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City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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Trees and gardens go on sale today - spring must be close!

Today marks the first day you can participate in both the annual Golden Tree Sale and the Garden in a Box kit program. They are two completely different programs, but both offer a little glimpse at spring and provide Golden residents significant discounts in beautifying and greening their yards and gardens. Keep reading for information on both programs, and get your orders in early!

There's lots happening in Golden this week, so please keep reading, and have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden

Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Here's what's happening on the Linking Lookout project this week:
  • Utility line relocation. Relocations will be complete except Xcel power lines, and work on those will continue in the construction area, and then proceed down 19th Street to Elm.
  • Trees that have been removed are being mulched and removed from the site.
  • The city has a 12 inch water line that supplies water to the tank by Beverly Heights Park, which needs to be relocated. The water line has been installed in 19th Street, and work will continue to the north along Parfet Estates Drive. This work should not affect traffic or pedestrians.
  • Retaining wall construction to provide space for the US 6 eastbound off ramp to 19th Street has begun in the northwest quadrant.
  • Concrete work to build the tunnel for the US 6 trail to go under the US 6 westbound off ramp to 19th Street will begin with the forming of the concrete for the base of the tunnel. 
Crews work on utility relocations. Overhead lines must be moved underground as the area is prepped for construction.
Linking Lookout Utility Relocation

Please note, these plans can change at any time depending on weather and other factors. 
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West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvement Project
Kenny Run Drainage project
Since November 2015, crews have been working on the West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Project to remove homes and businesses from the flood plain.
Work includes two new box culverts in 23rd and 24th streets, and reconstructed 1000 feet of open channel. Work is finally wrapping on the project, and should be completed this month. The picture above was taken this week.

Water Meter Replacement
In late March, the City of Golden will begin replacing water meters that have been in service more than 10 years, starting with the Rimrock neighborhood. Notices will go out in water bills so be on the lookout, but here's what you should know.

To complete this project, the contractor, Keystone Utility Systems (KUS) must have access to your water meter to replace the existing meter and rewire and install a new remote register in the meter pit or on the house. If your water meter is inside the house you will receive a separate notice requesting that you schedule an appointment to replace your meter. If your meter is outside in a meter pit, an appointment won't be necessary. This is a system-wide meter replacement project and all City of Golden water customers with older meters will have their water meter replaced. There is no expense to the customer. The entire cost of installation is covered by the City of Golden Water Department.
Hot Tub Makeover
If you enjoy a nice leisurely soak in the hot tub at the Golden Community Center, mark it on your calendar - the hot tub will be closed for a couple of weeks beginning the week of March 21 (we'll let you know if that changes!). When you come back in April, t he hot tub will be better than ever with new jets and new tile!
Upcoming Events
Ford Street Traffic Calming Discussion
Wednesday, March 2, 6-8 p.m. at Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
We're looking to address concerns to improve safety and livability for neighbors adjacent to Ford Street from just north of SH 58 to just south of Alaska Street. Tell us what you would like to see in regards to traffic calming and sidewalk improvements for all of those who walk, bike and drive along Ford. Any changes to this area will require careful consideration, which is why a neighborhood discussion is the best place to start.

For more information, contact Vince Auriemma at or Joe Puhr at
Golden Library Events this week!
  • Lego Play and Build (March 1, 4-5 p.m.) - You're never too old (or young!) to play with LEGOs! Join the Golden Library all-ages LEGO Play and Build program. Build something based on the month's theme or use your imagination! Everyone is welcome, just drop-in.
  • Teen Movie Time (March 1, 6-8 p.m.)Come watch a different movie each month at the Golden Library and vote on what we'll watch in the future! Grades: 6-12 are welcome.
  • DIY Kids (March 2, 4-5 p.m.)Do you like to invent, create and reimagine things? Join DIY Kids at the Golden Library! We'll be making and experimenting in this awesome, hands-on program.
  • PAWS for Reading (March 5, 2-4 p.m.)Read with a four-legged friend from the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program at the Golden Library. Dogs are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Registration with the Golden Library is required and children registering for this program must be able to read on their own.
  • AARP Tax Help (March 6, 12:15-3:15 p.m.)We know it's a taxing time of the year. Did you know that AARP provides IRS-certified volunteers who offer free tax counseling and preparation services to millions of taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and older? Come to the library to take advantage. Get help with this (often-dreaded) annual task. Suitable for all tax-paying adults!
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Liquor Licensing Authority will meet on February 24 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the upcoming meeting, LLA will hold a public comment period for the modification of premises at Halu Sushi.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, the Planning Commission will consider the following:
  • A public hearing to review a request for site plan approval associated with a new warehouse and office structure.
  • A public hearing to review a request for site plan approval to replace a residential duplex structure with a new (four-plex) townhome building.
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 (PAC) will meet on March 3 at 9 a.m. in the Golden Community Center (please note the location has changed! PAC will now meet in the GCC instead of the Public Works Building where it formerly met).

