LYERLY PROPERTY OWNERS WILL HAVE TO PAY THEIR TAX BILLS A LITTLE EARLIER THAN LAST YEAR. THE TOWN COUNCIL, IN ITS REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING TUESDAY NIGHT VOTED TO MOVE THE DUE DATE UP TO DECEMBER 22, MORE THAN A MONTH EARLIER THAN LAST YEAR’S DUE DATE. MAYOR JOSH WYATT SAID THE LATER DATE COMPLICATES ACCOUNTING AND BOOKKEEPING FOR THE TOWN.

IN OTHER BUSINESS, WYATT REPORTED THAT VANDALISM IS STILL AN ONGOING ISSUE IN THE TOWN PRIMARILY IN THE PARK AND DOWNTOWN AREA. HE SAID HE THINKS THE PERPERTRATORS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AND HE IS LOOKING AT OPTIONS AT DEALING WITH THEM. WYATT SAID HE HOPES TO REPORT ON THAT AT THE NEXT WORK SESSION SCHECULED FOR THE FIRST TUESDAY IN NOVEMBER. RECENT INCIDENTS INCLUDE A BUSINESS OWNERS HAY BALES BEING DEMOLISHED, ROCKS THROWN AT WINDOWS AND TIRES BEING PUT UNDER VEHICLE TIRES. HE URGED RESIDENTS TO REPORT VANDALISM. ALSO THE MAYOR REPORTED TO THE COUNCIL THAT THE TOWN DID NOT RECEIVE A 150 THOUSAND DOLLAR GRANT FOR PARK PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT. APPROVAL ON GRANTS TOTALING 35 THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ANOHTER 10 TO 12 THOUSAND DOLLARS ARE PENDING.

THE COUNCIL ALSO CHANGED THE DATE OF ITS NOVEMBER MEETING TO NOVEMBER 10TH SINCE THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED NOVEMBER 8TH MEETING FALLS ON ELECTION DAY