Weekly Digest March 19 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Not all heroes wear capes...
Do you know a sustainability hero? Someone (or a business) who strives to create a greener Golden? Who cares about securing and sustaining a healthy, vibrant future for us and those who come after us? March 22 marks the deadline to submit a nomination for a Golden Sustainability Award. The City established the Sustainability Awards program in 2009 to recognize those special people in our community who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the City's sustainability goals. If you know someone who fits the description, visit our Golden Sustainability Awards page to learn more about the distinction and submit your nomination.

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and h ave a great week!

Your Friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
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 until around April 11.
Arapahoe Street 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 two 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. We have received an updated schedule from the contractor, and despite the many days lost to weather, the contractor is still showing completion within the contract time by early June.

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
Utility Rate Citizen Committee Meeting
The Utility Rate Citizen Committee will meet tonight, Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. in the Planning & Public Works building at 1445 10th St.

At the meeting this evening, the URCC will discuss the following items:
  • Review Golden's current rate structures
  • Receive an overview of a current water bill
  • Do a pricing objectives exercise
  • Consider what other utilities do
  • Look at Golden's utility customer characteristics

See the meeting agenda for more information.


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 Council Chambers at 911 10th St.

At the meeting, the board will consider the following items:
  • Upper Washington Ave open space study presentation
  • Museum deaccession notification
  • Lubahn Trail update
  • Fees and charges exercise review
For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) will meet Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 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.

For more information, contact Robin Fleischmann, Redevelopment Specialist,  rfleischmann@cityofgolden.net or 303-384-8080.
Planning Commission Study Session
The Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will discuss the following items:
  • Findings from the Transportation Master Plan (TMP) public outreach and mobility audit will be discussed. The TMP consultants will present their ideas for community priorities for the plan and consider feedback from Planning Commission and City Council.
  • Staff will present the results of the R-2 Zoning Survey and resulting staff recommendations. Discussion will continue at the April 3 study session before next steps are recommended.
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
City Council Meeting & Study Session
Golden City Council will meet Thursday, March 21 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.
  • Mayor Marjorie Sloan will sign three proclamations: National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 7 - 13, 2019; National Volunteer Week, April 7 - 13, 2019; National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 8 - 12, 2019
  • City Council will appoint the Golden representative to the Jefferson County Corrections Board, due to a recent vacancy.
  • City Council approved the preliminary plat for the Shelton subdivision on January 25, 2018. The final plat will finalize lot lines and dedicate certain easements. Council will hold a public hearing for this item.
  • City Council will conduct a public hearing to consider establishing a 120-day temporary moratorium on the processing and approval of certain residential land use applications, affecting duplex and multi-family dwelling structures. 
Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn into study session to discuss the Astor House proposals received during a recent RFP process.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, March 26 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
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.
Water-wise Seminar:  Plant Selection for a Water-Wise Landscape

What does "xeric" mean and how much water do these plants really need? Kenton Seth of Paintbrush Gardens will show you how to distinguish between the barely rugged dryer-growing plants at the garden center and those that thrive with literally no irrigation, and how to use both in your Golden yard to best effect. 

When: April 17, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St.
Learn more and register online.
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.
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
City Tree Sales - varieties still available but going fast!

Northern Catalpa Tree
The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is offering a diverse mix of deciduous tree species to Golden residents through our annual spring tree sale. All trees will come in seven gallon pots and are $65 plus tax. Quantities are limited and about more than half of the trees have already sold, but trees in five varieties are still available:
  • Northern Catalpa
  • Kentucky Coffetree
  • Bur Oak
  • English Oak
  • China Snow Tree Lilac
Customers may order no more than three trees. Purchases may be made at the Golden Community Center and will be sold through April 15, or while supplies last. Proof of residency is required.

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.

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