Will Eagles Slow Recovery Efforts?

It was a pretty “vanilla” Board of Trustee (BOT) meeting Monday night. No ordinances to pass, one mandated public hearing with no speakes, a single resolution, and a special events permit to serve liquor at River Bend. Even the one item on the agenda that could have been riveting, a hearing by the Board of Ethics, became essentially a non-event when Trustee LaVern “Hillary” Johnson elected to “cop a plea,”  and admitted to sending an email to a Town staff member that contained some information

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LCF 2015 Grantees

The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) held a get together Tuesday evening at the Axe & Oar Restaurant to announce and honor the organizations, nonprofits, and groups that were awarded grants for the 2015 cycle. Nineteen different entities were selected and a little over $42,000 was given out. Through their annual Community Support granting cycle, LCF is proud to provide financial support to a variety of worthy projects that improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive

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Budget, Affordable Housing, And Ethics

At the pre-meeting workshop Monday night, the Board of Trustees (BOT) received an update on possible affordable housing on the triangular piece of Town owned property on Railroad Avenue across from the fire station (see Amy Reinholds column in this edition). And since it’s that time of the year, they also heard budget requests from various Town Boards and Commissions. Seems like

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Planning & Community Development Commission Openings

Interested in getting involved in your community? Join the Planning & Community Development Commission (PCDC)! The PCDC is now accepting applications for new members. Responsibilities of PCDC include advise, recommend, and assist the Board of Trustees and Town Staff in matters relating to planning the physical growth of the Town; review recommendations of staff regarding proposals submitted to the Town for annexation, subdivision or other land development; update and follow the

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Mayor Enjoys Junket

Mayor John O’Brien was in our nation’s capital Monday evening trying to straighten out the mess that is our federal government. Actually, he was giving a presentation on resiliency, so Mayor Pro-Tem Connie Sullivan wielded the gavel at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in his stead. In a pre-meeting workshop the Trustees received a presentation from CU-Denver students on municipal campus design concepts (ideas for public works/town hall facilities), and they also had a

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