*** The Gateway To Boulder Valley * APRIL 2019 ***
Mayor Clint Folsom's 2019 State of Superior
Mayor & Manager Update

Tuesday, April 16
12:00 to 1:00 pm 
Brunelleschi's Restaurant , Superior Sport Stable (1 Superior Drive)

Make plans now to attend the Annual Update on April 16 to hear the "State of Superior" with Mayor Clint Folsom, and Town Manager Matt Magley . They will share updates and insights into what is happening in Town with a presentation from 12 noon-1 pm. 

This is a free event with non-alcoholic beverages provided. REGISTER HERE
First Fridays Coffee with Superior Town Board Members


Please join fellow residents and Superior Town Board Members for this month's First Fridays Coffee hosted by Trustees Sandie Hammerly and Laura Skladzinski on Friday, April 5th, from 7:45 to 9:30 am at Sticks Coffee, One Superior Drive, 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.
HARD to RECYCLE and HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE EVENT

Saturday, April 13
9:00 am - noon at Eldorado K-8 School

The Town will be spon soring the Household Hazardous Waste and Hard to Recycle Event this year on Saturday, April 13th at Eldorado K-8 School located at 3351 S. Indiana St. between 9:00 am to noon. There is no appointment necessary and you can come by and drop off your items. 

There is a charge to recycle some of the electronic items ranging from $2 to $30. The Town will be paying 50% of the cost for Superior residents as funds allow. Only cash and checks will be accepted the day of the event. Proof of Superior residency will be required to receive the discount. No reservations are required, so please bring your items down! Since this event is first-come, first-served please be aware there may be a wait time. For more information on Electronics and Hard to Recycle items, their prices and what can be recycled ( accepted items list), please visit ecocycle.org/charm.

For additional questions, please call Town Hall at 303-499-3675.
Free Shred-It Event!
Saturday, April 13th
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
As a thank you to Guardian Storage customers and communities, Guardian Storage is providing a FREE 3-hour Shred-it event at their stores.

Stop by your Superior Guardian Storage to safely and securely dispose of your unwanted documents, while also helping the environment!

1555 South 76th St, Superior, 80027
Arbor Day Celebration
Saturday, April 27
10:00 am - noon at Autrey Park
Gather family and friends and join us for our first event of the season. Activities will include tre e planting, eco-friendly crafts, family friendly park games and a chance to get to know a few local businesses.

This year we are celebrating all the amenities at Autrey Park (1830 Honey Creek Drive). Come check out the bike park, new skate park, dog park and disc golf course. Autrey is an amazing park for the whole family!

Click HER E to learn more about the Town's Community Events.
The Sheriff’s Office will be holding a Prescription Drug TAKE BACK DAY in Superior on Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The event will be held in the parking lot at the Sheriff’s Substation (405 Center Drive) in the Superior Marketplace.
Town of Superior Advisory Committees Want You!

Collaborate with fellow residents in shaping the future of your town!

The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:

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 Karen Snortland , Committee Coordinator at karens@superiorcolorado.gov .

Superior Business Spotlight
Join us in welcoming Stickley Furniture to Superior, Thursday, April 11, 2019, 5:30 pm Ribbon Cutting & Open House!

Stickley Furniture and the Audi family will host the Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening for its newest retail location in Superior, Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 pm! Come see their showroom, meet the Audi’s, and enter a dr awing to win $10,000 in store merchandise! View Press Release here.
Ribbon Cutting at Build-A-Robot Learning Center

The Town and Superior Chamber of Commerce celebrated Build-A-Robot joining our community during a fantastic ribbon-cutting event last month.

