City of Golden Newsletter
August 25, 2015
Aug. 25 Weekly Digest
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City of Golden
Golden City Hall
911 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Golden Website

Community Calendar
Upcoming Events
From City Council meetings to bike races to community choir concerts, there's always something happening in Golden.

Don't miss out! Keep track of what's happening and when on the Community Calendar.

Submit an Event!
Help us keep our Community Calendar up-to-date. If you are sponsoring a not-for-profit event that takes place in Golden and welcomes everyone, we want to know about it. Fill out our event submission form and if it fits our editorial standard, we'll add it to the calendar.

Balloon Sunrise on Fossil Trace This past weekend saw a huge number of visitors for the USA Pro Challenge bike race and we were proud to show off our beautiful town! Golden represented with style and grace, and a big thanks goes out to all the volunteers and citizens who pitched in to make it such a successful event.


With the bike race behind us, and the Splash closed for the season, it may seem like summer is behind us, but there's still some fun to be had! The final Movies & Music in the Park of the season is this Friday. Last year we were all really disappointed that the screening of Frozen had to be canceled due to weather, so we brought it back this year - and it's a sing-a-long! And make sure you get up early the next morning - the Golden Farmer's Market is not to be missed either.


Have a great week!


Your friends at the City of Golden
Project Updates
Heritage Road Update

The Eagle Ridge roundabout was opened a day ahead of schedule. 

The contractor is now working on the concrete apron in the center and sidewalk this week. 

Closure of the  intersection at W. 4th Ave is scheduled for August 31, at which time Heritage Rd will be closed from the north side of the Kimball roundabout to the south side of the Eagle Ridge roundabout.  

Message boards will be placed early this week to advise of the upcoming closure.
2015 Concrete Replacement project

This week, the contractor is working on Washington Avenue from Highway 93 to Iowa.
2015 Street Improvements project

Milling is to begin the week of August 31 on S. Golden Rd, which will cause significant delays. Merchants have been notified through the Chamber, and message boards are in place as of Monday. Golden High School and Bell Middle School have also been notified.  

After S. Golden Rd work is complete, the contractor will move to N. Ford Street.
2015 Utility Replacement project
  • Jones Rd sewer replacement completed.
  • Water main replacement on Wyoming and Virginia from North Ford to North Jackson will begin this week.
  • Sanitary sewer rehabilitation has begun in the Golden Heights neighborhood (West 4th and Orchard area).
  • Miscellaneous sewer repairs are taking place on Iowa Street, Iowa Court, and Mt. Zion Dr.
Lions Park single court open

Last week, Lions Park dual tennis court work was completed and they were opened for play. This week repairs to the Lions single court are complete! Next up, the  contractor is moving to Southridge for the resurfacing of that court.

The tennis courts have been been closed much of the summer, due to a rainy season that caused delays and impacted contractor availability.
West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvements

The Army Corps permit for the channel between 23rd and 24th Street as well as the 23rd Street culvert was received so work can move forward. Tree removal is slated to begin soon.

The contractor began pouring the base of the 24th Street culvert today, August 25. The current schedule calls for re-opening 24th Street by September 28, providing there are no unexpected delays.
Wyoming Circle Park Construction

Wyoming Circle Wyoming Circle Park construction began Tuesday, August 4. The new park space will include the same number of parking spaces but be reconfigured to provide more park and a new shelter. It will continue to be a secondary access to North Table Mountain Trailhead. 

Right now, work is ongoing. All concrete is poured. Remaining work consists of final retaining walls, shelter installation, irrigation installation and planting.
Upcoming Events
CSAB Meeting

The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the upcoming meeting, the Board will be considering the following:
  • The Board will finalize discussions regarding meeting topics and purpose for a separate meeting to focus and plan for near-term projects over the next 18 months 
  • 2015 Budget Review Staff will update the board on the year to date status of 2015 programs and operations, as well as projected expenses and activities for the rest of the year.
  • 2016 Budget Planning Staff and the board will review programs and projects anticipated for 2016, and associated budget implications. 
The mission of the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is to assist the City of Golden in achieving the ten-year sustainability goals. In order to facilitate achievement of these goals, the Board will lead, encourage, enable, and empower the citizens, visitors, and people who work in Golden, to live in a sustainable manner.

