OCTOBER 2017 * Apple Cider * LEAVES * Pumpkins
Superior Call-n-Ride

The Superior Call-n-Ride service was reinstated last year. Whether you are a commuter making your way to a transit hub, a student heading home from basketball practice or a resident traveling to a doctor’s appointment, the Superior Call-n-Ride can get you there. Learn more about this great service available to Superior residents in this short video.

Get detailed information about this personalized bus service that travels within select RTD service areas. Call 720.645.5128 to make your reservation and RTD will provide an estimated pickup time. When the bus arrives, pay your exact cash fare. It's that simple!
Development Updates
Downtown Superior Construction Update

Progress continues on the Downtown Superior project. The Main Street connection between the roundabout at McCaslin Boulevard and Sport Stable at Superior is scheduled to be open for traffic later this month. As a primary entrance and focal point of the new Downtown Superior neighborhood, Main Street is constructed with an innovative permeable paver system that stores and filters rainwater – which allowed curb and gutter to be eliminated through a portion of this core area. For festivals and events there in the future, Main Street will become a pedestrian-friendly extension of the plaza area that will be sited across from Sport Stable.

Following the extensive site work to install utilities and infrastructure throughout the Downtown Superior area, residential construction started and the initial phases of these new homes are nearing completion. With significant demand, all of the more than 250 available lots are currently under contract for development, and 117 homes have been approved to date.

Along Highway 36, next to Impact Sports/Sport Stable, a 4-story, 62,000 square-foot medical office building is currently under construction, along with a parking garage with approximately 240 parking spaces.

On the north side of Coal Creek, Marshall Road has been extended and the 4-story 79,000 square-foot Element Hotel by Westin is under construction across from the Superior Plaza building.
Along the southern edge of the Downtown Superior area, this summer’s landscaping and trail installation project is wrapping up. This tract of more than 12 acres establishes a continuous natural area corridor from McCaslin Boulevard to Highway 36.

In order to facilitate future transportation needs, an additional improvement was recently completed to install a continuous third northbound lane on McCaslin from the Main Street roundabout through the Marshall Road intersection to the Highway 36 eastbound onramp. 

New and ongoing businesses and programs are available to the community at Sport Stable at Superiorclick HERE to learn more.  

The Downtown Superior master developer’s website has updates and illustrations – click HERE to learn more.
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 this Friday, October 6, from 7:45 to 9:30 am on the patio at Sticks Coffee, One Superior Drive, near the main entrance to 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.
Community Engagement Opportunity – We Want to Hear From You!
Join a Meeting or Participate Online to Discuss Future Town Initiatives for Superior’s Northwest Subarea

The Town of Superior’s Planning Commission invites you to attend one of two upcoming community meetings regarding the future of the Northwest Subarea of Superior. This area includes Original Town and the surrounding areas west of McCaslin Boulevard – view map for more detail. The meetings are intended to provide an opportunity for all Superior residents to share ideas and help inform future Town initiatives related to the Northwest Subarea of our community. The same material will be covered at both meetings.

Community Meetings Schedule:

October 24 , 6:30-8:00 pm,
Rocky Mountain Fire District – Station 5
(2701 S. Indiana Street, Superior) 
The Town and Planning Commission are working with a consultant team to coordinate a community engagement process to gather feedback to help determine whether there is a need for a comprehensive subarea plan for northwest Superior. Community participation is a crucial part of this process. This is an opportunity for you to voice your ideas and contribute to our community’s decision-making process. These meetings are open to everyone, as are all Town meetings, so please come join the dialog with your neighbors about the future of this part of the Superior community. Please attend the meeting that is most convenient for you. Can’t make it to one of the meetings? You can still participate. An online questionnaire will be available on the Town’s website and distributed later this month, so watch for e-blasts.  Email here to sign up.

October 25 , 6:30-8:00 pm,
Superior Town Hall
(124 E. Coal Creek Drive, Superior)
Town of Superior - 2018 Budget
Over the past several months, the Board and staff have been developing, reviewing and finalizing the proposed 2018 budget . The Board has conducted preliminary reviews of the budget during meetings in September. Final review and approval of the Town budget is scheduled for Monday November 13, 2017 . The 2018 budget of over $40 million continues to build on the following themes:

  • Investment/reinvestment in current assets (roads, parks, utility plants and systems) - $5.5 million.
  • New/enhanced trails - $2.6 million (with $800,000 coming from our partners at Urban Drainage and Flood Control District and $700,000 from the Federal Government).
  • 15th consecutive year that at least one Town controlled property tax rate has been reduced.
  • A reduction/elimination of planned water rate increases. Recent budgets anticipated a 5% annual water rate increase for the foreseeable future. With smart, targeted growth, such as Downtown Superior, NO water rate increases are included in the 2018 – 2022 financial plan.
  • Aggressive reduction of outstanding debt/long term obligations - $5 million in 2018 principal payments. In 2006 Superior's total debt/long term obligation level was over $71 million. This number will be reduced to a little over $28 million by the end of 2018.
OCTOBER 14th - 21st
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm 

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.

