City of Golden Newsletter
September 22, 2015
September 22 Newsletter
In This Issue
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.

We mentioned it last week, and tonight is the big night! The Mayor's Awards for Excellence happens tonight at the Golden Community Center. This is a chance to thank just a few of the many wonderful people and businesses that make Golden so great, 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. Come on down to the Golden Community Center tonight at 6:30 p.m. and 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

Work is progressing on the Heritage Road project, with all of the storm pipe in place. Crews are now working on building the inlets and pouring sidewalks. Final landscaping and sod is also underway at Heritage and Eagleridge.
US 6 & 19th Street Interchange project

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

Crews have completed the remaining piece of the south side of Clear Creek Trail. The trail will remain closed while crews backfill and reset fencing.
2015 Street Improvements project

Crews have completed all of the streets on the 2015 program. 

While paving is complete, crews are still out finishing pavement markings and striping. This will end this year's paving program, but we still hope to repair the concrete in the intersection of Washington and 13th before the end of the fall. 
2015 Utility Replacement


Crews will begin water main replacement at Perry Parkway and Perry Drive. Meanwhile, sewer CIPP installation in Mt. Zion Dr. and Iowa St. areas continues.


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

The 24th St. box culvert deck was poured last Friday, Sept. 18. If concrete strength testing comes back okay, backfill will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Curb and gutter replacement should take place Thursday, Sept. 24. Asphalt pavement should be in place by the end of the day on Friday, Sept. 25. All of these dates are subject to change, however, depending on test results and conditions. 
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.
Water main replacement means lane closures on McIntyre Street

North Table Mountain Water and Sanitation District (NTMW&SD) began 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 total, so about another 2 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
Mayor's Awards of Excellence

Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan is hosting the 6 th  annual Mayor's 2015 Community Event tonight at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Join us tonight to support the award winners and thank them for the great work they do to make Golden such a special place to call home!

Local Liquor Licensing Board Meeting

The Local Liquor Licensing Authority (LLA) will meet on September 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the upcoming meeting, LLA will consider the acceptance of application for New Tavern Liquor License from Miners Saloon, and Show Cause Hearings for Canyon Point Wine & Spirit and YDF Enterprises, as well as Fine in Lieu of Suspension Hearings for two additional businesses.
For more information on this or any other upcoming board meeting, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) will meet on September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the upcoming meeting, CSAB will consider the following:
  • They will review a new structure of a website dashboard, the sustainability data behind the metrics and future plans for city website changes.
  • Recent developments with the city's waste and recycling program, the new green waste collection program, and upcoming yard waste events.
  • Looking forward to 2016, the board will review metrics that they are able to compile and analyze, given the lack of Xcel Energy city-wide data.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information on this or any other upcoming board meeting, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Meeting

Golden City Council will meet on September 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. At the upcoming meeting, Council will consider the following:
  • Due to a resignation on the Economic Development Commission, selection from the pool of prior interviewees has been made to feel the vacant term.
  • City Council will decide whether to authorize use of $895,802.40 from the city's Xcel 1% undergrounding fund to bury lines associated with the US Highway 6 and 19th Street Interchange. 
  • Council will consider an ordinance adjusting sections 18.32.030, 18.32.040, and 18.32.080 of the Golden Municipal Code to eliminate the category of "political signs" from regulation under the Golden Sign Code. For more information, review this memorandum from the City's attorney.
  • The City of Golden Public Art Commission has proposed an ordinance to simplify the current calculation for appropriating funds for the City's Art in Public Places program. If enacted, the code change would allow City Council to appropriate a more predictable, consistent funding amount to the program. Council will conduct a public hearing on the Ordinance at the meeting.
  • If the above ordinance is approved, Council will consider a resolution which (if approved) would approve a policy level commitment to fund the Art in Public Places Program with an annual amount of $50,000 from the Sales and Use Tax Fund, with a cap on the amount that can be accumulated in the fund.
  • An update on the Ulysses Skateboard Park project will be provided, including a proposed final conceptual design. Possible approval will be given on the final design.
The public is invited to attend.
For more information on this or any other upcoming board meeting, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
CSM Lunar Eclipse Viewing

The Colorado School of Mines Astronomy Club will be holding a community-wide viewing event on the CSM Campus Kafadar Commons. Telescopes will be out and people can ask questions and look through the scopes while the moon turns red!

When: Sept. 27, 7 p.m.
Where: CSM Campus Kafadar Commons
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.

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
Compost and the Green Waste Program

As you probably know, the City has contracted Alpine Waste & Recycling for collection services to households in the city program for the next five years. What you might not know is that the Green Waste program is better than ever.

With the new program ANY household can participate in the city's Green Waste service. Not just households in the city's program, but any household in the city limits. Here's the scoop:
  • You will receive a 96-gallon two-wheeled cart to place at the curb on your day of service. You'll also receive a food waste container to keep in your kitchen or garage to store potentially smelly items until your service day.
  • Collect any yard waste: leaves, grass, weeds, branches, and reasonably sized limbs.  Collect kitchen waste: any food, disposable paper goods, greasy pizza boxes and much more. See this list for acceptable and prohibited items.
  • Every two weeks, YEAR ROUND, Alpine will pick up the contents of your green waste cart. On your service day, put the food waste items into the green waste cart and set out at the curb by 7 a.m.
  • For new customers, a subsidized price of $9.45 per month is provided by the Community Sustainability Advisory Board. Bills will be sent directly to your home by Alpine Waste & Recycling.
  • To sign up for service or for more information, please call (303) 277-TRASH (8727) or email
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.