Weekly Digest August 13 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
New Utility Rate Structures Open House
water faucet
Join Golden Public Works staff for an open house to discuss new utility (water, wastewater, and drainage) rate structures on Wednesday, August 14, from 6 to 8 p.m in the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.

The open house will include stations that provide information about the water, wastewater and stormwater systems, water resources, rate study, water quality, and conservation. This is your chance to provide feedback on how Golden charges for utility services.

Your input is part of the rate study currently underway, to look at how customers are charged for water, sewer, and stormwater drainage services. A committee made up of experts and local residents worked for the past six months to evaluate the current system and ensure any changes are fair, equitable and tied to the demands that different types of customers place on the system.

The open house format is intended to be flexible to so please stop in at your convenience during the event!
Golden Community Center Annual Closure
The GCC will be closed for Annual Maintenance Week August 19-25, 2019. During this closure staff will accomplish a number of projects that can't be completed while the facility is open. These projects will include but are not limited to:
  • Deep cleaning
  • Refinishing hardwood floors
  • Painting throughout the building
  • Equipment repair and/or replacements
  • Changing bulbs and light fixtures in hard to reach high places that require special equipment

The Splash will be open for lap swimming August 19-25. The GCC will reopen at normal time on Monday, August 26.

2019 Jefferson County Comprehensive Homeless Count
Volunteers Needed
Jefferson County and participating municipalities are conducting a Comprehensive Homeless Count in Jefferson County during the month of August. The data from this Count will illustrate what homelessness looks like in a suburban community where services are scattered and sometimes non-existent. By measuring the full scope, we have a chance of designing services and policies to prevent homelessness and ensure it is short-lived when it does occur. We are in need of many volunteers to make this effort a success. Please consider joining us and sharing this information with anyone in your network that might be interested in helping.

Volunteers are needed to conduct surveys the week of August 19-23. Volunteers will work in groups accompanied by law enforcement personnel. The volunteer groups will drive to locations where people experiencing homelessness often gather during the day to conduct a short, five-minute survey.
  • Volunteers will sign up to work in their desired community. Everyone will meet at a central location at the start of the volunteer shift where food and water will be provided, and the specific survey locations will be discussed and assigned. Volunteers will work in groups throughout the community conducting surveys. Volunteers will be notified of the meeting locations in the coming weeks.
  • Morning shift 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (light breakfast and water provided) / Afternoon shift 12:30 - 4 p.m. (lunch and water provided)
  • 60-minute volunteer training is required. Volunteers will be notified of training dates and locations in the coming weeks.
Please register for one or more shifts

For more information, please visit www.headinghomejeffco.com/get_involved or contact Carrie Espinosa at caespinosa@arvada.org or 720-898-7475 with any questions you may have.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) meets tonight, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, EdComm will discuss sponsorships for the Colorado Cleantech Awards and the Colorado Capital Conference in addition to program and communications updates.

Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Movies & Music in the Park ventures 'Into the Spiderverse!"
The first four Fridays of August feature family-friendly movies and music for free in Parfet Park. This Friday, August 16 we venture into the Marvel universe with Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse. The music of Dustin Devine and the Real Deal will get crowds up and dancing first!

Each week, the band begins performing at 7 p.m. and the featured movie will start rolling at dusk, generally around 8:30 p.m. The movies are shown on a giant screen under the stars.

Bring blankets or low-slung chairs and make yourself comfortable! If you need to sit up high in a regular height chair, however, please be courteous of those sitting on the ground, and keep to the edges of the crowd. This year we've dedicated the front area to blankets only, so please look for the signs. 

Come early and bring a picnic dinner or enjoy food and drinks from local vendors such as pizza, ice cream and sodas. Then, of course, save room, because what's a movie without hot, buttery popcorn?

Dogs are welcome, just keep them on a leash. And please leave your adult beverages at home - this is an alcohol- and tobacco-free event. Regular  park rules apply.

See our  Movies & Music in the Park page for details on this Friday and for the final movie of the movie on August 23!
Farmers Market
Golden Farmers Market
Come to the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, August 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Find local produce, prepared foods, fresh flowers and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences and social gathering spaces every Saturday through October 5, 2019 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  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Golden Fine Arts Festival
Get artsy this weekend at the Golden Fine Arts Festival, August 17 & 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Golden icon for nearly three decades, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a prestigious juried art show located in the heart of historic downtown Golden on 11th St. between Arapahoe and Maple.

With its prime location and free admission to the public, this premier event draws more than 35,000 visitors over two days to enjoy art, live performances, craft beer, food vendors, and children's activities.

The established art fair will be limited to 136 artists selected through a competitive jury process. Cash prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners in nine categories, as well as Best of Show and Best of Colorado honors.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority meets on Monday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board meets on Tuesday, August 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
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:
  • August 14, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Your Family Came From Where?
  • August 17, 10 - 11 a.m. | Crafts at the Coop
  • August 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Insider's Discovery: Tour of Golden History Park
  • August 31, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | August Homesteaders' Day
  • September 4, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Tourism, Make-Believe, and the Built Environment: Colorado's Mid-Century Tourist Parks
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Golden Sustainability Upcoming Events
All Things Recycling: A Community Conversation About Waste Diversion in Golden
September 17, 2019
7 to 9 p.m.
Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave.
Hear the latest information from industry experts about where our materials go, recent changes in the industry, and how your family can participate in organic waste collection and other waste diversion programs.

Prioritizing Our Community's Sustainability Initiatives
October 9, 2019
7 to 9 p.m.
Location, TBD
Last year, the Golden community weighed in on updating the 10-year old Sustainability Goals.
With your help, Golden adopted new goals this past February.  Now we need your help again to prioritize the great ideas for projects and policies that came from the community.

