Weekly Digest - March 12 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
More snow on the way!
 
Snow Plow Ride along video
While today has been beautiful with a hint of warm spring weather in the air, more snow is headed our way tomorrow. Heavy snow and strong, gusty winds are forecast to develop over most of northeast Colorado Wednesday afternoon. Be prepared and stay off the roads if you can! But if you can't, our snow plows will be ready for action, working to keep Golden's streets as clear as possible. If you're curious, see the Snow Removal Route Maps on our Maps page.

While you're planning your snow day, scroll down to have a look at what else is happening in Golden. 

H ave a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Utility Rate Citizen Committee

The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019. We are looking at how customers are charged for water, sewer and stormwater services, and the amount we charge for service.

The last rate study was completed more than 20 years ago and much has changed since that time, including water use habits, average demand and peak day needs, available technology and switching to monthly billing to name a few. Given these changes, the study will help us evaluate pricing objectives such as revenue stability, conservation and affordability to ensure we can support our high-quality water, sewer and stormwater services well into the future.

The Utility Rate Citizen Committee was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer. The group first met on February 19 and will meet once a month through July. The next meeting is March 19.

Learn more at www.cityofgolden.net/URCC including meeting times, agendas and information provided during each meeting.

Contact Anne Beierle at 303-384-8153 for more information.

Ulysses and 10th Ave. Subdivision Utility Work

Overhead to underground electric utility work is being done for the new subdivision at Ulysses and 10th Ave. One lane of traffic will be closed from March 11 to approximately April 11.
2018 - 2019 Water Tank recoating project

The coating project (and related repairs) on the 6400 tank are complete and this week the tank was put back into service. The extra work at the tank means that we won't have time to move to the 6200 tank this spring because we need to have it in service when irrigation season starts. Because of our experience with the 6400 tank, crews did drain the 6200 tank and complete a comprehensive inspection which identified some rafter deterioration similar to what we saw on the 6400 tank. We will bring a comprehensive change order to council this fall to address the additional work with the intent of doing repairs and recoating on the 6200 tank this winter.

Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 for more information.
Arapahoe Street Temporary Closure

Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), is closed for construction activities. The closure will last about another three weeks. Parking spaces will also be lost during this time.

17th Street Extended Closure

The closure of 17th St. between Washington Avenue and Jackson Street for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson St. has been extended to the end of March.
Washington Complete Street Project

Road work continues on North Washington - weather permitting. The road will be closed to through traffic for the duration of this phase of work. There will be a one-way access lane north-bound for residents who live and must park within the closure. The road will be closed from 2nd St. to 6th St. with a signed detour via Hwy 58 and Hwy 93. With recent weather, progress has slowed. We anticipate paving the south-bound lanes and switching traffic onto the new road in the next week, weather pending.

Find more details on the project at GuidingGolden.com.

Contact John Hardy 303-384-8195 or Dan Hartman 303-384-8150 with questions.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet tonight, Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.
  • Golden Chamber of Commerce status update
  • Go Farm economic incentive request
  • Program update
  • Communications
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
North Neighborhoods R-2 Zoning Amendments Discussion
 
The Planning Division is currently conducting a public outreach process regarding possible new development regulations for R-2-zoned properties in north Golden. 

Staff's recommendations will be presented to the community on Thursday, March 14 in a formal presentation. This presentation will be held in the City Council Chambers from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Additionally, staff's recommendations will be discussed by the Planning Commission in a study session to be held on March 20.

For more information on the topic, please visit  www.GuidingGolden.com.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
 
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet Monday, March 18 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, March 19 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

See the meeting agenda for more information on licenses under consideration at this meeting.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
JEFFCO Public Schools Parent Resource Fair Night for Children with Special Needs
 
Come out to  Fletcher Miller Special School at 200 Kipling St., Lakewood, on March 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. to learn about the resources available in Jeffco Public Schools for children with special needs.
Utility Rate Citizen Committee Meeting
 
The Utility Rate Citizen Committee will meet Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. in the Planning & Public Works building at 1445 10th St.

For information, visit our Utility Rate Citizen Committee page.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
 
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Community Center, 1470 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Business Panel for Non-profits
 
Are you a business or nonprofit looking to connect? Coors, NREL, Bob's Atomic Burgers, Connect Workspace, Powder 7, and Wells Fargo will discuss their approaches to corporate philanthropy and collaboration with Golden nonprofits. Join the discussion on Wednesday, March 20 at 12 p.m. in Council Chambers.

