Weekly Digest, April 25, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Birds, Bikes and a Skatepark

2 Birds 1 Statue
Last week was busy! The Golden Bike Library opened for the second season (check out a bike for a free two-hour ride if you haven't tried it already!), a 15 ft. hummingbird statue was installed at the Ulysses St. roundabout near King Soopers (pictured here, already making friends), and the Ulysses Skate Park, long in the making and much anticipated, was finally opened.

The week ahead holds the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, and a CSM Spring Music Concert and fundraiser, among other things, so keep reading,  and as always, we wish you a happy, safe week!

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Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Concrete curbs and medians Are being completed this week. Paving of the mainline US 6 will begin Wednesday and continue through Friday, weather permitting.
We are currently planning the switch to move through US 6 traffic under the lid for May 15.
The rock facing on the large south bridge monuments is in progress, and is expected to be complete early next week.
The rocks that create the amphitheater on the lid did not meet height specifications and will be replaced.
Grading for the sidewalk and westbound 19th street lane is being done on the north side of 19th St.
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues, weather permitting. Park only in designated areas if you are accessing the landing field or Chimney Gulch Trail.
Irrigation and lighting work continues on the lid, as well as lighting under the bridge.
There is a construction viewing in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and is an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

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44th Ave Trail

On April 19, the contractor remobilized to complete the final phase of the 44th Ave Trail connection, installing a 70' long 35,000 Lb precast bridge. 

44th St. Bridge Placement


Mosquito control begins next week.
2017 Concrete Replacement

Crews are working on the north end of town in various locations.
2017 Utility Replacement

Council approval is set for Thursday.
Gateway Tank

Fire flow testing was done last week. 
Building Department

Golden received our Building Code Enforcement Evaluation Report. Building code enforcement can have a major influence on the economic well-being of a municipality and the safety of its citizens.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements and upgrades continue citywide. There are approximately 300 meters left, most of which need residents to make appointments to schedule the change. 

More than 700 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Upcoming Events
Colorado Denim Day
CO Denim Day 2017
On Colorado Denim Day, April 26, 2017, state agencies, businesses, and other groups in Colorado are asked to allow their employees to pay $5 in exchange for wearing jeans on Denim Day. All funds donated will go to support the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA), which works to ensure that Colorado communities believe and support survivors, hold perpetrators accountable, and take action to end sexual violence.

Employees wearing jeans will receive stickers that they can wear to let everyone know why they are wearing jeans on Denim Day. Wearing jeans is a conversation-starter and visual sign of your support of survivors. Colorado Denim Day demonstrates the power of communities coming together to support survivors and take a stand against sexual violence.
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority will meet on April 26 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For a full list of all business to be considered at the meeting, please see the LLA meeting agenda

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
City Council Regular Meeting
The Golden City Council will meet on April 27 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, City Council will consider the following:
  • 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 Mayor will issue 3 proclamations: May is Mental Health Month; National Travel and Tourism Week is May 7 - 13, 2017; Public Service Recognition Week is May 7 - 13, 2017.
  • Staff will provide Council with a financial update through the 1st Quarter 2017. Discussion will occur on the City's overall financial condition, as well as on a fund by fund basis.
  • As requested by the Colorado General Assembly, CML and self-collecting home-rule municipalities have collaborated to develop a package of standardized sales and use tax definitions. Ordinance 2055 amends the City's Sales Tax Code to adopt the standardized definitions as well as make other changes to the Code necessitated by the new definitions to maintain the current status of transactions subject to and exempt from tax in the City.
  • City Council will conduct a public hearing and consider a request for a Final Plat approval to combine five lots into one lot, and dedicate emergency vehicle access and utility easements to the City, in preparation for the construction of a mixed use structure at 2400 Ford Street, Golden, CO, on the triangular lot north of the roundabout.
  • City Council will review a request for a Public Sidewalk Sales and Display Permit for State 38 Distilling, located at 1123 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO, next to the Buffalo Rose Saloon. The application is for an outdoor seating area within the City  right-of-way on 12th Street, beneath the existing awning.
  • Council will discuss recommendations from Planning Commission concerning community efforts to improve housing affordability in Golden. The discussion will include proposals for policy and regulatory updates, as well as program ideas, for Council consideration, with the goal of initiating community engagement efforts prior to any formal action requested.
  • Appointments will be made to Downtown Development Authority, Economic Development Commission, Fire Pension Board, Golden Urban Renewal Authority, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Planning Commission, Public Arts Commission and Visit Golden.
For more information on this or other upcoming City Council meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
CSAB & Historic Preservation Board Meetings Canceled
Please note that meetings of both the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (scheduled for April 26) and the Historic Preservation Board (scheduled for May 1) have been canceled.

