ABOUT TOWN 12/16/2021 #89 for the Lyons Recorder online
Another week gone by, and a tiny bit of snow..no more. We are praying for snow. However, it has been snowing at Vail and the mountains, so that helps. Pray for Snow!!
BUY SOME “NEVER FAIL FUDGE”-white, dark chocolate and butterscotch. Call 303-823-5925-will deliver. Thanks to those who baked our candy and bakery goods, and those who bought it or pick it up at 238 High. Geneva, our “door prize tickets saleslady” fell and dislocated her shoulder. Get Well Geneva. Hope all is well next year.
The Community Church is now open on Sundays at 10:00am for regular Church Service, and holds the first Sunday as an afternoon service Sunday at 4pm, with good music, good message, followed by a Potluck dinner. Other Sunday Dec. . 19th- 10am-Church Service and at 5:30 – an evening of Christmas Music; Dec. 24th-5:30 – Christmas Eve program; Dec. 26th – 10:00am – Music Sunday === See Lyons Recorder CHURCHES Page.
The Christmas Children’s Pageant Program was well attended and very enjoyable. Our thanks to all.
COMMISSIONS & BOARDS: Members are needed on several Town Commissions. Get an application from the town hall; and ask them where there is a vacancy.
This gets you acquainted with the town’s functions, and gives you a chance to
know how the town functions.
The Seniors will hold their Christmas lunch and party on Thursday
Dec. 16th 12:30pm.
All seniors invited to the party. (too late to order the lunch).
Pony Rides at the Bee Hugger, Sats and Suns on Highway 66; and at the Hart Farm, at the West end of Apple Valley Rd.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 8th – Dr Karen Gregg, Band Director, presented all four bands at the first concert held in the NEW AUDITORIUM. It opened to the public at 6:30 As Dr Gregg said: “IT IS AMAZING” Almost all of the 428 seats were filled; The Concert consisted of music by the High School Concert Band, the High School Jazz Band; Middle School Beginning Band, and Middle School Advanced Band, with over 160 band players in all. The first-ever concert for the 8th graders. A wonderful concert in a wonderful Auditorium; Dr. Gregg introduced all the dignitaries, and thanks the community for helping to pass the 2016 bond issued that included the auditorium, and the School District that gave $5,000.000 to pay the cost more than the bond issue (more later) Introduced were: Alan Ford Architects; Golden Triangle Construction, the contractor, Auditorium Design Group, Sapphire Stars Designs, Jacquelyn Bartels, Lyons Booster Club, Lyons Middle/Senior Staff, and the office staff and more. (See article in upcoming issue with more news).
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**HISTORY OF LYONS SCHOOLS**
THE MIDDLE\SENIOR AUDITORIUM: At long last, the Auditorium at Lyons Middle Senior High is built and opened to the public for its first Band Concert on Wednesday ,Dec. 8th, and on Monday, Dec. 13th, and etc. . Through the years of fighting for our Middle\Sr High School, 1948-1970; The new gym and restrooms at the then High School was built in 1958 (now Lyons Elementary Gym) , The new M\S High was built in 1974; and as the years went by every High School in the School District had an auditorium except Lyons. After continued years of the Lyons School Committee attending the school board meetings asking for an Auditorium for Lyons, the 2016 Bond Vote, and passed, now built..Thanks to all. Each meeting we went to we asked for an Auditorium, but were always turned down until 2016, when the money for the Auditorium was put in the Ballot, and it won! We do thank the School Committee, who fought to save our Middle|Sr High from being bussed to Longmont, who attended meetings, whose kids hoofed around Lyons, Longmont, Frederick, Firestone, putting out fliers to vote for the small schools-Lyons, Mead, Fredrick, Erie, Skyline, Niwot , and as they were built got an auditorium.. When our new HS started we had a big Celebration, and when it was finished in 1974 a three-day Celebration..as we had fought long and hard. We attribute our Thanks to all those who helped fight for our school ,now our Auditorium. It is so gratifying to have the new school here, to save the town, to save those interested in both academics and sports, those interested in a small school. It was indeed music to our ears, when one night at a Concert, Karen Gregg announced that she had vouched for Auditorium. Thru the years, the Lyons PTO was leading the battle, such as Tom Sherwood and Ada Peila, Then Dana Crumb moved to town and got on the School Board, followed by E. C. Carter, who moved from Allenspark to Lyons to help, and followed by Henri Kinson. It helped when School Board Members were elected that were for small schools.. school district were replaced, We had Dana Crumb, and Henri Kinson, who got on the school board to save our schools, As the years, go by people will not know how our schools got here, but let me say, IT WAS A LONG STRUGGLE, FROM 1947 TO 1974-ALMOST 50 YEARS AGO. WHEN THE SCHOOL WAS FINALLY BUILT..OUR THANKS TO ALL!
