ABOUT TOWN 10/21/21 #86 for the Lyons Recorder online
THIRTY EIGHT YEARS!!! Whoa is me. I have been writing this News Column for the past 38 years, every week, a total of 1976 weeks..Trying to inform you, the reader, of what is going on in town. I have been under editors: Fern Rigdon, Jeff, Joseph and Laura, Walt Kinderman, and others..I started writing some news when the kids were in school, and sent it to Dorothy Stevens or Fern Rigdon, who wrote a column for Lyons as well as the Times Call. Fern Rigdon was writing the Lyons news, of which her husband was mayor at the time, and Walt Kinderman, just came from Denver in and bought the newspaper.. Kept roasting Rigdon, so Fern got mad and quit, and I took it on!!! Sometimes it is still controversial.At the present time, Kathleen Spring is rounding up all kinds of news, articles, and pictures, sending it on-line a Good ‘Paper! Actually I should quit, but know people and things she doesn’t, so guess I will carry on..Look under lyonsrecorder.org to tune into Kathleen’s news and my About Town, each Thursday morning..Susan McCann puts our her monthly paper, which is also filled with news, and the Town puts out their e-mail, and the school sends their news, so I feel the Town news is pretty well covered. each their own.As for me, you may read it or not.. Sometimes it is too long. and I especially would like to be replaced writing the Town of Lyons Trustee News.. go to the meetings or on Zoom, and tell you what they do. Sometimes it is hard to hear them, and they have 200-400 pages in their packet, and their agenda, which sometimes is hard to understand, and YOU NEED TO KNOW THE TOWN NEWS..HELP! HELP! (write me email@example.com)So, unless replaced, will see you next week, starting my 39th Year of the Lyons Column!! LaVern
NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON ANY SCHOOL GROUNDS..EVEN WITH LEASH. PLEASE..
===Ro Kinson of Georgia-Lyons High ,Class of 1970 stopped by Lyons on Monday, after taking his son to Jackhole Wyoming to work this winter..Ro graduated from Lyons in 1970, retired from the Submarines, and has adopted eight children. He sys “Hi” to his Lyons classmates and friends: His parents owned Shelley’s cottages and his father, Henri, was the Lyons Representative on the St. Vrain School District, when our school was in jeopardy of being closed and the Jr\Sr High students bussed to Longmont (1948-1970) when a School Bond was finally passed for our New Lyons High School, opened in 1974! His mother, Pat, was the Lyons Kindergarten teach; He has two brothers, Bill and Roby. Thank you Kinson’s!) ====Ro Kinson’s classmates of 1970 were: Daniel Belg, Sara Carlson, Bonnie Clark, Deborah Colard, Don Ewy (sec’d), Gordon Ferrell, John Fidler, Joanna Fischer, Carole Hewitt, Gerald Johnson, Debbie Kast, Henri (Ro) Kinson, Bradley LaVoie, James Moores (dec’d) Frederick Robb (dec’d) Victoria Robb, Gloria Roe (dec’d), Larry Roe, Calvin Schilling, Gerald Tabor, and Marlys Werner;
BIRTHDAYS: Rachelle Schiilling Garmache; Amber England, Todd Jacobson, Staci Beck Giovine, Jessica Boxrud, Marilyn Penn, Mana Vasquez, and Donna Gore Hanernik
*SEE BELOW* RECENT BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETING, October 18, 2021
*SEE BELOW* Meeting/agenda for Oct. 14th RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING====
========BELOW THIS MARK ARE REPEATS=====
==RIVERSIDE LODGE: Send your memories of Riverside Lodge to Annie Pancost; Mul@centurylink.net-she is writing a book
==CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – Lyons Elementary Gym, Sat & Sun, Dec. 4th & 5th. Vendors sign up with firstname.lastname@example.org.Send $75.00 for a booth & $85.00 for a corner space;
HIGHWAY #7 -the repair of the lower South St. Vrain Canyon, which will be closed except during early morning and evenings for about a year (mid-September to Memorial Day)
Meals on Wheels are being delivered now..Call 710 310 8479 or MOW@leaflyons.org;
LEAF is now open for shopping inside. Wednesdays from 3-5pm, Lyons Community Church ==LEAF: Give to LEAF-which provides Food, Medical Care, help on housing, etc. to our needy. lyonleaf.org
For most worthy Donation give to the Lyons Community Foundation, projects for 2021-amounted to $31,000 plus 6 $1000 scholarships. Very worthy causes, and Our Thanks. Give to the LCF, Box 546, Lyons, Co. A great cause.
