By Joseph Lekarczyk

The Town of Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) scheduled six public hearings on Monday night's agenda! Perhaps realizing that at that rate they might not get out of the meeting until after the July Fourth holiday on Wednesday, three of the public hearings were “opened and then continued” to either the July 16 BOT meeting, or the August 6 BOT meeting. P-H-E-E-E-W! I was planning to take off for Moab early Tuesday afternoon; I guess I won't have to alter my plans.

 

Going for Green in Lyons

By Kathleen Thurmes
The Town of Lyons has a distinct personality. It was once described to me as, “fifteen miles north of Boulder and 50 years back,” referring to the profusion of tie-dye, long hair, and jam bands that can still be found in this town. But I suspect that it refers to the town’s values, as well.

One of the things that has struck me most about Lyons has been the abundance of businesses that take their environmental impact very seriously. Not just in the “Look! We painted everything green for Earth Day!” sort of way, but in meaningful ways that speak to the underlying values of the people who own

 

Going for Green in Lyons

By Kathleen Thurmes
Last week, Eco-Cycle, Environment Colorado, CoPIRG and concerned citizens gathered at Confluence Park in Denver to highlight the dangers associated single-use disposable plastics and to launch a new statewide effort to ban food-grade polystyrene foam containers, one of the worst offenders.

Plastic pollution poses a danger to our planet, our oceans, and our health. That’s why Eco-Cycle is partnering with

 

Two Lyons adventurers, Erica Ellingson and Sarah Catchpole (the “Blister Sisters”), are preparing for a challenging hike. They will be trekking over one hundred miles across the remote and rolling Yorkshire Dales and Moors in the north of England. Why? To raise

 

 

Going for Green in Lyons

By Kathleen Thurmes

While the connections between Zero Waste and social justice issues may not be immediately apparent, it’s important to recognize that every step in the “stuff” life-cycle creates and reinforces a system of winners and losers. Not only do our economic system and modern lifestyles create massive amounts of waste, but they also produce grave social inequalities. From the process of extracting and harvesting raw materials, to the energy (mostly fossil fuels) used to make and transport products, to the landfills and incinerators where waste ends up, we can find workers exploited, communities polluted, and ecosystems damaged.

 

 

Town Of Lyons
Special Board Of Trustees Meeting

5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2016
Shirley F. Johnson Council Chamber
Lyons Town Hall, 432 5th Avenue, Lyons, Colorado

DRAFT AGENDA

Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance

A Reflective Moment of Silence

Approve Agenda

Executive Session pursuant to pursuant to C.R.S. Sections 24-6-402(4)(e) and 24-6-402(4)(b) for the purpose of determining negotiating positions and strategies regarding the Town’s Energy Cost-Savings Contract with Honeywell International, Inc. for the new wastewater treatment plant, and obtaining advice as needed from legal counsel on related legal issues.

Adjournment

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