ABOUT TOWN 10/28/21 #82 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
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The Community Church is now open on Sundays at 10:00am for regular Church Service.
NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON ANY SCHOOL GROUNDS..EVEN WITH LEASH. PLEASE..
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)
For most worthy Donation give to the Lyons Community Foundation, new Projects to be announced this week!
LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY is now Open full time 303 823 5165 Lots of programs at the Regional Library: Youth & Drop-in Archaeology; Teen advocacy; Carding Club; Stem & Adult programs, Community Conversations-9\15-5:30-9:30pm; Tech class 4 weeks; Art-Trading Cards, Book Club– Mental Health 2:30-4:30; 9-9; 9-20; 10\6; each Thursday
COVID is still dangerous, this week’s statistics: Most indoor social events are being cancelled or wear masks. FEDERAL AND STATE AND MANY BUSINESSES ARE BEING FIRED IF THEY ARE NOT VACCINATED. iT IS MORE SERIOUS THAN EVER..GET VACCINATED!! .So we must take care.:Boulder County-242 new cases Oct. 24th; 1110 new hospitalizations; 281 deaths; 30,793,cases in Boulder County; 727,506 cases in Colorado;
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town is aware that some people are trying to cheat on the vouchers; don’t ruin it for everybody; be honest.
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: email@example.com. Please go at your own pace!
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
Museum News & Sales
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.)
SHOP IN LYONS – DO YOUR SHOPPING AT HOME-HELPS LYONS’ BUSINESSES AND TOWN.
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.
Beautiful bouquets on Saturdays at BEAUTIFUL LYONS FARMETT,E-MAY 8th thru June 8th.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make corrections or updates.
The choir concert was held Wednesday night, Oct. 27th;
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 Monday, Sept. 13th, at 6pm, on zoom.
Topics discussed are:
They said a “Thank You” to leaving Commission member Veronika Gaia, who has served on the commission the past 12 years. In Connecticut , where she retired, Veronica saw on-line about the housing being built along 2nd Avenue. and came to Lyons and made her purchase; She has become a good member of the Lyons community, Thanks, Veronika:
PARK OPERATIONS: on-going is parks,and equipment maintenance and weed mitigation,
Lyons Lights Out was a huge success with a grant applied for more;
BUDGET ITEMS WERE PRIORITIZED: 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;
The Commission 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 .
d.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.
e. .The Town agreed to try for the $2million 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 met with Highland Ditch Co. this week and are 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.
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;
The installation of the Water Rescue units is pending.
Walsh Construction has finished the storage area for softball and baseball..
The Ponds water quality proposals for Aeration or nanobubble technology are being reviewed, with an estimated cost of $42,000;
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.
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.
Mr\Mrsl Good Old Days for 2021. Our Thanks and Compliments,
Volunteers are needed to clean help weed-contact Save as to the best spot to pull the noxious weeds up- on Holidays, after the weekends, and all during summer.
There is still vandalism in the parks; if you see cars driving in the parks in the evening take their licenses; Security cameras are recommended..
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?
Lyons-Hall Ranch Connection with improvements on the Highway
Park Operations; Crona Heights\Hall Ranch Trail
The next meeting is October 11th.
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS: Roxann Martindale Smith, Andrea Vasquez, Paige Payne, Dorothy Henry, Jessica Pollard, Honey Daubert, Jay Stott, Rebecca Louzan, Tamara Richards, Jacque Watson; Josh Ackerman