For more information visit CityofGolden.net/NewInSustainability.
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
Public Works Citizens' Academy - Spots still available!
PW Citizens Academy
Come find out how our crews are keeping Golden's streets clear, the water flowing, and the city beautiful! This year's participants can expect equipment demonstrations, presentations by Public Works staff, and tours of city facilities including a field trip to the popular Guanella Reservoir near Empire.

Starting August 28, this free 20-hour program will be held on Wednesday nights and some Saturdays throughout September. This Academy is designed for adults and can be particularly helpful to citizens who occupy spots on Golden boards and commissions. For the full syllabus and to sign up, visit the  PW Citizens' Academy page or click the image above for more information.

If you have specific questions about the program, please contact Shauna Paulson at 303-384-8152 or  spaulson@cityofgolden.net.
Colorado Classic - Get Ready for Race Day!
The Colorado Classic is right around the corner - have you made your plans for watching the race? (Chicken suit not required!)

Check out the Golden Fan Zone on the Colorado Classic website, or  ColoradoClassicGolden.com for complete race details including where to watch, the location of the bike corrals, and information about the race.

The Golden Farmer's Market will still be going on the day of the race from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., but with some detours in place for getting there.

Also, stop by the Cycling Health and Wellness Expo in Parfet Park from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m to watch the race with a live feed on a jumbo screen, while visiting with booths from local and national vendors as well as some tasty food trucks.

We'd like to give a special shout out to our local stage sponsors and thank them for supporting Golden and the Colorado Classic:
  • Tributary Market and Drinkery
  • CafĂ© 13
  • Connects Workspace
  • Confluence Companies
  • The Hotel Eddy
  • Earth Sweet Botanicals
Colorado Classic Sponsors

Parking in Downtown Golden - always free for the first two hours!
Shopping, dining or just enjoying a stroll downtown? Parking is free everywhere in the downtown business district for two hours, including in the parking garages and surface lots, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., parking is free in all but permit parking areas!

If you are coming for a special event, or find yourself parking outside of the downtown area, please be aware that the surrounding neighborhoods have resident permit parking. Read signs carefully before parking.

Visit our Visitor Parking page for parking maps and to learn about the Downtown Parking Mobile App when you need to park for longer than two hours.
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Award
Linking Lookout project wins another award!

The Linking Lookout project received an Environmental Excellence Award from the FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) last week in Minneapolis. 

This is a biennial award from FHWA and Golden's project was one of 12 national award winners from over 150 applicants. Anne Beierle, Deputy Director of Public Works, accepted the award.

FHWA folks from right to left: Emily Biondi, Director, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, FHWA; Shari Schaftlein, Director, Office of Human Environment, FHWA; Anne Beierle, City of Golden; Damaris Santiago, Team Leader, Project Mitigation Team, FHWA; Heather Holsinger, Office of Natural Environment, FHWA
2019 Utility Replacement

Waterline replacement at Johnson Rd. and W. 14th Ave. began Aug. 8 and is expected to take approximately two weeks. Watermain replacement on Lookout Mt. Rd. began last week and should be completed by Aug. 30.

Please contact Les Major (303) 384-8170 if you have any questions.
2019 Concrete Replacement

Fasick Concrete started on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive.
Crews are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. 

Work in the area is expected to take an additional two weeks.

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
10th St. closure on Monday, August 19

10th Street from just west of Maple to the Clear Creek RV driveway will be closed. The Parks Department is adding a crosswalk from Lion's Park to the creek, across 10th Street.
2019 Street Improvement Program

On Thursday August 8, crews began milling and paving operations. "No Parking" signs are placed at least 24 hours in advance of the work. Crews began on the School of Mines Campus in advance of student move in. 

Streets that are currently milled out and will be repaved this week, weather dependent:

Street                                                             From                         To          
Elm St
19th St
17th St
17th St
Elm St.
Illinois St.

Milling operations will resume on August 19. Streets to be milled will include:

Street                                                             From                         To          
Hog Back Dr Hwy 93 Brickyard Cir
Brickyard Cir Hog Back Dr. Hog Back Dr.
Brickyard Rd Spyderco Way Brickyard Cir
Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
Other Street Closures
  • Aug 5 - 16:  Ulysses St. from W 10th Ave to W 12th Ave, boring work will impact traffic lanes and bike lanes
  • Aug 7 - 28:  18th St from Jackson to Washington - the sidewalk will be impacted by brick work being done on the south elevation.  It will be open during the bike race however 
  • Aug 5 - 23:  Aerial fiber optics replacement will impact traffic lanes, parking lanes, sidewalk and alley on 16th, 18th, and Jackson
  • Aug 12 - 16:  6th St from Washington to Jackson, traffic lanes will be impacted by potholing for future boring
  • Aug 12 and 15: 17th St from Illinois to Washington will be impacted by CSM students moving in for the Fall Semester. 17th will be changed to a one-way from Elm to Illinois.
  • Aug 12 - 16:  from Sunshine Parkway to High Parkway new gas service installation will impact traffic lanes and parking lanes
  • Aug 19 - 22:  Ford and 14th - traffic lanes, parking lanes and sidewalk will be impacted by utility work
  • July 31 - Sept 20:  at 708-710 Cheyenne St. the sidewalk will be closed for new construction on the lot
  • July 26 - Aug 12:  at 510 19th St a parking lane will be impacted by the placement of a dumpster
  • Aug 6 - 14: 1209 Illinois a parking lane will be occupied by a POD
  • Carriage Rides - most Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the summer from 4 - 8 p.m. A station will be set up on the north side of 12th St. from Washington to Miners Alley and will occupy parking lanes
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended until September 8. Due to the construction activity parking spaces will also be lost during this time
  • The closure of 17th St. between Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended through the end of September