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City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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Perfect Day to Enjoy a Bike Ride!

As the weather cools, the trails of Golden beckon bicyclists and strollers and outdoor enthusiasts! If you haven't tried it yet, now is the perfect time to try checking out a bike from the Golden Bike Library. Open Thursday through Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., the bike library offers a range of sizes. Rides under 2 hours are free, or ride for the whole day for $10. A key drop is available if you want to drop the bike off after hours.

Speaking of bikes, tonight is the monthly Golden Bicycle Cruise. Tonight it's all about the Marvel Comics Universe! 

Keep reading to learn what else is happening in the City of Golden, and have a great week!

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Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
 
Saturday work will occur most Saturdays (excepting Labor Day Weekend) for the foreseeable future.

19th Street traffic is crossing 6 on the curved section to the south. Kraemer is continuing to modify signs and pavement markings to encourage use of both lanes on westbound 19th Street approaching US 6th. This crossing configuration will remain until at least December.
 
The contractor has been digging down to the future road grace on the west, and is about 6' from the final road grade. Soil nail walls are being built as they excavate down.
 
Traffic lane closures will end by noon on Friday for the long weekend. There will be no work on site Saturday or Monday.
 
There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive. Please park legally. 

Please note, plans can change at any time depending on weather and other factors. 

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2016 Utility Replacement

Installation of new water main on 10th St continues. Cressman Ct. waterline replacement continues this week.  Manhole installs and replacements will begin in Arapahoe Gulch later this week or early next week.
Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy is continuing work on Ford St. It has taken them a little longer than they anticipated but they hope to be finished by the middle of this week. Please contact Xcel if you have any questions.
Stormwater

Crews w ill be doing final mosquito treating this week.
Paving Projects

Activities completed last week 8-22 to 8-26
  • Excel Energy lowered 300' of gas line on Sunshine Pkwy
  • Manholes raised on 19th & High Pkwy
  • 2nd round of milling completed 
  • Recon streets opened up are: 18th, 20th, Goldenvue, Vazquez, Depot, Archer, 2nd half of 19th 
  • About 17,000 SY total
  • Conduit install on 19th started
  • Patching on Jackson and 18th completed
  • 10th Street paving completed
  • No subgrade prep was performed last week
Expected activities for the week of 8-29 to 9-2
  • 18th street dirt work
  • 19th street dirt work
  • Goldenvue dirt work
  • Pave 13th, Jackson, 18th Street overlay and recon Thursday 1,025 tons
  • Pave 20th Street recon Friday 261 tons, Possibly Goldenvue recon 170 tons
19th Street Traffic Calming Project

Paving of the south half was completed on Saturday. Traffic was changed over to the permanent traffic lanes on the south on Monday. The bike detour will be removed and until the bike lanes are complete, uphill bikes will use the uphill lane.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 2,950 meters replaced to date. Over 415 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
 
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
Golden Bicycle Cruise
 
This family friendly bicycle cruise is held on the last Tuesday of the month, May through October. That means this month, the fun happens tonight on August 30.

Cruise participants gather around 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library at 10 th and Illinois, to listen to music and drink beer. The cruise leaves at 7 p.m. to ride the paths of Golden on a pre-determined route. There are stops along the way to socialize, and the cruise ends back at the parking lot, where there is beer, music and food, and family fun available until 9:30 p.m.

The theme this week is Marvel Comics!
Local Licensing Authority Meeting - Rescheduled
 
The Local Licensing Authority will meet August 31, at 2:30 p.m. in Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For a full list of businesses under discussion, please view the agenda.

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 (PAC) will meet on September 1 at 9 a.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • An Astor House presentation
  • Finalization of the Public Art Commission Policy Handbook
  • Discussion of the City and AWEGO contract
  • Discussion of the City and Christine Knapp contract
  • Staff Updates on Deaccession Second Opinion, Clear Creek Sidewalk Medallions, Entryway Artwork near King Soopers Update, Missing Plaques
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page

Tiny Home Expo 2016
Golden Farmers' Market

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

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
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."