HELP! HELP! SOMEONE IS NEEDED TO WRITE LYONS “TOWN” NEWS FOR THE LYONSRECORDER.ORG. (to go to town board meetings and write up same for the Lyons paper. contact email@example.com. I really appreciate all the years Joseph gave for writing the Lyons News..big and complicated..I want to be replaced..call 303 823 -5925
A pending brochure will bring you up-to-date thru next year-announcing Lyons 45th Lyons Good Old Day on Saturday, June 25, 2022; Thanks to the Museum team, Terri Weir, Monique Sawyer-Long, Baiba Lennard, Brianna Hoyt, and volunteers Emily Walker, and Kathleen Spring.
LYONS HISTORIC DISTRICT. We have 15 sandstone buildings as a Historic District; the Lyons Redstone Museum (1881 schoolhouse) is the depository of Lyons area history (open daily June 1st, so Stop By). REMEMBER THE HISTORY OF LYONS, COLORADO and be proud of our Home Town!-
VOLUNTEER needed to file obituaries and other things at the museum; come when you want, for as long as you want, during business hours. Thank you. Call (303) 823-5271, ask for Terri on the weekends.
Someone is needed to work on the Business Directory Archive, who is comfortable working on a computer. Contact Kathleen Spring for questions, and to set up a training session at the museum – firstname.lastname@example.org.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM OPEN – CLOSED FOR SEASON!
LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY is now Open full time, you can now go in and shop. Daily and Sat. 9:00-12:00, 303 823 5165 -Trade your puzzles and books in at the Library outside box.
Lots of programs at the Regional Library: Youth & Drop-in Archaeology; Teen advocacy; Carding Club; Stem & Adult programs, Community Conversations-915-5:30-9:30pm; Tech class 4 weeks; 12-1:00pm; starts 91; Art-Trading Cards, Book Club– Mental Health 2:30-4:30; 9-9; 9-20; 106; each Thursday
BEES: If there is a swarm of Bees on your property or elsewhere, (not inside walls) contact 303 823 5984, and ask for Nick. He will come get them, and Save The Bees!
BOOSTER CLUB =BINGO= see section below “SCHOOL NEWS” and Article 7/15/21 — BINGO continues every every Sunday 1-3pm, at Bingo Alley in Longmont. Volunteers are needed, also players. a fundraiser for the High School Booster Club – go to LionsSignupSheet: Madison Jennings 303 579 9521;
the Lyons Volunteers are still in action, helping seniors and others. go to Lyonsvolunteers.org
Keep your eye out for VANDALISM IN THE PARKS – CALL 303 441 4444 -The sheriff’s dept,
REMEMBER- TOWN: NO PLASTIC BAGS IN RECYCLE BINS – Sort recyclable materials; curbside compost collection now offered; separate bin for clean cardboard.
The Stone Cup is For Sale..Sam and Mindy Tallent have manned the Cup for 17 years, and are retiring to be with their grandson, and take it easy..
Donate to CAN’D AID: Oskar Blues financial fund who provides bicycles to kids in Boulder County and water to several communities. Donate to Can’d Aid to Box 324. Lyons, Co
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 your news; or see links on Facebook-Lyons-Recorder ..To read her News, as well as About Town by LaVern–on Thursdays send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
GREAT READING: == “History of the Lyons and area Sandstone Quarries,” with quarrying started in 1859 and still going strong. A great history. A great summary on Lyons Quarries..Thanks Al Pace and co-horts. “History of the Lyons and area Sandstone Quarries” by Al Pace; with quarrying in Lyons started in 1859. Sold first for sidewalks; the rubble crushed for roads; then buildings and monuments, etc. etc. The Loukonen’s and Ohline’s; have been quarrying for years. then Spragues, now Loukonen’s & Vasquez-Blue Mountain Store; Art Ohline, and Buster’s . Lyons sandstone is the hardest and more workable, formed in layers. small and big layers, When you think of where all the sandstone is throughout the world..Chris Jenkins is credited with making the first Stone Cutter and Dub Fitts for various saws and blades to make the rock cut easier and more even. hese books are for sale at the Lyons Redstone Museum..Stop by or call 303 823 5271
Books to read: “Peak to Peak” by Boulder Historian Sylvia Pettem about the Highway from Estes Park to to Ward were formed,and built..Lots of good history, and read Mountain Memories by Lorna Kowlton-the History of the South St.Vrain-Raymond, Riverside, Allenspark, Wild Basin, and etc. written in 1989..Also Franciza Stein’s book “Chopin thru the Window”; telling of her life in Germany; meeting George; operating the Black Bear Inn, etc.;
Books to read: “A Ladies Life in the Rocky Mountains” by Isabella Bird is a must for you to read. Found at the Museum, for $15.95; you will enjoy reading her letters to her sister in 1830, riding her horse Birdie over 600 miles, night and day, cold, snow, heat; up the canyons, hiking to Longs Peaks.
