Weekly Digest - May 9, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Golden - a great place to live, a great place to visit

Explore Golden Rally
This week marks National Travel and Tourism Week, an annual national tradition that unites communities across the country to acknowledge what travel means to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being. While we all know what a great place Golden is to live in, it's also an amazing place to visit, packed with beautiful parks, waiting adventures, and fabulous restaurants and shops. Tourism is an important part of our city's economy, and this week offers a good moment to recognize that. Golden kicked off National Travel & Tourism Week with an Explore Golden Rally & Colorado Tourism Office Roadshow event at the Golden Visitors Center yesterday morning. For more information about Golden's Travel and Tourism Week events, please go to Visitgolden.com.   

Keep reading to see what else is on tap in Golden over the next week, and have a wonderful week!

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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. We are getting close to the phase 4 traffic flip, now planned for May 25, so watch for details. As always, the Linking Lookout page will have up-to-date information. The reason it was pushed back is part weather, but also concern over things such as slope stabilization, drainage and median work that could be done after the switch, but in so doing, would be less safe for crews and drivers.
Concrete curbs and medians will be completed, but water from Monday's rains have slowed work. Soil placement and irrigation is occurring for median landscaping on both north and south sides.
The rock facing on the large south bridge monuments is complete, and the rock caps will be placed as soon as soil has dried out so the crane needed to lift them can be set up on the sides of the 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.
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.

Crews have completed paving US 6 in preparation of the Phase 4 traffic flip, now scheduled for May 25.
Paving Linking Lookout

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Mosquito control has begun.
2017 Concrete Replacement

Crews are still working on the north end of town in various locations.
2017 Utility Replacement

Council approved the contract on April 27. Staff is still working with the contractor on a start time.
6200 Tank Painting

The contractor is still working on an intermediate coat this week. The final coat will go on as weather permits.
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.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, EdComm will consider the following:
  • Group discussion with new members about 2017 EdComm Work Plan
  • Communications updates on GURA, Prospect/Development Project Report, Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Marketing Committee

Please see the meeting agenda for more information.


For more information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
City Council Meeting
The Golden City Council will meet on May 11 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 May 15-21 as National Peace Officer's Week.
  • There will be a Marine Corps Memorial Update
  • Council will consider amending the 2017 budget as recommended as a result of various projects and events occurring in 2017 that require adjustments to the budget.
  • The Gateway Village Development team has submitted a final plat to reconfigure the internal lot lines among three lots in the southeast corner of the project at West Colfax Avenue and I-70. The reconfiguration of the three lots and adjustment of easements will accommodate the planned construction of two additional retail buildings as recently presented to Planning Commission.
  • On March 9, 2017, City Council reviewed and supported a design for improvements to 16th Street between Cheyenne and Illinois Streets to add pedestrian and streetscape amenities. Council adopted Resolution 2559 authorizing the concept design, subject to City Council review and approval of a License Agreement detailing responsibilities for repair and maintenance of the improvements, and confirming Council's intent to maintain vehicular traffic on the roadway.
  • Staff will brief City Council on the status of planning and design for various walkability projects funded under the "Miscellaneous Walkability" line item in the Sales and Use Tax Fund. Council may provide direction regarding specific potential projects.
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
8th Annual Greener Golden Event
Please join the City of Golden for our 8th Annual Greener Golden celebration to kick-off the growing season!
When: Saturday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to noon
Where: The City of Golden Public Works Administrative building and the Golden Community Garden. Parking is available at 1445 10th St.
What: Pick up your pre-ordered Garden In A Box.

Tour the Golden Community Garden and learn about opportunities to participate.  Have your questions answered by CSU Extension Master Gardeners and Master Composter

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.
Pick up free compost to amend your garden soil. Bring your own container to fill - buckets, trash cans, old potting mix bags, etc.
Guided Golden Hikes
As part of National Travel and Tourism Week, Visit Golden and the Golden Visitors Center will end the week with a guided hike leaving from the Golden Visitors Center on May 13 at 10 a.m.

Hikers (or walkers) can pick up trail maps, reusable water bottles and more. Learn about Golden's extensive trail system and history. Event times and activities are subject to change. 

Please check VisitGolden.com for the most up-to-date information. 
DDA Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority will meet on May 15 at 6:30 p.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
Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet on May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.

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 9 - 16
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - May 9 & 16, 4 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - May 9, 6 p.m. 
  • Respecting End of Life Wishes: Advance Care Planning for Everyone Signing Party - May 10, 6 p.m.
  • Lunch and Learn (for local businesses and employees) - May 11, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up) - May 11, 5:30 p.m.
  • Teens after Hours: Marshmallow Wars - May 12, 6 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - May 13, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: CoderDojo - May 13, 3:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - May 14, 2:30 p.m.
  • Book Group "My Life on the Road" - May 16, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website .
Around Town
Community Pride Days is around the corner!
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. 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.