Oct. 25 Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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The Mayor's 2016 Community Event, tonight!

The 7 th  annual Mayor's 2016 Community Event is tonight at 6:30 p.m. and you're invited! This year, the Mayor has partnered with the Colorado School of Mines to also acknowledge people who work toward the betterment of both the City and the University. Find out who won the Mayor's Awards for Excellence by reading further in this newsletter, then come out to support them as they are honored.

Next Monday is Halloween, so drive extra carefully this weekend and keep an extra eye out for little ghosties and monsters with a sweet tooth. And on Halloween, don't forget to have some extra canned goods on hand for the Trick-or-Treat so Golden Can Eat campaign - you can read more about it further on in the newsletter.

Keep reading to see what else is happening in Golden, and have a great week and a happy, safe Halloween!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Pier caps for the columns were completed on Monday, Oct. 24. Bridge girders will be placed beginning Thursday Oct. 27. Girders will be placed beginning at the south and will be completed about 2/3 of the way to the north. The final 28 girders will be installed in November. Completing the southern section is critical to moving 19th Street onto the bridge, which is critical to project timing.
Curb and Gutter and paving for portions of the US 6 main line from under the lid to the north will begin next week as most activity will move up to the 19th Street approach slabs in preparation for moving 19th onto the bridge prior to the end of the year.
During last weekend's closure the contractor completed the final pipeline crossing of US 6. There should be no further closures of US 6.
Watch the Linking Lookout web page for closure information and detour maps.
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.

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2016 Utility Replacement

Sanitary sewer manhole installations continue in Arapahoe Gulch this week. CIPP installation in sanitary sewer mains will begin this week on 16th and S. Golden Rd.
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.
Water Tank Coating Projects

Speigel Industrial has begun erecting a containment structure at 6200 #2 tank (Defrance Dr.).
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
Mayor's 2016 Community Event
Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan will honor 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 at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Oct. 25 at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM), 1600 Maple St. There will be free parking in designated lots (see map below). Mayor Sloan and her Award Selection Committee were overwhelmed with about two dozen nominations! Narrowing the field down was a difficult task.

A big congratulations to the following winners of the Mayor's Award for Excellence:
  • Gene Child
  • Golden High School Interact Club
  • Betty & Harold Payte
  • Jesse and Jessica Swift
And the GoldMine Award goes to: 
  • Dana Steiner.
This year the event will also highlight the City's relationship with CSM. School President, Paul Johnson, will be on hand to congratulate the winners and to introduce 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. Marv's dedication and love for both Golden and CSM will highlight this extraordinary partnership, and he is a dynamic speaker! Please join us for this free event.

Mayor's 2016 Community Event
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
CSM Student Center, 1600 Maple Street


Free parking will be available in CSM parking lots D and Y (see map below). The easiest way to access the parking lots is to enter Elm St. off of 19th St. From there it's a straight shot to the parking lots - just look for the signs!

Golden Bicycle Cruise - Zombies!
This family friendly bicycle cruise is held on the last Tuesday of the month, May through October so this is your last opportunity to hop on your bike and join the fun! This ride is all about zombies, so put on your best "walking dead" face, and get ready for some scary fun (BYOB - Bring Your Own Brains!)

Cruise participants gather around 6 p.m. tonight in the parking lot next to the library at 10th and Illinois, to listen to music and drink beer. The cruise leaves at 7 p.m. to ride the paths of Golden on a pre-determined route. There are stops along the way to socialize, and the cruise ends back at the parking lot, where there is beer, music and food, and family fun available until 9:30 p.m.

Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local LIquor Licensing Authority will meet  October 26 at 2:30 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
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet  October 26, 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
City Council Meeting
City Council will meet on October 27 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.)
  • Will Toor, current Transportation Program Director, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, former Boulder Mayor and Boulder County Commissioner, will give a presentation on a recent white paper addressing funding for all types of transportation.
  • Staff will provide Council with a financial update through the 3rd Quarter 2016. Discussion will  occur on the City's overall financial condition, as well as on a fund by fund basis.
  • The current GFD fee schedule in effect is as authorized by council resolution #2001 adopted in November of 2009. The proposed resolution # 2523 as proposed modifies the fee schedule and application of fees based on construction permit related fees, and fees associated with special events and preventable unwanted fire alarms.
  • City Council will consider a few minor refinements to the upcoming downtown parking management program as approved on July 28th 2016 by Resolution 2506. Staff will also provide an update on implementation.
  • The City has received an offer to purchase City owned Lot 4 of the Catamount Subdivision for the purposes of constructing a light industrial facility pursuant to existing zoning.  Adoption of an Ordinance is required to dispose of City land. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the Ordinance at tonight's meeting.
Following the regular meeting, Council will serve as the Golden Downtown General Improvement District board (see more information below).