Meet at 10 a.m. this Saturday at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
Homesteaders' Day at Clear Creek History Park

Experience 19th century homesteading, explore the historic cabins, try woodstove cooking, learn about blacksmithing, and take a lesson at the schoolhouse during Homesteaders' Day at the Clear Creek History Center.

The historic fun gets started at 10 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. on Sept. 3.

Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Aug. 30 - Sept. 6
  • Lego Play and Build (Aug. 30 - Sept. 6, 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.
  • Public Meeting - Estate Planning Seminar (Aug 30, 6 p.m.)In this presentation, we'll cover the basics of estate planning so that participants can learn about the process and how it can protect their family. During the presentation, expect to learn about the following topics: · If you don't have an estate plan, don't worry! The State of Colorado and the IRS have already done one for you. You might not like it. · Whether you need to worry about estate taxes. · Why a well-drafted living trust is an important investment for all homeowners. · How to leave an inheritance the right way. · How to protect your assets from lawsuits (a must for anyone who owns rental real estate or a business). · How to prevent an ex-spouse, creditors and immature financial judgment from destroying the inheritance you have built for your children and other loved ones. · How the probate process works and why you should try to avoid it!
  • Public Meeting - Discovering your Physical Wellness: Fundamentals of Nutrition (Aug 31, 6:30 p.m.) - Coaches Glitz and Susan of Uninhibited Wellness will present and discuss the basics of nutrition including how to provide the healthiest food choices for yourself and family. We will provide information on not only good eating habits but good shopping habits, while considering the lifestyle you currently lead. We will discuss ideas for ingredient substitution to make favorite meals more nutritious! Open to the public.
  • Tiny Home Expo (Sept 1, 12 - 4:45 p.m.) The Energy Efficiency Business Coalition presents the 2016 Tiny Home Expo featuring Corbett Lunsford's #TinyLab. The tiny home phenomenon is booming and energy efficiency goes hand-in-hand with the tiny home movement. Corbett Lunsford is coming to Golden, Colorado with a high performance, energy efficient tiny house on wheels called the #TinyLab. Corbett will be educating consumers and contractors about sustainable energy efficient homes and building performance best practices. And, Corbett will be on hand to give tours of the #TinyLab.
    Cheryl Coates, of Tiny Diamond Homes will be speaking on The Tiny Home Market In Colorado and giving tours of the Tiny Diamond Home's tiny home.  The best of the Denver area energy efficiency industry leaders will have an opportunity to showcase their energy efficient products and services ranging from HVAC systems, windows, insulation, wifi thermostats to energy auditors.  Information will be available to consumers on how to reduce their energy costs and environmental impact while creating a comfortable and healthy home.  Information will be available to consumers about the tiny home community: designs, building codes, safety, and how to live in less than 220 square feet.
  • DIY Lab for All Ages (Sept 1, 5:30 p.m.) - Do you like to tinker, invent and reimagine things? Drop in and use our DIY space to get creative. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Kids, if you're under 12, please bring your grownup to join and supervise you.
  • PAWS for Reading (Sept 3, 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
  • DIY Lab for Adults (Sept 6, 5:30 p.m.) - It's high fiber fun at the Golden Library! Do you sew? Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Spin? Weave? Want to? Come to Golden Library's DIYLab on the first Tuesday of the month and show us your work in progress. Or bring a desired project and your curiosity and we'll get you started. Suitable for adults!
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Historic Preservation Board Meeting 
 
The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) will meet on September 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City 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
Around Town
Golden Drops Fire Restrictions

Due to changes in weather patterns, the Golden Fire Department has lifted the Stage 1 fire restrictions within the city limits of Golden, which were put into effect on July 11. This is effective as of noon, August 30, 2016. This does not apply to areas in Unincorporated Jefferson County, just within City limits.

Golden Fire will continue to monitor the weather and make adjustments as necessary. We still ask that citizens take precautions and be smart about extinguishing fires and cigarettes. But for now, Golden is not under any fire restrictions.
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

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!