JANUARY 2018 * New Year's * BRRR! * Resolutions
Message From the M ay or

Dear Residents,
 
I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season with family and friends. As we begin 2018, I would like to feature several exciting new things we will see around town in 2018. These are just some of the highlights, and I am sure there will be many more exciting developments in the weeks and months ahead.
Downtown Superior
Progress at the Downtown Superior development ( www.downtownsuperior.com) continues. Once completed over the next several years, this 157-acre development project located near US 36 & McCaslin Boulevard will include residential, office, retail, restaurants, indoor and outdoor recreation and new parks and open space. Anchoring the Downtown Superior development is the Sport Stable ( www.sportstable.club), which opened during the spring of 2016 and currently has over 30 independent businesses operating inside. This tremendous 188,000 square-foot facility includes two National Hockey League (NHL) size sheets of ice plus a third practice ice rink, and an indoor turf field, golf bays, baseball batting cages, basketball, pickleball, volleyball, physical therapy, nutritionist services, and much more. While many of the activities in the Sport Stable building are part of team and club sports, the independent businesses inside the facility offer a wide variety of classes, clinics, exercise options and workout programs to the public. The Sport Stable continues adding new programming options and independent businesses, so check their website for details and look for links to the other businesses there.

Community/Recreation Center discussion
During January, the Town Board will be considering the option of partnering with the Sport Stable and Impact Sports to construct a Town community/recreation center in the open lot on the west side of Sport Stable. The facility would feature an indoor pool, exercise classrooms, community gathering areas, additional fitness equipment and more. Watch for more information that will be presented in the upcoming Town Board meeting packet and let us know what you think.

Residential Homes at Downtown Superior
Wonderland Homes and Remington Homes started construction of the first 117 homes and townhomes, and by the end of 2017 several were completed and are now occupied by new residents. During 2018 we expect there to be new phases of residential development presented to the Town Board for consideration of approval. The Downtown Superior development could have up to 1,400 total residential units constructed over the next several years. For more details on the residential homes there: http://downtownsuperior.com/homes/  

Superior’s First Hotel at Downtown Superior
Located just south of the Old Chicago restaurant, an Element Hotel by Westin ( www.starwoodhotels.com/element) is currently under construction and expected to open in 2018. The hotel will include 121 extended stay rooms, all with full kitchens. The hotel will also have meeting space and an outdoor pool. 

Superior Medical Center at Downtown Superior
Pacific Medical Buildings and Sawtooth Development are constructing a 4-story, 60,000 square foot medical office building and 4-story parking structure that will open during 2018 just north of the Sport Stable building. Tenants include Boulder Community Health, Cornerstone Orthopedics and Touchstone Imaging.

Superior Marketplace  
Ethan Allen (www.ethanallen.com) will be building a brand new furniture showroom just east of Costco in 2018. This location will be the first in the entire country to feature local, Colorado themed furniture. If successful, this new concept will be expanded across their other stores to feature local furniture specific to their individual markets.

Be sure to save the dates for these fun events in 2018:
• Arbor Day Celebration – April 21
• Morgul Bike Race – May 19-20
4th of July Parade and Pancake Breakfast
• Trails and Wildlife events – dates vary throughout the year
• Chili Fest – September 8
• Octoberfest by Rock Creek HOA – early October
• Count the Lights holiday event in Asti Park in early December
• Skate with Santa at the Sport Stable in early December
 
Best wishes as we start the new year and I look forward to seeing you around Town! Please email Mayor Folsom with your questions, comments or ideas for future articles: clintf@superiorcolorado.gov
BSA Troops 278 & 575 Christmas Tree Recycling
Boy Scout Troop 278 & 575 will be holding their annual fundraiser in which the boys take your live Christmas trees to the recycling center on January 6, 2018.  Tree pick up starts at 7:30 am. Please remove all decorations, tinsel and ornamentation. Donations may be left in an envelope attached to the tree or front door.

Thank you in advance for your support!
Count the Lights Holiday Celebration
On Saturday, December 2 the Town of Superior held the 4th Annual Count the Lights Holiday event at Asti Park. Over 200 people attended the event full of s'mores, hot chocolate, elf hunts, carriage rides and an impressive Town Tree lighting.

Everyone had a great time and loved entering the "Count the Lights on the Town Tree" contest. There were over 125 guesses from the night of the event and the weeks following! The contest ran from December 3 - December 18.  

Winners of the contest were announced on Thursday, December 21. Winners received gift cards to Target.

Congratulations to all! 

