Official Communication from the Town of Lyons
Dr. BOP Workshop

Town-Wide Dr. BOP Workshop

Thursday, January 19 | 5:15 p.m. | Rogers Hall

The planning team needs the community's help to design a site plan for the deed-restricted buy-out properties (Dr. BOP) properties!
Please join the planning team for the second town-wide Dr. BOP gathering, on Thursday, January 19, beginning at 5:15 p.m. at Rogers Hall. The Design Concepts team will present what they’ve heard in meetings with dozens of neighbors and community members. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share thoughts and ideas through a hands-on, small group exercise.

Pizza and refreshments will be served!

More Information on Dr. BOP >>

Bohn Park Construction Plan

Bohn Park Flood Recovery Project

The Bohn Park Flood Recovery Project has begun with primary staging of equipment and fencing of the construction area. Initial clearing and grading of the site will soon follow.  Following initial preparation, river restoration work will quickly begin.
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 >> 

FEMA Sending Letters to Policyholders to Clearly Communicate Flood Risk

via the Association of State Floodplain Managers

FEMA has now begun the next phase of implementation of Section 28, Clear Communication of Risk, of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014, which requires the agency to clearly communicate full flood risk determinations to individual property owners. 
To meet this requirement, the National Flood Insurance Program reviewed the flood risk and underwriting information for every flood insurance policy, and is writing to all NFIP policyholders to explain the current risk level for their property and the relation of the risk to their premium rates.
Starting January 2017, policyholders will begin receiving letters about two months after their policy renews. Policyholders who renewed policies in October 2016 through December 2016 will also receive their first mailing. FEMA will continue to mail the letter at each subsequent renewal.
Because policy information varies from one policy to the next, the letters encourage policyholders to contact their insurance agent to discuss their unique situation, or visit to learn about their options.
All policyholders will eventually receive a letter upon the renewal of their policy. The NFIP has identified seven categories of policyholders to receive unique information based on their risk and current premium rates. The letters for each policyholder category are as follows:

  • ·Letter A: Newly mapped into the Special Flood Hazard Area, or high risk flood zone
  • ·Letter B: Standard X Zone (moderate risk), not grandfathered
  • ·Letter C: Standard X Zone (moderate risk), grandfathered
  • ·Letter D: Pre-FIRM subsidized, primary residences
  • ·Letter E: Pre-FIRM subsidized, non-primary residences and businesses
  • ·Letter F: Preferred Risk Policy (PRP)
  • ·Letter G: Post-FIRM, full risk

Information for insurance agents, copies of each category of letter, details about what each letter means, and tips for how individual policyholders can lower their flood risk (and potentially their flood insurance premiums) can be found at Here is a PDF of a list of Frequently Asked Questions.
HFIAA requires gradual insurance rate increases for properties currently receiving artificially low (or subsidized) rates, rather than immediate full-risk rate increases. HFIAA requires increases to premiums for most subsidized properties of no less than 5 to 15 percent annually, but no more than 18 percent for an individual policyholder--with limited exceptions--until the premium reaches its full-risk insurance rate.
The information that NFIP policyholders will receive, will help them make the best decisions about their flood risk, including how to better prepare for flooding disasters in their community.

More Information on FEMA Letters: Flood Risk and Policy Options >>

Town Hall Art Show: Quilting & Fiber Arts Creations

Friday, Jan. 20

Call to Lyons Area Fabric Artists and Quilters!

More Information on the Quilting & Fiber Arts Creations Art Show >>
Town Hall Art Show

"Be My Valentine" Dance

Saturday, Feb. 4 | 6 to 8 PM | Lyons Elementary School Gym

Parents, grab your dancing partners (ages 1 to 12), for an evening of Valentine's fun!
The evening begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Lyons Elementary School Gymnasium. Parent and child couples are $30; additional children are $15 each. 

Taking Control of Your Financial Life

5 Seminars | Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Are you scared to talk about money? That can change! Supportive seminars at the Lyons Regional Library.
Wednesday, Jan. 18: Positive Goal Setting and Realistic Planning.
Call the Lyons Regional Library for more information: 303-823-5165

Taking Control of Your Financial Life

Town of Lyons

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