Secure bins will be available for residents to place their documents. Residents are asked to drop off a maximum of two boxes of documents per visit.
Please allow enough time to slide the documents into the opening of a locked toter. Please call Guardian Storage at 303-443-7867 with questions.

1555 S. 76th Street ( directions )
Got Large Household Items to Get Rid Of?
If you have large household items to dispose of, there are local options available:

  • Both the Town and Rock Creek HOA provide trash and recycling collection services through contracts with Waste Connections, and the firm provides year-round large item pick-up to residents for a small fee. Call 303-288-2100, or click wcdenver.com to find out more and schedule a pick-up day.

New Payment Drop Box
at Town Hall

How can I pay my bill?

You may mail or pay your bill in person at Superior Town Hall, 124 E. Coal Creek Dr., Superior, CO 80027, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and money orders. We also have drop boxes located at Purple Park directory pull off and in the parking lot of Superior Town Hall. You may also pay online at no additional charge. Visit Xpressbillpay.com to pay your water bill online or to set up Auto Pay.

CLICK HERE for additional Utility Billing information.

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.**
Girls Try Hockey For FREE
Saturday, October 7th
2:00 - 3:00 pm, Sport Stable

This event is designed to provide girls, between the ages of 4 to 9, a completely free experience to try youth hockey. A limited amount of equipment is available to borrow. Top coaches will be on the ice to assist girls in learning the basics. Girls do not need any previous skating or hockey experience.

REGISTER by calling 303-494-4777,
ext. 222 or by emailing lburch@sportstable.club
Rock Creek Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 14th · 1:00-4:00 pm · Purple Park
This Fun Filled Family Event is brought to you by the Rock Creek Master Homeowners Association
This very popular event is back by popular demand and includes:
Food, Beer, Carnival Games/Prizes, Family Games, Music, Inflatables and More!

Don't miss out! Tell your neighbors, bring your friends, celebrate the season! Open to all Town of Superior residents. Hope To See You There!!!

The Rock Creek HOA is always in need of volunteers to help with these events. This is a great opportunity for high school students to get volunteer/community service hours for college applications. Students will be provided a letter of recognition for their community service. Please email: eventcreations@live.com if interested.
Transit Updates
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.

Road Work Updates
McCaslin Re-striping
The Town’s contractors recently modified the northbound right-turn lane at the McCaslin/Marshall intersection. This allowed re-striping of the northbound approach on McCaslin to accommodate three northbound through lanes and a bike lane.
Pedestrian Crossing on Rock Creek Parkway
A new protected pedestrian crossing on Rock Creek Parkway has been installed near the Safeway entrance. A concrete walk has been constructed in the median and Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) installed at this crossing, which connects the two bus stops on either side of Rock Creek Parkway.
Bus to Work Day
RTD and Town Staff greeted passengers at the McCaslin Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Station on September 28th to show their appreciation for riding the bus. The McCaslin BRT station is one of the busiest in the RTD system.
Recent Town Board Actions
Heard presentations on the Call-n-Ride Program and from the Superior Chamber of Commerce (update)

Approved a Change of Registered Manager for Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant 

Adopted Resolutions appointing members to the Superior Youth Leadership Council and Cultural Arts and Public Spaces 

Adopted an Ordinance amending Section 6-2-70 of the Superior Municipal Code, Authorizing the Town Clerk to Administratively approve Liquor License Renewals 

Adopted a Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with Boulder County Elections regarding Mail Ballot Drop-off Box and Video Security Surveillance Recording System 

Adopted a Resolution approving the Colorado Statewide Investment Pool Amended and Restated Indenture of Trust Amendments to the Town’s Investment Policy 

Adopted a Resolution approving a Services Agreement with Superior Maintenance for Snow Removal and Ice Control Services

Had a discussion and direction regarding recommendations from RCAC (Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee)

Heard a presentation on Downtown Superior (update)

Adopted a Resolution approving a Professional Services Agreement with Loris and Associates for the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) to Davidson Mesa Underpass Trail