At the meeting, the PAC will consider the following:
  • Draft Plan for Deaccession 
  • Outline for the decision making process for community proposals and donations
  • Update on Roundabout Projects
  • Update on Ulysses Park Art Installation
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) will meet on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

At the meeting, the HPB will consider the following:
  • Plans for construction of a 2nd story addition and remodel of a detached garage at 1012 13th Street, located in the 12th Street Historic District.
  • plans for minor exterior modifications of the former Montessori School structure, located at 714 Cheyenne Street.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Shelton Elementary Winterfest & Silent Auction

Mingle with fellow Shelton Elementary friends and community members on March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Red Rocks Country Club for a fun evening out. Enjoy food and drinks and bid on silent auction items, all while supporting our community's youth. This event is a fundraiser for Shelton PTSA to fund STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering & Math) programs and other needs. There will be opportunities to bid online ahead of time, but there will be many auction and lucky pull items for attendees only. And everyone is invited!

Admission is $27, which includes admission, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and nonalcoholic drinks (cash bar available for alcoholic drinks). For more information and to purchase tickets to the event, visit the Shelton PTSA website.
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
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 March 5 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
Around Town
Annual Tree Sale Opens Today!
The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is offering a diverse mix of ten deciduous tree species to Golden residents through our annual spring tree sale.

Trees available include Hedge Maple, Bigtooth Maple, 'Hot Wings' Tatarian Maple, American Yellowwood, Chanticleer Pear, Northern Catalpa, 'Ivory Silk' Tree Lilac, Bur Oak, English Oak, Columnar English Oak.

All of the available trees, with the exception of the Hedge maple, cost $55 (plus tax), have approximately 1" diameter trunks, are 6'-9' tall and have either air-pruned container root balls or are balled-in-burlap. The hedge maple is in a slightly larger container and costs $80.

Quantities are quite limited (52 trees total) and customers may order no more than 5 trees. Purchases may be made at the Golden Community Center beginning today and will be sold through April 15, or while supplies last. Proof of residency is required. Trees purchased will be distributed during the last 2 weeks of April.

Garden in a Box kits now on sale!
The City of Golden and the Center for ReSource Conservation offer an easy, fun and affordable way to create beautiful, water-conserving gardens through the purchase of a Garden In A Box kit.

Garden In A Box kits are now on sale!

Garden In A Box, a selection of professionally designed, perennial gardens that use Xeric (low water) plants, offers residents a simple approach to an eye-catching yard. These affordable, do-it-yourself garden kits come with starter plants, a Plant and Care Guide, and plant-by-number maps. 

Gardens are offered by the City of Golden in partnership with the Center for ReSource Conservation. $25 discounts are available while supplies last to Golden residents. To view the full garden collection visit .
Center for Resource Conservation
Free Waterwise Seminar
This spring, the City of Golden is partnering with the Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC) to offer Water-Wise Landscape Seminars on Xeriscape and other sustainable landscaping practices. These expert-led seminars are offered at no cost to residents, and they are open to everyone. Throughout the month of April, CRC will be hosting 13 seminars in 8 different communities across the Front Range. To check out the full line-up and register, visit
Topic: Low Water Landscaping Tips and Tricks
Date: Mon. April 4th, 2016
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Location: Golden Community Center, Coal Creek Room - North; 1470 10th St. Golden, CO 80401
Speaker: Deryn Davidson, Horticulturist and Landscape Architect with CSU Extension
Low Water Tips and Tricks
From plant selection to landscape design to irrigation scheduling, we are bombarded with decisions when it comes to managing our landscape. This seminar will explore a variety of low-water tips and tricks for reducing your outdoor summer water use, and it will provide the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to create your own water-wise landscape plan at home. Join local horticulturist, Deryn Davidson, as she shares the secret ingredients to a successful and low-maintenance landscape that requires less water while also contributing to the beauty of your surroundings. 
Landscape seminars are offered at no cost, and they are open to everyone. For more details about our complete seminar line-up and to register, visit Call or email 303-999-3820 x222 or with any questions.

City of Golden Boards, Commissions and Committees are looking for a few good men and women!
Love Golden? Why not apply to serve on one of the City's boards, commissions or committees and help guide its growth and future?

There are vacancies currently available on multiple boards serving myriad interests. Whether your interest is ensuring Golden's sustainable future on the Community Sustainability Advisory Board, preserving Golden's colorful past on the Historic Preservation Board, or even developing Golden's economy now on the DDA or GURA, Golden needs people of many interests and passions. Review all of the boards and commissions with current vacancies, learn more about those boards and commissions, and see what fits your particular skills and interests, then apply online. You can apply for up to three different boards with one application.

To learn more about the process and see the boards and commissions with vacancies, please visit our   How to Apply for Boards and Commissions page and consider attending the Boards and Commissions Open house on Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center (see above for more information).