Weekly Digest - February 27, 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Spring is in the air! Well, sort of...

Garden in a Box
It's still February, but March is only a couple of days away, and with March comes the hope of spring and green things growing in Golden!

First up is the annual tree sale, which opens on March 1 and runs through April 15, or until all the trees are sold. This is a great way to get trees that do well in Golden at a really good price. Keep scrolling to learn more!

Also starting on March 1 is the Garden in a Box program.  Every spring, the City of Golden and  Resource Central  offer an easy, fun and affordable way to create beautiful, water-conserving gardens through the purchase of a Garden In A Box kit. And what's better, as a City of Golden water customer, you are eligible for a $25 discount while supplies last. Learn more on our Water Conservation page.

Help us celebrate the hint of spring in the air and take our Guiding Golden Quick Poll Quiz to guess how many trees the City of Golden planted last year. We'll give you the answer after you guess.

Have a great 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 is by detour using 4th and Zeta.
You can also follow this project on the City's social engagement platform www.guidinggolden.com.
Parfet Park Improvements

Parks staff has scheduled contractors to begin work in the Parfet Park area as part of the Whitewater Park maintenance and improvement project. They will place large rocks to help stabilize bank erosion and improve access and aesthetics from the park to the creek.
Ulysses Park Tree Planting

The City of Golden will plant 20 to 30 trees at Ulysses Skate Park on Arbor Day, April 20. The tree planting is made possible by a $6,000 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for the Ulysses Park Tree Project. The City's Forestry Department, in cooperation with Bell Middle School students, plan to enhance the Skate Park which is located next door to the school. The project is part of the City of Golden's ongoing commitment to involve the community in planting trees and promoting a healthy urban forest. 
Feb. 19 Snow Event Stats

This snowstorm was the 12th snow event city crews have worked this snow season. The City experienced 10 inches of snow over a 30-hour period. Crews plowed 1,712 miles and put down 125 tons of de-icer which equals around 146 pounds of material per lane mile. Crews worked through the President's Day holiday and put in a total of 169.5 hours.
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
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board will meet tonight Tuesday, February 27 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

The following will be under consideration:
  • Crosswalk Manual
  • Walkability Memo
  • Single Track Initiative introduction
For information on this meeting, see the full agenda.

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

At the meeting the following will be under consideration:
  • Collateral Assignment Agreement for 1119 Washington Avenue
  • Mesa Meadows Land Company Exterior Improvement Grant
  • 2018 Work Plan
For more information on this meeting, see the full agenda.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Colorado C-PACE Information Session
 
Learn more about C-PACE at an informational session this Wednesday, February 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Jefferson County Government Center Lookout Mountain Room.

C-PACE enables owners of eligible commercial and industrial buildings to finance up to 100% of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation eligible improvements. Financing is provided by private capital providers at competitive rates with repayment terms up to 20 years. Tracy Phillips, the Director of the CO C-PACE program will discuss what C-PACE is, and how it can help you finance your energy efficiency and renewable energy projects using this compelling financing mechanism. Learn more and register online.
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
 
The Local Licensing Authority will meet on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For a full list of applications 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 Retreat
 
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will have their annual retreat on Wednesday, February 28 from 3 to 9 p.m. in at the Fossil Trace Golf Club, 3050 Illinois Street.

At the annual retreat, the following will be under review and discussion:
  • CSAB Strategic Vision and Priorities
  • 2018 Work Plan
  • Review and amend existing onboarding procedures
For more information on this meeting, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Public Art Commission Meeting
 
The Public Art Commission (PAC) will meet on Thursday, March 1 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, PAC will consider the following:
  • Hwy 93 Entry Artist Selection and Public Input
  • Arts Week Golden Planning - Chalk art proposal
  • Goldco Retaining Wall Mural Update 
For more information on this meeting, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
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 on March 3 at 10 a.m. at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
 
The Historic Preservation Board will meet on Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

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

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Women's Day Luncheon & Workshop happens March 8 
(But deadline for tickets is Sunday, March 4, so don't wait!)
 
Women's Day celebrates t
he contributions and achievements of women in Golden and throughout Jefferson County on Thursday, March 8, with mini seminars, a networking and business showcase and a luncheon, featuring keynote speaker, Brynn Watson, Lockheed Martin aerospace engineer.

This year, in keeping with the objective of the United Nations for gender parity in all careers, the focus is on the future of women in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. IX Power Foundation, along with Golden Library and DECTech at the Colorado School of Mines will recognize young women (grades 5 - 8) with the "Girls in STEM" awards at the luncheon event.

The Women's Empowerment Workshop which begins the day from  9 - 10:30 a.m. is free to public but advance registration is required, and March 4, 8 p.m. is the deadline to register.

The Networking and Business Showcase starts at 11 a.m. and runs until the luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. Tickets for the luncheon are $39 and must be purchased by 8 p.m. March 4.

The workshops and luncheon take place at Baldoria on the Water in Lakewood at 146 South Van Gordon Street.


CSM Master Plan Neighborhood Meeting
 
The Colorado School of Mines is developing a new master plan in conjunction with the MINES@150 plan. Mines will hold the first of three neighborhood meetings over the next several months, to gather public input for the master plan.

The meeting will be held in the Starzer Welcome Center at Colorado School of Mines, 1812 Illinois Street on  Thursday, March 8, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Enter on the north side of the building from 18 th St. Upon entering, the meeting room is to the right.

Parking is located in lot E on the west side of the building. Parking is free after 5 p.m.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Feb. 27 - March 6
 
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Workshop Wednesdays - Feb. 28, 4 p.m.
  • Ukulele Wednesdays - Feb. 28, 6 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (tweens to adults) - Mar. 1, 5:30 p.m
  • PAWS for Reading - Mar. 3, 1 p.m.
  • Mock First LEGO League - Mar. 4., 10 a.m.
  • Tabletop Game Creation - Mar. 4, 1 p.m.
  • Family Lab: What Are Your Kids Doing this Summer? - Mar. 5, 4 p.m.
  • Lego Play and Build - Mar. 6, 4 p.m.

  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Mar. 6, 5:30 p.m.

For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
COG Annual Tree Sale begins March 1
 
Want to spruce up your yard? The City of Golden's annual tree sale opens soon, running from March 1 through April 15 or until we run out of trees. Sponsored by the Golden Parks and Recreation Department, this is your opportunity to get trees that are known to adapt and thrive in our area!

Visit the City of Golden Forestry page for more information and to download an order form and description of all the trees available.
Now Accepting Golden Sustainability Award Nominations
 
Do you know someone, or possibly a business, in our community that strives to create a greener Golden? Now is your chance to recognize these individuals by nominating them for a Golden Sustainability Award. The City of Golden's Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is looking for nominations for the following categories:

* Student
* Individual
* Business
* Community Group
 
Nominations are open through March 23. City Council will present the awards in celebration of Earth Day in April.
 
To nominate someone or a group for a Sustainability Award, fill out and submit the online nomination form.
Get Involved! Apply for a Board or Commission
 
Golden City Council is recruiting applicants to fill expiring appointments to the following Boards and Commissions:
  • Community Sustainability Advisory Board
  • Downtown Development Authority
  • Golden Urban Renewal Authority
  • Historic Preservation Board
  • Investment Advisory Committee
  • Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Visit Golden
If you are interested in applying, complete the online application

The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14. Save the date for interviews which are scheduled to be held by City Council in the evening on Thursday, April 5.

Questions? Call the City Clerk's Office at 303-384-8014, 303-384-8015 or  clerks@cityofgolden.net. You can also learn more about the openings available on our  How to Apply for Boards and Commissions page.