Adopted a Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder for the use of Superior Town Hall as a Voter Service and Polling Center (“VSPC”) during the 2018 General Election

Continued meeting and Adopted a Resolution approving the Superior Town Center Final Development 1, Phase 6 for Parks 1 and 2 Improvements

Executive Session to receive legal advice from the Town Attorney on specific legal questions, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(b) and to develop a strategy for negotiations and/or instruct negotiators, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(e), for which a topic cannot be disclosed without compromising the purpose of the Executive Session

October Town Board Meetings

Committee Meetings
October 3rd - Planning Commission Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm
October 4th - SYLC Meeting, 6:30-8:00 pm
October 11th - OSAC Meeting , 6:30-8:30 pm
October 12th - RCAC Meeting , 5:30-7:30 pm
October 17th - Planning Commission Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm
October 18th - PROSTAC Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm
October 20th - Historical Commission Meeting, 10:00 am-noon
October 26th - CAPS Meeting, 6:00-7:30 pm
Advisory Committee Vacancies
The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:

Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee (RCAC) - 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.
Business Spotlight
Celebrate anything and everything with Party City in Superior! Party City is America's favorite party store for birthday party supplies, baby shower favors, Halloween costumes, and more. Get your party goods for less — everything you need for theme parties, wedding receptions, retirement parties, and sporting events.
Located at 550 Marshall Road in Superior. Call 303-494-1711 or visit partycity.com
YMCA of Boulder Valley
Fall 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 offered through the YMCA of Boulder Valley or visit www.ymcabv.org for additional information.
October 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 October Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
On the Same Page
October Events
Thursday, October 5, 7:00 pm
Lafayette Public Library
Winner of the Metropolitan Opera's 2017 Rocky Mountain Regional Auditions, Sarah Coit will share what it's like to build a career singing opera.

Friday, October 6, 7:30 pm
Louisville Center for the Arts
A recital by nationally recognized mezzo Sarah Coit.
Bike-n-Ride Shelter Construction Nearing Completion in Superior

Making an important transit connection by bike just got easier in Superior!

Construction of the Superior Bike-n-Ride shelter at the US 36 & McCaslin BRT Station has been underway since August, and is quickly nearing completion. With construction of the shelter superstructure and electrical components now finalized, the shelter is expected to be operational by October 1.

Bike-n-Ride shelters are long-term, secure bicycle storage units that make bike and bus commutes easier. The Superior Bike-n-Ride shelter will give commuters in the Town of the Superior and nearby areas the option to complete their bus commute bike free, and to travel stress-free knowing their bike is safe and secure.  

And with the recently completed BRT Station to Coal Creek Trail, the new bike shelter provides users increased connectivity, including access to the US 36 Bike Trail, the Coal Creek Trail, the City of Louisville, Superior’s Sport Stable and Superior’s newest development, Downtown Superior.

Learn more about Bike-n-Ride shelters and start enjoying an easier commute by getting your access card today by logging on to www.BikeNRide.org!
October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention Week. This year the national theme is Every Second Counts, Know 2 Ways Out

Americans have changed the products we use in our daily lives to those with fewer natural materials to more man made materials containing more chemicals. These man made products burn hotter, faster and produce more toxic smoke than natural woods, wools and cottons, giving you less time to escape a fire in your home.  It is important that when your smoke detector goes off you know how to get out quickly and how to get out if your path is blocked.

Plan a fun family activity and make a map of your home. Draw two escape paths out of every room in the house and mark the location of smoke detectors on the map. Once your map is drawn, practice your escape by test activating your smoke detectors and getting out of the house. Keep practicing until you have tried every smoke detector and path in the house. Have races with the kids and practice crawling on your knees to your family’s designated meeting location outside the house. For specific instruction on how to make a home escape plan visit Fire Escape Planning. Rocky Mountain Fire firefighters will be teaching fire prevention at Superior Elementary and Eldorado K-8 during October, ask your child to teach you what they learned at school.

To follow along during Fire Prevention Week follow us at @RockyMtnFire on Facebook. Join us at our Open House at Station One, 7700 Baseline Road in Boulder on October 15th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
Recycle with PaintCare

PaintCare operates paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in states that have passed paint stewardship laws. Their main effort is to set up more places for people to take unwanted, leftover paint. LEARN MORE

Household Hazardous Wastes Accepted for Disposal

Resident Household Hazardous Wastes
Many products used in the home, garden, garage and hobby shop have hazardous characteristics. The Hazardous Materials Management Facility brochure provides additional information.
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 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.