The Lyerly City Council met on Tuesday evening and voted in a new council member.  Holly Burrage was sworn in by Lyerly Mayor Jessica Eller at last night’s meeting.  Town Clerk Joy Hampton told AM 1180 that Ms. Burrage will serve out the remainder of the term of Connie Short who resigned from the Lyerly City Council last year.  Ms. Burrage is an employee at United Community Bank in Summerville and has lived in Lyerly for several years.  If she chooses to run, Ms. Burrage would face election in 2013.

Also, the Town of Lyerly will hold two public hearings next Tuesday evening, February 15, 2011.  The first meeting will be at 7 PM at the Lyerly Town Hall and will be a public hearing for the liquor license for TJ Package Store – the only business that has applied for a liquor license under the newly adopted Lyerly Liquor Ordinance. 

The second public hearing will be for a Community Block Grant that the Town of Lyerly has applied for.  That grant would fund improvements to Lyerly’s water infrastructure.  Town Clerk Joy Hampton said that the exciting thing about the improvements would be that the upgrades would include around 40 new fire hydrants which would put a fire hydrant within 200 feet of every residence in the city limits of Lyerly.  More fire hydrants could have a huge positive impact on homeowners insurance for Lyerly residents. 

The second public hearing will be at 7:30 at Lyerly Town Hall next Tuesday.