Weekly Digest July 16 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Washington Ave Storm Sewer Replacement Road Closure

On Monday, July 22 we will close Washington Ave at Hwy 93 to begin replacing a storm sewer crossing. This work will take place in advance of the completion of the pedestrian and bike lane connections that were begun last year in conjunction with the Washington Avenue Complete Streets project. This is the one part of the project that was not touched while the rest of the work was being done on Washington Avenue to allow people to still access businesses in the area.

Work is anticipated to take one week to complete and business access and a detour will be in place via Iowa Street. 

Please contact John Hardy at (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
Join Leadership Golden
 
The tuition-free Leadership Golden program provides local learning about Golden with 11 sessions that run from Sept. 7, 2019 to May 7, 2020. Topics include Golden history, government, public works, finance, growth and development, education, arts and recreation, and the justice system. This is a great program for both newcomers and long-time residents interested in the fabric of Golden
.
Visit www.leadershipgolden.org for details and to complete an application form online. The application deadline is July 31. 

Want to learn more? Come to the "Meet and Greet" reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, July 16 at the Old Capitol Grill, 12th & Washington. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be provided.
Colorado Classic - Race Routes Released!
 
Colorado Classic Stage 3 Route
The Colorado Classic comes to Golden on Saturday, August 24 and the route they have chosen will be an exciting day of fast-paced action right downtown.

On paper, Stage 3 in Golden looks like a sprinter's delight with seven swift laps of a nine-mile circuit that starts and finishes under the iconic Golden arch downtown. But don't be fooled as the short steep climb up the historic Washington St. is enough for a mini-Queen of the Mountain on the last lap. Seven laps means the racers will come through downtown SEVEN times - that's a lot of great opportunity for spectating. New Terrain Brewery will also have a front row seat to the action, as the route will take the race right in front of the brewery.

Keep watching for more information on all things race related, and watch an animation of the race route.
Upcoming Events
Utility Rate Citizen Committee
 
The Utility Rate Citizen Committee meets tonight, Tuesday, July 16 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works and Planning Building, 1445 10th St.

The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019. We are looking at how customers are charged for water, sewer and stormwater services, and the amount we charge for service.

The last rate study was completed more than 20 years ago and much has changed since that time, including water use habits, average demand and peak day needs, available technology and switching to monthly billing to name a few. Given these changes, the study will help us evaluate pricing objectives such as revenue stability, conservation and affordability to ensure we can support our high-quality water, sewer and stormwater services well into the future.

The Utility Rate Citizen Committee was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer.  Learn more at  www.cityofgolden.net/URCC  including meeting times, agendas and information provided during each meeting.

Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board meets tonight,Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, the board will consider the following items:
  • CIP priorities discussion
  • Open Space tour and/or study session
  • Delong design process
Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizens Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
 
The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) will meet Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, CBAC will consider the following items:
  • Discussion of the 2018 CAFR
  • 2nd Quarter Financial Report
  • Financial Trends Monitoring System
  • Discussion of 2020 budget process
Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Planning Commission Meeting
 
Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following items:
  • A recommendation to City Council updating the definition of "Household" in order to make it easier to understand and more congruent with changing societal living arrangements.
  • Recommendations to City Council updating the existing regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units, primarily for those units located within principal structures (such as in the basement of a home), as well as a proposal to allow ADU's on duplex properties.

Following the regular meeting, Planning Commission will adjourn in study session.

 

Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Study Session
 
The Golden City Council will meet in study session Thursday, July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Council will learn about and discuss the following:
  • Staff will present the Council the draft Boards and Commissions Manual.
  • Introduction of the new Crosswalk Policy Manual.
  • City Council will receive an assessment of the Golden Fire Department from Fire Chief Welch.

Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

 

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.

Farmers Market veggies
Golden Farmers Market
 
Come to the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, July 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Find local produce, prepared foods, fresh flowers and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences and social gathering spaces every Saturday through October 5, 2019 (excluding Saturday, July 27 for Buffalo Bill Days) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
 
The Local Licensing Authority will meet Tuesday, July 23 at 2:30 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 .
Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) will meet Tuesday, July 23 at 6 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 .
Buffalo Bill Days
 
Get ready for Buffalo Bill Days next week, July 25 - 28!

Over the years the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun - it is now the largest community festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from surrounding communities who enjoy bringing their families to a wholesome, small-town community event.

This year's activities include Cody's Wild West, the "Best of the West" theme Parade, Muttin' Bustin', live music, a car show, a golf tournament, food and merchandise vendors and much more.

Don't miss the annual all you can eat GFD Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, July 27, 6 - 10 a.m.!

See a full schedule of activities, and learn more at  Buffalobilldays.com.
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:
  • July 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Blast Off in the History Park
  • July 24, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Viva Los Americanos! Colorado Volunteer Infantry in the Philippines, 1898-1899
  • August 14, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Your Family Came From Where?
  • August 17, 10 - 11 a.m. | Crafts at the Coop
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
Public Library brings free music downloads and streaming to Jeffco

Freegal Music
Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) has joined thousands of public libraries around the world by subscribing to The Freegal® Music Service from Library Ideas, LLC.


JCPL cardholders can now download and stream a select number of MP3-formatted tracks each month at no direct cost to them, paid for by the library's subscription.

The Freegal® Music service allows patrons to access a collection spanning over 15 million songs, music videos and audiobooks from more than 40,000 music labels worldwide including Sony Music, Epic, RCA, and Columbia. Freegal® Music also offers a completely rebuilt mobile app and website that utilizes modern application practices to ensure an easy-to-use and enjoyable experience. The free application is available for library cardholders and can be downloaded in the Apple® App Store and Google® Play.
Help Plan the Future of our Trail System
 
Help Jefferson County complete the first countywide trails plan!
 
The Jeffco Trails Plan is a collaborative effort between City of Golden   and other local agencies, parks and open space, and non-profit partners.

The plan will help us create a comprehensive trail system that unites the people, places, and possibilities of Jefferson County.
 
Visit the website to learn more about the project, take a quick survey, and provide your input using an interactive web map.
 

(Photo courtesy @Fleetfox13)
Current Projects
Street Closures
  • A station for carriage rides will be set up on the north side of 12th Street from Washington to Miners Alley, occupying parking lanes Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the summer from 4 to 8 p.m.
  • The closure of Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), has been extended until the beginning of August. Parking spaces will be lost during this time.
  • Parking lanes on 11th Street between Arapahoe and Washington will be closed until the end of July for repair from damage due to a water main break.
  • 17th Street between Washington Avenue and Jackson remains closed for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson St. The closure has been extended due to weather delays.
  • Ford Street between 13th and 15th will be reduced to one lane in each direction through July 17 for overhead utility work.
  • Elm Street to the old Briarwood building will have lane closures July 15-19 for potholing.
  • MOPAR closures on July 18 from 2 p.m. to midnight will impact the following streets:
  • Washington Ave. from 11th to 13 Streets
  • 12th Street from Prospector's Alley to Miner's Alley
  • 13th Street from Washington to Miner's Alley
Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete is currently working on 17th St. from Elm to Illinois, and Elm St from 19th St to 17th St. They will then begin work on Washington Ave and 10th St. They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take two weeks.

Please contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 if you have any questions.
Washington Complete Street Project

With all concrete and asphalt improvements complete, we are working on finishing landscaping and final punch list items. Final project acceptance and cleanup is anticipated to be complete by the end of July.  

Find more details on the project at  GuidingGolden.com.   Contact John Hardy 303-384-8195 with questions.