Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

Joint Statement from Mayor Sullivan and Sergeant Crist

 A joint statement from Mayor Connie Sullivan, and Sergeant Bill Crist of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, release January 27, 2017.

Lyons is a small community that attracts a diverse mix of residents, workers and visitors. Lyons strives to be a welcoming community for all, whether you are a resident, here working at a local business or just spending the day enjoying all that Lyons has to offer. As community leaders, we share the goal of maintaining the positive relationship between Lyons’ citizens and visitors, and the law enforcement personnel who work in the community. We also understand that building trust with the community requires transparency and communication, particularly when there is a change in policy. Therefore, we want to take this opportunity to clarify that despite the executive order issued in Washington D.C. this week, there will be no change in how the Boulder County Sheriff officers, who provide police services on behalf of the Town of Lyons, will work with federal authorities. (Related Article from AP News.)

Explicitly, the Boulder County Sheriff will not make decisions about taking someone into custody based solely on a person’s immigration status. Furthermore, officers do not enforce federal laws including those on immigration, nor do they hold someone on an administrative order, as this is a violation of the 4th amendment.

The Sheriff's office complies with the Colorado Open Records Act and will provide public information to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), but does not participate in determining the citizenship of any individual. The Sheriff does not conduct investigations for ICE, facilitate involuntary interviews with inmates for purposes of determining citizenship and will not delay the release of any person based on their immigration status.

We hope this message clarifies any concerns or questions for our citizens, workers and visitors regarding how they can expect to be treated when in Lyons. As always, residents are welcome to contact myself, or Sergeant Crist directly with any questions or concerns regarding Lyon’s policing policies.


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Recently, the Board of Trustees passed a proclamation of committing to a dialogue of inclusivity and respect for the rights and beliefs of all citizens in Lyons.


Bohn Park Construction: Notice of Waterline Shutoff

Bohn Park Waterline Installment

The Bohn Park Flood Recovery Project has begun river restoration work. An 8-inch waterline has been placed, and a diversion channel has been created for work to progress in the active river channel.

On Monday, Feb. 20, the contractor will be shutting off the 2nd Avenue waterline for a water connection. Local water services are not expected to be interrupted, however, if you experience an unanticipated interruption in your water service, please call Joe Kubala at 303-823-6622 ext. 42.

Sewer installation is anticipated to take place in 2-3 weeks, which may result in a temporary closure of 2nd Avenue. More details will follow, with plenty of notice.


Over the next two weeks, the teams will be shaping the stream, followed by laying boulders around the banks. Concurrently, construction of the 4th Avenue pedestrian bridge abutments will begin within the next three weeks. 

To ensure visitor's safety, please avoid the north region of the park, which is marked with cautionary signage. Throughout construction, the entire project area will be closed off, including the multi-purpose sports court and the playground. Pedestrian, cyclist, and golf cart access will be allowed for the remainder of south portion of the park along the eastern trail, to access the bike park, multipurpose field and dog park. Vehicles will not be permitted into the park; parking is available on the east side of Second Avenue in the newly created public parking area (in front of the wastewater treatment facility). 

This phase of the Bohn Park Flood Recovery Project includes river restoration and improved ecological habitat, parking, a new restroom facility, continuance of the trail system within the plan area, a pedestrian bridge connecting to 4th Ave. on the western end of the park, picnic areas, river access, and other infrastructure enhancements. The majority of the work will is indicated within the blue highlighted area on the map.  Project updates will be sent throughout construction. 

The anticipated completion for this project is Fall 2017.

Anticipated Timeline:
River Restoration: Jan - Apr 2017
Overall Project: Jan-Oct 2017

More Information on the Bohn Park Construction >> 

McConnell Bridge Update

FEMA has approved the 30% design of McConnell Bridge. The Town is now working with the design consultant to finalize the design and prepare the bid package for construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in late spring/early summer, for an estimated duration of six months. 

During this time, McConnell bridge will be closed to all traffic. Please plan to use 2nd Avenue as an alternate route; additional detour information will be provided closer to construction beginning.

2nd Avenue Bridge

The engineering and design teams are working on revising and finalizing the 30% design plans for the 2nd Ave. bridge. The project will be solicited for construction upon completion of the McConnell bridge construction.

2017 Lyons EcoPass

The Town of Lyons has continued its EcoPass program for all Town residents, through 2017. Unlike previous years, there will now be a small annual $25 fee for the EcoPass that will be due before the end of March (the pass has a retail value of over $2,000).
 
Lyons EcoPass provides residents with free use of any RTD bus and light rail services. This includes the “Y” service from Lyons to Boulder, buses to the airport, and buses and light rail in and around Boulder, Longmont and Denver.
 
The deadline for paying is coming up! If you already have an EcoPass you need to pay $25 before March 31 in order to keep it active (if you have multiple members in your family you will need to pay $25 per pass). There are two ways to do this. You can bring a check to Town Hall or make the payment online at www.townoflyons.com/415
 
Once you pay the fee no further action is required, your card will continue to work. EcoPass holders that do not pay the fee by March 31st cards will be deactivated until payment is received.
 
If you do not already have an EcoPass you can apply for a new one for the same cost of $25. For more information visit www.townoflyons.com/415

Boulder County Prescribed Burns

Prescribed Burns Update

Hall Ranch

The Hall Ranch Open Space prescribed burn scheduled for the week February 13 has been canceled. Additional attempts will be made between March 13 and 31. Hall Ranch will be closed during ignition days and will reopen when deemed safe.


