Lyon County has recently added historic 1938 Air Photos, as well as 2015 Spring Air Photos to our Interactive Mapping Application.
The 1938 air photos may be viewed here
The 2015 air photos may be viewed here
1938 Air Photo
2015 Air Photo
Update: PUBLIC NOTICE
Spring Road Restrictions will be removed April 22, 2015 for most Lyon County highways. Signs remaining in place will dictate legal weight limits. Please contact the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205 with any questions.
Lyon County is announcing that truck spring load restrictions will be starting on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. for all Lyon County Highways.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the starting date of spring load restrictions in the SOUTH FROST ZONES starting on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12:01 a.m.
In general, spring load restrictions on local roads (county, city and township roads) follow the same dates as the State Trunk Highways, however any local road can be restricted at any time during the year so long as the restricted load limit is posted. This depends on the condition of the roads. The local road authority can keep spring restrictions on longer if they deem them necessary.
The Lyon County 2015 Spring Load Restriction map can be viewed at the Lyon County website at www.lyonco.org.
Please contact the Lyon County Highway Department at (507) 532-8205 for further information.
Lyon County has designated its official website for 2015 as www.lyonco.org. Official publication of Advertisements for Bids of transportation construction projects will be done on the official website.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) conducted a Waste Characterization Study in 2013. The study revealed that 40% of the material delivered as garbage to Lyon County Regional Landfill is actually recyclable! The MPCA stated that Lyon County has a well-structured residential recycling program, coordinated by the Lyon County Environmental Office (507) 532-8210.
Statewide, recyclables heading to landfills cost an estimated $217 million each year in lost economic value - in that recyclable materials could have been sold and turned into new products. Improvements in commercial and businesses recycling in the county would provide increased recycling rates. A survey was sent out to commercial entities in the county to determine the feasibility of developing a commercial recycling program. The survey results are included in the attachment at the end of this article.
Weather conditions can occasionally effect landfill operations, especially in the case of high winds; which can result in litter nuisance problems for adjacent landowners, and can increase the operational costs of the landfill. For this reason, the Lyon County Regional Landfill has a closure policy for litter control. Please contact the Lyon County Environmental Administrator for more information on this policy. If current conditions are not visible, please call the landfill at (507) 865-4615 during normal operation hours for more information.