*** The Gateway To Boulder Valley * AUGUST 2019 ***
Chili Fest and
Boulder Valley Beer Fest
September 7th, 2-6 pm

Come get your chili on at this year’s Chili Fest & Bould er Vall ey Beer Fest, September 7th, 2:00-6:00 pm in Community Park. Enjoy free chili by local restaurants and cast your vote for People’s Choice award. New this year, we are opening up the chili competition to community cooks! Do you have a family recipe you want to share and enter into the competition? 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes will be awarded! Kids will have a blast in the Kids’ Carnival sponsored by Avista Adventist Hospital! Registration for the competition will open in early-August and save on Beer Fest tickets by buying in advance at www.bouldervalleybeerfest.com. For more details, visit www.superiorcolorado.gov and click on Community Events. 
Please join us in celebrating the 11th annual National Night Out to be held in the Town Of Superior on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 in Community Park. National Night Out is a nationwide event where communities come together for a night out against crime. Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. 

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is teaming together with the Rocky Mountain Fire Department, Town of Superior and other local businesses, to sponsor a carnival type event here in Superior for National Night Out. There will be demonstrations by Rocky Mountain
Fire and the Boulder County Sheriff’s
Office as well as ice cream, pizza, other treats and games. Local businesses will also be present to support a town wide show of force against crime.  

Please join us Tuesday, August 6th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Community Park, just behind the Safeway. Everyone is welcome and everything is FREE.
New Sheriff in Town

As most of you are aware, the Town of Superior contracts with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for all law enforcement services within the Town. The Sheriff’s Office provides a supervisor, who acts as the Lead Law Enforcement Supervisor (“Chief”) managing the deputies assigned to the Town.  Sergeant Jim Chamberlin has served in this role for most of the past 9 years. Jim will soon be transitioning to a new position supervising the Sheriff’s Office Civil Section.

Sergeant Troy Wolf has been selected as the new Town of Superior Lead Law Enforcement Supervisor. Troy has begun training and working with Jim to make this a smooth transition. He will be assuming all responsibilities on August 12, 2019.

Troy has worked with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office over the last thirty years. During this time he has worked as a patrol deputy, a detective, a Boulder County Parks and Open Space deputy. He has been a sergeant for both patrol and the Parks and Open Space unit during the last fourteen years. 

As you see Troy out and about Town, feel free to stop him and welcome him to the community.
2020 Census Job Opportunities

The U.S. Census is hiring 35 temporary part-time census workers in the Superior area over the next 8 months. These jobs offer a competitive salary ($18.50/hr- $20.50/hr for Address Canvassers and Enumerators), a flexible work schedule, paid training and weekly paydays. To qualify, applicants must be 18+ years of age, a U.S. citizen and have a Social Security number. These jobs are ideal for youth looking for summer work, stay-at-home parents, seniors and those people who want to supplement their incomes.

Interested? Visit https://2020census.gov/jobs.
Board and Advisory Groups
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 Neal Shah and Laura Skladzinski on Friday, August 2nd, 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.
Recent Town Board Actions
Heard a Presentation from CAPS (Cultural Arts and Public Spaces) Update on Placemaking Master Plan 

Approved a Resolution approving a Non-Exclusive Utility Easement Agreement between the Town of Superior and Public Service of Colorado

Approved an Emergency Ordinance extending the Temporary Moratorium on the Acceptance, Processing, and Approval of Land Use Applications related to Oil and Gas Exploration, Extraction and Related Operations 

Approved Resolutions Adopting the 2019 Water Conservation Plan for Superior Metropolitan District No. 1 and the Town of Superior

Adopted a Resolution reducing the Speed Limit along South Coal Creek Drive from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour

Discussion of Process and Timeline for Former Land Rover Building

Heard Presentations from Matt Sura (Oil and Gas Legislation) and an Airport Consultant  

Proclamation Boulder County Fair 150th Anniversary

Adopted a Resolution approving a Purchase and Sale Agreement Amendment for the former Land Rover property

Consideration of Downtown Superior Eligible Costs for Superior Medical Center Parking Garage
August Town Board Meetings - August 12th and 26th
Collaborate with fellow residents in shaping
the future of your Town!

