October 22 2019 Weekly Digest
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Big Ideas = Big Community Involvement

The City of Golden has purchased 7.27 acres of land and the large building east of Ford Street along the Clear Creek Corridor which now gives the Golden community the opportunity to address several longstanding community goals.  Those include enhancing civic and cultural community activities, realizing the potential of the creek corridor, and consolidating and improving municipal facilities and service delivery. This is an exciting legacy project for the city that will be successful with the engagement and input from our whole community. We look forward to hearing ideas and collectively brainstorming on what Golden's future will be! Make sure to follow along on Guiding Golden for the newest information and opportunities to engage on this project! 

Golden Mayor's Community Celebration - only ONE week away!

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), and 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 his 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!

Upcoming Events
Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board Meeting
The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board meets tonight, October 22 at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

Following public comment, MTAB will adjourn into study session to learn more about and discuss the following items:
  • Crosswalk manual update
  • 8th Street Design update
  • Transportation Master Plan (TMP)
  • School zone safety
  • Traffic calming
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 .
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.
Community Sustainability Advisory Board Meeting
The Community Sustainability Advisory Board (CSAB) meets Wednesday, October 23 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.

City Council Regular Meeting
Golden City Council will meet Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

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.
  • Proclamation by the Mayor that November 4-8, 2019 is Law Enforcement Records Personnel Week.
  • Citizens that participated in the Public Works Citizen Academy class will receive their graduation certificates.
  • City Council will consider approving Resolution 2687 which approves an intergovernmental agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation that will provide Golden a grant for $2.4 million dollars and Golden will commit $600,000, with $150,000 of that coming from Jefferson County, to design an interchange for US 6 and Heritage Road. Golden will then be tasked to complete the design. The project is currently not funded for construction, but both Golden and CDOT are looking for funding.
  • City Council will consider the adoption of the Crosswalk Manual; a document that will guide in the determination of the necessity and specific installation features of crosswalks within the community. 
  • City Council will consider approval of a Services Agreement with Pel-Ona Architects and Urbanists regarding a zoning code audit and rewrite project, in order to bring Title 18 into better alignment with community values and create a more user-friendly land use code.
  • Staff will provide Council with a financial update through the 3rd Quarter 2019. Discussion will occur on the City's overall financial condition, as well as on a fund-by-fund basis.
  • City Council will conduct a public hearing on the 2020 Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
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.
National Drug Take Back Day

On Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Golden Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give you the opportunity to get rid of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. By getting rid of these types of potentially dangerous drugs, you can prevent pill abuse and theft.

Bring your pills for disposal (the DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches) to King Soopers in the Golden Town Center at 17171 S. Golden Road. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
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 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
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. She served the Golden community as a state representative and also a city councilor, among her other accomplishments.

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

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

On Monday, October 28, Fasick Concrete will begin work on the intersection of 17th and Washington. Work will consist of modifying all four corners of the intersection to improve the pedestrian crossing. Weather dependent, the work is anticipated to take two weeks. 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 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.
Streetlight Work

19th Street and US 6 overpass had streetlight failures. Work is underway to fix the problem.

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.
  • 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 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 26. 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.