The Superior Sentinel | A monthly publication serving the residents of Superior, Colorado.

In This Issue

TSC Meeting
Upcoming Meetings
Recent Town Board Actions
Committee Vacancies
Snow Removal Reminder
Get Involved!
Troop 278 Tree Recycling
Yard Waste Site Open
CDOT and HPTE Meeting
Energy Saving Tips
LPL December Events
YMCA December Programs
New Board Members
Count the Lights Dec 3
Skate With Santa Dec 4
Sock It To Em
Stocking Run Dec 11
Sport Stable Partnership
Treats for Troops
Historical Commission Corner
Snow Busters
Business Spotlight
Road Work Updates
Transit Updates
You Snooze, You Lose
8th Legislative Breakfast
Choosing the Right Bulb
Green Up Your Commute
At the Firehouse
Ecocycle Holiday Guide
CHaRM Coupon
Impact Sports Holiday Sports Camp
December Calendar

Transportation and Safety Committee Meeting

Monday, December 5th
7:00 pm at Town Hall

Town Boa rd Meeting
Monday, December 12th
7:00 pm at Town Hall
Work Session begins at 6:00 pm

Rec ent T o wn Board Actions

During th e past month, the Superior Board of Trustees has:

Heard a Presentation from the Superior Chamber of Commerce (Update)

Proclamation for Colorado & Metro Area 2016 National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness

Approved the Liquor License Renewal for Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant

Adopted a Resolution approving the Committee and Liaison Assignments

Adopted a Resolution approving an Construction Contract with H2 Enterprises, LLC for the construction of a new Trail - Segment F

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with Ramey Environmental Compliance, Inc. for Water and Wastewater Plant Operators - SMD No. 1

Adopted a Resolution approving an Amendment to the Agreement Regarding Final Design, Right-of-Way Acquisition and Construction of Flood Control Improvements for Coal Creek Upstream of McCaslin Boulevard - SMD No 1

Presentation of a Concept Plan for Rogers Farm (Second Avenue Property)

Swearing-in of new Board members ( Sandie Hammerly, Mark Lacis, and Kevin Ryan)

Appointed a Mayor Pro-tem ( Sandy Pennington)

Town of Superior Board of Trustees


Mayor Pro-tem







The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:

Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee (RCAC) - 2

Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC) - 4

Planning Commission (PC)
- 1

The Town Board appoints residents to serve on Committees and Commissions.  If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application which is available on the Town's website or by CLICKING HERE. Please submit the application form to Town Hall or call 303-499-3675 with questions.

Positions will be open until filled. 

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 Reggie.

Get Involved With the Public Art Working Group

The Town of Superior is seeking citizens interested in public art to examine options for additional art opportunities within the Town. The PUBLIC ART WORKING GROUP will assist in the development of public art projects and programs for the Town, and help coordinate the selection of future installations. Experience and knowledge of public art is beneficial, but not required, to participate on the working group. Applicants must have a strong desire to participate and work through group objectives and selection of public art projects.

This group meets monthly on the fourth Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Superior Town Hall.

NEXT MEETING December 19th at 6:00 pm.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply!

Additional Committee information can be found on the TOWN'S WEBSITE
or by calling Town Hall at 303-499-3675.


Boy Scout Troop 278 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Boy Scout Troop 278 will be holding their annual fundraiser in which the boys take your live Christmas trees to the recycling center on January 7, 2017.  Tree pick up starts at 8:30 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!

Yard Waste Recycling Facility OPEN Dec 26th-Jan 31st for Christmas Tree Recycling 

The Town's Yard Waste site, located at 2125 Honey Creek Lane, is open year-round to accommodate the extended Colorado growing season. The site will remain OPEN 24/7 during the holiday season for Christmas tree recycling.

Please make sure all ornaments, tinsel and decorations are removed from the trees.

CLICK HERE for a list of accepted items and details.


CLICK HERE for a list
of options to discard unwanted items.

Actions to Reduce Wind-Blown Trash & Recycling

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.

These suggestions have been prepared and are recommended jointly by The Rock Creek Master Homeowners Association, Waste Connections of Colorado, and the Town of Superior.


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.

CDOT and HPTE to Host Telephone Town Hall

On Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m., CDOT and HPTE will host a telephone town hall to discuss and answer questions related to HOV 3, which begins January 1, 2017. To participate, dial 1-877-229-8493 and enter 112034.

