Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

BOT Authorizes Purchase Contract of Longmont Water Treatment Plant

At the March 20, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting, the BOT approved Resolution 2017-28, authorizing the Town to enter into a contract with the City of Longmont for the purchase of the decommissioned water plants, located at 4651 Ute Hwy. The contract would expend funds from the Town's Water/Sanitation Enterprise Fund, to locate the public works building on the site, which would be reimbursed by FEMA for the relocation of the public works facility.

The five-acre annexation rule allows that land owned by the Town does not require an election. The Mayor and Trustees would then determine planning strategies for selling the remaining parcels, which would reimburse the Water/Sanitation Fund. 

Town officials will meet with the City of Longmont this week; if the City agrees to the contract, the entities will move forward with the closing on April 21, 2017. 



More on the Longmont Water Treatment Plant Purchase Contract >>

LPPA Master Plan

Lyons Primary Planning Area Ratified by BOT

At the March 20, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting, the BOT ratified the Lyons Primary Planning Area (LPPA) Master Plan (7-0 vote), following adoption by the Planning and Community Development Commission (5-2 vote) on March 13, 2017. 

The nearly year-long planning process consisted of ten public meetings, with Town staff and hired contractors, Ricker | Cunningham and Kimley-Horn. 

Information on the LPPA Master Plan, including material from planning workshops, the Planning Area IGA, and the Master Plan, can be found here.


Lyons Primary Planning Area Master Plan >>

Community Discussion for Traffic-Calming and Strategic Planning

Location Change

Join representatives from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, the Lyons Fire Protection District, and Town staff, to brainstorm strategies for short- and long-term seasonal traffic management in Lyons.

Please note location change: this event will occur at the Lyons Fire Protection District, 251 Main Street.

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Where: Lyons Fire Protection District (251 Main St.)


Read Open Letter from Sgt. Bill Crist on Traffic Concerns >>

Deadline Approaching: 2017 Lyons EcoPass Renewal

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

Ralph Price Reservoir Fishing Permit Sales for 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Six-hundred annual fishing permits for Ralph Price Reservoir at Button Rock Preserve go on sale on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017.

Ralph Price Reservoir, Longmont’s primary water supply located two miles within Button Rock Preserve, is open for fishing by permit only from May 1 - October 31. Annual permits cost $20 for City of Longmont and Town of Lyons water utility customers and $30 for non-utility customers.

Anyone may purchase a fishing permit on behalf of another person; however, there is a limit of four annual permits sold per person, per day. In addition, a valid Colorado state fishing license must be presented at the time of purchase for each permit; neither photocopies nor mail-in applications are accepted. Youth ages 15 and younger are not required to hold a fishing license or a fishing permit as long as a permitted angler accompanies them.

Purchase annual fishing permits beginning Monday, April 3 at 8 a.m. at:

Lyons Town Hall (100 permits available here)
432 5th Avenue (303-823-6622)
Cash or check only

St. Vrain Memorial Building (500 permits available here)
700 Longs Peak Avenue (303-651-8404)
Credit card, cash or check

An additional 100 daily fishing permits will go on sale in Longmont beginning Thursday, June 1 for $10 per licensed angler, per day.  These daily permits are valid for any chosen day between June 1 and September 30.

Get all the details, including where and how to purchase, at LongmontColorado.gov/parks or by calling (303) 651-8416.


LongmontColorado.gov/parks >>

Resident Parking Passes Now Available

The Town of Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Events will be reinstating a parking fee for LaVern Johnson Park in 2017. A parking fee of $5 for every 4 hours for those who wish to park in LaVern Johnson on weekends and holidays, from April 1 through October 15. One free resident parking pass will be issued to one vehicle per household that signs up. A second pass may be obtained for $35, and third pass is $55. Non-residents may purchase a season parking pass for a flat rate of $75.00 per vehicle. 

Vehicles must have the parking pass displayed at all times when parked in LaVern Park to avoid a violation fee. 

During the summer season, vehicles without a parking pass will be charged $5 for every 4 hours, which can be processed at the kiosks located throughout the park.

