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December 5--  The city of Lyons is resuming accepting stray dogs picked up in Toombs County. 

In early 2012 the Lyons Animal Shelter stopped taking the animals because Toombs County was behind in its payments for the service.  Lyons councilman Wayne Hartley informed the city council Tuesday night service is resuming as long as the county pays it share on time in the future.

The council also passed a Hartley motion that Lyons quit picking up debris in Santa Claus.  Mayor Willis NeSmith said he will contact the town's mayor to see what kind of agreement can be reached.

Councilman Hartley asked the council to adopt a code of ethics statement applicable to city employees and elected officials.  It will be considered following review by the city attorney.

The council was informed that the Toombs County Development Authority is considering building another "spec" building in the U.S. One Industrial Park north of Lyons.  

Development Authority Executive Director Bill Mitchell says U.S. Pet is expected to start production in the park in March.  He noted the Authority has built and sold five "spec" buildings in the last 12 years and that another is needed to attract future business prospects.