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August 19--  The City of Lyons is seeking two federal grants to help with infrastructure projects.

At its August meeting, the city council discussed plans for a grant to extend water and sewer north of the Toombs Corporate Center to accommodate relocation of Robin Builders in Lyons to the industrial park site north of Highway 130.  It also approved a resolution to seek a $500,000 grant for storm drainage and street improvements at a site to be determined in the city.

The council turned down a bid of $572,000 for sports lighting at Partin Park.  Mayor Willis NeSmith, Jr. said the bid from Trinity Electric Service was too high.

It authorized the use of the Callaway Community Center in Partin Park for Red Cross blood drives, approved a $1,500 annual lease with the G&W Railroad for the Lyons Depot and okayed participation in the local "Complete Count Committee" for the 2020 census.

The council appointed seven citizens to the Lyons Recreation Advisory Board including Phelisha Caraway and Dirk Brantley for one year terms, Deroyce McCloud and Brian Stanley for two year terms and Dewitt Davis, Bryan Benton and Lisa Miller to three year terms.