Weekly Digest August 21 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Road Work Ahead!

The stretch of North Washington Avenue between Hwy 58 and Hwy 93 has long been lacking in many of the amenities that improve transportation needs in the area. In fact, the street has been on the City's Complete Streets priority list since 2010 when the Complete Street Policy was initially adopted by City Council. The policy aims to improve the safe and comfortable access and travel for pedestrians, cyclists, public transport users, and motorcyclists alike. We're proud to say the street is now next in line for a big makeover, with contractors, funding and plans all in place and ready to go! To learn more about the upcoming plans for North Washington, don't miss the public meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 911 10th St.

This week is also noteworthy as we have the final Movies & Music in the Park of the summer happening this Friday in Parfet Park with Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Keep reading for information on everything else happening this week, and May the Force be with you !

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Heritage Road Roundabout Work

Work will begin August 27 to reconfigure two of the Heritage Road roundabouts based on the recent engineering study. Work is anticipated to take two weeks. 

During this period, Heritage Rd will be closed, and there will be a detour in place for adjacent neighborhoods.
Extended Street Closure on 17th Street

17th Street, from Washington to Jackson Streets, is closed for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson St. The road is scheduled to reopen October 30.
2018 Utilities Replacement

Diamond Contracting began watermain replacement on Orchard St and W 5th Ave on August 6. Work is expected to last about six weeks. See a map of the work area.
2018 Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete has begun work on N. Ford Street installing traffic-calming islands.
2018 Street Improvement Program

Martin Marietta will return the first week of September to finish the remaining streets for this year. These streets include:

Martin Marietta Streetwork for Sept 2018
Upcoming Events
Golden Community Center temporary closure this week

The Golden Community Center is temporarily closed this week, August 20-26, for facility improvements, major cleaning and installation of new equipment. Projects slated for completion this year include:
  • Wood floors will be sanded and refinished including the gymnasium, group exercise studios and Community Room
  • Water slide will be refinished
  • Drain lap and leisure pool and clean the basins
  • Touch up painting throughout the building
  • Facility deep clean and organization
Due to conflicts in scheduling contractors, both the Golden Community Center and the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center will be closed at the same time for Annual Maintenance. Unfortunately, this means that there will be no reciprocal use agreement in place this year.
North Washington Project Public Meeting
 
A public meeting regarding the North Washington Complete Streets project will be held tonight,  August 21 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers  at 911 10 th  Street. 

The meeting will offer a brief presentation to outline the construction schedule, phasing of the project, and details regarding the closures and detours necessitated by the project construction.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting (note change of venue)
 
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, August 21 at 7 p.m. at the Fossil Trace Golf Club.

At the meeting, the Board will consider the following:
  • Astor House RFP
  • Parks Signage
  • STS - Board Planning for Public Meeting on August 28, 2018
  • Election of Officers 
For more information on this meeting, please see the  agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Moving a Locomotive without a track!
 
DRGW 5401 locomotive
Eight years ago, the Colorado Railroad Museum accepted the generous donation of a diesel locomotive from the Union Pacific Railroad. The locomotive is former Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) locomotive #5401. The museum could not take immediate delivery of the locomotive because the museum, located in Golden, lacks a physical connection to the general railroad track system. Tomorrow, August 22, this nearly 400,000 lb. locomotive that has been stored on MillerCoors property a mile away will finally be moved to its new home at the Museum.

The move itself will be something to witness! BNSF Railway will move it on their track from MillerCoors to a crossing on 44th Avenue, where it will be picked up by four sidebooms, placed on four sections of temporary panel track and moved down the middle of 44th Avenue, pulling up panels from behind as they pass and leapfrogging them to the front of the locomotive all the way to the Museum (see map below).

The move will begin at 9 a.m. and should be completed by 1 p.m. Traffic will be closed on 44th Avenue between Table Mountain Parkway and Easley Rd while the move takes place.

Locomotive Move Map

Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
 
The Local Liquor Licensing Authority (LLA) will meet Wednesday, August 22 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

To preview all licenses under consideration, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) will meet Wednesday, August 22 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Regular City Council Meeting
 
City Council will meet on Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, City Council will consider 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 City is required to have an independent financial audit performed every year and recently issued an RFP for auditing services. Council will consider the recommendation of the Audit Selection Committee. 
  • A representative from the Foothills Art Center will make a brief presentation to Council about the recent "Finding Home" exhibit hosted by the Art Center, and the way that topical issues are approached by the arts.
  • Ordinance No. 2083 - An Ordinance amending Section 5.11.030, "General Smoking Restrictions" of Chapter 5.11 of the Golden Municipal Code, entitled Smoking In Public Places And Other Areas, And Repealing Of Section 5.11.035. You may preview the proposed changes here.
  • Council will consider the referral of a ballot measure to authorize an ordinance lowering the voting age in municipal elections to 16 years old.
  • Council will consider a request to amend the municipal code as a result of the passage HB 18-1025, which recodifies the Colorado Beer/Liquor/Special Events Permit Codes and moves them from Title 12 of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) to a new Title 44 of the C.R.S., requiring all of the current legal citations to these statutes in the municipal code to be updated to reflect the recodification.
  • City staff will brief Council on preliminary discussions about a possible future upgrade of community entry sign, directional signs, and signage for parks and municipal facilities. No specific Council action is anticipated. 
For more information, please see the meeting agenda.
 
