Enhanced Safety With Construction of Diverging Diamond Interchange at  US 36/McCaslin
After a full year of operation in 2016, the new US 36/McCaslin Diverging Diamond Interchange has provided safety benefits envisioned by the Town when the project was approved for construction.  By reducing conflict points, lowering speeds and incorporating innovative features, the unique design was engineered to provide a safer interchange configuration than a conventional diamond interchange design which allow higher risk left turns crossing oncoming traffic.   CLICK HERE for a chart showing the number of annual crashes at US 36/McCaslin, which includes the north and south crossover intersections along with the nearby McCaslin/Marshall Road intersection.

The average number of crashes per year in the interchange area was approximately 28 per year from 2011 to 2013 – with an increase to about 35 per year during the construction of the interchange over 2014-15.  The interchange was converted to the new diverging diamond configuration in October, 2015, but all lanes weren’t open to full operation until early January, 2016.  During 2016, there were 18 crashes at the interchange and McCaslin/Marshall Road intersection.  This represents a 36% crash reduction compared with the pre-construction annual average.

More importantly, the severity of crashes has been greatly reduced.  In fact, there were no reported crashes involving injuries in 2016, compared with a total of 14 injury crashes in the 2012 to 2015 period, which had an average of 3.5 injury crashes per year.  Most of the crashes at the new interchange have been low severity rear-end or sideswipe crashes.

The US 36/McCaslin Diverging Diamond Interchange project received the Denver Regional Council of Governments’ “Innovation Award” and the Colorado American Public Works Association’s “Transportation Project of the Year Award”.

Transit Updates
Superior Call-n-Ride
Service Available Now
The Superior Call-n-Ride service was reinstated last August. Learn more about this great service available to Superior residents in this   short video or by visiting www.rtd-denver.com.
The new HOV 3+ offers free carpooling in the Express Lanes and is needed to provide uncongested travel now and in the future, as well as to provide funding to help offset costs of the lane.

Local Bus Service -
RTD provides Route 228 local bus service between Broomfield, Superior and Louisville, with convenient connections to other transit options along the way.

Route 228 schedule and map.
Recent Town Board Actions
  • Heard a presentation from David Spector, Colorado Department of Transportation, regarding  HOV  3 (High Occupancy Vehicles) 
  • Heard a presentation from the Superior Chamber of Commerce
  • Approved Proclamation in Support of January as Radon Action Month
  • Adopted Resolutions regarding Public Posting locations for the Town, Superior Urban Renewal Authority, Superior McCaslin Interchange Metropolitan District and Superior Metropolitan District No. 1 
  • Approved a Liquor License renewal for Safeway  
  • Discussion repealing and reenacting Article III of Chapter 7 of the Superior Municipal Code, Concerning Smoking 
  • Adopted a Resolution making appointments to the Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee (RCAC) Mike Henchen and Caitlynn Stafford 
  • Heard presentations from Senator Tim Neville, Representative Matt Gray, and Comcast Franchise Agreement
  • Adopted a Resolution appointing Mayor Pro-tem Sandy Pennington as the liaison to the Superior Cultural Arts & Public Spaces Advisory Committee
  • Adopted a Resolution appointing Directors to the Board of Directors of the Superior Metropolitan District No. 1
  • Adopted a Resolution appointing Directors to the Board of Directors of the Superior McCaslin Interchange Metropolitan District 
  • Adopted a Resolution approving Public Comment by Email on Land Use Applications Policy
  • Adopted a Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with the City of Louisville Regulating Construction Activities on McCaslin Boulevard
  • Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with J&T Consulting, Inc. for Engineering Services for 2017
  • Adopted Resolutions making appointments to the Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (Susan Stanishm, Jacques LaFleur, Narea Basterra and Kelly Watt) and the Planning Commission (Bob McCool)
  • Discussed the Planning Commissioners Review of Concept Plans & Decision making Point

Superior Board of Trustees

February Town Board Meetings

Advisory Committee Vacancies
The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:
Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee (RCAC) - 1 vacancy
Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC) - 1 vacancy

The Town Board appoints residents to serve on Committees and Commissions. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application and submit it to  Town Hall or call  303-499-3675 with questions.

