Weekly Digest April 16 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Let's go ride a bike!
Bike Library riders
The Golden Bike Library opens this week on April 18th and there's never been a better time to pedal around Golden! With spring flowers lining the bike trails and people enjoying the sunshine in Golden's parks and trails, a bike is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful weather.

Check out a bike from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday - Sunday at the Bike Library, located behind the Golden Visitor Center. The first two hours are free, but those looking to rent for longer periods pay just $10 per day and may utilize a convenient key-drop box to return bikes after hours. Learn more about how the program works at  goldenbikelibrary.com. We'll see you on the trails!

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and have a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects

Weather permitting, crews will be replacing three failing inlets along Lookout View Drive.
Street Closures
  • Overhead to underground electric utility work is being done for new subdivision at Ulysses and 10th Ave is expected to begin April 12 and last until approximately May 17. One lane will be closed on Ulysses from W. 10th Ave to W. 12th Ave.

  • Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), is closed for construction activities until June 3. Parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • 17th Street between Washington Avenue and Jackson remains closed for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson Street. The closure has been extended into April due to weather delays.
Washington Complete Street Project

Concrete Works of Colorado has placed all of the bike lanes and parking lanes on the east side of Washington, as well as most of the curb returns to side streets. The sidewalk on the east side will be placed next week. City Engineering staff and Concrete Works are preparing to move to the next and final phase of the project, which is the reconfiguration of the ramps at Hwy 58.
Diamond contracting will begin work on the water main replacement, required because of the recently uncovered corroded pipe. They will minimize the impact to the recently placed streetscape. This work is expected to take three weeks to complete.
Landscaping and lighting work will continue in all phases of the project through the end of June.  

Find more details on the project at GuidingGolden.com.

Contact John Hardy 303-384-8195 or Dan Hartman 303-384-8150 with questions.
Upcoming Events
Utility Rate Citizen Committee Meeting
The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019.  The Utility Rate Citizen Committee (URCC) was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer. 

The URCC will meet on Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works / Planning Building, 1445 10th Street. The public is invited to attend. Find the meeting agenda and more information on the URCC webpage.

The group first met on February 19 and will meet on the third Tuesday of the month through July.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee will meet Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Water-wise Seminar:  Plant Selection for a Water-Wise Landscape

What does "xeric" mean and how much water do these plants really need? Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens will show you how to distinguish between the barely rugged dryer-growing plants at the garden center and those that thrive with literally no irrigation, and how to use both in your Golden yard to best effect. 

When: April 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
Learn more and register online.
Planning Commission Study Session
Golden Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Planning Commission will discuss the following:
  • The Chair of the Historic Preservation Board will address the Commission on the topic of Preserving Community Character, and Planning Commission will discuss potential zoning tools and/or barriers related to historic preservation and neighborhood and community character.
  • Commission will discuss options and strategies for creating and retaining housing for moderate and middle income Golden residents.
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Curious about what research goes on in your backyard? The Graduate Student Government at Mines invites the Golden Community to join them for Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium at Mines, or  GRADS.

Where: CSM Student Center, Illinois Street, Golden
When: April 18, 2019: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Learn about research being conducted at Mines by more than 170 undergraduate and graduate students. Attend oral presentations and poster sessions. Refreshments will be served and attendance is free.
City Council Executive Session and Study Session
City Council will meet Thursday, April 18 at 4:45 p.m. in executive session followed by study session in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

Council will initially adjourn into Executive Session to interview final candidates for the position of Municipal Judge.

Council will return to Study Session at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the following items:
  • Staff will present the Historic Preservation Board's 2018 Preservation Plan. The preservation planning process worked on developing a vision, goals, and priorities for the preservation of Golden's historic and cultural resources. The plan identifies important stories that reflect Golden's history and culture, looks for ways to improve the interpretation, understanding, and enjoyment of Golden's stories, and identifies sites and resources that are part of telling those stories.
  • Council and staff will discuss the Boards and Commissions Plans and Process. 
  • Council will review the schedule for future study sessions and regular meetings. 
Council will adjourn back into Executive Session to continue interviews of final candidates for the position of Municipal Judge.

For more information, see the  meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
2019 Easter Egg Hunt

The Golden Kiwanis, with the assistance of their sponsored youth (Builders Club, Key Club, and Circle K) along with the Golden Chamber of Commerce and local merchants provide thousands of stuffed plastic eggs for the kids of Golden to enjoy at Easter.

Where: Parfet Park, Golden
When: April 20, 10 a.m.

On the morning of the hunt, eggs are spread throughout Parfet Park with different areas for different age groups. Once the bell sounds, kids clean the park in 30 seconds or less and head into downtown for more activities, so don't be late!
Bicycle-Friendly Driver Course
The City of Golden has partnered with Bicycle Colorado to provide FREE Auto-Friendly Bicyclist and Bicycle-Friendly Driver Courses to the Golden Community!

