April 24 2018 Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Trees, trees, trees!

Ulysses Skate Park Tree Planting
Ulysses skate park is now greener with more than 20 new trees! A generous grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition made the mass planting possible with the help of students from Bell Middle School. Scroll down to the end of the newsletter to read more about the tree planting and visit the park when you get a chance to see the young trees now in place.

Now for a visit that you don't have to leave your chair to make - have you visited Guiding Golden recently? 

We're looking for input on some interesting topics right now, and one of them is about to close so this is your last chance to have your say!  As part of this year's budget process, City leadership wants to hear where you think investments in the community should be made. If we had money for some fun projects, what would you like to see? Your input will be taken into consideration by City Council as the budget process continues. You have until April 27 to give us your ideas under the City Budget Citizen Input section of  GuidingGolden.com .

More projects are coming to Guiding Golden soon, so visit often. We value your input.

Keep reading for a rundown on what's happening in Golden right now, and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Flood Control District Project Near US6/I-70 Westbound Ramp

Have you noticed the project between 6th Ave and I-70?

The purpose of the project is to construct a regional floodwater detention basin to hold back and slowly release floodwaters on Lena Gulch Tributary H in order to protect people and property from flooding, as shown in the image below.

For more information on flood control management in our area, visit the Flood Control District or visit their website at udfcd.org.

Lena Gulch Tributary
Road closure for necessary stormwater and street improvements

16th Street from Illinois to Arapahoe is closed to allow for stormwater and street improvements in the area. The road will remain closed through mid-August as crews complete all necessary improvements and repairs.
Sewer Main Work

Crews are currently doing maintenance work on sewer mains in the Stonebridge/Eagle Ridge area.


Utilities crews are installing a line for a drinking fountain at 13th and Washington. Please contact Theresa Worsham at 303-384-8117 or tworsham@cityofgolden.net for more details.
Concrete Replacement Program

The annual Concrete Replacement program is underway by contractor Fasick. The work consists of replacing damaged, deficient concrete and trip hazards. ADA improvements are also addressed through the course of the work. Following is a list of streets in various stages of construction and clean-up:

2018 Concrete Replacement Schedule
Gas Main and Service Line Replacement

The replacement on N. Ford St. is complete. Within the next couple of weeks, the City of Golden Streets Department will be making full depth permanent patches.
CDOT Rockfall Mitigation Project on US 6/Clear Creek Canyon

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner Apex Rockfall Mitigation will begin rockfall mitigation work on US 6/Clear Creek Canyon between Colorado Highway (CO) 93/CO 58 and CO 119 from mile marker 260 to 272 in Jefferson and Clear Creek Counties.

In order to protect the safety of crews working on the project and the traveling public, daytime full closures of US 6/Clear Creek Canyon between CO 93/CO 58 and CO 119 must be conducted as rockfall mitigation cannot be done at night.

Motorists can expect daytime full closures of eastbound and westbound US 6/Clear Creek Canyon, Monday through Thursday, through the end of April with work hours as follows:
  • Monday through Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
During this time, there will be no parking or access for recreation use. Motorists can use I-70 as an alternate route during construction hours.
Upcoming Events
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, CSAB will consider the following items:
  • Revising sustainability goals
  • Green menu amendments
  • CoorsTek discussion
For more information on this meeting, please see the agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Regular City Council Meeting
City Council will meet on  Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, City Council will discuss the following:
  • Consent Matters - All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. To see all items included in the motion, please see the meeting agenda.
  • The Mayor will make two proclamations: Jefferson Center's 60th Anniversary; May is Mental Health Month. 
  • Appointments will be made to Community Sustainability Advisory Board, Downtown Development Authority, Golden Urban Renewal Authority, Historic Preservation Board, Investment Advisory Committee, Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board, Planning Commission, and Visit Golden
  • Staff will provide Council with a financial update through the 1st Quarter 2018. Discussion will occur on the City's overall financial condition, as well as on a fund-by-fund basis.
  • City Council will consider a request to revise the purchasing thresholds and bidding procedures to be used by employees when procuring goods and services on behalf of the City.
  • CBAC has reviewed the City's Long Range Budgetary Polices, and recommends revisions for Council's approval.
For more information, please see the full agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Rotary Club Community Wellness Fair
The Rotary Club of Golden is organizing and sponsoring a Community Wellness Fair from  9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at Golden High School, 701 24th St. The purpose of the Fair is to provide and identify resources for those who are dealing with mental illness issues, particularly within their own family, as well as those who simply want to be more informed on the subject.

