City of Golden Newsletter
January 19, 2016
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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 Snow by Terri SmithIt's slick out there, folks, so please be careful! City crews are working to break up the ice, but this cycle of melt and re-freeze we've been having is a challenge for everyone and. Read on below for more information on how the City is working to make streets and sidewalks safer, but in the meantime, please use caution and watch your step.

Keep reading for more information on what's happening in Golden, and have a great week! (And a shout-out to Terri Smith for the beautiful winter scene featured to the right! Thanks for letting us all enjoy it.)

Your friends at the City of Golden
Project Updates
Linking Lookout (6 & 19 Interchange project)

Linking Lookout Logo Kraemer has begun to mobilize, and project trailers have been set just below the city's water tank at Beverly Heights. Crews have completed some retaining wall testing along US 6 and all contract documents have been signed. The start of the project is just around the corner!
The variable message boards will be placed this week providing notification of the Thursday, January 28 Public Pre-Construction meeting. This meeting will not be an open house format but will consist of the same presentation given at two separate times to accommodate different schedules.

The meeting is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Fossil Trace. The first presentation with the contractor will take place at 6 p.m., followed by questions. The presentation will be repeated at around 7:30 p.m. and will again be followed by the opportunity to ask questions.
West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvements

Crews are continuing construction of boulder walls between 23rd and 24th Streets, and pouring the drop structure upstream of 24th this week.
2016 Street Improvement Program

It's that time again! The street list and material quantities for the 2016 Street Improvement Program were sent to Martin Marietta last week. We expect to have pricing and a recommendation for Council's consideration at the February 11 meeting (Council meets at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th St.).
North Ford & Iowa St. Sewer Main Work

Cured in Place (CIP) sewer main rehabilitation in the North Ford and Iowa St. areas is currently scheduled for this week and the week of February 1st. Affected residents will be notified by the contractor as needed .
Grampsas Park Work

Two old buildings are coming down at Grampsas Park this week, and will be replaced by one larger building.

In addition, the boards behind the backstop in the park are being replaced to protect the fence.
The Icy Streets and Sidewalks of Golden

With the cold nights and warmer days we've had recently on the heels of a couple of good snow storms, navigating City streets and sidewalks without running into icy patches right now is nearly impossible. Daily we hear from folks struggling with the ice in front of their homes or the businesses they frequent. 

We can assure you that the Golden Street Department is out daily cutting ice, but with limited resources they must prioritize areas based on severity. To complicate matters, in many locations the ice reforms even after cutting with the freeze/thaw cycle we've been having. We only have one motor grader that can cut ice so we appreciate your patience as we try to get everywhere that needs it. In the meantime, please use caution if you're out walking or driving.
Upcoming Events
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting

The Parks & Recreation Advisroy Board will meet tonight, January 19 at 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center. 

At this meeting, board members will consider the following:
  • A Rooney Road discussion with Steve Glueck, Community and Economic
    Development Director
  • The 2016 Board Work Plan
  • A Master Plan RFP
  • The Director's Report
To view the full agenda, as well as information on other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Meeting

City Council will meet in regular session on January 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.
At the meeting City Council will consider the following items:
  • 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 Colorado School of Mines has submitted a request for approval of a new PUD Official Development Plan to authorize the construction of a new academic laboratory facility that would replace the existing Meyer Hall structure. A public hearing on the request will be conducted.
  • City Council will consider a resolution adopting updated policies for special events on City property.
  • City Council will consider approving a project totaling $2,045,449 from the water capital fund to replace existing water meters city wide with Sensus iPERL meters and the Sensus FlexNet System.
  • City Council will consider approving a contract with Yeh and Associates for $1,299,000 for Construction Management and materials testing during construction of the US 6 & 19th Street interchange.
  • City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request to change the expiration of terms for two boards in order to more equally balance the number of scheduled openings annually.
Following the regular meeting, City Council will adjourn into executive session.

To view the full agenda for more information on all items to be considered, as well as information on other upcoming board meetings,
 please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Band Contest and UllrGrass Super Jam

Come out to the Buffalo Rose on Friday night at 7 p.m. for a Band Contest and UllrGrass Super Jam.

To enter the contest, message  UllrGrass on Facebook with your band name, contact name, phone number, email address and a link to a sample track or video. The winner will receive UllrGrass Festival set & weekend park pass.

Even if you don't want to be part of the contest, however, come out for the UllrGrass Super Jam with members of Head for The Hills, Coral Creek & Rapidgrass Quintet following band contest.

Then don't miss the UllrGrass Music and Beer Festival Jan. 29-31!
Linking Lookout Community Kick-off Meeting

Linking Lookout Logo Ready or not, construction will begin on the long-awaited intersection of US 6 and 19th Street project (Linking Lookout) in late January, or early February, and we know the community has questions.

On January 28, meet with City Staff at 5:30 p.m. at the Fossil Trace Golf Club to learn the latest about the project - what exactly will be happening, the true expected impacts to traffic, and what the City is doing to make it as smooth as possible for our residents, visitors, and passers-through. This is a great opportunity to get the most up-to-date information about the upcoming project and get your questions answered.

In the meantime, you can also find lots of information on our website Linking Lookout pages. Hope to see you January 28!
Around Town
North Clear Creek Neighborhoods Plan online survey still open!
Clear Creek
The first public engagement opportunity for the North Clear Creek Neighborhoods Plan was held o n Wednesday, Jan. 13, but even if you couldn't attend, you can still offer feedback via an online survey.

The North Clear Creek Neighborhoods' Plan area incorporates 8th, 9th, and 10th Street neighborhoods as well as
Goosetown along Clear Creek. The North Clear Creek Neighborhoods' Plan is intended as a component of the
City of Golden Comprehensive Plan and will find ways to achieve the Value Themes set forth in the Golden
Vision 2030 Plan. The plan will also be complementary to the Downtown Character Plan, Clear Creek Master
Plan and Clear Creek Management Plan.
The planned public process will includes this survey as well as two more public meetings. The next meeting will take place on March 9. For all meeting dates, plan area, and to access the survey, visit .
Your passport to the world starts in Golden

If you're looking forward to traveling abroad in 2016, you'll need to make sure your passport is in order. The City of Golden can help! Did you know Golden accepted  922 passport applications in 2015? That averages out to almost 18 passports per week! And this year is starting off even busier; over the first 8 days of the year alone we accepted 55 applications.

Because we get so many requests, appointments are strongly encouraged. Walk-ins will be accommodated as scheduling allows, but unfortunately, walk-in service is not guaranteed. If we're super busy when you stop by, you may be in for a wait. The simple solution is to call (303) 384-8000 to make your appointment ahead of time, and save more time for packing and travel-planning.

Learn more about the passport application process on our website, and have fun planning your next trip abroad!
Golden Well-Being Index Study

The City of Golden participated in the Gallup-Healthways Well-being Survey in May and June of 2015 and had over 500 responses. Well-being was defined as a life well lived, all the things that are important to us, what we think about and how we experience our lives. Well-being is comprised of five elements including: Purpose, liking what you do each day and being motivated to accomplish your goals; Social, having supportive relationships and love in your life; Financial, managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security; Community, liking where you live, feeling safe, and having pride in your community; Physical, having good health and enough energy to get things done daily.

Join us for a presentation of the findings from Golden's Well-Being Index Study on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 911 10 th Street. The presentation will feature reports from Gallup Healthways, the Colorado School of Public Health and the Tobacco Free Jeffco Alliance. Share your thoughts with other community members and ideas for future healthy initiatives.

Well-Being Chart