Bicycle-Friendly Driver Course  is designed to teach drivers best practices for sharing the road with people who ride bicycles. This course will be held on Tuesday, April 23 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, located at 1470 10 th Street.

Please email Molly, Community Safety Coordinator for Bicycle Colorado with any questions at  molly@bicyclecolorado.org.
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Celebrate the Installation of "Protecting the Future"
Protecting the Future
Installation of "Protecting the Future" is scheduled for the week of April 22. Community members are invited to an unveiling celebration on Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting. The event will take place
in the B achman  open space on the East side of  Kimball Ave. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to view the art pieces up close and meet the artist, Christine Knapp, to learn about her inspiration and process for creating the sculpture. The event is free to the public and light refreshments will be provided. 

For more information about the project and AWEGO visit, www.awego.org.
Mines Music Program and Concert Raffle
The Colorado School of Mines will hold the Mines Music Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ford Building on the CSM campus, 1301 19th Street in Golden

The Xi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity will hold a prize raffle at the end of the Mines Music Spring Concert to raise money for new instruments, feeding band members during football games and to purchase new lockers for instrument storage. All of the prizes given away were donated by local companies and organizations around Golden. This event started last year and raised $650 for the band program.

The cost of a raffle ticket is $1 for one small prize ticket, $6 for 5 small prize tickets, or $2 for a large prize ticket.
Do you live next to open space?
The Golden Fire Department would like to take a proactive approach to wildfire mitigation with residents who live close to mountainous areas. We have all been witness to the horrible loss, damage and destruction due to catastrophic wildfires throughout our country. Let's not stand idly by and wait to be fire victims. 
There are several community based wildfire mitigation programs available for you to access at no cost. The Golden Fire Department will host an informational session on Monday, April 29 in our training room located in Fire Station 1 at 911 10th Street. This is specifically for residents who live next to open space! Please join us at 6:30 p.m. to learn about actions you can take as home owners to reduce the risk of fire spread, meet your Firefighters and neighbors, and make plans for what you can do on Saturday, May 4th in recognition of National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day.
We look forward to meeting you and making Golden FireWise!  

Wildfire Mitigation Info Session
Golden History Museum & Park Events & Programming
Golden History Museum
Golden History Museum & Park events and programming explore a variety of historic subjects presented by expert instructors. Learn about your community or neighborhood. Apply historic skills in a modern way. Create something with your hands. There is sure to be a program to suit your interests!

Upcoming programming:
  • April 18, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Moving West: Who Moved to California in the 1930s and Why
  • April 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
  • April 26, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Story Time with the Hens
  • May 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Coloradans Choose Their Capital, 1861-1881
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Jefferson County Public Library
Jefferson County Golden Library Events
Every week our Golden branch of the Jefferson County Public Library, located at 1019 10th Street, features events and classes for all ages, from DIY Labs to Book Clubs to creative and educational workshops. 

Visit JeffcoLibrary.org for a calendar of upcoming events. There you can also register for  programs that require pre-registration.
Around Town
Movies & Music in the Park Movie Poll
Vote for a movie 2019
Movies & Music in the Park is one of the most popular events of the summer! Taking place on the first four Friday evenings in August, the event fills Parfet Park with music and movie fans of all ages, gathered for a fun free night of entertainment.

Last year we let you select one of those movies with a poll on Guiding Golden. It was such a success, we've decided to do it again!

Go to  www.guidinggolden.com/2019-movie-poll and cast your vote for one of three films in the running. Will it be the Transformers movie with a heart, "BumbleBee", everyone's favorite Super-hero family "Incredibles 2", or the adventures of two unlikely video game character buddies in "Ralph Breaks the Internet"? The choice is yours...and we can't wait to see what you pick! Voting is open through the month of April and the winner will be announced in May.
Who Says Old Buildings Can't be Energy Efficient?

Historic School Room
The Golden History Museum in partnership with the Community Sustainability Advisory Board have installed new mini-splits in two cabins at the Golden history park. The museum has been working hard to find an efficient way to heat and cool the 1800's buildings. 
Mini-splits are heating and cooling systems that allow you to control the temperatures in individual rooms or spaces.
Mini-splits provide a high-efficiency alternative to conventional window-type or wall-type HVAC equipment. 

In addition to offering energy efficiency, ductless mini-splits can be installed with minimal modifications to indoor spaces. They can be especially useful in sturdy constructions such as pre-war apartment buildings, where the installation of ducted HVAC systems is especially challenging.
Work for the City of Golden

The City of Golden has many employment opportunities available right now, including lots of options for anyone looking for summer seasonal work.

Have a look at all the positions currently available at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/goldenco.