Weekly Digest December 31 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
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Christmas Elk
Happy New Year from the City of Golden!

As 2020 is gearing up and getting ready to make its big debut, we want to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and safe New Year's Eve!

Just a reminder that City administrative offices and the Golden History Museum will both be closed tomorrow, January 1. The Golden Community Center will be open, but with limited hours, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Happy New Year 2020

New Year's Day Waste Service Delay

Starting January 1, trash and recycling services will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week, due to the New Year's Day holiday. 

If you normally have a pick-up on Wednesday, it will be Thursday instead. If you normally have pick-up on Thursday, it will be Friday. If you normally have pick-up on Friday, it will be Saturday.

Normal service schedules will resume on January 6.

For more information, maps and schedules visit the City of Golden Trash & Recycling page.
Recycle your tree

Once the last ornament has been put away and the final string of lights returned to the box to tangle themselves for another year, don't just kick your tree to the curb - turn it into mulch!

Drop off your trees through Jan. 26 at the former Golden Recycle site, just west of Hwy 93 and north of Golden Gate Canyon Road.

Please leave trees at the south end of the site; there will be a sign there for tree recycling.

Trees must be stripped of all ornaments, hardware, strings of lights and tinsel. The trees will be turned into mulch, which will eventually be available for free at the public pickup site on 11th Street, just west of the Clear Creek History Park.

For further details, contact the City of Golden Forestry office at 303-384-8141.
Upcoming Events
Coffee with Councilors
Chat with your District councilors on Saturday, January 4 at 3 p.m. at CafĂ© 13, 1301 Arapahoe St. 

This is a great opportunity to meet the new District 1 City Councilor, JJ Trout, who was elected to the office in the November election and will be sworn in to office on January 9.

For details contact Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003,  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) will meet Monday , January 6 at 6:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St.

During the meeting, HPB will consider the following items:
  • A brief presentation on the concept of historic easements in preparation for the Astor House discussion.
  • Review plans for the remodel of a noncontributing commercial structure located in the East Street Historic District.
  • Review an application for historic designation of the City Tailor Shop and discuss the applicable criteria in preparation for a recommendation to Council. 
Following the regular meeting, HPB will adjourn into study session to discuss Astor House recommendations.

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 .
Mines Community Meetings in 2020
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:
  • 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
  • January 27, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | A Golden Crusade: How Colorado Launched a CIA Propaganda Campaign and Helped Eisenhower Win the White House
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
Around Town
Good to be Golden
Take the Good To Be Golden survey for a chance to win $50
Have you visited the Good To Be Golden Facebook pageInstagram @GoodToBeGoldenCO or do you subscribe to the Good To Be Golden newsletter? If so, fill out the Good To Be Golden end-of-year survey and help us know how we're doing! 

As a thank you for your time, participants who complete the survey will have a chance to win a $50 gift card to a restaurant within Golden's city limits.
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
Snowplow v SUV
Snowplow v. SUV
An SUV ran into a City of Golden snowplow during the storm over the weekend. 

Just a reminder and a warning to drivers who venture out when the weather is sketchy! Be aware of your speed when the roads are icy and snowy. Also remember that even if your vehicle is in 4-wheel or all-wheel drive, that's no guarantee it will stop at an icy intersection when you apply the brakes.
Street and Lane Closures
  • Through Jan 3:  Cheyenne St from 8th to 7th - The sidewalk will be impacted by new construction on the lot.
  • Through Jan 3:  Pine Ridge Rd. from Brickyard to Avery - A traffic lane will be impacted by the installation of a new transformer.
  • Through Jan 3: 10th Ave / Ulysses St. from Johnson Rd / Golden Rd - A traffic lane will be impacted by Centurylink work.
  • Through Jan 3:  Washington Ave from 14th to 15th - A traffic lane will be impacted by Centurylink work.
  • Through Jan 3:  18th and Illinois will be impacted by boring and placing conduit and pulling of fiber.
  • Through Jan 3:  Ulysses St. from W. 10th Ave. to W. 12th Ave. - A traffic lane will be impacted by installation of a water main.
  • 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 and Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St. has been extended until February 29, 2020.
  • Through Jan 3:  A parking lane at 708 and 710 Cheyenne will be impacted due to construction.
  • Jan 4 & 18:  Washington Ave. - A parking lane will be impacted in front of the Buffalo Rose due to events.