Plus several books about the September, 2013 flood. Stop by!
USED BOOKS: the museum has 100’s of used books and magazines!
MUSEUM BOOKs: $10.00 books are: They Came by Covered Wagon-on the Billings Family; History of E.S. Lyons-(founder of Lyons, Co.) That Summer on Blue Mountain; Graduates of Lyons High School (1925-2020); 1903-1994-Interviews of 3rd Grade; LyonsHygiene Cemetery Book by Fran Brackett & Diane Benedict; 1977 Lyons Pictorial Book by Dorothy Paxton; History of Meadow Park; -3- stone quarries & families books:-$15.00 & $25.00. Also 3 DVD’s on “geology” and “history of Lyons”. === Add $4 postage or pick up at museum.
HISTORY BOOKS: The Museum has several books on Lyons history and surrounding towns you may be interested in..and call 303 823 5271 =====
Call the Lyons Fire Department at anytime… to donate: https://www.lyonsfirefund.org/ — to get an evaluation of your home defense area, contact: email@example.com — Emergency Dispatch: 911 Boulder County Non-Emergency Line: 303-441-4444 Lyons Business phone: (303) 823-6611
Volunteers are welcomed this next week to work in the Rocky Mt. Botanic Gardens. Tuesdays Thursdays, & Sundays, 10-12am. weather permitting.
BEARS ARE BACK, and looking for food, Lock up your trash; and put out just before the Trash man comes by.
WATCH OUT for Rattle Snakes= please text or Call 303-618-0357 to safely get that snake removed and put elsewhere…small donation if possible. (she may be currently too busy to help, but call her to be sure)
Lyons Chamber dues are due. Send $100.00 for businesses and $75.00 for non-profits, to the Chamber of Lyons, Co., Box 546 The Chamber is offering a Health Care Program; go to firstname.lastname@example.org == They are looking for a new ADMINISTRATOR as of July.
==TOWN of LYONS – DOINGS============
FUN ACTIVITIES IN THE LYONS PARKS: Call: Lisa Ramsey. Go to: Lyons Recreation Department.
Z TRIP VOUCHER PROGRAM- To help those “in need” of transportation” == 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.
Diversion Day is to encourage residents to divert items from the trash, and will include scrap metal, block and hard flat Styrofoam.. thanks Lyons Volunteers ..
DOG License: 1st Dog License -$30.00; 2nd Dog and additional dogs each $20.00. You must show proof of your dog’ current rabies vaccination. (Unless you are in the Dog park, you must Leash your Dog) = https://www.townoflyons.com/dog
TOWN ANNUAL REPORT: Look on the town web or pickup one of the 10 copies of the Annual Report, telling the accomplishments of the Town in the Year 2020. Interesting.
2021 RESIDENT PARKING PASS. The annual parking pass is valid January 1 – Dec 31. The parking passes are available to residents of Lyons (Utility billing customers only); one free resident parking pass per household; a second pass may be obtained for $40, and three or more $55.00 each. Golf carts are considered vehicles and the one free parking pass may be used for a golf cart. === NON-Lyons residents may purchase a season parking pass for $80.00 per vehicle. === The parking fee for 2021 is $2 per hour on weekdays and off season weekends, and $3 per hour on peak season weekends. Parking fees must be paid at the kiosks located throughout the park with a receipt to placed on the windshield. Parking fees are enforced daily Sign up for your 2021 resident parking pass online www.townoflyons.com/parkingpass
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.
