The Superior Sentinel | A monthly publication serving the residents of Superior, Colorado.
January 2017

In This Issue

Upcoming Meetings
Recent Town Board Actions
Troop 278 Tree Recycling
Get Involved!
Yard Waste Site Open
EnergySmart Tips
LPL January Events
YMCA January Programs
From the Mayor
Superior Call-n-Ride
Count the Lights Winners
Park Naming Contest Extended!
Fence Maintenance Responsibility
Snow Busters
Recreation Guide
Business Spotlight
Kindergarten Registration
Transit Updates
Superior Call-n-Ride
36 Commuting Solutions
Residential Thefts
At the Firehouse
January Calendar






Town Bo ard Meeting
Monday, January 9th
7:00 pm at Town Hall
Work Session begins at 6:00 pm

Town Board Meeting
Monday, January 23rd
7:00 pm at Town Hall
Work Session begins at 6:00 pm




Rec ent Town Board Actions


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

Heard Presentations from the Chamber of Commerce Update, Town Center Update, and Zaharias Property Concept Plan

Proclamation for "Sock It To Em" Campaign

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

Adopted a Resolution establishing the Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee (CAPS) previously known as the Public Art Working Group

Public Hearing and Adopted a Resolution approving the Superior Town Center Final Development 1, Phase 5 for Coal Creek Improvements (Case #FDP-2016-08

Executive Session to consider the purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer or sale of real, personal or other property, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(a) and to determine positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, develop a strategy for negotiations, and/or instruct negotiators, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(e) negotiations, and/or instruct negotiators, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(e) for which a topic cannot be provided without compromising the purpose of the Executive Session



Town of Superior Board of Trustees


303-926-5210

Mayor Pro-tem
303-564-2023

303-446-8464

303-949-7053

720-635-2227

303-241-2289

303-901-5544




 

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!





Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee (CAPS)


The Town of Superior is seeking citizens interested in public & cultural art to examine options for additional art opportunities and place making alternatives within the Town. The CULTURAL ARTS AND PUBLIC SPACES ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAPS) 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 & cultural art is beneficial, but not required, to participate on the committee. 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.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply!





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 through January 31 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.





Energy Saving Tips from EnergySmart


1) Open curtains on your south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your home, and close them at night to reduce the chill you may feel from cold windows.

2) Repair leaky ducts to reduce heating and cooling costs.

Looking for more energy saving tips? Call EnergySmart at 303-544-1000 to speak with an Energy Advisor at no charge.

More info at www.EnergySmartYES.com.

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





OP TIONS to DIS CARD UNWANTED BULK ITEMS

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.





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.





Louisville Public Library


FREE! ONLINE LEARNING
Gale Courses
303-335-4820 for more info

Maker Program
Coloring and Conversation
2nd Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm



Maker Program
Snow Globes
THUR, Jan. 5, 4-5:30 pm

Maker Program
3D Modeling Open Lab
SUN, Jan. 8 & 22, 1-3 pm

Money Matters Series
Need to Know: Tax Information
WED, Jan. 11, 6:30-7:30 pm



The Wonder of Winter
WED, Jan. 18, 7-8:30 pm

Communicate with Confidence
5 Secrets to Creating Connection with Anyone
THUR, Jan. 19, 6:30-7:30 pm

Climate Change
and the Paris Agreement
WED, Jan. 25, 6:30-8:30 pm

Programs for Grades 1-6
WED, 4-5 pm
Build It! Jan. 4
The Science of Sound Jan. 11
Learn to Sew Jan. 18
After School Abstract Art Jan. 25

Interview Like a Pro
TUE, Jan. 31, 6-7:30 pm

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

Teen Gaming Afternoon
SAT, January 14
3-5 pm


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




January 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.

YMCA SPORTS

Little Dribbler's League
(4-5 Years)
Jan 14-Feb 25
Kinder Hoops League (Kindergarten)
Jan 14-Feb 25
Rec League
(1st-3rd Grades)
Jan 14-Feb 25
Developmental Hoops League (4th-5th Grades)
Jan 14-Feb 25




Sundays, Jan 15-Feb 26
3rd - 5th Grades
5th -8th Grades
Location: Arapahoe Y

Boulder Valley Youth Soccer
Mini Kickers (U4, Coed)
Little Kickers (U5, Coed)
Rec Soccer (U6, U7, U8, U9 & U10)
Upper Rec Soccer (U11-U19)
Now Registering at


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 superiorcolorado.gov .


MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR



Dear Residents,

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season with family and friends. As we enter a new year, I would like to recognize some of the highlights of the past year.