The Town currently has the following Advisory Group vacancies:

  • Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability (ACES) - 2
  • Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee (CAPS) - 2
  • Historical Commission - 1
  • Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC) - 1
  • Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC) – 1

For more detailed information about each Advisory Group check out the new Advisory Group Web Page .

Apply to serve on an Advisory Group by using the new and improved application process.

If you have questions please contact Karen Snortland , Committee Coordinator at karens@superiorcolorado.gov  
Historical Commission Corner

We have a newly installed item on display at the Superior Historical Museum. Old timers will probably recognize it but will you “younger” readers be able to? That’s right, it is a telephone! This is a wall phone, generously donated by Twila and Stan Pap, typical of the early days of telephones. The user turned the crank to contact the operator. Then the operator was given a number and she would make the phone connection. Also, in the first phases of phone technology and in rural areas, users would have to share the line with a few other customers. This was called a “party line.” Each client would have an assigned “ring,” one long ring, two shorts, etc. However, it was common for others on the line to listen in to someone else’s conversation, often leading to hard feelings between neighbors. We thank the Pap’s for their donation and invite you to come to the Museum and see our “new” phone. Bring the children and see if they can imagine old-time telephone use. 

The Superior Historical Museum will be open the first Saturday of August, as usual. Come see us at 2nd and Maple in Original Superior from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 3rd. The 1942 Chevrolet fire truck should be on display, weather permitting.

For more information contact Bryan Meyer, Town Staff, at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey, Commission Chair, at 303-499-1969.
Superior Chamber Update
Superior 5K Fun Run and Walk - September 7th
Why not bring out your family and friends and get a little exercise before you enjoy the fun of Chili Fest and Beer Fest? The Superior Chamber is holding its Superior 5K Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, September 7, 8:00 am in Community Park. This year, the Chamber is partnering with the American Cancer Society, and a portion of proceeds will benefit Finish The Fight. Registration is $30 per person, with an automatic $5 per runner discount if you register four or more people at one time.
Visit  https://raceroster.com/events/2019/24430/run-superior-5k to register. Many thanks to Presenting Sponsor Xcel Energy and Supporting Sponsors: d.a.m. cool graphics, First Summit Realty, and Avista Adventist Hospital.
August 15th, 5:00-7:00 pm
Join us Thursday, August 15th as we celebrate the opening of Superior's beautiful Ethan Allen Furniture store in the Superior Marketplace. We will cut the ribbon at 5:30 pm. Join us for food, drink, and a look around at the store's beautiful offerings. Come welcome the Ethan Allen crew to the Superior community!
Recreation News
The Main Event - Superior Spectacular, a huge hit despite the rain
The inaugural Main Event: Superior Spectacular featured immersive art exhibits and the Salida Circus. The event drew a regional crowd ready to engage in the creativity, artistry and fun. Weather dampened the event but not the spirits of the crowd whose participation helped display the hunger for the arts in Town. Thank you to the Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Committee and the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department staff for a very successful event.
Check out the amazing Recreation and Enrichment Programs
available to Superior residents at: 

Back to School "MODIFIED" Pool Schedule
The North and South pools will operate on a modified schedule once Boulder Valley School District resumes classes on August 14, 2019. Reduced hours will begin August 14, 2019 and run through September 2, 2019.
North Pool Open Swim Hours
(Sunday morning adult lap swimming will be suspended):  
Monday - Friday 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am to 8:00 pm 
South Pool Open Swim Hours
(Weekday morning adult lap swim will be suspended):
Monday - Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:30 am to 8:00 pm
*Pool hours subject to change due to staff availability

