Weekly Digest Sept 6
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
A Step Closer to Fall 

Clear Creek in the Fall
We hope you all had a happy and safe Labor Day weekend! The beginning of September heralds the first hint of fall as a nip in the air here and there reminds us of cooler temps to come. But before we succumb entirely to the cold arms of winter, we've a few nice days yet to enjoy! The Golden Farmers Market is still running every Saturday through the first Saturday in October. There's also a lot happening through the Golden Library. 

Keep reading to learn about all the interesting things happening in Golden, and enjoy the nice weather while it lasts!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
 
19th Street traffic is crossing 6 on the curved section to the south. Kraemer has added pavement markings to help drivers know what movements can occur from that lane. This has helped traffic as more drivers are using the right lane on 19th street approaching from the east.
 
The contractor has been digging down and soil nail walls are being built as they excavate down. They lost a few days as a result of the rain last Tuesday.
 
The western abutment is being formed, the eastern is poured and forms have been removed.
 
There will be work on site this Saturday but no lane closures that could affect CU football traffic.
 
There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive. Please park legally.

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2016 Utility Replacement

Installation of new water main on 10th St continues. Cressman Ct. waterline replacement continues this week.  Manhole installs and replacements will begin in Arapahoe Gulch later this week or early next week.
Paving Projects

Activities completed last week 8-29 to 9-2
  • 18th Street, 20th Street, and Goldenvue dirt work completed
  • Jackson Street, 13th Street Overlays completed
  • 18th, 20th, and Goldenvue bottoms placed
Expected activities for the week of 9-5 to 9-9
  • Raise manholes on 18th, 20th and Goldenvue
  • Pave Archer, Vazquez, Depot Street bottoms hopefully Friday 9/9 (850 tons)
  • Pave 18th Street Overlay TBD (124 tons)
  • Curb and gutter on 19th street
  • Archer, Vasquez, Depot Street subgrade work (6,100 sy) The subgrade seems to be holding up well in this area.
  • Repair WV on 24th
  • Mill to return on September 15th & 16th to mill out 10th Street and Sunshine Approximately 10,000 SY
19th Street Traffic Calming Project

Paving of the south half was completed on Saturday. Traffic was changed over to the permanent traffic lanes on the south on Monday. The bike detour will be removed and until the bike lanes are complete, uphill bikes will use the uphill lane.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with approximately 2,950 meters replaced to date. Over 415 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 September 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the Planning Commission meeting, the following will be considered:
  • A public hearing to review a request for Site Plan, Special Use Permit (SUP) and Banking Plan approval for a 44 unit mixed income apartment building.
  • A public hearing to review a request for a SUP to allow short term rentals (less than 30 days) in the R3 zone district at two separate addresses.
  • A public hearing to review a request for Site Plan approval to construct three office/warehouse buildings, approximately 74,000 square feet in total size.
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
City Council Meeting
 
The City Council will meet on September 8 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.)
  • The City has received an application for an Amendment of the Interplaza West PUD Official Development Plan to allow outdoor sales and display of autos on a vacant parcel east of the Kohl's Department Store.  Planning Commission heard the request on August 3rd and unanimously recommended its approval.  City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request at tonight's meeting.
  • The City has received an application for an Amendment of the Interplaza West PUD Official Development Plan to alter two existing monument signs announcing the development, without increasing their height or changing location. Planning Commission heard the request on August 3rd and unanimously recommended its approval. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request at tonight's meeting.
  • City Council's recent direction regarding parking management included the need to make minor adjustments to Chapter 10.90 of the Golden Municipal Code to reflect that locations with site specific parking restrictions may include mixed use and commercial areas as well as residential. There are no substantive amendments recommended. City council will conduct a public hearing on the ordinance at tonight's meeting.
  • Staff will provide council with an update regarding the condition of streets, which includes information from an assessment of all streets in Golden, completed in August.
  • City Council will consider a request to amend Section 3.h (4) of the City Manager's employment agreement in order to accommodate a refinancing of the primary mortgage on his home in order to take advantage of current favorable market interest rates.
  • City Council has received a request from a land owner that the city share in the cost to replace/relocate an existing storm sewer line located in and near the north/south alley adjacent to 807 Arapahoe Street. Council will review the background and policy issues related to the request and may provide direction pertaining to the request. 
  • City staff will provide an update in research performed to date as well as recent Planning Commission discussions about potential courses of action.  City Council may provide direction related to various courses of action.
 Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn into executive session.

