Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

Street Sweeping Underway

Please Do Not Park Vehicles on the Road During Sweeping 

Street sweeping continues through the week. The sweeper will roughly align with the following schedule:

Streets North of Main St.
Tuesday (5/3)
Wednesday (5/4)

Streets South of Main St.
Thursday (5/5)
Friday (5/6)

Please keep cars off the street when the sweeper is in your neighborhood.
Additionally, due to heavy dust, it is advised to keep windows shut during these times.

Town Honors Mrs. LaVern Johnson

Meadow Park renamed LaVern M. Johnson Park

In honor of former Trustee Mrs. LaVern Johnson's lengthy and dedicated service to the Town of Lyons, the Board of Trustees (BOT) unanimously passed a resolution to change the name of Meadow Park to LaVern M. Johnson Park, at the May 2, 2016 BOT Meeting.
With over 50 years of service in support of Town's parks and recreation functions, more than 13 years served as a Trustee, and an active member and leader of countless community events and celebration committees, Mrs. LaVern has played a significant role in shaping Lyons to the community it is today.
At the meeting, Mrs. LaVern was presented a custom chair created by local artists, exclusively for the former Trustee to sit comfortably at BOT meetings and other events at Town Hall.
New signage for the park is being prepared.   
The Town is overwhelmingly grateful for Mrs. LaVern’s countless contributions, and is proud to be home of the LaVern M. Johnson Park.

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US 36/Main St. Streetscape Project

Anticipated for the week of May 4, 2016

This week, the teams continue work on drainage and installation of conduits for street lights. The Railroad Ave., Evans St., and 2nd Ave. three-way intersect, off US-36, is now open to vehicular traffic. 
The long-awaited traffic signal will be operating in the near future. Once the traffic detection cameras are delivered and placed, the traffic signal will run with flashing red and yellow lights. See Sgt. Nick Goldberger's message regarding the new traffic control lights.  

Please note that the schedule is subject to unforeseen construction issues, weather, etc. Additionally, the Town cannot predict exact details when work will be done in specific areas, e.g. in front of particular businesses, etc.
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Please continue to support local businesses. Read the letter from former Mayor O'Brien.

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CIP Confluence Area Update

Work for the Confluence Area Capital Improvement Project remains in a slowdown, as the remaining construction requires Xcel to relocate gas lines. Specifically, to work on the gas lines in the Hwy 7/5th Ave. right-of-way, Xcel must receive a permit from CDOT. CDOT has been notified of the timeline urgency, and told Xcel to expect a quick turn-around time.
Upon relocating gas lines,  project leads estimate roughly 2-3 more months of work, until the project is complete. 

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Wastewater Treatment Plant Update

The odor that may be detectable within the surrounding area of the wastewater treatment plant is expected to be resolved by Monday, May 9. The Town has been working with the contractor to retain the piece needed to contain the odor. 
The Town and associated contractors have been working diligently for quickest possible delivery of the part; we apologize for the unfavorable conditions. 

Stocking Creek with Trout

St. Vrain Creek Restoration Update

Environmentally Sensitive Areas

As the civil construction phase for the creek restoration project has been complete, revegetation and landscaping are still underway.
To date, over three thousand willow stakes were planted along the creek banks, and initial seeding and mulching along the banks will occur by Spring run-off.  At this stage, the young willows and seedlings are extremely vulnerable to damage - please allow time for the habitat to establish, by limiting activities in these environmentally sensitive areas.
Following Spring run-off (expected June to August), crews will continue with the second phase of seeding and revegetation in the area. 

In April, the creek was stocked with trout in Meadow Park. On the advice of local trout experts, the fish will temporarily be fed natural fish food, until the aquatic habitat is reestablished. Please note that Meadow Park is still under construction and closed to the public. Thanks for your continued cooperation, as the trout get settled in their new habitat and the park continues to be built!

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DEA Drug Take-Back Event

A Message from Sgt. Nick Goldberger

Thanks to all who participated in last weekend's DEA drug take-back! It was a successful event that diverted more than 44 lbs of medications (includes containers)!
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office will be holding another drug take-back, during the Spring Cleanup, later in May. More details to come.  

Lyons Spring Clean Weekend

May 21 & 22

Each Spring, the Town of Lyons, led by the Sustainable Futures Commission, provides residents the opportunity to meet spring cleaning needs, without leaving town. This weekend of May 21 & 22 is a double hitter with a Community-Wide Yard Sale and a Cleanup Day.  

For the Community-Wide Yard Sale, on Saturday May 21, the SFC not only helps with marketing for participating residents/clubs/organizations yard sales, but also offers free spots in Sandstone Park, for those who do not wish to sell items from their homes.

The Cleanup Day, on Sunday May  22, in Bohn Park, allows residents to dispose of  items that otherwise aren’t collected by haulers, including, old equipment, electronics, metals, yard waste, prescription drugs, and more. This event is supported in part by Boulder County. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to help residents. 

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Lyons Last Thursdays

Lyons Last Thursdays Artwalk

The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission and the Economic Development Commission are pleased to announce the first annual Lyons Last Thursdays - an evening artwalk celebration, with a voucher incentive. On each Last Thursday of the summer, participating businesses will showcase a visual or performing artist, special culinary delight or cocktail creation, or another art form, and special time-limited $7 vouchers will be offered to recipients, in exchange for completion of a short survey.
Lyons Last Thursdays / Art Walk is a celebration of the arts essence of Lyons, and an opportunity to expand commerce via a town-wide creative collaboration.

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Rockies Game

Rockies vs Diamondbacks

All are invited to watch the Colorado Rockies play the Arizona Diamondbacks and support Lyons youth baseball/softball teams. A portion of each ticket goes to the Lyons Youth League to help fund the youth baseball/softball program in Lyons (uniforms, equipment, awards).
Children participating in Lyons youth softball/baseball are invited participate in a parade at the start of the game. The players participating in the parade need to be at the game 1 hour prior to the game start.

Who: Everyone
Fee: $20.00 Per Person (Face Value is $40 per ticket)
Dates: Sunday June 26th
Time: 2:10 PM is game start time, must be there at 1:10 PM for those who wish to participate in the parade. 
Location: Coors Field Section 117
Deadline to Sign Up: June 3rd, 2016

Sign up and pay at Lyons Town Hall. Contact Lori LeGault with questions.

Town of Lyons
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