September council meeting, we approved the budget for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. On the positive side, our valuation dropped by over $500,000.00. This lowered some property tax. On the negative side, valuation dropped by $500,000.00. This means we have less money to work with in our general fund for the upcoming year because we will have less tax revenue. It is a double edge sword.   We will have to tighten the city belt a little more and prioritize a little harder to keep our fiscal ship sailing. As you saw in last week’s paper the city approved some work to be completed on the exterior of the community center and library. Hopefully that will help with some water issues we’ve had on the south side of the community building. I would much rather have the maintenance done now than wait until it becomes really expensive to fix. We have asked the library foundation to assist with the cost of library repairs. The city was asked about running electrical and water to the property just south of the city dump. We won’t have to re-zone that property so we will be running those utilities out there. The council approved the contract to have the water tank issues taken care of. We gave and little and so did the water tower company on who was responsible for paying for what. Now we just need to get on the list so they can get us scheduled to do the work. Probably will be next spring sometime. Northeast Economic Development will be at our next meeting to discuss different options for the street lighting project. I’m still hopeful we can find some financial assistance to help us with project. Part of the meeting was spent discussing the old bowling alley. We have gotten a bid for demolishing it. Unfortunately it looks like the city is not going to have any recourse but to condemn the building. We are in the process of doing that. What it means is that we will end up being on the hook for raising it. It is so very frustrating but the alternative is to let it rot and fall in by itself, probably damaging the adjoining building. I wish there was something else we could do but I’m afraid our back is up against the wall again.

I can’t think of much less happening at the moment. The Ladies Night Out part was really enjoyable. I know this only because I helped to bar tend! Everybody really seemed to enjoy the evening. We’ve got the Community Club golf outing this coming Sunday so if you haven’t signed up you better get to calling! Take care, enjoy the fall weather and we’ll talk to you soon.

 

 

A Minute with the Mayor


A Minute with the Mayor by Lyons Mayor Andy Fuston

August 2016

 

The dog days of summer are upon us. School has started and football & volleyball season is about to begin. The fall and consistently cooler weather is just around the corner! I’m excited! The nice thing about the hot weather is that the pool has been really busy all summer.

There were forty kids who participated in swimming lessons this summer. The Schwan’s guy said Lyons has been his top seller of treats of all the pools in his territory this summer. It has been a great season overall. I can’t tell you the number of people who have told me how impressed visiting family members have been with the pool itself and the professionalism, graciousness of the lifeguarding team. We’ve had some equipment issues that have caused the pool to have to be closed on occasion but we continue to work through those. The pool closes for the season in just a couple of days so get out there and enjoy.

It’s budget time again. Mary Lou has plugged the numbers in and the council has reviewed the budget. Final city approval will occur at the September meeting with the state approval coming by October 1st. The budget doesn’t get any easier. We continue to work diligently to balance the needs of the city with the burden of taxes and utility costs to the consumer. Working with the upfront costs of grant matching is probably the hardest. We can budget for it this years but the application process can take so long that the grant reimbursement won’t happen until the following year. It really plays havoc in the budget process when multiple years are involved.

Speaking of grants, we did not get the grant we were hoping for regarding the street lighting project. Bummer. We are working on other grant/funding avenues to assist us with this project. The problem is the infrastructure continues to age and deteriorate as we defer replacement due to financial constraints. We might have to do the project in phases instead of all at the same time. I’ll I know is that we have to try and keep moving forward. I would rather tackle these infrastructure projects proactively than deal with the increased cost of emergency replacement. We’ve done some seam coating work to the community center roof and have finally got someone to look at the mortar joints on the east side of the building where we have had some water leaking issues. We are still waiting to hear back from EAI on the water tower repairs.

The city crew has also done some street repair work along 5th street. Lastly, we’re still trying to figure out the best course of action for the information sign that was next to the library. We really don’t want to put it back where it was because it would detract from the beauty of the Veterans’ Memorial Plaza but we still feel it is a nice community function to have. We continue to work on a solution. The August meeting was fairly short and to the point so not a lot more to talk about.

Let’s be sure to cheer on the new era of Wolverine sports. It will be different but truly exciting!

Take care and we’ll talk to you soon.

Mayor Andy Fuston

Mayor Andy Fuston

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

August 2, 2016 – 4:30 P.M. Budget Workshop

 

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.

 

  1. Budget work session.

 

  1. Adjourn.

 

August 2, 2016 – 5:30 P.M. Regular Meeting

 

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 – Regular Meeting

 

  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 July 5.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.
  4. Clerk Report of Mayoral Action of July 5 meeting: Ordinance 726: Amend the adopted 2015-2016 Budget was approved, signed, and published.

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

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

  1. Deb Taylor – Appealing the decision to condemn her property on 5th St.

 

  1. Megan Cameron – Discuss maintenance items for the ball-park and Lyons Sports.

 

  1. Bill Hedges or Marilyn Tenney – Storefront Event and street closing on August 21, 2016.

 

  1. Pool Report by Fae Fuston.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. State St Water Services.
  2. EAI Water Tower Proposal.
  3. Swimming Pool.
  4. South 5th

 

LYONS CITY COUNCIL

AGENDA

August 2, 2016 – 5:30 P.M.

 

 

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.

 

  1. Executive Session – Personnel Review of Jeremy Miles.

 

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

 

 

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

June 7, 2016 – 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 May 3.
  2. Claims as presented.
  3. Treasurer report.

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

 

 

  1. REGULAR AGENDA / NEW BUSINESS

Consideration and Action:

 

 

 

  1. Tyler Vacha of Center for Rural Affairs – Discuss the Good Living Tour.

 

  1. Tim Slaughter of Farm and Home – Discuss annual property and liability insurance.

 

  1. Police report by Chief Buck.
    1. Per Carvin Housh of Fallout Bar, requesting to block off Main St between 2nd and 3rd St for the Good Living Tour event on July 30, 2016.
    2. Open sealed bid(s) for the 2005 Ford Crown Vic.
  1. Motion and second by City Council.
  2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Library & Grant reports by Mike Heavrin.

 

  1. Utilities report.
  1. State St Water Services.
  2. Armor Coating.
  3. Street Sweeping quote.
  4. EAI Water Tower Proposal.
  5. Red & Yellow Placards.
  6. Swimming Pool.
  7. Library Exterior Walls.
  8. Tornado Whistle.

 

  1. Clerk’s Report.
    1. Income Statement – General.
    2. Income Statement – Utility.
    3. Budget Reports – General and Utility.
    4. Permission to attend the League’s Accounting & Finance Conference in Kearney, June 15-17, 2016.
    5. Town Hall Meeting at the Lyons Community Center is set up for Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6 p.m. regarding the Lyons Living Center.
    6. New hiring application.

 

  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to Fallout Bar for Beer Garden at Brink Park on July 4, 2016.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to Fallout Bar for the Annual Street Dance on July 16, 2016.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to Fallout Bar for the Good Life Tour event on July 30, 2016 in Lyons, NE.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider a special designated liquor license to Fallout Bar for Collin Petersen’s wedding event on August 6, 2016.
    1. Motion and second by Council members to approve/not approve the request for a Special Designated Liquor License.
    2. Tabulation of votes.

 

  1. Consider to have free admission at the pool from noon to 3 p.m. on 4th of July.
  1. Motion and second by City Council.
  2. Tabulation of votes.

 

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

 

 

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