For more information on this or any other upcoming board meeting, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.

The Local Liquor Licensing Authority meetings for both July 22 and August 26 were canceled and rescheduled for August 12. The next LLA Meeting will be on September 23.
City Council Meeting

City Council will meet on August 27 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the upcoming meeting, Council will consider the following:
  • They will review updated information from staff, CSAB and affected homeowners association representatives regarding the implementation of Ordinance 1991, enacted in November 2014 regarding volume based pricing requirements for licensed trash haulers in the City (PAYT). Council will have a specific public comment session on this topic, and may provide direction.
  • The City Public Art Commission has reviewed the municipal code provisions for funding public art based upon a percentage of construction costs for defined public projects, and wishes to propose a more simple, predictable funding system for Council review.  If acceptable to City Council, an ordinance change and resolution will appear on a future meeting agenda.
  • Council will consider a proposal to underground the Century Link overhead utility lines at a cost of $78,713.83 to be appropriated from the Sales and Use Tax Fund.
For more information on this or any other upcoming board meeting, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Movies & Music in the Park

Movies and Music in the Park Each year, the City of Golden offers movie-lovers the Movies & Music in the Park series, which runs (weather willing!) Friday nights in August at Parfet Park located at 10th Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Golden.
Free and fun for all ages, it's a great opportunity to get friends or family together, have a picnic in the park (or enjoy the great eats from our food trucks and vendors), jam out to some live music, then settle down for a family-friendly flick on a big inflatable screen.
This Friday, we'll kick the evening off with Dr. Harlan's Amazing Bluegrass Tonic at 7 p.m., followed by Frozen (Sing-A-Long).  
Golden Farmers' Market

Farmers Market

The Golden Farmers' Market is in its 13th season, and better than ever! 


In addition to a delectable array of locally grown fruits and vegetables, you'll find garden décor, specialty treats, flowers and plants, and hard to find specialty items. Fill out the menu with frozen fish and meats, fresh breads, canned condiments and sweets, locally-made wines, plus homemade pasta and unique cooking ingredients. The Farmers' Market also offers a social gathering space and educational opportunities.


Join the fun from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday this summer through October 3 in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library, 1019 10th Street.

Around Town
The Splash is now closed for the season

the SplashThanks to everyone who made it out to The Splash waterpark this summer and made it a great year.

The facility is now closed for the season, but we'll see you next year!
Candidates running for November elections

The City of Golden will hold general elections on November 3 this year, and Golden voters will elect the positions of Mayor and Councilors for District One and District Two.

Two to three candidates have filed to run for each position as of this afternoon. You can review the candidates currently running on our Elections page, although the list will not be finalized until this Friday at 5 p.m.
Safety tips for dealing with rattlesnakes

If you've seen a rattlesnake around town, you're not alone. According to Jamie Segal, Code Enforcement Officer with the Golden Police Department, the number of snakes seems to cycle up and down each year, and this year has seen an uptick.

The rattlesnakes we have here in Golden are prairie rattlers. They are a fairly non-aggressive species, tending to be much more defensive. If you see one, Officer Segal advises the best thing you can do is leave them alone. 

Worth Repeating!
Slow the Flow program saves both water and money

Slow the Flow Colorado is a free sprinkler inspection program available to Golden water customers.


Residential, HOA and commercial properties are all eligible. The sprinkler inspections - also known as irrigation audits - are conducted by trained water auditors.


So why should you participate?

  • It's a professional service, subsidized by the City of Golden and provided at no charge to you, with substantial benefits to your landscape.
  • Receive a customized watering schedule for a green, long-lasting landscape - for free!
  • Learn practical, easy, do-it-yourself sprinkler maintenance.
  • Learn how to maximize the life of your system.
  • Do your part to conserve Colorado's water!
  • Learn how to improve your system's performance. 
To learn more about the Slow the Flow program, please visit our Water Conservation page.