John Lyda

Orange Development U.S. 31 10-7-19

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The council also transferred an existing sales tax rebate for The Boot at The Grove restaurant to a restaurant that will replace it. Read more

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Hoover City Council 9-26-19

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The City Council cut $4.5 million from the mayor's proposed spending plan and added $2.3 million in spending favored by the council. Read more



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If the Hoover City Council had not raised sales, use, leasing and lodging taxes last year, city revenues from those taxes likely would have declined this fiscal year, city records now indicate. Read more

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Finley Center June 2019

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Eight months into fiscal 2019, the complex has had an estimated $31 million economic impact, the manager says. Read more


Hoover City Council 7-1-19

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The grocery store is planned to be built at the intersection of South Shades Crest Road and Morgan Road in southwest Hoover. Read more


Jason Wilson 2-21-19

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It's a story of a man who found his passion and followed it and who wasn't afraid to experience failure on the road to success. Read more


PetSuites Resort revised layout Jan 2019

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The company eliminated the outdoor play area and added more soundproofing to the walls. Read more


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Police officers now will be paid overtime for any time worked over 40 hours, instead of 43 hours. Read more



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Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato tried to lure the hospital to Hoover, but some council members opposed a proposed $20 million incentive package. Read more

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The council voted 4-3 in favor of the moratorium until city leaders can take a thorough review of their zoning regulations. Read more

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Medical West 6-7-18 (1)

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UAB Medical West officials have said they are looking for a place to build a new hospital but have not decided if, when or where to do it. Read more

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Hoover City Council 9-17-18

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Some council members voiced concerns about the increase in spending in the budget, but a majority said they felt the spending was justified for a growing city with growing needs. Read more

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Hoover employee milestones 2017

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The proposed new pay scale would give raises to all employees, increase the maximum amount they can earn in the future and cost the city about $1.5 million more in the coming fiscal year, city officials said. Read more


Hoover council 7-10-18

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The council also voted down a proposal to raise residential rental and lease taxes for apartments and rental homes. Read more

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Hoover council 5-3-18

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Some council members say they think more research needs to be done before action is taken and pressed for more cuts to expenses. Read more

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Hoover City Council 10-19-17

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The mayor and some council members said they weren't comfortable paying more than $500,000 to be able to host the convention next year. Read more

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    Officials with the city of Hoover, state of Alabama and AT&T cut a ribbon to celebrate the construction of beginning of operation of a new cell tower at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Alabama, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. In front, from left, are state Rep. David Wheeler, state Sen. Jabo Waggoner, AT&T Alabama President Wayne Hutchens, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover City Council President Gene Smith, Councilman Mike Shaw and Councilman John Lyda.

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    Hoover City Council 8-5-19

    Hoover Councilmen John Lyda, at left, and Curt Posey, listen during a Hoover City Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019.

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    Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (3)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato (at right in front), police Chief Nick Derzis (at left in front) and the Hoover City Council recognize Hoover police motorcycle scouts for taking first place in a motorcycle skills competition in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The team as a whole won first place, while Sgt. Brian Nelson (at left in uniform) won first place in the elite division and first overall, T.J. Denson (center) won first place in the novice division and 10th overall, and Adam Dozier (at right) won first place in the expert division and sixth overall.

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    Salute to Veterans Ball 2018 (35)

    More than 320 people attended the Salute to Veterans Ball at the Finley Center in Hoover, Alabama, on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Among the guests, from left, were Rob and Anna Fowler and Beth and John Lyda.

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    Hoover climbing center 10-31-18 (3)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato prepares to cut the ribbon at the grand opening for the 5,000-square-foot Hoover Climbing & Adventure center in the Finley Center at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Brocato was joined by a second-grade class from Trace Crossings Elementary School, two City Council members and representatives from the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce, Hoover Parks and Recreation Board, Hoover Parks and Recreation Department and Sports Facilities Management, which manages the Hoover Metropolitan Complex for the city.

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    Councilman John Lyda leads the live auction at Hydrangeas Under the Stars, despite having a foot in a boot. The 2017 event took place on Saturday, June 10

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