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) – It will be open during Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
For most worthy Donation give to the Lyons Community Foundation. See October article for a list of who got grants.
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.
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 .. It was a big success and took twice as long to collect it all! thank you.
GOOD OLD DAYS
The LYONS GOOD OLD DAY has been revived by the Alumni and the Lyons Historical Society. It begins on Friday at 6:00 pm. on Friday, June 24th, at the Lyons Redstone Museum, where the class of 1969 will dedicate a sandstone bench in honor of Mickey Hawkins, who was killed in Vietnam 50 years ago, the year he would have graduated, —and announce the History program to be held at the Lyons Redstone Museum at 1;00p.m. honoring the three Lyons High School classes for their 50th Reunion, 1970, 1971, 1972, and classes of the ‘00’s; ’01’s, and ‘02’s, such as 1930, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 00, 10, 20, the ‘01’s, such as¸1931, 1941, 51, 6l, 7l, 8l, 9l, 0l. ll. L2. and ‘02’s, such as: `1932, 42, 52, 62, 72. 82, 92, 02, 12, 22, as well as other alumni, besides honoring Mr. Mrs. Good old Days, and the members of the 2022 High School Graduating Class, who are from pioneer families, (been in the Lyons area over 40 years). All alumni and friends are invited., followed by Alumni events by various classes.
The Lyons Walt Self Senior Center is open for bi-weekly lunch.
Senior Bus Trip to “dinner and theater” December 15th. Contact Lisa Ramsey for more details. (55+ years, Lyons seniors)
The Senior Exercise Group is meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will be inside the Walt Self Senior Center all winter. If weather permits, they will take a walk too. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 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 or you can eat inside, and socialize, Tuesdays and Thursdays; at 12 p.m. Call 303 441 1415 the day ahead by 1pm. to order. (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)
NEED HELP-FOOD, MEDICAL CARE, LOOK FOR HOUSING, ETC. Check with LEAF; by appointment, or food bank on Wednesdays 3-5pm.
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 —Please no expired items.
- Shelf stable juices (orange, grapefruit, cranberry, tomato)
- Canned meals: Stew, ravioli, hash (we have lots of chili right now 11/21)
- Canned beans (baked beans, pinto, refried, black, kidney, red, navy, etc.) No green beans needed
- Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Grits
- Brown rice and flavored rice (ie: Spanish rice, long grain and wild rice)
- Other grains: couscous, quinoa
- Pasta (we have lots of mac & cheese and spaghetti right now but could use other types)
- Ground coffee
- Canned tomato products (diced, Rotel, stewed, paste, whole)
- Pickles, Olives
- Mustard, Mayonnaise, Ketchup
- FOR KIDS: Cereal, Juice boxes, Fruit & applesauce cups, Fruit snacgt
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 303 823 6260, Vet Clinic – DOG GROOMING – 303 501 5882 -Tues-Fridays
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 (use code word to get discount). MOTEL is open for coffee in the mornings, with the bar, sandwiches, and music in the evening, with a special food and music on Wednesday evenings; –set up is on the lot east of the Motel grounds, and Open for business.
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.
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
LYONS TOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES = all meetings still on ZOOM.
Under audience business LaVern Johnson stated that the Lyons Good Old Day had been revived and would be held on Saturday, June 25th, by the Alumni and Historical Society and asked the Board to put $500-$1000 in the budget for Town Activities that day, and suggested they vote on an Art & Culture this April to help the town with various events and organizations. Any organization or individual that would like to sponsor an event, call 303 823 5925
#6-Trustee Reports; #7-Boards and Commission -Mayoral Appointment – Gil Sparks to Lyons Arts & Humanities Committee; #8 – Staff Reports
#9 FLOOD RECOVERY UPDATE: Pedestrian Bridge at 4th & Evans – $500,000 from Safe Routes to Schools grant and $570,000 from CDBG-DR; they are preparing 100% design complete; invitation for Bid posted; Bridge fabrication is in progress start Date, Winter 2021; Current funding deadline – 2023 & 2022; BACKUP POWER: Funding from CDBG; Generation should be installed at the end of December; Eagle Canyon Life Station-scheduled; LETTER OF MAP REVISION; Need letter for at least six recovery projects; Completed projects: New outfall line , and Stormwater improvements-aat Red Hill Gulch\Bohn Park; OTHER GRANTS AND PROJECTS: US36 Broadway Improvements and Multi Modal Trail; Trail Extension; Black Bear Hole, 2nd Ave. Trailhead & LMJ Park Improvements
#10- Administrator’s Report #11. Adoption of 2022 Budget a. Resolution 2021-124 – a Resolution of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Summarizing Revenues and Expenditures for Each Fund and Adopting a Budget for the Town of Lyons, Colorado for the Calendar Year 2022 b. Resolution 2021-125 – a Resolution of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Appropriating Sums of Money to the Various Funds in the Amount and for the Purpose as set Forth Below, for the Town of Lyons, Colorado for the 2022 Budget Year (Revenue $20,577.,961;
- 2nd Reading – Public Hearing – Ordinance 1111 – an Ordinance of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Levying General Property Taxes for the 2022 Budget Year-16.778 mills.