Energy S aving Tips From  Ener gyS mart

1) Americans create 25% more trash during the holidays; consider buying a used gift or making homemade presents.

2) Use LED holiday light strings to reduce the cost of decorating your home for the winter holidays.

3) Drop a load for the New Year by recycling your extra fridge or freezer. These are much less efficient than new Energy Star rated units and if they end up in the garage, they will work extremely hard in the summer. Recycling this would drop electricity bills immediately, and Xcel offers a free recycling service and a $50 rebate for doing so.

Got questions? We've got answers!  Call EnergySmart at 303-544-1000 to speak with an Energy Advisor at no charge. 

CLICK HERE for more info.

Energy-saving tips brought
to you by the Superior Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee and Boulder County EnergySmart.

Louisville Public Library

Music at the Library
FRI, Dec. 2, 3-5 pm

The Science of Star Wars
TUE, December 6, 6:30 pm

Music at the Library
Holiday Music with Tonal Noel Women's Choral
THUR, December 8
5:30-6:30 pm

Maker Programs
3D Modeling Open Lab
SUN, Dec. 4, 1-3 pm

Hour of Code
SAT, December 10

Coloring & Conversation
2nd Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm

Arduino Open Lab
SUN, Dec. 18, 1-3 pm

Volunteer Opportunity
Student Tutors
(for grades 6-12)

Career & Resumé Coaching
Drop-in 'Office Hours' with Pam Farone of Careerfulness
Nov. 29, 10 am-12:00 pm
Dec. 5, 10 am-12:00 pm
Dec. 13, 12:30-2:30 pm

Read to Rover
Every Tuesday, 4-5 pm

Teen Craft Programs
DIY Emoji Gifts
TUE, Nov. 29, 4-5:30 pm

Teen Creations
DIY String Art
TUE, Dec. 27, 4-5:30 pm

Brown Bag' Discussion
Discover Louisville's Historic Subdivisions & Neighborhoods
THUR, Dec. 1, 12-1 pm

Art Walk at the Museum
Louisville's Larder
FRI, December 2, 4-7 pm

CLICK HERE to get all the details on these December Events!

December Sports and Ice Programs at the YMCA of Boulder Valley

Financial assistance is available to those that qualify. Please inquire if you need financial assistance.


Little Dribbler's League
(4-5 Years): Games run Saturdays, Jan 14-Feb 25

Kinder Hoops League (Kindergarten): Games run Saturdays, Jan 14-Feb 25

Rec League
(1st-3rd Grades): Games run Saturdays, Jan 14-Feb 25

Developmental Hoops League (4th-5th Grades): Games run Saturdays, Jan 14-
Feb 25

No program weeks Feb 18

Locations: Practices will be determined by gym availability throughout the area. Game sites include local schools and Ys. 

(3rd-8th Grade)
In this clinic, your child will learn and build on the fundamentals of volleyball skills in a fun and positive environment.

Dates/Times: Tues Dec 27 @ 2:30-4:00pm and Wed Dec 28 @ 2:30-4:00pm
Clinic fee includes both days of programming.

Location: Arapahoe Y

Jr. Buffs Winter Volleyball League
In this league, the players will practice once a week for an hour, with games following. The league will give players the opportunity to compete and grow each week in a sport that the Y pioneered. Tennis shoes are required, elbow and knee pads are strongly recommended.

Dates/Times: Sundays, Jan 15-Feb 26
No league Feb 19
3rd - 5th Grades: Practice 11:15am-12:15pm; Game 12:15pm-1:15pm
5th -8th Grades: Practice 1:15-2:15; Game 2:15-3:15pm

**Please note: 5th graders with NO prior volleyball experience should plan to play in the earlier time slot (11:15-1:15).

Location: Arapahoe Y

For more information on the YMCA of Boulder Valley:

Mapleton Center
28th & Mapleton, Boulder, CO 80301, 303.442.2778 

Arapahoe Center
95th & Arapahoe, Lafayette, CO 80026, 303.664.5455

Longmont Center
9th & Lashley, Longmont,
CO 80504, 303.776.0370

Quick Links

Superior Chamber of Commerce

Boulder County

Boulder Valley School District

Rocky Mountain Fire District

Rock Creek HOA

Town of Superior

The Town would like to thank you for subscribing to this electronic version of the Superior Sentinel. This e-newsletter and past issues can be accessed on the Town's website at .

