ABOUT TOWN 6/24/21 #70 for the Lyons Recorder online
BEES: If there is a swarm of Bees on your property hanging on a tree or outside, contact 303 823 5984, leave a message, and ask for Nick. He will come get them, and Save The Bees!
Keep your eye out for VANDALISM IN THE PARKS – CALL 303 441 4444 -The sheriff’s dept,-Keep your eye out for VANDALISM IN THE PARKS: The Bohn Park restroom faucets were torn off the other night and the floor covered with soap!! Parents where are you? Where are your kids? What are they doing? Take the license plates of those vandals in the parks, etc. Very heart rendering!
REMEMBER- TOWN: NO PLASTIC BAGS IN RECYCLE BINS – Sort recyclable materials; curbside compost collection now offered; separate bin for clean cardboard.
=WANTED= SOMEONE TO WRITE LYONS BOARD NEWS FOR THE LYONSRECORDER.ORG..to go to town board meetings, or on Zoom, and write up same for the Lyons paper. Just the “highlights” of important topics are needed! == Contact firstname.lastname@example.org == Please help me, as I have a hard time hearing it.
We are happy Kathleen Spring is now the Editor of the lyonsrecorder.org, bringing Lyons news to all of Lyons..To send her your news, click on LyonsRecorder.email@example.com to send and to Facebook-Lyons-Recorder ..To read her News, as well as About Town by LaVern–on Thursdays send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RECREATION TEACHERS & TENNIS TEACHERS NEEDED: If you have an idea and skills to teach an outdoor class, contact Lisa Ramsey at email@example.com for more information. Teachers are needed.
Summer jobs for Parks & Recreation; also Finance Director, and full time Maintenance Full-time and Seasonal
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The annual CrapFest and Art Fair will be held at Jacobson’s place at 2139 Apple Valley Road on July 31st. All invited to be a vendor, or to buy “stuff”, etc.
CALL 303 441 4444 -The Sheriff’s Dept, if you notice anything amiss around your home or cars..A few hints can find them..such as a receipt, etc. as “Someone” is still breaking into cars, as well as stealing them & motorcycles. LOCK YOUR CARS, GARAGES, HOUSES, ETC.: Do not get careless..many thieves make their living that way! The Sheriff’s office has asked everyone this happens to to call them. 303 441 4444.
See the MAY MONTHLY SENIOR Article in Lyons Recorder. Very big and full of good information! A new one comes out the 3rd or 4th week of each month.
The next Senior Outing is a trip to the Denver Botanic Gardens June 16, leave at 8:30am and back around 3:00pm. Cost is $14.00 each Contact Lisa Ramsey.
The Wednesday Walkers Exercise Group is cancelled. The group will go back to meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, with walks and exercise in the park. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please go at your own pace!
Senior meals furnished by Boulder County Aging for $3.00 can be picked up at the Senior Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays; at 12:15 p.m. Call 303 441 1415 the day ahead. (ages 65 and up)
EVER YOUNG SENIOR FITNESS, with classes to Zoom and offering monthly membership pricing, with unlimited classes, drop-in classes also available; (702)787-5099 — Austin11Boone@gmail.com –Austin lived in Lyons for 30 years; a 3rd generation family)
COMMISSIONS: You are encouraged to serve on a Board or Commission, which meet once a month as advisory to the Town Board. There are several vacancies. Kathleen Spring keeps the list updated every quarter.
NEED HELP-FOOD, MEDICAL CARE, LOOK FOR HOUSING, ETC. Check with LEAF; by appointment, or food bank on Wednesdays 3-5pm.
LEAF: Go to Leaf’s website to apply for an Emergency Assistance Grant to help those who are suffering due to COVID-19.
Send your funds to LEAF, Box 234, Lyons 80540; LEAF hands out groceries for over 45 families; helps with rent and doctor bills, clothing, and utilities. Drop off the following items on Wednesday mornings, 9:30am to 2pm. ==LEAF Needs== —NON-FOOD=Paper Products: toilet paper, paper towel, tissues, Laundry Products, Personal hygiene: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, disposable razors —FOOD =Snacks: crackers, cookies, popcorn, etc. Soup, Canned chili, stew,, Flavored rice: pilaf, Mexican, long grain & wild, Spanish, etc. Cereal, Juice boxes, Fruit & applesauce cups, Fruit snacks
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Z TRIP VOUCHER PROGRAM- To help those “in need” of transportation” == NEW DETAILS: z-Trip vouchers are good any day of the week from 5 am to 7 pm. It is a year round program. Each ride must start or end in Lyons. Vouchers are good for travel to/from Boulder and Longmont but not between the two. Check with the Town for details= Lisa at 303 823 6622 x30 Register at email@example.com
The Town is aware that some people are trying to cheat on the vouchers; don’t ruin it for everybody; be honest.
