City of Golden Newsletter
September 1, 2015

In This Issue
City of Golden
Golden City Hall
911 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Golden Website

Community Calendar
Upcoming Events
From City Council meetings to bike races to community choir concerts, there's always something happening in Golden.

Don't miss out! Keep track of what's happening and when on the Community Calendar.

Submit an Event!
Help us keep our Community Calendar up-to-date. If you are sponsoring a not-for-profit event that takes place in Golden and welcomes everyone, we want to know about it. Fill out our event submission form and if it fits our editorial standard, we'll add it to the calendar.

Balloon Sunrise on Fossil Trace This past weekend saw a huge number of visitors for the USA Pro Challenge bike race and we were proud to show off our beautiful town! Golden represented with style and grace, and a big thanks goes out to all the volunteers and citizens who pitched in to make it such a successful event.


With the bike race behind us, and the Splash closed for the season, it may seem like summer is behind us, but there's still some fun to be had! The final Movies & Music in the Park of the season is this Friday. Last year we were all really disappointed that the screening of Frozen had to be canceled due to weather, so we brought it back this year - and it's a sing-a-long! And make sure you get up early the next morning - the Golden Farmer's Market is not to be missed either.


Have a great week!


Your friends at the City of Golden
Project Updates
Heritage Road Update

The intersection at W. 4th Ave was closed on August 31. Heritage Rd is now closed from the north side of the Kimball roundabout to the south side of the Eagle Ridge roundabout.
2015 Concrete Replacement project

Fasick concrete is working on N. Ford St. and N. Washington doing concrete replacement.
2015 Street Improvements project

Milling begins this week on S. Golden Rd. We anticipate milling operations to take 4 days.
Expect heavy delays during the week. Alpha Milling will move to N. Ford St. late in the week to begin the asphalt overlay once they have completed S. Golden Road.
2015 Utility Replacement project

Water main installation continues on Wyoming St. and Virginia St. from North Ford to North Jackson.

CIPP (cured in place pipe) sewer rehabilitation continues in the Mt. Zion Dr. area, West 4th Ave. area and Iowa Dr. loop.
Lions Park single court open

Last week, Lions Park dual tennis court work was completed and they were opened for play. This week repairs to the Lions single court are complete! Next up, the  contractor is moving to Southridge for the resurfacing of that court.

The tennis courts have been been closed much of the summer, due to a rainy season that caused delays and impacted contractor availability.
West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvements

We have now received the Corps permit for the entire project.

This week, Naranjo is forming the 24th St. culvert walls and the concrete pour is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 2. 
Crews will be pouring wingwall footings on Saturday Sept. 29. Tree removal will begin Aug. 31 upstream of 24th St. 

ArborForce flagged 9 large trees upstream of 24th St. that will be saved. GHS has been notified.
Gateway Village Development

The Gateway Village water tank and pump station are currently under construction. The partially constructed tank is visible from I-70 at the hogback and expected to be completed by mid-December. The tank will be approximately 30' tall and will have a storage capacity of 300,000 gallons.
Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Meeting

The Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on September 2. At the upcoming meeting, the Commission will consider the following:
  • A public hearing will be conducted to review proposed code changes to streamline small animal permits, with the goal of providing a municipal code change recommendation to City Council.
  • A public hearing will be conducted to review proposed revision to the definition of mixed use development, with the goal of providing a municipal code change recommendation to City Council.
For more information on this or any other upcoming board meeting, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
CANCELED: Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board, which usually meets on the first Monday of the month was canceled and rescheduled for September 14.
Public Art Commission

Public Art Commission (PAC) will meet on September 3 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers. At the upcoming meeting, PAC will consider the following:
  • A bylaws discussion will be conducted
  • A 2016 Budget Review will be conducted
  • A committee report on Public Art at Kimball Avenue and Heritage Road
  • Drafting an Entryway Art RFP
  • Ulysses Park Public Art Project Finalization 

For more information on this or any other upcoming board meeting, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.

First Friday, Last Chance!

First Friday Street Fair Join us for the last First Friday of the season! Downtown Golden comes alive on the first Friday of every month June through September with live music, activities for kids, and delicious food from local vendors.  Visit the beer tent, dance in the street and relax with friends and family!

Washington Street between 12th and 13th streets will be closed to traffic and the fun kicks off at 5 p.m., running until 8 p.m.

For more information, email
Coffee with a Councilor

Chat with your City Councilors about issues in Golden that matter. Meet at 10 a.m. at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road on Saturday morning.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or
Golden Farmers' Market

Farmers Market

The Golden Farmers' Market is in its 13th season, and better than ever! 


In addition to a delectable array of locally grown fruits and vegetables, you'll find garden décor, specialty treats, flowers and plants, and hard to find specialty items. Fill out the menu with frozen fish and meats, fresh breads, canned condiments and sweets, locally-made wines, plus homemade pasta and unique cooking ingredients. The Farmers' Market also offers a social gathering space and educational opportunities.


Join the fun from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday this summer through October 3 in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library, 1019 10th Street.

Golden Super Cruise Car Show

Once a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best - cruise! This is Colorado's biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, spring through October from 5 - 9 p.m. 
Around Town
Now accepting nominations for Mayor's Awards of Excellence

It's time to get your nominations in for the 6 th annual Mayor's Awards for Excellence. The awards go to residents and businesses who are either located in Golden or contribute to Golden in an extraordinary way. The 2014 winners are pictured to the right!

Nominations should explain the contributions the nominee makes to the Golden community and why these contributions are exceptional.

Completed nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Fill out the nomination form online here, or print it out and  return the completed form  to City Hall, 911 10 th  St. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22. 
Candidates running for November elections

The City of Golden will hold general elections on November 3 this year, and Golden voters will elect the positions of Mayor and Councilors for District One and District Two.

Review the candidates running on our Elections page.
Worth Repeating!
Safety tips for dealing with rattlesnakes

If you've seen a rattlesnake around town, you're not alone. According to Jamie Segal, Code Enforcement Officer with the Golden Police Department, the number of snakes seems to cycle up and down each year, and this year has seen an uptick.

The rattlesnakes we have here in Golden are prairie rattlers. They are a fairly non-aggressive species, tending to be much more defensive. If you see one, Officer Segal advises the best thing you can do is leave them alone.