Weekly Digest May 14 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Spring Yard Waste Collection happening this week

Golden Community Pride Days
Spring Yard Waste Collection is happening this week! Customers who subscribe to the City of Golden's trash service through Alpine Waste can participate in the semi-annual yard waste collection for free disposal of yard and garden's organic debris.
Please see our  Yard Waste Collection page  for full guidelines on what can and cannot be collected, and more details on how to participate. 

Community Pride Days

If you have more than just garden waste to dispose of during spring cleaning, this weekend is 
Community Pride Days! That means, if you're a Golden resident, you can bring your unwanted junk for free disposal to the City Shops building located at 1300 Catamount Drive on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

You'll need a current driver's license with your address in order to participate. (Don't know if your house is within City limits? Check  Jeffco.us/awiz  to find out for sure).

For more information about what is and is not accepted, please visit our  Community Pride Days page .

*Please note, paper shredding will ONLY be available on May 18, NOT on May 19.

"Run and Fly" to see Golden's New Art Piece

Golden's newest art piece, "Run and Fly," was recently installed on the west side of Hwy 93, north of Pine Ridge Road. The set of three eight-foot sculptures, created by artist Joe Norman, aims to serve as an entryway into the City from the north, providing a sense of arrival to Golden. 

Be sure to check out the piece while driving both directions on Hwy 93, as the silhouettes appear to change depending on the view. Travelers heading northbound will see three red-tailed hawks, while those going southbound will see a group of children running together. 

To celebrate the installation, an artist meet and greet with Joe Norman will be held during the Public Art Commission's Open House on Wed. July 10 as part of ArtsWeek Golden. For more project updates, photos and videos, visit www.cityofgolden.net/PAC.

Run and Fly

Current Projects
Lions Park Playground Improvements

This week the Golden Parks Division is facilitating exciting improvements to the Lions Park Playground. Residents will notice installation of two new replacement slides and a new playground surface. These improvements will give the playground a new look and address standard maintenance and safety. 

For more information, contact Rod Tarullo, Director of Parks, Recreation and Golf, 303-384-8120.
Street Closures
  • Parking lanes and sidewalks may be impacted this week in the area of 831 Pine Ridge Rd. due to the installation of water and sanitary sewer services.
  • Jackson from 17th to 18th Street will have one lane closed on May 15 due to a concrete deck pour. Trucks will be staged on Jackson.
  • Cheyenne St from 7th to 8th Street will be impacted by work conducted by Public Service May 14 to 21. No weekend work will take place, however.
  • Overhead to underground electric utility work for the new subdivision at Ulysses and 10th Ave is expected last until approximately May 17 . One lane is closed on Ulysses from W. 10th Ave to W. 12th Ave.
  • The closure of Arapahoe Street, between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church), has been extended until June 3. Parking spaces will be lost during this time.
  • 17th Street between Washington Avenue and Jackson remains closed for construction staging and access for CSM's new project at 1750 Jackson Street. The closure has been extended due to weather delays earlier this year.
  • Parking on 12th Street will be limited between Washington and Jackson due to construction activities at Buffalo Rose and Tributary. Dumpsters will occupy parking spots on both sides of 12th between May 6 and 21.
Concrete Replacement Program

Fasik Concrete will begin concrete work as part of the City Annual Replacement Program in the Brickyard and Hogback areas beginning on May 15.
Washington Complete Street Project

Replacement of the water main has been completed on North Washington. Work reconfiguring the pedestrian ramps continues on the west side of the HWY 58 bridge. Lighting, irrigation and landscaping continue throughout all phases of the project. Paving from 2nd Street to 6th Street is scheduled for Friday, May 17 to Monday, May 20. Striping is scheduled for the week of May 20. 

Once striping is complete, Washington Ave will reopen to two-way traffic and the remaining work will be conducted under daily lane closures with flaggers directing traffic. We anticipate all phases of the project to be wrapped up by the end of 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
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, EdComm will consider the following items:
  • Business visit and small business lending discussion
  • Holidaily brewing economic incentive request

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, May 15 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.
During the meeting, CBAC will consider the following:
  • Review of monthly Sales & Use Tax Report
  • City Civic Center Update
  • Potential Lodging Tax Update
  • CIP update
  • City updates
For more information, see the  meeting agenda.
For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our 
Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Study Session
Planning Commission will meet in study session on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.
After recommending Phase 1 zoning changes for Council adoption regarding the R-2 and R-3 zone districts, Commission will continue this discussion in preparation for a set of Phase 2 recommendations this summer.