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

The Golden Farmers' Market runs every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 1.

Located west of the Golden library, the market includes a variety of vendors offering everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to homemade jams, soaps and locally sourced honey. 

There are also plenty of kids activities, food trucks and more.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Sept. 6 - 13
  • Lego Play and Build (Sept. 6 & 13, 4 p.m.) -You're never too old (or young!) to play with LEGOs! Join the Golden Library all-ages LEGO Play and Build program. Build something based on the month's theme or use your imagination! Everyone is welcome, just drop-in. Space is limited, however, and program is limited to 45 participants.
  • DIY Lab: Fiber Arts Tuesday (Sept. 6, 5:30 p.m.) - It's high fiber fun at the Golden Library! Do you sew? Knit? Crochet? Embroider? Spin? Weave? Want to? Come to Golden Library's DIYLab on the first Tuesday of the month and show us your work in progress. Or bring a desired project and your curiosity and we'll get you started. Suitable for: Adults
  • Bonfils Blood Drive (Sept. 7, 10 a.m.)Heroes come in all types. Be a hero today and donate blood. The Bonfils Blood Center is on site and donating blood is one of the easiest ways to volunteer and give back to your community. For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact the Bonfils' Appointment Center using site code #5538, or call 303-363-2300. Suitable for: Adults
  • DIY Lab: Art of Eric Carle (Sept. 7, 4 p.m.)If you love to invent, create and reimagine things, then this DIY Lab is the place for you! We'll be making and experimenting in this awesome, hands-on program! No registration required just come and join in on the fun.Today's Theme: Enjoy the illustrations and books by Eric Carle? Learn how they are created and create your own! Suitable for: Ages 6 - 10 
  • Homework Help (Sept. 7 & 8, 4 p.m.) - Sharpen your pencils and your skills! We know you love your parents, but let's get real--sometimes it's easier to get homework help from someone else. Look to the library! The Golden Library and Colorado School of Mines Phi Gamma Delta fraternity are here to help. We invite students in grades 1-12 to stop in and get help in any subject. Drop-ins welcome. 4 - 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays   |   Sept. 7-Dec. 8 (*Except 11/24) Suitable for: Grades 1 - 12
  • Public Event - AARP Take a Stand Informational Session (Sept. 8, 1 p.m.) - This information session seeks to provide members of the community information about AARPs Take a Stand Initiative.
  • DIY Lab: Pillows (Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m.)Do you like to tinker, invent and reimagine things? Drop in and use our DIY space to get creative. All ages are welcome during our weekly open lab. Kids, if you're under 12, please bring your grownup to join and supervise you.
    Make a small pillow by hand or with a sewing machine. Lacing cards will be available so our smallest patrons can sew, too.  Suitable for: All Ages
  • PAWS for Reading (Sept. 10, 2 p.m.)Come read with a four-legged friend from the Animals 4 Therapy program!  Did you know that dogs are the perfect reading companions? They create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Registration is recommended by visiting the library or calling 303-235-5275.* Sessions take place on the 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month.  Suitable for: Kids who can read on their own
  • Author Visit: Joanna Walters (Sept. 11, 2 p.m.) - Local Golden author Joanna Walters reads from her book, Girl At Sea: Stories of Courage, Growth and Strength From One of the First Women to Serve on US Warships. Joanna Walters is a 1994 graduate of the US Naval Academy. She was a Division I swimmer for Navy. Upon graduation, she went on to become one of the first women serving aboard combatants as a Surface Warfare Officer.
    Suitable for: Adults  
  • Finding Health Information Online (Sept. 12, 10 a.m.)It's easy to find health information on the Internet, but which websites can you trust to provide up-to-date, research-backed information? Explore the library's online health information offerings and explore several reputable health and wellness websites. Learn strategies that will help you evaluate health information online and determine which health websites you can trust.
    Prerequisites: Mastery of basic computer skills (mouse, keyboard, basic Windows commands and functions); some Internet experience is helpful.  Computer classes are free but require registration at the library. Please visit your local library or call (303) 235-5275 to register for classes. Classes with fewer than four people registered 24 hours prior to class time may be cancelled.
  • Public Meeting - Children's Book Writers Group (Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.)Children's Book Writers Group for published or not-yet published picture book, chapter book, YA or nonfiction authors. Members exchange manuscripts, offer constructive feedback, give suggestions, and provide encouragement. Each member brings 5 copies of 3 pages max. and goes home with written suggestions and verbal feedback. It is a highly structured 2-hour session so that no one's time is wasted and everyone has an equal chance to share/receive feedback.
    6:30 p.m. is industry news/updates and/or learning topic;
    7:05 p.m. is 3-page manuscript exchange/mark-up in small group (bring 5 copies, double-spaced) followed by small group feedback/dialogue;
    7:45 - 8 p.m. is 3-5 page out-loud reading (1 member per meeting).
    We meet the 2nd Monday of every month @ 6:30 p.m. at a Golden library or a local coffee shop.  Maximum 10 attendees (new or returning). RSVP to lynn@digdeeprunner.com.
  • Public Meeting - Discovering Your Wellness : Relieving Stress (Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.)Coaches Glitz and Susan of Uninhibited Wellness will discuss stress - something all of us deal with! We will talk about your various sources of stress at work and at home and share ways to not only deal with stress but relieve it in your life.You will leave with tips to relax more and be more confident in your ability to do so! Open to the public. 
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Rescheduled: Historic Preservation Board Meeting 
 
