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Lyons Names Faison Park Grant Committee

Mayor Willis NeSmith, Jr. appointed five people to a committee to oversee the improvements made with the grant received for renovations to Faison Park.

At the regular monthly meeting of the Lyons City Council on Tuesday, August 1, NeSmith announced that he was appointing Councilwoman Cathy Benton, Councilman Tracy Johnson, Recreation Director James McGowan, City Manager Jason Hall, and himself to form a committee which will oversee the Faison Park Grant Project.

On May 18, the City of Lyons received a $2.2 million dollar grant to renovate the historic Vincent Faison, Sr. Park. Among the renovations will be a new basketball court, pickleball courts, soccer fields, community center, pavilion, bathrooms, and more. The construction date on the project has not yet been determined.

During the meeting, the City Council also authorized the 2020 Transportation Investment Act project. This authorization will release the state funding necessary to begin the construction of an additional downtown parking lot, and will complete resurfacing and striping on several roads in the City.

Social and Economic Equality for Disenfranchised Societies (SEEDS) Representative Chandra Woods was present at the meeting and told the Council that although she works throughout the state, she is honored to represent Lyons and Toombs County wherever she goes.

The next City Council work session will be August 29 at 6 p.m., and the next regular meeting of the Council will occur on September 6 at 6 p.m. in the Council chambers.

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