Following the Golden Downtown General Improvement District Board meeting, City Council will meet in study session where they will be updated on the following:
  • Council will be updated on the WestConnect planning program, and the Planning Environmental Linkage (PEL) study being conducted by CDOT along the western corridor.
  • Staff will present recommendations for the 2017-2018 Biennial Operating Budget in accordance with the provisions of the Charter for the City of Golden.
  • City Council will discuss with staff potential new revenue sources.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Golden Downtown General Improvement District Meeting
The Golden Downtown General Improvement District will meet on October 27 following the regular City Council meeting (which begins at 6:30 p.m.) in Council Chambers.

The board will consider the following:
  • Public Hearing of Resolution No. 16-01: A Supplemental Appropriation Resolution Of The Golden Downtown General Improvement District Amending The 2016 Budget
  • Approval Of Award Of Bid For Purchase Of Parking Pay Stations From VenTek International In The Amount Of $76,768
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Trick or Treat Train
Colorado Railroad Museum
It's full steam ahead for tricks, treats and trains at the Colorado Railroad Museum on Oct. 29 & 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit all the stops in the Railroad Halloween Town to fill your treat bags and tickle your funny bones. Visit the "not so spooky" haunted railcar and the Olde Railroaders silly graveyard.

Trick-or-Treat so Golden Can Eat
On Halloween, in addition to a big bowl of candy for little ghosts and goblins, consider having some canned goods and nonperishable items nearby ready to go to a good cause.

Groups of students will be walking around the surrounding Mines campus, near Golden High School, and up near Highway 93 and Indiana asking for any canned goods or nonperishable food items that people can spare. All donations will go to help Golden families.
Golden Sustainability Night

Save the Date for 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 - Oct. 25 - Nov. 1
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
    • Lego Play and Build - Oct. 25 & Nov. 1, 4 p.m.
    • Public Event - Discovering Your Wellness: "Psychology" of a Diet - Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
    • eBooks and Other (Free!) Downloadables from the Library - Oct. 26, 12:30 p.m.
    • Homework Help - Oct. 26 & 27, 4 p.m.
    • Local Author Visit: Buffalo Bill, Boozers, Brothels, and Bare-Knuckle Brawlers - Oct. 26, 6 p.m.
    • DIY Lab: Halloween Creations - Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m.
    • DIY Lab: Slime - Oct. 28, 11 a.m.
    • Teens After Dark: Halloween - Oct. 28, 6 p.m.
    • Halloween Costume Parade - Oct. 29, 11 a.m.
    • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Nov. 1, 5:30  p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Ballots Mailed!

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
Last Chance to Use the Bike Library this season!

The Golden Bike Library is closing for the season Oct 30, but what a great week to take advantage of a beautiful fall bike ride!

The Bike library is open this week,Thursday -Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and as always, the first two hours are free! This final week the Bike Library is featuring giveaways, including  water bottles and helmets. You can r eserve your bike online at www.goldenbikelibrary.com or  visit a Bike Librarian at 1010 Washington Ave to rent a bike.
Golden Police Reveal New "Ride"

There are major consequences for driving drunk. But in Golden, there are now incentives for driving sober. The Golden Police Department (GPD) is working with local businesses to provide gift certificates to anyone "caught" being a designated driver. This initiative is called Project Sober Hero, created by two Golden Police officers and now used department-wide.

In addition, GPD has partnered with Metro Taxi to make sure taxi cabs are available in and around Golden for those who do not have designated drivers. An impressive car donated by Metro Taxi will now serve as a rolling billboard to advertise the perks of getting in the back of a taxi rather than being put into the back of a police car.

Click the image above to watch a video about Project Sober Hero.