City of Golden Newsletter
Novmeber 3, 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.

Happy Election Day! Today Golden voters will decide on who our Mayor and Councilors for Districts One and Two will be, as well as weighing in on county items on the ballot. If you haven't gotten your ballot in yet, stop reading now, and get it done! You have until 7 p.m. tonight. 
There is a large ballot box just inside the main doors at City Hall. 

Initial results will be posted on Jefferson County's website promptly at 7 p.m. and will be updated every hour as needed. You can access the results at . For races/questions that are on the ballot in more than one county you can access results for all counties on the  Colorado Secretary of State website .

Keep reading for other happening in the City of Golden, and have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Project Updates
US 6 & 19th Street Interchange project

The draft communication plan will be reviewed by CDOT and City Council at the Nov. 12 meeting. Final plans are scheduled to be delivered to Kraemer on Nov. 6. We are also waiting for the final approval of our environmental Categorical Exclusion (CATEX). 

In the meantime, utility relocation and undergrounding continues. We anticipate the final guaranteed maximum price will be brought to City Council at the Dec.10 Council meeting. Final decision on whether we can meet that date will be made Nov. 18 with Kraemer.
2015 Concrete Replacement project

This year's Concrete Replacement program is complete!
2015 Utility Replacement

Peery Drive and Peery Parkway utility replacement is now complete. This week, crews have moved to 200 Jefferson County Parkway.
Sewer line rehabilitation is waiting on a schedule from the CIPP sub-contractor.
Stormwater Work

Maintenance and mowing operations have moved to Cressman Gulch this week. Crews will mow vegetation and fix eroded spots before moving back to Tucker Gulch by the end of the week.
West Fork Kenney Run Drainage Improvements

The new sewer line from Jackson to the west side of the gulch was completed and rejected by both the City and urban drainage for not meeting specifications, so the contractor will be re-doing the line. 

Paving and concrete work on 24th Street are now complete.
Corporate Circle School Traffic

The final observation by the Public Works Dept. and the Golden Police will take place today, Nov. 3.
Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Meeting

The Golden Planning Commission will meet November 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. 

At the meeting the commission will consider the following items:
  • A public hearing to review a request from Calvary Hurch to vacate a portion of Arapahoe Street right-of-way for the creation of a future campus.
  • Recommendations to Council concerning changes to the allowed signage on residential properties in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling.
For more information on the items to be considered, as well as information on other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Public Art Commission Meeting

The Public Art Commission will meet on November 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Public Works Building located at 1445 10th Street.

At the meeting, PAC will consider the following items:
  • AWEGO Committee Report
  • Working with Young Artists
  • Deaccession Policy and Artwork for Deaccession
  • 2016 Calendar
  • Current Projects Update
  • Ulysses Park Public Art
  • Public Art Administrator Meeting
For more information on specific items to be considered, as well as information on other upcoming board meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Library Events

Here's what's on tap at the Golden Library:
  • After School Fun - Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m.: The library is the place to be after school! Come on in and unwind with fun activities! We'll play games, make crafts and hear read-aloud stories. For ages 6-11. Held the first 3 Wednesdays of the month. Drop-in, no registration required.
  • Homework Help at the Golden Library - Nov. 4, 5, 12, 4-6 p.m.: Sharpen your pencils and your skills! Need help with your homework? The Golden Library and Colorado School of Mines Phi Gamma Delta fraternity offer free help for students in grades 1-12 and in any subject.
  • DIY Explorer's Club - Nov. 5, 4 p.m.: Do you like to invent, create, and reimagine things? Join the DIY Explorer's Club! Whether it's working with soft circuitry, creating pixel art or programming a robot to run a maze, each month we'll do an awesome hands-on activity to turn you into a Maker! This program is for tweens in 6th-8th grade only. Space is limited, please register in advance at the Golden Library.
  • PAWS for Reading - Nov. 7 & 14, 2 p.m.:
    Read with a four-legged friend from the Pet Partners Therapy Animal Program. Dogs are ideal reading companions because they create a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment for sharing books. Registration is required and children registering for this program must be able to read on their own.
  • LEGO Club - Nov. 9, 4 p.m.: You're never too old (or young!) to play with LEGOs! Join our all-ages LEGO Club. Build something based on the month's theme or use your imagination! Everyone is welcome.
  • Computer Classes - Nov. 6, 2 p.m.:  Getting the Most Out of Your Library Catalog and Website.  
For more information on library event, visit the Golden Library website.
Move Your Phi't 5K - Alpha Phi

Join the Iota Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi International Fraternity at the Colorado School of Mines for their philanthropy event Move Your Phi't in Parfet Park on November 8.  Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m.

Move Your Phi't is a 5K run/walk beginning and ending in Parfet Park in Downtown Golden. The race will follow the path along the beautiful Clear Creek Trail and is perfect for everyone from competitive runners to beginners and even children.

Net proceeds from Move Your Phi't will benefit the Alpha Phi Foundation, the philanthropic cause of Alpha Phi International Fraternity. To learn more about the event and the cause it's supporting, and to register online, visit the event registration page.
Jeffco Innovator's Workshop

On Wednesday, November 11 the Jeffco Innovator's Workshop will host an informative and entertaining presentation on the ins and outs of getting a product or company video made for your business by master storyteller and video producer Craig Spinks of Quadrid Productions.

Admission is free but space is limited so please  RSVP online.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Public Meeting

The City of Golden will be hosting a public meeting on our use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 911 10 th St. 
This new technology will be used by the police, fire, public works, parks and communications departments to serve several functions that include aiding in public safety, fire detection and tracking, mapping, surveying, arial imagry, and community relations. The Police Department will be conducting a presentation on the UAS which will demonstrate just how useful this technology will be for the city and community. 

Additionally, two policies have been drafted and will be shared with those who attend. Your comments, questions, and suggestions are encouraged! 

Please join us to learn more about the UAS and take advantage of the opportunity to have input on this great new technology. 
Around Town
Fall PAYT Yard Waste Collection is happening this week!

PAYT yard waste collections have changed! Say goodbye to the rotating schedule of Saturday collections. The semiannual yard waste collection will occur on your normal service day this week.  

Yard Wastes should be placed at or near where your trash is collected by 7 a.m. on your designated day. Material may be placed in reusable containers of your choice or in compostable bags available for purchase at Meyers Hardware, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores. Yard Waste for this collection is grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, ground or chipped wood.

For more information and a more detailed list of what is and is not accepted, please visit our Yard Waste Collection Day page.
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