Build-A-Robot Learning Center is a community learning center dedicated to K~8 Computer Science and Robotics Education. It offers year-round after-school and summer camp programs for curious students to learn and network in a supportive environment. Founded in Superior by veterans in education and industry, Build-A-Robot collaborates closely with schools and parents to help students thrive in the 21 st century ( link to Daily Camera article). 
Historical Commission Corner
The Historical Commission is excited to share upcoming special events with you. First, the Superior Historical Museum will be open on Saturday, April 6th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have the first showing of a scale model diorama of the Industrial Mine. This project has been under construction for months and will be installed in the Museum in time for the April opening, according to current plans. It was built by Ron Keiser, scale modeler extraordinaire, and includes the mine tipple, 3 tracks, rail cars and mine camp houses. Furthermore, it also includes a cut away showing the vertical and horizontal mine shafts as well as HO scale human figures. Come see it on April 6th or keep an eye out for a grand opening in the future.

Next is our Annual Spring Program entitled, “Mountain and Mining Women in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame,” presented by Alexis Anderten held on Wednesday, April 24th at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room. One of the featured ladies from Colorado’s past is Mary Miller, the founder of the city of Lafayette. View event flyer here.

Lastly, plan to join us on the annual Historic Walk from the Museum to Grasso Park and on to the Industrial Mine and Mine Camp site on May 5th. It begins after the Museum closes at 2 p.m. Come early and see our displays, especially our new mine diorama.  

For further information contact Bryan Meyer, Town Staff, at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey, Commission Chair, at 303-499-1969.
Recreation News

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

Follow these links for additional information about great Recreation Opportunities and Community Events!
Click HERE for Parks, Recreation, and Open Space News and Updates.
Parks and Shelters will be available to reserve online starting April 1st at superiorrec.com
Baseball Season begins in April. Mo narc h Little League Opening Day is April 6th…Go Coyotes!
Saturday, April 13th
1:00-3:00 pm
at Purple Park
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 LIFEGUARD positions.

Positions are posted on the Town of Superior website Employment page. For additional information or to apply visit: www.superiorcolorado.gov
Are you interested in working for the Town of Superior but still need to earn your certification ? If you still need to obtain the required certifications , CLICK HERE for a list of local entities offering courses.

Aquatics Staff Certification Bonus!
The Town will issue a "certification reimbursement/bonus" for any applicants who are hired to work for the 2019 pool season.  Please hold onto your certification class payment receipt.
Are you struggling to wrap your head around your sprinkler system? The Town of Superior and Resource Central can help with a free sprinkler consultation. Resource Central Technicians will run a few tests to check your sprinklers’ efficiency and diagnose any problems your system might have. At the end of your consultation, you’ll receive a customized watering schedule designed to reduce water usage and keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all summer long!

Inspections last about 90 minutes, but could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. It’s easy to sign up and get long-lasting results! Simply call 303-999-3824 or sign up at resourcecentral.org/sprinkler.
Garden In A Box

View the 2019 Spring Garden Collection HERE! Look now, pick your favorites, purchase next month. Get ready for a colorful xeric garden!

Resource Central's Garden in a Box
Road Work Updates
Trail Construction Underway
Another link in the Town’s extensive trail network is under construction. With help from a federal grant, the Town is undertaking construction of a 10-ft. wide concrete multi-use trail connecting the McCaslin BRT Station and the US 36 Davidson underpass. The trail will be constructed in the right-of-way between Marshall Drive (SH 170) and US 36. If all goes well the trail should be completed by the end of July. 

For any questions please contact Alex Gorevski at alexg@superiorcolorado.gov

Superior Cyclists Invited to Bike-Focused Transportation Master Plan Update Meeting

Boulder County Transportation invites cyclists of all ages and abilities who reside in the eastern portions of the county to attend a focused discussion about the present and future of bicycle infrastructure in the area. 

