Weekly Digest June 4 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Transportation Master Plan Community Open House
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 needs citizen 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 on Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
Monday - now a great day for bike ride!

The Golden Bike Library is now open every Monday, now through Labor Day! 
That means you now have five days a week, Thursday through Monday, to enjoy a free two-hour ride around town, or to rent a bike for just $10 for the entire day! The friendly folks at the library will help adjust the bike to your size, and send you off with a lock and a helmet and directions if you need them.

The Golden Bike Library is located behind the Golden Visitor's Center (1010 Washington Ave.) right on the Clear Creek path. You can either go there to rent on the spot, or reserve a bike in advance. 

Visit www.goldenbikelibrary.com to learn more about the program and reserve your bike.

CodeRED Emergency Alerts

If you haven't signed up for the CodeRED Emergency Alert system, registering is easy. The CodeRED system allows state and local agencies to deliver geo-targeted, time sensitive information to individuals who have registered to receive alerts. Notifications can be sent via email, SMS, voice, mobile app push notifications IPAWS and more depending on the severity of the situation.  CodeRED automatically reaches out to all landline registered residential and business phones, but people need to register their mobile devices to receive the notifications. 

Jefferson County residents can learn more and register online.  
Upcoming Events
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Study Session
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet at Norman D Park this evening, June 4 at 6 p.m., and walk to open space entering the curve of N. Ford, just south of Alaska Street.
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, following public comment, Planning Commission will adjourn into Study Session to consider the following items:
  • Commission will continue their conversation from May 15th with regard to staff recommendations for Phase 2 R-2 zoning updates, with the goal of determining next steps on the path to Council adoption of these additional R-2 code amendments.
  • As time allows, Commission will have initial discussions on potential code changes related to: vehicle access patterns; flexibility within the ADU size standards; definition of household size.
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet Thursday, June 6 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following items:
  • Emily King - Art in Your Park brochure
  • Arts Week Open House planning
  • Miner Statue relocation
  • Run and Fly promotion
  • PAC Committee reports
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 8, 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 space 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.
Kids' Bike Rodeo
Get a safe start to summer! The City of Golden is partnering with Bicycle Colorado for a Kids' Bike Rodeo. The event will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coors Tek parking lot on the corner of 10th and Jackson Streets (across the street from Parfet Park).

Children do not need to bring bikes, but should bring helmets if they have them. Bicycle Colorado will assist with proper helmet fitting for children. This is a great opportunity for children to learn safety techniques. Bike rodeos are recommended for children ages 4 to 13. Bicycles and striders will be provided. Children can come anytime and go through the course as many times as they like!

The event is completely free.

For more information, contact Nick Eagleson at 303-384-8096 or by email at  neagleson@cityofgolden.net.
Golden Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.
Next Monday, June 10, at 6 p.m. learn about Animal Safety with the Golden Police in the Fire Department Training Room, 911 10th St.
Classes are free but seating is limited, so reserve your spot in advance.
Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet Monday, June 10 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 .
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet Tuesday, June 11 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 .
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
Lions Park Playground is now open

Lions Park playground updates
After several delays caused by Mother Nature, we are happy to announce that the Lions Park playground safety updates are now complete, and the area is open for use. The fencing around the playground will come down tomorrow, but you can access the park amenities now.

Among the improvements is a new slide and resurfacing of the playground area.

Little players probably won't notice a difference, but the grown-ups watching them swing, play and slide can take comfort knowing the playground is safer than ever for the kiddos.

Thanks for your patience!
Garden in a Box B.Y.O.G. (Build Your Own Garden) Plant Sales
BYOG Plant Sale
Want to save water on your landscape this summer? Or need to fill a few gaps in your garden? The City of Golden partners with Resource Central, a local non-profit that is hosting four B.Y.O.G. (Build Your Own Garden) Plant Sales this month where you can customize your very own water-wise garden by mixing and matching your favorite low-water plants!
  • Up to 40% off local nursery prices (per plant).
  • More than 24 varieties of water-wise perennials to choose from.
  • All plants are bee-safe, organic, and locally grown in Colorado.
Stop by 1 (or more) of 4 regional locations: 
  • Friday, June 7: 12 - 5 p.m. in Boulder @ 6400 Arapahoe Rd
  • Saturday, June 8: 8 a.m. - 1 pm in Boulder @ 6400 Arapahoe Rd
  • Saturday, June 15: 12 - 3 p.m. in Greenwood Village at the City Hall OR Fort Collins at Front Range Community College in the South Parking Lot
For more info: Call 303-999-3820 x222 or go to resourcecentral.org/gardens/perennial-plant-sale.
Work for the City of Golden

The City of Golden has many employment opportunities available right now, including lots of options for anyone looking for summer seasonal work.

Have a look at all the positions currently available at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/goldenco

Current Projects
Street Closures
  • 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.
  • The closure of Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), has been extended due to weather delays. Parking spaces will be lost during this time.
  • 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 in mid-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 was completed and the road has been re-opened. 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.