Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

2016 Recreation Program Survey

The Parks and Recreation department are planning future recreation programs, and seek citizens' feedback. The results from the short survey will guide 2017's programming.
What kind of programs do YOU want to see? Let us know!

2016 Recreation Program Survey >>

Right-of-way Property Maintenance

You may know that it is illegal to place branches and unwanted yard waste on Town and CDOT right-of-way, but did you also know the right-of-way adjacent to private property is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain?

While the Town has received a grant to fund a temporary code enforcement officer, keeping the entire community kept up, clean, and inviting is the responsibility of all community members. The Lyons Municipal Code has numerous laws placing responsibility on property owners and residents, to keep not only private property clean and nuisance-free, but also to maintain the public rights-of-way adjacent to the owners' property.

Find out more on right-of-way maintenance here >>

Lyons Primary Planning Area Master Plan

Apple Valley Area (Phase III)

Next Public Planning Workshop: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Continuing next week, the Town of Lyons, along with the hired consultant team, will move forward with its final series of public meetings for the Lyons Primary Planning Area (LPPA) Master Plan.  
As part of this planning process, the LPPA has been broken out into three small areas: the Eastern Corridor & Gateway (Phase I -completed); South St. Vrain Area (Phase II); and Apple Valley (Phase III). Phase III will include 3 public workshops focused on the Apple Valley Planning Area. The LPPA includes parcels that are currently outside of Town limits, but within an area which has been designated as appropriate for future annexation and development according to the Boulder County – Town of Lyons 2012 Intergovernmental Agreement.

The workshop on July 18 will be the first workshop in this series.
The details are as follows:

What: Apple Valley Area Public Workshop
Where: River Church – 18668 N. St. Vrain Drive
Date: Tuesday, July 19
Time: Open House 4:30-5:30p.m.
 Formal Meeting: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Online Public Feedback, FAQs, and Workshop Material 

Can't make the workshop? A public forum is available on the LPPA page on the Town's website, to collect feedback and ideas for the Lyons Primary Planning Area Master Plan. Additionally, FAQs and the latest presentation materials from past workshops can be found on the website.

More on the LPPA & Planning Workshops >>

LPPA Public Forum >>

Drive Slowly

Recovery & Capital Projects Update

McConnell Bridge and Ponds Update

McConnell Bridge has been designed up to 30% and is waiting for FEMA to approve the bridge and road design. Upon FEMA's approval, the final design – which will include paving McConnell Drive – will be completed, and construction will be scheduled.
FEMA has been made aware that this project is Town’s first priority. Updates will be sent following FEMA’s response.
The McConnell Ponds are a part of the final Parks Flood Recovery project, following LaVern M. Johnson and Bohn Park. Currently, LaVern Johnson Park is anticipated to be complete by the end of Summer 2016, and depending on cash flow, construction for Bohn Park is anticipated to begin Fall 2016. Once Bohn Park construction is complete, the final design for the McConnell Ponds will be prepared and construction will follow.

Main St. Streetscape

Through the end of July, work on the Main St. Streetscape project will include landscaping, curb, gutter, sidewalks, and turn lane islands at the US 36/Stone Canyon traffic signal, and the first stages of sidewalk installation along the south side of East Main. 

Slow for Road Work

As the road work and construction projects are underway, the safety of the work crews remain the first priority of Town and its contractors. Please be vigilant of the crews, and drive slowly through the work zones

Expect the Unexpected:

  • Workers, work vehicles, or equipment may enter your lane without warning
  • Other vehicles may slow, stop, or change lanes unexpectedly

Thank you for helping our crews stay safe.

Confluence Area CIP Update

Xcel's contractor, Sitewise, is set to finish gas line installation this week. 
Following gas line completion, DeFalco will pour curb and gutter and lay asphalt, after initial prep work. Project leads estimate roughly 2-3 more months of work, once DeFalco begins. 

Stream Restoration

The final round of planting and revegetation along the creek will begin the week of July 18, and take approximately two weeks to complete. Following the revegetation, an irrigation system along the banks will be implemented.

We Need Your Help!

During this time, please consider the delicacy of the new plantlings - give them a chance of survival by staying off newly vegetated areas.
We sincerely appreciate your support in this effort.

CDOT: Summer Work on US 34 Canyon Public Meeting

Wednesday, July 20

CDOT will be hosting a public meeting on July 20, which will consist of a formal presentation to educate the public about summer construction activities and lane closures along US 34, and clarify about the traffic closures associated with work beginning in October, as well as an overview of the entire project. 

More Details on the US 34 Canyon Upcoming Meeting >>

Public Meeting: Floodplain Code Updates and Remapping

Thursday, July 14

via St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District 

Please join the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District  for a discussion about proposed floodplain code amendments and the floodplain remapping process on July 14.
Details about the meeting and a helpful summary page are available at the links below.
Study Session News Release
The Summary page highlights the proposed updates to the floodplain code in a concise manner. It identifies where a proposed update clarifies an existing practice, is proposed to meet minimum FEMA or State requirements, or is new.

Town of Lyons

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