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Board and Commission Interviews take place this week!

This week's City Council Study Session will be devoted to interviewing applicants for multiple current openings on Golden Boards and Commissions. With more than 40 applicants this year, there will be a lot of interviews taking place on Thursday -- but what a great problem to have! No one can say our citizenry is not involved or doesn't care about the leadership of Golden. Golden residents are the best!

The interviews will take place simultaneously in three different locations, which means this week's meeting is logistically impossible to live broadcast. But recordings will be made of all the interviews, and those will be available online the following day.

Keep reading for other information and updates around the City, and have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden

Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Here's what's happening on the Linking Lookout project this week:
  • Motorists please watch for and obey all on-site traffic control signs and devices.
  • Flaggers will be present during the day on 19th Street assisting with equipment mobilization and facilitating safe egress and entry into the live lanes of traffic.
  • Shoulder closures may be present intermittently throughout the week.
  • Intermittent EB US 6 closures will be in effect all week for excavation on the west side of US 6, north of 19th Street.
  • Intermittent WB US 6 closures will be in effect for wall removal on the east side of US 6, north of 19th Street.

Wall excavation continues, meaning intermittent lane closures this week for both EB and WB travelers.

Wall Excavation

Please note, these plans can change at any time depending on weather and other factors. 
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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.
West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvement Project
Crews are working on landscaping and punch list items near the High School this week.
Weather permitting, we will continue maintenance and cleaning operations on Cressman Gulch.
Branch Pile
Branch pile drop-offs
The March 23 snowstorm left quite a mess in its wake! Broken branches are still to be found throughout Golden. The City accepted branch drop-offs through April 3 (see the pile accumulated to the right!). 

If you missed the branch disposal window, don't worry -- you can still dispose of branches, along with other unwanted items, during Golden Community Pride Days on April 30 and May 1.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project moves forward in select neighborhoods
The City of Golden water meter replacement project began in late March. Keystone Utility Systems is the City's contractor for this project and is currently working in the Rimrock, South Golden Road and East Street areas. A typical residential replacement will take approximately 20 minutes; a commercial replacement may take several hours. If your meter is in a pit outside, you do not need to do anything. If you have an inside set meter you will need to contact Keystone and schedule an appointment. You can schedule via email at  Office@keystoneutilities.com or by phone at 1-877-587-2279 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Keystone has begun sending notices to residents and commercial accounts that will need to set an appointment for the replacement. Appointments are available Monday through Saturday between approximately 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Please remove any items blocking access to the water meter before Keystone arrives to ensure a quick and trouble free replacement.  Please do not call for an appointment until you receive the notice.

Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - April 5-12  
  • Teen Movie Time (April 5, 6 p.m.) - Come watch a different movie each month at the Golden Library and vote on what we'll watch in the future! Grades: 6-12 are welcome.
  • PAWS for Reading (April 9, 2 - 4 p.m.)
    Read with a four-legged friend from the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program at the Golden Library. Dogs are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Registration with the Golden Library is required and children registering for this program must be able to read on their own.
  • Lego Play and Build (April 12, 4 - 5 p.m.) - You're never too old (or young!) to play with LEGOs! Join the Golden Library all-ages LEGO Play and Build program. Build something based on the month's theme or use your imagination! Everyone is welcome, just drop-in.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Planning Commission Meeting
The Golden Planning Commission will meet April 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, CSAB will consider a minor plat approval, and review the annual update to the City's Annexation Report.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet April 7 at 9 a.m. in the Golden Community Center.

At the meeting, PAC will consider the following:
  • Updated Draft Plan for Collection Review
  • Outline for the Decision Making Process for Community Proposals and Donations
  • Staff updates regarding: 
    • Entryway Art Meeting
    • Relocation of Golden Touch Statue (Miner and Burro)
    • Clear Creek Sidewalk Medallions Update 
    • New Public Art Commissioner 
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Regular Study Session - Board & Commission Interviews
City Council will meet in regular study session on April 7 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers located at 911 10th Street.

