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Is that Mary Poppins...?

Spruce fallen on Sunshine
No, it's just someone who opened their umbrella at the wrong moment! The wind has been wreaking havoc around town, so we recommend you keep those umbrellas closed for the time being, along with any over-sized sails. Over the weekend the wind took out a couple of trees damaging two cars (one of the downed trees is pictured right - a picture of the other can be found below).

Despite the wind, work is moving forward on several projects around Golden, from Linking Lookout to West Fork Kenney Run to maintenance on Clear Creek White Water Park.

There's also lots on the calendar. We have several public meetings coming up for different issues as well as a Boards and Commissions Open House, so please keep reading to learn more and get involved.

Have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden

Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Preparatory work is still underway on the Linking Lookout project. Currently, crews are continuing to clear and grub west of US 6. Later this week, fence removal will commence, as well as tree removal east of US 6 late in the week.  

Xcel and Comcast are continuing utility work as well.

Just a reminder - a portion of the 6th Avenue Regional Trail,  between Illinois St. (Kenneys Run underpass) to the Clear Creek Trail, is now closed for the duration of the project (through late 2017) and detoured over to Illinois Street.  Access to the Triceratops Trail will be available off the CSM parking lot. Have a look at the trail map, as well as other maps on our Construction Phasing & Traffic page.

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Linking Lookout Work on 2-16-16

Clear Creek White Water Park Work
Just in case you were thinking of heading out for some kayaking fun in this nice weather we've been having, please be aware that maintenance work is currently happening on the Clear Creek White Water Park. The work will primarily consist of dredging and some bank work.The process began on the west end and move toward Parfet Park. The work should be completed in 10-14 days from its Feb. 15 start date.
West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvements
After being put on hold due to weather, work on the West Fork Kenney Run Drainage project has resumed. Curb and gutter are being formed and the contractor is scheduled to pave 23rd Street by the end of this week.
Streets Department vs. High Winds!
Spruce fallen on Lily Lane
Last week we reported how our Streets crews fared against the 12.5 inches of snow we faced down. This week, it's all about high winds!

Due to extreme high winds Saturday night, trees fell at Sunshine and Lily Lane and 12th St. and Maple. Two vehicles were damaged and our Streets crews responded. We'll see what the elements have in store for us next week! Let's hope it's nothing more severe than a couple of sunburns from all the gorgeous weather we've been having.
Upcoming Events
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting will meet on February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center at 1470 10th Street. At the upcoming meeting, the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will consider the following:
  • 2016 Work Plan Review
  • Boards & Commissions Open House on Feb. 23, 2016
  • Special Events Committee Participation
  • Director's Report
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .

Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will meet in study session on February 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street. At the upcoming meeting, the Planning Commission will hold a Food Policy Discussion.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Featuring films that combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and compelling storytelling, the 10th annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival is now the largest film festival of its kind between the coasts. This is a unique opportunity to see thought-provoking films and dialogue that raises awareness of a wide range of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes.

The festival opens this year on Thursday, February 18 at 5 p.m. with a special screening of  The Anthropologist, followed by an awards ceremony. Throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday you can enjoy a variety of films held at both the Foss Auditorium and the CEFF Theater. Please see the  CEFF Schedule of Events for a complete list of films and times.

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Coffee with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
Join District 2 Golden City Councilor Casey Brown for coffee at Natural Grocers on February 20, 9 a.m. and discuss the things that matter to you and your community!

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Boards & Commissions Open House
Please join us for the City of Golden Boards and Commissions Open House on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center-1470 10 th Street.

If you are interested in serving on a City of Golden board or commission, or if you want information about City programs and projects, you don't want to miss this opportunity.

Learn more about the various boards and commissions, and the requirements to join. City staff and representatives from each board will be present to answer your questions.

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Upcoming Community Meetings
In our efforts to listen to and inform our community on a variety of topics concerning Golden, we continue to offer community meetings. Coming up are two meetings that you might find of interest.

Washington Avenue Complete Street Project
Monday, Feb. 29, 6-8 p.m. at Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
This is a kick-off meeting to begin the planning of a complete streets project for Washington Avenue from downtown, north to the connection with SH 93. This is an opportunity for you to let us know what issues are important in this corridor and what you would like to see happen. You will also get more information on the next steps of this project, the timeline, design and construction.

Ford Street Traffic Calming Discussion
Wednesday, March 2, 6-8 p.m. at Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
We're looking to address concerns to improve safety and livability for neighbors adjacent to Ford Street from just north of SH 58 to just south of Alaska Street. Tell us what you would like to see in regards to traffic calming and sidewalk improvements for all of those who walk, bike and drive along Ford. Any changes to this area will require careful consideration, which is why a neighborhood discussion is the best place to start.


For more information on either upcoming meeting, contact Vince Auriemma at vauriemma@cityofgolden.net or Joe Puhr at jpuhr@cityofgolden.net.
Noise & Traffic Issues on Hwys 58 & 93 Public Meeting
The Police Department will hold a public meeting for residents with concerns regarding noise from trucks and speeding issues along Hwy 58 and Hwy 93. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Center upper level middle and north rooms. Members of the police department and pubic work will be available to answer questions and provide information on current rules, regulations, enforcement activities, and other related topics.

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Around Town
Jeffco Public Schools seeking input on budget
Jeffco Public Schools is seeking input on the 2016/2017 budget, and every parent, student, employee, and community member is invited to put in their two cents. An online interactive budget tool offers the opportunity to weigh in on school construction, extracurricular activities, transportation, compensation, and more.

Visit the Interactive Budget Tool now through February 21 to make your voice heard.

The tool should take less than 10 minutes to complete, though there are links to learn more about some of the subject areas and you can refine your answers as much as you'd like before submitting your response.

In addition to the budget tool, Jeffco Public School Board members held community forums recently featuring information  on the Jeffco 2020 strategic plan and an overview of the 2016/17 budget. If you were unable to attend the forums, the presentation materials are available on the  Jeffco Public Schools website .
City of Golden Boards, Commissions and Committees are looking for a few good men and women!
Love Golden? Why not apply to serve on one of the City's boards, commissions or committees and help guide its growth and future?

There are vacancies currently available on multiple boards serving myriad interests. Whether your interest is ensuring Golden's sustainable future on the Community Sustainability Advisory Board, preserving Golden's colorful past on the Historic Preservation Board, or even developing Golden's economy now on the DDA or GURA, Golden needs people of many interests and passions. Review all of the boards and commissions with current vacancies, learn more about those boards and commissions, and see what fits your particular skills and interests, then apply online. You can apply for up to three different boards with one application.

To learn more about the process and see the boards and commissions with vacancies, please visit our   How to Apply for Boards and Commissions page and consider attending the Boards and Commissions Open house on Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center (see above for more information).
Scoop the poop
Psssst....dog owners! Can we have a quick word?
Here's the thing. Dog poop. It's a serious health problem. Why? Because it contains disease-carrying bacteria that can make people sick and can pollute our waters. And because there are 5.3 million people in Colorado, many of them dog owners...well, you do the math! Then do this: pick up after your pooch. Remind your neighbors to pick up after theirs. Good manners, great health policy, cleaner trails and green spaces for everyone to enjoy. 

Your dog can't help it, but you can. And yes, aside from being the neighborly thing to do, it's also the law ( see Municipal Code 7.05.080). Thank you for your help. Oh, and your dog wanted us to remind you about that belly rub and treat you promised...