Town Board of Trustee Meeting, & High density rental units
The bi-monthly Board of Trustee Meeting took place on Tuesday, due to the New Year’s Holiday. NOTE, that the same thing will happen for the next meeting, due to the Martin Luther King holiday. (January 17th meeting). It was ONLY virtual (on Zoom).
(1.) Board of Trustees January 3, 2023 meeting agenda.
BOARD MEETING took place January 3, 2023, Tuesday.== A Public Hearing before the Board of Trustees will occur. The public hearing is to consider applying a PUD-R Overlay Zone designation and a Major Development Review for the property located at 317 Evans Street. See our ARTICLE for discussion and final passing vote.
(2.) Board of Trustee January 9, 2023 meeting (agenda will be posted before the meeting; this is a link to the general BOT agenda page.
BOARD SPECIAL MEETING on Monday, January 9, 7 p.m. == A Public Hearing before the Board of Trustees will occur. The public hearing is to consider Development approval for the property located at 317 Evans Street.
Report by Sgt. Sears, Lyons Police Dept., at January 3, 2023 Board Meeting
Sgt. Sears — new to Lyons.
==Water Treatment Plant has been constantly broken into over the past months, and we have a possible suspect identified, and hopefully charges will be forthcoming.
==The fire in town was ruled accidental. (The Town is still awaiting a copy of the Report so they know how it spread etc.).
==More tickets for speeding and traffic violations recently; and trying to get more deputies to work up here.
==Monday, Jan. 23, Open House at the new substation.
==Sgt. Bill Crist’s last day will be 24th.
Town Utility increase
Wastewater Usage and Rates
Fees are scheduled to increase in 2023
Wastewater (sewer) quantity use and monthly charges for residential customers are billed using their winter Average Water Consumption (AWC). AWC is based on average water use during the December, January and February utility billing months and provides a basis for calculating your wastewater charges during the rest of the year.
The Town averages the use shown on these three months of billings to estimate the amount of average monthly water used inside each home which then enters the sanitary sewer system, as wastewater. This winter usage determines the monthly wastewater
usage for each month of the year and is calculated annually, every March.
The new base rate for residential consumers with metered Town-provided water service will increase to $24.45 per month (from $22.65) for wastewater along with the average winter consumption increasing to $14.60 (from $13.50) per 1,000 gallons. Using AWC, the typical residential household is Lyons is billed for 3,000 gallons of wastewater monthly.
LYONS ICE RINK: The weather and colder temperatures look promising for ice skating. The Rec Center needs cold nights and pretty cold days to maintain the ice rink to skate on. The town website has the hours for recreational skating and hockey skating, along with the times the skate rentals will be open. Typically rentals are available on weekends.
Town area construction, completed
===RAILROAD AVENUE – Between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave – across from Fire Station. (Does NOT affect Railroad Ave. in front of Post Office, and Walt Self Senior Center) – will now be One Way Only – Westbound – from 2nd Ave to 3rd Ave. ORANGE FLAGS have been put on the “One Way Sign” to warn folks. ——-In addition, there is a new entrance to enter the triangle parking lot, directly from 3rd Ave.
In conjunction with upcoming Broadway project and multi-modal improvements, the Board of Trustees approved changing the block to one-way only , westbound direction for this block only of Railroad Avenue. Public works staff has completed installing the required signage. There are flags warning drivers of this new vehicle pattern. This one block of Railroad Ave reopened to vehicles on Monday, December 19 to one way, westbound direction only.
===Colorado Bridge Repair Project-Officially Complete. There is no more “traffic signal” at the bridge over St. Vrain River. — Rehabilitation of the bridge along CO-7 in the Town of Lyons included deck repairs, sidewalk replacement, scour mitigation and riprap installation.
===Black Bear Hole – the construction is completed, but the parking kiosk/meters have not yet been connected to the Town. Park for free, for now.
Vacancies on Town Boards and Commissions
Are you a Lyons resident? Does local government interest you? The Town of Lyons invites you to volunteer to serve on a local board or commission which helps to improve our community. The Town of Lyons has current opportunities and vacancies for local volunteers to serve on a board or commission and help shape the future of Lyons. To view the various openings , visit the town website. (For some of the positions, you do not have to be a resident in Lyons.)
CLICK on the LINK above to find out what these groups do, and how they fit your lifestyle and goals!
Board of Adjustments – 2 vacancies
Historic Preservation Commission – 1 vacancy
Housing & Human Services – 2 vacancies
Planning & Community Development Commission – 2 vacancies
Sustainable Futures Commission – 1 vacancy
Boulder County Prescribed Burns
Hall Ranch Prescribed Burn – Jan. 3 – April 15
Boulder County Prescribed Burn Project at Hall Ranch, Nelson Loop
This burn window is set for Jan. 3 – April 15. Burns can occur any time during the window. Burn operations are usually scheduled for one to three consecutive days .
Burn operations and corresponding park closures will be announced at least 24 hours prior to ignition, from Boulder County. Park closures during the burn days are necessary to ensure public safety during burning. If conditions are not favorable for operations the area will remain open.
Property will be closed during ignition days. Park will reopen when deemed safe and if not otherwise closed due to muddy conditions. >>Learn more.