We are cautiously optimistic about the initial results. The initial results show 783 Ballots were cast with 474 Yes, 309 No. That is a margin of 165 votes, or 61%. There will be a hand count audit tomorrow by the Board of Elections, and an audit of the Absentee Ballots on Thursday. We look forward to receiving the final results. We believe this was an informed ballot, and we look forward to working with the Village and the Town in moving forward in this process. A more formal press release will be released after the Absentee Ballots are counted and certified on Thursday.
As we move forward, we ask everyone to review our initial VISION STATEMENT and help us work to achieve that as we now come together to engage our Village and Town Officials to begin the process of dissolution and working to re-unite our community:
Our vision is to create a community where taxes are reasonable and fairly shared, restrictions on business development and personal property are reasonable and as minimal as possible, and the government that represents us is responsive to us and treats us equally and fairly. We believe that Lyons is a community that encompasses all of the village and town of Lyons. Dissolving the village of Lyons will not result in the loss of our history, heritage, culture, or common beliefs. The benefits of a unified government may better prepare our community to attract businesses and citizens to live here. We will have one set of zoning rules, codes, and laws that are predictable and not overly burdonsome. We will have a more equitable distribution of costs that will benefit everyone as they tend to be more involved in the process of government. Our public services will be unified in purchasing and efficiency, thus eliminating waste that hurts those on fixed budgets. Together, we can unite under one government and work to solve our issues.