Weekly Banner - August 1, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000

Movies and Music in the Park
Every year, August kicks off with National Night Out on the first Tuesday of the month. That's tonight! And there's still time to lock up and head to Parfet Park for a fun evening for the whole family. It starts at 5 and runs until 8 p.m. The helicopter (pictured above and always a crowd favorite!) is scheduled to land around 7 p.m., provided no emergencies require its use.

Another August tradition happens every Friday this month - Movies & Music in the Park! Join us this Friday for a DJ dance party with a karaoke sing-off, followed by a screening of the movie Sing.

Keep reading for a rundown on what else is happening in Golden, and have a great week!

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Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
We have had a number calls with concerns about a right turn lane from eastbound 19th to eastbound US 6. There will be a turn lane in the final configuration, but it will not be a continuous lane that merges on the ramp. Traffic modeling shows a stop condition works well with little delay. Sunday's traffic during Buffalo Bill Days is absolutely not normal, and not even close to what this was designed for. There is no plan to make a change beyond the turning lane shown in the plans at this time.
There will be lane closures on mainline US 6 east and west the next few weeks for landscape work in the median.
The westbound on-ramp to US 6 from 19th reopened Monday July 31. Now the off-ramp from westbound 6 to 19th has been moved to the east at 19th to make room for grading, drainage and curbs. Because of this relocation, to make a left turn to go west on 19th you will need to turn right and u-turn at the Elm St roundabout. This condition will last until the end of August.
Pedestrians are now using the final trail across the lid, but pay attention when you when you drive walk or ride through the area as there is landscaping activity all around.
The ramp to westbound 6 was reopened Monday.
Concrete paving for the US6 trail is being done, but remember it is still closed.

There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and is an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

Watch twitter @LinkingLookout for closure notices.

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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.

2017 Street Improvements

As of August 1, milling and paving operations were completed on the following streets
  • Illinois St from 8th St to the dead end
  • Illinois St from 9th St to the dead end
  • Rubey Dr from Iowa St to 5Th ST
  • Eagle Dr
  • Eagle Ct
  • White ash Dr from Washington ST to White Ash Mine Park
  • Wild Rose Ct
  • Iowa Dr from N. Ford St to N. Ford ST
  • Iowa Ct from Ford St to Iowa Dr 
  • Cody Trail (water break repair)
On Friday August 4, we will begin repaving 10th St from Washington Ave to Cheyenne St.
"No parking" signs will be placed a minimum of 24 hrs in advance of any milling, patching and paving work. Each street is expected to take 2-5 days from start to finish. Weather permitting.  

Ford Street Storm Sewer

The 5th annual Public Works Citizens' Academy registration has begun! Register online today - first class is on September 6.
2017 Utility Replacement

Watermain replacement will be on hold for several weeks as contractor fulfills other obligations.
Concrete Replacement

Work on 19th St from Jackson St to Elm St is expected to be completed by the end of the week.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements and upgrades continue citywide. There are approximately 65 meters left, most of which need residents to make appointments to schedule the change.

Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 to schedule your replacement appointment or with questions regarding this project.

All final meter replacements will be done by the City.

More than 700 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Upcoming Events
National Night Out
Join your neighbors and the Golden police for a fun, family event that brings citizens and law enforcement together in a partnership to form a stronger and safer community. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate discussion, education, support and participation in crime prevention efforts.

So lock your doors, turn on your porch lights and come out to Parfet Park on August 1, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. to enjoy free food, entertainment, interactive displays and the always popular landing of the Flight for Life helicopter!
Community Housing Open House

Do you have . . .
Questions about what "affordable housing" means or why it's important to our community?
Thoughts you'd like to share about your experience with renting or buying in Golden?
Ideas for how the City might assist its workforce, young families, seniors and other residents to remain in the community?

Please come to the Planning Department at 1445 10th St, across from the Community Center, on Thursday, August 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. to visit with staff, ask your questions and share your thoughts:

This will be an opportunity to review community trends related to housing attainability, refine and prioritize housing related policies for future inclusion in Golden's Comprehensive Plan and consider some program options to help meet the housing needs of low, moderate and middle income Golden households.

