Weekly Digest - July 4, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Happy Independence Day!

All over the country, folks are celebrating Independence Day right now with picnics and barbecues and fun with friends and family. Golden does it right with a big festival in Lion's Park sponsored by the Lions Club. Head over if you haven't already, and enjoy the music, fun and festivities, then stick around for fireworks tonight, which should get started around 9:35 p.m. 

Right now, fireworks are still on, but things can change last minute if the wind kicks up or conditions change, so we'll try to keep you informed as things change on Facebook and Twitter.

However you choose to celebrate today, we hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July and a great week to follow! 

Your friends at the City of Golden
Upcoming Events
Fourth of July Festival

The tradition continues as the Golden Lions Club hosts a community celebration in Lions Park today, July 4 th! The fun kicked off at noon with free rides for kids, face painting, live music, and a large fireworks display in the evening (weather permitting of course!). The celebration is a day for families, friends and neighbors to get together at the beautiful park on 10 th Street to picnic or purchase food and drink and enjoy the festivities. If you haven't already, come out and join us now!

Raffle prizes will be given out all day long. For a dollar each or six tickets for five dollars, you get a chance to win one of about 200 prizes while helping support the work of Golden Lions Club. Printed on the tickets are coupons for discounts and prizes at participating merchants.

For more information, visit the Golden Lions Club website.
Fourth of July Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks
Help us celebrate Independence Day with a bang! The City of Golden will put on a fireworks display starting approximately 9:35 p.m. tonight, weather and conditions permitting. 

The fireworks can be best viewed from along the creek and the Lions Park Ballfields.

Follow us on  Facebook or Twitter  @CityofGolden to be the first in the know if a delay or cancellation is required due to wind or other unfavorable conditions. If the fireworks show does have to be canceled, it will be rescheduled at a later time.
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet on July 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For information on issues scheduled to be addressed at the meeting, please visit the  Planning Department Current Projects page.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet on July 6 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For information on issues PAC is currently considering, please visit the   Public Art Commission page.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Farmers Market veggies
Golden Farmers Market
Come out to the first Farmers Market of the season! Find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and social gathering space every Saturday, June 3 through Oct. 7 (excluding Saturday, July 29 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  www.GoldenChamber.org.
New Jeffco Superintendent meets the public

Dr. Jason Glass is officially taking the reins as superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools on July 1. He will be "hittin' the road" on Monday, July 10 to meet, talk with, and get to know some of the families in Jeffco. As he visits with the community, Dr. Glass has been asking three key questions: What should we keep doing? What should we stop doing? What should we start doing? He is interested in hearing from all facets of our district to help identify priorities to develop a plan to move the district forward and best serve students.

Superintendent Glass be in Golden from  1:30 to 2:30 at the Golden Community Center on July 10. For more information, visit our Community Calendar.

GURA Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet on July 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For information on issues GURA please visit the Golden Urban Renewal Authority page.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet on July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works building at 1445 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - July 4 - 11
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Bonfils Blood Drive - July 5, 10 a.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 and up) - July 6, 5:30 p.m. 
  • DIY Lab: Dissolving Science (kids under 6) - July 8, 11 a.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - July 8, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: CoderDojo - July 8, 3:30 p.m.
  • Fundamentals with Fran! Reading, Writing and Penmanship Mastery, for Kids! - July 10, 4 p.m.
  • High-Voltage Book Group (kids, Grade 3 - 6) - July 10, 4 p.m.
  • Build a Better World with Salida Circus - July 11, 2:30 p.m.
  • LEGO Play and Build - July 11, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (adults & teens) - July 11, 5:30 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - July 11, 6 p.m.

For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.

Around Town
2017 Curbside Appliance Pick-Up Program

The City of Golden now offers curbside appliance recycling to all single family and townhomes in Golden.
Acceptable appliances are limited to: washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, undercounter appliances such as ice makers, and freezers. Items not listed here are not allowed and will not be picked up.
Appliances should be set out in a driveway or in front or side areas of the yard not impeded by a fence or gate. Please do not place items in the street or sidewalk.
Each appliance must be clearly labeled, "for CITY OF GOLDEN RECYCLING".
Please call (303) 953-5800 and leave your NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, AND TYPE OF APPLIANCE FOR PICKUP.
Pickup is the following TUESDAY. Please place the item out by 8 a.m.
Seeking public feedback for a CSM Neighborhood Report

City Council and staff are seeking specific input and recommendations as to how the relationship of the buildings and uses along the edges of the CSM campus can meet the University's needs while respecting and enhancing the physical and social relationship with adjacent neighbors. If this relationship is something that concerns you, the City wants to hear from you! The final outcome of the public process is to provide a Colorado School of Mines Neighborhood Report to City Council for consideration in developing an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Colorado School of Mines.

To learn more about the process so far, including feedback received and the results of the last survey conducted, please visit our Colorado School of Mines Neighborhood Report page. And please take a few minutes to take the current survey, which will be open until July 10.
Volunteers Needed for Golden's Community Solar Ballot Initiative

Golden's Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is taking steps to bring a community solar garden to Golden. The first step in the process is for citizens to vote whether to add renewable energy as an allowable land use at the Rooney Road Sports Complex. While no specific solar garden project is under consideration at this time, if voters approve the use of renewable energy at the site, next steps will be to amend the current lease with Jefferson County and look for a favorable project. Learn more about the Community Solar Ballot Initiative at  www.cityofgolden.net/solargarden.
CSAB is recruiting volunteers to assist with community outreach and engagement for the ballot initiative. Volunteer recruitment parties will be held July 19 and Aug 2 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Community Center. Stop by to learn more about the Community Solar Ballot initiative and ways to get involved. Refreshments will be provided. Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to visit www.cityofgolden.net/solargarden and fill out the online volunteer recruitment form or email goldensustainability@cityofgolden.net
Should Golden offer broadband? Take our survey!

Based on feedback from several residents and businesses, the City of Golden is looking into the potential deployment of gigabit broadband throughout the community. The City believes that affordable high quality broadband is a critical service for quality of life in Golden, as is the case with roads, water, sewer, and electricity.
To determine whether or not the City should offer broadband services, the City is conducting  both a residential and a business Survey of Broadband Services. The survey was prepared by the City of Golden Broadband Task Force. The Broadband Task Force was formed shortly after the passage of the ballot initiative exempting the City from the constraints of Senate Bill 152. The Task Force consists of citizens of Golden with a range of technical and professional backgrounds.
The Residential Survey should only be completed if you are a resident within Golden city limits (not sure? Check the Jefferson County Address Wizard). The Business Survey should only be completed if your Business location is within Golden city limits.
Your input as a citizen of and/or a business within Golden is a very important component to the City's understanding of Broadband Services currently being provided. Your response will take only a few minutes and responses are anonymous.