Weekly Digest March 5 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Speaking of summer...
Mowing at Fossil Trace
Okay, maybe no one is really speaking of summer right now, unless it's in wistful tones with all this cold and snow! But when it comes to summer jobs, now is the time to start planning. The City of Golden is hiring! Visit our Employment page for a list of all the jobs available with the City - both opportunities that start right away as well as a number of seasonal positions that will start once school is out for the summer.

Other signs that the snow won't last forever? The City of Golden Annual Tree Sale is now open. Order your tree now and it will be available for pick-up in April. Keep scrolling to learn more about the tree sale, including a list of all the trees species available for sale and information on how to place your order.

Keep reading for more on what's 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 will be closed from March 11 to approximately April 11.
2019 Spring Tree Plantings

The City Forester introduced a new use for Google Maps to plan the 2019 spring tree plantings this year. In total, 88 trees will be planted throughout the City. The Forestry Division will use a contractor to plant 39 trees. 22 trees will be planted in collaboration with a Scout project, 25 trees by staff, and two trees with Shelton Elementary School students on Arbor Day. A similar approach will occur for the fall planting season in August/September. 

See the 2019 Spring Planting map for a look at what trees are being planted where in Golden this spring.
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 month. 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
Proposed Heritage Square Exchange Community Meeting
Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) will host a community meeting this evening, Tuesday, March 5 about the potential Heritage Square Land Exchange.

Jeffco Open Space has received a proposal from Martin Marietta Materials for a land exchange. The exchange would deed the former 114-acre Heritage Square and the 5.7-acre Bachman property at US 40 (Colfax) and Heritage Road to JCOS. In return, JCOS would deed approximately 64 acres of Matthews/Winters Park north of I-70 and south of the existing mine, which is currently not open for public use, to Martin Marietta Materials for expansion of its operations. When mining is completed, the land will be deeded back to JCOS for park and open space purposes.

Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Human Services
900 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, CO 80401

The public is encouraged to join this community meeting to learn more about, and comment on, the proposed exchange. The meeting will include a presentation and question/answer session.

Learn more at Jeffco.us/HSE.
Planning Commission Study Session
Planning Commission will meet in study session on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the study session, Planning Commission will review the North Clear Creek Neighborhoods Plan recommendations and discuss potential action items, including future zoning code changes related to the results of this community engagement process.

See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Public Art Commission Meeting
Public Art Commission (PAC) will meet Thursday, March 7 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, PAC will discuss the following items:
  • Unveiling Events - Elk in Golden
  • Art in Your Park Brochure
  • Arts Week Open House/ Mural Update
  • Chair and Vice Chair Elections
  • PAC Committee Reports 
See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Rescheduled Regular City Council Meeting
City Council will meet Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, the City Council will discuss the following items:
  • City Council will consider a request to amend parts of Chapters 18.04, 18.26 and 18.28 of the Golden Municipal Code to provide more regulations for small animal permits in order to better address animal welfare and potential nuisance issues. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request at this meeting.
  • The Jefferson County Housing Authority has initiated a request to vacate the southern half of the alley between 23rd and 24th Streets and Ford and Jackson Streets, and dedicate alternative access and utility easements to the City, in association with the affordable housing project to be constructed at 612 24th Street. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request at this meeting.
  • The Jefferson County Housing Authority has initiated a request for a reapportionment of residential allocations (early start) per Chapter 18.70 of the Municipal Code, in association with the affordable housing project to be constructed at 612 24th Street. City Council will conduct a public hearing on the request at this meeting.
  • City Council has been requested to consider changes in land use development standards and procedures related to residential development especially in neighborhoods. As part of the request, 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.
  • Council will consider a resolution establishing the tastings application and renewal fees related to allowing retail liquor store or liquor-licensed drugstores to offer tastings of alcoholic beverages subject to certain limitations.
  • City Council's citizen boards and commissions have submitted their annual work plans for 2019. Council uses these in reviewing applications for appointment to such boards and commissions, and in coordinating activities among the boards. Council may comment on individual reports and/or provide direction for future adjustments in format, tracking and implementation.
See the  meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Jeffco International Women's Day 2019
Celebrate women at the 4th annual Jeffco International Women's Day on March 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Baldoria on the Water, 146 Van Gordon Street in Lakewood. The event is sponsored by the City of Golden, SCL Health Lutheran Hospital and IX Power Clean Water. Proceeds will benefit "Porchlight," the new Jefferson & Gilpin County Family Justice Center.

For questions, contact Deborah Deal, Founder & Chair "Jeffco International Women's Day" at 303-277-9520 ext. 310.
Golden Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.

Next Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. learn about Home Safety, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design in the Fire Department Training Room, 911 10th St.

Classes are free but seating is limited, so reserve your spot in advance.

Please visit our  Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class, and to sign up for a class online.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet Monday, March 11 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 .
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet Tuesday, March 12 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 .
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.
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.
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 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | The Failed 1976 Denver Winter Olympics
  • March 11, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Unconventional Women of the West
  • March 27, 9 - 10 a.m. | Meet the Chicks!
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
Golden Tree Sale now open

Northern Catalpa Tree
The Golden Parks and Recreation Department is offering a diverse mix of eleven 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.
  • Sensation Boxelder Maple
  • Norwegian Sunset Maple
  • Catalpa
  • Redbud
  • Thornless Cockspur Hawthorne
  • Kentucky Coffeetree
  • Spring Snow Crabapple
  • Chanticleer Pear
  • Bur Oak
  • English Oak
  • China Snow Tree Lilac
Quantities are limited (52 trees total) and 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.

Purchased trees will be distributed at the Golden Cemetery, 755 Ulysses Street, on Saturday April 20, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Download descriptions of the trees being sold this year below. To order a tree, print out the order form below, fill out and drop off at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street.
For more information, call either the Forestry office at 303-384-8141, or Stacy Turner at 303-384-8191.
Apply for the DRCOG Citizens Academy

drcog citizens academy
Through the nationally recognized DRCOG Citizens' Academy, participants learn from local experts and leaders, network with other residents and act on what they've learned. Since 2007, more than 800 residents from around the region have completed the academy. It is a great opportunity for emerging leaders interested in learning more about regional issues and developing their civic capacity.

Topics covered at the Citizens Academy, which will be held every Thursday from April 4 to May 16, 6 to 9 p.m. at DRCOG's office in downtown Denver, will include transportation, economic vitality, housing, civic engagement and more. 

Each session of the course will consist of presentations by subject matter experts, small group interactions and networking. Beyond the group sessions, participants will develop individual action plans to put into place upon completing the academy.

The deadline for applying for this unique opportunity is March 8. Learn more and apply online.
Garden in a Box Now on Sale

Xeric Flowers
Tackle that problem area in your yard once and for all by planting a beautiful, water-wise Garden
In A Box this spring. Professionally designed for Colorado yards, these kits are super easy to use
and can help you save around 1,000 gallons of water compared to a traditional grass lawn (not to
mention helping you save on your water bill!)
Starting at just $110, the garden kits are beautiful AND affordable. 

ResourceCentral.org/Gardens to order your water-wise Garden In A Box today, and see if you
qualify for a $25 discount for City of Golden customers.