City of Golden Newsletter
September 15, 2015
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City of Golden
Golden City Hall
911 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401

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.

Golden is full of amazing people who daily make this a great place to call home. Exactly one week from today, Mayor Marjorie Sloan will be honoring some of those people (and businesses) who embody those best attributes and contribute to our community in an extraordinary way. Now in its sixth year, the Mayor's Awards of Excellence annually shines a light on those who make Golden shine. Don't miss the awards ceremony on Tuesday September 22 to give them your thanks too.


In the meantime, we have plenty of other things to keep you busy. Read on - and have a great week!


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

The landscaping at the intersection of Eagleridge Dr. is complete, and we should have irrigation and sod finished by the end of this week. 

Crews are now working on the underground infrastructure at W. 4th Ave and have completed 3 of the 7 cast in place inlets.
US 6 & 19th Street Interchange project

Utility relocations required for the US 6 & 19th Street Interchange project have begun, and this work will continue through the fall. Utility relocation work should have a minimal impact on traffic.
2015 Concrete Replacement project

We have our contractor working to complete the Clear Creek South Side trail. We anticipate being finished by the end of the week.
2015 Street Improvements project

Last week crews completed our largest paving project - South Golden Rd. While paving is complete, we still have crews out to finish pavement markings and striping.

On Tuesday we will repave N. Ford St. That will end this years' paving but we hope to repair the concrete in the intersection of Washington and 13th before the end of fall.
2015 Utility Replacement
  • The new water main in Virginia St. will be completed this week.
  • Sewer CIPP installation in Mt Zion Dr. and Iowa St areas continues.
  • Begin water main replacement at Peery Parkway and Peery Dr.
Stormwater Work

We will continue maintenance operations in Tucker Gulch this week. We're installing gabion baskets to repair flood damage.
West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvements

A deck pour is scheduled for this Thursday, and Channel work between 24th and 23rd and preparation for 23rd replacement has begun with tree cutting starting this week. 

We are currently scheduled to re-open 24th St. by the end of September. 
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.
Corporate Circle School Traffic

Both Public Works and Golden Police are conducting more observations this week both at Corporate Circle and Conference Pl as well as Corporate and Colfax. As drivers are learning the traffic patterns, traffic delays have improved.
Water main replacement means lane closures on McIntyre Street

North Table Mountain Water and Sanitation District (NTMW&SD) has begun work this week to repair a deteriorating water main in McIntyre Street under the Croke Canal. While this is not a City project, we wanted to alert our citizens as the work will require lane closures from 44 th Avenue to 45 th Place. This project will continue for approximately 3 weeks.

In an effort to minimize future traffic impacts this work is being completed in conjunction with the Jefferson County McIntyre widening project. Drivers should expect significant delays during construction. An alternate route such as Easley Road or Indiana Street should be considered.
Upcoming Events
Golden School Forum

Join an impressive panel of local educators for the third annual Golden School Forum on September 15 at 7 p.m. in Golden Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

The panel and others will discuss matters of interest to the community relevant to our schools. Panel members include:
  • Dan McMinimee, Jeffco Schools superintendent
  • Brian Conroy, Golden High School principal
  • Bridget Jones, Bell Middle School principal
  • Samantha Hollman, Mitchell Elementary principal
  • Michelle Applegate, Welchester Elementary PTA president
  • Kim Brock, Golden Schools Foundation chair
  • Marjorie Sloan, Golden mayor
The panel will discuss matters such as the quality of education our students receive, areas needing improvement, and how the public can help ensure our children will continue to receive the kind of education they need.

The forum is open to the public, and attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions to the panel.

*Please note that the forum will NOT deal with topics related to the Jeffco Board of Education.

The forum is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Golden.
Citizens Budget Advisory Committee Meeting

CBAC will meet at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers on September 16. At the upcoming meeting, the Commission will r eview and update the 2015 work plan and activities.

Please visit our CBAC website page for more information .
City Council Study Session

Golden City Council will meet in Study Session on September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the upcoming meeting, Council will consider the following:
  • City staff will introduce the proposed 2016 capital investment recommendations as well as the 10 year projected capital plan. Over the next several weeks, Council will evaluate the recommendations and provide direction.
  • Earlier this year, the City Manager imposed a moratorium on the approval of new special events on City property or streets. Staff will introduce the analysis and community input received to date regarding this issue, and Council will begin the process of providing policy direction leading up to refined special events permitting requirements and procedures. 
  • On August 27th, City Council directed staff to develop a structure for a working group to review policy issues related to the City's solid waste sustainability goals, specifically the implementation of volume based pricing on waste haulers in the community (commonly known as "pay as you throw"). Staff has prepared an outline of such a working group for Council's review and direction.
The public is invited to attend study sessions, but no decisions will be made and there is no opportunity for public comment. The next regular business meeting will be held September 17.
For more information on this or any other upcoming board meeting, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
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.

National Drive Electric Week Event

Come explore what's new in electric car technology on Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the  Golden Real Estate Parking Lot,  17695 S. Golden Rd.  