FEMA Can help pay for COVID related funeral expenses: https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210324/fema-help-pay-funeral-costs-covid-19-related-deaths (watch for scams)
See the SEPTEMBER MONTHLY SENIOR Article in Lyons Recorder is now out. Very big and full of good information! A new one comes out the 4th week of each month.
The Lyons Walt Self Senior Center opened August 3, for lunch.
The Senior Exercise Group is meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, with walks and exercise in the park. They are now going to LaVern Park. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please go at your own pace! NEW TIME 10:30 a.m. (10/7/21)
Senior meals furnished by Boulder County Aging for $3.00 can be picked up at the Senior Center or you can eat inside, and socialize, Tuesdays and Thursdays; at 12:15 p.m. Call 303 441 1415 the day ahead by 1pm. to order. (ages 60 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)
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
SHOP IN LYONS – DO YOUR SHOPPING AT HOME-HELPS LYONS’ BUSINESSES AND TOWN.
SATURDAYS ARE DECLARED “BUSINESS SATURDAY”
STOP BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS ON SATURDAYS, AT LYONS FARMETT,E
HIRING AT MARIPOSA, STOP BY 303 502 6039
MOJOS OPEN FOR LUNCH SATS.& SUNDAYS
STOP BY- BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS ON SATURDAYS, AT LYONS FARMETT,E-MAY 8th thru June 8th.
LOOK FOR SILVER JEWELRY BY LEISSA PICKERING IN FRONT OF UNIQUELY LYONS
Stillwater has Duck eggs for sale at $8.00 per dozen..Sara says the yolks have more protein in them than chicken eggs;
MOJOS open for lunch, Sats and Sun. Stop by.
Beautiful bouquets on Saturdays at BEAUTIFUL LYONS FARMETT,E-MAY 8th thru June 8th.
LYONS PREPARED have reflective signage-Contact the Lyons Fire Dept.
SoulHawk (correction from Silkhawk) has opened at 40l Main, with an Art shop and classes, a place for gathering and workshops. Art Openings. Stop by! 2-4 on weekends.
EVER YOUNG SENIOR FITNESS, — see Seniors news section.
SUSHI (now and then) by Laura Levy-Solace Sushi & Gift Shop, at 437 Main, Lyons. Stop By
Main Stage Brewing Co by Eric Kean opened May 22 at 450 Main, where The Fork was
The Greenbriar opens on Sundays January 31st for a Brunch (at the Left Hand 36th Junction)
Dave’s Bar-B-Q is featuring smoked wings to go 823 7424
PIZZA 66 open inside . For DELIVERY, call to order; M-F 5:00pm-8:45pm; and Sat & Sun 3:00pm-8:45pm. Stop by.
LYONS DAIRY BAR: – hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches grilled, ice cream; now offers baked goods and candy next door.
Butter LaCreme is open..call 823 6666 for reservations
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; TuesWed 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 1020-28 303 823 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 use to have the Red and White Food Truck.= redcheckeredtablecloth.com doing catering. go to his website. He will prepare whatever you need.
Linda England is back to driving. “Linda Rides” .Give her a call 823 5461
Stillwater has Duck eggs for sale at $8.00 per dozen..Sara says the yolks have more protein in them than chicken eggs; also for sale at 14509 83rd, North of Hygiene.(by the flat of 30 eggs)
==Please call each business to confirm their current hours and days open==
Businesses should contact LaVern at 303 823 5925 or email@example.com to make corrections or updates.
Nominations can now be referred for Gifted and Talented Students from K-12. A parent or teacher can refer the student to the school.
The School has a Code of Conduct students are asked to follow; For a hard copy call 823 6631.
Parent Teacher Conferences are being held 3:30-7:30pm on Oct. 4 and Oct. 7th. sign up at the school-823 6631. Two nights will be virtual and one in-person;
The Lyons Elementary PTO meets after school on the third Thursday at the Lyons Library
Youth Ages 6-12, are invited to join the new Teen Advisory Group at the Lyons Community Library. They will meet once a month on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 9th at 6pm; They will contribute to the Young Adult collection with programs and events;
The 2021-22 Yearbooks are on sale now. Call Anne Marie Stryaz 823 6631
A meeting on the Trip to Washington DC is scheduled Sept 14th at 6pm; (if already registered don’t go)
SPORTS NEWS: (see above)
LIONS BOOSTER CLUB =BINGO= is held every Sunday 1-3 pm, at Bingo Alley in Longmont. Volunteers are needed, also players. It’s back to full room capacity. == Madison Jennings is Bingo President-303 579 9521; Come join us & help earn much needed funds to support LMSH students. It’s a lot of fun, too! Many positions still need to be filled. Please click on the link to sign up. Remember to click the “Save” button (at the top of the screen) after you click the “Signup” button. http://signup.com/go/HcNSxeh
It raises funds to support a variety of extra curricular and academic activities.
