Weekly Digest May 2, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
It's wildfire season - are you prepared?

At a time when wildfires are causing more damage to homes and businesses each year, National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, this Saturday May 6, offers a reminder that there are many things we can do to be prepared for wildfire. Scroll down for tips the Golden Fire Department has shared from the U.S. Fire Administration on staying safe during a dangerous season and mitigating your risk from wildfire.

In other news, this week is spring Yard Waste Collection Days, so make sure you read the guidelines on what can and cannot be collected. If you're looking for entertainment, the Golden Concert Choir is holding a performance this Saturday, and next week is National Travel & Tourism Week, kicked off with a free day at Golden museums.

Have a wonderful week!

Your friends from the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Concrete curbs and medians are being completed this week on the north and south ends of the project. The contractor will be working close to the current travel lanes, so the inner lane will be closed while they are working.  
Paving of the mainline US 6 is near complete and should be finished this week. We are getting close to the Phase 4 traffic flip, still planned for May 15, so watch for details here and on the Linking Lookout page.
Safety barriers and guardrails are being finished under the bridge in preparation for traffic.
The rock facing on the large south bridge monuments is in progress, and we expect to be complete this week.
Grading for the sidewalk and westbound 19th Street lane is being done on the north side of 19th.
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.
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 is an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

Crews are currently paving US 6 in preparation of the Phase 4 traffic flip.
Paving Linking Lookout

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Mosquito control begins next week.
2017 Concrete Replacement

Crews are working on the north end of town in various locations.
2017 Utility Replacement

Council approved the contract on April 27. Staff is now working with the contractor on a start time.
6200 Tank Painting

The contractor is working on an intermediate coat this week. The final coat will go on as weather permits.

14th and Washington (northeast corner)

There have been issues with CenturyLink lines at the corner of 14th and Washington. Heat generated by the CSM steam line has degraded the CenturyLink conduit. Repairs are in progress and should be complete by the end of the week.
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.
Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Meeting
The Golden Planning Commission will meet on May 3 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will consider the following:
  • A special use permit to allow short-term rentals (less than 30 days) in the R3 zone district.
  • A special use permit to allow short-term rentals (less than 30 days) in the R2 zone district.
  • A request seeking amendments to an approved Site Plan for senior apartmetns to allow the creation of an additional ten units and to modify the exterior color scheme.

Please see the meeting agenda for more information.


For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Golden Public Art Commission (PAC) will meet on May 4 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, PAC will consider the following:
  • Decision on location for relocated "Checkmate" at 6th and 19th Interchange project.
  • Art in Society Grant Application Update/ Request that City Approve Goldco Retaining wall usage.
  • Introduction and possible recommendation to City regarding William Gee proposal for 6th and 19th interchange installation.
  • Volunteer opportunities and AWEGO fundraising assistance.
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
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
Bean Fosters
This is a great opportunity to talk with representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

Meet at 10 a.m. on May 6 at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.

Golden Concert Choir Performance
Experience eclectic music from Europe over the centuries at the Golden Concert Choir on May 6 at 7 p.m. at Clear Creek Church, 10555 W. 44th Ave.

Come early for a Silent Auction that takes place prior to the event.

Tickets are available at the door or online at  www.goldencommunitychoir.org.

Free Day at Golden Museums
Golden's museums and cultural attractions will offer free admission for the day on May 8 as part of National Travel & Tourism Week.

Participating museums
  • Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum
  • Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave
  • Colorado Railroad Museum
  • CSM Geology Museum
  • Foothills Art Center
  • Golden History Museum and Park
  • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
GURA Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. in 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
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street in Golden.

For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - May 2 - 9
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - May 2 & 9, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (for adults) - May 2, 5:30 p.m. 
  • Bonfils Blood Drive - May 3, 10 a.m.
  • DIY Lab: Loom for bracelet, bookmark or keychain (ages 6 to 10) - May 3, 4 p.m.
  • Homework Help - May 3 & 4, 4 p.m.
  • Backyard Explorers (ages 6 and under) - May 4, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 and up) - May 4, 5:30 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - May 6, 1 p.m.
  • PEEPle's Choice Gala - May 7, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Soldered Glass Box (adults) - May 7, 3 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - May 9, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
May 6 is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is sharing key steps to staying safe during this dangerous season. Follow these tips to reduce your risk from wildfire.

  • Make a plan. Find the best two evacuation routes from your home and from your community. Know how you will use them.
  • Practice your plan with everyone in your family. If you have a pet, include a leash or carrier in your planning. Practice using both evacuation routes in case one is blocked by smoke or fire.
  • Have a communications plan for your family members in case you aren't together during an evacuation.
  • Make an emergency bag. Put essential personal items in the bag so they'll be ready to grab and go. Include your pet supplies.
  • Know ahead of time how you will receive emergency information from officials in your community. In a wildfire, follow their evacuation instructions.
  • Keep your roof, rain gutters, deck, and yard clean and green.
  • Make a safety zone up to 100 feet around your home by clearing dry leaves, pine needles, branches, and other plant debris.
  • Put anything that can burn, such as woodpiles, propane tanks, etc., at least 100 feet away from your home.
  • Choose patio furniture and other outdoor items with fire safety in mind.
  • Make sure your house number can be easily seen from the road.
Wildfire burned more than 5.5 million acres in the U.S. last year. Fire is everyone's fight. Get involved and prepare and protect your neighborhood today.

Yard Waste Collection happening this week
Yard Waste Collection Days happen twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall, and this week is the semi-annual spring collection.

Yard Wastes will be collected by a separate truck on your designated trash collection day and should be placed at or near where your trash is collected by 7 a.m. Material may be placed in reusable containers of your choice or in compostable bags available for purchase at Meyers Hardware, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores. Yard Waste for this collection is limited to grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, ground or chipped wood.

Please visit our website for more information on what can and cannot be collected.