May 30 - Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Must be summer in Golden!

The Splash at Fossil Trace waterpark opened last weekend, the Golden Farmer's Market opens this weekend... it must be summer!

Summer is always a great time to live in and visit Golden. The parks are green and inviting, downtown is bustling with outdoor dining and shoppers enjoying the great weather, and the Clear Creek Trail is hopping with bikers, strollers and kayakers.

We hope everyone had a fun and safe Memorial Day this weekend. Keep reading for more happening in Golden this week and coming up.

Welcome to summer!

Your friends from the City of Golden
Current Projects
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Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
 
The new phase 4 traffic switch date is June 8. This phase will move US 6 through traffic on to the new pavement under the lid.
 
The two-week eastbound US 6 off ramp closure is scheduled to begin June 12. Traffic looking to come into Golden from the north along Hwy 93 or from out of the canyon 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. As always, watch for details on the Linking Lookout page will have up to date information.
 
Concrete curbs and medians are mostly finished, we are pouring concrete aprons behind the curbs medians are being fill with planting soil in preparation for landscaping and irrigation and installation. The contractor plans to work this Saturday to complete the aprons.
 
The two rock caps on the south monuments are now in place.
 
Grading for the sidewalk and westbound 19th Street lane on the north side of 19th should resume this week.
 
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!!!
Streets/Stormwater

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. Trail should be completely opened later this week - weather permitting.
2017 Utility Replacement

Sewer main replacement on 7th is complete.  Water main replacement has begun on W 4th Ave and Pike St. The contractor has several crews working on this project to complete it quickly.
6200 Tank Painting

Contractor work on intermediate coat is complete.  Substantial completion inspection completed and punch list has been submitted to the contractor.
New Water Meter
Water Meter Replacement project

Replacements and upgrades continue citywide. There are approximately 150 meters left, most of which need residents to make appointments to schedule the change.

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.

More than 700 residents have signed up for the Aquahawk water meter customer portal.
Upcoming Events
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
 
The Local Licensing Authority will meet on May 31 at 2:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For a full list of all licenses under consideration, please see the meeting agenda.

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 June 1 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, PAC will consider the following:
  • Public comment and possible recommendation to the city regarding the William Gee proposal for the 6th and 19th Interchange art installation (see more information below).
  • Art in Society Grant Application update.
  • Plaques
  • Staff updates regarding North Washington Park project, Shoshone Spirit installation and Ulysses Park donation.
For more information, please see the meeting agenda.

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.
West Metro Relay for Life Survivor Dinner
 
The West Metro Relay for Life is an annual fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. One of the core values of Relay for Life is the celebration of survivorship and the support of caregivers throughout the cancer journey. 

This dinner celebrates those who have survived cancer and gives hope to those still facing the battle.  Survivors of all ages and of all types of cancer are invited to join for a free dinner.

The dinner will take place at the First Methodist Church of Golden at 1500 Ford Street on June 2 at 6:30 p.m. If you would like to attend, please RSVP Cherry Stroup at 303-526-9213 or cherry.stroup@gmail.com.

For more information about the West Metro Relay for Life, visit RelayForLife.org/westmetroco
7th Annual Senior Law Day
 
The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office is hosting its 7th Annual Senior Law Day on June 3, offering educational seminars for seniors and for adults who may be facing challenges with their aging parents.

There are 18 valuable workshops, including topics on Medicare/Medicaid Issues; Wills/Trusts; End of Life Issues; Powers-of-Attorney, Probate, Conservatorship and Guardianship; Investment Fraud; and Identity Theft. Attorneys and representatives from a variety of community resources will be available to answer individual questions. The "Ask-an-Attorney" feature offers free 15-minute consultations.

Senior Law Day is Saturday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Mile Hi Church.
Registration is only $10 and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and the new Colorado Senior Law Handbook, a publication of the Colorado Bar Association. Payment must made by check or money order.
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighorhoods
 
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 June 3 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 Farmers Market
 
Come out to the first Farmers Market of the season! Find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and social gathering space every Saturday, June 3 through Oct. 7 (excluding Saturday, July 29 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  www.GoldenChamber.org.
Kids Bike Rodeo
 
Get a safe start to summer! The City of Golden is partnering with Bicycle Colorado for a Kids' Bike Rodeo. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2016 at the Coors Tek parking lot on the corner of 10th and Jackson Streets (across the street from Parfet Park).

Children do not need to bring bikes, but should bring helmets if they have them. Bicycle Colorado will assist with proper helmet fitting for children. This is a great opportunity for children to learn safety techniques. Bike rodeos are recommended for children ages 4 to 13. Bicycles and striders will be provided. Children can come anytime and go through the course as many times as they like!
The event is completely free.

For more information, contact Nick Eagleson at 303-384-8096 or by email at  neagleson@cityofgolden.net.
Camp GO at the Golden Library
 
Camp GO

Historic Preservation Board Meeting
 
The Historic Preservation Board will meet on June 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, HPB will consider an application requesting Historic Site Designation for the Piggly Wiggly site, located at 807 13th Street.

For more information please see the meeting agenda.

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 30 to June 6
 
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - May 30 & June 6, 4 p.m.
  • Summer Reading Kick-Off - June 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up) - June 1, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Galactic Design Projects (ages 12 to 18) - June 2, 2 p.m.
  • Paws for Reading - June 3, 1 p.m.
  • Teens After Hours: Harry Potter Night - June 3, 6 p.m.
  • LibLab: Speaker in a Cup - June 6, 2 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - June 6, 5:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Help the GHM select a mascot for kids!

The Golden History Museum is in the process of selecting a mascot figure for a series of family-oriented labels that will go on display at the Golden History Museum, and they want want your feedback!

The museum is seeking feedback from both adults and kids! Kids are invited to take the survey by themselves or together with parents. No personal information will be asked other than age, so this is completely anonymous.

The family labels will be used to engage family members of all ages. You'll have five to consider, but ultimately only one mascot will take over all duties guiding families through all the galleries.
Click the image to the right to take the survey, and thanks for your help!
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.
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.