The objectives of the panel are to: 1) Help businesses and nonprofits in Golden get to know one another better; 2) Identify collaborative or partnership opportunities; 3) Explore tools that our community could use to connect businesses to nonprofits; and 4) Explore ways to
track the volunteer hours that businesses and residents provide to nonprofits. Panelists include Bob's Atomic Burgers, Connects Workspace, Coors, NREL, Powder 7 and Wells Fargo.

Please RSVP by March 15 to Robin Fleischmann, Redevelopment Specialist,  rfleischmann@cityofgolden.net or 303-384-8080.
Helluva Service Event - Have a project?
 
Helluva Service Event
On April 20, 8 a.m to 1 p.m., the Colorado School of Mines will be hosting the annual Helluva Service Event, a student-driven day of service for the City of Golden. This is a day devoted to giving back to the community by CSM students. At the Helluva Service Event, students from all across campus will come together to complete various service events throughout the Golden community with organizations and individuals ranging from open space and public parks to local businesses and community members. The students of CSM anticipate making this an annual tradition as a means of supporting the community while establishing a positive connection between the school and other organizations throughout the city.
 
If you have a project that you would like CSM students to participate in, visit the sign-up sheet at https://bit.ly/2TsC5xV. For more information, visit the Helluva Service Event website.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact  helluvaserviceevent@gmail.com or  cchengsiew@mines.edu.
Town & Gown Book Club
 
Join in on an exhilarating tour into the inner cosmos that generates your reality. The Town and Gown Book Club event is back for a second year. 

Grab a copy of  The Brain: The Story of You  by David Eagleman. A renowned neuroscientist, Eagleman takes readers on a journey into their thoughts, actions, and beliefs to answer the mysterious questions of our existence.

The Town and Gown Book Club meets at noon on Wednesday, April 17 in the Boettcher Room of the Arthur Lakes Library on the Mines campus, at the intersection of 14 th and Illinois Streets.

Registration for this free luncheon event commits you to read  The Brain: The Story of You in preparation of the discussion. Please  RSVP by Sunday, April 7.
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:
  • March 27, 9 - 10 a.m. | Meet the Chicks!
  • April 4, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | What's Cooking in the Archives? A Food Historian's View of Colorado Culinary Literature
  • April 13, 10 - 11 a.m. | Egg Coloring with Natural Dyes
  • April 18, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Moving West: Who Moved to California in the 1930s and Why
  • April 22, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | How the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings Changed Baseball and America
  • April 26, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Story Time with the Hens
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
Nominate a Sustainability Hero

Do you know someone, or possibly a business, in our community that strives to create a greener Golden? Now is your chance to recognize these individuals by nominating them for a Golden Sustainability Award. The City of Golden's Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) is looking for nominations for the following categories:
 
* Student
* Individual
* Business
* Community Group
 
Nominations are open through March 22. City Council will present the awards in celebration of Earth Day in April.
 
Learn more about the Golden Sustainability Awards. To nominate someone or a group for a Sustainability Award, fill out and submit the  online nomination form.
Last Chance to Apply for Golden Boards Vacancies!

March 13 is the deadline to apply for a position on Golden's various Boards and Commissions. This is a great way to not only serve your community, but also have a say in how decisions are made.
 
Golden City Council is recruiting applicants to fill expiring appointments to the Downtown Development Authority, Fire Pension Board, Parks, Recreation & Museums Advisory Board, Economic Development Commission, Public Art Commission and one appointment to Visit Golden, representing a merchant business or attraction, or with demonstrated marketing expertise.
 
To find out more about the board and commission application process, visit our How to Apply for Boards & Commissions page.
 
If you are interested in applying, you will need to complete the application form. You may be considered for up to three different boards on one application - be sure to rank your preference on the application before submitting.
 
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Be sure to save the date for interviews, scheduled for the City Council meeting on Thursday, April 4. If you have questions, contact the City Clerk's Office at 303-384-8014, 303-384-8015 or clerks@cityofgolden.net.
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.

Fossil Trace Work
Garden in a Box Now on Sale

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Visit
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