Weekly Digest June 11 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Transportation Master Plan Community Open House, TONIGHT!
The Golden Planning Division will host a Community Open House event regarding the Transportation Master Plan (TMP). A project vision, project goals and project objective were developed and now the City wants your input.

What do you think are the most important goals of the TMP? How should funding be prioritized? Which types of projects are most meaningful to the community?

Join us  tonight, June 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
Good To Be Golden!

Good to be Golden
Good To Be Golden is a new program to urge both shoppers and businesses to buy local at Golden retailers, services, and other businesses.
Through Facebook, Instagram and emails, Good To Be Golden will highlight the local business community, encouraging residents to support the local economy.
Good To Be Golden 
Please Contact Us!

We want to hear from you. Please follow Good To Be Golden and send business awareness ideas to GoodToBeGolden@cityofgolden.info. Call Robin Fleischmann at 303-384-8080 for more information.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet tonight, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, EdComm will consider the following items:
  • Holidaily Brewing economic incentive request.
  • Program updates
  • Communications updates
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Regular City Council Meeting
City Council will meet Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, City 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.
  • Council will consider a request to amend parts of Chapters 18.12, 18.28 and 18.40 of the Golden Municipal Code regarding Phase 1 of the lot and bulk standards for residential developments in the R-2 and R-3 zone districts. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request at this meeting.
  • Council will consider authorizing the issuance and sale of Certificates of Participation (COPs) to finance the purchase and renovation of the MillerCoors North Office Building into a Civic Center/City Hall.  The Ordinance establishes the parameters for the issuance and authorizes the Finance Director to complete the issuance and sale of the COPs within those parameters.
  • Council will continue a discussion from May 9, 2019 about a possible structure and focus for community improvements related to impacts from visitors to the community, as well as improvements to enhance the experience of residents and visitors alike. If Council decides to pursue a potential lodging tax to fund such a program, there would be a ballot question on an upcoming election. Council may provide further direction regarding the new program.
  • Council will consider a payment agreement with the owner of 825 North Ford Street to resolve a longstanding problem of two homes connected to a single water tap.
  • Council will receive an update on the additional information received on the Astor House proposals and to recommend next steps in the Astor House proposal process.
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Farmers Market
Come to the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, June 15, 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.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet Monday, June 17 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 .
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority will meet Tuesday, June 18 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
GURA and DDA Joint Open House
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) and the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a joint open house on Tuesday, June 18 at 6 p.m. to share information on their respective and mutual goals, projects and programs and to gather community input on capital investments.

Utility Rate Citizen Committee (URCC) Meeting
The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019. The Utility Rate Citizen Committee (URCC) was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer. 
The URCC will meet on Tuesday, June 18 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works / Planning Building, 1445 10th Street. The public is invited to attend. Find the meeting agenda and more information on the URCC webpage.
The group first met on February 19 and will continue to meet on the third Tuesday of the month through July.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
PorchLight Luncheon
PorchLight Luncheon
A Family Justice Center is soon opening to service Jefferson and Gilpin counties. More than 75 partner agencies will work together to provide coordinated services for victims and survivors of violence. 

In an effort to open the new Family Justice Center, a luncheon will be hosted on Wednesday, June 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the future home of PorchLight, 11100 W. 8th Ave., Lakewood.

 The theme of the luncheon is "Help us turn the lights on" and will feature presentations on the mission of the center, the path to the creation of PorchLight, and what the vision for the new center is once the doors open.

3rd Annual Golden Summer Jam
The 3rd Annual Summer Jam, sponsored by the Golden Civic Foundation, features live music, food and fun for all ages. 
The goal of this summertime event is to connect with Golden families and residents, promote community involvement and celebrate Golden's small town, friendly atmosphere.

When: June 27, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Where: Colorado Railroad Museum

The evening will feature live music by Dorado, Bowregard and The Great Salmon Famine, three bands with Golden connections. Attendees will also have the chance to explore the Colorado Railroad Museum's scenic, 15-acre railyard that is home to more than 100 locomotives, passenger cars and cabooses. Guests can enjoy a ride on the Galloping Goose Railway and also delight in the charm of a fully operational miniature garden railway.

Local non-profit partners will be on-site to offer family-oriented activities including the Colorado Mountain Club with their popular Bouldering Bus and a bouncy house provided by the Golden Backpack Program and The Drake Durkee Foundation. Food and beverage will be sold by New Terrain Brewing Co. (beer), Ace Liquor (wine), Bob's Atomic Burgers, the Crock Spot and Moontime Crepes food trucks.

Tickets to the Golden Summer Jam are $20 for adults and free for youth under 18 (maximum 2 free per family) and are  available online. Each adult ticket includes one complimentary New Terrain beer. Event proceeds will support the Golden Civic Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. All ticket sales are final and tickets to this event are non-refundable.
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:
  • June 14, 10 - 11 a.m. | Coop and Hive Tour
  • June 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Western Women through American Art
  • June 28, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Story Time with the Hens
  • June 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | June Homesteaders' Day
  • June 30, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Now You See It: Saving Your Family Photos 
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
Designated Mountain Bike Only Trail at White Ranch Park

Middle Longhorn Trail
After conducting a one-year pilot program at White Ranch Park, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) is officially designating a 0.9 mile section of Longhorn Trail as one way and mountain bike only as of June 19, 2019. The trail has been renamed Middle Longhorn Trail.

The 2018 Jeffco Resident Survey reflected that 75% of respondents were in favor of designating trails for a single type of use. In addition, the 2014-2019 JCOS Master Plan identifies the objective to evaluate different management types on existing trails. Based on these factors, JCOS decided to implement a pilot program to evaluate designated use trails.

The pilot program evaluated the challenges and benefits associated with designated use trails. During this time, Jeffco Open Space collected data, conducted surveys with all visitor types, and solicited feedback about visitors' overall experience on the trail.

During the one-year pilot program, compliance with the mountain bike only designation was approximately 98% and more than 80% of people surveyed were satisfied or in favor of the designation. JCOS also collaborated with the regional mountain bike community, who provided valuable insight and feedback. Based on this data and positive comments collected from visitors,  the decision was made to make the designation permanent.

Middle Longhorn Trail will be closed for light maintenance and water feature mitigation on June 17 and June 18. It will reopen on Wednesday, June 19 as an official mountain bike only trail.

To learn more about designated use trails in Jeffco Open Space parks, visit www.jeffco.us/3817/Designated-Use.

Current Projects
Street Closures
  • A dumpster will occupy the parking lane around 22nd and Illinois through June 17.
  • A station for carriage rides will be set up on the north side of 12th St. 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 and sidewalks may be impacted in the area of 831 Pine Ridge Rd. due to the installation of water and sanitary sewer services.
  • 17th Street between Washington Avenue and Jackson remains closed for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson Street. The closure has been extended due to weather delays.
  • A parking lane will be impacted during a new driveway cut at 223 Arapahoe through July 7.
Concrete Replacement Program

Fasik Concrete continues concrete work as part of the City's annual Concrete Replacement Program in the Brickyard and Hogback areas. Crews are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take three weeks. Please contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 if you have any questions.
Utility Replacement Program

The 2019 Utility Replacement program work will begin later this June. Please contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 if you have any questions.
Washington Complete Street Project

Paving from 2nd Street to 6th Street is complete and the road is again open. Striping, signage, landscaping, and pavement markings continue Remaining work (including ramps at Hwy 58 and dependent on weather as always) is scheduled for this week as well. We anticipate all phases of the project to be wrapped up by the end of June. 

Find more details on the project at  GuidingGolden.com.

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