Planning & Zoning
The Planning Commission meets once a month to deal with important issues related to land use, including, community revitalization, infrastructure, housing, transportation, environmental protection, and land preservation.
Through land use planning, jurisdictions work with residents and other stakeholders through a collaborative process the Planning Commission is to articulate how the community will look and function in the future.
Board of Zoning Appeals
The Board of Zoning Appeals' purpose is to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of Lyons residents, and to minimize losses resulting from periodic inundation or flooding. They are authorized to do the following:
- Restrict or prohibit uses which are dangerous to health, safety, or property in times of flooding or cause undue increases in flood heights or velocities.
- Require uses vulnerable to floods, including public facilities which serve such uses, be provided with flood protection at the time of construction
- Protect individuals from buying lands which are unsuited for intended purposes because of flood hazards
- and; Assure that eligibility is maintained for property owners in the community to purchase flood insurance in the National Flood Insurance Program.