The rescheduled Historic Preservation Board (HPB) will meet on September 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jeffco Innovators' Workshop: Gunslinger Custom Paint 
 
Golden-based Gunslinger is a Tier 1 supplier for the largest motorcycle company in the United States -Harley Davidson. This means Gunslinger is the highest level of supplier and supplies directly to the plants. Inside its three facilities totaling nearly 70,000 square feet, Gunslinger creates cutting-edge artwork on motorcycle parts that has quickly become considered the best in the industry.

Come to the Jeffco Innovators' Workshop on Tuesday, September 13 and hear the story of how Jeff Theisen and partner David Call built Gunslinger into one of Colorado's most prestigious home-grown businesses.

6:15 pm: Networking
6:30 pm: Program starts in the City Council Chambers, Golden City Hall, 911 Tenth Street
Suggested donation of $2.00 per person to cover refreshments

Economic Development Commission Meeting 
 
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet on September 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Around Town
Golden Drops Fire Restrictions

Due to changes in weather patterns, the Golden Fire Department has lifted the Stage 1 fire restrictions within the city limits of Golden, which were put into effect on July 11. This is effective as of noon, August 30, 2016. This does not apply to areas in Unincorporated Jefferson County, just within City limits.

Golden Fire will continue to monitor the weather and make adjustments as necessary. We still ask that citizens take precautions and be smart about extinguishing fires and cigarettes. But for now, Golden is not under any fire restrictions.
Access Your Water Usage Information with AquaHawk Alerting

AquaHawk Alerting is a FREE service for City of Golden customers that will assist them in efficiently managing their water usage and lowering their monthly bills. This new software system is available as part of the recent city-wide meter upgrade. As soon as your new meter is installed and registered within the system, this service will be available. If you have had a new meter installed within the last few months, register today - it's easy!
  • View consumption over a period of time - see your water consumption down to the hour.
  • Recognize possible leaks more quickly.
  • Take control of your water use. With AquaHawk you don't have to wait for your bill to see how much water you use for everyday activities. You'll see how you're doing, not how you did.
  • Set your own personal thresholds and receive text or email alerts. 

Learn more on our Water Usage Monitoring page. From there you can register for a free account. All you need is your name, email address and your water account number in this format: 00-000000-000

New Parking Permit Process
 
The City of Golden has transitioned to a more streamlined parking permit process. Addresses within a residential permitted area  will be able to go online to the new parking permit portal to register for their parking permit.

In order to receive a parking permit, individuals will create an account and conveniently upload any required documentation as outlined on the Parking page. Please read instructions carefully!