Lyons Flood 2013; Archived Information

For past information about flooding in Lyons, please refer to this page on the Town of Lyons website. The more current information will be posted in ascending order, starting from the top and scrolling down.

The Boulder County Emergency Operations Center is activated for the 2013 Boulder County Flood and will continue to respond to emergencies within Boulder County. Check the OEM websiteexternal link icon, OEM Facebook page or @BoulderOEM on Twitter for updates. The Boulder County OEM Community Call Center number is: 303-413-7730.

President Obama has issued a Major Disaster Declaration for Boulder County. People affected by the flood, even if they have flood insurance, should register with FEMA immediately by calling 1-800-621-3362. No matter how big or small the damage is, please report it with FEMA. This applies to all Town of Lyons residents that are affected by the loss of municipal utilities.

Below are past articles that have been posted on the Town of Lyons website. The heading of each will display the date it was posted along with topic discussed in each post. Please refer to the Town home page for more current articles.


 

Volunteer or Volunteer Assistance Information

If you would like to volunteer, donate or if you need assistance please visit www.lyonsvolunteers.org or www.lyonsfightsback.org

Century Link:  Century Link announced that it is upgrading its broadband network to fiber in Lyons and they will be able to offer download speeds up to three times faster. They expect construction to be done by the end of February.    

Electric Rate Charges:   The November utility bills did not reflect the adjustment to winter rates, which are .02 per kwh less than the summer rates.  The December utility bills will reflect a credit adjustment made for the extra usage charge.  

Water Hydrants:  Please be aware that the Town of Lyons has water hydrants open and running continuously on Horizon Drive and on McConnell Drive. There will also be a hydrant opening once utilities are turned on in the Eagle Canyon Subdivision.  This is intentional and there is no need to alert town staff. The hydrants are running in an effort to protect the water pumps. The Town normally operates a closed water system.  This means when the water tank level drops, the water pumps turn on and refill our water tank. Because of the damage to the Town infrastructure, we are now having to use a pressure water system until all pipes are repaired and the tank can be filled. In order to relieve some of the strain to the pumps we are running 2 out of the 3 pumps constantly and alternating the pumps.

Until permanent infrastructure has been installed, there will be fluctuations in the water pressure. In the meantime, pressure from the pump station has been stabilized as much as possible to accommodate temporary water lines.

Utility Base Fees:

Town of Lyons utility customers will receive a bill for the water and sewer base fees regardless of utility usage. The base fees are set up to cover the cost of infrastructure and to maintain the plant and pipes.  The base fee is also a requirement of the bond covenants that we hold in the water utility.

Utilities Timeline

Ewald & West 5th Ave.: Residents in these areas can anticipate sewer, water and gas on November 16th.  BOIL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THIS AREA UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Eagle Canyon: Residents in this area can anticipate sewer, water and gas next Friday, November 22nd, if all goes as scheduled.

Apple Valley: Residents in these areas can anticipate sewer, water and gas between December 9th and December 23rd.

Confluence Area: Is a case by case basis depending on how houses are tagged. If your house has a yellow or green sticker you can be anticipate water, sewer, and gas  November 22nd  -  November 29th. You will need to have your house inspected and can be done by contacting Edward Kean. If your house has a red tag, utilities will not be able to be provided to your house at this time. It is also advised for this part of town that before utilities are restored to your house that you have your sewer line snaked or a camera inspected. This can be done by a plumber. This is verifying that your lines are not clogged, if your lines are clogged it will cause the sewer/water to backup inside your house.  

*Bottled water is available at the Disaster Assistance Center for residents that are still without potable water. 

Town Hall: Town staff will be transitioning back to 432 5th Ave. starting November 22nd.  The Board of Trustees has authorized closing Town Hall November 25-29th to allow staff time to move and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with their families.

Pipe Water:  Pipe water from the Town of Lyons it will be available starting December 2nd.


 

Town of Lyons Community Meeting

 The Town of Lyons will hold a community Thursday, November 14th at Rogers Hall from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. to discuss current progress and next steps in flood recovery.


