** The Gateway To Boulder Valley * FEBRUARY 2019 **
1,222 Pairs of Socks Collected for Sock It To Em Program

During the month of December, Town of Superior residents and friends generously donated 1,222 pairs of socks as part of the metro Denver Sock it to Em program . Sock it to Em was started to raise awareness that socks are the number one needed - but often overlooked - clothing item needed by the homeless population. More than half of the socks we collected were donated by Waste Connections, the waste collection company that services Superior. The Sock it to Em program encourages mayors to deliver the collected socks to homeless shelters or organizations in their community, wherever they feel the socks would have the greatest impact. This year the Superior Youth Leadership Council helped assemble the socks to be delivered to a local charity organization familiar to many of our residents, Precious Child in Broomfield . Founded in 2008, Precious Child assists children and families facing difficult life challenges such as abuse and neglect, crisis situations and poverty. They work with more than 300 agency partners in eight counties to identify children and families in need. Their Resource Center provides an opportunity for families to obtain donated and carefully selected clothing and supplies free of charge.
Town of Superior Advisory Committees Want You!

Collaborate with fellow residents in shaping the future of your town!

The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:

The Town Board appoints residents to serve on Committees and Commissions. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application and submit it to Karen Snortland , Committee Coordinator at karens@superiorcolorado.gov .

Superior Business Spotlight
Kids2GLOW Now in the Superior Marketplace
COME JOIN THE FUN OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, CODING, ROBOTICS, CHESS…
at the Build-A-Robot Learning Center in Superior. Located in the Superior Marketplace just south of U.S. 36 and west of McCaslin Blvd.

406 Center Drive, Suite C
Superior, CO 80027
Join Kids2GLOW March 9th at 4:30 pm for a ribbon cutting ceremony and meet and greet! Take this opportunity to find out about all of the fun things happening at Build-a-Robot !
Superior Medical Center Wins Healthcare Real Estate Insights Award
Healthcare Real Estate Insights (HREI) magazine has selected the Superior Medical Center, located in Downtown Superior, as 2018's Best New Medical Office (or other outpatient building 50,000 to 99,999 S.F.).

Selections for this real estate award were made based on the stories, strategies and skills that demonstrate successful real estate leadership and development in this sector.

Congratulations Superior Medical Center !

Low-Cost Radon Test Kits
You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. 

Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. Testing is inexpensive and easy and should only take a few minutes of your time. Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon.
CLICK HERE for information on low-cost radon test kits and where they can be purchased.
Historical Commission Corner
Punxsutawney Phil will not be at the Superior Historical Museum on February 2nd, but the Historical Commission and volunteers will be there to greet visitors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It looks like a good weather day, just right for visiting your local Museum.

The Commission has finalized its 2019 work plan and has many goals for the upcoming year. We will hold our annual Spring Program on April 24th, a power point program on “Mountain and Mining Women in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame” presented by Alexis Anderton. More details to follow. 

Commission Chair, Larry Dorsey, will participate in a panel discussion on cemetery preservation at the Colorado Preservation Inc. conference in Denver on February 6th. He will present a short power point program on the Superior Cemetery and answer questions about the cemetery. In 2019 the Town of Superior and Historical Commission will continue working with the Cemetery Planning Resource Alliance on a master plan for the Superior Cemetery.

For further information on the Commission, Historical Museum or making donations, contact Bryan Meyer, Town Staff, at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey at 303-499-1969.
Recreation News
Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

Follow these links for additional information about great Recreation Opportunities and Community Events!
Winter Hike
It’s a great time for some winter wildlife watching! Look for signs of winter animals with wildlife ecologist Ashley DeLaup. This is a FREE program that will meet at the South pool parking lot on Saturday, February 23 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Fun for all ages, dress warmly and hope for snow!

Winter Coyote Activity
December is the beginning of coyote breeding season in Colorado. Coyotes are likely to be seen in pairs and become more territorial during this time and for the next couple of months. There have been resident reports of coyote sightings in areas around Town, especially on and around Tract H (between Downtown Superior and Rock Creek neighborhoods) and in Community Park. Larger dogs (25 lbs. and up) may attract more attention than normal as coyotes watch out for potential competition. Keep dogs on a leash and attended when outside and never let them off leash in open spaces. Smaller dogs and cats can also draw unwanted attention if they are free roaming or left unattended outdoors as food is scarcer during cold winter months. Coyotes are also currently scouting den locations for spring pups. They'll prepare several areas so they can move pups around if a location becomes unsafe. If you notice a lot of activity in an unfavorable place (like backyards, playgrounds, etc.) spending time around the area will discourage coyote activity. If you encounter a coyote that shows attention to you or your pet face it, act large and scary, let it know that you are a potential threat and it should avoid you!
 