For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Movies & Music in the Park
 
For the third year in a row, we're wrapping up the Movies & Music in the Park series with a Star Wars adventure! Come out to Parfet Park this Friday, August 24 to cheer on the Rebel Alliance as they stand against the Imperial Army in  Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The interstellar party will kick off with a performance by  La Pompe Jazz, and there might even be a few Storm Troopers and other characters on hand for pictures.  You and your kids are also encouraged to dress in your best Star Wars costumes! 

Movies & Music in the Park (MMITP) happens the first four Fridays of August, featuring family-friendly movies and music for free in Parfet Park.

La Pompe Jazz takes the stage at 7 p.m. and the featured movie will start rolling at dusk, generally around 8:30 p.m. The movies are shown on a giant inflatable screen under the stars.

Bring blankets or low-slung chairs, and make yourself comfortable! If you need to sit up high in a regular height chair, however, please be courteous of those sitting on the ground, and keep to the edges of the crowd. Come early and bring a picnic dinner, or enjoy food and drinks from local vendors. A number of vendors will be on site to offer tasty selections such as pizza, tacos, ice cream and sodas. Then, of course, save room, because what's a movie without hot, buttery popcorn?

Dogs are welcome, just keep them on a leash. And please leave your adult beverages at home - this is an alcohol-free and tobacco-free event. Regular  park rules apply.
Golden Weekends
 
This  Friday and Saturday, August 24 and 25 from 5 to 8 p.m., Golden's downtown will come alive with activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Dozens of Golden businesses stay open until at least 8 p.m. and offer specials, in-store demonstrations, samples and more.

Live music on the street corners, free carriage rides, and merchant special activities bring the festivities outdoors onto the sidewalks and in stores and restaurants throughout the summer weekend evenings.
The Downtown Golden Merchant Partners (DGMP) is hosting the events, with support from the Downtown Development Authority, in appreciation of the Golden community.

Participating businesses will be marked by a gold balloon at their front doors. Golden Weekends takes place most Fridays and Saturdays this summer, except on Super Cruise Saturdays.

For more information, please visit  Golden Weekends on Facebook.
Golden Farmers Market
 
Find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and a social gathering space most Saturdays this summer. Come out from  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, August 25.

The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Golden Investment Forum Task Force Meeting
 
The Golden Investment Forum Task Force will meet Monday, August 27 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Singletrack Sidewalks (STS) Public Meeting
 
There is a proposal from the Golden Giddyup, a local non-profit organization, to build single-track sidewalks (natural surface trails) next to existing paved bike paths to provide a place for young and beginner riders to experience mountain biking, although the trails would not be exclusively limited to beginner riders.
 
The proposed Singletrack Sidewalks pilot project (STS) would stretch from Apex Park to 6th Avenue along the bike path on city property. 
 
The City of Golden is interested in gathering input from the community for this endeavor PRIOR TO taking any action. A full description of the project, including the full proposal and proposed trail maps, is available at GuidingGolden.com where public comment is also being gathered. The public meeting is on Tuesday, August 28, 6 to 8 p.m. at Shelton Elementary School, 420 Crawford St., Golden.
Golden Bicycle Cruise
 
Grab your cape and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun night of music, beer, food, and this time the theme is Superheroes with music by  Half Pints and Growlers.

The family friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on Tuesday, August 28. Gather at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 pm.
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, August 28 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Be a Tool Day of Service 2018
Be a Tool Day of Service
 
2018 marks the 8th year of the Neighborhood Rehab Project's annual Be A Tool Day of Service.  Neighborhood Rehab Project continues to provide a platform of opportunity for all ages, skill levels and passions to come together for the common purpose of helping a neighbor in need on the 2nd Saturday of September. It is also an opportunity for local businesses to give back to the community in tangible ways by volunteering services, supplies or their time for the day.  
 
Focusing on safe, dry and warm issues for elderly, disabled, veteran or financially burdened homeowners, project examples include decks, stairs, doors, windows and roof repair.
 
The date for this year's Be A Tool Day of Service is September 8, 2018 but registration is now open!
 
For more information or to register for the Neighborhood Rehab Project's Be A Tool Day of Service this year go to www.beatool.org.
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
Water demand is high! Help us conserve

The hot, dry summer has created an increased demand for water by users in Golden, downstream, and all along the Front Range. This time of year, we'd like to remind Golden residents to use water responsibly.

For conservation tips, please visit our  Water Conservation page. You can also sign up to view and monitor your water consumption online with the  AquaHawk Alerting system.
"Keeping it Wheel" Video Series - The Right Hook
 
The Right Hook
Follow us on the Golden PD Facebook page as we bring you a series of short, sweet "How To" segments all about bicyclist and vehicle safety on the road.
 
From roundabouts to right hooks, lights to lanes, these videos will highlight the law and show you tips on how to operate a car or bicycle safely and hopefully stress-free. 
 
You can see them all on the Golden PD Facebook page, or tune in here as we bring you a new one each week in the Weekly Digest. Click the image above to go to the video "The Right Hook"!