 

Town Update 11/13/13

Water Hydrants:

Please be aware that the Town of Lyons has water hydrants open and running continuously on Horizon Drive and on McConnell Drive. This is intentional and there is no need to alert town staff. The hydrants are running in an effort to protect the water pumps. The Town normally operates a closed water system.  This means when the water tank level drops, the water pumps turn on and refill our water tank. Because of the damage to the Town infrastructure, we are now having to use a pressure water system until all pipes are repaired and the tank can be filled. In order to relieve some of the strain to the pumps we are running 2 out of the 3 pumps constantly and alternating the pumps.

Until permanent infrastructure has been installed, there will be fluctuations in the water pressure. In the mean time, pressure from the pump station has been stabilized as much as possible to accommodate temporary water lines.

Utility Base Fees:

Town of Lyons utility customers will receive a bill for the water and sewer base fees regardless of utility usage. The base fees are set up to cover the cost of infrastructure and to maintain the plant and pipes.  The base fee is also a requirement of the bond covenants that we hold in the water utility.

Utilities Timeline

Ewald: Residents in these areas can anticipate sewer, water and gas on November 16th.  Plan on boiling water initially.
Eagle Canyon: Residents in these areas can anticipate sewer, water and gas between November 18th  and November 27th .

Apple Valley: Residents in these areas can anticipate sewer, water and gas between November 27th  and December 9th .

*Bottled water is available at the Disaster Assistance Center

 


 

Update from the Town of Lyons October 15, 2013

Ewald Neighborhood will receive electricity Friday morning

Important Information for Town of Lyons residents regarding port-o-lets

The Town of Lyons has made port-o-lets available for residents staying in town, until water and sewer services are restored. The Town will attempt to locate at least one port-o-let per street or cul de sac as it is able. Although there may not be one directly in front of your home, there will be one within walking distance.

Please do not move the port-o-lets yourself. If you move the port-o-lets yourself, the toilets will not be serviced, because it will not be on the designated route of the waste management company. If you want a port-o-let for your personal use, you are free to pay for one yourself or with a group, as you feel comfortable.

Toilets are being serviced twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays.

State Patrol road checkpoints on Highway 36 (N.71st/N. St.Vrain) and on the Larimer County side at the 10.75 mile marker of Highway 36

The road between the two checkpoints will be closed for all residents from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m. Residents are being told by CDOT flaggers that when they leave their residences, that they will not be able to get back into their homes until after 7 p.m.  The only vehicles allowed on the road between the checkpoints and these hours will be the personnel working on fixing the road.

CDOT and the Army National Guard are working on the pilot car program schedule and that should hopefully be in place by the end of this week or early next week.  The times for ingress and egress (residents only) are still unknown but will be dependent on the Guards work progress.



Residential Debris Management begins Friday, October 4

The Town of Lyons and Boulder County have engaged a contractor to remove flood related debris from public rights-of-way and public properties. This work is intended for reimbursement under the FEMA Public Assistance Program. Residents should place residential flood debris on public rights-of-way without blocking travel lanes or drainage ways.

 Debris should be separated into piles, if practical, by vegetative, appliances, electronics, household, and construction and demolition debris. Commercial debris is not eligible under this program. If residents hire contractors to move debris, the private contractor should haul this debris for disposal. Hazardous waste will not be collected at this time; please do not set it out.

 Debris collection will begin Friday, October 4 around 5th Avenue/Park/Evans/Prospect area. Please avoid parking your car on these roads to better facilitate debris removal. Debris management will continue through October 18 throughout flood-affected areas of town.

 Your cooperation with this program is appreciated. 


 


 

NEW SUPPLIES AVAILABLE IN LYONS

Snacks, granola, microwave meals, fleece blankets, power washers, boxes, plastic totes, blankets, clothing, laundry detergent, dish soap, bleach, hand sanitizer, trash cans, trash bags, and many other household goods are available in Town to all Lyons Area Residents thanks to The Convoy of Hope, Red Cross and others via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 


 

Update for Monday, September 30, 2013

The Lyons Town Board meetingwill be held tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the City of Longmont Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO. It will streamed live athttp://www.longmontchannel.com/

Due to the recent flooding and corresponding damage to Lyons Parks and Facilities, the Town of Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events will be cancelling all recreational programming and special events unless otherwise indicated.  Plans for the Annual Halloween Parade (Saturday, October 27) and Annual Holiday Parade of Lights and Fireworks Show (Saturday, December 7) are being coordinated and we hope to host these community favorites with scaled-back activities.  Should you have questions regarding programs or events, please call (303-823-6622) or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the department.