During the November 28, 2016 Town Board meeting, recently elected Trustee Sandie Hammerly, Trustee Mark Lacis and Trustee Kevin Ryan were all sworn into office.

Count the Lights Holiday Celebration 
New Format 
- Same Great Tradition!

Saturday, December 3 from 5:00 - 7:30 pm

Asti Park comes alive for the holidays! Join the Town of Superior for an enchanted evening in Asti Park. Make a gourmet s'more while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate.  Gather around the Town Tree and join us for holiday songs followed by the official Town Tree and Asti Park lighting at 5:30 pm by Mayor Clint Folsom. You will love the look and feel as our Town Tree lights up and the park sparkles! Don't forget to stop by the Town's Historical Museum to learn about Superior's unique history.

NEW this YEAR - Delight in a complimentary horse drawn or hay wagon ride around Original Town as you make your way to see the lights at Grasso Park.  Also new this year, make sure to stop by the Town tent to make an ornament for our tree and pick up your holiday scavenger hunt card. While on your hunt to find the "12 Magical Elves" you are sure to find some magical holiday fun! The evening is sure to be filled with wonderful holiday memories. Make sure to stop by and get a FREE photo with Santa! We can't wait to see you!

Count the Lights on the Town Tree! After the Town Tree has been lit, children 18 and under will be invited to guess the number of lights on the tree - members of the Historical Commission and Superior Youth Leadership Council will be accepting guesses during the event. Guesses will also be accepted online from December 4 - December 18 at The winning submission(s) will be announced December 22. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive prize packs of gift cards from local Superior businesses. 1st place will receive $100, 2nd place, $75 and 3rd place, $50. Please visit for more info.

Share-A-Gift - The Superior Youth Leadership Council will be collecting donations to benefit the local program, Share-A-Gift, an all-volunteer, secular annual holiday project that provides toys, books, and bicycles for children of low-income families in the area of Colorado's Boulder Valley School District. Bring your toy and book donations to Count the Lights for the chance to be entered to win gift cards to Cinebarre, Old Chicago, and Chuck E Cheese!

Note:  We are unable to collect bicycles due to limited storage but they can be donated directly to Share-A-Gift whose donation locations will be posted on their website


Did you know that socks are the number one clothing need of the homeless, as they wear out faster than any other article of clothing, and are rarely donated? To address this issue, a campaign to raise awareness and collect socks was started in Denver in 2011 and has now spread to throughout the United States. Two years ago mayors throughout Metro Denver were asked to sign a proclamation designating December 10, 2014 as Sock It To Em Workday, a day when our residents were asked to forego wearing their socks as a show of support for the homeless, and to recognize the great need of homeless persons for warm socks.

The Town of Superior strongly supports this effort and we encourage residents to participate this year by going to work sock-less on Wednesday, December 14th to raise awareness and help by donating a new pair socks for the homeless. A donation collection point will be established in the lobby of Superior's Town Hall during the whole month of December, 2016.

Sunday, December 11  at 9:00 am

Join the Town of Superior and Racing Underground on Sunday, December 11th at 9:00 am for a fun and festive, family-friendly 5K run and walk in Superior. Your entry fee includes entry into the race, a Stocking Run technical running shirt, fun music, post-race munchies and entry into Racing Underground's sponsor merchandise drawing. Entrants will also receive a red felt stocking full of sponsor goodies! How fun is that!!! The Superior Stocking Run starts and finishes at Purple Park. Runners will depart the start line on Rock Creek Parkway and enjoy a fast gradual downhill opening mile. The course then winds through Rock Creek neighborhoods before returning to Rock Creek Parkway for the final half mile and finish line.

2016 Stocking Run 5K Race Schedule
  • 7:30 am - Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up Opens
  • 9:00 am - 5K Run Starts
  • 9:45 am - Awards Presentation
This is a family-friendly race, all ability levels are welcome; discounted entries for kids age 12 and under. For more info or TO REGISTER, please visit

Town of Superior / Sport Stable at Superior Partnership

The Town's Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department has been working with the staff at the new Sport Stable at Superior facility to provide recreational opportunities for residents at a discounted rate. In the near future, Superior residents can expect to see various discounted fees on activities including, but not limited to, fitness memberships, sport camps, leagues, fitness classes and Learn-to-Skate/Hockey programs. Please keep an eye out for these exciting opportunities in the quarterly Parks and Recreation Activity Guide and the Town's monthly newsletter.

