By: Renea Kessler
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Lyons Village Council held their meeting on Monday, December 4th. The meeting began at 6:57 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Council approved the minutes from the previous meeting, reading of the bills as well as finance reports.
Next, council motioned to move into executive session at 7:06 p.m. to discuss employee wages. Upon returning from executive session at 7:18 p.m. council then voted to approve the raise of employee wages.
Under old business, Dollar General had issues with wanting to cut the road for water lines, the permanent marijuana ordinance is still in effect, and council discussed health insurance for village employees and appropriations for the year 2024.
Following discussion, council approved the insurance and the splitting costs between the village and the employees.
Council then approved $391.30 for Emergency Management Assistance as well as $150 a year on Assessment for Regional Planning.
Next, council discussed county water rates increasing to 91 cents per thousand gallons. With this increase, the village feels that it is necessary to increase their own water rates.
Council discussed a possible water rate increase of $1.86 and a sewer rate increase of $1.08, however these increases will not happen until at least April 1, 2024.
Council discussed the October Sheriff’s Report of 45.5 hours with 6 complaints and 1 citation.
With nothing else left to discuss council motioned to adjourn at 8:43 p.m. The next meeting will be January 8th at 7:00 p.m.