Want to learn more about coyotes and/or solving coyote conflicts with people and pets? Watch a FREE pre-recorded WEBINAR now! “Coyotes in Your Neighborhood: Strategies for Addressing Common Concerns” by the Humane Society Academy.

REGISTER HERE and the webinar will download.
SNOW BUSTERS!
Colorado winters bring an average of 88 inches of snow to Boulder Valley every year! The Town of Superior is continuing to grow our snow removal assistance program that matches residents in need of assistance with committed local volunteers who will shovel sidewalks following significant snow fall. This program provides families, youth, and individuals with a direct way to help neighbors in need!

Need Assistance? Residents who may quality include: 
- Individuals with a disability or physical impairment;
- Seniors who are physically unable to lift or move snow and ice;
- Individuals unable to pay for a private contractor to provide this service;
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! 
Volunteers will be assigned a neighbor who needs assistance with snow removal. Upon pairing, contact information will be exchanged and communication will remain between the Snow Buster and resident moving forward. If possible, snow should be removed by 12:00 pm of the day following snow fall consisting of more than 2 inches of snow. *The only required section of property to remove snow from is the side walk in front of the home.*
For more information and to register for assistance or volunteering visit www.volunteersuperior.com or call 303-499-3675 ext 122

**The Snow Busters program does not send volunteers on demand to those needing assistance. There is no guarantee that you will be matched.**

Summer Job Opportunities
Looking for a fun and rewarding summer job with competitive pay and flexible hours? Then look no further than the Town of Superior outdoor pools! We are looking for enthusiastic and upbeat staff members to fill the following positions:


Positions are posted on the Town of Superior website Employment page. For additional information or to apply visit: www.superiorcolorado.gov
Are you interested in working for the Town of Superior but still need to earn your certification ? If you still need to obtain the required certifications , CLICK HERE for a list of local entities offering courses.

Aquatics Staff Certification Bonus!
The Town will issue a "certification reimbursement/bonus" for any applicants who are hired to work for the 2019 pool season.  Please hold onto your certification class payment receipt.
Garden In A Box
View the 2019 Spring Garden Collection HERE! Look now, pick your favorites, purchase next month. Get ready for a colorful xeric garden!

Resource Central's Garden in a Box
January was renewal month at the Superior Chamber and now is the perfect time to see what value the chamber can bring to your family or business. Find all our member businesses, community resources, and more on our FREE mobile app at www.mysuperiorsource.com or www.superiorchamber.com. You can also contact TJ or Tricia at 303-554-0789 or info@superiorchamber.com for more information.
Transit Updates
Call-n-Ride has a new name - introducing FlexRide

Starting in January, RTD's service known as “Call-n-Ride” was changed to "FlexRide."
 
The green buses have been phased out and replaced with new white ones, everything else remains the same with the service.
 
FlexRide is a personalized bus service that travels within select RTD service areas. Book online or call and you can connect to bus routes, Park-n-Rides, rail stations or to work, school and appointments. This is a shared ride. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make your reservation and RTD will provide an estimated pickup time. When the bus arrives, pay your exact cash fare. It's that simple!
 
To reach Superior FlexRide call 720-645-5128.
Local Bus Service -
BUS ROUTE 228
RTD provides Route 228 local bus service between Broomfield, Superior and Louisville, with convenient connections to other transit options along the way.


Schedule effective January 13, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Recent Town Board Actions
Adopted Resolutions regarding Public Posting locations for the Town, Superior Urban Renewal Authority, Superior McCaslin Interchange Metropolitan District and Superior Metropolitan District No. 1 

Approved a Liquor License Transfer of Ownership for Asian Cuisine and Vietnamese Noodles, and Ratification of a Temporary Permit 

Adopted an Ordinance for the Temporary Moratorium on the Acceptance, Processing, and Approval of Land Use Applications Related to Oil and Gas Exploration, Extraction, and Related Operations 

Adopted an Ordinance amending Chapter 6, Article II, of the Superior Municipal Code Regarding Alcoholic Beverages and the Issuance of Temporary and Special Event Permits

Proclamation Radon Awareness 

Public Hearing and Adopted a Resolution Approving a Final Development Plan, Subdivision Plat and Subdivision Improvement Agreement for Block 25, Superior Town Center (Superlot A and Outlot G)

Executive Session to determine positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, develop a strategy for negotiations, and/or instruct negotiators pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(e); to consider the purchase acquisition, lease, transfer or sale of real, personal or other property, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(a); and to hold a conference with the Town's special counsel to receive legal advice on specific legal questions, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(b), regarding oil and gas issues

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with North West Roofing for Facility Roof Repairs  

Adopted a Resolution approving a Services Agreement with J&T Consulting, Inc. for Engineering Services for 2019 

Adopted an Ordinance amending Sections 16-2-10 and 16-9-10 of the Superior Municipal Code, concerning Easement Vacations

