June 20, 2017 Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Welcome to Summer!

Balloon over Golden
We've already had a few hot days, but officially, today is the first day of summer!

Summers in Golden are hard to beat. From the Farmers Market every weekend to strolls along Clear Creek and shopping and al fresco dining. But if you live here - you know all this!

The monthly Golden Cruise happens in one week, with a King Arthur's Court theme. Colorado Bike to Work Day is also coming up, so if you haven't registered for that already, scroll down for info and a link.

Keep reading to see what all is happening in Golden, and try to keep cool (maybe a visit to the Splash?).

Happy summer!

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Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
 
There are going to be many changes coming quickly. The Eastbound off-ramp from US 6 will re-open next Monday along with a traffic switch to the final alignment of 19th Street west of the interchange. With this change, the stop sign on the west side of the lid for cars going uphill on Westbound 19th onto the Eastbound US6 on-ramp will be removed. There will still be stops for the off-ramp and going downhill, eastbound on 19th Street. This represents the final traffic control configuration for this location. Please be careful when approaching from the west because traffic heading onto Eastbound US 6 will not stop. About two weeks later, around July 10th, the westbound on ramp from 19th Street will close for at least two weeks.
 
The pedestrian area approaching the lid will narrow to 5 feet on Wednesday the 21st, and soon after, the pedestrians will be moved to the permanent trail over the middle of the lid by a temporary asphalt connection. This will be midway across the lid and to the west.
 
Most of the grading is complete for the westbound lane of 19th and the sidewalk from Elm to the Westbound US 6 on ramp. Water line extension to tie in to the line coming across the lid will begin from about halfway between Elm and the westbound on-ramp will start early next week. Final connection to the line over the lid will occur when the westbound on-ramp is closed. Sidewalk, curb and gutter on the north side will begin after the waterline is completed.
 
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues. Park only in designated areas if you are accessing the landing field or Chimney Gulch Trail. Excess material from this area is being used to fill medians.
 
Irrigation and lighting work continues on the lid, as well as lighting under the bridge.

There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and is an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

Watch twitter @LinkingLookout for closure notices.

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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.
2017 Street Improvements

Martin Marietta has begun full reconstruct paving operations on Arapahoe St. from 2nd St. to the dead-end. Work should be completed up by the end of the week.
2017 Concrete Replacement

Fasick is replacing concrete in various locations citywide. The largest impacts being the Southridge and Heritage Dells neighborhoods.
Ford Street Storm Sewer

Work will begin on Ford St. from 24th to 14th on Wednesday the 21st to replace deficient inlets and pipe in advance of paving operations. Work is expected to take approximately 3 weeks with alternating lane closures.
2017 Utility Replacement

Sewer main replacement on W. 4th Ave and Pike St is complete.  Water main replacement will now be on hold for several weeks as the contractor fulfills other obligations
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements and upgrades continue citywide. There are approximately 104 meters left, most of which need residents to make appointments to schedule the change.

Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 to schedule your replacement appointment or with questions regarding this project.

All final meter replacements will be done by the City.

More than 700 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Upcoming Events
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet on June 20 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the Board will conduct the following:
  • Calvary Church Discussion
  • Single Track Sidewalks Pilot Project Proposal discussion
  • Ulysses Memorial Art Donation Discussion
  • CIP Discussion
  • Special Interest Request Process Discussion
  • Lion's Club Vanover Park Pavilion Project Discussion
  • By-Laws Discussion 

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

Planning Commission Study Session
 
The Planning Commission will meet on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will discuss the existing noise ordinance with Code Enforcement staff and consider potential changes to recommend to Council.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
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.
Golden Bike Cruise - King Arthur's Court!
 
Golden Bicycle Cruise
Pump up your tires and polish Excalibur, the Golden Bike Cruise is heading out to slay some dragons and rescue some damsels (or be rescued by damsels?!) The theme of the Golden Bike Cruise this month is King Arthur's Court, happening next Tuesday, June 27

For those unfamiliar with the event, the cruise takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, from May through September, and starts in the parking lot next to the Golden Library. The cruise has grown over the years and the addition of beer, food and live music have made the event a definite favorite with locals.

