Weekly Digest February 5 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Plowing ahead!
Snow Plow Ride along video
While much of the country was shivering in place with the polar vortex, we've been enjoying comparatively balmy days here on the Colorado Front Range. But that all ends tomorrow with cold and snow in the forecast! While those who can should stay indoors when the weather changes, our City's snowplow crews will be out removing snow and making the roads safer for those who do need to get out and about. In addition to manually removing snow, the trucks apply "ice slicer" to the roads which, according to our Public Works Department, is 20% less corrosive than white salt and won't stain concrete or asphalt. Here's a few other facts about Golden snowplows you might find interesting!
  • Snowplow crews responded to nine snow or ice events this winter since October 2018.
  • Plows removed a total of 41 inches of snow this season.
  • Snowplow drivers drove a total of 7,541 miles since October 2018. 
  • So far this winter, crews applied 410.4 tons of ice slicer to Golden roads.

Click the image above to enjoy a virtual ride-along with one of our snowplow drivers from the comfort of your own home.

Keep reading for more on what's happening in Golden, and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Arapahoe Street Temporary Closure

Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), is closed for construction activities. The closure will last about another couple of months. Parking spaces will also be lost during this time.

17th Street Extended Closure

The closure of 17th St. between Washington Avenue and Jackson Street for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended. The closure is now anticipated to last  until the end of March.
Billy Drew Bridge Work

Stabilization work was recently completed on the ground around the Billy Drew bridge abutments.

Billy Drew Bridge abutment work

Water Tank
Water Tank Recoating Project

Interior coating of the Water Tank began this week.

Contact Les Major with questions: 303-384-8170.
Washington Complete Street Project

Washington Avenue Project
Road work continues on North Washington Avenue. The road is closed to through-traffic for the duration of this phase of work.

There is a one-way access lane northbound for residents who live in and need to park within the closure. The road is closed from 2nd St to 6th St with a signed detour via Hwy 58 and Hwy 93. This phase is anticipated to be completed Mid-April, weather dependent.  Find more details on the project at GuidingGolden.com.

Contact John Hardy 303-384-8195 or Dan Hartman 303-384-8150 with questions.
Upcoming Events
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Special Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will hold a special meeting today, Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6 p.m. to discuss their 2019 Work Plan and Sustainability Draft Goals. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will review additional traffic and mobility information regarding the proposed redevelopment of the Briarwood property and will continue deliberations on the request to approve a Site Plan and Banking Plan that would allow construction of a 48-room lodge/hotel and two 36-unit apartment buildings.

For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on 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, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, PAC will consider the following items:
  • Community Art Partnership
  • Unveiling Events - Elk in Golden
  • 2019 Work Plan
  • PAC Committee reports 
For more information, see the  meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Bean Fosters
Coffee with a Councilor
Councilors Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves have combined forces for Coffee with a Councilor in 2019, including both north and south neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity to discuss any issue related to the "good of Golden."

CWAC will meet on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. at Bean Fosters located at 720 Golden Ridge Road, Unit D.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
Mini Poms Clinic Flyer
Mini Poms Dance Clinic
The GHS Dance Team will hold a Mini Poms Dance Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Golden High School Main Gym with a special appearance by Caitlynn Kern, Broncos cheerleader and GHS Dance Team alumni.

This 3-hour dance clinic is for kids in Kindergarten through 6th Grade. Participants will work on dance skills, play games and learn a dance to be performed with the award-winning GHS Dance Team at a Golden High School Basketball game on Feb.12 at 7 p.m.

Sign up online or email carolynhschneider@gmail.com for more information.
Golden Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month on the second Monday of every month in the Golden Fire Department building, 911 10th St. 
In this month's session, on Monday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m., learn about Environmental Dangers. The class is free, but seating is limited so please register in advance.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet Monday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works/Planning Building, 1445 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
RTD Public Meeting
The City of Golden and representatives from the Regional Transportation District (RTD) will host a meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St., to facilitate discussion and input on a series of proposed RTD service adjustments that could occur in May 2019.

