Weekly Digest May 7 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Movies & Music in the Park Poll

Vote for a movie 2019
And the winner is....(drum roll please)... Incredibles 2 with 55% of the vote. Ralph Breaks the Internet came in second with 26% of the vote and Bumblebee took 19% of the vote. Thanks to everyone who voted last month!

Curious about the rest of the lineup of movies coming to Parfet Park on Fridays this August? Visit www.cityofgolden.net/Movies&Music  tomorrow afternoon to find out!

Spring Yard Waste Collection - next week!

If you've been procrastinating spring garden clean-up, now's the time to get moving! Customers who subscribe to the City of Golden's trash service through Alpine Waste can participate in the semi-annual yard waste collection next week, May 13 to 17 for free disposal of your yard and garden's organic debris.

Yard waste 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.

Place material in reusable containers of your choice, or in compostable bags available from home improvement stores. Yard waste for this collection is limited to grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, ground and chipped wood. Please see our  Yard Waste Collection page for full guidelines on what can and cannot be collected.

Happy Mother's Day

The City of Golden wishes all our Golden moms out there a very Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mothers Day
Current Projects
Lions Park Playground Improvements

During the week of May 13, the Golden Parks Division will be facilitating exciting improvements to the Lions Park Playground. Residents will notice installation of two new replacement slides and a new playground surface. These improvements will give the playground a new look and address standard maintenance and safety. 

For more information, contact Rod Tarullo, Director of Parks, Recreation and Golf, 303-384-8120.
Kinney Run Trail Shelter
Shelter Removal Along Kinney Run Trail

The shelter and bench along Kinney Run Trail has served the community well. Due to structural and safety issues, however, staff plan to remove the shelter this spring. Staff will preserve Memorial plaques.

For more information, contact Rod Tarullo, Director of Parks, Recreation and Golf, 303-384-8120.
Street Closures
  • Overhead to underground electric utility work for the new subdivision at Ulysses and 10th Ave is expected to begin April 12 and last until approximately May 17 . One lane will be closed on Ulysses from W. 10th Ave to W. 12th Ave.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Parking on 12th Street will be limited between Washington and Jackson due to construction activities at Buffalo Rose and Tributary. Dumpsters will occupy parking spots on both sides of 12th between May 6 and 21.
Washington Complete Street Project

Replacement of the water main on North Washington Avenue is complete. Work reconfiguring the pedestrian ramps has begun on the west side of the Hwy 58 bridge. Lighting, irrigation and landscaping continue throughout all phases of the project. 

Final paving, pavement markings and striping is scheduled for the week of May 13, weather dependent. Once striping is complete, Washington Avenue 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.
Upcoming Events
Regular City Council Meeting
City Council will meet Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St.
During the meeting, City Council will consider the following:
  • 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 pass two Proclamations: Public Service Recognition Week, May 5 - 11, 2019; National Police Week, May 12 - 18, 2019
  • As a follow-up to recent discussions surrounding the temporary limited moratorium enacted by City Council, Council will review a Neighborhood Plan Implementation Update released in February 2019. It is expected that Council will focus on capital investment and program recommendations rather than land use code items which are already proceeding under a separate schedule. Council may provide direction related to future programs and projects.
  • Council will review the status of community discussions regarding potential capital revenue sources and uses, and specifically a potential lodging tax. This discussion will update the prior discussions from the fall of 2018. City Council may provide direction for city actions regarding such proposals.
For more information, see the meeting agenda.
For information on upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Saturday, May 11 is the 27th annual Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, when postal workers all over the country collect food from patrons on their routes and deliver those contributions to local community food banks.

To participate, simply put non-perishable food in a sack next to your mailbox in the morning and your donation will be collected and used to help fellow Golden residents in need.
A Greener Golden Annual Celebration
Garden in a Box pick up
Kick-off the growing season by attending the annual Greener Golden celebration this Saturday, May 11 from noon to 3 p.m. at the City of Golden Public Works Building (1445 10th St.). 

* Pick up your pre-ordered Garden In A Box.
* Tour the Golden Community Garden and learn about opportunities to participate.
* Learn about the City's Sustainability programs, including water conservation and free sprinkler inspections.
* Find out how to deal with your green waste and how best to divert these materials from the landfill.

Learn more about the Garden In A Box program, or pre-order your garden at ResourceCentral.org/Gardens
Golden Safety Academy

The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.
Next Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. get your Heartsaver CPR Certification in the Fire Department Training Room, 911 10th St.
Classes are free but seating is limited, so reserve your spot in advance.
Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet Monday, May 13 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 .
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet Tuesday, May 14 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 .
Golden Community Pride Days
Golden Community Pride Days
It's almost that time of year again - Community Pride Days! That means, if you're a Golden resident, you can bring your unwanted junk for free disposal to the City Shops building located at 1300 Catamount Drive on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.

You'll need a current driver's license with your address in order to participate. (Don't know if your house is within City limits? Check  Jeffco.us/awiz  to find out for sure).

For more information about what is and is not accepted, please visit our  Community Pride Days page .

*Please note, paper shredding will ONLY be available on May 18, NOT on May 19.
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 
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
Professional landscaping (without the price tag)

Garden in a Box flowers
When it comes to landscaping, it's sometimes hard to know where to start - which plants? Where to plant them? When to plant them? How to space them? That's where a 
professional garden design comes in handy - but it usually comes at a price! 

Garden In A Box is like having a pro in your pocket for a fraction of the cost. Plus, each garden is  specifically designed with Colorado's soil in mind. 

Visit ResourceCentral.org/Gardens to order your water-wise Garden In A Box today, and see if you  qualify for a $25 discount for City of Golden customers.
Purge the Spurge

The City of Golden is asking residents to help eradicate Myrtle Spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites). The Colorado Department of Agriculture has classified Myrtle Spurge as a noxious weed list A species that is designated for eradication in the state.

How to identify Myrtle Spurge
  • A low growing perennial with trailing fleshy stems.
  • Leaves are fleshy, blue-green and alternate.
  • Flowers are inconspicuous with yellow-green, petal-like bracts that appear from March to May.
  • Reproduction is by seed and is capable of projecting seeds up to 15 feet.
  • Plants contain a TOXIC, milky latex sap that causes severe skin irritations.
  • It was popular in xeriscapes and rock gardens.
  • Prefers direct sunlight but is shade tolerant.
Environmental impact
Myrtle Spurge negatively impacts the local ecology by escaping gardens and out-competes native foliage. It reduces forage for wildlife because the entire plant is considered poisonous due to the toxic, milky latex sap.

How to remove Myrtle Spurge
Residents should immediately remove all Myrtle Spurge from their landscapes. The plant is most easily removed during spring time. Please remove myrtle spurge using the following methods:
  • Mechanical - Hand pull the plant when soil is moist. Wear protective gloves to protect yourself from the TOXIC, milky latex sap. DO NOT HANDLE myrtle spurge with bare hands. Be certain to pull all the roots and dispose of the plant completely. Place in a plastic bag and place in the trash. Do not compost.
  • Chemical - Broadleaf herbicides, found at garden supply stores that contain 2,4-d, will kill the weed. Caution must be used while using any herbicide. Follow all directions provided with any product.
For questions or to report sightings of myrtle spurge contact the City of Golden Parks department at (303) 384-8142.
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.