SHOP IN LYONS – DO YOUR SHOPPING AT HOME-HELPS LYONS’ BUSINESSES AND TOWN.
LYONS SALON & BARBER – now has a shop in downtown Lyons – 970 744 2111
LYONS MANE at the Shopette is open daily; call.
LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY- now open; Mons & Thurs 10AM-4:00pm; Tues\Wed 12-6:00pm; Sat. 9:00-12:00, 303 823 5165.
YOGA – Saturdays – 9am – yoga online
WESTERN STARS open 10am-6pm, Mons -Thursday, 303 747 3828;
DOG GROOMING 10\20\-28 303 823 6260, Vet Clinic – Make appointment
LAMARIPOSA-Friday Lunch specials – 11am-3:00pm – $10.00-Stop by = They have a new menu – HELP Wanted.
A-LODGE-FORMERLY ASPEN LEAF MOTEL – Open for business. A discount is given to local residents who bring their family and friends
CHILD CARE & EDUCATION BY JACQUE SHANK-303 823 5020
LYONS PHYSICAL THERAPY will also come to your home thru Tele-Health Call 303 823 8813
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACCUPUNCTURIST is now open for business 303 775 2940 – Julie Smith
KAREN’S HAIR SHOP is now open daily. – back of old hotel.
Willis Horn is operating a cupcake company.. Call him, 303 823 6770
Ian Taylor has the Red and White Food Truck.. he will be parked at the Stone Cup, 4-8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and once at Spirit Hounds. You cannot eat at the tables at the Stone Cup; do carry out.
==Please call each business to confirm their current hours and days open==
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
2 A special meeting on the Summit development was held Thursday to review several alternatives: Is the town unable to contribute to the project; The town allows additional concessions to the project; The town seeks assistance from others; Pursue other funding to offset the costs; postpones the projects; cancels the project; agrees to sell the property and plans; the town seeks other providers; Former plans were to start on the 47 units by the first of July.
- Volunteers of all ages will be needed to pull weeds around Lyons streets. Contact Dave Cosgrove this spring. 823 8250
- Progress is being made on the addition to Aspen Lodge for a Bar and Restaurant
- Eric Kean Main Street Brewery, is now brewing, packaging, and sales, in the Old Fork building. A large crowd was present. with beer and food each evening.
- Dedication of the Second Avenue bridge is scheduled for July 7th. Congressmen John Hickenlooper and Joe LeGuse will be present, and the road will open soon. Folks are wanting 2 four-way stops, sidewalks, walking lane, etc. from the Parking lot into the Bohn park.
- The town has joined the State for winter tourism, and accepted the a Go-Co grant $282,903 for the 2nd avenue parking, restrooms, work in Bohn Park, and more camping in the LaVern Park; Action to begin soon.
10 New construction is being planned east of Lyons-a 2nd story building for Spirit Hounds and Brewery, a building for Marijuana. The Town approved Spirit Hounds to purchase McIntosh shares for the expansion of their business
11…Every dog has to be licensed & have a rabies shot.
- The Park & Rec Commission is looking into putting a small dog park, where the small dogs can run and play on their own, have water and a shelter..They need funds for water and shelter. Folks that use the Dog park continually are asked to donate to the cause so it can happen sooner..send donations to Box 49 Lyons,
13: Congratulations to Dave Cosgrove who is celebrating his 20th year of working for the Town of Lyons, first as Recreation director and now head of Public works..Our Congratulations. He has been chosen Mr. Good Old Days for 2021. Thanks. Dave.
- Chrystal White has been chosen Mrs. Good Old Days for all the various things she has continually done about town. for several years. Thanks Chrystal
15 The Lyons Redstone Museum opened June 1st and be open daily thru Oct. 3rd, going by Social distancing and wearing a mask..Folks are invited to Stop by. Family gatherings are welcome, where visitors can go to another room..Due to COVID the museum was not allowed to open all last summer, new displays have been set up, projects have progressed.
15. Approved Anderson Consulting Engineers, Inc for Design Services for the Stormwater Improvements Project;
- $73,000 in “No interest” loans thru the town are still available for businesses.
- Signed a resolution with Boulder County, and the RTD for the EcoPass Program; .
