Weekly Digest - December 12, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Walking in a...Warm(!?) Wonderland

Christmas pups
For those of you wondering if you got caught in a time warp and are now witnessing the onset of spring, we promise, it's still December, and the end-of-year festivities will move forward as originally scheduled!

That being said, holiday festivities are well underway in lovely Golden, snow or shine, including the final Olde Golden Christmas parade of the season this Saturday, Dec. 16. This is your final opportunity to see Santa and the Grinch in one place. Take a look at the Old Golden Christmas Official Guide from the Chamber of Commerce for a full list of everything happening this holiday season.

In other news, we know you've been waiting patiently for the Community Center pools to reopen, and it's not long now! Keep an eye on our website for an announcement when the pools are full, warm and ready for splashing!

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and keep looking up! Snow is bound to arrive eventually.

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Streets

The Streets Department  will continue the final fall leaf sweep as needed.
Stormwater

Stormwater division continues cleaning inlets round town. Crews expect to complete the cleanings by Christmas.

Utility Replacement

Utility Contractor is still working on Johnson Road. Installation of the new waterlines has begun between 14th Ave. and South Golden Road. 


CSM and City Partnership

CSM Trade Show

Staff from WTP, Environmental Services, and GIS attended the CSM Senior Design Trade Show on Tuesday. The City has been working with the Pb-B-Gone team for the last year on a project focused on locating lead service lines throughout the City. There is hope that the project will continue into 2018 with a new team taking over.  


 

Our involvement with this program continues to strengthen the connection between the City and CSM.


Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
The Economic Development Commission will meet on December 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, EdComm will consider the following:
  • Review new application/submittal package for partnerships and funding requests.
  • Communications regarding GURA, Prospect/Development Project Report, Chamber of Commerce, Community Marketing Committee
For more information on this meeting, please view the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Investment Forum Task Force
 
The Golden Investment Forum Task Force will meet on December 13 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Review of establishing City Council resolution
  • Review of proposed operating procedures
  • Statements of conceptual priorities
  • Review community engagement tool and project description
  • Discussion of desired project approach for Task Force
  • Election of Officers
  • Establishing meeting schedule
For more information on this meeting, please view the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Regular Business Meeting
 
The Golden City Council will meet on December 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • 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.
  • Appointment of Cindy Jaye to fill vacancy on the Public Art Commission.
  • Appointment of Brian Joyce to fill vacancy on the Economic Development Commission.
  • City Council will consider entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH), Jefferson County, and the cities of Arvada, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Edgewater, and Westminster, for JCMH to provide intoxication and withdrawal management services in Jefferson County.
Following the regular business meeting, Council will then adjourn into Executive Session.

For more information on the meeting and the following executive session, please view the meeting agenda .

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Olde Golden Christmas Parade
 
Saturdays in December, historic downtown Golden becomes a festive holiday center with traditional decorations and fun family events. 

The free Olde Golden Christmas Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. with cowboys on horses, floats, marching bands, old cars, elves on unicycles, the Grinch in his corvette, and of course, Santa Claus. The parade winds down Washington Avenue with lots of activities before and after including snappy barbershop quartets, hot cider, Victorian carolers, and antique fire trucks. 

Presented by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, don't miss the next parade on Dec. 16. *Rain, snow, or shine*
Cocktails with a Councilor
 
This is a great opportunity to talk with a representative and residents of the North Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

Meet at 3 p.m. on Dec. 16 at State 38 Corner Saloon, located at 1123 Washington Ave.

For details, call Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or email  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.


Downtown Development Authority Meeting
 
The Downtown Development Authority will meet on Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board will meet on December 19 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Discovery Awaits presentation
  • Community Investment Task Force
  • Special Interest Request Process
  • 9th Street Neighbors/Lions Park Crime prevention
  • Single Track Sidewalks Pilot Project discussion
  • Special events in CC Corridor + Lions Park Policy memo
For more information, view the meeting agenda.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Pictures with Santa!
 
The Golden Police Department is Ho, Ho, Hosting pictures with Santa on Dec. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street. Kids, bring your letters to Santa! Officers will be collecting letters and making sure Santa receives them. You can also help makes someone else's holiday bright - we will also be accepting donations of  non-perishable food items for our local food bank.

Don't miss this limited engagement with the jolly man himself down from the North Pole!

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 - Dec. 12 - 19
 
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Dec.12 & 19, 4 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
  • Wild Wednesday - Dec. 13, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 and up) - Dec. 14, 4:30 p.m
  • Fuzzy Friends Sleepover (Drop off) - Dec. 16, 4 p.m.
  • Fuzzy Friends Sleepover (Pick up) - Dec. 17, 12 p.m.
  • Book Group: "Miller's Valley" by Anna Quindlen - Dec. 17, 6 p.m.
  • Book Group: "Wintering" by Peter Geye - Dec. 19, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
15-year Old Rescued from Mine Shaft
 
At around 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, Golden Fire and Police were dispatched to the hogback above the Rooney Road Sports Complex in Golden. The caller said his friend had fallen into an old mine shaft. The patient was not visible from the top so crews only had verbal communication with him as they worked on setting up a technical rope rescue.

An elaborate pulley system had to be put into place in order to reach the patient and get him out safely. There were more than 30 rescue crew members working together. A big thank you to the crews of Golden Fire, Golden Police, West Metro Fire, AMR Ambulance, Jefferson County Open Space, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Alpine Rescue.

The teenage boys decided to try to go into the shaft but were ill equipped to do so safely. They had no helmets or safety gear and they were using a nylon rope that is not meant for any sort of climbing. As they were lowering the 15-year old into the shaft, the rope snapped and he fell, injuring his leg. Fortunately, the teen was brought out safely and transported to a local hospital with relatively minor injuries. Golden Fire would like to remind people that collapsed mine shafts are extremely dangerous. No one should attempt to enter them but instead they should be reported to the authorities. Additionally, proper safety gear must always be used to help ensure safety when doing any sort of climbing or spelunking.