Public Hearing and Action on the application for a Lodging and Entertainment Liquor License filed by JL CO Beverage LLC, d/b/a Element by Westin Boulder/Superior

Approved Weldona Way Permanent Closure Improvements
February Town Board Meetings - February 11th and 25th

Committee Meetings
February 4th - TSC Meeting , 6:00-8:00 pm
February 5th - Planning Commission Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
February 6th - SYLC Meeting , 6:30-8:00 pm
February 13th - OSAC Meeting , 6:30-8:30 pm
February 14th - ACES Meeting , 5:30-7:30 pm
February 15th - Historical Commission Meeting, 10:00 am-noon
February 19th - Planning Commission Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
February 20th - PROSTAC Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
February 28th - CAPS Meeting , 6:00-8:00 pm

Monday, February 18th

All Town Offices are Closed for Presidents' Day
At the Firehouse
Stay Off the Ice!

The warming trends of late winter make the ice particularly weak this time of year. The only safe ice is at an ice rink, please skate there. Last month the news posted several stories about dog rescues off icy ponds and lakes.  STAY OFF THE ICE! Keep your pets on leash and if they do manage to slip their lead and chase after wildlife onto the ice and fall in, don’t go after them. Call 911, we will come fully suited up and go out to rescue your pet. If you go out on the ice and fall through as well, you will be rescued before your pet, putting your pet’s life in further danger. If you have children; please remind them to stay off the ice. Your warning may save their life.  

Winter’s not over yet. Despite some warm windy days, Colorado is entering its snowiest months of the year.  If you have a hydrant in your front yard; please don’t bury it. Shovel the snow away from the base, brush off the top and ensure we can see it from the street. If you can keep your sidewalks and driveway, clear of snow and ice we are able to access you quicker during an emergency; not to mention it is safer for your family and guests to enter and exit your home. In the final months of winter take the time to help us help you. 

YMCA of Boulder Valley
February Sports and Ice Programs

Financial assistance is available to those that qualify. Please inquire if you are in need.  www.ymcabv.org

CLICK HERE for upcoming Sports and Ice Programs offered through the YMCA of Boulder Valley or visit the website for additional information.
February Events

The Town of Superior and City of Louisville have an agreement for Superior residents to use the Louisville Public Library.

 CLICK HERE for a list of February Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
Boulder County Income Qualified Solar Grant application period opens February 1st !

Boulder County works to make sustainability accessible to all which is why Boulder County offers up to $3,000 in solar grant funds for income-qualified homes in Boulder County. Visit the EnergySmart website for more details or call an EnergySmart Advisor at 303-544-1000 today.
Commuting Solutions and Waze Carpool
Remember what fast feels like on US 36? Now you can. Casual Carpool on US 36, powered by Commuting Solutions and Waze Carpool, gives you all the benefits of a carpool without the commitment. The Waze Carpool app will match you with other commuters on US 36 so that you can cruise past traffic in the Express Lanes. Choose one of four pre-determined pick-up and drop-off locations between Boulder and Denver to match up with a carpool: US 36 & Table Mesa Station, US 36 & Broomfield Station, US 36 & Church Ranch Station and Union Station.

For the first three months of the program, Waze Carpool is offering a flat rate of $1 a ride for Casual Carpool on US 36 riders. Once the incentive is over, it will cost riders the federal reimbursement rate of $0.58 a mile. Drivers for the program will always receive the federal reimbursement rate for the mileage they drive. 

Get the inside scoop on Casual Carpool on US 36, find fellow commuters heading in the same direction and start zipping past traffic by visiting bit.ly/casualcarpool36.
Important Reminders
Book Drop at Town Hall is Accessible 24/7/365

Superior and Louisville work together to provide library services to Superior residents, which includes a library book drop box at Superior Town Hall.

Books are collected no later than 3:00 pm Monday through Friday and delivered to the Louisville Public Library.
Options for Discarding Large Household Items

If you have large household items to dispose of, there are local options available:

Both the Town and Rock Creek HOA provide trash and recycling collection services through contracts with Waste Connections. wcdenver.com

Yard Waste Services
The Town's Yard Waste site, located at 2125 Honey Creek Lane, is open year-round to accommodate the extended Colorado growing season.

CLICK HERE for additional info and hours.
Their mission is to deliver, fund, and advocate for services that promote well-being, independence, and dignity for older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and veterans in Boulder County.

Securing Trash on Windy Days

CLICK HERE for procedures that can be used at all times but are specifically recommended when high winds are forecasted for - or occur during - trash/recycling collection day. wcdenver.com
Recycling Options in Boulder County

Have you ever come across an item at your house you would like to recycle but you were not sure where to take it? There are many options right here in Boulder County! Follow the link below for details.