At a special meeting held last night via conference call, The Town of Lyons Board of Trustees approved an extension to a March 13 local disaster emergency proclamation made by Mayor Connie Sullivan in reaction to the COVID-19 health crisis.
The extension excluded the initial proposal of a curfew that would have required residents to remain indoors during the times of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Sergeant Bill Crist of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department said at this time the department was not seeing any problems at night in town. He noted one new report of a sign being tagged in Bohn Park, but nothing else.
“I just don’t see a curfew being too critical at this point,” he said.
While the curfew in the extended proclamation has been eliminated, the Town of Lyons does have a local disaster emergency ordinance that is enacted any time the town is under a local proclamation. That ordinance includes a less stringent curfew that requires residents to stay indoors between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
There was also discussion on how to curtail groups of people congregating in the local parks. Trustees discussed closing the parks altogether, but decided instead to reduce the number of people allowed to gather in the parks from 10 to five.
The approved extended proclamation also restricts short-term rentals. Short-term vacation rentals must cease operations. Exceptions will be made for those who are under isolation or quarantine orders from Boulder County. Those who are currently in short-term rentals will be allowed stay through their contract.
The extension also closes parking adjacent to public parks and strongly encourages those who have traveled outside of Colorado recently to self-isolate for 14 days.