Weekly Digest April 9 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Guiding Development
As a result of recent increased development activities throughout Colorado and specifically in Golden, we've seen the construction of new structures within existing neighborhoods that are of a larger mass and scale than the surrounding homes, and are felt by some to be out of step with the neighborhood character goals outlined in Golden Vision 2030 and the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Plans. This has heightened community interest in planning and zoning-related topics.

Now that City Council has passed a 120-day building moratorium as they consider zoning, process and plans, we've created a new page on Guiding Golden where you can follow what changes are being considered, how they may affect the community, and when there are opportunities for public input. It also provides a place to ask questions. 

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.
  • Crews finished working on the drainage issues along the road leading into the soccer complex on Rooney Road - erosion was threatening the road.
Rooney Road Erosion

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

The North Washington project has run into an unexpected problem. A 16-inch ductal iron water line that runs up the east side of Washington was uncovered this week and found to have iron flaking off around water taps all along the pipe. 

The line was installed just over 30 years old and was expected to last around 70 years. The problem appears to be electrolysis around the dissimilar metals where taps have been made and we are concerned that we will soon have many leaks appearing if we don't take care of the problem now, especially because we have disturbed the soil with the street project.

Ideally, we would postpone the concrete work currently happening and allow the pipe to be replaced before coming back in to finish the rest of the work. However, Concrete Works has a very large job at DIA commencing soon, and is unable to put the job on hold. So the plan is to have Concrete Works complete all the sidewalk and bike lane concrete work that they still need to do over the next few weeks. They will then demobilize concrete work from the job, and Diamond Contractors, who did our last year's utility program, will come in and start replacing the line immediately. 

Meantime we are running the 16-inch line under reduced pressure, so residents may see lower pressure at their homes for a few weeks. When the water line work is complete, we will have a Concrete Works asphalt subcontractor come in and finish the paving.

We are sorry about the delay, but cannot pave over a line that is in that condition.

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
Economic Development Commission Meeting
Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, EdComm will consider the following items:
  • Program updates: Local Business Awareness Program; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Mentoring; Corporate Social Responsibility Panel Discussion; Business Visit to Panacea Life Sciences; and Women Who Startup Basecamp Jeffco
  • Communications updates
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Auto-friendly Bicyclist 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!

The Auto-Friendly Bicyclist Course is designed to teach people who ride bicycles best practices for sharing the road with drivers. It will be held on Wednesday, April 10 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.
Regular City Council Meeting
City Council will meet Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

During the meeting, City Council will consider the following:
  • Consent Matters - All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. To see all items included in the motion, please see the meeting agenda.
  • The Mayor will pass three Proclamations: Marv Kay Day, April 11, 2019; Arbor Day, April 19, 2019; Earth Day, April 22, 2019
  • Council will present the 2019 Sustainability Awards to four nominees this year, including Erin Howe, GoFarm and Alpine Waste & Recycling.
  • City Council will review recommendations by the Community Sustainability Advisory Board pertaining to recent requests to join various climate organizations. 
  • City Council will conduct a public hearing regarding a request for an exception to the application of the recently enacted moratorium authorized by Ordinance 2104 on the issuance of a building permit to construct a residential duplex building at 708 Cheyenne Street.  The owner of the property applied for such permit prior to the enactment of the moratorium and has requested the opportunity to present evidence of a hardship.
  • City Council will consider the authorization of a contract pertaining to the terms and conditions under which the City may move forward with the acquisition of approximately 7.1 acres of land, including an approximately 160,000 square foot office building at 311 10th Street, for a potential municipal and civic center.
For more information, see the  meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Western on Washington: A Saloon Stroll
Don your Wild West best on Friday, April 12 from 6 to 11 p.m., and stroll among Golden's finest saloons for food and drink tastes and specials, then party at the awesome new Buffalo Rose with live music by Wood Belly, the 2018 winner of the Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest. All while supporting a good cause! Proceeds from Western on Washington: A Saloon Stroll go to support the Mitchell Elementary PTA Playground Update Project.

Learn more and purchase tickets at  www.WesternOnWashington.com.
Rocky Mountain Storytelling Story Seeds Concert and Story SLAM
Rocky Mountain Storytelling  (RMS) is a  nonprofit, volunteer-led organization of storytellers, story listeners and story lovers based in Golden, CO. The  2019  Story Seeds Conference takes place April 12 - 14 with a public concert open to all on April 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. and a Story SLAM on April 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Story Concert will feature Carolina Quiroga-Stultz, Angel Vigil, and Liz Weir.

The theme of the story slam is "Illusion." Come with a five minute story and put your name in the hat. One by one names will be drawn and the storyteller will take the stage. Story can be true or a traditional tale, but no notes can be used. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges.

Visit  www.rmstory.org  for more information about the concert, the Story SLAM and the conference.
Mines Formula Racing Club Car Show

Mines Formula Racing Club presents the 26th Annual E-Days Car and Bike Show on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit   www.minesformula.com for more information.
26th Annual Courage Walk

National Crime Victims' Rights Week is this week, April 7-13, 2019, offering an opportunity for communities to come together to honor victims of crime and to promote victims' rights. This year's theme is "Honoring Our Past. Creating Hope for the Future."

In Jefferson County, the week-long remembrance culminates with the 26th annual Courage Walk on Saturday, April 13. The walk begins at 10 a.m. with a continental breakfast and registration on the steps of the Jefferson County Courts and Administration building. The walk begins at 11 a.m.

Doves will be released in honor of victims, following a short ceremony at the Courage Garden, which was built to provide a place of respite for crime victims and their families on the courthouse grounds.

The event is family-friendly and the one-mile walk is wheelchair accessible. Leashed pets are welcome.

A suggested donation of $10 is recommended, but not required. Proceeds will go to the maintenance of the Courage Garden, training for victim advocate volunteers and to help victims of crimes and other traumatic events in our community.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet Monday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority will meet Tuesday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 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.
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 13, 10 - 11 a.m. | Egg Coloring with Natural Dyes
  • 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
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.
Greetings Tour Mural Art Project

Guiding Golden Logo
In celebration of Artsweek 2019, the Golden History Museum, in partnership with the Public Arts Commission, is commissioning a new mural for its building, to be painted on removable panels for if and when the museum ever changes location. 

Greetings Tour is a cross country mural project creating landmarks through public art. Using the classic large letter postcard style, they help revitalize communities with relatable imagery and bright colors.

Before they create their mural, the Museum must submit to the artists a list of five iconic images that capture the spirit and essence of Golden. The Museum is seeking suggestions for subject matter to include in the mural and collecting those suggestions at www.guidinggolden.com/mural-art-project. Make your suggestion by April 26, 2019. For examples of murals completed for other communities, visit  GreetingsTour.com.
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.