MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
Another Christmas has rolled along, and it always comes whether we are ready or not.
I hope you all have Happy Holidays, and can do something exciting. Myself, my two sons, Jerry and Ron and wife Cindy, and three grandkids (Trevor, Audrey, and Randall) will have Christmas with a big dinner, and presents. As the grandkids get older, it is hard to buy for them..so usually money may be the thing.
We should all do something exciting – like go to a play, a show, see a relative, make lots of phone calls, a drive, etc. Well, best wishes and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all.
LaVern-About Town, 303 823 5925
Mini “About Town” (for Holiday Break)
NO SCHOOL this week or next- Christmas Vacation Dec. 18th to January 5, 2022;
WITH SYMPATHY. We are saddened to report the death of Franciscka Stein, age 99, former operator of the original Black Bear Inn. Remembered by many. Grandmother of Dr. Karen Gregg, Lyons Band Director. (obituary later)
OUR THANKS TO DR. KAREN GREGG, DAUGHTER, QUINN AND SON CARTER, who serenaded several around town with their instruments. A Nice Christmas Gift.
THANKS TO PLANET BLUEGRASS for their gift to several area non-profits from their Tip Jar during the Festivals. A very much appreciated gift to the Lyons Historical Society, dba Lyons Redstone Museum, and others.
THE LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION met last Monday, with Yelena Hughes, chosen as Chairman, and Thomas Delker as Co-Chairman; The Commission meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm. The bid for the 4th street bridge has been accepted with a shortage of $200.000; The P&R Commission offered to use some of their surplus money to finish the bridge and the sidewalks on both sides of 4th Avenue, as a Safe Route to schools.
TOWN OF LYONS NEWS-MONDAY, DEC. 20, 2021-The Lyons Town Board held its regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 20th, with Admin, Victoria Simonsen and Wendy Miller absent; Trustee reports shows the PCDC working on a sIgn and the Comp plan; water studies, a Lights at Lyons grant from the Lyons Community Foundation; and asked that the Trail between the Town and the Hall Ranch be put on the ballot at the regular Town election in April.
Claudia Kean of the P&R Commission brought up about the Sidewalks and the funding; to help the Safe Route To School Bridge Project;
The Sheriff’s Office reported there would be a couple of new officers serving in Lyons..and he recommended them both;
Ian Brighton spoke in favor of the sidewalks, and said they are badly needed.
They thanked Sam Talent for his Annual Food Drive, with 50-60 people benefitting;
Gil Sparks was appointed to the Parks & Rec. Commission and Edward Kean to the Sustainable Futures Commission;
The finances are above the anticipated Budget-all departments are over Budget except the Water Dept, who made a large payment.
Utility Update by Alan Cohan showed that the average water lines needed higher pressure; there was a leak by the Town Hall;
Ordinances passed were: Updating of the Lyons Municipal Code updating the Site and Development Plan Review Process; Amending certain sections of Chapter 16 to the Lyons Municipal Code to allow for Marijuana Centers, Product Manufactures and Cultivation Operation; Updated the Town Zoning Districts by amending sections of the Lyons Municipal Code adopting the 2020 National Electric Code as the Town of Lyons Code;
Resolutions approved were: the Disaster Recovery Services Agreement with Otak, Inc; for Capital Improvement and Drainage Design on 2nd Avenue Bridge Project; A Resolution ratifying the First Amendment to the Construction for the Lyons Valley River Park; A resolution adopting a new employee Handbook; A resolution approving the second amendment with DeFalco Construction CO. for the Bohn Park Stormwater Improvement Project-Red Gulch Road;
A Resolution approving an Agreement with Mountain Constructors, Inc for 4th Avenue Pedestrian Bridge.
The next board meeting is Monday January 3, at 7:00 pm
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