City of Golden Newsletter
January 26, 2016
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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.

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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.

Construction will begin on the long awaited intersection of US 6 and 19 th  Street in early February, and we want to make sure everyone is prepared. This is no overnight street patch job! We're talking months of work to create a grade-separated, unsignalized interchange at US 6 and 19th Street. The work will certainly inconvenience some commuters, bikers and pedestrians, but we hope the end result will make up for a difficult few months. 

To make sure you're aware of what's happening and know what to expect, the City of Golden is hosting, with CDOT, an informational meeting this Thursday at Fossil Trace. Read below for more information on the meeting, and we hope to see you there. You can also visit www.LinkingLookout.com for a project overview.

Please read on for more on what's happening in the City of Golden - and have a great week!

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

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The project mobilization date is around the corner! In the meantime, efforts to get things ready have begun. Tree removal within the construction area should begin late this week or early next week. Unfortunately, this is necessary for the project to move forward, but the City will replace every tree that is removed.

Kraemer has completed some retaining wall testing along US 6 and all contract documents have been signed.

The variable message boards will be placed this week providing notification of the Thursday January 28 Public Pre-Construction meeting. Anyone interested in the Linking Lookout Project is encourage to come! This meeting will not be an open house format, but will provide lots of information. It is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Fossil Trace, and there will be two separate opportunities to learn about the project within that time period. Staff will be making a presentation with the contractor at 6 p.m. and questions will follow. The presentation will be repeated at around 7:30 p.m. and an opportunity to ask questions afterwards will again follow.
West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvements

This week, Naranjo Civil Constructors will be constructing the low flow channel between 23rd and 24th Streets. Also, they will be constructing a 2nd drop structure upstream of 24th Street. The p roject should finish up in mid-February.
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 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.
Parfet Park Restrooms Closed for Repairs

If you plan to spend any time in Parfet Park this week, please be advised that the restrooms are temporarily closed for repairs. In the meantime a portable toilet has been installed for public use.

The skylight had developed a leak and was replaced in 2016, but the leak caused damage to the interior, which needs to be repaired. Currently a drywall contractor is working inside the restroom repairing the damages. The contractor should be complete by early this week. 
Upcoming Events
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!
Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting

The Local Liquor Licensing Authority will meet on Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. 

For a full list of hearings a applications to be considered, please click to view the full agenda.

For information on other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) will meet on January 26 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.
 
For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings,  please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
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 10th 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


UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival

The Norse God of winter is coming back to Golden! The second-annual UllrGrass Music & Beer Festival will be held in venues around Golden, January 29-31.

The fun kicks off with the UllrGrass Parade, followed by a festival complete with premier musical acts from Colorado, Nashville and beyond. There will also be a kids' activity area, food vendors, artisan vendors, musician workshops and more. Golden is a vibrant, active, healthy community with a love of the outdoors and UllrGrass provides an opportunity to get outside and enjoy our town...even mid-winter!

For a full list of festival events and venues, and to purchase tickets, visit  UllrGrass.com .
Historic Preservation Board Meeting Canceled

Please note, the Historic Preservation Board (HPB) meeting, originally scheduled for Feb. 1, has been canceled.
 
For more information on other upcoming board meetings,  please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Elder Abuse Seminar

The Golden Police will conduct an Elder Abuse seminar at Golden Pond Retirement Center at 1270 N Ford St, Golden, CO 80403, on February 2, 2016 at 2 p.m.

This seminar is open, not only to residents of Golden Pond, but to any other interested people in the community as well. If you are aging, or someone you know and love is aging, please join us for this informative session.
Around Town
Golden Lifts Moratorium on New Special Events

People hoping to host a new special event in Golden will once again able to apply for a permit. This comes after the Golden City Council voted through new policies at their Jan. 21 Council meeting, which will pertain to all Golden events and event holders. The new policy will, among other things, increase fees for events and regulate more closely the management of alcohol sales and consumption at events held on public property. There will also be a review committee to determine if new events meet the City of Golden's community goals and values.

In light of this new policy, City Manager Jason Slowinski has lifted the moratorium that Golden had imposed on new events in 2015. The moratorium was set to expire on March 31 of this year, but will be lifted earlier thanks to the actions of City Council. Event organizers who are proposing new events that did not occur in Golden in previous years, may begin applying for a permit for the 2016 calendar year on Feb. 1. If you are an event organizer and would like to hold your event in Golden, email the Special Events Coordinator at  events@cityofgolden.net for more information.