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS===========
LYONS TOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES
TOWN NEWS: MONDAY, OCT. 18TH-7:00 PM
THE TOWN BOARD MET ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 18TH-following is New or Pending businesses of the Town:
THE NOVEMBER BALLOT is the question: “Shall the construction of a solar generation and battery storage facility be permitted on approximately one acre of Bohn Park, southwest of the Bohn Park Dirt Bike Park?(Registered voters will vote “yes” or “no” The ballots have been mail, due Nov. 7, 7:00-7:00pm
A new grant from DOLA is available to businesses-see Brianna Hoyt;
ADU’s in town are encouraged.See the Building inspector, if you would like to change your outbuilding into living quarters.
The Town has voted to receive the $2 million grant to put a trail from Lyons to the Foothills Junction, Matching funds are $152,000. Neil Sullivan, partner in Spirit Hounds protested the trail, due to loss of their use of that land they lease from the town.;
Several residents of Eagle Canyon protested CDOT using the land along Hwy for a tower. Although, now taken down, they surmise it will be put back up on CDOT land maybe across the road. It would not be on town property and the town are No Say; however, they are using the town’s electricity
1 – A long discussion was held on the ordinance to update the Town of Lyons Repealing and Replacing update The Wireless Communications Facilities Section;
2 – that Boulder County Collaborate with the Town of Lyons to review connecting trails between Lyons Trails System and Heil Ranch Open Space via the Hatrock\Crona Hill Area;
amendment to the Construction Agreement with Walsh Construction fo Bohn Park Phase II;
7 – A resolution declaring a climate emergency and establishing Lyons Committment to taking immediate act was extended until Nov. 1st’
8.- A resolution to recommend that Boulder County will collaborate with the Town of Lyons to Review Connecting trail Space via the Hatrock\Corona Hill area; Boulder County Open Space said they were willing to work with the town.
9 – The Town plans to talk to CDOT about replacing the crosswalks over 3rd & Main; and 3rd & Broadway; and Miley Street;
10 – For the Stormwater improvements to Martinez Associates;
11- Ratifying the DOLA Main Street Open form Business Grant;
12 -The staff reported that the only land they could find for storage of RV is was in Bohn Park, which caused a large discussion on: town renting out property, the location, vandalism, others thinking it was an RV park, who is to manage it, etc. They hope some individual business will come up with some space.for people’s RV, who cannot use their driveway for RV parking.
14-Approved services for the construction of the 4th Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, Trail connections and street improvements with Anderson Bridges, LLC;
15-With Clarion Associates for a Comprehensive Plan Update; (various organizations are being interviewed as to what the want to see in Lyons in 10 years-the next Comprehensive Plan update.-public meetings are to be held
16- An Eastern Corridor Advisory Committee is to be formed;
17- Pending: discussion on Lyons Valley Park Out Lot and Transfer of Warranty Deed to the town;
18 – Resolution ratify8ing the First Amendment to the Professional Serices Agreemtnwith DeFalco Construction Company for the Bohn Park Water Improvement Project;
19 – A resolution to execute all Agreements and to Perform all other Actions Necessary to join the Colorado Opioids Settlement Memorandum of Understanding.
20 – Future Projects: Depot-what to do with it; follow up with Mr Bell on outlots; Renter’s rights; RV parking come into effect in November; rental permit program. Make a presentation before the town board for 4-way stop signs on 2nd Avenue.
