Town of Lyons
Lyons is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 5,682 at the 2010 census. Originally known as "The Forks," the town is named after Lyon, France, and was formed from the Town of Sodus in 1811.
The Town of Lyons is in the south-central part of the county and contains a hamlet also named Lyons, formerly a village. It is located on the Erie Canal and is the county seat of Wayne County. New York State Route 14 and New York State Route 31 intersect in the hamlet of Lyons.
Lyons is part of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. The Erie Canal was completed as far as Lyons by 1821. Erie Canal Lock 28A is located just west of the bridge on Dry Dock Road, off N.Y. Route 31. It was built around 1913 and has a lift of 19.5 feet (5.85 m) to the west.
The Town of Lyons is governed by an elected executive (Town Supervisor) and elected Boards of Trustees. Please visit the appropriate pages to assist in communications between Lyons' residents and the officials representing them.
The public is invited to attend all meetings. The Town Board holds regular monthly meetings on the last Wednesday at 6:30 PM.
Archived meeting minutes are also available at the Town Hall.
The Lyons Town Hall contains the offices of the:
Town Code Enforcement