Weekly Digest January 7 2020
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
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Heart of Golden 2020 - Get involved!

Heart of Golden 2020
With the 7.27 acres of land the City recently purchased from Miller-Coors, we now have more than 50 acres of public land all along the Clear Creek Corridor. This gives us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-imagine how the Clear Creek Corridor might look for future generations.

The City has embarked on an 8-month planning process and we need your input. This past December, we kicked off the legacy project, Heart of Golden 2020, with a public workshop and tours of the land available for redevelopment. Eight more feedback workshops are scheduled for public engagement, beginning with Wednesday, January 29 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th Street. We encourage you to join us in person, but you don't need to wait until then to share your vision. You can give us your ideas at ANY time on GuidingGolden.com.

We recently launched a new engagement tool on Guiding Golden that allows you to pin your ideas on a map. We have the area divided into three zones - east, central and west. Help us brainstorm, envision and engage in one of the most exciting projects in Golden history!
Help us say both "Goodbye" and "Hello" this Thursday!

goodbye and welcome
Join us this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers for a party to help us bid farewell to outgoing Mayor Marjorie Sloan and District 1 Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves, and simultaneously welcome Mayor-elect, Laura Weinberg and the new District 1 Councilor, JJ Trout, who will both be sworn into office during the Council meeting that follows. Casey Brown will also take the oath of office for his second term as District 2 Councilor.

We appreciate the service and dedication of our outgoing public servants and hope you'll join us in saying thank you. This is also a great opportunity to meet your new Mayor and District 1 Councilor and wish them success as Golden moves into 2020.
Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Meeting
 
Planning Commission will meet Wednesday , January 8 at 6:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following items:
  • A request to approve a zoning variance to allow a garage structure to encroach up to 10 feet into the 20 foot front setback that applies to garage doors.
  • A request for a PUD Amendment to allow screened outdoor storage on the approximately 55 acre Xcel Energy site.
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 .
Regular City Council Meeting
 
Join us at 5:30 p.m. before the meeting begins for a farewell and swearing-in party.

City Council will meet Thursday , January 9 at 6:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Council will consider the following items:
  • Consent Matters I - 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.
  • Comments by outgoing members of council, Mayor Marjorie Sloan and Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves.
  • Comments by other members of Council.
  • Oath of office administered to City Councilors Elect.
  • Seating of the new council.
  • Mayor's appointment of Mayor Pro Tem and Council Action.
  • Public Comment and Council/Staff response to public comment.
  • Consent Matters II - 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 staff will provide a summary of 2019 residential allocations, the new unit calculation for 2020, and propose the assignment of these allocations to various pools and periods during the course of the year. City Council will conduct a hearing to establish the number of residential allocations available in 2020 for building permits.
  • City Council will consider approval of a services agreement with MIG regarding the conceptual planning process for the Heart of Golden 2020 project.
  • Mayor's appointments
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 .
Golden Urban Renewal Authority
 
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet Monday , January 13 at 6:30 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 .
Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
The Economic Development Commission will meet Tuesday , January 14 at 6:30 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 .
Hunger Free Golden
Hunger Free Golden Community Conversation
 
Join us for a community conversation on Wednesday, January 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Golden Community Center to learn about the results of our recent food assessment. You'll also have the opportunity to give your input on strategies to increase food security in our community.

Both dinner and childcare will be provided free of charge. Please help us anticipate numbers and  register online  for your free ticket.
 
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
Recycle your tree

Recycle your Christmas tree video
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.
Current Projects
Streets
 
The planter on the southeast corner of 13th and Washington (in front of Indulge) that was badly damaged in August is undergoing further repairs. It has been hit multiple times, so the statue of the miner is being relocated to the NW corner of 14th Street.
Street and Lane Closures
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th Streets (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 Street between Washington and Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St. has been extended until February 29, 2020.
  • Dec 20 - 27:  The parking lane on Table Drive behind 2127 Vernon Drive will be impacted for construction of a residence at 2127 Vernon Drive
  • Jan 18: Washington Ave - a parking lane will be impacted in front of the Buffalo Rose due an event.