Monday, April 8th
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Louisville Public Library
951 Spruce Street

The meeting is geared towards those riders who live east of 75th Street. Attendees will learn more about and discuss:
  • The Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Update Project’s draft recommendations, available at www.BoCoTMP.com
  • The Bicycle Level of Stress Analysis that was completed as part of the TMP Update
  • Current conditions and potential future enhancements to the transportation network

For more information on the meeting, contact Alexandra Phillips, Boulder County bicycle planner, at 303-441-4520 or aphillps@bouldercounty.org

Additional TMP Update public meetings will be held April 2nd and 4th. Learn more at www.BoCoTMP.com

The TMP is being updated to include: new or trending transportation-related technology; changes in demographics, land use, and travel patters; and, opportunities for infrastructure and economic resiliency. Work also includes identification of funding challenges and opportunities.
Transit Updates
Call-n-Ride has a new name - introducing FlexRide

Starting in January, RTD's service known as “Call-n-Ride” was changed to "FlexRide."
 
The green buses have been phased out and replaced with new white ones, everything else remains the same with the service.
 
FlexRide is a personalized bus service that travels within select RTD service areas. Book online or call and you can connect to bus routes, Park-n-Rides, rail stations or to work, school and appointments. This is a shared ride. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make your reservation and RTD will provide an estimated pickup time. When the bus arrives, pay your exact cash fare. It's that simple!
 
To reach Superior FlexRide call 720-645-5128.
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.


Schedule effective January 13, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Recent Town Board Actions
Proclamation for National Service Recognition Day

Proclamation for National Nutrition Month – Meals on Wheels

Adopted a Resolution approving the annual Three-Mile Plan 

Approved a Tastings Permit for Superior Liquor Market

Adopted a Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with Boulder Valley School District for use of Town Hall 

Adopted a Resolution ratifying an Agreement with Siegel Public Affairs, LLC for a lobbying services regarding oil and gas issues 

Discussed without approval the Planning Commission’s 2019 Work Plan

Adopted a Resolution in Support of Senate Bill 19-181, Concerning Additional Public Welfare Protections Regarding the Conduct of Oil and Gas Operations

Adopted a Resolution approving the Purchase and Sale Agreement for the purchase of the Ridge II Property (Superior Metropolitan District No. 1)  

Discussed Board Communications and Roles
April Town Board Meetings - April 8th and 22nd
Town Board Retreat - April 15th , 5:00-9:00 pm

Committee Meetings
April 3rd - SYLC Meeting , 6:30-8:00 pm
April 10th - OSAC Meeting , 6:30-8:30 pm
April 11th - ACES Meeting , 5:30-7:30 pm
April 16th - Planning Commission Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
April 17th - PROSTAC Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
April 19th - Historical Commission Meeting, 10:00 am-noon
April 25th - CAPS Meeting , 6:00-8:00 pm

Chamber News
Superior Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Clint Folsom joins the Northwest Chamber Alliance at the Capitol for a Meeting with Jared Polis and other State Representatives

Dozens of business leaders, representing over 2,800 businesses and 128,000 employees, met with Governor Jared Polis last month to share the collective perspective of the Northwest Chamber Alliance (NWCA) as it relates to business measures under consideration in the Colorado State Legislature. Five Chambers of Commerce including the Boulder, Broomfield, Latino, Longmont and Superior Chambers comprise the coalition which has been very involved for the past several years in issues impacting their regional economy. The NWCA also engaged their State legislators today in a dialogue as part of its continuing efforts to bring a strong business voice to the table for the purpose of addressing regional matters.

The Northwest Chamber Alliance collectively supports the following State Legislative Policy Principles as key priorities for regional economic vitality, with mutual benefit across Colorado including Statewide Transportation Funding, Workforce Development, Workforce House, and Electronic Sales and Use Tax Simplification.
The Superior Chamber of Commerce Annual Award Nominations are open till April 15 . If you would like to nominate someone for one of our eight awards including volunteer and educator of the year please Click HERE . To see a description of awards and past winners go here please visit our website HERE .
The Superior Chamber of Commerce now has a text messaging service to let you know about upcoming events. To subscribe please text “Superior” to 888111. You can unsubscribe at any time.

