Weekly Digest July 23 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Buffalo Bill Days is almost here!
Get ready for Buffalo Bill Days, kicking off this week, July 25 - 28.

Over the years, the celebration has expanded with more activities and multiple days of fun - it is now the largest multi-day festival held in Golden. The event draws many people from all over 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.

See a full schedule of activities, and learn more at  Buffalobilldays.com.
Golden Fire Department Pancake Breakfast
Who better to fire up the griddle than Golden's Firefighters! Don't miss out on their tasty pancakes and bacon. Invite your friends and family to join you on the morning of Saturday, July 27 from 6 to 10 a.m., at the Golden Fire Station, 911 10th St., to fuel up your belly before heading to the Buffalo Bill Days parade at 10 a.m.

The breakfast begins at 6 a.m. and lasts until just before the Buffalo Bill Days parade at 10 a.m. This is a great opportunity for you to get to meet Golden's first responders in a fun and interactive way. Last year, 55 members of the Golden Fire family helped out at the event, and they served around 1,700 people!

Purchase your tickets at the fire station ahead of time or the morning of the breakfast. Suggested donations are $8 for adults and $6 for kids under 12. Keep in mind that the biggest crowds are between 8:45 and 9:45 a.m., so try to come early. Funds raised at the breakfast go toward advanced training, equipment, and other support services for the mostly-volunteer Golden Fire Department.
Take the National Community Survey
You may have received a postcard in the mail indicating that you were one of 2,200 randomly selected residents who had the opportunity to tell us how you feel about Golden. But if you were not randomly selected, don't worry! You have the opportunity to give us your feedback as well. The online  National Community Survey is now available for anyone to take through August 2.

The City contracted with the National Research Center (NRC) in Boulder to conduct a community survey that will provide valuable information that will be used to measure our performance and inform future decisions. Results of the online survey will be calculated separately as this will be a self-selected group.

Thank you for participating - we value your input!
Upcoming Events
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) meets tonight,Tuesday, July 23 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Following the regular meeting, MTAB will adjourn to study session to discuss the following items:
  • Crosswalk manual update
  • Boards and commissions manual
  • 8th Street preliminary design discussion
  • Jackson Street crosswalk
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 .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) will meet Wednesday, July 24 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, CSAB will consider the following items:
  • 2019 Work Plan review and community outreach planning
  • Task Force process and recycling education event
  • 2019 budget revview
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 Regular Meeting
The Golden City Council will meet in on Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St. Please note the meeting will begin at a later time than usual this week due to Buffalo Bill Days activities.

During the meeting, Council will consider the following:
  • 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 will review a presentation from Public Works regarding the upcoming 2019 Public Works Citizen's Academy, planned for September 2019.
  • City Council will consider a tabled request from the owner of the vacant building at 1100 Washington Avenue for a revocable permit to allow outdoor seating in the City right of way consistent with Chapter 4.90 of the Municipal Code.
  • City Council will continue deliberation in the consideration of an application from Skitzo 17101 LLC to amend the zoning for the 27 acre property known as Golden Overlook, located near the interchange of I-70 and C-470, in order to allow the construction of a limited commercial use option (self-storage and "personal warehouse" units) as an alternative to the previously approved single household residential use, which is currently allowed by the Golden Overlook PUD zoning.
  • City Council will consider a request to amend parts of Chapters 17.40 17.70, and 18.28 of the Golden Municipal Code regarding Phase 2 of the lot and bulk standards for residential developments in the R-2 and R-3 zone districts.
  • This item comes before Council as a code language clean-up matter to update the name of the appropriate institution from Department of Institutions to Colorado Division of Youth Services, as written in Section 1.01.110(e) of the Golden Municipal Code.
  • City Council may consider a third amendment to the contract to purchase real estate known as 311 10th Street to address final refinement of purchase terms. The amendment will be reviewed at the meeting.
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
NO Golden Farmers Market This Week!
Please note, there will be no Farmer's Market this weekend due to Buffalo Bill Days!

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Golden Bicycle Cruise - Mustache Ride!
English, Handlebar, Chevron, Horseshoe, Pencil, Walrus...the options are endless, just make sure you've got something over your lip for the Golden Bicycle Cruise Mustache Ride next Tuesday, July 30!
Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews, while local band, Dorado, provides the music. Bob's Atomic Burgers will provide food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.
There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.
The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather Tuesday, July 30 at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library (1019 10th Street) for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.
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
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:
  • CANCELED: 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
  • August 29, 5:30 - 7 p.m. | Insider's Discovery: Tour of Golden History Park
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
Oregivers Service Event Needs Projects!
Oregivers Service Event
The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) has more than 1,000 incoming freshmen students ready to serve the Golden community... now they just need projects!

This is an opportunity for Goldenites to get some help with their personal, home, or business projects they haven't been able to do on their own. Raking leaves, repairing fences, painting... name the task and CSM will work to accommodate you.

Don't miss out on this opportunity! You have until Thursday, Aug. 15 to fill out the form and give details on your project. CSM volunteers will reach out to you to verify your project. You will see CSM students working throughout the community between noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18 for this annual event.
Colorado Classic Race Routes
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.
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
Washington Ave Storm Sewer Replacement Road Closure

Washington Ave at Hwy 93 is closed to replace a storm sewer crossing. This work takes 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 began yesterday, July 22 and is anticipated to take one week to complete. Business access and a detour will be in place via Iowa Street. 

With all concrete and asphalt improvements complete, crews are working on finishing landscaping and final punch list items for the Washington Complete Street project. Final project acceptance and cleanup is anticipated to be complete by the end of this month.

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

Please contact John Hardy at (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
One day road closure - 1750 Jackson

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.Contractor is scheduled to do the crane removal during the day - Wednesday, July 31. This will be a daytime closure of Jackson between 14th and 19th with a likely detour onto Washington.

Contractor will be notifying local impacted businesses.

Please contact Joe Puhr at 303-384-8115 if you have any questions.
Other 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.
Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete began work last week on Washington Ave from 10th St. to 11th St. and 10th St. from Cheyenne St. to Maple St. Next week they will start on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive. They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as making ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take 2 weeks.

Please contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 if you have any questions.
Utility Replacement Program

Sanitary sewer pipe rehabilitation is complete.

Water line replacement on 15th St. west of Arapahoe and 20th St. west of Ford began last week.
Please contact Les Major (303) 384-8170 if you have any questions.
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