- 1 st Reading – Ordinance 1112 – an Ordinance of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Amending Chapter 16, Article 6 of the Lyons Municipal Code Updating Commercial & Mixed-Use Design Guidelines
- 1 st Reading – Ordinance 1113 – an Ordinance of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Amending Chapter 16, Article 17 Of the Lyons Municipal Code Updating the Site Plan and Development Plan Review Process
- 1 st Reading – Ordinance 1114 – An Ordinance of the Town Of Lyons, Colorado, Amending Certain Sections of Chapter 16 of the Lyons Municipal Code to Allow for Marijuana Centers, Marijuana-Infused Product Manufacturers, and Cultivation Operations in Town Zoning Districts Previously Allowing for Medical Marijuana Centers, Med
- 1 st Reading – Ordinance 1115 – an Ordinance of the Town of Lyons, Colorado, Amending Section 18-15-10 of the Lyons Municipal Code Adopting by Reference the 2020 Edition of the National Electric Code as the Town of Lyons Electric Code X.
- Consent Agenda 1. Resolution 2021-126 – a Resolution of the Town of Lyons, Colorado determining that a Regular Municipal Election be held on April 5, 2022, Shall Be a Mail Ballot Election
- Resolution 2021-127 – a Resolution of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Adopting the 2022 Salary Schedule
- Resolution 2021-128 – a Resolution of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Adopting the 2022 Fee Schedule
- Resolution 2021-129 – A Resolution of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Ratifying the Eleventh Amendment to the Professional Services Agreement with Otak, Inc.(Moved to 12/20 BOT Meeting) 5. Resolution 2021-130 –
- A Resolution of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Ratifying the Professional Services Agreement for Consultant Services for the Back-Up Power Project With — Centennial Archaeology LLC
- Resolution 2021-131 – A Resolution of the Town of Lyons, Colorado Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement Between the Town of Lyons and the City of Longmont for Electric Standby Distribution Service by Longmont Power & Communications
- December Accounts Payable 8. November 15, 2021, BOT Meeting Minutes 9. November 30, 2021, Special BOT Meeting Minutes XI. Items Removed from Consent Agenda XII.
- General Business 1. Discussion/Direction regarding Requirement for PUD Submittal for Lyons Ute Hwy, LLC/ Paul Tremburallo of the Eastern Corridor, stated they are working on the issue, are moving forward, and will let the board know of their progress.
- Discussion/Direction on Grant Submittal to Colorado Department of Agriculture for Weed Mitigation
- Discussion/Direction on Potential Projects to be funded by the Scholl Foundation
OTHER: – An Eastern Corridor Advisory Committee is to be formed PENDING: Trying to find the deed on the Lyons Valley Park Out Lot and Transfer of Warranty Deed to the town;- Future Projects: Depot-what to do with it; Taking applications for use of the Lyons Depot; follow up with Mr Bell on outlots; RV parking come into effect in November;
. The next meeting is Monday December 20 2021, at 7:00pm.
HISTORY OF THE LYONS DEPOT:
The Lyons Depot was built in 1894 with the Railroad to haul the Lyons sandstone throughout the United States; It was used until 1960, when trucks hauled the stone; it was in wreck and ruin; in fact we held a garage sale there in 1972; It was owned by an individual who was about to sell it and move it block by block to Colorado Springs; The Town bought it, and Bertha Ramey, the Savior, provided the last $500 to pay $5500.00 for it. Vaughn Carter was Mayor at the time. The Lyons Historical Society was formed to “save the depot” needing a tax-exempt status – Dorothy Paxton was President, Helen Kiessling, Mary & Don Colard, LaVern Johnson, and many more can be credited with saving it. It was on State Highway land and Railroad Land with a lawsuit over it being sold. It was restored for the Town Library by Jim Emerson and son, Pete and others, with a grant from the State Historical Society. It was used as a Library, crammed with books, until after the 2013 flood. Many books were wet and ruined. Mark Browning, new to town, took on the big job of moving the books. The Library then went to Main Street, and a vote for a Library District, failed at first; then thanks to Mark, it passed. Ellen Hine and Ann Trementozzi were the first librarians (in the Depot building).
