Weekly Digest October 15 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
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!
Upcoming Events
Citizen Budget Advisory Committee Meeting
The Citizen Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC) meets Wednesday, October 16 at 7:30 a.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, CBAC will discuss the following items:
  • Review monthly sales and use tax report
  • Discussion on IT and cybersecurity
  • 3rd Quarter financial reports
  • 2020 operating budget
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.
City Council Study Session
Golden City Council will meet Thursday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the study session, City Council will discuss the following items:
  • Staff will present a concept for a proposed "Laundry To Landscape" program to allow single family homes to divert graywater from laundry facilities to outdoor landscape beds. The presentation will include research findings the results of a $25,000 grant received by the City from WaterNow, a recommendation from the Community Sustainability Advisory Board and a draft ordinance for discussion.
  • A presentation of the Community Engagement Planning Guide, which will serve as the City staff's operational standards moving forward. This guide stems from the City Communications and Community Engagement Strategic Framework approved by Council in July 2018.
  • A memo is provided to City Council with history, an overview and current status of the Rooney Road Sports Complex, including plans for upcoming CIP spending.
  • Council will review and discuss the City Manager's recommendation for the 2020 Operating Budget and proposed rate/fee changes in accordance with the provisions of the Charter for the City of Golden.
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.
Whale of a Used Book Sale
Whale of a Used Book Sale
The annual Whale of a Used Book Sale happens October 18 - 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd.

Build your library and find amazing deals with prices starting at just 50 cents, all while supporting the Jefferson County Library Foundation.

Shop for gently used, new and antique books, along with DVDs, CDs, and records for children and adults.

The sale opens to the public on Friday, October 18 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. with free admission, or pay $10 for Early Bird Admission at 8 a.m. On Saturday, the sale is again open from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and teachers, Friends of JCPL and Jeffco Employees enjoy 50% savings on purchases. October 20, the final day of the sale runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit  www.WhaleSale.org.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meets Monday, October 21 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.
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board meets Tuesday, October 22 at 6 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.
Pro Bono Day at Jefferson County Court
Pro Bono Day at Jefferson County Court is an opportunity to receive free legal advice. Members of the public will have up to fifteen minutes to speak with an attorney for various areas of law. No registration is required for this service; it is first-come, first-served.

The event will be held in the main atrium of the Jefferson County Courthouse on Wednesday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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). 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!

Grow with Google: Get your business online
Learn about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get detailed instruction about creating or updating your business profile or a simple website.

Created for Golden and Jeffco business owners, participants will learn how to:
  • Create or claim a Business Profile on Google
  • Manage business info across Google Search and Maps
  • Use Google My Business to connect with potential customers
  • Create a free website using the info from a Business Profile
This workshop is sponsored in part by the City of Golden through support and participation in the Jeffco Economic Development Corp.

Date: Thursday, November 7
Time: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. $10 per person ($15 at door)
Location: Wheat Ridge Recreation Center
4005 Kipling Street, Wheat Ridge

Register online to reserve your spot! 
Registration ends 5 p.m., November 4.

For more details, contact Steve Art with City of Wheat Ridge at sart@ci.wheatridge.co.us.
Town and Gown Book Club
The Happiness Advantage
Are you waiting for success in order to be happy? In the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, you will discover the theory that success does not bring happiness; instead, happiness causes success. 

This is the book featured in the Town and Gown Book Club event. A discussion of the book will take place at noon on Tuesday, November 12 at the Arthur Lakes Library on the Colorado School of Mines campus. Please enroll in the discussion by November 1 to reserve your spot. You can register online . Enrollment is free for this lunch discussion, but you will need to obtain and read the book in advance.

At 4 p.m. on November 12, the author's wife, Michelle Gielan, who published Broadcasting Happiness, will give a public lecture about The Happiness Advantage in Bunker Auditorium inside the CSM Green Center. This is also free. For additional questions please contact Gyasi Evans, gevans@mines.edu.
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 16, 10 - 10:30 a.m. | Storytime
  • October 19, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Golden Past-port Series: Hair Art
  • 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
  • November 6, 6 - 7:30 p.m. | More than a Headstone: The Lives and Legacies of Veterans buried by Fort Morgan National Cemetery
  • November 16, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Golden Past-port Series: Funicular
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
Golden is a SolSmart City!
We are proud to be among the first 300 SolSmart cities, towns, and counties across the country that have worked to advance  solar  energy locally!

Funded by Energy Governance and led by ICMA and The Solar Foundation, SolSmart helps local governments make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. Learn more about the SolSmart program at  www.solsmart.org/SolSmart300
Gwyn Green Scholarship
A campaign recently launched to endow a Red Rocks Community College scholarship fund in honor of Golden's legendary Rep. Gwyn Green, who passed away a year ago. 

Rep. Green cared deeply about caring for the vulnerable and less fortunate members of our community, and this scholarship will help create opportunities, while honoring her legacy.

Learn more at   www.gwyngreenscholarship.org.
LGAA Candidate Forum available online
Candidate Forum 2019 video
If you missed the Candidate Forum hosted by the Leadership Golden Alumni Association (LGAA), you can still watch it! 

A video of the forum is available on the City of Golden YouTube channel, and will be  re-broadcast on Cable Channel 8/880 throughout the month of October. You can also stream the forum on the CityofGolden.net website at   Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Current Projects
2019 Street Improvement Program

All paving operations have been completed for the season. 

Thank you for your patience with road closures and detours!
2019 Utility Replacement

Sewer main construction at 9th and Maple to 8th street is expected to be completed by October 25.

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.
Water Valve Replacement

There is a leaking valve just north of the Shelton Elementary school crosswalk. The City has been in communication with Jefferson County School's Building Maintenance as it is their valve. The repair is scheduled for October 25, when there will be no students in the building.

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 30 - Oct 11: 8th, 9th, 10th St and alleys - parking lane will be impacted by aerial fiber work.
  • Oct 1 - Jan 3: Cheyenne St. from 8th to 7th - sidewalk will be impacted by new construction on the lot.
  • Oct 7 - 18: 7th & Ford from Washington to 18th - a traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by aerial cable work.
  • Oct 1 - 31: 16th St. from Illinois to Arapahoe - a traffic lane and part of the sidewalk will be impacted by construction equipment.
  • 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.
  • Oct 14 - 18: On Cascade Dr from Ridge Rd to Cressman Ct., a parking lane is impacted by relocation of a Comcast pedestal.
  • Oct 16: Heritage Rd from 6th to Warner - sidewalk will be closed in order to access a manhole.
  • Oct 16 - 22: Brickyard Circle from Hog Back Dr to 100' south - traffic lane will be impacted by a coax pull.
  • Oct 21 - Nov 1: Brickyard Rd from Brickyard to Pine Ridge - one lane will be impacted by pedestal installations.
  • Arapahoe St. between 13th and 14th (in front of Calvary Episcopal Church) has been extended until October 9. Due to the construction activity, parking spaces will also be lost during this time.
  • The closure of 17th St. between Washington to Jackson for construction staging and access for CSM's project at 1750 Jackson St. has been extended through the end of October.
  • Sept 5 - Jan 3: A parking lane at 708 and 710 Cheyenne will be impacted due to construction.
  • October 2 - November 30: The parking lane on Table Drive behind 2127 Vernon Drive will be impacted for construction of residence at 2127 Vernon Drive.