Letters To The Editor

Economic sustainability supports spirit of Lyons

Dear Editor,

A couple of years ago, the Lyons Recorder was full of articles about the Town’s disappearing revenues and the dire need for budget cuts and new revenue sources. It seems the Town had been keeping its budget balanced by charging large fees for each new home built; this kept the population growing (and needing additional services), but could only last as long as there was land available for building new homes (assuming there was financing available for both the developers and the potential home buyers, which there was before the “housing bubble” burst).

In the long process of updating the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, we heard repeatedly that in order for Lyons to be economically sustainable, it would be necessary to move to a more stable economic base.

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