GRANT/TAXES: The building was in very poor shape and was restored by a Grant from the State Historical Society with new roof, pointing of stone, etc. Part of the building is an old baggage car, which was used by Jim & Doris Gouge as a refreshment stand. It was dedicated to the town for a library annex in honor of their son, Jim, who died in an accident, while diving off a cliff.
It became the Lyons Regional Library, with a Property Tax of 5.6%; which pays for the Bond for the buildings as well as the Operations. We are very fortunate to have such a great library
However, now the building is vacant, with ideas for its use welcome. Contact Town of Lyons, Box 49, Lyons,Co. 80540
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION met Monday, December 13, at 6pm.
The Lyons Parks & Recreation Commission met on Monday evening, with those present, Dave Cosgrove, Diector; LaVern Johnson, Honoray Member; Ian Brighton, Chair; Claudia Kean -Secretary; Chris Cope -Vice President; Mark Browning-town liaison; Julia Herz; Randy Pollard; Yelena Hughs , and Tom Delbert, who was named the new board member to replace Veronica Gaia. Tracy Sauders-of Flood Recovery gave an update on the 4th Ave Bridge with the bid going out in two weeks. It will be paid for by Safe Grants to School, and the CBDB. Discussion was held on the walkways, the width of the trail, and sidewalks.
Park Operations–The Town is taking care of maintenance;
Work on Black Bear Hole, 2nd Ave Trailhead, and installation of water rescue stations;
Safe Routes to School is for Ped. Bridge is ready to go out to bid.;
Report on Halloween-games for kids; parade; 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 if you are interested in being on the firstname.lastname@example.org
LAST MEETNG: 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 Commission emphasized a 4-way stop
Community Events-The grant has been received for Lyons Night out; All went well with the parade and Rave to the Grave; and the Christmas Parade and Fireworks will be held on Sat. Dec.4th after the parade.;
The Jump Doctors Bike Park is moving along
Boulder County Open Space meeting is agreeable for the Corona Hill Trail to the Hall Ranch Trail, as well as a Trail up to the L”; The Town has voted to annex the Martin Parcel ; The St.Vrain Greenway Trail to Longmont is slowly proceeding, with a grant approved.
Role of Commissions and Boards as public liaison was delayed until next meeting.
Our thanks to Ian Brighton who resigned as Chair of the Commission. Two new members are needed on the Parks & Recreation Commission.. pick up an application at the Town Hall. They meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm.
The next Parks and Rec, Commission meeting will be on Monday, January 10at 6:00pm.
OBITURARY: We sadly announced the death of Carol Olson, age 84, wife of Jon Olson, former Lyons High School English teacher, and mother to: Mark-Class of 1980; Reed-1982; Brian-1986; Blake-1985.
OBITUARY: Retha Lavon (Sisk) Morris: was born to Wayne and Goldie Sisk on 8/2/31 in Grant City, MO. She passed away in Colo.Springs, on 6/20/21 at the age of 88. She moved to Lyons, CO with her parents and sister, Veronika, and lived on an acreage up the N. St. Vrain. Her growing up years gave her a good work ethic and her Dad instilled in her a love of outdoors, hunting, and wildlife. She married to Donald Scheidegger and had a daughter, Connie, and son Douglas. They moved to Boron, CA in 1957 and in 1963 she started working for the US Borax, as a purchasing agent, and worked there until she retired in 1980. She married Johnnie Morris, and moved to Colorado Springs in 1990, where they played golf on a regular basis. She had many great neighbors and enjoyed her No Hat Club, Pearl Harbor Survivors Group, and etc. She stayed in touch with her childhood fiends, classmates, coworkers, and family members, and relatives. She can be remembered as being net and tidy. Retha is survived by her sister, Veniece Harroun of Morris, CO, daughter Connie Campbell, and son, Doug Scheidigger; her grandsons, Shad and Josh Campbell; and several great grandchildren. Services were held at the Sunshine United Methodist Church, CO Springs, on July 31st. We express our sympathy.