Weekly Digest, March 7, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
It's Fowl Play at the Clear Creek History Park...

Chicken Feeder Kids Video
And we're not just talking about frolicking chickens!

Someone stole the chicken feeder right from under our beaks. Watch the video (click on the image to the right) to hear about two local kids who took egg-ception to the theft, and laid plans to raise money for a new feeder. Heroes really do come in all sizes!

Keep on reading to learn about what's coming up in Golden, including the Boards and Commissions Open House this evening at the Golden Community Center. 

Have an egg-cellent week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Pedestrian and bike traffic along 19th Street will be moved on to the old 19th Street pavement so work can begin 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.
Styrofoam sculpting and placement of the special lightweight dirt (magic dirt) is near complete. Irrigation is being installed on lid.
The bridge monuments on the south side have only two more pours to be complete and ready for rock facing. Installation of the bridge rail arch on the south end will begin this week.
The drainage work in the northeast quadrant continues, as they pour the new concrete channel. There has been some 6th Ave. trail use from the closure up the hill to the south and then over to West Campus Drive via a social trail. This trail is blocked during the drainage work because of equipment on the trail and the open ditch to the west. There will also be some lane closures on US 6 to allow safe access for concrete trucks.
Excavation continues on the remaining US 6 mainline on the south side of the lid. Soil nail walls are being constructed as the excavation continues to deepen the cut.
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues.
We had a drone flight last Wednesday. Below you can compare an aerial photo taken one year ago with an image captured from last week's drone flight to see how much work has taken place!

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.

Linking Lookout aerial taken a year ago, March 2016
Linking Lookout Aerial March 2016

Linking Lookout aerial taken last week, March 2017.
Linking Lookout Aerial March 2017

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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.
Water Main Breaks

There have been two water main breaks on Orchard St. - one on 4th and one on 5th Street. Repairs began on Thursday and were completed on Saturday. Thanks for everyone's patience!  More work is being  done in the area this week on Orchard St. from West 5th Ave. to the US 6 Frontage Rd. The road will be closed and detours set up from McIntyre St. to West 3rd Place to Orchard St. Local traffic to the businesses on the frontage road will be open.
2017 Utility Replacement

Final review of plans is happening this week.

Crews started work on the detention pond by Starbucks. The trail along Hwy 93 will be closed for 2-3 days this week depending on the weather. The work will address conditions related to seasonal groundwater flows, improving water quality and extending the life of adjacent pavement.
44th Avenue Trail Work

Abutments to the bridge over Farmer Highline Canal are being poured. Local site revegetation is beginning. Projected completion is planned for late February, except for the bridge of Farmers Highline Canal which is expected in April.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements continue citywide with more than 4,300 meters replaced to date. More than 600 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.
Boards & Commissions Open House 2017
Anyone interested in serving on a City of Golden board or commission, or simply interested in getting more information about City programs and projects, shouldn't miss this opportunity on March 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center.

Learn about the various boards and commissions, the vacancies currently available, and the requirements to join. City staff and representatives from each board will be present to answer questions.

Upcoming Events
International Women's Day in Golden
Mayor Marjorie Sloan has proclaimed March 8 as International Women's Day in Golden! Join the mayor, other dignitaries and keynote speaker Dr. Tracy Camp from Colorado School of Mines for  an affordable but fun luncheon celebrating this global occasion at Denver Marriott West. 

The event is on March 8 at 11:30 a.m.
City Council Meeting
The Golden City Council will meet on March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.
At the meeting, the following will be discussed:
  • Consent Matters (all items listed will be treated as one item and one vote. For a full list of items included, please see the Meeting Agenda.)
  • Presentation from Municipal Court to Backpack Program
  • Approval of Fossil Trace Golf Club Food and Beverage Concessionaire Agreement
  • An Ordinance Of The City Council Of The City Of Golden, Colorado, Establishing The Method Of Appointment And Terms For Citizen Members Of The City Of Golden Volunteer Fire Fighter Pension Board.
  • A Resolution Of The Golden City Council Supplementing Portions Of Resolutions No. 2506 And 2525 Pertaining To Downtown Parking Management As It Impacts 708 13th Street And 701 12th Street.
  • A Resolution Of The City Council Of The City Of Golden Acknowledging An Administrative Approval Of Streetscape Modifications For 16th Street Between Illinois And Cheyenne Streets.
  • Mines Update of Preliminary Planning Process for a Campus Parking Garage.

Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn into Executive Session.


For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
GURA Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet on March 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming board meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Go Native - The Importance of Native Plants Class
Join Jeffco Open Space for a Discussion about Native Plants on  Wednesday, March 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Jeffco Open Space - Ponderosa Room, located at 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Ste 100 in Golden.

Irene Shonle, Ph.D., CSU Extension Gilpin County Director, will speak about native plants, their importance and how they can be used in ornamental landscaping. Irene has been very active along the Front Range in helping folks learn about our native plants. Space is limited so  registration is required.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - March 7 - 14
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - March 7 & 14, 4 p.m.  
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship  - Mar. 7, 5:30 p.m.
  • Homework Help - Mar. 8 & 9, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab - Mar. 9, 5:30 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - Mar. 11, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: 3D Modeling - Mar. 11, 1 p.m.
  • AARP Tax Help - Mar. 12, 12:30 p.m.
  • Early Risers Coffee Talk - Mar. 13, 8 a.m.
  • Cabin Fever Series - Mar. 13, 11 a.m.
  • Preschool Time - Mar. 13, 1:15 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Pi Day Celebration - Mar. 13, 4 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - Mar. 14, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Garden in a Box Kits Now on Sale!

Garden in a Box
The 2017 Garden In A Box kits are NOW ON SALE. 

With 75% of the gardens already sold in the first few days, kits are going fast. Transform your landscape and conserve water with the easy and affordable Xeric garden kits. 

As a city of Golden customer, you'll receive $25 off the garden of your dreams. Browse the full collection of eye-popping gardens at ConservationCenter.org/gardens and get yours before they're gone!