City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Coronavirus Virtual Community Briefing 
and Live Q & A - Wednesday at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, March 25 at 6 p.m., join us for our second virtual community briefing on local efforts and decisions regarding COVID-19 with Mayor Laura Weinberg and City Manager Jason Slowinski. Join us for this virtual update and Q&A session on  GCO.tv , www.cityofgolden.net/Agendas, Comcast Channel 8/880 and  Facebook Live .

Please email your questions to COVID19@cityofgolden.net  by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

If you participate on Facebook live, you will have an opportunity to send in your questions as the Mayor and City Manager are talking.
Coronavirus information from COG

As the Coronavirus situation continues to unfold in our community, information changes quickly - we will continue do our best to keep you informed of those updates at www.guidinggolden.com/covid-19 . There you will find cancellations and closure information, updates from the county and state as we receive them, public safety messages, and specific messages from City departments on how they will manage business while offices are closed to the public. We also include ways you can help others in your community during this difficult time. The page is updated daily.

We have also recently launched a new page for people and businesses needing some economic assistance during this time of crisis at www.guidinggolden.com/helping-golden. The page is also a place for anyone interested in donating funds or volunteering their time to help.

Closures and cancellations extended

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) ordered all events and gatherings of more than ten people canceled or postponed until May 11th and ordered specific businesses to be closed to the public through April 30. The City of Golden is following all state public health guidelines and orders. ( covid19.colorado.gov)

The Mayor of Golden is encouraging businesses to implement work from home policies and to begin delivery of goods or curbside pickup to the greatest extent possible. Individuals are encouraged to engage in only those essential activities necessary to promote health and well-being such as getting groceries or carryout meals, obtaining medical supplies and medication, and engaging in outdoor activities as long as social distancing practices are followed.
A Message from Golden PD: When to call and when to report an accident online

Accident Alert
The Golden Police Department is on ACCIDENT ALERT until further notice in an effort to limit exposure to COVID-19 and maintain staffing for emergencies.

During this time, police will generally not be dispatched to property damage collisions where the vehicles are movable. There are exceptions - please see the guide to the right to to aid you in knowing when to call for a police response.

For those incidents that do NOT apply, an online report may be made through the online accident reporting tool.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we get through this trying time together.

 
Need to contact us?

Although City facilities are now closed to the public, we are still open for business. The main desk in City Hall, however, will no longer be manned, so we ask the public to please use the following contact list to reach the department with whom you need to speak:

City Manager's Office: 303-384-8011
Utility Billing: 303-384-8023
Sales Tax: 303-384-8024
City Clerk: 303-384-8014
Human Resources: 303-215-8891
Parks and Recreation: 303-384-8100
Municipal Court: 303-384-8006
Police Department (NON-emergency): 303-384-8045
Code Enforcement: 303-384-8045
Police Reports/Records: 303-384-8045
Fire Department: 303-384-8094
Communications: communications@cityofgolden.net
General City Email Address:  cityofgolden@cityofgolden.net

Thank you for your understanding as we all work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 
Food Assistance Available from BGoldN Fund

If you are in need of food assistance, meal pick-up is available at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses St. Prepackaged take-and-go breakfasts & lunches from local restaurants are  distributed at 9 a.m. and again at 1 p.m., Monday - Friday (no weekends). Just show up. First come, first-served in drive-up fashion in front of the school.

For those unable to leave the home and under financial stress, email BGoldNcity@gmail.com or call 720-432-5048 with your name, phone number and address. The delivery service is ONLY for those who are UNABLE to leave their homes. Anyone who is underserved and IS ABLE to leave the house will receive their meals at Bell Middle School.

DONATIONS NEEDED

Read more about this innovative program, and please donate if you can .
COVID-19 Community Response Fund

Golden Civic Foundation
Set up by the Golden Civic Foundation, the Community Response Fund will award grants to local front-line non-profit organizations for rapid deployment to support the most critically impacted members of the Golden Community.

Your much-needed donations to the Community Response Fund will assist community members struggling with access to food, housing, and other financial burdens during the pandemic, as well as economic recovery following the crisis.

DONATIONS NEEDED


During this time of crisis in our community, v olunteers of all kinds are needed, from food pantry help to administrative help to delivering food. 

The Neighborhood Rehab Project is helping organize the assistance, and matching volunteer skills to community need.  Please sign-up to volunteer  and make a difference in our community.
Grab n Go Meals Available for Children 1 to 18

Jefferson County Public Schools is offering "Grab and Go" meals for children ages 1 - 18. These meals are available at no cost to help mitigate the community impact of missing food services in schools. Each person will be required to be present to pick up their own meals.

Grab n Go Meals


Support our local economy by eating at your favorite restaurant & shopping at your favorite stores!

Eat out - in!
During the state-mandated 30-day closure of dine-in services and bars, help support the local economy while enjoying a night out -- in!
 
Many local restaurants are remaining open but offering take-out, curbside pickup and delivery options instead of dine-in meals.

Find a list at Visitgolden.com/takeout-takeover-golden and let someone else do the cooking tonight!

Shop local!
Small businesses need your help more than ever right now. Go to  www.visitgolden.com/things-to-do/shopping/support-local for a list of businesses and ideas of how you can continue to support local retail, services, and cultural organizations without going inside.
Sales Tax Help available for Local Businesses

Business sales taxes were due on March 20, 2020. However, if you reach out to the City's Finance Department before March 31, 2020, we will offer additional options for businesses to file sales tax payments to assist businesses struggling with cash flow: 1) businesses can set up payment plans for sales tax payments due, and 2) waive any penalties associated with failure to pay on time. 

