Weekly Digest - June 6, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
IMPORTANT Information About Traffic on US 6!

In the June edition of the Golden Informer, we stated that by now, traffic would already be driving on US 6.  Mother Nature wasn't good to us with blizzards and hail storms!  So the official opening is now THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON, June 8. 

With the good news comes some bad.  Although US 6 will finally be open for through traffic, there will be a  two week closure of the eastbound US 6 off ramp at 19th Street starting June 12.  Please check out the details in the Linking Lookout section below.

Thanks for your patience as we finalize the Linking Lookout project!

Your friends from the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
The phase 4 traffic switch date is this Thursday June 8th in the afternoon. This phase will move US 6 through traffic on to the new pavement under the lid.
The two-week eastbound US 6 off ramp closure is scheduled to begin June 12th. Traffic looking to come into Golden from the north along 93 or from out of the canyon will need to use SH 58 to Washington Ave. If you forget and end up at the closed ramp your best option is to go to Heritage Rd. and do a U turn with the traffic light. As always, watch for details on the Linking Lookout page will have up to date information.
Cleaning, striping and impact attenuators are being completed under the lid in preparation of the Thursday traffic switch.
Concrete curbs and medians are mostly finished, we are pouring concrete aprons behind the curbs medians are being fill with planting soil in preparation for landscaping and irrigation and installation. The contractor plans to work this Saturday to complete the aprons.
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues weather permitting. 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 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.
Hailstorm Recovery

Since the hailstorm of May 8, the Building Department has been inundated with questions from homeowners on how best to initial repairs. The best way to get started is to check on the Municipal Status of your home. In other words, will your permits be through the City of Golden or Jefferson County? To check to see if an address is in the city limits of Golden, go to the Jefferson County Address Wizard and look under Municipal Status.

Also, we have put information on the City of Golden Building webpage with links to documents that will help get you started, whether you have a roof to repair or windows or siding to replace.
ALL contractors doing business within the city limits MUST be registered with the City of Golden!!!
Street Improvements

Martin Marietta is scheduled to begin paving Arapahoe Street from 2nd Street to the dead end on Monday, June 6, weather permitting.
2017 Concrete Replacement

Fasick is replacing concrete city-wide in advance of upcoming paving operations.  Currently they are working on:
-- 10th Street from Washington Avenue to Cheyenne Street
-- Cody Trail
-- Rubey Drive from Iowa to 5th Streets
44th Ave Trail

Concrete approaches and deck are being finished on the bridge deck. Trail should be completely opened later this week - weather permitting.
2017 Utility Replacement

Sewer main replacement on 7th is complete.  Water main replacement has begun on W. 4th Avenue and Pike Street. The contractor has several crews working on this project to complete it quickly.
44th Avenue Trail

Working to finish the concrete approaches and deck on the bridge deck.  Trail should be completely opened later this week -- weather permitting.

June mosquito control was completed.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements and upgrades continue citywide. There are approximately 150 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
Planning Commission Meeting
Golden Planning Commission will meet on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following:
  • A public hearing to review a proposed PUD Amendment, creating a new Official Development Plan to allow manufacturing as a use on the property.
  • Colorado School of Mines Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing to review a request to vacate City right of way, where no street currently exists, adjacent to 14th Street and Elm Street on the CSM campus.
Please see the meeting agenda for more information.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
City Council Meeting
City Council will meet on June 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, Council will consider the following:
  • Consent Matters - all items are considered routine and are enacted by one motion and one vote. Please see the  meeting agenda for a full list of all items under consideration.
  • Sustainability Update - Latest effort toward the Solar Ballot Initiative which would put a question on the November ballot to use land at the Rooney Road Sports Complex for installation of a photovoltaic solar energy system. Plus updates on other sustainability efforts.
  • Request to convey small parcel on Lookout Mountain
  • Approval of Appointment of CML Voting Representative

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

Golden Farmers Market
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 Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet on June 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

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 June 13 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
Colorado Mills Mall Job & Resource Fair
The City of Golden is proud to be part of the efforts to find jobs for all of the workers who were displaced by the hail storm which shut down Colorado Mills Mall indefinitely.  Here are the details on the job fair for displaced employees on Wednesday, June 7Register for the event here.
There are still many summer job openings in the City of Golden!! Visit www.cityofgolden.net/jobs for details.
Dig For Artifacts Right in our Own Back Yard
FREE opportunities for you to experience history during an exciting hands-on archeology dig in Golden!  Sign up for a one-hour tour of the site known as Magic Mountain, learn about what artifacts archeologists are searching for, and get your hands dirty using archaeology tools and techniques.  This is a project organized by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
Magic Moutnain is one of the most important archaeological sites on Colorado's Front Range.  The earliest artifacts date back to 5000 BCE, when the site would have served as camping grounds for mobile hunter-gatherer groups.
Tour Date Options
Saturday, June 10 through Friday, June 16
Monday, June 19 through Saturday, June 24
Time Slots
Tours begin on the hour between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Email Sarah.Fischer@dmns.org or coordinate dates and times for your visit.  For more information, visit dmns.org/magicmountain.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - June 6 - 13
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - June 6 & 13, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - June 6, 5:30 p.m.
  • Public Meeting-Turning 65? Confused about Medicare? - June 7, 2 p.m.
  • Build a Better World with Salida Circus - June 8, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up) - June 8, 5:30 p.m.
  • Teens After Hours: Clash of the Fandoms - June 9, 6 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - June 10, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: CoderDojo (ages 7 - 17) - June 10, 3:30 p.m.
  • Allen Karsh Photography Exhibit - June 11 - July 19
  • Fundamentals with Fran! Reading, Writing and Penmanship Mastery, for Kids! - June 12, 4 p.m.
  • Finding Legal Information Online - June 12, 5 p.m.
  • LibLab: Balancing Magic and Critter Capsules (ages 4-8) - June 13, 2 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle (adults) - June 13, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
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.
Time to Tune Your Lawn with a Free Sprinkler Inspection!
sprinkler inspections
Just like a car, your sprinklers need an occasional check-up! 

Get your system checked with a FREE sprinkler inspection by the Center for ReSource Conservation and the City of Golden  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.
C470 Trail Survey - Your Opinion is Wanted
Do you ride, run, roll or stroll the C-470 Trail adjacent to Golden?  Bicycle Colorado is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to conduct a community survey of C-470 Trail users and potential users to enhance CDOT's ongoing efforts to make Colorado the best state for bicycling.  The Survey closes June 10th and can be found here.