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Town of Lyerly receives $500,000 grant
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CDBG Grant/GEFA loan and ARC Grant progress

The current status on the CDBG grant is we have named Allen-Smith Consulting as our grant administrators. The request for proposals for engineering and design on the project deadline was November 10th and we had four firms that submitted proposals. We chose LADD Enviromental as our project engineer and they have started work on the plans for the project. The project construction will be bid out in 2013.
 
The GEFA loan which is additional funding for the CDBG project has been applied for and we should hear something after the first of the year on it.

Recent Grant Awards

As many of you now know the Town of Lyerly has been awarded two large grants in the last 30 days. The first was the CDBG for $500,000 and the second was the ARC for $233,230. The town is very fortunate to have received these grants as they will allow the town to take on some much needed infrastructure repairs and upgrades that otherwise would not have been possible. Work on these grants began in 2010 and has continued up until a few weeks before the award. Let me stress thateverybody at town hall, from mayor to councilmembers to water dept.

Town of Lyerly receives $500,000 grant

 
The Governor's Office has announced the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2011 Annual Competition Awards. For the CDBG Annual Competition, one hundred forty-seven local governments submitted requests for over $67 million in projects across the state while approximately $33 million was available to fund local proposals.  With these available dollars, 70 projects will receive funding and move forward this year.
 
The Town of Lyerly is very fortunate to be the recipient of funding in the amount of $500,000.

Park Improvements

We are continuing the improvements at the Lyerly Park this summer. In the spring of 2010 we began by clearing the back section of the park of the brush and overgrowth that covered it, this made the entire 15 acres of the park useable. This project was completed by town employees and volunteer labor. We continued our efforts with the assistance of the county's inmate work crew and volunteer labor by pouring sidewalks to the restrooms and making them handicapped accessible. We also painted the restrooms and pavilion and lined the parking lot, crosswalk, and installed handicapped parking signs.

Honorary Mayor

 
At Tuesday nights meeting we had a very special guest. Austin Cochran presided over the meeting as  the Town of Lyerly's Honorary Mayor. Austin received the Citizenship Award in the 3rd grade class at Lyerly Elementary School. The award exemplifies the student who is always aware of the rules of the school and his class. Austin understands why rules are necessary and always displays excellent characteristics of behavior and self-discipline. Austin serves as a role model for all those around him and is looked up to by all his classmates. Because of Austin's achievement the Town of Lyerly rewarded him with the opprtunity to preside over the Council meeting and presented him a certificate for serving as Honorary Mayor. Austin is the son of Mike and Wendy Cordle, Lyerly.

First Movie Nights

The first movie night went well on Friday July, 8, we showed "Evan Almighty" and had a crowd of about 65 people. A lot of people talked to us after the show about how much they liked it and how they hoped it would become a regular event. At the second movie night on Saturday July, 9, we showed "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and had a smaller crowd of about 35 people. It was more work than we imagined getting everything together and making the movie nights happen but we definitely want to do it again.
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