Weekly Digest - February 28, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Getting involved with your community

One very real, very direct way to influence what happens in Golden is to be a part of one of Golden's boards and commissions. Members of our boards and commissions make recommendations on  important issues such as public art, the management of Golden's many parks, the City's economic development and more. If you're interest is piqued, come out to the Boards & Commissions Open House on March 7 to learn more, or just visit our website to learn who has vacancies and how to apply. 

Keep reading for other things happening, including a couple of board and commission meetings, which are always open to the public, and have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Pedestrian and bike traffic along 19th street will be moved on to the old 19th Street pavement so work can begin on replacing and re-grading the sidewalk. The separation between bikes, pedestrians and traffic is a line of white candlestick barricades. Please drive and walk carefully.
Styrofoam sculpting and placement of the special lightweight dirt (magic dirt) is taking place. The Styrofoam is being used to create berms and cover in some areas without adding weight. The Styrofoam is covered with the magic dirt then seeded.
The bridge monuments on the south side are being finished to final height. The steel arch between them is expected in the next few weeks.
If you go to the project the web camera  you can see the park and trail taking shape on the lid.
The drainage work in the northeast quadrant continues, as they pour the new concrete channel. There has been some 6th Ave. trail use from the closure up the hill to the south and then over to West Campus Drive via a social trail. This trail is blocked during the drainage work because of equipment on the trail and the open ditch to the west. There will also be some lane closures on US 6 to allow safe access for concrete trucks.
Excavation continues on the remaining US 6 mainline on the south side of the lid. Soil nail walls are being constructed as the excavation continues to deepen the cut.
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues.
Basses, pedestals and conduit for lighting on the lid and for the under-bridge lighting is being completed.

Watch the Linking Lookout web page for more information.
There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and will be an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

New Phase 3 Traffic Pattern
Phase 3 Traffic Pattern

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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.

2017 Utility Replacement

Final review of plans are happening this week.

Work has begun to improve an existing detention pond between Rubey Drive and Highway 93 - by Starbucks. The work will address conditions related to seasonal groundwater flows, improving water quality and extending the life of adjacent pavement. The work will also accommodate a grant funded pilot project to examine stormwater treatment technology in partnership with CSM.
44th Avenue Trail Work

Abutments to the bridge over Farmer Highline Canal are being poured. Local site revegetation is beginning. Projected completion is planned for late February, except for bridge of Farmers Highline Canal, which is expected in April.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with more than 4,300 meters replaced to date. More than 600 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
Planning Commission Meeting & Study Session
Planning Commission will meet on March 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, Planning Commission  will conduct a public hearing to review a request seeking Site Plan approval and a Special Use Permit for outdoor storage to allow for the construction of an office/warehouse building.

Following the regular meeting, Planning Commission will adjourn into Study Session.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Public Art Commission
The Public Art Commission will meet on March 2 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

Please review the full agenda for a list of all business to be considered at this week's meeting.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighorhoods

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. on March 4 at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.

Boards & Commissions Open House 2017
Anyone interested in serving on a City of Golden board or commission, or simply interested in getting more information about City programs and projects, shouldn't miss this opportunity on March 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center.

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

International Women's Day in Golden
Mayor Marjorie Sloan has proclaimed March 8 as International Women's Day in Golden! Join the mayor, other dignitaries and keynote speaker Dr. Tracy Camp from Colorado School of Mines for  an affordable but fun luncheon celebrating this global occasion at Denver Marriott West. 

The event is on March 8 at 11:30 a.m. The deadline for tickets is March 2. Ticket options are at www.IxPowerFoundation.org or call 303-277-9520.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Feb. 28 - March 7
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Feb. 28 & March 7, 4 p.m. 
  • Public Meeting - Ubuntu Contributionism - Feb. 28, 6:15 p.m.
  • Bonfils Blood Drive  - Mar. 1, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
  • DIY Lab: Knifty Knitter Bookmarks  - Mar. 1, 4 p.m.
  • Homework Help - Mar. 1, & 2, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Mar. 2, 5:30 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - Mar. 4, 1 p.m.
  • Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party - Mar. 4, 3:30 p.m.
  • AARP Tax Help - Mar. 5, 12:30 p.m.
  • Cabin Fever Series: 1960's Trivia Contest - Mar. 6, 11 a.m.
  • Family Lab: What Are Your Kids Doing This Summer? - Mar. 6, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Mar. 7, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Looking for a few good people - Boards & Commissions with vacancies need you!

Ever considered serving on one of Golden's boards or commissions? These are the citizens who help determine the path forward for important issues such as public art, management of Golden's many parks, the City's economic development and more.  There are currently vacancies on several different boards and commissions, and we need you to apply.

If you're interested but not sure, come to the Boards & Commissions Open House on March 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center to learn more and see if it's for you.

Visit our website for information on which boards and commissions currently have vacancies, and for a  link to our online application. Thanks for your service!
Submit Your Pick for a Golden Sustainability Award

Do you know someone who is a stand-out supporter of sustainability? Someone who is vigilant about energy conservation or recycles that last bit of material? The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is soliciting nominations for outstanding individuals and groups who have committed their efforts toward achieving a more sustainable city. The City is looking for nominations for the following categories:
  • Student
  • Individual
  • Business
  • Community Group
Nominations are open through March 19. City Council will present the awards in honor of Earth Day on April 20.
To nominate someone or a group for a Sustainability Award, fill out and submit the online nomination form .

Golden Temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Due to dry weather, the Golden Fire Department (GFD) is imposing temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions effective Friday, February 17, 2017 at 6 p.m. These restrictions are for the corporate city limits of Golden and are independent but in conjunction with fire restrictions now in place in Jefferson County.

All open burning, including bonfires; open flame torches and welding in wildfire risk areas and model rockets are prohibited. Also banned is the use of recreational fires within 30 feet of undeveloped areas including green belts and open space lands. Smoking within six feet of any outdoor area not cleared of combustible vegetation is also prohibited.

Exceptions to these temporary restrictions include: supervised public fireworks displays by a state licensed operator (subject to specific GFD operational permit requirements); outdoor cooking fires contained within commercial gas fueled grills, enclosed wood or wood pellet grills or smokers; enclosed outdoor fireplaces or chimineas; powered yard equipment for landscape purposes; any federal, state or local law enforcement officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.

The fire restrictions will remain in effect indefinitely. Fire Chief John Bales will continue to monitor the risks and reassess as the weather changes.