For additional details, visit our Attainable Housing pages or call Cindy Pieropan, Planning Department, 303-215-8884 or cpieropan@cityofgolden.net.
"Let's Talk Solar" Open House and Volunteer Recruitment Meeting
Golden's Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is taking steps to bring a community solar garden to Golden. The first step in the process is for citizens to vote whether to add renewable energy as an allowable land use at the Rooney Road Sports Complex. While no specific solar garden project is under consideration at this time, if voters approve the use of renewable energy at the site, next steps will be to amend the current lease with Jefferson County and look for a favorable project. Learn more about the Community Solar Ballot Initiative at CityofGolden.net/SolarGarden.

Join CSAB members for a "Let's Talk Solar" open house on August 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center. Stop by to learn more about all things solar and the Community Solar Ballot initiative. Refreshments will be provided. For more information visit 
our Community Solar Garden page or email  goldensustainability@cityofgolden.net.
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet August 2 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the upcoming meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Planning Commission will vote to continue this hearing to September 6, 2017, which is a request to vacate City right of way, where no street currently exists, adjacent to 14th Street and Elm Street on the CSM campus.
  • Planning Commission will discuss proposed revisions to Title 18 of the Municipal Code related to the installation of wireless communication facilities, and make a recommendation to City Council.
  • Elect new Chair and Vice Chair of Planning Commission.
Following the meeting, Planning Commission will adjourn into a Study Session for a site visit to 14th Street on the CSM campus to view the location of a proposed vacation of City right-of-way to construct a parking garage.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet August 3 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the following will be discussed:
  • North Golden Entryway on Hwy 93, Location and Parameters, RFP
  • Cyclist art piece location on the Lid
  • Staff updates
  • Topics for upcoming meetings
For more information on this meeting, please view the full agenda.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Movies & Music in the Park
Movies & Music in the Park runs every Friday night in August at Parfet Park located at 10th Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Golden. The first one happens this Friday, August 4, with a DJ dance party that kicks off at 7 p.m. And if you sing, join us for a karaoke sing-off of an excerpt from Taylor Swift's hit song Shake it Off, which is also featured in the movie that follows!

Around 8:30, after it gets dark, the animated musical comedy Sing will start playing on a huge inflatable screen.

Bring a picnic or take advantage of one of the food trucks at the event. And please remember, this is an alcohol- and tobacco-free event.  Dogs are welcome, but please keep your movie-loving canines on a leash, and pick up after them. And if you're bringing a lawn chair, please be mindful of the people behind you, and keep high-back chairs to the side.
Coffee with a Councilor, South Neighborhoods
Bean Fosters
This is a great opportunity to talk with representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

Meet at 10 a.m. at Bean Fosters on Saturday, August 5, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.
For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
Farmers Market veggies
Golden Farmers Market
Come out to the Golden Farmers Market, and find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and social gathering space every Saturday through Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  www.GoldenChamber.org.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) will meet August 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street in Golden.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events -  August 1 - 8
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - August 1 & 8, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - August 1, 5:30 p.m. 
  • National Coloring Book Day - August 2, 10 a.m.
  • Housing Options for Seniors in Jefferson County - August 2, 6 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (Ages 12 and up) - August 3, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Kaleidoscopes (Kids under 6) - August 5, 11 a.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - August 5, 1 p.m.
  • Fundamentals with Fran! Reading, Writing and Penmanship Mastery, for Kids! - August 7, 4 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - August 8, 6 p.m. 
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
Low Rate Loans for Hail Damage Victims

Residents and businesses in Golden and Jefferson County... if you were impacted by the hailstorm on May 8, 2017, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The loans are as low as 2% and cap at only 3.215%.

If your property was severely damaged and you didn't have insurance... or insurance didn't cover all of the damage, these loans could help you. In addition, businesses impacted financially from the hailstorm could get assistance to help until your business is back up and running.

The SBA now has a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) in the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building, 100 Jefferson Parkway, Golden. It is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to assist impacted individuals with their applications for Physical Disaster Loans or Economic Injury Loans.

You can also find all of the information online. For people in Jefferson County, visit  Colorado.gov.
Deadlines for filling out applications
Physical Damage - Aug. 29, 2017
Economic Injury - March 30, 2018

For any questions or more information, contact Kevin Wynne with SBA at  kevin.wynne@sba.gov.