April begins peak flood risk season; Emergency warning sirens testing scheduled
The Boulder Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with Boulder County and the City of Boulder, will begin audible testing of the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1. The test is the first of the monthly emergency audible siren tests, which take place each year on the first Monday of each month from April through August.

The siren tests will occur twice on each testing day, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., on April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, and August 5. The test completed in April will be the only audible siren test in Superior. All other siren tests will be silent. Should the Boulder County area experience severe weather during one of the planned audible tests, the siren tests for that day may be cancelled.

Siren tests ensure that all systems and procedures are working properly during the season of peak flood danger, which is typically early spring to late summer. Used to alert residents to potential danger from a flood or other immediate threat, there are 29 outdoor warning sirens in place across Boulder County, including in Boulder, Erie, Jamestown, Lafayette, Louisville, Lyons, Marshall, Eldorado Springs, Superior and the University of Colorado Boulder.

As peak flood risk season approaches, residents are encouraged to:
  • Sign up for emergency alerts at www.BoCo911alert.com;
  • Review their emergency preparedness plans with family, friends, and coworkers; and
  • Refresh the contents of their home, vehicle, and work emergency supply kits.

For more information about personal preparedness and flood safety, visit Ready Colorado, Boulder Office of Emergency Management, Boulder County, and BoulderFloodInfo.net.
At the Firehouse
Spring has sprung and so are the landscape projects.  Please call 811 three days before your planned project if you will be digging. This is a free utility locating service in Colorado.

While you are trimming, pruning and planting be sure to verify that your beautiful bushes and grasses don’t hide the fire hydrants in your yard. The fire department needs three feet of clearance on all sides to allow us to open and function the hydrant during emergencies.

Are you setting up the grill for the season? After turning on the propane tank check your connection hoses by spraying soapy water along the line. If it bubbles up you may have a leak. Also consider how close your grill is to your home. A grease fire on the grill can easily transfer to the siding of your house or the ornamental grasses next to your patio.  

Welcome to spring, if you have questions please contact @RockyMtnFire at www.rockyfire.org.
April 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 April Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.

 Energy Rebates for Boulder County Residents  


Residents in all communities in Boulder County are now eligible for rebates from EnergySmart. All rebates can be used alone, or combined with financing to fully fund your energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades.


Rebates are available on a first come, first served basis so call EnergySmart today at 303-544-1000!
The Third Sustainable Transportation Summit
You’re invited to join us at the Third Sustainable Transportation Summit where we will be exploring the future of mobility and innovations in the world of transportation on May 15, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the University of Colorado – Boulder, University Memorial Center.

The Sustainable Transportation Summit convenes local, regional and national innovators and stakeholders to showcase multi-modal projects throughout the northwest metro region and beyond. The Summit is a half-day of learning that illuminates success stories and highlights new ways to implement transportation technology, innovative first and final mile solutions, transit-oriented land use development and multi-modal infrastructure by learning about successes of projections in the region, state and nation.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Daniel Sperling, the Blue Planet Prize Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy and founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS–Davis) at the University of California – Davis, as our keynote speaker for the event. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of his latest book, Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future.
Important Reminders
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) is committed to controlling airport noise associated with aircraft operations. 

If you have been affected by RMMA airport noise, please call the noise complaint line at 303-271-4874. You can also file a noise complaint by completing the online form.

If your fence borders Town Open Space or Town-maintained common areas, please report any damage to pros@superiorcolorado.gov .


The Rock Creek Master HOA has homeowner information on its website regarding expedited procedures for work related to damage from any storms, including fencing, trees, and roofs.
Fence Maintenance Reminders
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.
Their mission is to deliver, fund, and advocate for services that promote well-being, independence, and dignity for older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and veterans in Boulder County.

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. wcdenver.com
Recycling Options in Boulder County

Have you ever come across an item at your house you would like to recycle but you were not sure where to take it? There are many options right here in Boulder County! Follow the link below for details.