Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

US 36/Main St. Streetscape Project

Anticipated for the week of May 9, 2016

The contractor is preparing to remove curb, gutter, and asphalt in front of businesses along East Main Street. The teams will continue to provide parking access to all businesses. Upon removal, the right-of-way adjacent to US-36/East Main St. will undergo improvements, including curb, gutter & driveways, landscaping, and sidewalk extending from Lyons Quilting to downtown Main St. This phase will finalize the permanent accesses for businesses.

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.

Repurposed Flood-Salvaged Materials Saves Over $172,000

By repurposing flood-salvaged material from the September 2013 flood, the Town of Lyons and Naranjo Civil Constructors Design-Build Team were able save the St. Vrain Creek Restoration project more than $172,000. The excess savings were allocated toward additional vegetation and enhanced biodiversity of the creek.
Following the flood, Bohn Park in Lyons temporarily stored sizable stockpiles of geologic material, accumulated throughout the cleanup process. The teams utilized boulders, cobble mix, and other variations of rock from the stockpile. The materials repurposed for the creek aid in improving habitats and reducing flood risk.

Myrtle Spurge

Noxious Weed Control

Myrtle Spurge

The Town of Lyons, Boulder County and the State of Colorado has observed numerous areas of Myrtle Spurge and other noxious weeds within the Town of Lyons. Eradication of State List A Noxious Weed Species (elimination required) is necessary for the health of native species. The Town of Lyons works closely with the County, and action toward compliance is in full force. Be advised compliance with the Colorado Noxious Weed Act, Boulder County Noxious Weed Plan, and Town of Lyons is not optional. Failure to comply may result in legal action and abatement action taken by the Town. Abatement costs incurred by the Town will be billed to the property owner or collected as liens against the property (Lyons Municipal Code (Sec. 7-5-30).

Myrtle spurge is a tap rooted perennial that can reproduce by seed or plant fragments. Myrtle spurge is an escaped ornamental, found in small patches. This plant contains a toxic, milky sap which can cause severe skin irritations, including blistering. Myrtle spurge is poisonous if ingested; causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  Wearing gloves, long sleeves, shoes, and eye protection is highly recommended when in contact with all plant parts.

Do not compost myrtle spurge! The material can contain seeds and other propagules, such as root fragments. Bag it and send to the landfill.

More on Myrtle Spurge Identification and Management >>

Good Old Days

Volunteers Needed for Good Old Days

The Town of Lyons Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers for both the Lyons River Run 5K and the Lyons Good Old Days Event - both taking place on June 25th. These Town events require volunteer help, in order to continue holding them! There are numerous fun jobs that need help, and all ranges of time slots available. Some examples include race course guidance, start/finish line assistance, registration data entry, and water station help for the River Run 5K, as well as help with ticket collection in the kids area, set up of the event, and clean up of the event.  
Please direct questions or interest to Lori LeGault, at 303-823-8250 or
The full Good Old Days schedule will be released soon. 

Check out the Summer 2016 Recreation Brochure >>

New Library Building Open House

Monday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oskar Blues Conference Room

The Lyons Regional Library District will be holding an open house to provide an opportunity for public input for the new library building preliminary design. The event will take place on Monday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Oskar Blues conference room. The recent survey results, past and upcoming projects, and other visual displays will be showcased at the event. Please see the flyer for more information.
If you can’t make the open house, stop by the library or email Library Director, Katherine Weadley at, for questions or input relating to the project.

See Flyer for More Information >>

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. 

More Information on the Spring Clean Weekend >>

Branch Chipping

Bring Branches by May 24

Since 2013, the Town has discontinued curbside chipping. The Town invites you to drop off branches and limbs to Bohn Park on the old Vasquez softball field, adjacent to the tennis courts, by end of day May 24 - a chipper will be brought in on May 25. Any material other than branches will not be accepted. If you are unable to haul yard waste to the park, you may submit a request to the Lyons Volunteers, at
Please remember that it is illegal to place branches and unwanted limbs on Town & CDOT right-of-way property, which includes alleyways and any property in the buyout program. 
Lyons Municipal Code Sec. 11-2-30
“Except by a permit issued as set forth in Subsection 11-2-10(b), no person shall in any manner obstruct any street, alley or sidewalk within the Town in any manner whatsoever, but shall at all times keep such streets, alleys and sidewalks free for the passage of vehicular and foot travel.”
The Town will issue warnings to violations of right-of-ways obstructions, as stated in the Lyons Municipal Code; a summons will be issued if not mitigated after 30 days. 

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.

Read More on Lyons Last Thursdays >>

Lyons Third Graders

3rd Grade Field Trip to Town Hall

The third grade classes of Lyons Elementary took a visit to Town Hall last week, where they received first-hand experience of the voting process, utilization of tax dollars, and some intriguing elements of different departments. The students had the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with Mayor Sullivan and Town Administrator Simonsen, explore “Bear Cat” the SWAT van, sit in a 844 Wheel Loader, and offer their own input on the future Parks. Town Staff thanks the Lyons 3rd graders for a fun morning!  

Town of Lyons
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