Weekly Digest May 21 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Broken Tree Limbs?

Did the snow last night leave you with downed and broken limbs?

The City of Golden Forestry Division will recycle them through June 2 for City of Golden residents.

Drop them off at the tree and limb recycling location on Golden Gate Canyon Road, just west of Highway 93. View an  aerial map of the drop-off point on our website.

Golden Police Youth Academy - Deadline Extended!

Golden Police Youth Academy
Get an inside view of law enforcement with a combination of classroom lectures and hands-on training in the areas of Tasers, K-9 demonstrations, Jail Tour, Crime Scene Investigations, Evidence  Collection, Arrest Control, Firearms Safety and much more!

Participants must be between 13 and 17 (13 year olds must have completed 7th Grade), and they must be able to attend all five days. 

The deadline to apply has been extended to June 3! Apply online at  www.cityofgolden.net/jobs under Volunteer Opportunities.

The Splash Opens this Weekend!

the Splash
It's a little hard to imagine on a day like today with snow still on the ground, but we promise - summer is coming! And when it does, the Splash at Fossil Trace will be there to cool you down.

The Splash opens for another fun season of slides and fountains and diving boards on May 25 at 3151 Illinois Street. Day passes are available as well as 10-visit passes and season passes. Visit SplashinGolden.com for more information and to purchase your passes.

Memorial Day - May 27, 2019 

Next Monday, on May 27, 2019, we honor those who have died in military service for our great country. City administrative offices will be closed in observance of the holiday, as will the Golden Community Center.

Have a safe Memorial Day, and please take a moment to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Memorial Day Flags

Upcoming Events
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 continue to 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 Council Chambers, 911 10th Street.

During the meeting, the board will hear an RV Park Project Update from Keith Isenberger.

For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) will meet Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, CSAB will consider the following items:
  • Sustainability dashboard
  • Energy advisory subcommittee
  • Energy code consultant

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 on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.
During the meeting, City Council will discuss the following items:
  • Consent Matters - All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. To see all items included in the motion, please see the meeting agenda.
  • The Mayor will sign proclamations for Memorial Day, May 27, 2019; USMC Memorial Day Ceremony, May 27, 2019; Building Safety Month; National Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 7, 2019; In Appreciation of Deputy City Clerk Andrea De Luca.
  • Council will consider a request to approve a Final Plat that will subdivide the property at 148 Washington Avenue, in order to allow the subdivision of the eight townhomes currently under construction.
  • City staff will provide a status report and briefing about the inspection and due diligence phase of the potential purchase transaction of the Civic Center. No City Council action is anticipated at this meeting.
  • Council will consider a recommendation to enter into agreement between the City and Anderson Hallas Architects of Golden, CO to complete design services to the City for a Feasibility Study for a new Civic Center use at the existing office building located at 311 10th Street in Golden.
Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn into study session.
For more information, see the  meeting agenda.
For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our 
Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will meet Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden Bicycle Cruise - Grease is the word!
Get your hair slicked back and pump up your tires! The Golden Bicycle Cruise is back for another fun season of music, beer, food, and the always popular costume-themed cruise rides around Golden. This month, Grease is the word - it's the 1950's all night long!

Golden-based New Terrain Brewing Company will pour two local brews, while local band, Dorado, provides the music. Bob's Atomic Burgers will provide food. If you plan on purchasing food or drinks, please note that this is a cash-only event.

There are prize drawings for adults and kids during every ride. Adults earn prize tickets with the purchase of beer, and kids can earn tickets by (1) showing up (2) wearing a costume and/or (3) bringing nonperishable food donations for a local food pantry.

The family-friendly event, sponsored by the Golden Community Commons group, takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, May through September. Gather Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. in the parking lot next to the library (1019 10th Street) for music, food and beer. Ride starts at 7 p.m. and ends back at the library lot where the fun continues until 9:30 p.m.
Envisioning the Future of Golden
The City of Golden, in partnership with Golden United and the Foothills Art Center, invite you to a community workshop to discuss the future of Golden. We will talk about visions for Golden and how we can manage development to align with key goals, including preserving our small town character, access to affordable housing, and sustainability.

Together, we will brainstorm options for regulating land-use and development, as well as strategies for strengthening communication and engagement of residents in planning and zoning processes.
The community workshop will be held at Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St, on  Tuesday, June 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Please  register online for this free event so we can get an estimate of people, seats, and materials.

Please email  jj@sjjtrout.com with any questions.
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
  • June 3, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Of Mines and Beer!
  • June 14, 10 - 11 a.m. | Coop and Hive Tour
  • June 17, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Western Women through American Art 
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
It's official - the Colorado Classic pedals through Golden this summer!

Bike Race
The 2019 Colorado Classic ® will race through Golden and three other host communities (Steamboat Springs, Avon and Denver) this summer, August 22 - 25. 

This is the first time the Colorado Classic focuses completely on women racers, and also the first time it will be in a different Colorado town or city for each stage of the race.

While the courses have yet to be finalized in each location, it is expected the four-day race will follow iconic Colorado routes featuring tough climbs, spectacular sprints and fan-friendly circuits.

All four communities have been part of Colorado's more than 40-year history of staging
world-class pro bicycle racing events.

There will be a Colorado Classic Expo at each host location celebrating cycling, health, fitness and women's empowerment, with a curated array of exhibitors, events, and food and beverage experiences.

The race will take place in Golden on August 24.
Garden in a Box - Still time to get yours!

Janet Johnson
Congratulations to Janet Johnson for winning a 
"Xeric Greatest Hits" G arden In a Box! As a subscriber to the City's Green Waste Program, Janet was entered in a drawing to win a Garden In A Box in celebration of Earth Day. With gardening season in full swing, yard waste can accumulate quickly, making it the perfect time to sign up for the  City's Green Waste Program. With bi-weekly pick-ups, your yard waste and organic kitchen waste will be out of your sight, making spring cleaning a breeze. 

Contact Alpine Waste and Recycling at 303-277-TRASH (8727) or email  golden@alpinewaste.com  to sign up for the City's Green Waste Program. Learn more 
Also, there is still time to order your Garden In a Box. The City will accept orders through May 31 and $25 discounts are available. Order your water-wise garden NOW for June delivery. Visit www.cityofgolden.net/Waste to view the garden and learn more about the program.
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.

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.
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

Current Projects
Street Closures
  • Parking lanes on 14th St from Arapahoe to Washington will be impacted from May 23 to 31 as a transformer is installed. No weekend work is expected.  
  • On May 22, 14th St from Cheyenne to Arapahoe will be impacted. A crane will be in the street to aid in replacing cooling towers on a building.
  • May 20 to 24, parking lanes on W. 4th Ave from Homestead Circle to Heritage Rd will be impacted. Work needs to be done on a utility pole on the south side of W. 4th.

  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
Concrete Replacement Program

Fasik Concrete continues concrete work as part of the City's annual Concrete Replacement Program in the Brickyard and Hogback areas this week. Please contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 if you have any questions.
Utility Replacement Program

The 2019 Utility Replacement program will begin in late May. Please contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 if you have any questions.
Washington Complete Street Project

Paving in Phase 3 (2nd Street to 6th Street) began Friday, but completion is dependent on weather. Striping in Phase 3 is scheduled for the week of May 20 (again, dependent on weather).

The remaining work, including ramps at Hwy 58, is scheduled for this week, but the snow will likely cause delays.

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.