NOTICE:  Both Bohn and Meadow Parks are CLOSED indefinitely due to recent flood damage.  Hazardous conditions exist.  Only authorized personnel are permitted until further notice.  All public are to remain out of these areas as posted.

Attention Park Street Residents:

Work will continue this week on Park Street to install water and sewer lines as part of the 2013 Capital Improvement Plan.

A Lyons Business Recovery Meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Lifebridge Church, Highway 66, Longmont, CO. All Lyons business owners are invited to attend this meeting.

 

Update from the Town of Lyons; Friday, September 27


  • Your smoke alarm batteries may need replacing since power has been out. Bring 9 volt batteries with you when come back to Lyons to visit your home.
  • Building permits for flood related damage will be available starting Tuesday, Monday, Oct. 1 at Lyons Town Hall (currently housed in the Lyons Elementary School).
  • FedEx and UPS deliveries will be allowed in Lyons, north of Broadway, beginning Monday, Sept. 30.
  • For information regarding protecting your water pipes from freezing, click here.
  • For the most recent updated school bus schedule for Lyons, click here.
  • Please bring in your own water if you plan to power wash your flood-damaged home. Water available in Lyons is very limited and is for personal hygiene and consumption. 
  • If you notice trees in the public right-of-way that have been marked with blue tape, these trees have identified as dangerous, due to instability from the flood. Please stay away from these trees. If you own trees that were affected by the flood, you may want to have them inspected by an expert to determine the stability of your trees. Trees on private property have not been looked at by inspectors.
  • The Lyons Community Church will conduct a service this Sunday morning at 10 a.m.
  • Patagonia will be in Lyons Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to give out coats and other items to emergency responders and Lyons residents. They will be located at Sandstone Park.
  • A video of the Community Meeting conducted at Lifebridge Church Thursday, Sept. 26 will be posted on www.townoflyons.com as soon as it is available.
  • Lyons Depot Library Books may be dropped off at the Elementary School, 338 High Street.
  • The Town of Lyons Meadow and Bohn Parks have been closed to the public due to hazardous conditions.
  • Free wifi will be available at Sandstone Park beginning Friday, Sept. 27.

Distaster Recovery Center reducing hours beginning Friday, September 27


Vehicle access passes will continue to be distributed at the Longmont Disaster Recovery Center located at the Twin Peaks Mall, on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please check here again to see the schedule for pass distribution next week.


UPDATE; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Attention Lyons Business Owners:

On Tuesday, October 1, from 5:30-7:30 PM, there will be a Lyons Business Community Meeting held at LifeBridge Church. Please come and tell us what you need from the Town and the Chamber to re-open your business in Lyons, get an update on guidelines from the Town for operating your business during the recovery, and to get news on financial funding avenues being establishes by the Economic Development Council and the Chamber.

 

UPDATE; SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Limited Vehicle Access: To Continue Until Further Notice

Lyons residents do not need an access pass as they can continue to use an ID or utility bill to go through the check point. Non-residents that need to get into Lyons must obtain a pass to enter Town. This includes; contractors, insurance agents/adjusters and employees of Lyons businesses. These individuals must be able to produce evidence that they are working in Lyons. Evidence could include a work order or a letter/email from a resident, or any other relevant documentation. Home or business owners can also have another vehicle(s) follow them into Town through the checkpoint if necessary. Passes will be available today at the Disaster Recovery Center in Longmont, located at the Twin Peaks Mall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and will also be distributed Monday through Friday next week. Hours for next week will be posted tomorrow (Sunday, 29th). Contractors or insurance agents are allowed access from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. The current curfew for residents is 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. These policies will continue to be evaluated by the Boulder County Sheriffs' Office and will remain in place until further notice.

 

 

 LYONS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT; PRESS RELEASE, SEPTEMBER 25 

Please clickHEREto see a press release from the Lyons Fire Protection District Fire Chief Jj Hoffman.

This press release from Chief Hoffman explains the current challenges and potential hazards that the Town of Lyons and overall District is currently facing. Many questions in regard to public safety and utilities are addressed in this release.

 

 

 

 

 

 Residential and Business Clean-up Update Monday, September 23

Damage assessments continued today building the database which facilitates recovery work crews heading to affected homes and businesses. Damage assessments of all homes within town are scheduled for completion on or before Wednesday. You don’t need to be at your home during these assessments.