On  November 1 and 2 , the Superior Youth Leadership Council h osted Treats for Troops t o collect leftover Halloween candy, tooth brushes, tooth paste, and letters for troops overseas.
Over 1,000 lbs. of candy and goods were collected from
Monarch High School, Eldorado K-8, Superior Elementary, and Town Hall collection boxes. Another great turnout this year - SYLC did a great job coordinating this activity.


The Superior Historical Museum is an integral part of the upcoming Count the Lights event on December 3rd. The event will take place next to the Museum in Asti Park and attendees will have the opportunity to visit the Museum that evening. Count the Lights will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the Museum will be open during that time. This is a very nice opportunity for a visit to your local museum especially if you have not yet done so. Our newly restored fire truck will be on display but, respecting its new paint job, will not be decorated with Christmas lights this year. Instead, youngsters will be able to guess the number of lights on one of the trees in Asti Park.

The Superior Historical Museum will not be open its usual hours on December 3rd, only during the Count the Lights event - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Historical Commission and its volunteers encourage donations that will add to our artifact collection. Our goal, of course, is to enhance the understanding of Superior's past for succeeding generations. We especially seek photographs of old Superior and the surrounding areas. Also, mining and farming artifacts are welcome additions. Louisville High and Centaurus High School yearbooks up to around 1999 would be great additions. We also can use vintage newspapers from Boulder County. If you have any items that might be welcome donations, need more information about the Museum or Commission activities or would like a personal tour of the Museum, contact Bryan Meyer, Town staff at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey, Commission Chair, at 303-499-969.


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.*

Priority deadline for matching is November 15!

For more information and to register for assistance or volunteering visit 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.**


Superior Plaza
Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom

100 Superior Plaza Way, #100
Superior, CO 80027

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is located in the Superior Plaza along with Brakes Plus, Edward Jones, Envysion, StillSecure, and Superior Liquor Old Chica go is a family- friendly restaurant featuring Italian entrees along with a wide beer selection.


McCaslin Boulevard Roundabout

Bypass lanes are in place on McCaslin Boulevard, between Coal Creek Drive 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 also 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 expected to last through the end of January, 2017.

Superior Plaza

The north/south access road between Marshall Road and Superior Plaza Way has been re-opened along with the new parking lot serving the new Starbucks and Superior Liquors.  The Town would like to thank all residents for continuing to patronize Superior Plaza businesses during the road work.


US 36 Express Lanes Change from HOV 2+ to HOV 3+ on January 1, 2017

As part of the US 36 Express Lanes project, the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes there will shift from HOV 2+ to HOV 3+ on January 1, 2017 (HOV 3+ equals a driver and at least two passengers). This change is happening to all Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) HOV lanes across the state. In February 2013, the CDOT Transportation Commission passed a resolution, which was also approved by the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) in its Regional Transportation Plan, that all CDOT HOV Express Lanes would change from HOV 2+ to HOV 3+ on Jan. 1, 2017.

CDOT has assembled the information attached regarding this change.

SUPERIOR Call-n-Ride

The Superior Call-n-Ride service was reinstated this summer and began service August 1st. RTD offers three simple ways for riders to take the Call-n-Ride:
  • Schedule a recurring trip with RTD's subscription service
  • Make a one-time reservation by phone or online
  • Ride reservation free from the US 36 and McCaslin Station during select morning and evening hours
Learn more about Superior's Call-n-Ride at: or by calling 720-645-5128.


RTD provides Route 228 local bus service between Broomfield, Superior and Louisville, with convenient connections to other transit options along the way. Check out the Route 228 schedule and map HERE!

You Snooze, You Lose

36 Commuting Solutions' commuter incentives program ends on January 31, 2017, which means you still have time to get paid for your commute! If you travel along US 36 and are ready to give carpooling, vanpooling or transit a try, you can receive up to $75 or a free RTD 10-ride regional ticket book. Fill out a short application and get on board with your new commute.

January 5, 2017:  8th Legislative Breakfast

Join 36 Commuting Solutions and the Northwest Chamber Alliance on Thursday, January 5 for the 8th Legislative Breakfast. This year's breakfast will feature a keynote address from Governor Hickenlooper and will focus on transportation priorities in the Northwest region. Register today and be part of shaping the 2017 legislative session!