As you know the Town Center development, now called Downtown Superior, is well underway. Approved in 2013, this 150-acre multi-use development saw its first building constructed during 2016, the Sport Stable at Superior. Formerly known as Boulder Valley Ice, which was located next to Old Chicago restaurant, the Sport Stable at Superior is home to dozens of small independent sports and fitness-related businesses. This facility is truly one of a kind in the entire United States. While there may be larger individual buildings for individual sports such as hockey, the Sports Stable at Superior is unique because it offers training and practice space for dozens of sport types - all under one roof. This tremendous 150,000 square foot facility features 2 ½ sheets of ice, a full-size indoor turf field, basketball courts, fitness equipment and much more. The Sport Stable at Superior offers multiple team sports and league tournaments, plus it is open to the public and many of the businesses offer discounted fitness and workout programs to Superior residents of all ages. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, please do and I think you will be impressed!

Downtown Superior will be an active development site for several years. During 2017 you will see several visible changes including the new roundabout connecting McCaslin Boulevard to Main Street, Superior's first hotel, Element by Westin, at the north end of Downtown Superior, a medical office building just to the north of the Sport Stable at Superior, 117 homes and townhomes just southwest of the Sport Stable facility, and more. Also happening this year is the construction design process for the Coal Creek improvements through this area, marking the initial phase of the two adjacent parks that will be constructed as part of this project.

This year I am proud to celebrate my 20th year living in Superior! In 1997 I was one of the first residents in the Sagamore subdivision located to the west of Target. Over the years I have grown to appreciate how much our Town offers to its residents, and one of our family's favorite parts of living in Superior is participating in all the great community events that are held throughout the year. The Town of Superior, the Superior Chamber of Commerce, the Rock Creek Homeowners Association and others all work collaboratively to host community events to celebrate seasons and bring our residents together. Several of the events have grown in popularity over the years and regularly attract visitors from surrounding communities.

Some of our family's favorite events include:
  • Arbor Day - April 15, 2017 - this year we will celebrate the official grand opening and naming of the new park next to Eldorado K8 school.
  • Superior Morgul Bike Race - May 18-21
  • 4th of July Parade and Pancake Breakfast
  • Trails and Wildlife events - dates vary throughout the year
  • Chili Fest - Saturday, September 9
  • Octoberfest by Rock Creek HOA - early October
  • Count the Lights holiday event in Asti Park in early December
  • Skate with Santa at Sport Stable at Superior in early December
Be sure to encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up for the Town's e-blast email updates so they can keep up to date with these great events around Town and other news. Best wishes as we start the new year and I look forward to seeing you around Town!

Best regards,
Clint Folsom




SUPERIOR Call-n-Ride

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   http://www.rtd-denver.com .




Count the Lights Holiday Celebration

On Saturday, December 3 the Town of Superior held the 3rd Annual Count the Lights Holiday event at Asti Park. Over 200 people attended the event full of s'mores, hot chocolate, Santa visits, 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 150 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 22. 
Winners received gift cards to Target. Congratulations to all! 

1st Place - John Pavol
2nd Place - Elizabeth Marsella
3rd Place - Jackson McCool





Park Naming Contest Has Been EXTENDED!

We have had several requests to extend the contest now that the park is open and accessible to the community. If the climbing net, zipline, bouldering slide or any other park features have sparked your creativity we want to hear about it! Over 160 names have been submitted, but the great ideas continue to flow in.
  • Participants can visit the new park at 3151 Indiana Street. Come check out all the park has to offer and pick out a fitting name.
  • Participants are then invited to submit via surveymonkey.com (CLICK HERE) a name suggestion with a brief explanation as to why it is the best name for this park.
  • Entry ideas will be reviewed by the Town's Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trail Advisory Committee (PROSTAC), who will choose the top 5 ideas and present these to the Board of Trustees for final selection.
  • Finalists will receive gift cards to local businesses in the amounts of $25 for the runner-up if applicable, and $75 for the winner. In the case of duplicate entries, the first entry to be received will be recognized.
  • Student groups are encouraged to participate. If a group entry is the winning name, an additional $100.00 prize will go to the group's affiliated school or organization.
  • Please CLICK HERE to submit your entry, or mail to Town Hall, Attn: PROS Department, 124 E. Coal Creek Drive, Superior, CO 80027.

The entry deadline is Friday, January 31, 2017! Awards will be made at the official park grand opening on April 15, 2017!





Fence Maintenance and Wind Storm Cleanup


Fences Bordering Town of Superior Open Space

If your fence borders Town Open Space or Town-maintained common areas, please report 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.

Due to the volume of reported damage, fence repairs and tree cleanup may take 6-8 weeks.

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 the storm, including fencing, trees, and roofs. Go to the Resources page at www.rockcreekhoa.com.




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.**





2017 Winter/Spring Recreation Guide
now available at  www.superiorrec.com


The Town of Superior Winter/S pring 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 2017.

Don't miss out - REGISTER TODAY!

Outdoor Education Programs
Spring Break Camps
Community Events and more!





HISTORICAL COM M ISSION CORNER

Volunteers at the Superior Historical Museum send out a thank you to all of who visited the Museum during the "Count the Lights" event on December 3rd. The turnout for the event was terrific and our little miner's house was filled with revelers interested in Superior's history and looking for a place to warm up.

