Weekly Digest - March 6, 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Don't forget this weekend...

As much as we love the beginning of Spring, it always comes with one drawback... Daylight Saving Time.  Don't forget to set your clocks ONE HOUR FORWARD on Sunday, March 11.
This is also a great time to change all of the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

Garden in a Box kits are now on sale!
Every spring, the City of Golden and  Resource Central  offer an easy, fun and affordable way to create beautiful, water-conserving gardens through the purchase of a Garden In A Box kit. And what's better, as a City of Golden water customer, you are eligible for a $25 discount while supplies last. Browse the full collection of eye-popping gardens and get yours before they're gone!

Hopefully the wind over the weekend blew in a week full of beautiful weather for us!  Enjoy.

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Heritage Road at Apex Gulch work

The City of Golden continues construction to replace the culvert beneath Heritage Road at Apex Gulch.

Please download the map below for location and detours.  Construction began January 17, and should last a total of about 3 months, weather dependent. Local access to Colfax is by detour using 4th and Zeta.
You can also follow this project on the City's social engagement platform www.guidinggolden.com.
Leak Detection Project

Golden Utilities crews are doing a leak-detection project on water mains in the Mountain Ridge area.  Data will be collected and evaluated by the end of the month.
Ulysses Park Tree Planting

The City of Golden will plant 20 to 30 trees at Ulysses Skate Park on Colorado's Arbor Day, April 20. The tree planting is made possible by a $6,000 grant from the Colorado Tree Coalition (CTC) for the Ulysses Park Tree Project. The City's Forestry Department, in cooperation with Bell Middle School students, plan to enhance the Skate Park which is located next door to the school. The project is part of the City of Golden's ongoing commitment to involve the community in planting trees and promoting a healthy urban forest. 
Gas Mains Replacement

Xcel Energy is replacing old gas mains on North Ford Street from 1st Street to Texas Street.  Patches made by the contractor are temporary. As soon as the contractor is done, the road will be repaired.  For questions, please contact Xcel directly at 800-895-4999.
Upcoming Events

Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Study Session

The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board will meet tonight Tuesday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

The following will be under consideration:
  • Crosswalk Manual

--Revised Outline

--Crosswalk Striping Pattern

--Continue Discussion on Thresholds


For information on this and other upcoming meetings, visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Meeting
The Golden Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting the following will be under consideration:
  • 1107 11th St. - Special Use Permit for Tourist Home
  • 154 Washington Ave. - Special Use Permit for Tourist Home
  • 1101 18th St. - Rezoning for a Mines Residence Hall
For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Regular City Council Business Meeting
Golden City Council will meet on  Thursday, March 8 starting at 6:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

The following is on the agenda:
  • Consent matters
  • Mayor's Resolution to support measures to reduce gun violence
  • Resolution - repeal & reenact building and construction fees; rebates of certain fees for residential solar photovoltaic building permit apps
  • 2018 Walkability projects
For information on this and other upcoming meetings, visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
CSM Master Plan Neighborhood Meeting
The Colorado School of Mines is developing a new master plan in conjunction with the MINES@150 plan. Mines will hold the first of three neighborhood meetings over the next several months, to gather public input for the master plan.

The meeting will be held in the Starzer Welcome Center at Colorado School of Mines, 1812 Illinois Street on  Thursday, March 8, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Enter on the north side of the building from 18 th St. Upon entering, the meeting room is to the right.

Parking is located in lot E on the west side of the building. Parking is free after 5 p.m.
GURA Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

The agenda has not yet been posted.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Investment Forum Open House
The Golden Investment Forum Task Force is hosting an open house community meeting on Wednesday, March 14 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

The Task Force will present information on currently unfunded capital investment projects suggested by adopted community plans, and solicit input about priorities.  For more information visit GuidingGolden.com and click on the Golden Investment Forum project page.
Coffee with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
Chat with your District Two Councilor and get to know your neighbors!  Councilor Casey Brown is bringing the coffee and will meet you at the home of Mary and Dave Buller, 500 Peery Parkway on Saturday, March 17 at 10 a.m.

For details, call Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - March 7 - March 13
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Community Blood Drive - March 7, 10 a.m.
  • Girls in STEM Awards Banquet - March 8, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - March 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - March 10, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Mock First LEGO League - March 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab: Adult Maker's Guild - March 11, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Lego Play and Build - March 13, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Writing Circle - March 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
JOY Children's Carnival
JOY (Jamboree for Outstanding Youngsters) is a FREE children's carnival put on by Colorado School of Mines' coed service and leadership fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, that promotes STEM-related activities for local youth. 
The JOY Carnival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CSM Kafadar Commons, Illinois and 14th Streets.
Held on the Colorado School of Mines campus, it includes a variety of STEM activities hosted by campus and community organizations.  The theme for the carnival this year is dinosaurs! 
For more information, visit the Alpha Phi Omega website.

COG Annual Tree Sale Underway
Want to spruce up your yard? The City of Golden's annual tree sale opens soon, running from March 1 through April 15 or until we run out of trees. Sponsored by the Golden Parks and Recreation Department, this is your opportunity to get trees that are known to adapt and thrive in our area!

Visit the City of Golden Forestry page for more information and to download an order form and description of all the trees available.
Now Accepting Golden Sustainability Award Nominations
Do you know someone, or possibly a business, in our community that strives to create a greener Golden? Now is your chance to recognize these individuals by nominating them for a Golden Sustainability Award. The City of Golden's Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is looking for nominations for the following categories:

* Student
* Individual
* Business
* Community Group
Nominations are open through March 23. City Council will present the awards in celebration of Earth Day in April.
To nominate someone or a group for a Sustainability Award, fill out and submit the online nomination form.
Get Involved! Apply for a Board or Commission
Golden City Council is recruiting applicants to fill expiring appointments to the following Boards and Commissions:
  • Community Sustainability Advisory Board
  • Downtown Development Authority
  • Golden Urban Renewal Authority
  • Historic Preservation Board
  • Investment Advisory Committee
  • Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Visit Golden
If you are interested in applying, complete the online application

The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14. Save the date for interviews which are scheduled to be held by City Council in the evening on Thursday, April 5.

Questions? Call the City Clerk's Office at 303-384-8014, 303-384-8015 or  clerks@cityofgolden.net. You can also learn more about the openings available on our  How to Apply for Boards and Commissions page.