Recovery work continued today with several homes completed by TeamRubiconUSA.org. In addition, three other no-cost volunteer groups will begin recovery work on Tuesday; http://www.SamaritansPurse.org/http://www.ChristianAidMinistries.org/, and http://www.ConvoyofHope.org/.

Two additional no-cost organizations are in the vetting pipeline and scheduled to start Tuesday.

Team Rubicon is based at the Longmont Home Depot parking lot. This is the second best place to approve recovery work orders if you did not engage them first at your home. Another approach would be to leave your contact info at the Temporary Town Hall (at Lyons Elementary School) for Team Rubicon to get in touch with you.

Update on Town of Lyons Access for Residents, Businesses, and Contractors, Monday, September 23

Access passes for business owners, employees and contractors (insurance agents/adjusters & contractors) will continue to be distributed this week at the  Disaster Assistance Center at the Twin Peaks Mall, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please scroll down to see full information and requirements for access passes.

UPDATE: Sunday, September 22

Mayor Julie Van Domelen has requested Team Rubicon to assist with no-cost help for your home's recovery.  This group specializes in disaster relief on a national basis. (see TeamRubiconUSA.org)  They've assessed over 100 Lyons homes already and will be continuing on Monday enabling mud removal, furniture moving, removal of damaged carpeting and drywall, and basic mold remediation by vetted and insured aid groups for those who want it. Many damaged homes in Lyons will be assessed in the next few days and you don't need to be home. However; you will be able to authorize work for your home at their tent at the Longmont Home Depot parking lot or in town at the Temporary Lyons Town Hall at the Lyons Elementary School. You do not need to go out and find individual assistance. Here is Julie's recent Facebook posting expanding on this subject:

"Organized humanitarian relief is now in Lyons Colorado. Yesterday, with the help of Foothills United Way, Team Rubicon volunteers were in Town going door to door in the most affected neighborhoods contacting homeowners, assessing cleanup and debris removal needs. They covered 100 homes and entered 25 work orders into a computerized system that then can be accessed not only by them but other humanitarian organizations. The humanitarian organizations do this work at no charge to the homeowners. They will be back on Monday not only to continue the assessments but to start the real work of helping folks get the muck out of their homes, prevent mold, remove hazards and get their homes 'contractor ready'. There are many groups that want to help with cleanup. They must be registered with www.helpcoloradonow.org. Foothills United Way along with Jeremy Matsen at Town Hall and local Edward Kean on site in the neighborhoods who are coordinating who goes where to avoid chaos, ensure safety and make sure as many homes and businesses can be helped as quickly as possible.

Please note, you are not required to accept this assistance. There are private firms that also do this. Even with this help, please remember to take photos, get in touch with your insurance adjuster and the FEMA adjuster. Humanitarian assistance does not replace this process. If you are working on your houses yourself please remember to wear masks, boots, gloves and wash thoroughly. These sites can be dangerous to your health.

Team Rubicon workers can be recognized by their shirts with a red and white logo. Check out www.teamrubiconusa.org for their inspiring story of disaster relief.

HEALTH ALERT:

In and around water-damaged homes, you'll want to wear a respirator mask (designated "N95") to protect yourself from respiratory illness. E.coli bacteria is possible in ground water and dust. Boots, gloves and careful bathing will go a long way towards maintaining your health.  Tetanus shots are highly recommended

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Update on Town of Lyons Access for Residents, Businesses, and Contractors

Lyons, Colorado - The Town of Lyons has developed procedures for allowing Lyons residents, businesses, and contractors in and out of town limits. Beginning Monday, Sept. 23, a traffic checkpoint will be operational 24/7.

Minimizing non-essential traffic will help accelerate the county’s/town’s recovery and repair efforts. Therefore, the Town of Lyons kindly requests that trips in and out by residents and authorized contractors be done only on an essential as-needed basis only.

Passes for business owners, employees and contractors (insurance agents/adjusters & contractors) can be obtained Monday, Sept. 23 at the Disaster Assistance Center at the Twin Peaks Mall, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Residents

As of 2 p.m. on Saturday, resident/business passes into Lyons were no longer available for pick-up at Lifebridge Church in Longmont. Beginning Monday, Sept. 23, Lyons residents and businesses will no longer be required to obtain a pass to access the town and surrounding county areas.

