Weekly Digest - December 5, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Colorado Gives!

Colorado Gives Day 2017
"For it is in giving that we receive." - Francis Assisi

Today is Colorado Gives Day. This statewide movement celebrates and encourages philanthropy in Colorado with a local focus. Celebrating the theme "Give where you live" Colorado Gives Day makes giving locally easy by allowing people to go to one website,  www.coloradogives.org where they can find local charitable organizations they care about all in one place.  You can sort by cause or location to find the perfect charity that speaks to you. And e ven if you can't give now, the site is up all year long, so you can give when you can.

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, including 

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Streets

The Streets Department will be setting "NO PARKING THIS BLOCK" signs throughout the 9th and Maple St. neighborhood, alternating sides Monday through Thursday, to make a final fall leaf sweep. 
Stormwater

Stormwater division is cleaning inlets around town. We expect to complete the cleanings by Christmas.
Water


 
Gateway Village pump station communications are up. This means that the new water infrastructure that has been built to supply the Gateway Village development (Avalanche Harley and others) is being integrated into the rest of Golden's system so that it can be controlled and operated from the water plant. We are working with the vendor to get the controls configured for our SCADA system and to get a new antenna installed this week.

Utility Replacement

The utility contractor is still working on Johnston Road watermain replacement between W. 14th Ave to South Golden Road. Crews are boring the line, not trenching it, so there will be intermittent lane closures but no full street closures.

 


Menzi Truck for mowing
Mowing

All Mountain Construction was in town last week and Monday Dec. 4th with their Menzi muck.  They were out last Thursday mowing a channel off Rimrock Dr. and in the vicinity of Fossil Trace Monday the 3rd.
Upcoming Events
PitchFest at JeffCo Innovators' Workshop in Golden
 
This special Innovators Workshop happens tonight, Dec. 5, and features special guest, Tribologix's Andy Korenyl-Both. Tribologix is a world famous supplier of surface engineering solutions to NASA, Rolls Royce, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Air Force and more. Andy and wife Shelley both live and run their important international business right here in Golden.
  • 6 - 6:30 p.m.: Bring your new product, prototype, demo unit or concept, and share with the group in a casual setting while we enjoy refreshments.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Announcements, introductions for everyone, and "Asks" from the group for any type of help on their project.
  • 6:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Tribologix presentations and questions.
  • 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.: Pitchfest - As many as 4 folks can take 7 minutes each to present their investor pitch to the audience and our advisor panel. After each pitch, the presenter gets feedback and advice. To present your "pitch," please contact Deborah Deal asap at deborah@ixpowerfoundation.org.
  • 8:30 pm: Adjourn.

Refreshments available! Free, but please RSVP!

Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Study Session
 
The Parks, Recreation and Musuems Advisory Board will meet on December 5 at 6 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO.

A speaker will be at the meeting to discuss Carrying Capacity.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting (rescheduled)
 
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet on December 6 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Solar permit fees
  • Energy advisory discussion
  • Community Solar Garden - next steps
  • Colorado Communities for Climate Action proposed policies for 2018
  • Chair/Vice Chair elections
  • Investment Policy update
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 .
Planning Commission Regular Meeting
 
The Planning Commission will meet on December 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • Public hearing of PC 16-39 850 Shelton Road to review a request for a Preliminary Plat approval to subdivide the property into 13 single household lots.
  • Public hearing of PC 17-19 2215 Ford Street to review a request for a Special Use Permit and Site Plan Approval to allow a three unit townhome project in a mixed use (CMU) zone district.
  • Public hearing of ZV 17-03 2135 Illinois Street to review a request for a zoning variance to allow a small shed to encroach 2.5 feet into the 5-foot alley setback.
  • Public hearing of PC 17-28 4409 McIntyre Stree to review a request for a Special Use Permit and Site Plan Approval to allow a carwash to be constructed in a commercial (C2) zone district.
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 .
Public Art Commission Meeting
 
The Public Art Commission will meet on December 7 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • CaFE Jury Overview and Entry Selection Criteria for Hwy 93 Entry Project.
  • Board retreat planning
  • Arts Week in Golden
  • Staff will offer updates on Hummingbird and other lighting, Goldco Mural Outreach, and 2018 PAC Calendar.
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 .
City Council Regular Business Meeting (rescheduled)
 
The Golden City Council will meet on December 7 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.
  • City Council conducted applicant interviews last week and will make appointments to the new Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board. 
  • City Council will be awarded with a SolSmart designation from leaders from the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, a Silver level award indicating achievement of a streamlined building permit process for solar photovoltaic systems for Golden homes and businesses.
  • Council will consider amending the 2017 budget as recommended as a result of various projects and events occurring in 2017 that require adjustments to the budget.
  • As required by the City Charter, the City Manager has submitted his recommended budget for 2018.  The proposed budget has been provided to Council, discussed at a number of council meetings, and several Public Hearings on the budget and CIP have been held.
  • As part of the annual budget process, Council is required to establish and approve the mill levy, which is then certified and sent to the County for inclusion in the annual property tax assessments.  The proposed mill levy remains at 12.340 mills. Council is also required to establish and approve the mill levy for the Downtown Development Authority, proposed to remain the same at 5.000 mills.
  • Council will consider request from United Parcel Service ("UPS") to grant UPS permission to institute a Pilot Program that uses "golf cars" to deliver packages in select residential neighborhoods during the holiday season.

Council will next adjourn to a Golden Downtown General Improvement District Meeting.

 

Following that meeting, Council will then adjourn into Executive Session.

 

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 .
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. 9. *Rain, snow, or shine*
Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
The Economic Development Commission will meet on Dec. 12 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.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Dec. 5 - 12
 
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Dec. 5 & 12, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (adults & teens) - Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m.
  • Broke Holidays - DIY Style - Dec. 6, 6 p.m
  • Foundation Book Sale - Dec. 8 & 9, 9 a.m.
  • Create Your Own 3D Printed Cookie Cutter - Dec. 10, 12 & 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (adults & teens) - Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m.
  • STEM Girls - Dec. 11, 4 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - Dec. 12, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.