Weekly Digest May 1 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Help us pick the next public art piece!

How often have you walked by a statue or another piece of art in Golden and wondered who selected that? Well now, you can be a part of the selection process!

The Public Art Commission (PAC) is looking for the community's input in choosing the next piece of public art.  This art installation will serve as an entryway into the City on the west side of Hwy 93,  approximately 1,600 feet north of Pine Ridge Road.

The PAC narrowed the field down to the top three finalists, and now it's up to you to vote on the winner.

Visit  GuidingGolden.com to see renderings of the three proposed art installations, and vote on your favorite. Voting will be open through May 21.

We can't wait to see what you pick!

Keep reading for a rundown on what's happening in Golden right now, and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Mosquito Control

Mosquito control begins this week, as weather allows.

Road closure for necessary stormwater and street improvements

16th Street from Illinois to Arapahoe is closed to allow for stormwater and street improvements in the area. The road will remain closed through mid-August as crews complete all necessary improvements and repairs.
Heritage Road engineering recommendations to City Council

Golden contracted with the engineering firm Bohannan Huston to conduct an independent, third party review of the roundabouts on Heritage Road and the traffic calming on Eagle Ridge Dr. On May 10, the Heritage Rd engineering recommendation presentation goes to City Council. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.
Gas Main and Service Line Replacement

The replacement on N. Ford St. is complete. Streets Department will now be performing permanent patching on the street, as weather allows.
Concrete Replacement Program

The annual Concrete Replacement program is underway by contractor Fasick. The work consists of replacing damaged, deficient concrete and trip hazards. ADA improvements are also addressed through the course of the work. Following is a list of streets in various stages of construction and clean-up:

2018 Concrete Replacement Schedule
Upcoming Events
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Study Session
The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board will meet tonight, May 1 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.

At the meeting, MTAB will discuss the following:
  •  Golden Investment Forum Task Force Update
  • Jeffco Housing Authority is proposing a development at 24th and Jackson and is proposing to vacate a portion of the alley running North/South between 23rd and 24th. MTAB will discuss whether they should render a recommendation to PC /City Council.
  • Boyd Street Traffic Calming Request.
  • Delay on the bidding process for the Washington Avenue Streetscape Project.
  • Updated Crosswalk Manual
  • Meeting frequency.
For more information, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Parent Academy - Keeping Youth & Families Safe
The Golden and Lakewood Police Departments have teamed up to present a  free Parent Academy - Keeping Youth & Families Safe. The free class will be held on Wednesday, May 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Red Rocks Community College, Community Room,13300 W 6th Ave. in Lakewood.

Topics to be covered include the following:
- Social/Digital media to include latest on apps and devices
- Emotional Intelligence
- Sexting and Sextortion
- Human Trafficking
- Identity theft and keeping safe finances online

Due to the nature of the content, adults only are invited to attend. You can learn more and register for the free event online.
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following items:
  • A public hearing to consider a request from Calvary Episcopal Church to construct a parking garage/deck and celebration plaza on the property located between 13th & 14th Streets, Arapahoe Street and Miner's Alley. The project would involve a new street and alley configuration, based on a vacation request granted in 1994, with an additional 400 square foot vacation requested to accommodate a stairway for the plaza.
  • A public hearing to consider a request for construction of a four-unit townhome development.
For more information on this meeting, please see the agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Night for the Wright
Come out to the American Mountaineering Center on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m. for a night that mashes up the community of The Wright with local businesses and organizations of Golden by encouraging exploration of historic downtown. This year's events, specials and partnerships are hosted by a number of different businesses.

Learn more about the evening at  thewright.co.
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet on  Thursday, May 3 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, PAC will discuss the following:
  • PAC Open House and Arts Week Golden Planning
  • Goldco Retaining Wall Mural Update
  • PAC Logo
  • Gateway Village Water Tank
For more information on this meeting, please see the full agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
Bean Fosters
Join friends, neighbors and Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves on Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. for Coffee with a Councilor at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

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."

For details, contact Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
GHS Community Bike Swap
Buy or sell your bike and bike gear and help support the Golden High School Mountain Bike Team.

The Golden High School Community Bike Swap happens Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Golden High School, 701 24th St.

Anyone interested in selling a bike can register by emailing GHSBikeSwap@gmail.com.

There is a $1 suggested admission donation to attend the bike swap.

Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet on  Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mines Athletics
Colorado School of Mines Athletics

Baseball, Track & Field, Swimming, Golf, Volleyball, Softball, Football... whatever your favorite sport is, CSM is probably playing it. Come out to support your local college team - go Orediggers!

Keep track of the schedule of upcoming games on the Mines Athletics Calendar. There you'll see who they are playing, when they are playing and where. 

This weekend there are no events planned in Golden, but baseball at Regis University in Denver is scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

Please note that dates and times are subject to change, so always check Minesathletic.com before heading out to a game.
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
Be an excavator at Magic Mountain!

Magic Mountain excavators
Experience nearby nature and Colorado history during an exciting hands-on community opportunity this summer. Dig into the work of Dr. Michele Koons, curator of archaeology, and her team at the archaeological site known as Magic Mountain just outside Golden.

Magic Mountain is one of the most important archaeological sites on Colorado's Front Range. The earliest artifacts date back to 5000 BCE, when the site would have served as camping grounds for mobile hunter-gatherer groups.

Although Magic Mountain has been previously explored by archaeologists, this project revives the excavation through a community-based effort that will likely lead to new science and discoveries. You can be a part of uncovering and sharing human-environmental history over the last 7,000 years, if not more!

The team is accepting applications for excavators through May 3. Learn more and sign up online.
Starting May 14, you will also be able to sign up for tours of the site. Learn more about the upcoming tours at www.dmns.org.
New - pay your sales and use tax online

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.
A Random Act of Kindness and "Backing the Blue"

You might have seen this sign at 19th and Washington over the weekend - a shout-out to our men and women in blue! According to Laura Woodworth, who helped organize the sign placement, "It took two months and lots of questions to find a place to give us permission for our sign. BIG thanks to First Baptist Church of Golden for being gracious enough to let us use their grass!" Laura also said she hopes the sign " encourages random acts  of kindness around our community. We have a great town for  something like that!"

Thanks Laura and all those involved in this show of support for our Golden Police Department!

Golden Backs the Blue
Let AquaHawk Alerts help you manage potential water leaks this spring

AquaHawk Alerting is a FREE service for City of Golden water customers that will assist them in efficiently managing their water usage and lowering their monthly bills. This software system is available with the recently upgraded water meters. Spring is an ideal time to use this software and check for any leaks as you fire up your irrigation system. Register today - it's easy!

Why use the Water Usage Monitoring System?
  • View consumption over a period of time - see your water consumption down to the hour.
  • Recognize possible leaks more quickly.
  • Take control of your water use. With AquaHawk you don't have to wait for your bill to see how much water you use for everyday activities. You'll see how you're doing, not how you did.
  • Set your own personal thresholds and receive text or email alerts.
Learn more on our  Water Usage Monitoring page. From there you can register for a free account. All you need is your name, email address and your water account number in this format: 00-000000-000