NOTICE OF SPECIAL MUNICIPAL
MAIL BALLOT ELECTION
TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 21, 2015
IN LYONS, COLORADO
Notice is hereby given that the Town of Lyons will be conducting the April 21, 2015 Election as a Mail Ballot Election
Ballot Question #1
SHALL AN ORDINANCE BE ADOPTED REQUIRING VOTER APPROVAL FOR ANY DECISION TO REZONE LAND IN THE PARKS/OPEN SPACE ZONE DISTRICT LARGER THAN ONE-HALF ACRE, OR FOR ANY DECISION TO ZONE LAND WITHOUT A ZONING DESIGNATION AND ENCUMBERED BY A CONSERVATION EASEMENT TO A ZONE THAT ALLOWS COMMERCIAL OR RESIDENTIAL USE?
YES ____ NO ____
- All residents may check their voter registration or update their address at www.bouldercounty.org/elections , or you may come to Town Hall and fill out a voter registration.
In order to vote in the April 21, 2015 Special Election you must:
- Be a resident of the State of Colorado no later than March 30, 2015 (at least 22 days before election day); and
- Be a resident of the Town of Lyons and registered to vote in Lyons no later than April 21, 2015 (Election Day).
For those residents who have been displaced by the flood:
- If you are still getting your mail at your PO Box you will receive a Mail Ballot in the mail.
- If you are having your mail forwarded at this time you will not receive a Mail Ballot – Election Ballots are not forwarded.
- If you are having your mail forwarded because your home is uninhabitable and your intention is to come back to Lyons when your home is habitable then you must notify Boulder County of your change of address. You may do so either by filling out a change of address form at the Town Clerk’s Office, 432 5th Avenue, Lyons, CO or by going to www.bouldercounty.org/elections and change your mailing address. However, a person cannot vote in municipal elections after moving to a permanent residence outside the municipality
If you have not received your Mail Ballot please contact Town Clerk, Deb Anthony at (303) 823-6622 x13Drop-off Location/Hours: Voted Mail Ballots may be dropped off during normal business hours at Town Hall, 432 5th Avenue, Lyons, Colorado, Those hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and April 21, 2015 Election Day, from 7 am to 7 pm. Registered electors may come to the Polling Place during those hours either to drop off a voted mail ballot, to get a replacement ballot, or to vote.
In August 2013, the Town of Lyons hired Natural Capitalism Solutions (NCS) - a Hygiene-based non-profit - to support the creation of an Environmental Sustainability Plan specific to Lyons. After the September 2013 flood, the scope of the Lyons Environmental Sustainability Action Plan (LESAP) was expanded to address the town's need for resilient and sustainable solutions in the aftermath of the flood.
After more than a year, NCS, with guidance from a broad stakeholder group, including oversight from the Sustainable Futures Commission, has finalized the LESAP, and on March 2, 2015 the Board of Trustees, approved the resolution to adopt the LESAP.
The BOT also approved the submittable of a Boulder County Sustainability Grant, which would fund an Environmental Sustainability Coordinator position to help administer the Plan.
To review the LESAP, as well as other sustainable resources, visit lyonssustainability.com.
On February 24, the Board of Trustees and Town Staff held a community-wide to report on the status and timelines of Recovery Groups' projects, and allow for a Q&A session from the public. Click here to view the PDF version of the presentation from the event.
Below is an awesome video put together by Honeywell. Honeywell has been an invaluable resource in rebuilding Lyons, and the Town is so grateful. Have you seen the new Town Hall Plaza lately? If not, stop by and check it out!