Weekly Digest October 1 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
LGAA Candidate Forum
Candidate Forum
The Leadership Golden Alumni Association (LGAA) is hosting a Candidate Forum in connection with this year's Golden election of City Councilors.

The forum will allow each candidate to make an opening and closing statement. In between, candidates will respond to questions developed by the LGAA membership and the public.

The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 3 in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

The Candidate Forum will also be broadcast live and re-broadcast on Cable Channel 8/880 as well as the city website on the   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .

For more information, contact Bill McKee at wmckee@comcast.net.
Upcoming Events
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, Planning Commission will review changes to PC18-37, a site plan previously approved on January 2, 2019. The applicant is proposing to reduce the scale of the project, which does not trigger formal review, but Commission and the public will have an opportunity to provide comments in a public hearing format.

Following regular business, they will adjourn into study session to discuss Capital Improvement Program recommendations.

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.
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission (PAC) will meet Thursday, October 3 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, PAC will discuss the following items:
  • Prototype/Maquette Policy
  • Guide by Cell quote
  • Run and Fly relocation
  • Golden Touch (Miner) relocation from 13th Street
  • Retreat dates
  • Golden Fire Department sculpture project
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 .
Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference & Community Wellness Fair
Helping Kids Thrive logo

The Rotary Club of Golden and Jefferson Center have joined forces to present a free event at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses Street on October 3 from 5 to 8:45 p.m. for the Golden  community, providing resources and hands-on practical information for parents, caregivers and guardians to help children of all ages grow in positive ways.

Participants can choose two classes from a number of educational opportunities available. While adults learn from expert educators, children will enjoy fun, supervised activities, and a light dinner. Drinks and sandwiches will be served to all participants.

To register and read a description of all the classes available, visit www.jcmh.org/events/helpingkidsthrive.

Spanish translation is also available by calling 303-432-5325.
9Health Fair
9Health Fair offers affordable and convenient health screenings. Many of the screenings are available for free, others, including blood lab work, are available at a low cost.

The 9Health Fair takes place on Saturday, October 5 from 8 a.m. to noon at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses St.

For info on costs, screenings and to preregister, visit  www.9healthfair.org.
Golden Farmers Market - final one this year!
Farmers Market veggies
Visit the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, October 5, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for
 local produce, prepared foods, fresh flowers and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences and social gathering spaces. 

The Farmers Market happens every Saturday through October 5, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. so this is the final one of the season! 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  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Golden Super Cruise
Super Cruise Vintage Car
For the final time this season car lovers gather along South Golden Road to watch hot rods, classic cars, and custom rides of all kinds do what they do best - cruise! 
This is Colorado's biggest annual car cruise, and it happens on the first Saturday of each month, May through October.
Sit back and watch the vintage cars roll by this Saturday October 5 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for the final cruise of the year.
Learn more at www.goldensupercruise.com.
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board meets Monday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, board members will consider the following items:
  • A representative with History Colorado will provide an update regarding Certified Local Governments review process for commercial and residential tax credits.
  • HPB will review plans for demolition of an existing commercial structure, and the construction of a new mixed-use project, located at 2101 Ford Street, in the East Street Historic District.
  • A courtesy review of several façade changes to the Ace-High Tavern located at 1218 Washington Avenue.

For more information, see the meeting agenda.


For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission meets Tuesday, October 8 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.
Help Prioritize our Community's Sustainability Initiatives

Sustainability Initiatives Postcard
Last year, the Golden community weighed in on updating the 10-year old Sustainability Goals. With your help, 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. Join us Wednesday, October 9 at the American Mountaineering Center to give your input to the Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) on numerous sustainability initiatives. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation starting at 7 p.m. The event will conclude at 9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Your input will be used to prioritize and inform recommendations of new programs by the Board and will also be used to update the City of Golden Sustainability Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is a roadmap to meeting Golden's ambitious sustainability goals, including new policies and plans for the next five years. For more information, contact Golden Sustainability at goldensustainability@cityofgolden.net .
Organic Compost Facility Tour
In this behind-the-scenes tour on Thursday, October 10 from 1:30 - 6 p.m., you will see how your food and yard waste is processed into a valuable soil amendment. The City's waste contractor, Alpine Waste and Recycling, operates a Class II compost processing facility at its East Regional Landfill campus, where it actively turns Golden's collected compostable material into nutrient rich and valuable compost for sale to the landscaping and agricultural industries.

