Town of Lyons Newsletter

Boulder County Election - Ballot Drop-off

Monday 11/6 and Election Day, 11/7

Voters may drop-off Nov. 7, 2017 Boulder County Coordinated Election ballots at Lyons Town Hall (432 5th Ave.) on Monday, Nov. 6 and Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Lyons Town Hall Drop-off Hours:
Monday, Nov. 6: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov, 7 (Election Day): 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

CDOT US-36 Lyons Bridges Project Lane Closures

Week of Nov. 6

CDOT's US-36 Lyons Bridges project will continue Tuesday, Nov. 7 through Thursday, Nov. 9 for manhole/storm sewer work. There will be short (100- to 150-ft), periodic single-lane closures along US-36, from 3rd Ave. to the SH-66 intersection. Road work will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday.  

All construction is contingent upon weather. 
McConnell Bridge Road Closure

McConnell Bridge Closure

Nov. 18, 2017 through June 2018

On Oct. 30, a pre-construction meeting was held with the McConnell Bridge Replacement contractor, Zak Dirt, Inc., who confirmed construction on McConnell Bridge will begin on Saturday, November 18. The bridge and access will be closed during the construction, which is expected to be underway through June 2018.

Detours will be along 2nd Ave. The detour along 2nd Ave. has been graded, in anticipation of increased traffic.

Town Engineer, Jim Blankenship Wins APWA Award

Lyons Town Engineer, Jim Blankenship received the American Public Works Association's Professional Manager of the Year: Engineer, for a Small Community award! The winners were announced at the APWA Colorado Annual Awards Luncheon on Oct. 23. 
Excerpt from Jim's nomination: 

"Jim Blankenship, P.E., C.F.M.'s tireless work ethic and optimistic demeanor has been pivotal in working toward recovery. Unafraid to think innovatively, Jim has pioneered the movement of bringing Lyons out of the flood, stronger and more resilient. The Town is proud and overwhelmingly grateful to have Jim on the team - Lyons' recovery progress wouldn't be near where it is now, if it weren't for Jim!"

Congratulations, Jim!
Jim Blankenship Wins APWA Award

Go Paperless with Your Utility Bill!

The Town's online bill payment option saves you time and gives you more flexibility in how you pay your bill. It’s fast, easy, and secure, eliminating the need to write a check or find a stamp each month. Going paperless will also help reduce the costs and resources of printing and mailing bills each month. 

Gift Certificate Drawing! 

New customers that sign up for paperless billing between Nov. 1 through Nov. 30 will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $25 gift certificates to a local business!

To setup an online account:
1. Go to:
2. Select “Create a New  Account”. Fill in the email  and password fields, then click in the “I’m not a robot” box  and follow the prompts.
3. Complete the short registration form and click “Next.”
4. Go to your inbox and open the verification email and click “Verify Email”. Then select “Continue” to log in.
5. Select your billing organization and follow the prompts for linking your bill.
6. Once your bill is added to your account, you can add another bill, view and pay your bill online, or setup a recurring auto payment schedule. The 'paperless' option will then be found on the home page. 

Accounts switched to paperless between Nov. 1 and Nov. 30 will automatically be entered into the drawing. 

Please direct questions to Utility Billing Clerk, Audrey Dicus, 303-823-6622, ext. 11.

HSAC Announces Goodwill Foundation Grant Recipients

The Human Services and Aging Commission granted three local entities with funding to help fund programs, which directly impact local community members. Members of HSAC formed a grant committee, to review submitted applications and chose recipients. The grants were awarded to:

  1. Lyons Elementary School $2000 for the Late Start Science and Leadership Program
  2. Lyons Regional Library $750 for Mental Health Community Awareness, Education and Engagement
  3. LEAF $5250 for the Lyons Community Food Pantry and the Basic Needs Assistance program

Bohn Park Phase I Access Map

Bohn Park Update

The Bohn Park Phase I recovery project is nearing completion but we're asking for your continued patience and assistance through the final stretch. Please remember and help spread the word that the park remains closed to vehicles and foot traffic (non-personnel) in all construction areas, at all times. Visitors can access the southern areas of the park, including the multi-purpose field, dirt jump bike and Bohn Park Dog Park, via the trail access off 2nd Ave., and following the trail along the eastern portion of the park. Visitors are welcome to park at the wastewater treatment plant public parking area, located along 2nd Ave., east of Bohn Park. 

Bohn Park Phase I Public Access Map >>

Phase I will open once sod, seed, & plants are rooted and healthy. Re-vegetation is already underway. The timing is reliant on several factors (construction setbacks, weather, etc.); at this juncture, Phase I could open as early as mid-December, or may be Spring of  2018. As more progress is made, the Town will continue to send updates.

We appreciate your continued patience in restoring Bohn Park.

Town of Lyons

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