Paddington 2 - (PG)
Friday, August 16 at 7:00 pm

Public Works and Commuting Updates
Street Improvement Project

The 2019 Streets Project continues and includes repairing Coalton Road from Indiana Street to Rock Creek Pkwy., mill and overlay of a 300 ft segment of McCaslin Blvd. near High Plains Drive, construction of a trail head parking lot off of McCaslin Blvd. south of Original Town, expansion and paving of the Autrey Park parking lot, and crack sealing on various high volume roadways throughout the Town. The project is expected to be substantially complete by mid-October. At least one access will be maintained to all businesses along Coalton Road at all times. Updates will be provided on the Town’s website at https://www.superiorcolorado.gov/departments/public-works-utilities/streets/road-work-updates and through email communications.
Marshall Trail Construction

The concrete trail between the Davidson Mesa Underpass at Marshall Road and US 36 and the McCaslin BRT Station is NOW OPEN. The trail was made possible through a federal grant obtained by the Town. 
V anpool? More like VanCool!

Are you getting tired of driving alone during your long commute? It’s time to get your out of your car and into a vanpool! Commuting Solutions is excited to announce their newest program: VanCool! Register for a vanpool and receive $20 a month for the rest of the year towards the cost of your vanpool! 

Vanpools are a great option for commuters who travel more than 15-miles one-way to work. Passengers share the ride in a vehicle – which contrary to the name, isn’t always a van – that seats 5-15 people. Participants pay a monthly fee that covers the cost of fuel, insurance and vehicle maintenance. Another great perk of vanpooling on US 36 is free access to the US 36 Express Lanes.

Learn more at commutingsolutions.org

New Schedule Effective
AUGUST 25,2019

Route 228: Louisville / Broomfield
RTD's FlexRide
Where will it take you?

Book a ride for reservation service.
At the Firehouse
Rocky Mountain Fire provides more than Fire and EMS to our citizens. We’ve listed some of the many programs we offer to the community free of charge. For a complete offering and complete details of each program visit www.rockyfire.org.

  • Vial of Life – If you or a loved one have long term medical conditions or significant health issues this programs puts your medical information including medications at the fingertips of our responders when you need it most.
  • Child Car Seat Checks – RMF has 4 certified car seat technicians available by appointment to help you learn how to install your child’s car seat appropriately.
  • Birthday Parties – Residents and business owners can host their child’s birthday party at one of our stations. The firefighters will provide a safety presentation and fire hats for the kids.
  • Home Safety Inspections – Firefighters will inspect your home with you and point out fire and fall hazards to help you come up with options to remove or reduce the risks identified.
  • Community Rooms – Rocky Mountain Fire is pleased to open our doors and allow residents and business owners to reserve and use our training/community rooms for their meetings, training, etc. 
  • Fire Safety Education – While we reach out to the schools and provide annual grade specific fire safety training we also provide fire training including fire extinguishers for businesses, HOA’s and civic groups and organizations.
  • Community Events – We are pleased to attend and assist our community with events such as National Night Out, Chili Fest and Fourth of July. We will also come to block parties.

If you don’t see what you are looking for or want more details visit www.rockyfire.org and contact us through the contact tab, we’re pleased to be of assistance.
Community Partner News
August 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 August Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
YMCA of Northern Colorado
August Sports and Ice Programs

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

CLICK HERE for upcoming Sports and Ice Programs offered through the YMCA of Northern Colorado or visit the website for additional information.
Resource Conservation Advisory Board (RCAB) Seeking Superior Applicants!
The Boulder County Resource Conservation Advisory Board (RCAB) is actively seeking applicants for the municipal representation of Superior. Members to the board play an important role in representing their municipality in reducing the amount and toxicity of waste generated in the county. RCAB works to research, review and recommend changes in policy related to waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting. Advisory board members are responsible for communicating information between the communities they represent and the advisory board. Members to the board are appointed for three years and reappointed at the jurisdiction of the municipality. To learn more about RCAB, please visit the Boulder County RCAB website. The application is available on the county website here and the recruitment period closes on August 8th.
Recycling Reminders