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION met on Monday, October 11th, at 6pm, on Zoom
There is an opening for a new Commission member-pick up an application at the Town Hall. T
General Business: Town Updates, Park Operations, Park Projects,
Other Issues: Park Operations -Fall Maintenance on Trails, trees, playgrounds, roadways, facilities; winterize;
Work on Black Bear Hole, 2nd Ave Trailhead, and installation of water rescue stations;
Safe Routs to Schoolis for Ped. Bridge will go out to bid this fall;
Halloween Parade – Oct. 30th, 6:30pm; followed by trick or treating for kids and Rave to the Grave-LaVern’s Park,
Light-Out-Lyons Grant-applied to LCF with two events in 2022;
Pedestrian Safety Improvement Proposal
Long Term-Assessment Transition Plan (ADA Survey)
10 year amnesty program for residents with public sidewalk
Clearly sign and map pathways allowing golf carts and pathways prohibiting golf cart
Enforce sidewalk blockage with code compliance officer
Oct/Nov hole user conflicts (open gates for Kaykers)
4th Ave Ped Bridge update-to go to bid soon
Rec center sub committee proposal
(The group is going to look into the feasibility of a Recreation center,as to a location, its use for gym, programs, fitness, meeting rooms, etc.- at the cost of building such a Center which is estimated to from $12-15 million, and being able to operate it with memberships and attendance to support itself; encourage and support a recreation center in the north part of Longmont; to get more use of the Lyons schools -gyms, fields, etc. for Lyons recreation (e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being on the committee.
1.- BUDGET ITEMS WERE PRIORITIZED:were: 1. St, Vrain Trail with a $2 million grant with $152,000 Matching funds; 2-Martin Acres; 3-Bike Park repair; 4-Bohn Park-Phase III with lights; 5-Street light screening, 6-small dog park;
3-The Commssion emphasized a 4-way stop at 2nd Avenue near Bohn Park, as soon as possible, as there are hazards of seeing over the slope on the bridge, which makes blind spots (if someone is below the slope; the driver can’t see them), The Commission is recommending the 4 way stops, with “slow” speed signs to avoid a tragedy .
4.- The 4th Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Design is upcoming and out for Bid. (The bridge will be paid for thru Safe Schools grant is scheduled to start this fall and be finished in 2022.
5.-.The Town agreed to try for the $2 million grant for the St. Vrain Trail east of town to the Foothills Highway. The town leases the land at the back to: of Blue Mountain Stone, Spirit Hounds, and Clark’s Hardware the trail has to go thru, as well as over 3 or 4 ditches- The town is trying to come to an agreement with the Ditch companies as well as the Northern Colorado.Water District.The grants for this Trail amount to $2 million and will be an advantage to all..the businesses on the Eastern corridor; bikers, and hikers to get off the highway and to safety; and will meet with St. Vrain Greenway Trail coming west from Longmont.; Matching funds needed are $152,000; The amount of the grant is $2 million.
6 -The 10 acres south of the Dog Park may be used for bike trails, with a practice loop for skills, with a proposal for the area, with a side trail at the south 10 acres for a 6 foot wide trail half way to Ledge Ditch;
7-The installation of the Water Rescue units is pending.
8–Walsh Construction has finished the storage area for softball and baseball..
9- The Ponds water quality proposals for Aeration or nanobubble technology are being reviewed.
10- DUE TO COVID THE 2021 Lyons GOOD OLD DAYS was not budgeted for;
and will be discussed under Events: The Lyons Good Old Day is set for Saturday, June 25,2022, High school classes of the 0’s; 1’s; and 2’s, Mr. and Mrs. Good Old Day, and the 2022 graduates of pioneer families will be honored. Three classes, 1970, 1971, and 1972 will celebrate their 50th year.Pioneers from the Class of 2022 will be honored as well as Mr. and Mrs.Good Old Days.
11-TRASH IN PARKS: Everyone is asked to take a trash bag with you when you go into the Parks and pickup over the busy weekends. ,
12-Volunteers are needed to clean help weed-contact Dave, 823 8255
13-There is still vandalism in the parks; if you see cars driving in the parks in the evening take their licenses; Security cameras has purchased 5 security cameras that will be installed soon.
Other pending Topics are: l.Open Space Trail Requests;2 What to do about the Apple Valley plots that now belong to the County-Does Lyons want them?
3. Lyons-Hall Ranch Connection with improvements on the Highway
The next Parks and Rec, Commission meeting will be on Monday, November 8th at 6:00pm.
