Weekly Digest May 28 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Envisioning the Future of Golden

Tuesday, June 4, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Foothills Art Center
809 15th St.
Register online

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.

West Downtown Survey #2 - Final Week to Participate!

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.

Broken Tree Limbs?

Broken Tree Limbs?

Did the snow last week 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.
Upcoming Events
Golden Bicycle Cruise - Grease is the word!
Come rain or shine, the first Golden Bicycle Cruise of the season is tonight, so 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, and that's tonight! Gather this evening,  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. Check their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheGoldenCruise for more on tonight's ride!
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board (MTAB) will meet Tuesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

At the meeting, MTAB will consider the following items:
  • W. 4th Avenue safety referral by Planning Commission
  • Dual frontage lots
Following regular business, MTAB will adjourn into Study Session to discuss a Crosswalk Manual update.

See the meeting agenda for more information.

For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale
The Jeffco Library Foundation Whale of a Used Book Sale is a bi-annual event that raises funds for the Jefferson County Library System while giving book-lovers great deals on books of all kinds! 

The event will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Road in Golden.

Dates and hours of the sale
May 30, 6 - 8 p.m. - Friends Only Night (Memberships available for purchase!)
May 31, 8 - 9 a.m. - Early Bird Entry ($10 Fee)
9 - 5 p.m. - Free to the Public
June 1, 9 - 5 p.m. - Free to the Public
June 2, 11-3 p.m. - Free to the Public
Golden Farmers Market
The Golden Farmers Market opens this Saturday, June 1, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.!

Find local produce, prepared foods, fresh flowers and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences and social gathering space every Saturday, June 1 through October 5, 2019 (excluding Saturday, July 27 for Buffalo Bill Days) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Market is located in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library near the corner of 10th and Illinois Streets.

For more details, visit  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Coffee with a Councilor
Chat with your District One and District Two City Councilors, Casey Brown and Saoirse Charis-Graves, during the June Coffee with a Councilor event on Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. at the home of Patrick and Lisa Vitry, 618 Golden Eagle Circle. 

This is a great opportunity discuss any issue related to the "good of Golden."

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net, or Councilor Casey Brown at 303-900-2003 or  cbrown@cityofgolden.net.
Excellence in Climbing Celebration
Join other climbing enthusiasts at the American Mountaineering Museum on Saturday, June 1 from 3 to 9 p.m. for a festival celebrating all things climbing.

Enjoy games, tours of the American Mountaineering Museum, an Open Air Vendor Village, food trucks and local beverages.

The highlight of the event will be the induction of inspirational climbing heroes into the Hall of Mountaineering Excellence (H.o.M.E.).

Visit the   American Mountaineering Museum website for more information, and to buy tickets.
Super Cruise Vintage Car
Golden Super Cruise
Once a month, car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best - cruise! 

This is Colorado's biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.

Sit back and watch the vintage cars roll by this Saturday, June 1 from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Learn more at  www.goldensupercruise.com.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board (HPB) will meet Monday, June 3 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 .
Transportation Master Plan Community Open House
The Golden Planning Division will host a Community Open House event regarding the Transportation Master Plan. A project vision, project goals and project objective were developed and now the City needs citizen input.

What do you think are the most important goals of the TMP? How should funding be prioritized? Which types of projects are most meaningful to the community?

Join us on Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Golden Community Center.
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 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
Jeffco Open Space Begins Work on Next Trail Segment in Clear Creek Canyon

The vision of a 65-mile trail connecting the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass to downtown Denver takes another step toward reality when work begins later this month on a new segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail at the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon Park.

This 1.75-mile long trail will take off where the existing trail ends at the southeast corner of the U.S. 6/Highway 58/Highway 93 intersection in Golden, and run west past Tunnel 1. At the base of the canyon, the trail will connect to more than 80 miles of existing trail networks to the north, south and east, including downtown Denver.

"This is a quintessential Colorado project to connect people to the recreational opportunities and natural resources in Clear Creek Canyon," said Project Manager Scot Grossman.

The design-build team led by Muller Engineering, Yeh & Associates, Stream Design, ERO Resources and Concrete Express will build three bridges spanning Clear Creek, develop two trailhead areas with restrooms, create better parking facilities at the mouth of the canyon and near Tunnel 1 to accommodate more than 170 vehicles, and restore and open the historic Welch Ditch wooden flume as a hiker-only trail.

Work is starting later this month and will continue until late 2020 to complete this next link of the Peaks to Plains Trail. With most of the initial work taking place along Clear Creek, public impacts in 2019 are expected to be minimal, but there could be short-term delays for people using existing trails as construction equipment moves through the area.

The Peaks to Plains Trail is already complete from Golden to the confluence of the South Platte River, as are many segments at the top of Clear Creek Canyon and Loveland Pass. Clear Creek County Open Space and Jeffco Open Space have previously completed four of the 16 miles within the canyon.

For more information about this project, visit  www.jeffco.us/P2P, call 720-893-1313 or send an email to  peaks2plains@gmail.com.
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.
Golden Goes 100%!

After an extensive community input process, City Council unanimously passed a resolution to formally revise Golden's existing sustainability goals and set new targets related to energy, water and waste. The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) worked diligently to renew the City's commitment to sustainability by creating new sustainability goals.

The City of Golden will:
�� Reach 100% renewable electricity by 2030
�� Reach 100% fossil-fuel free transportation by 2050
�� Reach 100% renewable generation for heating by 2050

Golden Renewable Goals

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 through May 31 as a transformer is installed.
  • 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.
  • 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. Crews are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to take 3 weeks. Please contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 if you have any questions.
Utility Replacement Program

The 2019 Utility Replacement program will begin in mid-June. 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) was completed Friday, May 24 and the road has been re-opened. Striping, signage and pavement markings are scheduled for this week.

Remaining work, including ramps at Hwy 58) is scheduled for this week as well. 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.