Weekly Digest December 10 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Let the Engagement Begin!

On Saturday, December 14, the City of Golden will host an open house and Clear Creek Corridor tour from 9 to 11 a.m. This is your first opportunity to give us your ideas for the future of the Clear Creek Corridor! Meet us in the atrium area of the building located at 311 10th St.

In October of this year, the City purchased 7.27 acres of land east of Ford Street along the Clear Creek Corridor, which now gives the Golden community the opportunity to address several longstanding goals:
  • Enhancing civic and cultural community activities
  • Realizing the potential of the Creek Corridor
  • Consolidating and improving municipal facilities and service delivery
What does the future of the Corridor look like to you? Be part of this exciting legacy project for the City of Golden.

This is the kickoff event for the planning and engagement process that will take place from now through Fall 2020. The Atrium area will be open and there will be a feedback station in the lower level. Both areas will have project information and large maps of the Corridor so you can provide input on what uses you would like to see there. Weather permitting, we will have tours of key areas along the Corridor as well.

For those looking to attend the Olde Golden Christmas Parade at 11 a.m., we will have hayrides from 10 to 10:45 a.m. to take you from the open house to the parade route downtown.

Don't miss this FIRST opportunity to get involved with planning Golden's future!

Learn more about this project at www.GuidingGolden.com.
Today is Colorado Gives Day!
Join thousands of Coloradans today in supporting local nonprofits for Colorado Gives Day. 

This annual statewide movement celebrates and increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. We have many worthy organizations who directly impact our community and could really use your support. Please consider donating to one of our local Golden nonprofits.

Visit ColoradoGives.org/cogivesday and search for nonprofits that are in Golden and/or benefit our city.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EDComm) will meet tonight , December 10 at 6:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St.

During the meeting, EdComm will discuss the following items:
  • Draft of the 2020 Work Plan
  • Communications reports
For more information, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Free Pictures with Santa at the GPD
Santa is swinging by the Golden Police Department on Wednesday, December 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and wants to meet you!

Come get your picture taken with Santa and meet police officers with the Golden Police Department in City Hall Council Chambers, 911 10th Street. Officers will also be collecting letters and making sure Santa receives them. 

There will be snacks, coloring, crafts and much more holiday fun!
City Council Executive Session & Rescheduled Regular Meeting
City Council will meet Thursday , December 12 at 5:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St.

**Please note, Council will meet in Executive Session at 5:30 p.m. This is prior to the Regular Meeting, which will commence immediately after at 6:30 p.m.

During the meeting, Council will consider the following items:
  • 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.
  • Foothills Animal Shelter presentation.
  • Final public hearing on Ordinance 2118 before a decision is made. Council will consider raising the age of sale for vape and tobacco products to 21, in response to concerns about the teen vaping epidemic and related health impacts of such products. Council is also considering banning the sale of all flavored nicotine and tobacco products and nicotine-free vapor products and requiring local licensing of nicotine and tobacco retailers. More details on this issue are available at www.GuidingGolden.com.
  • Staff will provide an overview of the engagement plan for the Civic Center/Clear Creek Corridor process to City Council and incorporate feedback from council into the plan. More details on this project are available at www.GuidingGolden.com.
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 .
Olde Golden Christmas Parade
Come to the second of three Olde Golden Christmas Parades this Saturday, December 14 at 11 a.m. Historic downtown Golden becomes a festive holiday center! Join in the holiday spirit and watch floats, clowns, festive holiday characters, and Santa Claus on the fire truck parade down Washington Avenue. 

After the parades, head to the area shops and restaurants. Each parade is different, providing the perfect reason to bring the family back to Golden again and again!