- Interested in Solar? Check with the Town of Lyons or go to go to https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/94586406306
20: Lyons Garden Club hosted its First Annual Garden Tour entitled “Mountain Blooms” for Sat., June 19th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, with a big crowd and beautiful gardens. Very successful.
- The Lyons Preservation Comm. to preserve the History of the town and its people, meet the 2nd Wed..
- The LaVern Johnson Park Concession Stand. is now open with snacks and drinks for sale; emergency items, and kayaks, canoes, etc for rent. Folk are very appreciative of having the stand open..
- Discussed a Community Garden on Town Owned Property by Lyons Community Farm Project, to find out about the borders, the water, orchard trees, amount to pay for the water—discounted? If a Water tap is available and the cost; etc. (which would be located on west of Hwy 7, south of S. Evans Street)
24.(From the flood the Town had 21 shares and have 6 shares left )
25 The flooded house of 401 2nd Avenue,(Bonita Joy Yoder) whose building permit has expired was put on the June 21st agenda. The board denied extending the permit, and the owner now has to restore the house according to the new FEMA plans, leaving one-half the house useable; one-half of the value will prevail. The house was flooded in 2013; FEMA stated how much money they would pay to get it livable; but they could not find a contractor to do the work at that price; At the time, it was declared it was not in the flood plain until the new map, which becomes affective soon…
26. Owners of the Burlington Hotel own the entire corner and have evicted the businesses, planning on a 40 room hotel.; Ralph, Josie’s, and Karen’s are looking for a business site.
27. Discussed the sale of the town-owned Apple Valley Water Treatment Plant, Town Administrator Simonsen stated she had contacted 4 realtors for their proposal..
28. Discussed the Lodging Tax being collected by the Town-on-town owned properties.
29.. Passed a resolution awarding the construction for the Lyons Valley River Park Water Quality improvement Project with Eco-resource Solutions, Inc.;
30: Discussion on the Martin property, which was given to the Town by the County. The Parks & Rec Commission have written an agreement they will ask the board to pass.on the use of the Martin property by the town.
31. Discussed the legality of the McCain property on the corner of 431 4th Avenue, whether it is zoned commercial, if McCain’s business is legal, etc. (This came about due to the Bridge to be installed to the confluence area) , as a sidewalk and bike path is planned for the west side of 4th Avenue. The McCain’s have 30 days to apply for a industrial permit.. Steve McCain stated he could still use the land if it had a sidewalk on the end of the land; and uses it only as a parking lot.
PENDING: Negotiations by the Town and Ditch Companies for the trail down Hwy 36. The Town agreed to accept the grants available for the matching funds of 12% and 13% on the grants available for the St. Vrain Corridor Regional Trail, going east of McConnell Drive, on past the eastern corridor and meet the Longmont’s Greenway Trail. on Highway 36, which the board passed to accept. Mayor Angelo challenged the staff to find more funds instead of using the funds now budgeted for in-town road work.
The Honeywell’s lawsuits have failed, and it will go into arbitration, and may be settled soon.
PROJECTS: Redoing the NE corner of 4th and Main includes more businesses on the first floor and adding 7 rental units on the 2nd floor. Progress is being made as the Redstone art gallery is moving west to the Green Goo space. Check trail by Cemetery, Historic Preservation Committee to meet with Planning Commission
In April after weeks of discussion an agreement was made PLANET BLUEGRASS: and the Town of Lyons for the use of town property, for camping and parking, etc.; however at the 11th hour on Monday, Craig Ferguson, owner, stated that he would not sign the agreement until Mayor Pro Tem Mark Browning agreed to never run for Mayor or Board. After deep discussion, and Wendy Miller and Kevin Waugh recused themselves, a vote was passed 3-2 that Planet had to pay the 2019 Sales Tax and other fees by Friday, or action will be taken according to the town municipal code.
The Town Committee stated that Planet and the Town had their first Agreement in 1999; In 2021, after weeks of negotiations, there is still no Agreement,
Next Meeting is July 6. It may be in person for the Board,but probably not for the audience.
For past meetings, see Monthly “TOWN BOARD MEETINGS” summary article
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
Monday June 14th at 6pm on zoom; Topics are:
Other topics were:a. They announce that Bohn Park Phase 2 is completed, and are having ballgames. (after 8 years, they made it..Lyons kids are finally playing on the Lyons ball fields..Thanks to all!
MUSEUM NEWS+THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM
We will appreciate your support for the museum. Send a check to Lyons Historical Society, P O Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540