Weekly Digest Feb 19 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Linking Lookout project garners national honors
 
Paving Linking Lookout
The City was recently notified that the Linking Lookout interchange project has been selected as one of 16 finalist for Project of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The finalist awards will be announced at the ACEC annual conference in Washington D.C. on May 7. Getting to the finals is a big achievement because the project is competing against engineering projects from all categories, including transit, airports, structures, highways, bridges seaports etc. from all over the nation. 

The Linking Lookout project won the Grand Conceptor award for Engineering Excellence in Colorado with the ACEC in 2018, which advanced us to the national competition. Just taking top prize in Colorado was a great accomplishment as we had to top projects such as the new CSU football stadium, the 40-story 1144 Fifteenth high-rise building in Denver, the I-70 Mountain Corridor project, The RTD Westminster Station Park, and many others. Moving on to the national finals is a great honor.

The City keeps moving forward with more projects! Please visit GuidingGolden.com to see what staff is currently working on, and to contribute to the conversation.

Keep reading for more on what's happening in Golden, and have a great week!

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Notice about upcoming mailing

The City was recently notified that American Water Resources will soon send a letter to Golden residents informing them of their service-line maintenance responsibilities. 

American Water Resources is in no way connected to the City of Golden. We do not endorse their product and individuals should assess any risk to their service-line maintenance themselves. 

This type of insurance is available from other sources, so if you are concerned with these issues, consider starting with your own insurance agent.
GURA Walkability Project

This week the City's concrete contractor is finishing a GURA-funded walkability project on East Street, south of 24th Street. 

This stretch of widened sidewalk completes the section from 24th Street to Grand Court. 

For more information contact Steve Glueck, sglueck@cityofgolden.net.
Arapahoe Street Temporary Closure

Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), is closed for construction activities. The closure will last about another month and a half. Parking spaces will also be lost during this time.

17th Street Extended Closure

The closure of 17th St. between Washington Avenue and Jackson Street for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended. The closure is now anticipated to last  until the end of March.
Water Tank Recoating Project

Interior coating of the Water Tank continues.

Contact Les Major with questions: 303-384-8170.
Washington Complete Street Project

Road work continues on North Washington Avenue. The road is closed to through-traffic for the duration of this phase of work.  Despite significant snowfall in the past few months, the project is making good progress.

There is a one-way access lane northbound for residents who live in and need to park within the closure. The road is closed from 2nd St to 6th St with a signed detour via Hwy 58 and Hwy 93. This phase is anticipated to be completed Mid-April, weather dependent.  Find more details on the project at GuidingGolden.com.

Contact John Hardy 303-384-8195 or Dan Hartman 303-384-8150 with questions.

Washington Ave Work
Upcoming Events
Utility Rate Study Citizen's Committee Meeting
 
The first meeting of the Utility Rate Study Citizen's Committee will take place tonight,  Tuesday, February 19 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Public Works / Planning Building at 1445 10 th Street, and the public is welcome.

The first meeting will include an overview of the three city-owned utilities, a history of rates and a description of the current rate structures, and the objectives of the rate study.

For more information, please contact Anne Beierle 303-384-8153.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, the board will discuss the following items:
  • Finalize annual work plan
  • Major projects update
  • Open Space Priorities follow up discussion
  • Strategic Plan review
  • Fees and charges study follow up 
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Study Session
 
Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the study session, Commission and City Attorney will discuss Commission's role when functioning in a quasi-judicial capacity and also review the role of the Comprehensive Plan in zoning decisions.

See the full agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
GHS Chili Cook-off and Silent Auction
 
Bring the family to Golden High School,  701 24th St, for all-you-can-eat chili (mac-n-cheese for the non-chili eaters) and dessert and help support the GHS PTA on Thursday, February 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.

The Chili Cook-off will also feature a silent auction. In past years, the silent auction has included event tickets, vacations, art, sports memorabilia, jewelry and more.

All proceeds help support Golden High School students.
Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF)
 
If you have never been to the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF), mark your calendar for February 21 to 23. Back for its 13th year, CEFF will present a timely program of thought-provoking films that raise awareness of a wide variety of interconnected ecological, social and economic themes. Nearly 50 films by local, international and young filmmakers will screen in two theaters. For many of the screenings, filmmakers will be present to engage with the audience in Q&A sessions.