Heil Valley Ranch

Boulder County Parks & Open Space and the Sheriff's Office Wildland Fire Management Program will attempt to conduct a prescribed burn at Heil Valley Ranch, sometime between February 21 and 24. If conditions do not allow for the burns to be completed in February, additional attempts will be made between March 13 and 31. Heil Valley Ranch will be closed during ignition days and will reopen when deemed safe.


More Information on Boulder County Prescribed Burns >>


Screenagers Movie

2 Screenings | Thursday, Feb. 23 & Friday, Feb. 24 | 6:30 p.m.

Lyons Middle/Senior High School | Free

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.
 
In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can
empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.


More Information on the Special Screenings of Screenagers in Lyons >>

Screenagers Screenings

Discounted CU Buffs Men's Basketball

Lyons Parks and Recreation has teamed with the CU Buffs to offer discounted prices for PAC-12 men's basketball games. Discounts available for all sections of upcoming games.
Visit www.CUBuffs.com/promo and enter code 2017MBBGROUP

Discounted CU Men's Basketball

St. Vrain Creek Coalition

Apple Valley Listening & Study Session with SVCC Board

via St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District
Members of the public are invited to a listening and study session for the SVCC Board, to share your concerns, comments, and suggestions on the project to the Board who will make recommendations on the Creek Rehabilitation Plan for Apple Valley draft 30% design . 
 
Board of Directors Study Session: Apple Valley Draft 30% Design
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 3 to 4pm
1251 S. Bowen Street in Longmont

Regular meeting of the SVCC and Board following from 4-6pm, with Board discussion and recommendation on this and other Board items from approximately 5 to 6pm.
The agenda for this session can be found here.

St. Vrain Creek Coalition Website >>

St. Vrain Valley School District Safety & Bond Meetings

via St. Vrain Valley Schools Superintendent, Don Haddad, Ed.D.

We’d like to invite your continued participation in supporting the success of our students and schools. Accordingly, in early March, St. Vrain Valley Schools will host four School Safety/Bond Community Meetings to discuss topics related to school safety and projects from the 2016 bond.

Below are dates and locations for these upcoming events:

Coal Ridge Middle School
6201 Booth Dr, Firestone, CO 80504
Wednesday, March 1 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Trail Ridge Middle School
1000 Button Rock Dr, Longmont, CO 80504
Thursday, March 2 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Altona Middle School
4600 Clover Basin Dr, Longmont, CO 80503
Tuesday, March 7 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Erie Middle School
650 Main St, Erie, CO 80516
Thursday, March 9 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

These meetings are designed to review current security features/protocols, discuss how school officials, law enforcement, parents and students can work together to further strengthen school safety, and show the progress of current 2016 bond projects. Community members may attend any or all meetings to ask questions, make suggestions and/or provide feedback. Light refreshments and childcare (ages 3-12) will be provided. To reserve childcare for the event, please RSVP at stvra.in/childcarersvp.

Please feel free to contact me at 303-682-7205 or the Department of Communications at communications-group@svvsd.org if you have any questions or suggestions prior to the upcoming meetings.

It is an honor to continue serving our St. Vrain Valley families, students, teachers and staff – together, we will continue advancing public education.


Read Full Release on SVVSD Community Meetings >>

Floodplain Mapping Project Stream Reach Public Meetings

Feb. 23

Boulder County Transportation and the State of Colorado are hosting a series of public meetings to present draft floodplain maps for major stream corridors in unincorporated county from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP).  
These sessions are an opportunity for the public to review draft updated map information for locations in unincorporated Boulder County as listed for each meeting below. Locations outside of the defined map review areas for each meeting will not be discussed. Additional public meetings will be scheduled as map updates are received.   

Public Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | 4 to 7 p.m.
Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office

Houston Room, 1750 33rd St., Boulder CO 80301
**This meeting is cumulative and will include maps from each area already discussed:

  • NEW AREAS: North Boulder Creek from Hwy 72, Middle Boulder Creek from west of Eldora to Nederland, and South Boulder Creek from the county line to Gross Reservoir
  • Jan. 31 map areasTwo Mile Canyon Creek, Middle Boulder Creek & Boulder Creek from Barker Reservoir to upstream of Eben G. Fine Park, Lower Boulder Creek east of 61st Street, South Boulder Creek from Gross Reservoir to Eldorado Springs townsite, Rock Creek, and Coal Creek
  • Jan. 19 map areas: Cabin Creek, North, Middle, and South St. Vrain Creek(s) from Hwy 72 to upper Longmont Dam Rd (North St. Vrain) & just upstream of Red Gulch Rd. (South St. Vrain)
  • Jan. 10 map areas: Fourmile Canyon Creek upstream of Wagonwheel Gap Rd., Dry Creek #2, New Dry Creek, and the Resilient St. Vrain study area (near 75th St. to East County Line Rd.)
  • Dec. 13 (2016) map areas: North and South St. Vrain creeks from downstream of Longmont Dam Road and just upstream of Red Gulch Road to Lyons and St. Vrain Creek from Lyons east to 75th St. 

More Information on the County’s Floodplain Remapping and Public Meetings >>


Town of Lyons

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