Weekly Digest - February 7, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
The phase three traffic shift is completed. The eastbound traffic on 19th street over the lid is mostly in its final configuration. We have had comments concerned about the lane width. The lane is 14 feet wide, a standard interstate lane is only 12 feet wide. The fire department, snow plows and CDOT maintenance all reviewed and approved.
Removal of the asphalt on the old detour will be done late this week. There will also be some drainage work in the northeast quadrant which will be done from the trail. There has been some 6th Avenue trail use from the closure up the hill to the south and then over to West Campus Drive via a social trail. This use will be blocked during the drainage work.
Pre-cast panels placement continues on the walls under the bridge.
Excavation will begin on the remaining US 6 mainline on the south side of the lid.

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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Stormwater installed an inlet in the Clear Creek RV Park to alleviate water ponding in the campground. The trail is closed again tonight and the detour will remain in place overnight. The trail will reopen Wednesday morning.
At 11th Street from Illinois to Arapahoe, the new inlet and pipe are in place. The street will be patched back towards the end of the week.
2017 Utility Replacement

The design is underway for 2017.
44th Avenue Trail Work

Work continues on the trail from the Hwy 58 overpass to the Colorado Railroad museum. Earthwork and wall excavation and paving will occur west of Easley. Intermittent flag one-way street restrictions. Projected completion is planned for late February.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with more than 4,200 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
Doing Business with China: JeffCo Innovators' Workshop
IX Power companies CEO John R. (Grizz) Deal and his team at IX Water in Golden have spent the last 10 years doing business in China with state owned entities, government agencies, and private concerns and will share that experience with participants in this month's Jeffco Innovators' Workshop. This talk will focus on the various issues surrounding manufacturing and sourcing goods in China, collaborating with Chinese firms, and entering Chinese markets.

This talk is for anyone interested in China in general, doing business in China, expanding their business in China, or sourcing from China.

When: February 8, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Golden City Hall, Council Chambers (911 10th Street)

The event is free, but please  register in advance to reserve your space.
Regular City Council Meeting
City Council will meet on February 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the following will be discussed:
  • Consent Matters (all items listed will be treated as one item and one vote. For a full list of items included, please see the  Meeting Agenda.)
  • City Council will consider a resolution initiating a community planning and input process to discuss land use and urban design issues related to the areas within and affected by the CSM campus.  The intention is to discuss issues related to buildings, infrastructure and design where the campus edges abut neighborhoods.
  • Planning Commission has initiated certain recommendations for Title 18 code changes pertaining to the Sustainability Menu, found in Section 18.40.350 of the Site Development Regulations. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request at tonight's meeting.
  • Planning Commission has initiated certain recommendations for Title 18 code changes pertaining to Urban Agriculture Regulations. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request at tonight's meeting.
  • City Council will consider approval of the North Clear Creek Neighborhoods Plan, and incorporating it into The Golden Comprehensive Plan.
Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn into Executive Session.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet on February 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Feb. 7 - 14
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Feb. 7 & 14, 4 p.m. 
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship  -  Feb 7, 5:30 p.m.
  • Homework Help  - Feb 8 & 9, 4 p.m.  
  • DIY Lab - Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - Feb. 11, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Paper Weaving with the Silhouette Cutter - Feb. 12, 12 p.m.
  • Public Meeting - Mock First LEGO┬« League - Feb. 12, 3 p.m.
  • Early Risers Coffee Talk - Feb. 13, 8 a.m.
  • STEM Girls - Feb. 13, 4 p.m.
  • eBooks and Other (Free!) Downloadables from the Library - Feb. 14, 12:30 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - Feb. 14, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Time to Submit Your Pick for a Golden Sustainability Award

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.
New Downtown Parking Changes

Just a reminder to those who haven't been downtown on a weekday yet, there are new parking changes now in effect. You can park anywhere for free for the first two hours, but if you need to park longer, you'll need to go to a parking garage or a parking lot that allows visitors to stay beyond that two-hour limit for an additional $2 per hour. It's also worth noting that this is only on weekdays between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Weekends and holidays, parking is free.

Visit our Parking page online for maps of where the parking changes are in effect, and to familiarize yourself with the new rules.