Committee Meetings
February 1st - YLC Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm
February 7th and 21st - Planning Commission Meetings, 7:00-9:00 pm
February 8th - OSAC Meeting, 6:30-8:30 pm
February 9th - RCAC Meeting, 5:30-7:30 pm
February 15th - PROSTAC Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm
February 17th - Historical Commission Meeting, 10:00-12:00 pm
February 23rd - CAPS Meeting, 6:00-7:30 pm

Code Enforcement
Removal of Snow and Ice Reminder

Periodically the Town includes information about issues and trends in the area of code enforcement. This month, we want to remind residents of the Municipal Code that applies to the removal of snow and ice within the Town. 

Sec. 11-1-20. Removal of snow and ice 

(a) It is unlawful for an owner to allow snow, sleet, ice, dirt, debris or any other obstruction to remain on the sidewalk adjoining such land within the Town longer than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of the last accretion of such snow, sleet, ice, dirt, debris or other obstruction. 

Questions regarding the Town's code enforcement program should be directed to our Code Enforcement Officer, Reggie Nettles, at 303-499-3675 ext. 165, or email at reggien@superiorcolorado.gov.

Utility Fee Changes for 2017
Beginning on your February 2017 bill, utility fee changes include a 2.5% increase in water and a 5% increase in sewer service/usage charges.  An "average" residential customer will see their bill increase $2 - $3 per month as a result of these fee increases.  These rate adjustments are necessary to offset increased operational costs, routine system capital maintenance, debt service ($1.7 million in 2017) and utility system capital improvements anticipated as a result of unfunded State and Federal mandates.  These increases, in all likelihood, would have been larger if not for (1) a transfer from the Town's General Fund budget to support the utility operations and (2) new growth/connections to the utility systems.
Business Spotlight
Rock Creek Village

The Rock Creek Village Shopping Center is located at the corner of Rock Creek Parkway and Coalton Road. This month we are highlighting 3 of the 14 businesses there. Please continue to support local business and "Shop Superior".  
Document Shredding
MARCH 27th-31st

The Town is proud to partner with Guardian Storage (1555 S. 76th Street) and Data Safe of Colorado to provide Superior residents the opportunity to have their confidential documents destroyed at no cost. Watch for details in the March edition of this newsletter.

Road Work Updates
McCaslin Boulevard Roundabout Construction
Bypass lanes are in place on McCaslin Boulevard between Marshall Road and Rock Creek Parkway to divert traffic around the construction of a roundabout which will serve the Superior Town Center. Northbound and southbound traffic have two vehicle lanes and a bicycle lane. There is a temporary sidewalk to the east of the northbound lanes. Be advised that the speed limit has been reduced from 40 mph to 25 mph in this area, and there will be temporary stops for construction vehicle crossings. This work is slated for completion this spring.

Recreation Highlights
SAVE THE DATE - Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 15
from 9:00 am – Noon

Save the date for this year's Arbor Day and New Park Grand Opening festivities which will take place at the Town's newest park located at 3151 Indiana Street.  

Don’t miss out on this fun family morning event! CLICK HERE for details!

Winter Wildlife Walk
Saturday, February 25
9:00 – 11:00 am

Snow on the ground?  It’s a great time for some winter wildlife watching!  Less cover, less food and snow means easily finding signs of animals. Join us for this FREE program starting at the South pool parking lot at 9:00 am.

Rock Creek Flyers Registration
The Rock Creek Flyers Swim Team, Superior's competitive summer swim team for youth ages 5 to 18, will be accepting registrations for the 2017 summer season for returning members on Wednesday, February 15.