Residents must provide proof of address/residence in at least one of two forms:

  •      Driver’s License; or
  •      Utility bill

Residents are strongly encouraged to minimize their travel as much as possible. The town requests that most residential trips take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., but residents who work night shifts or come in after hours will be accommodated.

Insurance Agents, Adjusters & Contractors (For Private Homes & Businesses)

Beginning Monday, Sept. 23, insurance agents and adjusters will be provided access to Lyons from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Before working in Lyons, these groups will need to visit the Disaster Assistance Center at the Twin Peaks Mall (1250 Hover St.) in Longmont to pick up a permit. They may be required to provide the following information:

  •      Address of the work to be performed;
  •      Contractor/business license (state & Town of Lyons);
  •      Letter from the Lyons resident or business that has hired the agent/contractor; and
  •      Proof of insurance.
  •      Other documentation

Contractors with “official business” in Lyons (e.g., working with the town or county to make repairs) may be allowed into and out of Lyons outside of the normal checkpoint hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contractors who circumvent the checkpoint or approval process or contractors that are found soliciting work within Lyons will risk losing their permit.

Business Owners/Employees

Town of Lyons buisness owners and employees that reside outside of Lyons planning area will be asked to visit the Disaster Assistance Center at the Twin Peaks Mall (1250 Hover St.) in Longmont to pick up a permit. They will be asked to provide the following information:

  •      Town of Lyons Business License (Owner)
  •      Verbal or Written Verification of Employment (Employees)

 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

The State of Lyons Community Meeting, which will be conducted Thursday, September 19 at 7 p.m. from the City of Longmont Offices, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, will be broadcast on Longmont's Channel 8. It will also be streamed live at this link:

 http://www.longmontchannel.com/


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18; 6:30 P.M.

Update from the Town of Lyons, September 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m. (lots of information, keep scrolling)Public Information Meeting on Lyons, Thursday September 19, 7:00pm in Longmont There will be a State of Lyons" public information meeting tomorrow, Thursday Sept 19 at 7:00pm at the Longmont City Council at 350 Kimbark Street (go in through double glass doors and head down stairs). Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen and Boulder County Sheriff's Deputies Kevin Parker and Nick Goldberger and other will be giving a briefing on the status of Lyons. The meeting may be streamed on Channel 8 in Longmont, to be confirmed. Attention: For those still in Lyons, there will continue to be the community briefings in the morning in Town. Be aware that if you leave town, you will require the appropriate pass to get back in. The same information in the “State of Lyons” meeting will also be presented at your local 9:00am Standstone Park briefings.Access to Town Reminder: passes will be available at Lifebridge Church, Hwy 66, Longmont, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. You can come pick your pass any day, not just the day you are going in on. On the day you go, vehicle access for businesses is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For residents, it is noon-2 p.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m. You can stay from noon to 7:30 p.m if necessary. The entrance and exit times are so that we can coordinate access with other entities such as the school district and contractors so we don’t overload the checkpoint.

Clean, new boxes have been donated to Lyons residents and businesses to help you in the moving process. They have been delivered to the Lyons Elementary School gym. Entrance to the gym is from Stickney Street (north side of building). The gym will be open at 8 a.m. – 6pm everyday through Saturday.

Reminder: The Town of Lyons would like to stick to the neighborhood schedule as much as feasibly possible (if you got a pass early this morning that does not correspond with your neighborhood day either go in the day you have or go the Lifebridge and change to your designated neighborhood day. This is for your safety as well as to give the crews working in Town the ability to get their work done. Business owners may obtain passes each day for access from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is to allow businesses to pack up inventory, tidy the space, pictures for insurance, secure the building etc. Check point access times for residents are from noon to 2 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. People can enter at 2 p.m. and stay until 7:30 p.m. if need be. The concern is to keep people off the roads during prime construction travel time. Residents south of the River, Lyons Valley Park, Lyons Valley Village, Ewald, Meily and Evans, Park and Prospect will have access to town tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 19. Passes are still available. Access will be one car at a time across 5th Avenue bridge and around from the west side of town down to that area. There will be flaggers and emergency responders who will be guiding you. Residents from Eagle Canyon, Indian Lookout Road will have access on Friday. Correction: Apple Valley Road residents are able to obtain passes at Lifebridge for unincorporated Boulder County access. Residents from central, old town, downtown, Steamboat Valley, Horizon, Vasquez, Mountain View, First Avenue, will all be able to access town on Saturday. Expect delays. Bring water, snacks, full tank of gas. Port-a-potties are available in Town. Under no circumstance should you flush or pour water down and plumbing drain or toilet in Lyons There are 2 dumpsters at the library that will be emptied every day. Bring plastic bags and boxes that can help you trash from your house to the dumpsters. Consider sitting down tonight and mentally going through what you need to take. Important files, extra sets of keys, work needs, social security numbers for FEMA registry, school stuff for the kids, medical needs, extra checks, cell phone chargers, etc. etc. Go in organized for action.