DONATE LOCALLY –
donations are important to keep us going. . You are asked to donate to your favorite charity, such as: to the Lyons Redstone Museum, BOX 9, LEAF Box 346, Lyons Community Foundation, Box 546, Lyons PTO, Lyons MiddleSr PTO; Lyons Fire District, Lyons Garden Club, and more! Your gift to these non-profits makes Lyons a better place to live
MUSEUM NEWS+THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM
OPEN daily June 1 thru Oct.. 3rd; 9:30am-4:30 (M-S) and 12:30-4:30pm-Sun. Stop by.== see article 5/20/21
Closed all last season, we are happy the museum can open with Masks, sanitizer, and social distancing. Thanks to the Museum team, Terri Weir, Monique Sawyer-Long; and look forward to seeing Baiba Lennard, Brianna Hoyt, and Emily Walker.
Dan Kowalski recently took a walk up Lions Gulch Trailhead (located south of Highway 36 on way to Estes Park); and found a plaque honoring Sara Walker-other homesteads are Engert Laycook, Boren, Hill, Pierson Park, Griffith, Walker, Meadow Loop, Brown, Griffith, Irwin, Meyers and Sawmill Homestead; All the building are in poor repair.
In 2020, Although the Museum had to stay closed all last season, the Class of 1969 sponsored a sandstone Bench in honor of Mickey Hawkins, at the Museum, honoring the 50 years since his death; and the paving of the driveway with a sandstone Plaque; stating “Driveway by Western Stone and Roberts Landscaping Corp”. besides $8800 from COVID grants that helped us pay our bills. We ask folks to send Dues and Donations to help this year to Box 9, Lyons
==Go to www.LyonsRedstoneMuseum.comfor virtual tours
==Virtual tour of 2019 exhibit “40 Artifacts, 40 Years”
==Lyons Historic District On-line Tour to CLIO -A map attached will guide your drive-by tour with the History of the 15 sandstone buildings that are designated as a Historic District, now on-line.
==YOU WILL ENJOY going to the Lyons Cemetery on-line, telling about many of the oldtimers of Lyons..Very worth your while. https://virmuze.com/m/lyons-redstone-museum/x/stories-from-the-lyons-cemetery/
We will appreciate your support for the museum. Send a check to Lyons Historical Society, P O Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540
THANKS TO THE JAMES AND AMY CUTTS VANGUARD FOUNDATION for their generous donation to the Museum for ongoing expenses. Much appreciated. Amy Cutts is the daughter of Franciska Stein, and aunt of Dr. Karen Gregg, Lyons Band Director. (Franciska and George Stein operated the Black Bear in the 1980’s.)
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR – Lyons Elementary Gym, Sat & Sun, Dec. 4th & 5th. Vendors sign up with email@example.com. Send $75.00 for a booth & $85.00 for a corner space;
continuing ‘note’..posted 6/17/21 Thinking of Walt Kinderman who has been admitted to a care facility. after falling several times in his Lyons apartment. and to Ray Thomas, who celebrated his 98th birthday this year, who has been in the hospital lately due to a fall.. He is in Re-Hab in Loveland.
We express Deep Sympathy to the families of those who passed away in the Year 2020-21:
DEATHS 2020 & 2021 We express our sympathy to the family of Jone (Pat) Ohline who passed away in June, and was married to J. C. Burdick and lived in Loveland and express our Sympathy to the families of Dean Servold; Dean Brown, Darlene Morgan, Mike Sanford, Jerry Peila, Bessie Eliason, Dick Ralston, Imogene Roe, Chas Stacy, Chris Jacobson, Ruth Major, Louise Hall Leiding, Theresa Hall Garner, Leonard Peck, Henry Braly, Pat Kinson, Alice Thomas, Grace Bohn, Bud Stratton, Bob Horst, Bryan James Lee; 2021-Richard Roe; John Tucker; Emma Jeanne Brown, Wallace (Butch) Taylor, Don Schneidegger, Audra Kay (Mercer) Veik, Betty Taylor’s sister, Frannie, in New Jersey; Cherine J. Temple; Nick Lucero; Glen Kleppel; Josh Meckle, Ernest Simkins, Roy Albert Hervey, Phyllis (Pfeifer) Crook; Kelsey Hickok; Dorleen (Simkins) Johnson, Dennis Morgan. Becky Todd’s father, age 94,Vi Andrew, Mary Lou Waitz, Dennis Bachy, Robert Roe, Ellie Poe, Rick Gomer, Terra (Bradshaw) Acord; Josh Meckle, Margaret McCain Billings; Chester Barnard. and Amy Noyes. (Please e-mail , if I missed anyone. firstname.lastname@example.org
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