Weekly Digest - May 23, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Make a Splash this weekend!

This weekend marks the opening of the Splash waterpark, so get the kids, grab some towels and get ready to have a blast! For more information on park rules and opening times, visit The Splash website. This is a great way to kick off Memorial Day weekend.

On Monday, take a moment to remember the reason for this long weekend. Come out to the Golden Cemetery at 11 a.m. for a ceremony to remember those who died while serving their country. It's also worth noting that City administrative offices and the Golden Community Center will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. 

Keep reading for more happening in Golden, and have a happy, safe weekend.

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Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
Paving of the mainline US 6 is complete except one final lift that will occur near the end of the project. Weather has delayed much of the work in the medians last week so traffic will not move under the bridge on May 25, as planned. The new traffic switch date is now June 8. As always, the Linking Lookout page will have up to date information.
The two-week eastbound US 6 off ramp closure has also been delayed until June 12. 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, we are pouring concrete aprons behind the curbs, and medians are being filled as materials dry out from recent rains and snows in preparation for landscaping and irrigation and installation.

Traffic on 19th will go down to one lane with flaggers on Thursday, May 25 so the rock caps can be placed on the south monuments.

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 is 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.
Hailstorm Recovery

Since the hailstorm of May 8, the Building Department has been inundated with questions from homeowners on how best to initial repairs. The best way to get started is to check on the Municipal Status of your home. In other words, will your permits be through the City of Golden or Jefferson County? To check to see if an address is in the city limits of Golden, go to the Jefferson County Address Wizard and look under Municipal Status.

Also, we have put information on the City of Golden Building webpage with links to documents that will help get you started, whether you have a roof to repair or windows or siding to replace.
ALL contractors doing business within the city limits MUST be registered with the City of Golden!!!

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

Work has moved to the central area of town.
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 is complete. Water main replacement begins on 4th Avenue west of Orchard.
6200 Tank Painting

Contractor work on intermediate coat is complete. Staff is working with the contractor to finalize the project.
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
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board will meet on May 24 at 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, CSAB will consider the following:
  • Community Solar Ballot Initiative
  • Sustainability Incentives
  • Sustainability in all actions
  • Staff and board updates

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

City Council Regular Meeting
The Golden City Council will meet on May 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, City Council will consider the following:
  • Consent Matters - all items are considered routine and are enacted by one motion and one vote. Please see the  meeting agenda for a full list of all items under consideration.
  • The Mayor will proclaim June 2, 2017 as Gun Violence Awareness Day.
  • Resolution No. 2572 is for consideration of the City authorizing the execution of a license agreement with the Colorado Natural History Museum regarding an archaeological dig on City property.
  • City Council will consider an application for subdivision to create a townhome style subdivision plat for a previously authorized mixed use development at the southeast corner of 8th and Arapahoe Streets, solely to allow sale of individual commercial and residential units. City Council will conduct a public hearing.

Following regular business, City Council will adjourn to a Study Session.


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
The Splash Opens this Weekend!
Goggles? Check. Beach towel? Check. Get that bag of water park fun essentials ready - the Splash at Fossil Trace opens for another great summer season this weekend on May 27, 2017.

Day passes are available as well as 10-visit passes and season passes. 

Visit  www.splashingolden.com for more information.

When the mercury shoots up, cool down at the Splash!

Memorial Day Ceremony at the Golden Cemetery
Join VFW Post 4171 at the Golden Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 29, to honor those who died in active military service. 

The service will begin at 11 a.m.
Golden Bike Cruise
Pump up your tires and get your costumes ready, the Golden Bike Cruise is celebrating its first decade! For those unfamiliar with the event, the cruise takes place on the last Tuesday of the month, from May through September, and starts in the parking lot next to the Golden Library. The cruise has grown over the years and the addition of beer, food and live music have made the event a definite favorite with locals.

Sponsored by the Golden Community Commons, the event starts at 6 p.m. on May 30 with live music from local bands, local brews from New Terrain Brewery and food provided by Bob's Atomic Burgers. Bring canned goods for a chance to win prizes and giveaways. Each month has a theme, and this month is all about Superheroes! At 7 p.m., the bicycle cruise departs, looping through parks and neighborhoods on the bike trails.

For more details,  visit  Facebook.com/thegoldencruise .
Local Licensing Authority Meeting (Rescheduled)
The Local Licensing Authority will meet on May 31 at 2:30 a.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
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 23 - 30
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - May 23 & 30, 4 p.m.
  • Library for All - Interactive Program for Adults with Disabilities - May 25, 11:30 a.m. 
  • Learn to use Facebook - May 25, 2:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up) - May 25, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (kids under 6) - May 26, 11 a.m.
  • DIY Lab: Sew your own...(all ages) - May 27, 1 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Hands-on History Camp spots still available!
If you haven't signed your kid up for Hands-on History summer camp yet, don't wait too long - spots are filling up!

If you're unfamiliar, Hands-on History camp is a fun-filled weeklong day camp at the Clear Creek History Park for kids ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 11. Campers use their hands as much as their brains in Dirty Jobs or they'll time-travel to the 1800s when they learn how to prepare biscuits on the wood stove in Pioneer Kids - and that's just two of the five different themes available over the summer. Campers participate in either full-day or half-day sessions, and there are two different themes offered each week, one each in the morning and afternoon sessions. Read about all  five different themes and see the schedule of classes when each is offered at  GoldenHistory.org/HOH. There you'll also find a registration link, and parent information and camp policies.

HOH's "home base" will be inside the historic Reynolds Cabin in the Clear Creek History Park near the corner of 11th and Illinois Streets in downtown Golden. For activities, campers and instructors may also travel throughout downtown Golden and all three of Golden History Museums' locations. There will be an average ratio of one teacher for every ten students or less.
Let's go ride a bike!
Trying to think of ways to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend? Why not check out a bike from the Golden Bike Library and enjoy a ride around town! 

The first two hours are free, and after that it's just $10 per day to enjoy the use of a bike. Unlike other bicycle share programs, the Golden Bike Library has a variety of sizes for all types of riders, from little to long-legged.

Stop by the Golden Visitor Center and see how easy it is. You can even reserve one in advance online at www.goldenbikelibrary.com and fill out a waiver to make the process quick. You'll also find helpful maps to help plan your ride.

See you on the trail!
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.