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City of Lyerly


Incorporated1891
Population540
AddressP.O. Box 211 Summerville, Georgia
Lyerly, Georgia 30747-0211
Phone(706) 857-0700
Fax(706) 857-0742
Email
Websitehttp://www.townoflyerly.com/
CountyChattooga
Description

From the Lyerly city website:

Lyerly is a small town nestled in Northwest Georgia in Chattooga County. The 2010 census recorded the population at 540. The Town has an annual festival in September of each year called Lyerly Down Home Day, which was originally created by former council member Debbie Jones. This years Down Home Day will be held on Saturday, September 29th. Last year the Town approved package liquor sales by referendum and the first package store is now open and bringing in much needed additional revenue to the Town. Projects that are a priority of the current Mayor & Council are rehabilitating the existing water system in the Town limits, partnering with the City of Summerville to install a 12” water line to feed water to the Lyerly Mohawk Plant, and improving and maintaining the Lyerly Park.

The Town of Lyerly has a Mayor-Council government structure. Under this structure, the Council fills the primary legislative role. The Town Council adopts ordinances and resolutions, determines Town policies, approves the budget, and sets the millage rate. The Mayor fills the executive role . The Charter defines the Mayor as the Chief Executive Officer of the Town who is responsible for presiding at all meetings of the Town Council. The Mayor also signs deeds and contracts, cosigns checks along with the Town Clerk, keeps the Council advised of the general condition of the Town, prepares the budget, calls meetings of the Council, appoints members to committees, and sees that ordinances of the Town are executed. The Mayor does not vote on issues before the Council, except in the case of a tie. The Mayor and Council of the Town of Lyerly are elected at-large for four-year terms. To be eligible to serve as Mayor or on the Council, one must be at least 21 years of age, have no outstanding debts to the Town, may not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude, be a qualified municipal voter and a resident of the Town for one year immediately prior to the date of an election.