Library District Taxes Clarified

By Mark Browning   
After recent Town Board and town meeting presentations about the Lyons Regional Library District, several inquiries have been received about details of the proposed tax to fund the library district.  This article will attempt to clarify the situation.

Prior to the flood, the Library District Board of Trustees certified ballot language setting a maximum of 5.85 mills of taxing authority to fund the district.  That amount (which could not be changed after submission) was selected because it was slightly less than average for similar-sized Colorado library districts.  It was also projected to be enough to pay start-up costs (election costs, plus hiring accountants and attorneys), to fund interim library operations and to pay for initial phases of building a new library/resource center (final site review and acquisition, hire architects).

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Displace Voters' Balots Will be Mailed Early

In an effort to make sure displaced voters receive a ballot for the upcoming election, the Boulder County Elections Division will mail ballots early to areas of the county affected by flooding. The Clerk & Recorder’s office plans to mail ballots beginning Wednesday to 2,741 residents of Jamestown and Lyons, towns that were especially devastated by floods in mid-September.The 2013 Coordinated Election, set for Tuesday, November 5, is being conducted by mail ballot with several voter service and polling centers throughout the county. If a voter can still receive mail at their regular address, they should receive a ballot. However, if a displaced voter is not receiving mail, or they have forwarded their mail to a new address

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Rebuild Lyons - One Life At A Time Campaign Kicks Off Oct. 12

“Rebuild Lyons – One Life at a Time” is very happy to announce the beginning of its campaign to provide direct grant assistance to residents of the greater Lyons area who have been impacted by the recent devastating floods. 

The Lyons Community Foundation (“LCF”) and the Lyons Community Basic Needs and Emergency Fund (“LCBNEF”), fiscally sponsored by Lyons Community Church, have established the “Rebuild Lyons – One Life at a Time” fund in the wake of the devastating flood that began on the night of September 11, 2013. 

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Displace Voters' Ballots Will be Mailed Early

In an effort to make sure displaced voters receive a ballot for the upcoming election, the Boulder County Elections Division will mail ballots early to areas of the county affected by flooding. The Clerk & Recorder’s office plans to mail ballots beginning Wednesday to 2,741 residents of Jamestown and Lyons, towns that were especially devastated by floods in mid-September.The 2013 Coordinated Election, set for Tuesday, November 5, is being conducted by mail ballot with several voter service and polling centers throughout the county. If a voter can still receive mail at their regular address, they should receive a ballot. However, if a displaced voter is not receiving mail, or they have forwarded their mail to a new address

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Rebuild Lyons - One Life At A Time

By Chrystal DeCoster

The Lyons Community Foundation’s focus, as well that of the entire Lyons community, took a sharp turn on September 12.
With chairperson Dr. Liz Erley’s direction, the organization quickly shifted into urgent fundraising mode. Through the “Donate Now” button on their website, the LCF has gleaned over $200,000 to date.

The presently postponed 2013 LCF Gala and Grants Dinner, originally slated to be Hawaiian-themed and held at Lionscrest Manor on November 8th, was

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Town of Lyons Conducting an Emergency Siren Test

The Boulder County Sheriffs’ Department will be conducting a test of the emergency siren warning system in Lyons. This test is scheduled to take place at 12 p.m. Friday, October 11.

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Progress Being Made

By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

Date Line: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

No one should have to be told the situation in Lyons is mercurial. Things, situations, and information are changing daily; sometimes hourly. This makes it a little challenging when it comes to putting out a “weekly” paper. But here goes.

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