Town of Lyons Update September 18, 2013; 10 A.M.

Resident passes for people who are displaced and need to come back to their homes to pick up valuables and secure their homes, are available for pick up at Lifebridge as well.

Lyons will have volunteers staffing tables at Lifebridge Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; Sept. 19 20, and 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents who have houses in Lyons Valley Park, Ewald Street, Evans, Park and Prospect, can pick up a pass for Thursday. Residents who live in Eagle Canyon can pick up a pass for Friday, and residents of central Lyons, old town, downtown, and Stone Canyon can pick up a pass for Saturday. There will be one pass per household available for every home in Lyons. Unincorporated Boulder County residents can pick up a pass at Lifebridge from the Boulder County Sheriff’s officers there. Those passes are good for one trip in and one trip out each day.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2013

The Town of Lyons is preparing to distribute temporary passes to residents and business owners to access their homes and businesses for a short period of time beginning Wednesday and going through Friday. These passes will allow displaced residents to enter their homes, remove any remaining valuable items and secure the buildings. Business owners will be able to remove inventory and other valuable items they have not been able to access prior to this week.

Passes will be issued according to neighborhood and each neighborhood will be assigned one day to access the town. There will be two time periods on your assigned day when people may use their pass to access their residence or place of business, or to leave the disaster area and return with supplies. Do not go to any other place of business or any other residence than your own. If you are caught at some place other than your own residence, your pass will be confiscated.

This is not the time to bring in contractors or insurance agents. If possible, the Town will issue passes next week in a similar fashion for these types of visits.

It is imperative that Town contractors are able to access Highway 36 to restore electric lines and water transmission lines and these contractors take first priority. As more work is completed, it is possible that a different system will be put in place that will allow additional access. There is no estimate of when a new system will be adopted.

The Town of Lyons Government is relocating to the Lyons Elementary School. The Town cannot function in full capacity until phones and computers are up and running, which will take a couple of days.

It is very important that people who are still staying in Lyons stop using all toilets. Sewer lines are full of rocks and debris and sewage will begin coming up in your homes.

The Town is securing National Guard for neighborhood security for the foreseeable future.

Below please find information from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.       

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office

Boulder County Colorado

ACCESS RULES FOR UNINCORPORATED BOULDER COUNTY AREAS ABOVE LYONS

Effective: Tuesday 9/17/2013(subject to change)

  1. Safety for you and others is the priority. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY and watch for pedestrians, workers and heavy equipment moving from all directions. Be aware and careful of loose footing and unstable structures and formations. Wildlife patterns are also impacted so beware of rattle snakes.
  2. If you are fully self sufficient at your residence (water, sewer/septic, power) and it is safe you can stay at your house overnight. Otherwise you must exit the area before dark.
  3. Please limit your travel in and out of the area to one time per day. We will be able to expand this in the future but for now we need moderate traffic as much as possible
  4. You are to travel directly to your property only. You are not allowed to move to other places in the restricted area. Ignoring this will result in loss of your pass.
  5. When traveling through the Town of Lyons DO NO STOP AND DO NOT ASK FOR ANY ASSISTANCE WITH ANYTHING FROM THE WORKERS IN TOWN WITH THE EXCEPTION OF LIFE THREATNING EMERGENCIES.
  6. If your residence is served by the Town of Lyons sewer system DO NOT DO ANYTHING TO PUT ANY LOAD ON THE SYSTEM. THIS INCLUDES ALL USES INCLUDING TOILETS, SINKS, TUBS etc.
  7. Please understand that as the situation progresses we may need to modify this program and/or restrict travel at certain times. We very much appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to re-open the community.