1st Place – Lindsey J.
2nd Place – Brianne B. 
3rd Place – Lola G.
Boulder County Youth Corps Recognition
Town of Superior youth were recognized at the November 27th Town Board Meeting for their outstanding service with the Boulder County Youth Corps in 2017. Pictured above (left to right) is Mayor Clint Folsom, Emma Law, Maya Traxler, Jackson Jupille, Luke Mitton, and Town Staff Member Tommy Frikken.
First Fridays Coffee with Mayor Pro-tem Sandy Pennington
Please join fellow residents and Superior Town Board Members for this month's First Fridays Coffee hosted by Mayor Pro-tem Sandy Pennington on Friday, January 5, from 7:45 to 9:30 am at Sticks Coffee, One Superior Plaza Way, Unit E, near the main entrance to the Sport Stable in Downtown Superior.  

Stay for a couple of minutes or the whole time, as your schedule allows.

This is an opportunity to chat one-on-one with your elected Town representatives.
Updated Committee Seeking New Members - ACES
The Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability (ACES) has a new name and expanded responsibility and is seeking to fill two vacancies! This committee supports the Town's sustainability goals in waste, water, and energy. It was formerly named the Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application and submit it to Town Hall or call  303-499-3675 with questions.
SNOW BUSTERS!

Colorado winters bring an average of 88 inches of snow to Boulder Valley every year! The Town of Superior is continuing to grow our snow removal assistance program that matches residents in need of assistance with committed local volunteers who will shovel sidewalks following significant snow fall. This program provides families, youth, and individuals with a direct way to help neighbors in need!

Need Assistance? Residents who may quality include:  
- Individuals with a disability or physical impairment;
- Seniors who are physically unable to lift or move snow and ice;
- Individuals unable to pay for a private contractor to provide this service;

Interested in Volunteering?  
Volunteers will be assigned a neighbor who needs assistance with snow removal. Upon pairing, contact information will be exchanged and communication will remain between the Snow Buster and resident moving forward. If possible, snow should be removed by 12:00 pm of the day following snow fall consisting of more than 2 inches of snow. *The only required section of property to remove snow from is the side walk in front of the home.*

For more information and to register for assistance or volunteering visit www.volunteersuperior.com or call 303-499-3675 ext 122

**The Snow Busters program does not send volunteers on demand to those needing assistance. There is no guarantee that you will be matched.**
2018 Winter/Spring Recreation Guide now available at www.superiorrec.com

The Town of Superior Winter/Spring Recreation Guide is now available online. Make sure to check your mailboxes this week for a copy as well! This edition of the guide features programs, activities, community events and volunteer opportunities that will take place throughout the months of January - April 2018

Don't miss out - REGISTER TODAY

Outdoor Education Programs
Spring Break Camps
Community Events and more!
Transit Updates
Local Bus Service -
BUS ROUTE 228
RTD provides Route 228 local bus service between Broomfield, Superior and Louisville, with convenient connections to other transit options along the way.

Superior Call-n-Ride

Learn More - FAQs
Learn more about this great service available to Superior residents in this  short video or by visiting the RTD website at www.rtd-denver.com.
Celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day on February 9th!


Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean it is time to put your bike in storage just yet! Join the entire state of Colorado for a global competition for Winter Bike to Work Day on February 9th. Join the winter cycling fun with these tips:
 
  • Layer up. Stay warm during your ride without overheating by dressing with layers.
  • Light the way. Make sure your bike has the proper safety gear – including a bike light to light up the path ahead.
  • Get the Gear. Make sure you have the proper winter gear and don’t forget to invest in a winter tire for your ride.

Way to Go and Commuting Solutions is excited to celebrate winter bike commuting around the region! Torch calories, save money and reduce your carbon footprint by participating in Winter Bike to Work Day. To host a breakfast station, please contact info@commutingsolutions.org
We’re excited to announce that the nonprofit Center for ReSource Conservation has shortened our name to Resource Central .

It reflects how we’ve become a community hub for high-impact conservation programs, helping nearly 500,000 families improve their homes, conserve natural resources, and save money. And we’re just getting started.

We’re seeing significant growth in our programs because they make it easy to conserve. Whether reducing waste, saving water, or conserving energy, there’s a sense of pride that springs from lightening our impact on the environment.
In fact, we’re determined to make conservation so simple that you don’t even realize you’re doing it. But committing to simplicity seems a bit inconsistent when you have a long, clunky name. So we shortened our name and are enhancing our programs to meet the needs of a rapidly growing Colorado.

In the months ahead we’re making investments to keep expanding our impact including: 
Piloting new approaches to boost conservation efforts – including an innovative lawn replacement program to reduce outdoor water use.
Improving our materials reuse facility to better serve our customers.
Boosting public outreach and partnerships to educate the community about ways to use natural resources more efficiently.

Ultimately, our commitment to conservation is stronger than ever as we take our programs to the next level and work together to put conservation into action. Learn more at: ResourceCentral.org

Here's to an exciting year ahead!

