Weekly Digest - November 7, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
It's Election Day!

Vote!

If you haven't yet turned in your ballot, there's still time! Check the list of ballot drop-off locations for one near you. 

 

As the evening progresses, you can check the Jefferson County Elections page for election results.

 

Please keep reading for more updates and a look at what's happening in Golden, and have a great week!


Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
 
There will be intermittent short closures as landscaping and punchlist items are completed.
 
The project website remains up and active until we complete a couple of follow up activities:  a traffic study to verify that the intersection is working as expected and a noise study to verify the noise modeling that we did prior to construction. Results of those efforts will be posted to the website when they are complete in the next month or so. The webcam is no longer active.
Stormwater

There have been reports of ice on the trail near the triangle off 6th Ave. and Kenney Run. There is a naturally occurring spring at this location that is seeping through and leaving water on the trail. Signs have been set up to warn people about the ice. This is an area within the scope of work for the new elk crossing so a permanent fix is not planned at this time.
Streets

City crews will be doing leaf sweeping over the next few weeks, weather permitting. Please note that the fewer vehicles on the street, the easier it is for crews to move leaf debris.
Utility Replacement

East/Ford Street sewer manhole installs are now complete. 

The contractor is currently working on sanitary sewer improvements on Orion/Orchard Streets.
Heritage Road Engineering Study

Bohannan Huston's draft version of Heritage Road has been received for review prior to public input. The study is available for review below. Also available for download is the engineering study recommendations presentation from the Oct. 23, 2017 meeting.
Upcoming Events
Parks & Recreation Advisory Study Session
 
The Parks & Recreation Advisory Board will meet in study session on November 7 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, the following will be under consideration:
  • Crime Prevention - Park Rules discussion
  • Special interest group process discussion
For a full agenda of all items to be considered, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
 
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee will meet in study session on November 7 at 7:30 a.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
City Council Regular Meeting
 
Golden City Council will meet in regular session on Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street.

At the meeting, the following will be under consideration:
  • Consent Matters - All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. For more information about Consent Matters items up for approval, please view the meeting agenda.
  • Staff prepared Resolution No. 2590 for City Council's consideration. If passed, the Resolution would appoint Kissinger & Fellman P.C. as Special Legal Counsel to represent the City of Golden pertaining to the City's regulation of wireless communication facilities, pursuant to section 9.1 of the City's Charter.
  • A representative from Kissinger & Fellman P.C. will be making a presentation on some of the fundamental changes in the telecommunication environment, particularly as it relates to small cell wireless. City Councilors are encouraged to utilize this opportunity to ask questions and discuss potential changes to Ordinance 2064. 
  • City Council will conduct a public hearing on the Capital Improvement Plan and 2018 Operating and Capital Budget. A final public hearing is scheduled for December 7.
Following the regular meeting, City Council will adjourn to study session.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Free Eye Exams and Glasses
 
Avenue Vision in Downtown Golden at 1208 Washington Ave, is hosting a Community Give Back Day on Monday, November 13 from 12:30 - 6 p.m.

Each quarter, the doctors and staff at Avenue Vision provide an afternoon of free eye exams and glasses to those persons who would not otherwise have access to routine eye health services and prescription eyewear. The service is offered to any individual in need, and requires no prior authorization or referral from any agency.

If you wish to make an appointment, simply call the office at 303-279-3713, and mention that you need to be seen during the free clinic.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
 
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet on November 13 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
OFA Talks: Public Policies That Affect Us All
 
OFA TALKS is a new and unique forum focused around 12 minute talks on policies affecting each of us- from healthcare to tax policy; "green" technologies to the carbon industries and education.

It's fast, fun, informative, and full of facts. People from all walks of life are welcome and encouraged to attend.  This OFA TALKS event will have five speakers and two moderated, Q&A sessions.

Come out to the American Mountaineering Center on November 14 from 7 to 9 p.m.  All money collected will go to the JeffCo Action Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people on the pathway to self-sufficiency. With $3 you can provide funding for one meal! Tickets are available online.

Limited seating is available! Purchase your tickets in advance or at the door, if still available.

Economic Development Commission Meeting
 
The Economic Development Commission will meet on November 14 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Mending Colorado's Mental Health Presentation
 
Each year, more than one million Coloradans experience a mental health or substance use disorder, yet only half get the care they need. The result: Increased hospitalization, homelessness, incarceration, and one of the highest suicide rates in the nation.

How do we make Colorado a national leader in the prevention and treatment of mental illness? Join Andrew Romanoff, former Speaker of the Colorado House and the current President and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, as he leads a discussion on the benefits of early intervention-and the costs of inaction.

This presentation is open to the public, and will be held  November 15, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Golden Community Center.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Nov. 7 - 14
 
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Nov. 7 & 14, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m..
  • Homework Help - Nov. 8 & 9, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up) - Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship (adults & teens) - Nov. 12, 2:30 p.m.
  • STEM Girls  - Nov. 13, 4 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - Nov. 14, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
Safety Alert! Disposable Fire Extinguisher Recall

Kidde has recalled 37 million fire extinguishers due to safety concerns. 

These fire extinguishers with a plastic handle can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. Is your fire extinguisher among the ones recalled? 

Find out more on the CPSC website.
Smash Those Pumpkins into the Compost Bin

Farewell, Halloween - time to finish off the candy corn and, sweep up the cobwebs. If you still have a slowly decomposing jack-o-lantern outside, do not let it go to waste, use it to help bring new life by adding it to your organic waste compost bin. 

Pumpkins and other food scraps retired to landfills decompose into rotting, methane-belching creatures. Methane is a toxic gas created by buried organic materials and is a common problem for landfills. Pumpkins are organic and compostable. When composted, pumpkins release water and nutrients to help create healthy compost soil. Be sure to remove candles or other non-organic adornments from pumpkins before composting.

New to composting? There is no better time to sign up for the Golden's Green Waste Service. This bi-weekly, year round service is provided by the city's waste contractor, Alpine Waste, and is directly billed to you for $9.45/month. This rate includes a discount each month for Golden residents, provided by the Community Sustainability Advisory Board.

Upon subscribing, you will receive a 96-gallon cart, to start your collection. Rid your yard of fall waste, and pass those Thanksgiving leftovers to your compost bin to ensure a green, sustainable Thanksgiving. Contact Alpine at (303) 277-TRASH (8727) or email golden@alpinewaste.com.