Sponsored by the Golden Community Commons, the event starts at 6 p.m. with live music this month from Sun Time Hannah, local brews from New Terrain Brewery and food provided by Bob's Atomic Burgers. Bring canned goods for a chance to win prizes and giveaways. Each month has a different theme - and it's all about King Arthur's Court this month (costumes encouraged)! At 7 p.m. the bicycle cruise departs, looping through parks and neighborhoods on the bike trails.

For more details, visit  Facebook.com/thegoldencruise.
Colorado Bike to Work Day
 
Leave your keys at home and don't spend a cent to fill up the gas tank. Wednesday, June 28 is Colorado Bike to Work Day and local residents are encouraged to bike or walk to work.

The City of Golden is supporting the statewide event by rewarding residents who choose to use bicycling or walking to travel to their workplace. Visit the City of Golden Bike to Work Day station at 10th & Washington in front of the Visitor's Center from 6:30 to 9 a.m. to enjoy food, refreshments and giveaways.

Don't have a bike? Reserve one through the Golden Bike Library at  goldenbikelibrary.com, or pick one up that day by visiting the Bike Library building behind the Visitor's Center.

For information on additional Bike to Work stations, events, group rides and routes, visit  biketoworkday.us.

Golden Summer Jam

Sponsored by the Golden Civic Foundation, Golden Summer Jam is fun evening for the whole family featuring performances from several all-ages bands with ties to Golden, including the Skeleton Dolls, Thunder & Rain, and Weatherbee and the Gnarbillys.  Food and drink will be available for purchase.

This new summertime event, happening July 14, was created with the idea of connecting Golden families and residents, and promoting community involvement while celebrating Golden's small town, friendly atmosphere.

Tickets to the Golden Summer Jam are $15 for adults and free for children under 18 (admission for up to two children is free per family). Please note that there are a limited number of tickets that can be purchased so be sure to  register early

Each adult ticket comes with a free Colorado Native Pilsner beer thanks to AC Golden's generous sponsorship.


Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - June 20 - 27
 
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - June 20 & 27, 4 p.m.
  • Book Group: Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas - June 20, 6 p.m. 
  • Build a Comic with Pop Culture Classroom - June 21, 3 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 and up) - June 22, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (kids under 6) - June 23, 11 a.m.
  • Build a Better World...with LEGO! Party - June 23, 2 p.m.
  • Teens After Hours: Minecrafters Meetup (ages 10 to 18) - June 23, 5 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (kids under 6) - June 24, 11 a.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (adults) - June 25, 2:30 p.m.
  • LibLab: Puff Rockets and Paper Airplanes - June 26, 3 p.m. 
  • Fundamentals with Fran! Reading, Writing and Penmanship Mastery, for Kids! - June 26, 4 p.m.
  • iPad Basics - June 27, 2 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Access still restricted on Clear Creek due to safety concerns

As of last week, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader and the Golden Police Department are limiting waterway activities on Clear Creek. These temporary restrictions apply to Clear Creek in unincorporated Jefferson County, as well as those portions of Clear Creek within the City of Golden, including Vanover Park.

Water activities prohibited by the order include all single-chambered air inflated devices such as belly boats, inner tubes and single chambered rafts, as well as "body-surfers" and swimming.

Kayaks, paddle boards (SUP), whitewater canoes and multi-chambered professionally guided rafts and river boards are exempt, but are encouraged to observe extreme caution due to the safety concerns surrounding swift moving water and floating debris. All of the above users and occupants must have the use of a Type I, Type III, or Type V Coast Guard approved paddling life jacket and a water use designed helmet.

Violators may be issued a summons for a class 2 petty offense, punishable by a fine of one hundred dollars. These restrictions will be strictly enforced in an effort to minimize the risk to those using the waterway. These temporary water restrictions will remain in effect until water levels decrease.
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.
Stay Green, Save Blue with a Free Sprinkler Inspection!
 
sprinkler inspections
Are you struggling to wrap your head around that hefty summer water bill? The City of Golden and the Center for ReSource Conservation can help with a free irrigation inspection. We'll run a few tests to check your sprinklers' efficiency and diagnose any problems your system might have. At the end you'll receive a customized watering schedule designed to reduce water usage and keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all summer long!

Inspections last about 90 minutes, but could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. It's easy to sign up and get long-lasting and money-saving results! Simply call (303) 999-3824 or sign up at conservationcenter.org/sprinkler to schedule.