Weekly Digest, May 16, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Community pride and a clean start for the summer!

This weekend is the anxiously awaited Community Pride Days! Every year, Golden offers its residents the  opportunity to do a little spring cleaning and get rid of some of the bigger items that normally require a disposal fee. If you read about it in the Golden Informer, please note that one change since that was published is that we are taking brush and debris this year. We hope this will be especially helpful for residents hit hard by last week's hail storm.

Certain rules do still apply, however, about what is and is not accepted, so take a moment to read over the guidelines. You will also need to bring a current driver's license with your address in Golden in order to participate.

Keep reading to see what else is happening in Golden over the next week, and have a wonderful week!

Your friends from the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Paving of the mainline US 6 is complete, but there will be one final lift near the end of the project. Through traffic will be moved under the bridge on May 25, so watch for details, as always the Linking Lookout page will have up to date information.
The eastbound US 6 off ramp will be closed for two weeks beginning May 30. Traffic looking to come into Golden from that direction will need to use SH 58 to Washington Ave. If you forget and end up at the closed ramp, your best option is to go to Heritage Rd. and do a U turn with the traffic light.
Concrete curbs and medians are mostly finished, concrete aprons behind the curbs are being poured, medians are getting fill in preparation for landscaping and irrigation is being installed.
The rock facing on the large south bridge monuments is complete, and the rock caps are scheduled to be placed on May 25.
Grading for the sidewalk and westbound 19th street lane on the north side of 19th will continue as weather allows.
Construction of the water quality pond near the hang gliding landing field continues, weather permitting. Park only in designated areas if you are accessing the landing field or Chimney Gulch Trail. Excess material from this area is being used to fill medians.
Irrigation and lighting work continues on the lid, as well as lighting under the bridge.
There is a construction viewing 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.

Watch twitter @LinkingLookout for closure notices.

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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.

Clean up from the hailstorm continues. The system cleaning and street sweeping is citywide.
2017 Concrete Replacement

Work continues on the north end of town in various locations.
44th Ave Trail

Concrete approaches and deck are being finished on the bridge deck. The trail should be completely opened later this week, weather permitting.
2017 Utility Replacement

Sewer main replacement on 7th began Thursday and will continue this week.
6200 Tank Painting

The contractor work on intermediate coat is complete. Expect to finish this week. The final coat will happen as weather permits.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements and upgrades continue citywide. There are approximately 200 meters left, most of which need residents to make appointments to schedule the change.

More than 700 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 to schedule your replacement appointment or with questions regarding this project.

All final meter replacements will be done by the City.
Upcoming Events
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet on May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, Parks & Recreation will consider the following:
  • Lion's Park Vanover Park Pavilion Project discussion
  • Washington Ave Project update
  • CIP Discussion

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page

Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet on May 17 at 7:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Planning Commission Meeting & Study Session
The Golden Planning Commission will meet on May 17 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the following will be considered:
  • A continued public hearing regarding a request seeking amendments to an approved Site Plan for senior apartments to allow the creation of an additional ten units and to modify the exterior color scheme.

Following the regular meeting, Planning Commission will adjourn into study session to learn about the following:

  • Open Space protection with Parks and CSAB members.
  • Potential Code clarification regarding the definition of open space
  • Discussion of proposed new Boards/Commissions duties
  • Discuss possible referral items for other boards in the City.

Please see the Meeting Agenda for more information on this meeting.


For more information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page

City Council Study Session
The Golden City Council will meet on May 18 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, City Council will learn about the following:
  • An update to City Council on the progress made by the Community Broadband Task Force, since its inception earlier this year.
  • Councilors Brown and Charis Graves will brief City Council about the status of efforts to review and update enabling ordinances for several of our boards and commissions. This briefing will include a staff update on draft Municipal Code chapters related to Planning Commission and a potential new Transportation Advisory Board. City Council may provide direction whether to proceed to formal discussion and action.
  • Staff will brief Council on updates regarding potential local investments to enhance transit services provided by RTD. This meeting follows an initial discussion in February, 2017. City Council may provide direction whether to continue with investigation and program definition. 
  • Community and Economic Development Department staff will brief Council on the status of several complementary transportation efforts and projects. Council may provide direction for next steps on such efforts.
  • City Council will receive the results of the traffic calming survey that was sent to residents of N. Ford between 7th and just north of Iowa Dr. Council will be presented options to take based on the results of the survey.
  • Council will be presented a short update on the engineering review that is being done on Heritage Rd. 
Please see the   meeting agenda for more information on this meeting.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Proposed Art Project for New 19th Street Lid
Golden's Public Art Commission (PAC) was recently presented with a self-initiated proposal for a major public art project on the lid (bridge structure) on 19th Street crossing over the newly constructed US 6.

The proposed project calls for the installation of a 6-foot tall limestone Golden Eagle on each of the two columns located on the east side of the lid. The idea came from stone artist William Gee. The PAC would like public input on this project before making any decisions.

You are invited to attend an upcoming PAC meeting, as of now scheduled for June 1 at 9 a.m., to voice your comments during the public comment period. PAC meetings regularly take place on the first Thursday of each month in City Council Chambers at City Hall, 911 10th St. If you cannot attend a meeting, you can email your comments to the PAC at  PublicArt@cityofgolden.net. For more details on the proposed project, concept photos, or to view the proposal in its entirety, our  Public Art Commission page.

The Public Art Commission (PAC) has the responsibility of promoting, selecting, acquiring and maintaining public art as part of the City's Art in Public Places Program. Public art creates a vibrant atmosphere that contributes to the quality and cultural identity of our community. It is inspired by a variety of goals including encouraging cultural expression and inspiring a sense of civic pride.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - May 16 - 23
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - May 16 & 23, 4 p.m.
  • Book Group "My Life on the Road" - May 16, 6 p.m. 
  • Wild Wednesday (ages 6 to 10) - May 17, 4 p.m.
  • Summer Reading Teen Volunteer Training - May 18, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up) - May 18, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Community Pride Days is this weekend!
It's almost that time of year again - Community Pride Days! That means, if you're a Golden resident, you can bring your unwanted junk for free disposal. 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.
Stay Green, Save Blue with a Free Sprinkler Inspection!
Are you struggling to wrap your head around that hefty summer water bill? The City of Golden and the Center for ReSource Conservation can help with a free irrigation inspection. We'll run a few tests to check your sprinklers' efficiency and diagnose any problems your system might have. At the end you'll receive a customized watering schedule designed to reduce water usage and keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all summer long!

Inspections last about 90 minutes, but could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. It's easy to sign up and get long-lasting and money-saving results! Simply call (303) 999-3824 or sign up at conservationcenter.org/sprinkler to schedule.