For more information on this or other upcoming (or canceled) meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Colorado School of Mines Spring Music Concert & Fundraiser
Enjoy a free evening of music on Friday, April 28, 7 p.m., in Bunker Auditorium in the Green Center at Colorado School of Mines. The night kicks off with performances from the concert choir and various guitar ensembles, and ends with a performance from the concert band.

In addition to great music, the night will include a raffle to raise money for the CSM band. Funds raised will go toward purchasing new instruments, repairing and maintaining current instruments in bad shape, section lesson coaches for the band and orchestra, and more.

You can purchase raffle tickets before the concert in the lobby, or ahead of time from tables set up in the Pedestrian Plaza in front of the Student Recreation Center on campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 24-28. For $1 each ticket, you can win small prizes such as cupcakes from Gold Mine Cupcakes, gift cards from Anthony's pizza and Woody's pizza, a Chick-Fil-A gift basket, and much more! You must be present to win these prizes. Also available are $2 tickets (or 3 tickets for $5) for larger prizes including 1) a  free night stay and breakfast at the Omni Interlocken Resort and Spa, 2) 3 months of free martial arts classes from Victory Martial Arts in Golden, and 3) an "outdoors basket" including the earth treks climbing passes, free guided mountain tours from Golden Mountain Guides, and 2 free bike rentals from Bentgate Mountaineering. You needn't be present to win the larger prizes.

Each of these events is open to Mines students, as well as Golden community members.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 2017
On Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Golden Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give you the opportunity to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. By getting rid of these types of potentially dangerous drugs, you can prevent pill abuse and theft. Bring your pills for disposal (the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches) to the Golden Police Department at 911 10th St, Golden, CO.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - April 25 - May 2
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - April 25 & May 2, 4 p.m.
  • Respecting End of Life Wishes: Advance Care Planning for Everyone - April 25, 5:30 p.m. 
  • Homework Help - April 26 & 27, 4 p.m.
  • Public Meeting-Social Security and Income Planning - April 26, 7 p.m.
  • Library for All - Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities - April 27, 11:30 a.m.
  • Beginner Ukulele Workshop - April 27, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Seed Starting (kids under 6) - April 28, 11 a.m.
  • Freaky Friday (for kids) - April 28, 2 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Clash of Clans (ages 11-14) - April 30, 2 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Imagine It, Create It With Silhouette (adults & teens) - May 1, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (adults) - May 2, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Congratulations 2017 Sustainability Award Winners
The City of Golden Sustainability Department is pleased to announce the winners of this year's City of Golden Sustainability Awards program.

In its ninth year, the awards program continues to recognize community members who are leading the way to a more sustainable future. The Golden City Council recognized those citizens, at the April 14 City Council meeting.

Winners this year include the following:
  • Student Awards: Golden High School
  • Individual Award: David Wann
  • Community Group Award: the Colorado Environmental Film Festival
To read more about each winner and their contribution, please visit our Golden Sustainability Awards page.
Parking is easier with the Downtown Parking Mobile App
Parking downtown is now more convenient with the Parkmobile Pay by Phone app.
If you're parking downtown, in one of the Pay-to-Park zones, there's a convenient new way to register your vehicle and pay for parking! Download the Parkmobile App onto your smartphone from your favorite app provider and you can pay for, or extend your parking time conveniently from any location.

Frequent parkers can create a 'wallet' for multiple visits, or for use in other cities employing the Parkmobile app.

You'll need to know your license plate number, and the Golden Parking Zone #8789. Transaction fees apply. For more info on the app, visit  www.parkmobile.com.