For more information, see the  meeting agenda.
For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our 
Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Regular City Council Study Session
City Council will meet in study session on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.
During the meeting, City Council will discuss the following items:
  • City Council will receive an update regarding the PorchLight Family Justice Center.
  • Staff will update Council on the proposal by the City Building Division and Fire Department to adopt by reference and as amended certain 2018 editions of the Building, Construction, and Fire Codes; and 2017 Electrical Code.
  • Council will review the proposed R-2 zoning code updates, pursuant to improving the character of future residential development in response to public feedback related to new two-family and multi-family developments.
  • Council will receive a status update, following Council's decision to provide funding for enhanced transit service in the 2017 budget, pursuant to Golden Vision Values and Council's adopted goals regarding the advancement of alternative modes of transportation to improve access in the community, and to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

Following the study session, Council will adjourn into Executive Session.


For more information, see the  meeting agenda.
For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our 
Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
9News Shred-a-thon
Pack up your unneeded receipts, bank statements and other documents and bring them to the  2019 9NEWS Shred-a-thon on Saturday, May 18 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The 2019 Shred-a-thon is a partnership of 9NEWS, Shred-it, Inc., Iron Mountain, Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and metro area law enforcement.

The Shred-a-thon is a yearly fundraiser for the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers program. For a donation to help fight crime in your community, you can have up to three legal-sized paper boxes or kitchen sized garbage bags of personal documents shredded on the spot. Seven locations are participating in the event, including one in Golden at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, 200 Jefferson Co. Pkwy, Golden.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority will meet Monday, May 20 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 .
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority will meet Tuesday, May 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Utility Rate Citizen Committee Meeting
The City of Golden Public Works Department is conducting a rate study for our water, sewer and stormwater (drainage) services in 2019. The Utility Rate Citizen Committee (URCC) was formed to look into these issues and present a recommendation to City Council later this summer. 
The URCC will meet on Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. in the Public Works / Planning Building, 1445 10th Street. The public is invited to attend. Find the meeting agenda and more information on the URCC webpage .
The group first met on February 19 and will meet on the third Tuesday of the month through July.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th Street.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
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:
  • May 24, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Story Time with the Hens
  • May 25, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Homesteaders' Day
  • May 29, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | A Different Kind of Pilgrim to Early New England 
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 Public Works receives Grand Award for Linking Lookout Project

Golden was thrilled to be selected from nearly 200 national entries to receive a Grand Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) in Washington D.C. last Tuesday for the Linking Lookout Project. Pictured below (left) Anne Beierle and Dan Hartman receive the prestigious award (right) Rep. Ed Perlmutter talks to Dan about how the new Linking Lookout lid makes his bike ride much better!

Linking Lookout Award

Golden Fire Department receives grant

The Golden Fire Department was recently selected as one of six fire departments in the nation to receive an IAFC National Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) grant. This grant is part of an initiative, in partnership with the IAFC Volunteer and Combination Officers Section and the Council of Future Volunteer Firefighters, to help combination and volunteer departments become inclusive and diverse, where all members feel respected and valued.

As one of the six fire departments selected for this grant, the Golden Fire Department will receive:
  • Data from the cultural climate survey
  • A site visit from the VWS team and an after-action report
  • Access to resources and guides related to diversity and inclusion
  • Priority scholarship opportunities to attend upcoming IAFC conferences: Symposium in the West, Symposium in the Sun and Fire-Rescue International
  • Access to an interactive, scenario-based online training focused on interactions with personnel
  • National Guide for Creating a More Inclusive and Diverse Department
It's "Good To Be Golden"!

Good to be Golden
Good To Be Golden is a new program to urge both shoppers and businesses to buy local at Golden retail, service, and other businesses.

Through Facebook, Instagram and emails, Good To Be Golden will highlight the local business community, encouraging residents to support the local economy.

Good To Be Golden 
Please Contact Us!

We want to hear from you. Please follow Good To Be Golden and send business awareness ideas to GoodToBeGolden@cityofgolden.info. Call Robin Fleischmann at 303-384-8080 for more information.
West Downtown Survey #2

West Downtown Areas of Change
Have an interest in the future of the West Downtown Neighborhood? Please take the West Downtown Neighborhood Survey #2 on Guiding Golden. The survey will be open through the month of May.

The first phase of the West Downtown neighborhood planning effort is complete! Results from the first public survey, with 150 respondents, have been evaluated and compiled.

If you wish to view the results of the survey, they are now published on Guiding Golden 

This second survey follows up from the 2018 survey and will gather additional information regarding the community's views on specific land uses, architectural standards, parking, and improvements to accessibility and connections through the neighborhood.

Your feedback will influence the creation of the draft planning document that will help shape the future of downtown.

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