Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

Special Board of Trustees Meeting

Tonight, Dec. 21 | 4 to 4:30 p.m. | Lyons Town Hall Board Room 

The Board of Trustees will hold a special Board of Trustees meeting tonight, December 21, beginning at 4:00 p.m., to address the previously-tabled Resolution 2016-118, regarding the Bohn Park project. 

Dec. 21, 2016 Special Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda >>

Proposed Floodplain Mapping Review

Proposed Draft Floodplain Mapping

Tonight, Dec. 21 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

Lyons Town Hall Board Room

Following the 2013 flood, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) initiated a program to re-map the predicted 1% chance regulatory floodplain (100-year flood zone) of the most affected waterways. The program was named the "Colorado Hazard Mapping Program" or "CHAMP".
The CWCB draft floodplain maps will reflect changes to waterways caused by the 2013 flood and the recovery work since that flood. They'll also utilize more accurate data and advanced technology than was available when the current maps were created. As a result, the CWCB draft maps will be a more accurate representation of the anticipated 1% annual flood elevation and therefore more precisely reflect the flood risk for residents than the existing regulatory floodplain maps. 

Town of Lyons Draft Floodplain Maps

The Town is currently reviewing the proposed new floodplain maps, within Town limits. The working draft floodplain map, as well as the current (2012) FEMA-adopted map, can be found here.

The Town is hosting a public review session on Lyons Proposed Draft Floodplain Mapping on Wednesday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Town Hall Board Room. 

Details of the Lyons Proposed Draft Floodplain Mapping Public Review Session:
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 21
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lyons Town Hall Board Room 

Town of Lyons Floodplain Maps >>

Unincorporated Boulder County Draft Floodplain Maps 

Boulder County has prepared draft floodplain maps for unincorporated Boulder County. State and county staff held a review session for the proposed draft maps on Dec. 13, which included a presentation and a hands-on map review session.

To review or submit feedback to Boulder County's Unincorporated Draft Floodplain mapping, click here.

More Information on Unincorporated Boulder County Draft Floodplain Maps >>

2017 Lyons EcoPass

Great news! The Town of Lyons, with the support of Boulder County, has renewed the community EcoPass program for 2017. This program provides all Lyons residents with a bus pass for RTD’s front range bus and light rail services. The only change to the program from previous years is that there will now be a small annual fee for the EcoPass that will be due before the end of March 2017. While the cost of the fee is in the process of being finalized, users can expect the annual fee to be between $25 and $50, with exceptions. Some exceptions may include discounts for students, elderly, and low income residents. The pass has a retail value of over $2,000.

More details of the program, pricing, and the purchasing process will be determined and announced in early 2017.  Until then, current EcoPasses will automatically renew in the New Year. 

For more information, visit the Town's EcoPass Page, or contact Sustainability Coordinator, Toby Russell at 303-823-6622, ext. 46.

More Information on the Lyons EcoPass >>

Snow Removal

Please remember that in accordance with the Lyons Municipal Code, property owners must remove snow or ice within 24 hours after the last accretion. If sidewalks remain hazardous and unkept, the Town will mitigate and charges will be sent to the property owner. 

Lyons Municipal Code, Sec. 11-1-50:
It shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of any lot, block or parcel of ground within the Town, or for any agent in charge of such property, to allow any snow or ice to accumulate or remain upon any sidewalk alongside such property longer than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of the last accretion of such snow or ice.

Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining a safe environment!

More Information on the Town's Snow Response Plan >>

Town Hall Closures

Please note the upcoming Town Hall full-day closures: 

  • Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 
  • Monday Dec. 26, 2016
  • Monday, January 2, 2017
Happy Holidays!

Town of Lyons

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