Weekly Digest August 6 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Join us for National Night Out, this evening!
The Golden Police Department invites you to grab your friends and family and come out for the 19th annual National Night Out tonight, August 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in Parfet Park on the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue.

Join us for live music, performances, raffle prizes, free food and drink, and much more!

National Night Out is an annual community event that promotes police-community partnerships in a fun and relaxing environment.
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.
Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Study Session
Planning Commission meets in study session on Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Planning Commission will conduct a Transportation Master Plan framework discussion.

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 .
City Council Regular Meeting
City Council will meet Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, City Council will conduct the following business:
  • 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.
  • Council will receive an update on discussions that have taken place with the Foster Group regarding the Astor House proposal and will be asked to provide recommendations on how to proceed.
  • Staff will provide Council with a financial update through the 2nd Quarter of 2019. Discussion will occur on the City's overall financial condition, as well as on a fund by fund basis.
  • City Council may consider a third amendment to the contract to purchase real estate known as 311 10th Street to address final refinement of purchase terms. The amendment will be reviewed at the meeting.
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 - the Incredibles are back!
The first four Fridays of August feature family-friendly movies and music for free in Parfet Park. This Friday, August 9 we check in on everyone's favorite superhero family with Incredibles 2. Come early to hear the music of   Double Life - a Tribute to the Cars.

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 a full line-up of coming attractions this August!
Farmers Market
Golden Farmers Market
Come to the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, August 10, 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 Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.

Next Monday, August 12, at 6 p.m. learn about " Traffic / Defensive Driving & Bicycle Safety" with the Golden Police in the Fire Department Training Room, 911 10th St.

Classes are free but seating is limited, so reserve your spot in advance.

Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority meets on Monday, August 12 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 .
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) meets on Tuesday, August 13 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 .
New Utility Rate Structures Open House
water faucet
Join Golden Planning 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, 1470th 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 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. on at the Buffalo Rose
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.
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
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.
Oregivers Service Event Needs Projects!
Oregivers Service Event
The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) has more than 1,000 incoming freshmen students ready to serve the Golden community... now they just need projects!

This is an opportunity for Goldenites to get some help with their personal, home, or business projects they haven't been able to do on their own. Raking leaves, repairing fences, painting... name the task and CSM will work to accommodate you.

Don't miss out on this opportunity! You have until Thursday, Aug. 15 to fill out the form and give details on your project. CSM volunteers will reach out to you to verify your project. You will see CSM students working throughout the community between noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18 for this annual event.
Current Projects
Broken Planter at 11th and Washington

The planter on the southeast corner of 11th and Washington was hit sometime on Friday night. Crews are in the process of assessing the damage and will fix it soon.

Broken Planter

11th Street Closure on Aug. 7 for Watermain Break Repairs

Concrete replacement has already taken place following repair work necessary for a watermain that broke on 11th Street. Paving is now scheduled for August 7. 11th Street will be closed from Washington Avenue to Arapahoe Street on August 7 to facilitate the paving operation.
2019 Utility Replacement

Waterline replacement on 15th and Arapahoe is now complete and the 20th St waterline will be completed this week.

Waterline replacement at Johnson Rd and W. 14th Ave will begin late this week and is expected to take approximately two weeks.

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

Fasick Concrete will start on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive next. They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take two weeks.

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
2019 Street Improvement Program

On Thursday August 8, crews will begin milling and paving operations. "No Parking" signs will be placed at least 24 hours in advance of the work. Crews will begin on the School of Mines Campus in advance of student move in. This schedule is weather dependent. Initial streets will include:

Street                                                             From                         To          
Elm St
19th St
17th St
W. Campus Rd
Elm St
Maple St
17th St
Elm St
Illinois St

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 5 - 23: Aerial fiber optics replacement will impact traffic lanes, parking lanes, sidewalk and alley on 16th, 18th, and Jackson
  • July 31 - Aug 7: 20th and Ford, parking lane and traffic lane will be impacted by sidewalk restoration
  • Aug 12 - 16: 6th St from Washington to Jackson, traffic lanes will be impacted by potholing for future boring
  • Aug 12 and 14: 17th St from Illinois to Washington will be impacted by CSM students moving in for the Fall Semester.
  • Aug 12 - Aug 16: from Sunshine Parkway to High Parkway new gas service installation will impact traffic lanes and parking lanes
  • 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 5 - 9: One lane of 8th St. from Briarwood to Elm Cir will be impacted for utility line work
  • 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
  • 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