Weekly Digest January 22 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
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If you have never visited GuidingGolden.com, or haven't been there in a while, we have introduced a few new conversations that need your input.

We've moved information on Broadband in Golden over to Guiding Golden, so you can now go there for the most up-to-date information. Check the speed of your internet, read the FAQs or ask a question. We'll keep you informed on where the City is in the project to enhance internet services in Golden.

The City of Golden has been working on enhancing safety for pedestrians and motorists on  Washington Avenue between 14 th  Street and 19 th  Street since 2017. Take a look at the plans in development and give us your thoughts at GuidingGolden.com.

Over the last few months, the Golden Planning Division has researched characteristics and elements of design in the North Neighborhood that, if regulated properly, can help unify new construction in the future. Read about the proposed amendments in the North Neighborhood R-2 Zoning Amendments project on Guiding Golden and take the survey. Your feedback will help the Planning Division decide what to do next.

The most recent addition to Guiding Golden is not a specific conversation, but a place where you can ask about anything happening in Golden. Maybe you've heard a rumor in the community and want to fact check it? Visit Fact or Fiction on Guiding Golden and ask away! City staff will find an answer to your question and post the answer publicly for others who might be curious about the same thing as well.

Remember, most conversations on GuidingGolden.com require you to register for the website before you can participate. Registration is easy, however, and we won't share your information with anyone.

Keep reading for more on what's happening in Golden, and h ave 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 two and a half 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 through the end of January.

Water Tank Recoating Project

The water tank above Heritage Dells (called the 6400 Tank) will be offline for several months for repairs and repainting. Contact Les Major with questions: 303-384-8170.

Buffalo Rose Parking Lane and Partial Sidewalk Closure

Expect a parking lane and partial sidewalk closure in front of the Buffalo Rose through January 23.
Washington Complete Street Project

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

There will be a one-way access lane northbound for residents who live in and need to park within the closure. The road will be 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
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, January 22 at 6 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street.

Following the approval of minutes and public comment, the advisory board will adjourn into study session to discuss the following items:
  • School Zones Manual
  • School Walking/Biking maps
  • Work plan for 2019
  • Crosswalk Manual update
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, CSAB will consider the following items:
  • Streetlights presentation and discussion
  • Public comment and recommendation of new Sustainability Goals
  • CSAB Work Plan
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Regular Meeting
City Council will meet on Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

During the meeting, City Council will consider the following:
  • 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.
  • Staff will brief Council on preliminary information received from RTD regarding Saturday service on the W Line, and potential changes that may occur in May. Staff will provide an update on the suggested changes and upcoming public input opportunities.
  • The City Manager will provide a public briefing regarding property acquisition currently under consideration by City Council.
Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn into Executive Session.

For more information, please see the  meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Ullrgrass Music Festival
For the 5th year, beer lovers dressed in Viking regalia will gather in Parfet Park during the last weekend in January to celebrate winter and sample beers from more than 27 breweries and cideries from around the state and beyond.

UllrGrass Music and Beer Festival is named after the Norse God of Winter - Ullr. It was created to toast the winter and celebrate great music and craft beer - costumes optional!

Visit  www.ullrgrass.com for a look at the full schedule of festival events and performances happening from Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27. 
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet on Monday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, DDA will consider the following items:
  • 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.
  • Minor amendment to Sales Tax Sharing Agreement for Buffalo Rose
  • Introduction of potential major facade improvements for the Ace-Hi Tavern Building

For more information, please see the meeting agenda.


For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Peaks to Plains - Mouth of the Canyon Community Meeting
On Wednesday, January 30, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., join Jeffco Open Space at the Golden Community Center (1470 10th St.) for a brief presentation on the next segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail in the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of Jeffco Open Space staff.

Get a sneak peek at project timeline, new amenities, and more.

For more information, email jeffcoparks@jeffco.us or visit www.jeffco.us/3792.
Mini Poms Clinic Flyer
Mini Poms Dance Clinic
The GHS Dance Team will hold a Mini Poms Dance Clinic on Saturday, February 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 though 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 February 12 at 7 p.m.

Sign up online or email carolynhschneider@gmail.com for more information.
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 4, 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Rowdy Colorado
  • Feb 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Story of Reuben Benton Hayward's Murder, part 2
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
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.