The route is down Washington Avenue from 10th to 13th Streets through historic downtown, with lots of activities before and after. The parades are presented by the Downtown Golden Merchant Partners. Go to  www.VisitGolden.com for more information.
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority (LLA) will meet Tuesday , December 17 at 2:30 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 .
Mines Community Meetings
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:
  • December 10, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Maps that Made America
  • December 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | An Empire of the Mind: Science and American Foreign Relations since World War II
  • December 18, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Storytime
  • January 9, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Make Waves: Water in Contemporary Literature and Film
  • January 15, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Storytime
  • January 25, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. | Golden Past-Port Series: Mining
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Around Town
North Washington Complete Streets project earns APWA Award
AWPA Award for N Washington

Congratulations to our Public Works Department for receiving an award for the North Washington Avenue Complete Streets project from the Colorado Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). 


Pictured here, Joe Puhr (left) and John Hardy (right) received the award from Pete Alder, a member of the APWA Colorado Chapter Board of Directors.


Golden PD offers new way to track crime in Golden
Lexis Nexis Golden Crime Map
The Golden Police Department and LexisNexis Risk Solutions recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Golden. 

The Golden Police Department now has an online Community Crime Map that maps and analyzes crime data, alerts Golden residents about crimes in their area, and allows the Golden Police Department to quickly alert the public about crimes as they occur.

Golden residents can view a map and grid with all of the crimes in their area, sign up for neighborhood watch reports that automatically email a breakdown of recent crime activity, and submit an anonymous tip about a crime directly to the Golden Police.

Community Crime Map automatically syncs with the Golden Police Department records system to keep crime information updated online and in the mobile app. Community Crime Map cleans and geocodes the crime data, then displays all of the incidents on a map, grid and analytics dashboard along with some basic information about the incidents, including the type of crime, location type, block-level address, date and time.
Rooney Road Recycling Center Survey
Rooney Road Recycling Center is conducting a survey for households in the nine municipalities they service, including Golden. Responses will help them expand the opportunities for the community to properly dispose of specific items around the homes.

The survey will run through January 5 and will take about 10 minutes to complete. Three lucky survey-takers will be randomly chosen to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card from the Rooney Road Recycling Center.

Rooney Road Recycling has been providing local household hazardous waste services to the community since 1994.

Rooney Road Recycling Survey

Current Projects
PW Personnel Updates
  • Utilities Supervisor, Mark Williams, has been named to the Underground Damage Prevention Safety Commission. This is a state commission and Mark will be serving a three year term. The purpose of the Commission is to assist in preventing damage to underground facilities by making recommendations regarding best practices and training policies to enhance public safety, as well as policies to improve efficiency and cost savings to the 811 (Call Before You Dig) Program.
  • Chief Building Official, Scott Greer, will be sworn in this week as President of the Colorado Chapter of the International Code Council. CCICC is dedicated to the improvement of building safety by promoting and improving the International Codes, providing mutual aid to building professionals, and educating the building industry, the public and their own membership.
Snow Storms - Levels and Cost of Removal
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Note: The storm on November 29 also had 60-80 mph wind gusts.
Utility Replacement
Seeding at the CSM survey field and some concrete repairs on Johnson Road still need to be completed on the watermain replacements in those areas.

There will also be a sewer main replacement at Prospector's Alley between 14th and 15th Streets. Residences and businesses have been notified.

Please contact Les Major, 303-384-8170, with any questions.
Street and Lane Closures
  • Oct 1 - Jan 3: Cheyenne St from 8th to 7th - sidewalk will be impacted by new construction on the lot.
  • Nov 25 - Dec 16 (no weekend work):  7th and Ford from Washington to 18th traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by aerial cable work.
  • Dec 16 - Jan 3: 18th and Illinois will be impacted by boring and placing conduit and pulling of fiber.
  • Through Dec 13: 1218 Washington - scaffolding will impact the sidewalk in front of the store at this address
  • Dec 14, 15, 21: Two parking spaces along 12th Street will be impacted by hayrides being offered after the Christmas Parades (and one on Sunday as well).
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended. 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.
  • Sept 5 - Jan 3: A parking lane at 708 and 710 Cheyenne will be impacted due to construction.