Choosing the right bulb for your home is important.

LED bulbs last significantly longer and don't contain toxic mercury.

CFL's contain mercury and must be disposed of as hazardous waste. Many local stores accept CFLs for recycling or you can take them to the HMMF for disposal.

Get additional information on LED lighting options, energy efficiency and proper disposal of hazardous materials at Boulder County's Resource Conservation Division.

Boulder County has a Deal to Green up Your Commute
Save Money on Your Commute with an Electric Car!
Electrify your ride this spring with a discounted electric car. Save big by taking advantage of these limited time discounts.

2016 Nissan LEAF
  • Up to $22,000 off MSRP after the discount and state and federal tax incentives
  • 0% financing for 72 months
  • Free level II charger for your home ($500 value!)
This offer expires December 31st, 2016!

Act Now:  720.465.8100

At the Firehouse

Season's Greetings from our families to yours. With the holiday season upon us, Rocky Mountain Fire would like to remind you of a few tips to keep your home warm, dry and safe.

Do not close doors to rooms or close heater vents if there is plumbing in the wall. Maintain a temperature of at least 50 degrees Fahrenheit inside your home.

Use the proper extension cords and surge protectors for your holiday lighting displays. Check the wattage and voltage ratings for the cords and outlets and do not exceed the maximum rating with the devices plugged in. Also do not use indoor rated electrical devices outside, they can short out and start a fire when exposed to water and check for frays.

If you have a live Christmas tree, please keep it watered and do not leave it in your house after the holiday. Please remove and properly dispose of live trees after the holidays, do not store them next to your home.

Don't leave candles unattended, near flammable objects or in the reach of pets and children.

Please don't push furniture or the Christmas tree up against or close to your fireplace and leave heat vents clear of obstructions.

Have your furnace serviced and cleaned for efficient operation over the winter. Annual service checks not only ensure efficient burning but can also detect carbon monoxide leaks.

Call or email us if you have any questions or visit us at: or Facebook @RockyMtnFire.

Take an extra moment or two for yourself and enjoy the season with family and friends.

Thanks for a wonderful year. The staff at Rocky Mountain Fire District are looking forward to serving our community this holiday season and throughout the new year.

for 6 Ways to Go Green  this Holiday Season

Eco-Cycle's Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM)  in conjunction with the Town of Superior
is offering Superior Residents a 50% discount.

Show this coupon to receive a 50% discount on the applicable fees for items accepted at the CHaRM. Discounts available while funds last.

For additional information about how to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste items, please click below:

Get Out and Play Over the Holiday With
(Ages 5-13)

Impact Sports is ramping up a week's worth of fun kids activities, ages 5-13, including crazy games on our full surface turf like soccer, futsal and rugby! Jump on our full court for some dodgeball, basketball or can lace up some skates and get on the them all! Join us for FUN activities everyday! Bring your lunch and snacks. Come dressed to play and we'll make sure you enjoy the day!

December 26th - December 30th
$125.00 full week per participant (Monday - Friday)
9 am - 5 pm (max 5 hours)
$30 per day drop in fee per participant
9 am - 5 pm (max 5 hours)
For more information or to register CLICK HERE .

If your child has a specific sport in mind,  Impact Sports  will ALSO offer Sport Specific Skills and Performance training camps both weeks of the winter holiday break. They have camps available for most ages in the following sports: Baseball, Soccer, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Rugby, and A Speed and Agility camp for ALL sports and all ages. Most camps are priced at $109 for either week. 
For more information or to register CLICK HERE.


(all meetings are held at Superior Town Hall unless
otherwise specified)

December 5th
December 6th
Planning Commission Meeting
December 8th
RCAC Meeting, 5:30 pm
December 12th
Work Session, 6:00 pm
Town Board Meeting, 7:00 pm
December 14th
Court-Code Violations, 9:30 am
Court-Traffic Violations, 1:30 pm
OSAC Meeting, 6:30 pm
December 16th
Historical Commission, 10:00 am
December 19th
Public Art Working Group Mtg, 6:00 pm
December 20th
Planning Com mission Meeting,
7:00 pm
December 21st
PROSTAC Meeting,  7:00 pm
December 23rd
December 26th
Town Offices CLOSED for

CLICK HERE to view
the Town's 2016 meeting and event calendar!