Do you have a list of realistic New Year's Resolutions? A manageable resolution might be to visit the Museum in 2017. You could fulfill such a resolve by dropping in at the Museum on Saturday, January 7th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Volunteers will be on site that day to show you around. Also, you will find copies of the book "Lost Superior" available for purchase along with some greeting cards and a dvd history of Superior. A visit to the Museum can always be arranged by appointment as well.

We also continue to welcome donations of artifacts and memorabilia that relate to the history of Superior and the surrounding area. For answers to questions, feel free to contact Bryan Meyer, Town of Superior staff at 303499-3675, or Larry Dorsey, Historical Commission chair at 303-499-1969.



BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT


Now Open
at McCaslin Blvd. and Marshall Road  
Starbucks  and  T-Mobile



100 McCaslin Blvd.
Superior, CO 80027
720-697-9952

Starbucks, now open just south of US36 on McCaslin Blvd. is a Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.
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100 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 107
Superior, CO 80027
720-398-5093

Superior T-Mobile cell phone store redefines the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Their advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value.




2017/2018
Kindergarten Student Registration
Eldorado K-8 and Superior Elementary
 

Do you have a child turning 5 on or before September 30, 2017? If so, be sure to enroll your child for Kindergarten for the 2017/2018 School Year. You can enroll your child at  , please make sure you have your birth certificate, immunizations and proof of address ready to upload to the enrollment application.

For Eldorado K-8 information contact the registrar at 720-561-4405 or email at cathy.queen@bvsd.org.

For Superior Elementary information contact the registrar at 720-561-4100. or email at susie.stricker@bvsd.org.



ROAD WORK UPDATES


McCaslin Boulevard Roundabout

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 are temporary stops for construction vehicle crossings. This work is expected to last through the end of January 2017.



TR ANS IT UPDATES



US 36 Express Lanes Changed 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 shifted 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: http://www.rtd-denver.com or by calling 720-645-5128.



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. Check out the Route 228 schedule and map HERE!





One Resolution We Can All Keep

The new year marks a time for change, and this year 36 Commuting Solutions welcomes you to make a change that improves your personal health and our region's air quality. In 2017, we encourage you to make a resolution to share a ride, take transit, bike or walk to work just once a week. Find resources for getting started with a new commute HERE, and learn more about incentives for US 36 commuters HERE.

Happy 2017 from the 36 Commuting Solutions team!






From the Sheriff's Office
Residential Thefts
 
As many of you know, Superior has had an increase in vehicles and garages being broken into in the last few months. While the Sheriff's Office does everything it can to investigate these crimes, many times good leads come from witnesses, which includes surveillance camera footage. Many residents in Superior have cameras, which is a great tool that can be used in helping us with these cases. These cameras are completely legal when used like the "naked eye"; meaning there is no zoom function being used to view into another property or home. We would like to ask that any residents with cameras facing the front of their property or streets please consider letting the Sheriff's Office know so we can create a list of homes with this tool. We do canvases of the areas when these crimes occur, but it would help us greatly to know of homeowners who may be able to help us with video or photographic footage. This is completely voluntary and only to be used for the compilation of a list to possibly use you as a contact in the event of a crime nearby your home. This could help us solve some of these crimes and catch the suspect(s) who are committing them and your information will remain completely confidential.

Thank you for your diligence, and as always, please call the Sheriff's Office at 303-441-4444 with any reports of suspicious behavior.





At the Firehouse

December brought frigid temperatures freezing many of the lakes and ponds in Superior. The ice that was formed is not strong enough to support people or pets. The best way to keep from falling in the ice is to stay off of it. Keep your pets on leash and if you see a person or pet fall through do not go after them. Call 911 and keep talking to the person or pet until the fire department arrives. Rocky Mountain Fire's firefighters are trained for surface ice rescue and will gather critical information from you when they arrive. The firefighters will only go onto the ice once they are fully suited in a waterproof suit and tethered to the shore. Once the person or pet is safely ashore they will be medically evaluated and treated. Thank you for staying off the ice.

Rocky Mountain Fire wishes you all a Happy New Year; we look forward to serving our community in 2017. 

 


JANUARY  2 01 CA L EN DAR

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



January 2nd
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Town Offices CLOSED for New Year's Day Observed

January 4th
****
Youth Leadership Council, 
6:30 pm
January 9th
****
Work Session, 6:00 pm
Town Board Meeting, 7:00 pm
January 11th
****
Court-Code Violations, 9:30 am
Court-Traffic Violations, 1:30 pm
OSAC Meeting, 6:30 pm
January 12th
****
RCAC Meeting, 5:30 pm
January 16th
****
Town Offices CLOSED for Martin Luther King Day
January 17th
****
Planning Commission Meeting, 7:00 pm
January 18th
****
PROSTAC Meeting, 7:00 pm
January 20th
****
Historical Commission, 10:00 am
January 23rd
****
Work Session, 6:00 pm
Town Board Meeting, 7:00 pm
January 26th
****
CAPS Meeting, 6:00 pm


 
CLICK HERE to view
the Town's 2017 meeting and event calendar!