Activities planned to complement the festival include a CEFF Community Night and an Eco Expo that will bring together local golden businesses and festival-goers who want to learn more about the issues presented in the films, and discover ways to actively get involved. Highlights of this year's Eco-Expo include Wildlife Protection Solutions who will provide a virtual reality wild animal experience, and Nature's Educators who are bringing their amazing live animal ambassadors to educate and wow attendees!

Learn more and view the full festival schedule at ceff.net.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
 
The Downtown Development Authority will meet Monday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Following the regular meeting, the MTAB will adjourn into study session to discuss the following items: 
  • School walking / Biking Maps
  • Traffic Calming ordinance and toolbox discussion
  • Crosswalk manual update and review
For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Proposed Heritage Square Exchange Community Meeting
 
Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) will host two community meetings, first on Saturday, March 2 and second on Tuesday, March 5, about the potential Heritage Square Land Exchange.

Jeffco Open Space has received a proposal from Martin Marietta Materials for a land exchange. The exchange would deed the former 114-acre Heritage Square and the 5.7-acre Bachman property at US 40 (Colfax) and Heritage Road to JCOS. In return, JCOS would deed approximately 64 acres of Matthews/Winters Park north of I-70 and south of the existing mine, which is currently not open for public use, to Martin Marietta Materials for expansion of its operations. When mining is completed, the land will be deeded back to JCOS for park and open space purposes.

Saturday, March 2, 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Human Services
900 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

The public is encouraged to join one of the upcoming community meetings to learn more about, and comment on, the proposed exchange. Each meeting will include a presentation and question/answer session.

Learn more at Jeffco.us/HSE.
Coffee with a Councilor
 
Councilors Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves have combined forces for Coffee with a Councilor in 2019 to include all Golden neighborhoods. This is a great opportunity to discuss any issue related to the "good of Golden."

CWAC will meet on Saturday, March 2 at 10 a.m. at Cafe 13 located at 1301 Arapahoe St.

**Please note, the front entrance of Cafe 13 is closed due to renovations, so please enter through the Connects Workspace door on the East side of the building.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
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:
  • Feb 20, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Story of Reuben Benton Hayward's Murder, part 2
  • Mar 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Failed 1976 Denver Winter Olympics
Visit GoldenHistory.org  for more information and to register for these and more upcoming programs.
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
Possible new zoning regulations for R-2 zoned properties in north Golden

Guiding Golden Logo
The Planning Division is currently conducting a public outreach process regarding possible new development regulations for R-2-zoned properties in north Golden. A short, online survey is currently available on the Guiding Golden website to assist staff with recommendations for any potential zoning code updates.

This survey will be closed at the end of February and the results will be organized into zoning recommendations. Staff's recommendations will be presented to the community on Thursday, March 14 in a formal presentation in City Council Chambers (911 10th St.) from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Additionally, staff's recommendations will be discussed by the Planning Commission in a study session to be held on March 20.
New opportunity to serve your community!

A vacancy on the Jefferson County Board of Corrections has just become available due to a resignation by the individual who represents Golden on that board.

Golden City Council is looking for a new representative to appoint to the board. Applications are now being accepted through March 14.

Purpose of the Board

The Jefferson County Corrections Board carries out the intent and purpose of the Intergovernmental Agreement, which became effective August 28, 1983. This agreement includes, but is not exclusive of, screening offenders for placement in community corrections, coordinating goals for local community corrections, monitoring offender progress and program compliance, and oversight of contractual responsibilities for community corrections programs in Jefferson County.

Duties
  • Establishes policies and procedures for screening placements with facilities.
  • Recommends guidelines to the courts for "diversion" placements in community corrections facilities within the territorial limits.
  • Screens "transition" offenders referred from the Department of Corrections.
  • Provides oversight of local community corrections programs.
If you are interested in applying, please complete the  online application form.

The deadline to submit your application is 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019.
Interviews will occur with members of City Council between March 14 and 21.
For questions regarding this application, please contact  clerks@cityofgolden.net.