Nov. 1, 2016 Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
The countdown is on!

Fall colors on Clear Creek
We're one week out from Election Day 2016 so hopefully you've registered and are ready for the big day if you haven't already received and mailed back or dropped off your ballot (there's a ballot drop-off box in City Hall!). The deadline to register and receive a ballot in the mail has passed, but you can still register and vote up through election day. And new this year,  ALL voting services are available at the Voter Service and Polling Center in City Council Chambers, at City Hall, 911 10 th  Street on election day. Read down to learn more, or visit the Jefferson County election pages.

In the meantime, enjoy these beautiful autumn days, and keep reading to see what else is happening in Golden. Have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
 
Girders covering the first 2/3 of the lid beginning at the south were installed over the weekend. The final 28 girders will be installed later in November, hopefully the week before Thanksgiving. Completing the southern section was critical to moving 19th Street onto the bridge, which is important for project timing. You will see steel rebar getting tied on the bridge this week in preparation for the concrete deck pour.

Curb and Gutter and paving for portions of the US 6 main line from under the lid to the north will begin this week as most activity will move up to the 19th Street approach slabs in preparation for moving 19th Street onto the bridge prior to the end of the year.
 
There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and will be an excellent location to view the girder placement. Please park legally. 
 
There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and will be an excellent location to view the girder placement. Please park legally.

Girders going up


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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.

2016 Utility Replacement

Sanitary sewer manhole installations continue in Arapahoe Gulch. CIPP installation in sanitary sewer mains has begun in the W 3rd area.
19th Street Traffic Calming Project

Fasick Concrete will be back to begin building the landscape islands. The Concrete work is 95% completed. The contractor will re-mobilize next week to complete the new inlet at Pinal Rd and the final two islands.
Stormwater

We are cleaning rocks and debris from the box culvert for Lena Gulch at Heritage Road. 

These rocks washed in the culvert after the heavy rain in September.
Water Tank Coating Projects

Speigel Industrial has begun coating removal at 6200 #2 tank (Defrance Dr.).
A Dry Summer/Fall Means Higher than normal water bills

People may be surprised by higher than expected water bills.

The lack of moisture for the past couple of months has led to higher water usage for Citizens for the quarter. See the U.S. Drought Monitor for more information.
 
Usage was up in comparison to last year with 39.43 Million Gallons more in 2016:
  • June-October 2015 shows water usage was 579.72 Million Gallons
  • June-October 2016 shows water usage was 619.15 Million Gallons

New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 3,400 meters replaced to date. More than 500 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
 
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Meeting
 
The Planning Commission will meet  November 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the following:
  • PC 16-34  2400 Ford Street  - Site Plan Review, Banking Plan, Vacation
  • PC 16-38  1010 12th Street - SUP for Tourist Home
  • PC 16-23  109/111 N. Rubey Drive - SUP for Telecommunications
  • PC 16-18  Update to Sign Code 
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 will meet  November 3 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers.

At the meeting, PAC will consider the following:
  • Christine Knapp Presentation and Model
  • AWEGO Contract Update
  • Potential Collection Amendment Decision
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
City Council Rescheduled Meeting
 
City Council will meet on November 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
 
At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Consent Matters (all items listed will be treated as one item and one vote. For a full list of items included, please see the Meeting Agenda.)
  • City staff will provide a summary of the 2016 special events season as well as information pertaining to events operations. City Council may provide direction for continued refinements of the City's policies and procedures for managing such events.
Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn  into study session where they will be updated on the following:
  • Staff will present recommendations for the 2017-2018 Biennial Operating Budget
  • City Council will discuss with staff potential new revenue sources
  • Presentation of SPLASH Concessions Program Changes
  • Parks and Recreation Master Plan Update
  • Park Rules Discussion
  • Longboarding Discussion 
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
 
Bean Fosters
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."

This week, special guest Cindy Peiropan, Community Development Analyst for the City of Golden, will be visiting to talk about Affordable Housing.

Meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
 
The Historic Preservation Board will meet on November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
The Economic Development Commission will meet on November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Golden Sustainability Night

Don't miss Golden Sustainability Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the American Mountaineering Center. The event will kick off with a sustainability expo in the AMC Conference Center, and will feature refreshments from area food trucks and beer from local breweries. During the expo, attendees can browse a variety of sustainability vendor booths, learn about local green resources and chat with industry experts. Featuring drawings, giveaways, and hands-on learning activities, Golden's Sustainability Night is the perfect event for families to learn about the City's green initiatives.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Nov. 1 - 8
 
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Nov. 1 & 8, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m.
  • Bonfils Blood Drive - Nov. 2, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Homework Help - Nov. 2 & 3, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Colorful spinners and giant stars - Nov. 2, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m.
  • Freaky Friday - Nov. 4, 2 p.m.
  • Public Meeting - 3Gs - Nov. 5, 10:45 a.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - Nov. 5, 2 p.m.
  • Stuffie Sleepover - Nov. 6, 3  p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Election Day only a week away!

Election Day 2016 is November 8. This election is mail ballot, conducted by Jefferson County. Ballots were mailed out to all registered voters in Golden last week. If you did not receive a ballot, you may go to Jefferson County Elections Department, 3500 Illinois Street, Suite 1100, Golden to register and vote, or if you feel you are registered, find out why you did not receive a ballot. You can also find information at  www.GoVoteColorado.com.

The City of Golden has one question on the ballot - City of Golden Ballot Question 21.  Learn more about Broadband Internet in Golden.

There are numerous locations for ballot drop off if you don't want to mail yours. One of those locations is the new 24 Hour Ballot Drop Box located in Golden City Hall, 911 10 th Street. You may also drop your ballot in the drop box on Election Day up to 7 p.m. Go to the  Jefferson County Election page for Election results or this website after the final count is in on Election night.

And NEW this year, on Election Day only, ALL voting services are available at the Voter Service and Polling Center in City Council Chambers, at City Hall, 911 10 th Street, which allow you to:
  • Vote in Person
  • Ballot drop off
  • Request a new or replacement ballot
  • Change voter registration information - also available online at GoVoteColorado.com
  • Register to vote - also available online at GoVoteColorado.com
  • Accessible voting equipment
The Mayor's Community Celebration was a success! Here's what you missed...

Mayors Event Video
Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan honored two individuals, two couples and one student activity club for their outstanding contributions and commitment to the Golden Community at the Mayor's 2016 Community Celebration, which was held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) Student Center.


Mayor Sloan and her Award Selection Committee were overwhelmed with more than two dozen nominations! Narrowing the field down was a difficult task. Below is a list of the winners. If you missed the event, you can still watch a video of the evening's celebration to the right.

This year the Community Celebration highlighted the city's relationship with CSM. CSM President, Paul Johnson was on hand to congratulate the winners and introduced the keynote speaker, Marv Kay. Mr. Kay is a legend in Golden and on the CSM campus. He is a former Golden mayor as well as former CSM football coach and athletic director. Congressman Ed Perlmutter also joined the celebration.