Weekly Digest - February 20, 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Keeping warm without breaking the bank

Clear Creek Snow by Chuck McQuade
After a day in the 60s, the temperatures plummeted into the single digits, and haven't gone up much from there since. With such a big drop in temperatures, your heating bill might be on your mind. Golden Sustainability wants to make sure residents are aware of  limited-time heating rebates from Xcel Energy happening right now. The rebates are good for either replacing your old gas-guzzler furnace for a new more energy-efficient one and for sealing and insulating your home. You can read more about it (along with other Sustainability initiatives) on the Sustainability What's New page.

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and have a warm and happy week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Heritage Road at Apex Gulch work

The City of Golden continues construction to replace the culvert beneath Heritage Road at Apex Gulch.

Please download the map below for location and detours.  Construction began January 17, and should last a total of about 3 months, weather dependent. Local access to Colfax will be by detour using 4th and Zeta.
You can also follow this project on the City's social engagement platform www.guidinggolden.com.
Gas Mains Replacement

Xcel Energy is replacing old gas mains from N. Ford Street to Texas Street.  Patches the contractor is making are temporary. As soon as the contractor is done, the road will be repaired.  For questions, please contact Xcel directly at 800-895-4999.
Upcoming Events
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Study Session
 
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet in study session tonight, February 20 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th St.

At the meeting, the Board following will be under consideration:
  • Camping/Tents in Parks discussion
  • Single Track Sidewalks/Survey Field Trail update and discussion
  • Annual Action Plan
For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
 
The Planning Commission will meet in study session on Wednesday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
GHS 6th Annual Chili Cook-off & Silent Auction
 
The annual Chili Cook-off is GHS's largest fundraising event. Enter your favorite chili in one of four categories, or just bring the family for all-you-can eat chili and shop the silent auction.
Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

The Cook-off happens on Thursday, February 22 at 6 p.m. at Golden High School, 701 24th St.

Chili cooks get in free!
City Council Regular Business Meeting & Study Session
 
The Golden City Council will meet on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St..
  • 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.
  • City Council will consider a request to approve a revised investment policy that recommends revisions supporting additional investment options related to Local Government Investment Pools (LGIP's) and investing in environmentally sustainable companies.
Following the regular business meeting, Council will break into Study Session.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Investment Forum Task Force Meeting
 
The Golden Investment Forum Task Force will meet on Monday, February 26 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, February 27 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Rescheduled: Downtown Development Authority Meeting
 
The Downtown Development Authority Meeting will meet on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Feb. 20 - 27
 
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Library for All - Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab (tweens to adults) - Feb. 22, 5:30 p.m
  • DIY Lab: Bring the Bling (teens) - Feb. 24, 1 p.m.
  • AARP Tax Help - Feb. 25, 12:30 p.m.
  • The Write Age: Lighthouse Writing Workshop - Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m.
  • Spanish for Kids - Feb. 26, 11:30 a.m.
  • STEM Girls- Feb. 26, 4 p.m.
  • Lego Play and Build - Feb. 27, 4 p.m.

For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
Plowing through Winter
 
Keeping the streets of Golden drivable and safe throughout the winter months is a top priority for the City of Golden Streets Department. We are one of the only cities in the metro area that actually plows primary, secondary and residential streets curb-to-curb. When winter storms hit the Golden area, our snowplows will first concentrate on primary streets such as South Golden Road, Johnson Road, Washington Avenue, Ford Street and 19 th Street. These are the areas with higher traffic volume and the main roads needed for emergency vehicles to access different parts of town.

Once all primary streets have had sufficient maintenance and deemed passable, City crews move on to secondary streets and then into residential. Please be patient. There are six routes and one plow assigned to each route. As all streets are completed within a route, plows are dispatched to assist other plows for the completion of all routes.

As a reminder, City of Golden  Municipal Code 5.01 Nuisance Abatement makes it unlawful to deposit snow from private property on to the street, other than the curb line. Although crews work very hard to clear the roads, some of the residual snow from the plow may pile up at the end of your driveway. Please help remove this snow just as you do for the rest of your driveway. The Streets Department appreciates your cooperation and patience as they work hard day and night to ensure safe roads this winter season.
Rotary Club Ethics & Business Awards Call for Nominations
 
The Rotary Club of Golden seeks the public's assistance in identifying business enterprises and non-profit organizations that demonstrate the highest levels of ethical business practice. The Ethics in Business Awards are a Golden Rotary tradition of honoring two area organizations, one for-profit and one non-profit, for leading the way in business ethics, integrity, and civic and social responsibility.
 
To make a nomination, go to GoldenRotaryEthics.org and complete the nomination form. Or pick up a form at various locations in Golden. All nominations must be received by March 1. 
 
The 2018 award winners and nominees will be recognized at the Ethics in Business Awards luncheon on May 4.
 
For more information, call Jerry Lovejoy at 720-383-4342.
Garden In A Box - Coming soon to a yard near you!
 
Xeriscaped Garden
Show your yard some love! Coming this spring, Garden In A Box offers affordable, pre-planned, low-water gardens for sun, shade, and everything in between, and as a City of Golden customer you may be eligible for a $25 discount. The 2018 Garden In A Box collection is now available to view at 
ResourceCentral.org/Gardens , so you can start dreaming about your spring garden. 

Be sure to sign up for the 2018 Garden In A Box pre-sale as well to be the first to know when gardens go on sale in March.