Weekly Digest - August 15, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Golden - a beautiful canvas for a festival!

Golden Fine Arts Festival
This weekend is the 27th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival sponsored by the Golden Chamber of Commerce. Every year more than 130 artists from all over come to our beautiful city, making it even more beautiful with unique art pieces in all different media, from jewelry to paintings to sculpture.

This will also be a fun, unique week for Movies & Music in the Park with a special performance by the Kalama Polynesian Dancers - including a fire dance! 

Summers are always busy and exciting in Golden, so keep reading for more info on what else is happening, and have a great week!

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Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
We continue to have 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. We have watched peak hour traffic and haven't seen a queue of more than 4 cars, and delays less than 20 seconds. In fact the average delay has been more like 3 seconds. 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 two weeks for landscape work in the median.
Grading for 19th as it approaches US 6 continues, and detour paving for eastbound 19th traffic was completed last Friday. This is the future median area that is now a temporary detour. The connection from the westbound ramp will be moved to the west when the short connection paving is completed. Then the remaining old 19th asphalt will be removed. There will still be a no-left-turn connection so westbound 19th traffic will still need to make a U-turn at Elm.
Work at the westbound off-ramp at 19th is proceeding, but it is very tight in this area so please be careful.
There will be milling, and top-lift paving on US 6 starting early next week.
Pedestrians are now using the final trail across the lid, but pay attention when you drive, walk or ride through the area -- there is landscape activity all around.

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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Partial Clear Creek Trail closure Wednesday, Aug. 16

A portion of Clear Creek Trail that runs behind the Golden Visitors Center and the Golden Fire Station will be closed starting tomorrow morning, August 16 and will remain closed for around 24 hours. Detours will be in place so the inconvenience should be minimal.

Crews need to replace stones that were undermined by high creek waters overtopping the sidewalk.
Stormwater Project

Stormwater division is partnering with CSM students to install a water quality channel. This channel is designed to clean sediments, metals and nutrients from the runoff water discharged from the Starbucks parking lot.

CSM Stormwater Project

Noise Reduction Test

Lookout Mountain Road, from Beverly Heights Park to the city limit, will have 4 new speed bumps installed as an experiment to see if they will reduce noise. 

2017 Street Improvements

Martin Marietta is currently working in the Heritage dells Neighborhood. Subgrade preparation is underway on full reconstruct streets, and paving is expected to commence by end of the week, weather pending. 
Public Works Citizens' Academy

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

The contractor is returning to town to do wastewater replacement on East St.
Concrete Replacement

Fasick Concrete is finishing up on 19th St. and Ford St. They will then move to W. 4th St. and Pike St. to complete replacement in advance of paving operations.
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
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet August 15 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the board will consider the following:
  • A Sustainability update
  • Lion's Park Crime Prevention
  • Parks & Recreation Advisory Board ordinance
For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Citizens' Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizens' Budget Advisory Committee will meet August 16 at 7:30 a.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the committee will discuss the following:
  • Sales Tax
  • 10-year CIP Data Review
  • City Updates
For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will meet in study session on August 16 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Movies & Music in the Park is going to Polynesia!
This Friday on August 18, Movies & Music in the Park escapes to a Polynesian paradise with the hit Disney film,  Moana.

But first, to set the tone for the evening, we have a special treat. The Kalama Polynesian dancers will entertain with authentic dances from the islands of Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa, and New Zealand, including a fire dance!

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.

Movies & Music in the Park runs every Friday night in August at Parfet Park located at 10th Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Golden.
Golden Fine Arts Festival 2017
The 27th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival, presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, is one of the largest and most prestigious juried art shows in the country. The 2-day Festival, happening this weekend on August 19 & 20, features over 130 artists from 20 states, including many from Colorado. Artists will be juried in various media categories such as painting, sculpture, jewelry, and photography.

The GFAF has free admission and will include food vendors, live music, locally brewed beer, and free art activities for children. We invite you to join us for this wonderful art show located adjacent to beautiful Clear Creek.

Learn more from the Golden Chamber of Commerce.
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.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet August 21 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
Safety & Preparedness Day
8th Annual Safety & Preparedness Day
Join the Golden Fire Department at Golden Fire Station 1 on September 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free safety event that's fun and educational for the whole family!

Here's what you can see and do!:
  • Car seat check station
  • Live fire demonstrations and hands-on learning
  • Fire, burn safety, and preparedness stations
  • Tour a fire truck, ambulance, and state patrol crash car
  • Face painting
  • Free activity books, safety materials, giveaways and refreshments
  • Drawings for prizes at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events -  August 15 - 22
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - August 15 & 22, 4 p.m.
  • Book Group - Bone Gap by Laura Ruby - August 15, 6 p.m. 
  • DIY Lab (Ages 12 and up) - August 17, 5:30 p.m.
  • Public Meeting - Essential Oils Education - August 19, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: CoderDojo (Ages 7-17) - August 19, 3:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fellowship - August 20, 2:30 p.m.
  • See the Great American Solar Eclipse - August 21, 10:30 a.m.
  • Social Networking: Basicas - August 21, 2:30 p.m.
  • Public Meeting - Presentation on Circulation - August 21, 6:30 p.m. 
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
Should Golden offer Broadband? Two more weeks to take our survey!

Based on feedback from several residents and businesses, the City of Golden is looking into the potential deployment of gigabit broadband throughout the community. The City believes that affordable high quality broadband is a critical service for quality of life in Golden, as is the case with roads, water, sewer, and electricity.
To determine whether or not the City should offer broadband services, the City is conducting  both a residential and a business Survey of Broadband Services. The survey was prepared by the City of Golden Broadband Task Force. The Broadband Task Force was formed shortly after the passage of the ballot initiative exempting the City from the constraints of Senate Bill 152. The Task Force consists of citizens of Golden with a range of technical and professional backgrounds.
The Residential Survey should only be completed if you are a resident within Golden city limits (not sure? Check the Jefferson County Address Wizard). The Business Survey should only be completed if your Business location is within Golden city limits.
Your input as a citizen of and/or a business within Golden is a very important component to the City's understanding of Broadband Services currently being provided. Your response will take only a few minutes and responses are anonymous. The survey will close on August 31.
Celebration of the Life of John Tracy Memorial Services

John Tracy Memorial Service
The public is invited to celebrate the life and memory of one of Golden's most notable residents.  John Tracy worked for the Golden Transcript for 30 years until his death on Aug. 1, caused by a variety of health problems. 

Tracy was involved in many facets of the Golden community. His considerable contributions were recognized by groups such as the Golden Rotary Club and Golden Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he was named a Living Landmark by the Golden Landmarks Association in 2011 and was grand marshal in the Buffalo Bill Days parade last year.

The memorial service will take place on August 16 at 10 a.m. at the CSM Green Center.