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City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
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A summer of work to remember

If you're looking for work this summer, now is the time to line up a job, and the City of Golden is hiring! Seasonal and part-time positions are still available whether you're interested in lifeguarding, working concessions at the Splash, a position at Fossil Trace Golf Club, working in Parks Maintenance, being a seasonal Park Ranger...the list of possibilities is long!

For a full list of positions still available, and directions on how to apply online, visit the  Job Opportunities page.

Keep reading for more on what's happening this week, and have a great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
 
Pedestrian and bike traffic along 19th Street has been moved on to the old 19th Street pavement. Work began on replacing and re-grading the sidewalk. The separation between bikes, pedestrians and traffic is a line of white candlestick barricades.
Please drive and walk carefully!
 
The rock facing on bridge monuments is being installed this week and next. Installation of the bridge rail arch on the south end is continuing this week. There will be intermittent lane closures on 19th Street resulting in only one lane in each direction over the bridge when steel is being added to the arch.
 
Excavation on the mainline of US 6 on the south side of the lid continues this week if the weather cooperates.
 
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues - this earth work is also weather dependent. Park only in designated areas if you are accessing the landing field or Chimney Gulch Trail.

Watch the Linking Lookout web page for more information.
 
There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and will be an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

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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.
2017 Utility Replacement

Diamond Contracting is working on pricing this week.
2017 Street Improvements Program

The City has completed the 2017 Street Improvements Program, and is discussing timing with the contractor. The planned streets map can be found on our Current Projects page.
 
Timing of the work can vary greatly depending on the contractor's schedule, weather, and any utility work that needs to be completed. Because of this, neighborhoods where work will be done will receive notification about a week before the contractor plans to begin. For information on when the work will be coming to your area, watch this e-newsletter, City web page, and look for handouts from the contractor if you are in an area that is scheduled for improvements.
North Washington Complete Street

Golden is working on a complete street project on North Washington Avenue between 10th Street and Hwy 93. The goal is to design and construct a street for all users including pedestrian, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.
 
The last meeting was held on Monday, January 23, and now, the next public input meeting will be held on April 11  from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mitchell Elementary School.

You can have a look at the materials from the first meeting and weigh in on mySidewalk.


New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with more than 4,500 meters replaced with about 400 left. More than 700 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
 
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 or Keith Mehls at 303-384-8171 with questions regarding this project.
Concrete Replacement

Contractor expecting to begin in varying locations around town beginning April 3.
Upcoming Events
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
 
The Historic Preservation Board will meet April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden City Hall at 911 10th Street.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Learn about Xeriscaping at a Water-Wise Landscape Seminar
 
The Center for ReSource Conservation is partnering with The City of Golden to present the Water-Wise Landscape Seminar, Xeriscape: Add COLOR and LIFE to Your Landscape, on April 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street in Golden.

One of the most exciting aspects of creating a water-wise garden is selecting the plants that will thrive in your yard and provide your landscape with glorious color and vibrancy. This seminar will teach you about hardy, low water, and climate appropriate perennials that will provide lasting, and often, year-round beauty and dimension to your landscape. Learn about planning, designing, and maintaining a water-wise garden that's not only pollinator-friendly but also rich in color and beauty.

Landscape seminars are offered at no cost, and they are open to everyone. For more details, or to register, visit ConservationCenter.org/Water-Wise-Seminars. Call 303-999-3820 x222 or email gardeninfo@conservationcenter.org with any questions.

State of the City Address

Get caught up on the happenings in Golden at this luncheon at the Golden Hotel on April 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Golden City Manager, Jason Slowinski, will deliver the address with information about what's happening now and what we're looking ahead to as a City.
CSM Neighborhoods Open House
 
Join the Community and Economic Development Department for a community planning process and public input opportunity for the Colorado School of Mines Neighborhoods on Wednesday, April 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center. This City-driven process is not intended to address the arrangement of various university uses within the campus boundaries, but rather focus on the relationship of campus as a whole to the community, and the interface of campus edges with nearby residential, commercial, cultural, and recreational uses.

City Council and staff are seeking specific input and recommendations as to how the relationship of the buildings and uses along the edges of campus can meet the university's needs while respecting and enhancing the physical and social relationship with adjacent neighbors. Give us your thoughts with our  quick survey.

For more information contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 303-384-8097.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - March 28 - April 4
 
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - March 28 & April 4, 4 p.m. 
  • Public Event: Long Term Care Seminar - March 28, 6 p.m. 
  • Library for All: Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities - Mar. 30, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up) - Mar. 30, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: 3D Modeling (ages 12 - 18) - Mar. 31, 1 p.m.
  • Paws for Reading - April 1, 1 p.m.
  • Family Lab: Spending & Saving, Learn About Money - April 3, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - April 4, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Spring Break for Jefferson County Public Schools This Week!


Public Art Commission to Consider New Buffalo Rock Sculpture

Shoshone Spirit
The Golden Public Art Commission (PAC) is considering accepting a new art piece (pictured right) on loan entitled "Shoshone Spirit" by Golden rock sculpture artist, Bill Gee. 

The proposed location for the loaned sculpture is along the Clear Creek Trail. During the April 6 PAC meeting, Commissioners will cast their official votes for accepting the piece into Golden's Art in Public Places collection and determine a location.
 
The public is welcome to attend this meeting!

Jefferson County Public Health Advisory for Rabies Prevention

The Jefferson County Public Health Department released an advisory regarding rabies in Colorado.  As temperatures increase, they see an increase in the number of people bitten by animals.  Rabies has been found mostly in skunks in urban areas.  With the high risk of rabies in wild animals (especially skunks), proper surveillance of human exposure is essential for rabies prevention and control.  Skunk variant rabies is now present in most counties along the Front Range to the Kansas border.  So far this year, eight animals (seven skunks and one coyote) have been confirmed rabid in Colorado.
 
Animal bites to humans by dogs, cats, bats, skunks, foxes, raccoons, coyotes, and other wild carnivores, must be reported to the local or state health department within 24 hours.  Did you know rabies in humans is almost 100 percent fatal once symptoms are present?  It is essential to see a healthcare provider if you are bitten by an animal.  Visit the State of Colorado website for more information on rabies, including the most up-to-date case count.