January 31 - Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
New Downtown Parking rules go into effect tomorrow!

Starting tomorrow, enforcement of the new downtown parking plan goes into effect. This means if you're planning a car trip to downtown Golden during the week, you need to be aware of the changes. Parking is still free, but now there's a 2-hour time limit. If you need to park for longer, there are parking garages and lots that offer extended parking for a fee if you need to stay past the 2-hour mark.

The best place to go for all the info you need on the new Downtown Parking Management plan is our website! There you'll find maps and more information. There's also a little more information below if you scroll down.

Scrolling will also give you roundup of everything else happening this week in Golden. Have a great week, and fingers crossed Punxsutawney Phil gives us the green light this Thursday that spring isn't far away!

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Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Paving on the lid for the phase three shift is being completed.
The traffic switch to begin phase three is scheduled for Monday night Feb 6. Beginning at 8 p.m. There will be periods where traffic and street lighting is out as the contractor makes the switch. The area through-motion on US 6 will be slowed below the current speeds while the lights are changed over. See the new traffic pattern below.
Pre-cast panels are being placed 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 the girder placement. Please park legally.

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.

Give us your thoughts on the North Washington complete street project!

Golden is working on a complete street project on North Washington Avenue between 10th Street and Hwy 93. The goal is to design and construct a street for all users including pedestrian, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

If you missed the public meeting on the project held on Monday, January 23, please take time to  review the materials presented at the meeting and provide input.

We are at the early, pre-design phase of the project and are looking for input on how to best meet our goals.

Stormwater is installing an inlet in the Clear Creek RV Park to alleviate water ponding in the campground. The trail will be closed through Wednesday morning. Foot traffic will be detoured through the campground during the closure. Also, one section of the trail is being replaced as well.
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. Watch for intermittent flagging and 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
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning will meet February 1 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden Council Chambers.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review a request for a Special Use Permit to allow short-term rentals (less than 30 days) in the R3 zone district.
  • Planning Commission will review their proposed annual agenda, discuss any suggested changes, and provide any further thoughts or details as needed.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet February 2 at 9 a.m. in Golden Council Chambers.

At the meeting, the board will discuss the following:
  • PAC Chair and Vice chair elections
  • Review loan application and contract drafts
  • Discuss "Entry" locations and other recommended art installation sites
  • Entryway Art Update - Installation logistics and communication
  • Brochure updates
  • Elk in Golden project update
  • 2017 Calendar of Topics
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Bean Fosters
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 on February 4 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 February 6 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
Golden Chamber Annual Awards Dinner
The Golden Chamber Annual Awards Dinner will take place on February 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Hotel. In addition to annual awards presentation, there will be a reception, cash bar, networking, plated dinner, and the introduction of new board members.

Congratulations to all of this year's winners, with a special congrats to Golden's own Police Officer, Jodene Fowler, who will be honored with the Chairman's Award in recognition of Exceptional service to the Greater Golden Area and the community-at-large.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Jan. 31 - Feb. 7
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 4 p.m. 
  • Homework Help  - Feb 1 & 2, 4 p.m.  
  • Public Event - Share the love... - Feb. 1, 6:15 p.m.
  • Backyard Explorers - Feb. 2, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab: Online Comics - Feb. 2, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - Feb. 4, 1 p.m.
  • Art Exhibit: Suzanne Martino - Feb. 5 - Mar. 15, 12 p.m.
  • DIYLab: Spool Knitting Series - Feb. 5, 12:15 p.m.
  • FamilyLab: Self-care for the Whole Family - Feb. 6, 4 p.m.
  • DIYLab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Feb. 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
Parking kiosk
Coming soon to a parking area near you!

You've heard about the upcoming downtown parking changes, and now they're here. As of February 1, 2017 the parking kiosks in the downtown garages and parking lots off of 12th Street will be active and enforced. 

As a reminder, these long-term parking areas are free for the first two hours, just like the rest of the parking downtown, but unlike the other areas, allow 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.

If you plan on parking downtown as of February 1, we encourage you to visit our Parking page online to familiarize yourself with the maps and rules.
Golden City Council Endorses Electricity Storage System Bill

Battery Storage
The Golden City Council has formally endorsed Senate Bill 17-089, concerning the rights of consumers of electricity to install electricity storage systems on their property. Both the Golden City Council and Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) unanimously endorsed the bill.
Sponsor of the bill, Colorado State Senator Steve Feinberg stated that ratepayers have the right to "enhance the reliability and efficiency of the electric grid, save money, and reduce the need for additional electric generation facilities." 

The bill is currently in Business, Labor, & Technology committee and is scheduled for committee review on Feb. 8. For more information, visit the "What's New" section of the Golden Sustainability page.