The Fair is free and includes classes, presentations, food, entertainment, games and other activities designed to attract a broad audience.

Mental health professionals will lead twelve different classes on subjects such as anxiety, bullying, substance abuse and other important topics. The Fair also includes a showing of the film Inside Out. For a complete list of classes and details, visit  goldenrotary.org/fair.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2018
On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Golden Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give you the opportunity to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. By getting rid of these types of potentially dangerous drugs, you can prevent pill abuse and theft. Bring your pills for disposal (the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches) to the Golden Police Department at 911 10th St, Golden, CO. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines (flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash) both pose potential safety and health hazards.
Mines Music Spring Concert & Raffle
The Mines Music Spring Concert is on S unday, April 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ford building on the Colorado School of Mines campus, 1301 19 th St.

The vocal music groups will perform from 1 to 2 p.m. and the Concert Band from 2 to 3 p.m. The Xi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity will hold a prize raffle at the end, with a chance to win many great prizes donated by businesses in the Golden area. This is a major fundraiser for the band program and money raised goes toward new instruments and other band essentials. For more information, contact Robert Klimek at  rklimek@mines.edu.
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mines Athletics
Colorado School of Mines Athletics

Baseball, Track & Field, Swimming, Golf, Volleyball, Softball, Football... whatever your favorite sport is, CSM is probably playing it. Come out to support your local college team - go Orediggers!

Keep track of the schedule of upcoming games on the Mines Athletics Calendar. There you'll see who they are playing, when they are playing and where. 

This weekend features Baseball, Softball and Track in Golden.

Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so always check Minesathletic.com before heading out to a game.
Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Golden Library Events
Every week our Golden branch of the Jefferson County Public Library, located at 1019 10th Street, features events and classes for all ages, from DIY Labs to Book Clubs to creative and educational workshops. 

Visit JeffcoLibrary.org for a calendar of upcoming events. There you can also register for  programs that require pre-registration.
Around Town
20+ Trees Planted in Ulysses Skate Park 

Tree City USA
Over 20 trees were planted in time for Arbor Day, April 20, at the Ulysses Skate Park, and students from Bell Middle School helped plant the last two. 

The tree planting was made possible by a $6,000 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for the Ulysses Park Tree Project. The City's Forestry Department, in cooperation with Bell Middle School students, are looking to enhance the Skate Park, which is located next door to the school. The project is part of the City of Golden's ongoing commitment to involve the community in planting trees and promoting a healthy urban forest.

The dozens of additional trees will provide much-needed shade as they grow, and add to the City's tree canopy. Drip irrigation has been installed and all trees will be mulched, staked for stability, and hand-watered during dry periods over the winter months to ensure proper root establishment.
Work for the City this Summer!

Summer Hiring
Every summer dozens of jobs are made available working at the Golf Course, the Splash, the Parks & Recreation Department, and more. These seasonal jobs are ideal for students, or anyone looking for a seasonal position.

The only catch is, you have to apply first. The City is currently hiring for seasonal summer positions, as well as some part-time and even full-time jobs. To view all jobs currently open, visit our  Job Opportunities page, and apply online.
Get your Garden In A Box Before They Sell Out

family planting a garden
All hands in! Spring is here, and it's almost time to get to planting.

Garden In A Box, a Resource Central water conservation program, is an easy way to get
everyone involved in the garden when the planning is already done for you! As a
City of Golden water customer, you may be eligible for a $25 discount. Only 15 discounts remain. 

Find the perfect garden for your unique space at ResourceCentral.org/Gardens

Get yours before they sell out!