By Maureen Davidovich – Vice President

Effective December 1, 2016, the service area for the Lyons Fire Protection District has received a Public Protection Classification of 3/10 from the ISO. This is a significant improvement over our previous ratings. The classification of 3 applies to the entire Town of Lyons and all properties in the fire district that are within five road miles of one of the two fire stations. The classification of 10



Newly crowned Colorado 2A high school state wrestling champ Keegan Bean was recognized for his achievement at  Tuesday night's Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting; the young grappler then led the gathering in the Pledge of Allegiance to start the meeting. That and the new chairs and tables in council chambers were the high points of the evening.

Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Bill Crist of the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, with a crimson face, apologized to the Trustees


Dear Lyons community,
Lyons is a small community that attracts a diverse mix of residents, workers, and visitors. Lyons strives to be a welcoming community for all, whether you are a resident, here working at a local business, or just spending the day enjoying all that Lyons has to offer.
As community leaders, we share the goal of maintaining the positive relationship between Lyons’ citizens and visitors, and the law enforcement



By Joseph Lekarczyk

They spent a lot of time at Monday night's Board of Trustees (BOT) discussing how to best ensure that good people, and lots of them, run for elected offices (Trustee seats and Mayor) in upcoming elections, and how to ensure continuity and institutional knowledge from one election/Board to the next.

Most municipalities have “staggered” four-year terms, meaning every two years, half of the seats are up for election (one election three Trustees, two years later the three other Trustees plus the Mayor). Historically that is the way Lyons used to do it. But, about thirty-five years ago the Town



Editor's Note: I would like to sincerely thank Mark Browning who agreed to cover the Board of Trustees' meeting on December 19, when I was out of town on vacation. He then, on a moment's notice, stepped into the breech yet again on January 3, when I was stuck in Charles De Gaulle Airport with a canceled flight. No one knows better than I how much of a sacrifice he made in giving up those two evenings he will never get back in order to keep the Lyons community informed about the goings on down at Town Hall. Thank-you.
Joseph Lekarczyk – Editor
Lyons Recorder 

In the continuing effort of enhancing community engagement Mayor Connie Sullivan introduced Lyons High School student Georgia Barone, an officer in the school's Leo Club, to the gathering at Tuesday night's Board of Trustees'  (BOT) meeting, after which Ms. Barone led the Pledge of Allegiance. Then it was on to the business at hand.



With support from Boulder County, the Town of Lyons has continued its EcoPass program for all Town residents, through 2017. The only change to the program from previous years is that there will now be a $25 annual fee for the EcoPass that will be due before the end of March (the pass has a retail value of over $1,800).

In the next few weeks, details will be sent out via Town emails and the local newspapers on how payment can be made. Passes that have not been “recharged” will be



Editor's note: Since my Paris flight back to Denver was cancelled, and I won't be arriving back at the office until Wednesday morning (if there are no further hiccups), and since the paper must come out on Thursday, Lora and I have decided to include a dispatch from the

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