Weekly Digest May 8 2018
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Spring Cleaning Ahead!

Next week marks the annual spring yard waste collection for customers who subscribe to the City of Golden's trash service. Offered through Alpine Waste, eligible customers can place their materials at the curb on their regular trash collection day during the week of May 14 to 18, and the y ard waste will be collected by a separate truck. Be sure and place the containers or compostable bags at or near where your trash is collected by 7 a.m. that morning.

Please keep in mind that yard waste for this collection is limited to grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, and ground and chipped wood. Please see our  Yard Waste Collection page for full guidelines on what can and cannot be collected. If you have materials that are not appropriate for this collection, Golden Community Pride Days happen May 19 and 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and tree brush and organic debris is accepted at that event, among many other things! In order to participate in Community Pride Days, you m ust be a Golden resident and have a current driver's license showing an address within the city limits.

Keep reading for a rundown on what's happening in Golden right now, and have a great week. And don't forget to recognize your moms this Sunday - Happy Mother's Day, Golden moms!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
New water stations installed

New downtown water stations
As part of a Sustainability Initiative to reduce single use disposable water bottles, three new bottle-filler water stations were installed downtown last week at 1)  Parfet Park; 2) the corner of 13th Street and Washington Avenue and 3) and the south side of the Billy Drew foot bridge, near the Clear Creek History Park. The freestanding fountains are also expected to reduce waste at large events and include a fountain, bottle filler and dog dish. 

A big thanks to the Utilities Department for assisting the Sustainability program.
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

On Monday May 7, the City's contractor began milling and paving operations. They began on the north end of town and will work 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. On Monday May 7, crews began new sidewalk, curb and gutter on 20th St. from Washington Ave.

2018 Concrete Replacement Schedule
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet tonight,  Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th St.

At the meeting, EdComm will consider the following:
  • City Council-directed project to evaluate workforce development programs and opportunities
  • Economic Incentive Code Review
  • Communications updates
For more information on this meeting, see the full meeting agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Study Session
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet in study session Wednesday, May 9 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 .
Regular City Council Meeting
City Council will meet on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.
At the meeting, City Council will discuss the following:
  • Consent Matters - All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. To see all items included in the motion, please see the meeting agenda.
  • The Mayor will proclaim May 13 - 19, 2018 as National Police Week.
  • Appointments will be made to the Historic Preservation Board and a clarification of appointment to Planning Commission designating an alternate.
  • City Council will review the final PEL (planning and environmental linkage) report completed by the WestConnect Coalition and CDOT.
  • City Council will review the final engineering report that reviewed Heritage Road, and make recommendations.
For more information, please see the meeting agenda .

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Coffee with a Councilor - North Neighborhoods
CWAC in Your Kitchen
Come share coffee and chat with Councilor Casey Brown at the home of Tom and Alice Atkins at 1110 12th St. on Saturday, May 12 starting at 10 a.m.

This is a great opportunity to talk with a representative and fellow residents of the neighborhoods in north Golden, as well as any issue related to the good of Golden.

For details call Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or email  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
9th Annual Greener Golden Event
Please join the City of Golden for our 9th annual Greener Golden celebration to kick-off the growing season on 
Saturday, May 12 from noon to 3 p.m. at the City of Golden Public Works Administrative building and the Golden Community Garden. Parking is available at 1445 10th St.
  • Pick up your pre-ordered Garden In A Box.
  • Tour the Golden Community Garden and learn about opportunities to participate.
  • Learn about the City's Sustainability programs, including water conservation and free sprinkler inspections.
  • Find out how to deal with your green waste and how best to divert these materials from the landfill.
  • Pick up free compost to amend your garden soil.
  • Bring your own container to fill with compost -  buckets, trash cans, old potting mix bags, etc.
Postal Food Drive
You don't have to go any further than your mailbox to help Golden residents in need. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) holds its annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive on Saturday, May 12 from 3 to 8 p.m.

Blue bags are being delivered to most Golden neighborhoods this week. Just put any non-perishable food you are able to donate in the blue bag and set it next to your mailbox on the morning of May 12. If you do not receive a blue bag, you can still put your donated items in any sort of bag by your mailbox. Postal carriers will collect the food and then volunteers will sort and deliver the food to local food banks. What you donate in Golden stays in Golden. Residents donated more than 26,000 pounds of food in 2017!

Volunteers are also needed to help sort and shelf the donated food items. Last year there were 89 community volunteers and six members of the Lions Club who worked the drive. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Mindy Liao at  amandaliao14@gmail.com or call 517-449-5956.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet on  Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
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 held once a month and anyone is welcome to come to one or all sessions.

This month, learn all about CPR and First Aid. The class will be held on May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Fire Department, 911 10th Street. 

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.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet on  Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th St.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule 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. 
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 track is happening in Golden on Saturday and Sunday.

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
Hunger Free Golden Survey

Hunger Free Golden is a community collaborative with a common focus of identifying and addressing the challenges many members of our community face in providing for their food needs. Hunger Free is currently working towards a Community Food Assessment to better understand Golden's food security, availability and access needs. They need your help! 

Please visit www.guidinggolden.com/hunger-free-golden and take a short survey. Survey data is intended to inform opportunities to remove barriers to healthy food in Golden as a part of the future Community Food Assessment. All Golden residents are encouraged to take the 10 minute survey. 
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.
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!