Golf carts are required to pay parking fees, as well; residents may use the one free parking pass on golf carts.

Resident parking stickers will be mailed once proof of residency and vehicle information is provided at Lyons Town Hall or on the Town of Lyons website. Residency is proven by showing a Town of Lyons utility bill. To sign up for a parking pass, visit Lyons Town Hall or apply online at the following link: www.townoflyons.com/157


Lyons Parks and Recreation >>

Got Spurge?
We’re talking Myrtle Spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites)

via Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Parts of Lyons have Myrtle Spurge infestations. If you’re not familiar with Myrtle Spurge, it’s an A-listed Noxious weed in Colorado, meaning it is mandatory to remove it from your property under the law. But there is help! Wildlands Restoration Volunteers (WRV), a non-profit based in Boulder, CO has a program to help homeowners remove Myrtle Spurge for a single year in exchange for an agreement to manage it in following years. We are targeting a small area in Lyons this year but hope to open it up next spring to a larger area and accept more applications for assistance.

WRV volunteers will be in Lyons for a volunteer weed pull on the evening of March 31st, and if you would like to help out we’re still recruiting volunteers! To sign up follow the instructions below. If you would like more information about this event or about our Myrtle Spurge Program please contact Morgan Crowley, WRV’s Weeds Program Manager at morgan@wlrv.org
 
Registration instructions:
1. If you’re new to WRV, create a username and password by registering HERE
2. Log in
3. Go to “Current Project Schedule”       
4. Scroll to the project Myrtle Spurge II (Evening) on March 31st, 2017  and select “Register for this Project” in the upper right hand corner
5. Fill out the required fields and select [Lyons Resident] from the Group drop down menu.
6. WELCOME!


www.wlrv.org >>

Branch Disposal

Since 2013, the Town has discontinued curbside chipping. Please remember that it is illegal to place branches and unwanted limbs on Town & CDOT right-of-way property, which includes parks, alleyways and any property in the buyout program.

One of the nearest organizations that will collect branches is Western Disposal. For $0.45 per 20 lbs., residents (non-commercial) can drop off unwanted branches to Western's collection site, located at 5880 Butte Mill Road in Boulder. For larger pick-up loads, the cost equates to $44.40 per ton. 

Western Disposal is open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit www.westerndisposal.com, or call 303-444-2037 for more information.


Western Disposal >>

Fire Ban Enacted

Boulder County Enacts Fire Ban

Warm winter temperatures and low moisture have increased the fire danger

via Boulder County
On March 15, 2017, Sheriff Joe Pelle enacted a fire ban for western Boulder County due to warm winter temperatures and low moisture, which has resulted in an increased fire danger. The fire ban is effective immediately.
The fire ban includes the mountain areas of Boulder County. The mountain areas include any and all unincorporated areas of the county:
  • West of CO Highway 93 (CO-93), from its intersection with the southern boundary of Boulder County until, and including, its intersection with CO Highway 119 (CO-119);
  • West of Broadway Avenue in the City of Boulder, from its intersection with CO-119 until, and including, its intersection with US Highway 36 (US-36);
  • West of US-36, from its intersection with Broadway Avenue until its intersection with the northern boundary of Boulder County;
  • West of the western boundary of the Rabbit Mountain Open Space until, and including, US-36; and
  • All of the Rabbit Mountain Open Space property.
Workforce Boulder County Youth Hiring Event

Workforce Boulder County hosts Youth Hiring Event

Thursday, March 23 | Longmont

Teens are invited to apply for summer jobs with the Boulder County Youth Corps and the City of Boulder Junior Ranger Program.


Workforce Boulder County is hosting a Youth Hiring Event  on Thursday, March 23, from 3 - 5:30 p.m. at the St. Vrain Community Hub, located at 515 Coffman St., Longmont, in Room 112 North.

These two programs offer some of the best first job opportunities available in Boulder County.  All work is outdoors and helps to improve the environment, with projects such as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and repair of fencing, landscaping and removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds. 
Employees will earn a starting hourly wage of $9.30. 


Continue Reading About Requirements and Application Process >>


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