Businesses should contact the Finance Department sales tax at 303-384-8024.
Golden Community Center closure & information for Pass Holders

Golden Community Center
As the spread of COVID-19 continued to gain momentum, the Golden Community Center proactively closed on March 14 to minimize gatherings and help employees and the public distance themselves from each other. 

On March 16, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a public health order to close gyms and other public gathering spaces for 30 days to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The order has since been extended into April and may be extended further as the situation progresses. 

The public health order will help the state slow and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado communities. In keeping with that order, the Golden Community Center will now be closed until further notice. All classes, programs, rentals and events are cancelled during this time.

Information for Pass Holders
  • If you have an Annual Pass to the Golden Community Center, your pass is currently suspended and will be extended for the length of the closure.
  • If you have a Monthly Pass, your pass is currently suspended. We will not process any additional monthly payments until after we are able to reopen. In addition, a credit for the second half of March will be applied to your next monthly payment.
Refunds for classes, programs and events scheduled during this time will be issued in the form of credit to your household account. We ask for your patience with us as we will be processing a much higher volume of refunds than normal and it may take longer. Additional information for specific ongoing programs will be sent to registrants in the coming days.
Around the Community
Heart of Golden 2020: The Refining phase is still moving forward!
 
While the second scheduled Refining Feedback Workshop had to be canceled due to efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the project is still moving forward and we need your feedback!

During the first Refining Workshop on March 11, three design options were presented. The designs are meant to help visualize what different options would look like. All three options are available for your review online at www.guidinggolden.com/heart-of-golden-refining. We want to hear your feedback on what key features you like and would put in your ultimate design of the corridor.

While you're looking at the design options, please take the surveys as well to help us understand how you prioritize the key features. 
US Census 2020
U.S. Census 2020 - Everyone counts!
 
Census 2020 officially kicks off in April. There are many ways to participate, including online! 

Should I count college students at home due to school closures? Do I need to worry about Census workers showing up at my door?

Get all of the details at 2020Census.gov or GuidingGolden.com/2020-census.
City Council Virtual Meeting
 
While most City-hosted meetings have been canceled through the end of the month, City Council will meet virtually on Thursday, April 23, 6:30 p.m.

Tune in to Comcast Channel 880 or  GCO.tv to watch the meeting live, or to our Agendas and Meetings page on the City of Golden website. If you have a question for City Council, email councilcomments@cityofgolden.net by 5 p.m. the day of the meeting.
Project Updates
Detention Pond Rehab Project

The Detention Pond Rehab Project is underway with preliminary survey staking and erosion control measures being installed. It is anticipated that earthwork and hauling will begin next week for the pond at the northwest corner of Iowa and HWY 93.

There will be minimal intermittent impacts to the adjacent sidewalk. Please contact Joseph Puhr jpuhr@cityofgolden.net with any questions or concerns.
Don't be fooled - it's not time to plant just yet!

Winter is not over yet, and while it may be tempting to take advantage of time at home and warm weather to start working on our yards, please remember that cold weather will return before spring planting. Long term Colorado residents usually use Mother's Day as a benchmark for turning on your outdoor irrigation and planting your summer garden.
8th Street Temporary Crossing Detour

The temporary trail crossing over the Church Ditch and connection to 8th Street will be a little challenging this week because the crossing area has been tightened for utility work. 
 
You will need to use the 8th Street West parking lot to connect to 8th Street and the trail for about a week. We recommend that riders dismount and walk through the area during this time.
Wipes Clog Pipes
Reminder from Public Works - Please watch what you flush!

Just a reminder from the Public Works Department:  With the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns at a high, many people are using wet wipes and paper towels and may be tempted to flush them. 


Please, DO NOT FLUSH WET WIPES of any kind, NOR PAPER TOWELS down the toilet. Neither breaks down as sufficiently as toilet paper and could cause backups for the city's sewer system. Even wipes that claim to be "flushable" are not safe.

Street Closures
  • The closure of 17th St. between Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St has been extended until April 15.
  • The closure of one lane at 1750 Jackson has been extended for a construction project until April 15.
  • The closure of 18th St. sidewalk and parking lane for dumpsters for a construction project has been extended until April 15.
  • Through Mar 31: 1770 Elm St. - Parking spots will be impacted by the placement of two dumpsters.
  • Through April 1: 8th St. (around old Briarwood area) - A traffic lane, parking lane and sidewalk will be impacted by the replacement of box culvert going under 8th St.
  • Through April 7: Ulysses St. from 10th Ave to Golden Rd. - A traffic lane and bike lane will be impacted by installation of fiber.
  • Through April 28: Canyon Point Circle - A dumpster will be impacting a parking spot.
  • Mar 20 - TBD: Buffalo Rose will be using a parking lane for curbside pickup of food.
  • Through 25: Plateau Parkway from Peery Parkway to Sharon Parkway - a traffic lane and parking lane will be impacted by a pole and hardware installation.
  • Through Mar 27: Washington from 23rd to 19th - traffic lane, parking lane, sidewalk and alley will all be impacted by restoration work.
  • April 6: 13th St from Jackson to Washington - A traffic lane will be impacted by the installation of an anode in the gas main in the asphalt.
  • April 6: W. 2nd Pl. from Orchard to Orion - a traffic lane will be impacted by the installation of an anode in the gas main in the asphalt.