City Council will conduct interviews during the study session to consider filling openings on Community Sustainability Advisory Board, Downtown Development Authority, Fire Pension Board, Golden Urban Renewal Authority, Historic Preservation Board, Investment Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Planning Commission and Public Arts Commission.

The interviews will be conducted in three different rooms simultaneously and they will not be live broadcast. However, the public is welcome to attend, and an audio version of all the interviews will be recorded and posted to the website the following day.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Jeffco Innovators' Workshop
A public service initiative of the City of Golden's Economic Development Commission and the IX Power Foundation, the JeffCo Innovators' Workshop offers free speakers and workshops for innovators and inventors, new and old business entrepreneurs!

When: April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10t Street

This will be a true workshop! Come ready to take notes and get into the subject which will be "Raising Money for Your New Product and Business."

Our speaker will be John R. Grizz Deal who has raised millions of dollars for new businesses. Grizz is an international teacher and lecturer who was profiled in INC. Magazine's "On the Road with a Super Salesman." His companies have been written about widely in publications including FAST COMPANY magazine.

As always, the April JeffCo Innovators' Workshop is a free event provided as a public service of the IX Power Foundation, and the City of Golden. However, this is a special "hunker down & learn" event and space will be limited. You must RSVP in order to be admitted, and the RSVP list will be closed in advance of the event, once we have enough to fill the room.

RSVP on Meetup.com.
Bean Fosters
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods

This is a great opportunity to talk with representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

When: April 9, 10 a.m. (rescheduled from April 2)
Where: Bean Fosters, 720 Golden Ridge Road

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
GURA Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, GURA will consider the following:
  • Potential Projects within the West Colfax URA
  • Colfax Avenue Sidewalk Project Grant Application
  • Staff reports regarding: 
    • Lots 2 and 4 Monthly Report
    • Kinney Run Flood Plain Project Update
    • Colfax Business Assistance Programs
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
This Rescheduled Local Liquor Licensing Authority will meet on April 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
At the meeting, the LLA will consider multiple applications and conduct hearings for a number of businesses. To see a full list of applications and hearings to be considered, please see the  meeting agenda.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page. 
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Golden Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Around Town
Golden Library now has expanded hours
As of Monday, April 4, Golden Library, along with JCPL's other larger libraries (Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Evergreen, Lakewood and Standley Lake) now has expanded hours of operation from 51 hours a week to 65 hours a week. The smaller libraries (Conifer, Edgewater and Wheat Ridge) have expanded their hours from 40.5 to 48 hours per week.

Last November, Jefferson County voters approved a mill levy increase for the Library - its first in 29 years. As a result, Library staff members are busy working to restore library services in Jefferson County. Among the improvements are expanded service hours. Over time, you'll also see the Library system investing more in books and materials, updating technology and repairing facilities. Future plans include expanding and enhancing services as time and resources allow.

Golden Library's New Schedule
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Community Call-n-Ride Bus Route Changing April 25
By May, the 6th Avenue and 19th Street interchange construction project, known as "Linking Lookout," should be fully underway.  In order to prepare for this traffic interruption, City and RTD staff have developed a plan to temporarily reroute the green circulator bus to minimize the impact on transit passengers.

Beginning on April 25, the circulator bus will be rerouted for approximately 18 months to avoid this intersection and any associated delays due to construction work. This temporary route has now been finalized, as shown on the map to the right. To view a larger version of the map, please visit the City of Golden website.

Please contact the Golden Planning Division at  planningcommission@cityofgolden.net or 303-384-8097 for more information.
Worth Repeating
Garden in a Box kits now on sale!
The City of Golden and the Center for ReSource Conservation offer an easy, fun and affordable way to create beautiful, water-conserving gardens through the purchase of a Garden In A Box kit.

Garden In A Box kits are now on sale!

Garden In A Box, a selection of professionally designed, perennial gardens that use Xeric (low water) plants, offers residents a simple approach to an eye-catching yard. These affordable, do-it-yourself garden kits come with starter plants, a Plant and Care Guide, and plant-by-number maps. 

Gardens are offered by the City of Golden in partnership with the Center for ReSource Conservation. $25 discounts are available while supplies last to Golden residents. To view the full garden collection visit  Conservationcenter.org/gardens .