Recent Town Board Actions
Heard Presentations from the Superior Chamber of Commerce and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department (Updates)

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with Vargas Property Services, Inc. for Landscape, Flowers and Snow Removal Services

Adopted a Resolution by Superior Metropolitan District No. 1 approving an Agreement with Ramey Environmental Compliance, Inc. for Operation of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2018 

Adopted a Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for Law Enforcement Services

Adopted a Resolution changing the name of the Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee (RCAC) to the Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability (ACES) and Revising the Committee’s Duties and Responsibilities

Public Hearing and Action on the application for a Hotel and Restaurant Liquor License filed by Misaki at Superior, Inc.

Adopted an Ordinance Increasing Mayor and Trustees Compensation

Discussion with Ranch Capital regarding a Monument Sign for the Superior Town Center (Downtown Superior)


January Town Board Meetings

Committee Meetings
January 3rd - SYLC Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm
January 10th - OSAC Meeting , 6:30-8:30 pm
January 11th - ACES Meeting , 5:30-7:30 pm
January 16th - Planning Commission Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
January 17th - PROSTAC Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm
January 19th - Historical Commission Meeting, 10:00 am-noon
January 25th - CAPS Meeting, 6:00-7:30 pm
Advisory Committee Vacancies
The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:

Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability (ACES) - 2
Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC) - 2
Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC) - 1

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.

2018/2019 Kindergarten Student Registration
Do you have a child turning 5 on or before September 30, 2017? If so, be sure to enroll your child at your neighborhood school, Eldorado K-8 or Superior Elementary School for Kindergarten for the 2018/2019 School Year. Please enroll your child at bvsd.org starting early January.

For more information contact the registrar at Eldorado K-8 at 720-561-4400 or Superior Elementary School at 720-561-4100.
Business Spotlight
McCaslin Boulevard and Marshall Road Retail Center and Superior Plaza
Historical Commission Corner
The Superior Historical Museum is OPEN, as usual, on the first Saturday of the month. Stop by on January 6th and see what your Town’s museum has to offer. You will see artifacts reflecting life in a mine camp 80 years ago as well as the continuing exhibits. The Museum is located at 2nd and Maple Streets in Original Town and is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information contact Bryan Meyer, Town Staff, at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey, Commission Chair, at 303-499-1969.
YMCA of Boulder Valley
January Ice Programs

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

CLICK HERE for Winter Ice Show and Learn to Skate Clinics offered through the YMCA of Boulder Valley or visit www.ymcabv.org for additional information.
January 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 January Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
The holidays are over and its time to put the house back into shape for the remaining winter months to come. If you have not yet disposed of your formerly live but now dead and dry Christmas tree watch https://youtu.be/xr6b9b8FYKk . Don’t just take your tree out of the house, properly dispose of it; the tree is still a fire hazard lying next to the side of the house. For disposal with a good cause; Superior Boy Scout Tree Recycling

The cold months of winter are here, do not close off any rooms that have plumbing in the walls or you may risk frozen pipes. Keep your thermostat above 50 degrees. If you must use a space heater, plug it directly into a wall outlet not an extension cord. Keep all combustibles 3 feet from the space heater to minimize risk of fire.  

When it snows give yourself plenty of extra time to account for traffic delays and icy roads. If you haven’t already inspect your tires to ensure they have good tread depth. Check your windshield washer fluid and be sure to brush your car off completely before driving away to prevent your windshield and the car behind you from being covered again as you drive down the road.

For more information and other safety tips visit us @RockyMtnFire or www.rockymountainfire.org

Fence Maintenance Reminders

Fences Bordering Town of Superior Open Space  

If your fence borders Town Open Space or Town-maintained common areas, please report any damage to pros@superiorcolorado.gov. Please include your address and a picture of the damage if possible. The Town considers the property owner to be responsible for structural repairs such as the posts and railings, while the Town maintains the slats, battens (strips between the slats) and the stain on the outside (slat side - but not the inside).

The Town's fence policy can be found by CLICKING HERE.  

Rock Creek Master HOA 

The Rock Creek Master HOA has posted homeowner information on its website regarding expedited procedures for work related to damage from any storms, including fencing, trees, and roofs. Go to the Resources page at www.rockcreekhoa.com.
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.

Recycle your Christmas tree HERE!

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 Gooder Superior
DOG POO DOESN’T ONLY STINK, IT CAN MAKE US ALL SICK! Our beautiful parks and trails need your help!

Watch the quick video to the right or CLICK HERE to learn more!
Household Hazardous Wastes Accepted for Disposal
The Town of Superior partners with Boulder County to dispose of household hazardous waste items, as well as provide free reusable products from their inventory.

CLICK HERE for more info, location and contact details.