Registrations for new members will be accepted on Friday, March 3.   CLICK HERE for details.
Summer Job Opportunities
Looking for a fun and rewarding summer job with competitive pay and flexible hours? Then look no further than the Town of Superior outdoor pools!  We are looking for enthusiastic and upbeat staff members to fill the following positions:
  • Assistant Pool Manager
  • Lifeguard
  • Front Desk Attendant
Positions will be posted soon on the Town of Superior Employment page.  For additional information please contact Bryan Meyer at 303-499-3675 or by email.
Boulder County Youth Corps Employment Opportunities
Boulder County residents ages 14-17 (must be 14 by June 12, 2017) can now apply for summer jobs with the Boulder County Youth Corps. Boulder County is also hiring adults to be team leaders.  The deadline to submit youth applications is by 4:30 pm on Friday, March 31. Other positions are open until filled.

Applicants can apply online at www.bouldercounty.org/youthcorps or CLICK HERE for more information.

Louisville Public Library
February Events
The Town of Superior and City of Louisville have an agreement for Superior residents to use the Louisville Public Library. CLICK HERE for a list of February Library Events or call 303-499- 2665 for additional information.

YMCA of Boulder Valley
Spring Sports, Ice and Aquatics Programs

Financial assistance is available to those that qualify. Please inquire if you are in need.  www.ymcabv.org

CLICK HERE for Team Youth Sports, Ice Programs, and Aquatics Programs

For more information on the  YMCA of Boulder Valley: www.ymcabv.org

Recycling Poster Contest
Colorado Association For Recycling (CAFR) 11th annual poster contest invites Colorado K-12 students to showcase their commitment to recycling and the environment.
2017 Garden In A Box Program
Get excited for the gardening season ahead with one of the Center for Resource Conservation's (CRC) unique Gardens In A Box. Available now for your viewing pleasure, Gardens go on sale March 1st! FIND OUT MORE

Get Exclusive Deals - CLICK HERE to Sign Up for the Garden In A Box Pre-Sale.

National Burn Awareness Week -  February 5-11
February 5-11 is National Burn Awareness Week.  Most people think of fires when they think of burn injuries.  However 33% of people admitted to a burn center between 2007 and 2013 were for scald burns.  Burns come from a variety of sources, hot water from the faucet, cooking, accidental spills or fires.  Simple steps can eliminate some of the hazards and risk for children and adults of all ages; Ensure your hot water heater is not higher than 120 degrees F and test the water coming out of the faucet with a thermometer.  Test the water before stepping into the bathtub or placing a child into bathwater.  Use back burners on the stove and keep the handles for pots turned away from the front of the stove.  Don’t leave hot drinks near the edges of counters and tables and use hot pads or oven mitts when coking. For more tips and this year’s burn prevention campaign CLICK HERE.  

For other fire safety recommendations visit us at www.rockymountainfire.org

36 Commuting Solutions is now Commuting Solutions!
For nearly 20 years, the cornerstone of 36 Commuting Solutions’ work has been transforming the US 36 corridor into an integrated, multi-modal system. While the completion of the US 36 transformation remains a core commitment for our organization, we feel that it is time to expand our focus and work on the larger regional transportation conversation. Commuting Solutions will continue advocating for the US 36 corridor, educating residents (such as yourself) and bringing innovation transportation investments to the northwest metro region. 

We are thrilled by the possibilities of this service expansion and the expanded benefits that you will see.

Learn more at:
Yard Waste Services
The Town's Yard Waste site, located at 2125 Honey Creek Lane, is open year-round to accommodate the extended Colorado growing season.

CLICK HERE for additional info and hours.
Tips for Securing Trash on Windy Days
CLICK HERE for procedures that can be used at all times but are specifically recommended when high winds are forecasted for - or occur during - trash/recycling collection day.
Bulk Item Discard Options
CLICK HERE for a list of options to discard or recycle unwanted bulk items.
Doo Good
Be a "Doo Gooder" - you can make a difference by being a responsible pet owner/guardian. Being a "Doo Gooder" means being a model for others and picking up your dog doo.

READ MORE from the Keep It Clean Partnership.