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Lyons slates radio reprogramming effort

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Lyons Town Council voted to have the police and fire department radios reprogrammed to be in compliance with the new narrow banding.

Lyons Fire Department Chief Lee Emmons said four of the hand held radios could not be reprogrammed, so two radios were purchased and the Greene County Sheriff's Department donated two radios.

There are 15 pagers and 11 radios for the fire department, plus the police station radios.

The council took no action on having the iron removed from the holding tank, and will be considering two options on the disposal.

Graves Plumbing submitted a bid to remove the iron deposits from the holding tank to a lagoon, but Clerk-Treasurer Kim Flynn wanted to seek bids to have the iron taken to a landfill.

"In the surface area you have in the lagoons you wouldn't be able to tell," Andrew Graves noted. "A lot of places that do take that sort of thing are frowning on getting dumps from other places."

The council and Police Chief Ron Sparks discussed purchasing a new police cruiser, but the council had reservations about buying a new vehicle.

The current Chevrolet Impala has 137,000 miles on the vehicle since the purchase in December of 2003, and Flynn noted the town has spent $1,200 on repairs so far this year.

"It died again on me the other day going down the road," Sparks said.

The council decided to look into more options, such as a used vehicle. Flynn noted in order to use funds from the 2012 General Fund, she would need an invoice by the end of the year.

"I think we need to think about it, and not be forced to make a decision," Council President Scott Powers said.

The council assigned Flynn as the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator for the town.

"Under the new rules and regulations we have to have this in place because we are using federal funds and federal grants," Flynn explained. "Most complaints would come through my office, so I think it would be safe to appoint your clerk-treasurer."

Flynn said there have been no violations at this point, but one of the first acts would need to be putting detectable warnings on the curbs.

The council voted to allow a family on North Wine Street to have chickens on their property. The neighbors gave permission for the animals to be on the property.

An ordinance was passed to allow ride-alongs with the police and fire departments.

"It doesn't happen often with the fire department, but I need it all the time in case someone wants to do a ride-along," Sparks said.

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