Official Communications from the Town of Lyons


Single-Hauler Pay-As-You-Throw

Monday, October 21 Board of Trustees Meeting

On October 21, the Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing for the consideration of a recommendation from the Sustainable Futures Commission of a Single-Hauler Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) program for the Town of Lyons. Included in the presentation will be an assessment of the bids submitted by haulers, from which they will determine whether to move forward. 

The Single-Hauler PAYT program is a waste rate strategy that sets households’ waste collection rates based on the amount of trash (landfill) they accumulate, with increased costs correlating with incrementally greater quantities of trash; the more you send to the landfill, the more you pay. In order to make the program financially sustainable, the Town would require all residents to use a single hauler for waste removal. To further promote zero-waste efforts, the program intends to incorporate recycling and compost services, as part of the hauler’s price model.

The biggest drivers for a Single-Hauler PAYT program are to find ways to maximize diversion from landfills, while simultaneously aiming to reduce the cost to residents, through more efficient economies of scale. This program intends to have a comprehensive waste, recycling, and organic program for all single-family residences.

See the PAYT presentation here.

Town Hall Art Show

'Tis the Season Town Hall Art Show

Tonight! Oct. 11 | 5 to 7 p.m. | Town Hall

This Show is for the Kids!

Kids, what do the holidays, between October and December, mean to you? Art of all mediums, abilities, and artistic interpretation are invited to share!

Deliver "'Tis the Season" hangable creations on Friday, October 11, between 5 and 7 p.m. at Lyons Town Hall. Reservations are not required!

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Community show opening tapas potluck & entertainment!

Displayed from October 11, 2019 through January 10, 2020.

Sales: Artists are welcome to signify if their work is for sale. A 10% donation to the LAHC is suggested.

Learn more about this Town Hall Art Show.

Survey: Weekly Newspaper Replacement

A few months ago, Lyons' weekly newspaper, the Lyons Recorder, ceased publication. Since its closing, a committed team has been exploring ways to report local news, features, school events such as sports, and other activities in the area on a weekly basis - likely as a digital edition.

The team is interested in the community's interest and support for a digital paper: What kinds of features would you like to see? What's a reasonable subscription cost? Would you be interested in contributing?

To help the team better understand how a weekly paper could benefit the community, please take this quick survey.

Families Can Create

Families Can Create

Saturday, October 12 | Lyons Library

Series 2 of 4: Videos

Create, Inspire, and Connect! Families Can Create is an experience to explore and create together using the latest Everyone Can Create materials from Apple! Tech-based, self-guided stations will be provided to experience at your own pace.

At the second event of the 4-part series, attendees will learn tips and tricks from videographer extraordinaire, Ryan DeCesari, and explore the iPad’s capabilities for creating video. This event will be held at the Lyons Regional Library, on Saturday, October 12, from 12 to 3 p.m. All levels welcome! Families Can Create is a community event put on by Lyons Elementary and Lyons Middle Senior High School.

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Saturday, Oct. 12 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Lyons Community Church


Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, October 26


Lyons' annual events, such as the Halloween Spooktacular, have a deep tradition in community involvement, and couldn't happen without the team of volunteers. This year's shifts are short (2-hour max) and full of ghostly fun! Your support for our special, long-standing events are essential and greatly appreciated. Sign up for a shift today!


Cookie Monster Hungry

Help to support the Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF) with donations of new toiletries (shower gel, toothpaste, Kleenex, etc.). Please feed the Cookie Monster at Town Hall during October, or at the Spooktacular, on October 26!

And a Lyons-style SHOUT OUT to Green Goo for their spooktacular support!

Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, October 26, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Stone Cup

Chili Cook-Off

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