November 12 2019 Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Election Day Results
Golden voters elected a new Mayor and two district City Council members on Tuesday, November 5.

Although results are still considered unofficial from the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder's Office,  we would like to congratulate the apparent winners for Golden Council seats:  Laura Weinberg is elected as Mayor, JJ Trout is elected to represent District One and Casey Brown is re-elected to represent District Two.

Jefferson County will certify the 2019 election no later than November 27. During the January 9, 2020 Council meeting, the City will recognize outgoing council members and swear in incoming elected officials. At this meeting, Laura Weinberg will vacate her current council seat in Ward 4. This vacancy will then be filled at a special election with a date yet to be determined.

It's Fall Yard Waste Collection Week!

For residents who participate in the Pay as You Throw (PAYT) program, the Fall Yard Waste Collection is scheduled THIS WEEK!

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. Material may be placed in reusable containers of your choice or in compostable bags available for purchase at Meyers Hardware, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores. Yard Waste for this collection is limited to grass clippings, pine needles, leaves, weeds, branches, sawdust, ground or chipped wood.

Guidelines do apply, so please visit our Yard Waste Collection Days page for more information.
Warm Socks for Cold Feet Drive

Did you know? The item most needed by homeless men, women and children is new socks. Especially during this season of cold days and nights.
For the rest of November, a bin will be available at the Golden Visitors Center (1010 Washington Ave.), Golden City Hall (911 10th Street) and participating churches and schools around town to collect donations of new socks. 

The socks collected will then be given to the people who need them most.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EdComm) will meet  tonight, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St. 

During the meeting, EdComm members will consider the following items:
  • Election of officers and Visit Golden liaison appointment
  • Community partnering proposal with the Jefferson County Business Resource Center
    Program updates and 2019 budget review
For more information, see the  meeting agenda .

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Citizens Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizens Budget Advisory Committee will meet  Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 a.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St. 

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Mines Community Meetings
City Council Regular Meeting & GDGID Meeting
City Council will meet on Thursday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th St. 

City Council Regular Business Meeting:
At the meeting, City Council will conduct the following business:
  • 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 make two proclamations: 2019 National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week - November 16-24, 2019 and Small Business Saturday - November 30, 2019.
  • City Council will conduct a second public hearing on the 2020 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). A final public hearing to consider adoption of the budget will be held on December 5.
  • Staff will seek direction from City Council about next steps in the Astor House project. 
Golden Downtown General Improvement District Business Meeting:
During the  Golden Downtown General Improvement District Business Meeting (GDGID), the board will consider the following items:
  • An updated lease of existing private parking spaces (previously known as the Foss lot) located at the northeast corner of 13th and Arapahoe Streets.
  • The GDGID Board of Directors will consider the 2019 annual budget and a resolution setting the district mill levy.
For more information, see the    meeting agenda.

Following the regular meeting and the  Golden Downtown General Improvement District Business Meeting , Council will adjourn into Executive Session.

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Shelton Elementary 2018-2019 Kindergarten Open House
The Shelton Elementary 2018-2019 Kindergarten Open House allows parents and future students (Class of 2032) to meet this year's kindergarten teachers, the Principal and other staff members.

When: Friday, November 15, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Shelton Elementary, 420 Crawford Street, Golden

After a brief introduction from the Principal and kindergarten teachers there will be time for questions and answers.

To conclude the evening, there will be staff-guided tour of the school and the opportunity to see kindergarten classrooms.

Call Shelton directly with questions at 303-982-5686.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet  Monday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St. 

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority (LLA) will meet  Tuesday, November 19 at 2:30 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St. 

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Golden United Housing Task Force
The community-driven Golden United Housing Task force is advancing actions to improve access to affordable housing for all income levels while preserving Golden's unique small town character.

The full Housing Task Force will meet on Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This will feature a discussion with CSM on how we can work together to address and manage student housing needs.

Following that, the Preserving Existing Housing Subgroup will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

All are welcome to both meetings in the "fish bowl" meeting room at the Colorado School of Mines Arthur Lakes Library at 1500 Illinois Street, Golden.
8th Street Redesign Public Meeting
Public Meeting
On Tuesday, November 19, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St., the City will hold a meeting to discuss the redesign of 8th Street. 