How to Participate
Participants should plan to meet at City Hall (911 10th St, Golden) at 1:30 p.m. Transportation to the facility will be provided and it is about an hour drive. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as the tour is outside. Expect the tour to last an hour. The tour will return to Golden around 6 p.m. Space is limited, so sign up today by emailing  goldensustainabilty@cityofgolden.net.
Materials Recycling Facility Tour
Open your eyes to the fascinating world of recycling! Where does my Recycling go? Can I leave the tops on my containers? How do tiny pieces of glass get sorted? What's the deal with China anyway? All of these questions and more will be answered during a tour on Friday, October 11 from 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

How to Participate
Participants should plan to meet at City Hall (911 10th St, Golden) at 2:30 p.m. Transportation to the facility will be provided. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Expect the tour to last around an hour and a half. The tour will return to Golden around 5:30 p.m. Space is limited, so sign up today by emailing  goldensustainabilty@cityofgolden.net.
Nonprofit Expo
Golden Non-Profit Expo
Golden is home to many nonprofits that benefit our community. Art, history, hiking, biking, home rehab, feeding the hungry - our nonprofits do it all to make our community stronger and collaboration is key.

Stop by Golden High School, 701 24th St. on Sunday,  October 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. to meet nonprofit representatives and pick up information on their projects and goals.

Everyone is welcome!
Golden Mayor's Community Celebration

Mayors Award Crowd
Join Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan for the Mayor's Community Celebration.

This free event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 at the Student Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus.

The night will begin with a performance from the Mines Band, led by Mines Music Director Robert Klimek. Then join the Mayor in recognizing Goldenites who have contributed greatly to making a difference in the community. Following the presentation of the awards, we are pleased to introduce Dr. Martín Carcasson as the evening's keynote speaker.

Martín Carcasson, Ph.D., is a professor in the Communication Studies department of Colorado State University (CSU), the founder and director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation (CPD), which was recently awarded a "Civvy" Award in Washington, D.C. as a national example of a best practice in civic collaboration and collective action. Dr. Carcasson's research focuses on helping local communities address "wicked problems" more productively through improved public communication, community problem solving, and collaborative decision-making. The CPD is a practical, applied extension of his work, and functions as an impartial resource dedicated to enhancing local democracy in Northern Colorado. Dr. Carcasson and the staff train students to serve as impartial facilitators, who then work with local governments, school boards, and community organizations to design, facilitate, and report on innovative projects and events on key community issues.

Dr. Carcasson will talk about how conversations between neighbors, and strong community dedication to deliberate engagement, can result in respectful and collaborative community results.

There is no need to RSVP for this free event. Simply come and celebrate the contributions of members of the Golden community!

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:
  • October 5, 6 - 9 p.m. | Black and White Night
  • October 21, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | Wild Things in Ancient Places: The Archaeology of the National Wildlife Refuges
  • October 26, 10 - 11:30 a.m. & 12 - 1:30 p.m. | Golden Cemetery Tours
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
Jeffco Open Space PROTECT Survey
Jeffco Open Space Survey
Jeffco Open Space is developing a framework to achieve their long-term vision. The framework includes a 5-year Conservation Greenprint, Jeffco Trails Plan, and plans for each of their 27 parks. Each plan identifies specific actions and timelines.

You are invited to help shape the plan by taking the PROTECT survey, which focuses on Jeffco Open Space's mission to protect parks and natural resources. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey and help construct Jeffco Open Space's framework for the next five years.

The survey is available in both ENGLISH and SPANISH.

Current Projects
2019 Utility Replacement

Sewer main construction at 9th and Maple Streets to 8th Street began today, October 1.
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.
2019 Concrete Replacement

Fasick Concrete is continuing work on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive. Concrete replacement has been completed, and crews will spend the next week performing landscape restoration and sprinkler repairs.

Please contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 with any questions.
2019 Street Improvement Program

Work is wrapping up on the street improvement program. Martin Marietta will complete Eagle Ridge Dr this week. Restriping will take place in the coming weeks.

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
Other 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.
  • Sept 23 - Oct 11: 8th St from 1470 to 1231 will be impacted with work on a new sewer main
  • Sept 30 - Oct 4: 102 Ruby Dr from Washington to Iowa - traffic lane will be impacted by directional boring
  • Sept 30 - Oct 11: 8th, 9th, 10th St and alleys - parking lane will be impacted by aerial fiber work
  • Oct 1 - 3: Cascade Dr from Ridge Rd to Cressman Ct - parking lane will be impacted for relocation of Comcast PED
  • Oct 1 - 31: 16th St from Illinois to Arapahoe - a traffic lane and part of the sidewalk will be impacted by construction equipment
  • Oct. 2 - Nov 30: Table Dr at 2127 Vernon will have a parking lane impacted by staging for a construction project.
  • Oct 7 - 25: Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Illinois, Maple, 3rd - 6th St
    traffic lane, parking lane, sidewalk and alley will be impacted by fiber work. 
  • Oct 10 - 21: Table Mt Parkway from Table Mt Dr to McIntyre St - a traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by directional boring.
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended until Oct 9. Due to the construction activity, parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • Sept 5 - Jan 3: A parking lane at 708 and 710 Cheyenne will be impacted due to construction.