Boy Scouts Get First-Hand Experience in Civic Duties
The Lyons City Council welcomed Boy Scout Troop 939, their parents, and Scout Master Kim Stephens to its November meeting as the Scouts gained experience in civic situations for a merit badge. During the November 9 session, Mayor Willis NeSmith thanked the young men for attending the meeting and commended Stephens for his work with local youth. “I know your children have grown up and are no longer in programs like these, and yet, you still choose to spend your time mentoring our area’s youth,” he said. “Thank you for all you do for these boys and for the city.” Stephens informed the Council that the Scout Troop plans on completing their service project by helping to beautify the city park during Christmas vacation.
The variance on an ordinance to allow James Smalley to park his semitruck on his property at his home in a R-1 residential zone was unanimously denied by the Council members. The measure was sent to the City Council by the Zoning Board, which did not reach a decision on a recommendation for the variance. A new ordinance to prohibit trucks from traveling portions of Bulldog Road and South Victory Drive was first read at the November 9 meeting. A vote on this ordinance will be taken at the regular December meeting of the Council on December 7. According to this proposed legislation, South Victory Drive would be closed to through truck traffic from Georgia Highway 280 to U.S. Highway 1, and no through truck traffic would be allowed on Bulldog Road from Georgia Highway 280 until past the Toombs County Middle School.
Council members also unanimously approved the annual longevity payments for FY21. These payments are given as supplement to full-time City employees who have been loyal to their employer for several years.