City staff will conduct an initial meeting to discuss the preferred goals and outcomes of a redesign of the 8th St. Streetscape. This meeting will specifically target goals and outcomes as opposed to specific design details. Once gathered, City staff will utilize the prioritized goals to draft an initial approach to street design.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet  Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m.  in Council Chambers 911 10th St. 

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
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:
  • November 16, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Golden Past-port Series: Funicular
  • November 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | A Ragged Rabble of Opportunists
Visit  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 for a calendar of upcoming events. There you can also register for  programs that require pre-registration.
Around Town
Guiding Golden Logo
Visit and give us your feedback!
There are several projects on our Community Engagement website at actively seeking feedback.

West Downtown Neighborhood Plan
An initial draft of the the West Downtown Neighborhood Plan has been completed. Over the next few weeks, the Planning Division will be accepting comments regarding the draft and will work to incorporate them before the final draft is reviewed by Planning Commission and City Council.

DeLong Park Planning
Ever wanted to design your own park? Now's your chance! City staff is seeking guidance on what amenities the community would like to see featured in the park currently being planned at 395 23rd Street. Take the amenities poll and have your say!

Transportation Master Plan
The initial draft of the Transportation Master Plan, which will provide a long-term multimodal transportation vision for the City of Golden is complete. "Cruise" over to Guiding Golden to see the draft and let us know what you think!

Prioritizing our Community's Sustainability Initiatives
Last year, the Golden community weighed in on updating the 10-year old Sustainability Goals, and Golden adopted new goals this past February. Now we need your help again to prioritize the great ideas for projects and policies that came from the community.

You'll find all of these projects (and more!) at
Upcoming Trail Closure in Clear Creek Canyon Park
Peaks to Plains Trail
Construction on the Mouth of the Canyon segment of the Peaks to Plains Trail will begin soon, which means the main lot near the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon at the intersection of US 6,Hwy 93 and Hwy 58 will be closed for the duration of construction. 

The project is estimated to be complete in late fall 2020, and will include a new trailhead, flush restroom, 130 parking spaces, shade shelters, and an overlook.
Current Projects
2019 Street Improvement Program

Paving operations are complete for the year. Here are the highlights:
  • 28 road segments repaved
  • 2 parking lots
  • 1,358,541 square feet of asphalt replaced
  • 18,930 tons of new hot mix asphalt
  • 234 valve boxes and manholes adjusted
Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
2019 Concrete Replacement Program

Fasick Concrete began work on the intersection of 17th and Washington last week. Work consists of modifying all four corners of the intersection to improve the pedestrian crossing. 

Weather dependent, the work is anticipated to take another week. There will be no detour in place for the duration. Work will take place under single lane closures with flaggers.

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
2019 Utility Replacement

Sewer main construction at 9th and Maple to 8th Street is completed, and concrete and asphalt repairs are scheduled, weather permitting.

Seeding at the CSM survey field and some concrete repairs on Johnson Road still need to be completed on the watermain replacements in those areas.

Please contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 with any questions.
Street Closures
  • Sept 25 - Nov 21:  14th St. from Cheyenne to the alley between Cheyenne and Illinois - construction will impact a parking lane and sidewalk.
  • Oct 1 - Jan 3:  Cheyenne St. from 8th to 7th - sidewalk will be impacted by new construction on the lot.
  • Nov 6 - 18:  13th St. from Cheyenne to Arapahoe - traffic and parking lanes will be impacted by boring.
  • Nov 6 - 20:  W. 4th Ave from Homestead Cir to Heritage Rd - traffic only on the south side of W 4th to work on a pole.
  • Nov 7 - 15:  Washington Ave between 10th and 11th Streets - traffic lanes and sidewalks will be impacted by removal of panel to fix existing conduit.
  • Nov 11 - 25: 1218 Washington Ave. - scaffolding will impact the sidewalk in front of the store at this address.
  • Nov 11 - 15:  Ptarmigan St. from Partridge Circle to Norman St. - a traffic lane will be impacted by UG cable replacement.
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th Streets (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended until Nov 16. Due to the construction activity, parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • The closure of 17th St. from Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St. has been extended.
  • Sept 5 - Jan 3:  A parking lane at 708 and 710 Cheyenne will be impacted due to construction.
  • Oct 2 - Nov 30:  A parking lane on Table Drive behind 2127 Vernon Drive will be impacted for construction of residence at 2127 Vernon Drive.