The Lyons Holiday Lighting Contest Is Back!
The Lyons Holiday Lighting Contest returns for its 7th year!
Let’s bring lots of holiday cheer and light up the night for all to enjoy!
You can submit your favorite to be sure it gets on the list.
The Mayor will make the rounds with his helpers in tow.
The display that brings a twinkle to their eyes will win the coveted prize!
The winner will be announced on December 21st.
SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL
The City of Lyons was recently awarded Safe Routes to School planning assistance from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Through this program, School District staff, City staff, and ODOT are working together to create a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Plan that identifies street improvements near Mari-Linn Elementary School to support students and families in walking and rolling to school safely. The SRTS Plan will also recommend opportunities for education and engagement to promote walking and rolling to school. Planners from Alta Planning + Design, an active transportation consulting firm, is guiding the planning process.
The project team has been collaborating remotely to identify and prioritize safety needs within a mile of the school. The team will host a socially-distant walk audit to observe student arrival. The team and community members will also document the walking and biking conditions around the school area.
This spring, the team will identify SRTS construction, education, and engagement recommendations and complete the SRTS Plan.
We need your help to make the City of Lyons SRTS Plan a success. Please share your experiences traveling to school and your ideas for reducing barriers for students walking and biking. You can participate in several ways:
- Share feedback using our interactive online map. Tell us about your experiences getting to and from school using our interactive online map. Your feedback will inform where we should prioritize safety improvements. By sharing your feedback, you’ll be entered to win a walking or rolling safety pack ($50 value).
Link to the online map: ODOT SRTS Project Interactive Map
- Join us for a school walk audit and community meeting on Tuesday, November 9th! On November 9th, 2021, the project team will host a walk audit at Mari-Linn Elementary School to document the walking and biking conditions around the school area. This will be a morning session to observe student arrival. This walk audit will be physically-distant, group sizes will be limited, and masks will be required for all participants according to state guidelines.
Please contact Micki Valentine if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org| (503) 859-2167
Linn County Sheriff’s Report
BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBER NEEDED
The City of Lyons has one position open on the Budget Committee. The budget committee meets once a year, usually in May. A second meeting may be needed. This is the perfect opportunity for someone with little time to spare but would like to become more familiar with the city.
This is a voluntary position. Learn more about it:
Ready to give it a go? Please complete the application and submit to Lyons City Hall 449 5th St., Lyons OR 97358.
If you have questions, please give us a call (503) 859-2167.
The SANTIAM SERVICE INTEGRATION TEAM is available for those who need assistance with things such as basic household items, food, formula, picking up prescriptions. This program serves as a safety net by facilitating resources and information for individuals and families who live within the North Santiam School District, Santiam Canyon School District, and Cascade School District. 503-409-3652 email@example.com
SEPTIC SYSTEM NEED REPAIR?
DEQ & Craft3 are working together to provide funding assistance to low income property owners.
For more information visit their website at: Craft3
There have been recent sightings of cougars in the John Neal Park area. To learn more about cougars, visit the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife’s website: Cougar Information
Join us for a school walk audit and community meeting on Tuesday, November 9th! On November 9th, 2021, the project team will host a walk audit at Mari-Linn Elementary School to document the walking and biking conditions around the school area. This will be a morning session to observe student arrival. This walk audit will be physically-distant, group sizes will be limited, and masks will be required for all participants according to state guidelines.