Weekly Digest May 15 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Golden Pride in every flower!

Spring flowers by Clear Creek Trail
Following days of rain, it's hard not to feel a sense of pride in how beautiful, colorful and green Golden is looking right now! But this week is also about helping our residents clean up after a long winter, disposing of old organic debris, and other items that are gathering dust and rust around the house.
This week, Alpine Waste is offering the annual spring yard waste collection for customers who subscribe to the City of Golden's trash service, so if you're an eligible customer, make sure your materials are placed at the curb on your regular trash collection day.

This weekend marks an event many people wait for all year long - Golden Community Pride Days! This is your big opportunity to get rid of hard-to-dispose-of items free of charge. Y ou m ust be a Golden resident to participate in Community Pride Days and have a current driver's license showing an address within the city limits. Also, keep in mind a few rules apply, so make sure you read through the guidelines on our Community Pride Days page before gathering items to drop off.

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
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.
North Ford Street Patching

The Streets Department will be patching on North Ford St. - as weather allows. Xcel has agreed to provide funds to mill and overlay the entire section from 1st Street to Texas Street. Because of concerns of settlement from the contractor's work, however, milling and overlaying will not occur until 2019.

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 Rd. 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.
Street Improvement Program

Last week, the City's contractor began milling and paving operations. They began on the north end of town and are working their way south. Notices prohibiting parking will be passed out to affected neighbors 48 hours in advance of any work taking place.
Concrete Replacement Program

The City's concrete contractor is nearing completion of repairs while focusing on the south end of town. Currently, work is taking place in various stages on multiple streets.

2018 Concrete Replacement Schedule
Upcoming Events
Spring Yard Waste Collection
Customers who subscribe to the City of Golden's trash service through Alpine Waste can participate in the semi-annual spring yard waste collection this week.

Yard waste will be collected by a separate truck on your designated trash collection day and should be placed at or near where your trash is collected by 7 a.m.

Place material in reusable containers of your choice, or in compostable bags available from home improvement stores. Yard waste for this collection is limited to grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, ground and chipped wood. 

Please see our  Yard Waste Collection page for full guidelines on what can and cannot be collected.
CoorsTek Air Permit Public Comment Hearing
The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will hold a public hearing to hear comments on a proposed renewal of the Title V Operating Permit for the CoorsTek Inc. facility at 600 9th Street.

The meeting will take place tonight,  May 15 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Any interested person may provide comments on the sufficiency of the proposed operating permit's preliminary analysis and whether the permit application should be approved or denied.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th St.

At the meeting, the board will discuss the following:
  • Lubahn Trail/Trail Hours Follow Up
  • Single Track Sidewalks Public Process
  • Astor House Landscape Discussion
  • CIP Review
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizens Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Planning Commission will review the current regulations in place for CMU zoning, SUP Criteria for 100% Residential, and the Tier 2 height bonus criteria. Additional discussion will address corner lot density.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Study Session
City Council will meet in study session on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.
At the meeting, the following items will be discussed:
  • City Council will review and discuss citizen ideas for items to be considered for inclusion in the 2019-2020 biennial budget.
  • The current audit engagement contract with the CPA firm of CliftonLarsonAllen expires with the completion of the 2017 audit. Council will discuss the process for the auditor selection for the next audit engagement period.  
  • City Council will discuss and provide staff general direction for further research on the future of the Astor House including goals and central assumptions for the building.
  • City Council will review the final engineering report that reviewed Heritage Road, and make recommendations.
  • City Council will review and discuss procedures it has followed in issuing proclamations or resolutions that take positions on policy issues.
  • City Council will explore and brainstorm ways to foster inclusion of LGBTQ+ youth and community members. 
For more information, please see the   meeting agenda.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Pride Days
It's that time of year again - Community Pride Days, May 19 & 20, from 8 a.m to 3 p.m.! That means, if you're a Golden resident, you can bring your unwanted junk for free disposal. 

You'll need a current driver's license with your address in order to participate. (Don't know if your house is within City limits? Check  Jeffco.us/awiz/ to find out for sure).

For more information about what is and is not accepted, please visit our  Community Pride Days page.
Mitchell Elementary Teacher Retirement Party
Mitchell Elementary would like to invite the community to help celebrate and honor two teachers who are retiring this year, Renee Kirlin and Cathy Keck. 

The celebration will happen Monday, May 21, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Mitchell Elementary's Library. 
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority will meet on Monday, May 21 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 .
Mobility Advisory Transportation Board Meeting
The Mobility Advisory Transportation Board will meet on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 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 .
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. 

As the regular school year is now over for CSM, there are no more Mines athletic events happening locally at this time.

We would like to wish all graduating Mines students a big congratulations, and a happy summer to the rest of you - we look forward to seeing you again in the fall!
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
Pay your sales and use tax 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.
Vote for the next public art installation in Golden

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.
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.

And don't forget, you can pay your water bill online!