Weekly Digest June 12 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Bike Share Pilot Program Kicks Off in Golden

Several members of City Council, staff, and residents helped to kick off the newest transportation option for commuters in Golden yesterday.  It's a bike share program by ofo, the world's first and largest dockless shared mobility company.  This is a one-year pilot program in Golden and is a complement to our already popular Golden Bike Library stationed at the Visitor's Center.

Check out the details on how to use this new program in the Around Town section below; and a look at what else is happening in Golden right now. H ave a great week and enjoy the warm weather!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Streetlight Purchase

A streetlight purchase agreement has been finalized with Public Service Company of Colorado and the agreement to purchase streetlights citywide will go to City Council on June 14.

Utilities

City-wide Cured-in-Place begins this week.   Cured-In-Place Pipe is a pipe rehabilitation technique that we use to upgrade sewer mains. It involves inserting a fiberglass and epoxy liner in the pipe, curing the epoxy and reinstating (cutting open) any attached service lines.

This technique does not require open trenching and the contractor can rehab about 1,000 feet of pipe per day vs. about 200/300 feet per day by open trenching. This also avoids long term traffic disruptions, dust and stormwater problems and asphalt patching.
Tree Trimming

Crews are going through all city alleys trimming trees.  They will then inspect, patch, and re-mill the alleyways that need it.
CSM Road Closure

16th Street from Illinois to Arapahoe Streets will be closed by the Colorado School of Mines until mid-August for stormwater and street improvements.


Concrete Replacement Program

Concrete work is continuing on 20th Street from Jackson Street to Washington Avenue.
Street Improvement Program

Even with slight weather delays, work is progressing throughout the city.  Many streets are currently in various stages of work.


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Upcoming Events
Golden Safety Academy
 
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 usually held once a month on the second Monday of every month in the Golden Fire Department, except for this class, which is instead being held tonight, June 12, 6 - 8 p.m. in Council Chambers. In this class, you will learn about Animal Safety.

Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class, and to sign up for a class online. 
Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
The Economic Development Commission will meet tonight, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Regular Business Meeting
 
City Council will meet in regular session on Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Farmers Market
 
Find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and social gathering space every Saturday this summer (excluding Saturday, July 29 for Buffalo Bill Days). Come out from  8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, June 16.

The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Downtown Development Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Downtown Development Advisory Board will meet Monday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Rescheduled Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
 
The Local Liquor Licensing Authority will meet on Tuesday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Housing Forum
 
Golden United and Foothills Art Center are bringing together City of Golden staff, volunteers, businesses, city council members, and neighbors to talk about housing in Golden. The forum is on Thursday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St.

They'll discuss maintaining affordable housing, preserving the City's character, and finding opportunities for action.

Register now to reserve your place as seating is limited. Click here for more information about the night.
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
New Bike Share Pilot Program in Golden

The City of Golden now has another alternative transportation option for commuters. Yesterday, ofo, the world's first and largest dockless shared mobility company, launched a bike share program in Golden. This one-year pilot program with ofo is an opportunity for the Golden community to try out a new form of bike sharing that will complement our existing options including the Golden Bike Library and the Call & Ride local circulator bus. 

The dockless bikes are an easy and fun way to take short trips around town. When you find one of the bright yellow bikes, all you have to do is download the ofo app on your phone, use it to locate a nearby bike, scan the code on the bike, and for just $1 per hour, off you go. Find details at www.ofo.com. You will find the dockless bikes near bus and transit stops, on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines, and many other popular destinations throughout town. People can use them for short trips that might otherwise require a car. 

Golden received a federal grant in 2015 to start its own version of bike share to fit the community. The first phase was the Golden Bike Library, which is very successful and well received in Golden. The second phase of the plan is a distributed system so that bikes would be available throughout the community. The partnership with ofo bikes helps the City achieve this second phase. On June 7, 2018, Golden City Council unanimously approved the pilot program for one year, and it will be under close evaluation to ensure a good fit with Golden.

Free Sprinkler Checks

Are you struggling to wrap your head around your sprinkler system? The City of Golden and Resource Central can help with a free sprinkler consultation. Resource Central Technicians will run a few tests to check your sprinklers' efficiency and diagnose any problems your system might have. At the end, you'll receive a customized watering schedule designed to reduce water usage and keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all summer long!
 
Inspections last about 90 minutes, but could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. It's easy to sign up and get long-lasting results! Simply call 303-999-3824 or sign up at  resourcecentral.org/sprinkler .
Golden History Museum Grand Reopening

The Golden History Museum & Park is thrilled to announce that, following a six-month closure to renovate the building, the Golden History Museum (GHM) will reopen on Saturday, June 23rd! To celebrate the renovation and the Museum's 80th anniversary, GHM will have a FREE public open house on Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Westernaires will be on hand from 10 a.m. to noon to add to the festivities with cavalry, trick roping, ponies and more. The Museum is located at 923 10th St.

Whether you've been to GHM many times or never before, this will be a whole new experience.  All of the exhibits and displays are new, there are many hands-on areas, and for the first time, the work that's done behind the scenes to restore artifacts will now be in plain view.  For more information and details call 303-278-3557 or visit GoldenHistory.org.
Volunteers Needed for ARTSWEEK GOLDEN

Foothills Art Center is recruiting 100+ volunteers for its new Artsweek, specifically, Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22. 

Volunteer opportunities include helping artists with loading and unloading of their works; be the "go to" person for artists; sell beer; work in the welcome tent to greet festival goers and answer questions.

ARTSWEEK GOLDEN is a week-long celebration of the arts and includes activites that will take place throughout Golden such as yarn-bombing of Golden sculptures, performance art, sidewalk chalk masterpieces, and plein air painting.  Parking spots along Washington Avenue will be converted into pop-up art studios.

The festival will culminate in a weekend arts festival with more than 100 national artists exhibiting their works in a spectacular setting on the Colorado School of Mines campus.  Foothills Art Center (FAS) is organizing the entire event. For more information on the event, visit www.artsweekgolden.org.
Pay your sales and use taxes online

In addition to paying your water bill online and some municipal court citations, another online payment service is now available! 

Businesses can now pay  City of Golden sales and use taxes online. Businesses will need to have their City of Golden sales tax account number and the last amount paid.

Please contact 303-384-8024 or  salestax@cityofgolden.net for additional information.