The proposed changes suggested for May 2019 include an additional cut to the Saturday service. If enacted, this service reduction would change the frequency of Saturday "daytime" rail service from every 15 minutes to every 30 minutes to match Saturday evening and Sunday all-day service. RTD staff estimates that this service reduction would save approximately $134,000 a year based upon the reduction from seven all-day trains to six. The recommendation is based upon Saturday ridership levels below RTD standards.

Golden City Council has identified concerns with the new proposal, as well as a continued concern that the W Line end-of-line station at the Jefferson County Administration Complex was placed into a "fare zone" that results in a dramatically increased fare ($5.25 vs $3.00) compared to the next station on the line at Red Rocks Community College.

RTD evaluates its overall service plan for buses and rail three times a year. This effort is intended to match the level of service provided within the district to available resources. Potential service enhancements or reductions are identified and presented to the public in a series of public meetings prior to board consideration and action. In the past, the City of Golden has requested adjustments to the RTD recommendations, most recently in August 2017 to request that RTD hold off on reducing the frequency of trains for non-peak (mid-day) hour rail service from 15-minute to 30-minute frequency. Based in part on our request, RTD did not reduce "mid-day" weekday or Saturday rail service frequency in those changes that went into effect in January 2018. Comments about the proposal can be provided to RTD representatives at the February 13th meeting, be sent directly to the RTD board, or at RTD public hearings to be scheduled in March.
Golden History Museum & Park Events & Programming
Golden History Museum
Golden History Museum & Park events and programming explore a variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood. Apply historic skills in a modern way. Create something with your hands. There is sure to be a program to suit your interests!

Upcoming programming:
  • Feb 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Story of Reuben Benton Hayward's Murder, part 2
  • Mar 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Failed 1976 Denver Winter Olympics
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Golden Library Events
Every week our Golden branch of the Jefferson County Public Library, located at 1019 10th Street, features events and classes for all ages, from DIY Labs to Book Clubs to creative and educational workshops. 

Visit JeffcoLibrary.org for a calendar of upcoming events. There you can also register for  programs that require pre-registration.
Around Town
Workforce Development Help

Are you searching the job market, looking for work, or an employer looking for great people to fill positions in your company? Check out our new Workforce Development page for local resources and upcoming job fairs and hiring events.
Looking for 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 22. City Council will present the awards in celebration of Earth Day in April.
Learn more about the Golden Sustainability Awards. To nominate someone or a group for a Sustainability Award, fill out and submit the online nomination form.
Jeffco International Women's Day Seeking Nominations
Know a Jefferson County woman who deserves recognition for her volunteer efforts, or an innovative woman who is a model for other women striving to make their dreams a reality in politics, government, or the public or private sector? Nominate them for the "Unsung Heroine" award or the "Shattered Glass" award. The winners will be recognized at the 4th annual JeffCo International Women's Day celebration on March 8. 

Applications, which are due no later than noon on Friday, Feb. 8, are available online.

Apply for upcoming Golden Boards and Commissions vacancies
March 13 is the deadline for you to apply for a position on Golden's various Boards and Commissions. This is a great way to not only serve your community, but also have a say in how decisions are made.

Golden City Council is recruiting applicants to fill expiring appointments to the  Downtown Development AuthorityFire Pension BoardParks, Recreation & Museums Advisory BoardEconomic Development CommissionPublic Art Commission and one appointment to Visit Golden, representing a merchant business or attraction, or with demonstrated marketing expertise.

To find out more about the board and commission application process, visit our  How to Apply for Boards & Commissions page.

If you are interested in applying, you will need to complete the application form. You may be considered for up to three different boards on one application - be sure to rank your preference on the application before submitting.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Be sure to save the date for interviews, scheduled for the City Council meeting on Thursday, April 4. If you have questions, contact the City Clerk's Office at 303-384-8014, 303-384-8015 or  clerks@cityofgolden.net.