THESE ARE BRIEF NOTES FROM MEETINGS AND DOES NOT COVER THE ENTIRE AGENDA.
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Board of Trustees, Town of Lyons
The LYONS TOWN BOARD was on Zoom Monday, April 5th, with the following:
1. The Lyons Den hearing was continued until after the State liquor license hearing concludes.
TOWN NEWS/ EXECUTIVE MEETINGS:
Executive Board Meetings:
HONEYWELL LAWSUIT: An executive meeting was held last night, Monday, April 19, to discuss the lawsuit between the Town of Lyons and Honeywell for discrepancies in upgrading their wastewater plant, They were contracted for $5.86 million in 2010; and paid more with the flood damage, but the plant was costing the town more energy usage than it did before the upgrades. due to a higher level of oxygen demand from breaking down organic matter in water. Lyons is seeking damages for the plant’s construction, operating and financing costs along with other damaged determined at the trial. The town is seeking a jury trial, and estimate the cost around $100,000..
March 22 – 6 p.m. – Executive Board Meeting (because the Monday meeting ran very late, and the meeting was rescheduled)
March 22 – After the Executive Board Meeting — Meeting on the definition of campsites. First Reading of Ordinance. There will be a report by (1) staff and (2) attorney.
2. Business Fees. A business license is required from all salesmen who bring wares into town and sold by various businesses, along with the business required to have a business license to be open.
Parks & Recreation Commission Meetings
a. Community Events; Noxious week Plan- A joint meeting will be held with the Parks & Rec Commission and Ecology Board about the spraying. As of now, three plots will be sprayed (where the soil is hard and weeds plentiful); given on:
b. Lyons Valley River Park plant replacement in the spring, a fence and wetland work is needed with railing and stream bank stabilization.;-
There will be a flat rate rental fee, with the town getting sales tax on all rentals and sales. They will have 50 single and 15 double tubes; of a tubing company has made a proposal to operate the concession stand in LaVern Park, consisting of prepackaged snacks, pop, supplies, renting tubes, selling safety and other supplies. Hours are 10-6 daily, and will operate the stand on a flat fee, with percentage next year.
2021 Budget Adopted
The Board of Trustees adopted the 2021 fiscal year budget upon the second reading at the November 16, 2020 BOT meeting. The Board approved the 2021 Town of Lyons Annual Budget after two public meetings and multiple review sessions.
Please note, these Minutes are taken by LaVern Johnson, who is our Town Hall reporter, and she has to do them by using the internet, and the sound is not always perfect, so there may be some minor errors. If you need to be sure of the facts, you can view the VIDEO of the Town meetings. She would prefer someone else do them, so don’t think you would be stepping on her toes if you would like to give it a try………thank you, Editor Spring 3/21
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