Weekly Digest - Aug 2
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
National Night Out with the Golden Police - tonight!

Support, respect and appreciate our police
Golden is fortunate to have such a skilled and dedicated police force, and tonight is your opportunity to meet them at the fun, family-friendly, annual National Night Out event in Parfet Park. Drop by anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. and enjoy free hotdogs, games, interactive displays, and the ever-popular Flight for Life helicopter. But mostly, it's a great chance to meet our law enforcement officers and learn more about what they do and how citizens and law enforcement can work together to create a stronger, safer community. 

We appreciate our police officers and the bravery it takes to  put on that uniform each day and go out into the community. Click the image above to watch a little thank you note to our police from the City of Golden.

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Some Saturday work will continue for the forseeable future.

The project contractor conducted a traffic changeover last night, August 1. The traffic shift is on 19th street. Traffic was shifted to the south to allow for bridge construction.
Bridge abutment pile driving will continue. Elm Street roundabout paving will continue this week with completion scheduled by August 15, 2016.

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.
2016 Utility Replacement

Installation of new water main on 10th St. is underway. Bore underneath the railroad tracks began last week and continues.
West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvements

The Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) process for Kenney Run continues. All post project survey is complete, but area survey info is still being collected. Submittal to the City for review is anticipated next week. Formal submittal to FEMA is anticipated to occur the week after. Preliminary flood modeling indicated floodplain reduction from upstream of 24th to just downstream of 15th.
19th Street Traffic Calming Project

The south half of the road has been milled and concrete replacement is now in process. An extensively-signed bicycle detour for uphill traffic is in place and is being extensively ignored.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 2,600 meters replaced to date.
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
National Night Out

Join your neighbors and the Golden police tonight, Tuesday, August 2 at 5 p.m. in Parfet Park  for a fun, family event that brings citizens and law enforcement together in a partnership to form a stronger and safer community. 

National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate discussion, education, support and participation in crime prevention efforts.
Enjoy free food, entertainment, interactive displays and the always popular landing of the Flight for Life helicopter.
Parks & Rec considers new park rules at public meeting tonight!

The City of Golden offers its residents and visitors one of the most comprehensive park and recreation systems in the country, contributing to the City's reputation as a preferred location for people to live, work and play. The Golden Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a public meeting tonight,  Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 6 p.m. in the Golden Community Center to accept input and ideas on Golden Park Rules.

Golden Parks and Recreation enthusiasts are invited to review the attached draft of a limited number of guidelines requested to protect our natural resources for the enjoyment of residents and visitors, and to ensure that those new to Golden are aware of what is required to maintain quality parks and open spaces. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you on August 2 .
Please contact Ashby Leavell in Parks and Recreation at  aleavell@cityofgolden.net, 303-384-8191 with any questions.
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet August 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
At the meeting, the following will be discussed and considered:
  • Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review a request for a zoning change to allow a Carmax car dealership at Interplaza, as well as add sign panels to two existing monument signs, and make a recommendation to City Council.
  • Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review a request for Site Plan approval to allow a building addition to Slee Offroad, near the intersection of Pine Ridge Road and Highway 93.
  • Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review a request for Site Plan approval for a Harley Davidson dealership at Gateway Village, near the intersection of Highway 40 and Interstate 70.
To view site plans and other documentation supporting each of the items to be discussed above, please visit our Current Projects page. 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 on August 4, at 9 a.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the upcoming meeting, PAC will discuss the following:
  • Refinements to the Public Art Commission Policy Handbook
  • Discussion of Future Public Art Installation Locations
  • Approval of the Don Kennell Contract
  • AWEGO Contract
  • Staff Updates 
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Movies & Music in the Park

A favorite Golden family summertime event, Movies & Music in the Park has a great line-up of bands and films this year, and the first one of the season kicks off this Friday in Parfet Park! 

As always, admission is free, and food, popcorn and ice cream will be available for purchase.
Music by Coral Creek starts at 7 p.m.

The Pixar movie "Inside Out" starts at dusk (generally between 8:30 and 9 p.m.)
Golden Farmers' Market

The Golden Farmers' Market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Located west of the Golden library, the market includes a variety of vendors offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to homemade jams, soaps and locally sourced honey. 

There are also plenty of kids activities, food trucks and more.
Bean Fosters
CANCELED: Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods

Please note: This week's Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods, which usually meets at Bean Fosters on the first Saturday of the month has been canceled this week.

Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting 
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet on August 8, at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
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 will meet on August 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Golden Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street in Golden.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - August 2 - 9
  • Lego Play and Build (Aug. 2 & 9, 4 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. Space is limited, however, and program is limited to 45 participants.
  • DIY Kids (Aug 3, 4 p.m.) -
    If you love to invent, create and reimagine things, DIY Kids if the place for you! We'll be making and experimenting in this awesome, hands-on program! Registration at the Golden Library is required.  Join us on August 3rd and build two different types of cars that need your help to move. We will see if one type moves faster or goes further than the other type of car.  Suitable for: Ages 6 - 11
    CONTACT: Lauren Reed at  lauren.reed@jeffcolibrary.org
  • DIY Lab (Aug 4, 5:30 p.m.) - 
    Create, experiment and explore the spirit of circus in a playful social environment while learning new skills such as juggling, kendama, poi, and more! Drop-ins welcome.  Suitable for: All ages!
    Leah Capezio at  leah.capezio@jeffcolibrary.org    
  • Movie Time: Epic Marvel Film Fest part 2 (Aug 5, 3 - 8 p.m.)
    Avengers Assemble! Watch the first Captain America and Avengers movies at this epic film fest.That's over 4 hours of Marvel mayhem. Do you have what it takes? We'll finish up around 8:30 p.m.  (Please note: The library closes at 5 p.m. so regular library services will be unavailable after that time.)
Captain America: the First Avenger [PG-13]™ 123 min. at 3 p.m. 
Avengers [PG-13]™ 143 min. at 5:15 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading (Aug 6, 2 p.m.) - Come read with a four-legged friend from the Animals 4 Therapy program! Did you know that dogs are the perfect reading companions? They create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Registration is recommended by visiting the library or calling 303-235-5275.* Sessions take place on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month.  Suitable for: Kids who can read on their own.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Access Your Water Usage Information with AquaHawk Alerting

AquaHawk Alerting is a FREE service for City of Golden customers that will assist them in efficiently managing their water usage and lowering their monthly bills. This new software system is available as part of the recent city-wide meter upgrade. As soon as your new meter is installed and registered within the system, this service will be available. If you have had a new meter installed within the last few months, register today - it's easy!
  • View consumption over a period of time - see your water consumption down to the hour.
  • Recognize possible leaks more quickly.
  • Take control of your water use. With AquaHawk you don't have to wait for your bill to see how much water you use for everyday activities. You'll see how you're doing, not how you did.
  • Set your own personal thresholds and receive text or email alerts. 

Learn more on our Water Usage Monitoring page. From there you can register for a free account. All you need is your name, email address and your water account number in this format: 00-000000-000

Recycling Drop-off Yard to Close
recycling drop-off yard
The recycling drop-off yard northwest of Hwy 93 and Golden Gate Canyon Drive will be closing on Friday, August 5. The drop-off site, a partnership between the City of Golden, Miller Coors, and Ball Container Corp., has been subject to increasingly frequent illicit dumping of household waste, construction debris, and even hazardous materials. Daily pickups of the recyclables from the site have not prevented the site from becoming a nuisance and dumping ground.  

We will work with our partners at MillerCoors and Ball to see if there is an opportunity to provide this type recycling service without the problems currently associated with this site.
New Parking Permit Process
The City of Golden has transitioned to a more streamlined parking permit process. Addresses within a residential permitted area  will be able to go online to the new parking permit portal to register for their parking permit.

In order to receive a parking permit, individuals will create an account and conveniently upload any required documentation as outlined on the Parking page. Please read instructions carefully!
Public Works Citizens Academy - Registration open!
Have you ever wondered how Golden's water is treated? How we maintain and repair infrastructure? How we map and track water, sewer and street-related assets within the community? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should join the Public Works Citizens' Academy. This free 20-hour program, which is geared toward adults, kicked off on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 1.

It will include interactive hands-on training activities, tours of City facilities and presentations by Public Works staff. This program will include one Thursday evening, three Tuesday evenings and two Saturday sessions. To conclude the program, graduates of the Academy will be awarded Certificates of Completion at an October City Council meeting.

The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 26. The class size is limited, so please register early.

Police Citizens' Academy - last chance to register!
The Golden Police Department is accepting applications for the 2016 Citizens Academy through August 8. 

The Academy is set to begin August 17 and is scheduled for 11 weeks of classroom and skills education.  Academy attendees will learn what police officers and police employees do in the performance of their duties and the rules and laws that guide them.
The Academy combines classroom presentations with hands-on activities to provide the participants with a comprehensive experience. Participants will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, and two Saturdays for firing range and driving track training. 

Throughout the course of the Academy, participants will be exposed to K9 patrol, drug enforcement, traffic accident investigations, communications, patrol duties and realities, DUI traffic enforcement, the Jefferson County Regional SWAT team, a tour of the Jefferson County Jail, crime scene investigations, firearms simulator, taser and driving track training.

The Golden Police Department began conducting an Adult Citizens Police Academy in 1995. We felt that exposing citizens to knowledge about police work would help them to better understand and relate to police involvement in the community. Our hope is that the graduates of the Citizens Academy will share this knowledge with others in the community.