This event will feature Level 2 charging stations and one 240-Volt Tesla charging station. There will be ride & drive opportunities in Teslas, Volts, and other electric vehicles. 

Have an electric car? Bring it and connect with others "charged" up about electric cars!
Skateboard Park Public Meeting

Looking forward to the new skateboard park currently being redesigned? Don't miss the next Skateboard Park public meeting on Monday, September 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center.  


 Team Pain will present the latest conceptual design based on citizen input from the previous public meeting.

DDA Meeting

The Downtown Development Authority will meet on September 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the upcoming meeting, the DDA will consider the following:
  • Potential Infrastructure Projects

  • Revised Bylaws discussion

  • Grants administration and review
  • Staff reports on Parking options for downtown, and a transit shelter update.
The public is invited to attend and there will be time for public comment.
For more information on this or any other upcoming board meeting, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mayor's Awards of Excellence

Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan is hosting the 6 th  annual Mayor's 2015 Community Event at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10 th  St. 

You are invited to help honor people and companies who have made a difference in Golden over the past year. The honorees will receive a Mayor's Award of Excellence. You'll also be treated to an inspiring speaker, David Wann, who will help you re-think what it means to contribute to a sustainable future.

RESCHEDULED: Parks & Recreation Board Meeting

The Parks & Recreation Board Meeting originally scheduled for September 15 has been moved to Tuesday, September 29, 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center.
Flu Shots available to the public

The City of Golden will offer flu shots to the public on Wednesday, September 30 at the Golden Community Center. Payment (price to be determined) can be by cash, check or participating insurance including Medicare Part B (as primary insurance).

When: 7 to 10 a.m. & 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30
Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.

Children must be at least four years old to take part and anyone under 18 years old must have a parent with them. 
Vaccination is still the best way to prevent getting influenza and vaccination is recommended for almost everyone.
Around Town
Golden Police Absolved for In-Custody Death

The evidence is conclusive that a man who died while in the custody of the Golden Police Department committed suicide by poisoning himself, and that there was no misconduct or wrongdoing by any law enforcement agents that would've caused injury or harm to the suspect.

On Tuesday, July 28 Golden Police were asked to assist the US Marshalls to apprehend 51 year old Robert Lindsay, who had been on the run for several years until he was found working at a shop in Golden. Mr. Lindsay tried to elude law enforcement as they entered his workplace, but he was eventually caught by Golden Police officers. The officers cuffed him and put him in the back of a patrol car. Shortly thereafter, he began sweating profusely and became unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

According to family, Mr. Lindsay had previously mentioned that he carried a sodium cyanide capsule with him, because he did not want to go back to jail. A forensic pathologist determined that sometime between when he was arrested and when he collapsed inside the patrol vehicle, Mr. Lindsay swallowed his cyanide pill.

The suspect had a long criminal history including a conviction as a sexually violent predator.
Car Chase Suspect In Golden Not Found

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on September 8, 2015, Golden police officers responded to the junction of Highways 6/93/58 to assist Colorado State Patrol and Jefferson County Deputies with stopping a pickup truck coming out of Clear Creek Canyon and into Golden. Colorado State Patrol attempted to stop the truck for a traffic violation in the canyon. The truck failed to stop. Colorado State Patrol performed a maneuver in an attempt to stop the truck, which damaged the truck however the driver continued driving into Golden.

Officers from the three agencies followed the truck into the area near 19 th and Illinois Streets and set up a perimeter to search for the driver after he abandoned the truck in an alley. The truck was determined to have been stolen out of Aurora. Jefferson County Combined SWAT was notified and responded to assist with searching for the male suspect.
Golden Police did receive a call from a male stating his girlfriend who lives in the area sent him a message stating she believed someone was in her house. Officers did make contact with the female and searched her home; no intruder was located.
At 12:20 a.m., Golden Police Dispatch sent out a CodeRed Alert to nearby residences to advise that police were searching for a male suspect in the area. Residents were advised to lock their doors and stay inside. They were asked to report any suspicious people to Golden Police by calling 911.

After a thorough search of the area, which included the use of K-9s, the suspect was not found. Another CodeRed Alert was sent to the residences advising residents the police operation was concluded and the area was reopened. There is no good description of the suspect. An investigation is ongoing to identify and locate the suspect.
Hours at Golden History Center changing

Golden History Museums The Golden History Center is expanding its hours of operation to include more holidays.

In an effort to better serve its visitors, the Golden History Center will now be open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. six days per week, year round. Additionally, effective Labor Day weekend, GHC is switching its weekly closed day from Monday to Tuesday. As a result the museum will now be open on most national holidays.

Admission to the Golden History Center at 923 10 th St. in Golden is $3. Children 6 and under are free.

Golden History Museums is the division of Golden's Parks and Recreation Department that oversees the city's historical assets. Other properties under the museum umbrella include the Astor House and the Clear Creek History Park. For more information on those properties and a complete list of closed days please visit or call 303-278-3557.
Golden History Museums engages and inspires visitors by preserving and sharing Golden's history.
Worth Repeating!
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.