Weekly Digest - October 3, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
An evening all about Golden!

Mayors Community Event 2017
Tonight, Mayor Marjorie Sloan hosts an event to honor outstanding individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to Golden. This is the 7th year for the Mayor's Community Celebration. If you haven't yet attended, we hope you can come this year. It's an encouraging evening celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation in Golden, with a special focus this year on Golden's special relationship with the Colorado School of Mines. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus. The Mayor's Awards for Excellence will also be given out tonight - read below to see this year's winners.

There's a lot on the calendar this week, from a City Council Candidate's Forum to a renewable energy panel and even the Golden History Museum's popular annual event, "Black and White Night."

Please keep reading for all the many other things happening in Golden and h ave great week.

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
The massive project creating an interchange at US 6 and 19th STreet is now officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony this past Sunday.

Thank you for your patience over the past year and a half as roads were closed, traffic detoured, and travel was disrupted. If you haven't yet, take a moment to explore the innovative park-like lid. You'd never know a major highway was flowing smoothly beneath you! 

And, it's open! The ribbon has officially been cut on the Linking Lookout project!
Linking Lookout Ribbon Cutting

2017 Street Improvements

Paving operations have been completed for the 2017 program. Crews will be cleaning up and performing minor punch list work and re-striping in the next few weeks. During the course of the summer we repaved 1,174,007 square feet using almost 19,000 tons of asphalt.
2017 Utility Replacement

Diamond Contracting is working on sewer main upgrades on East Street between 1st Street and 5th Street.
11th & Illinois Pedestrian Improvements

Work is complete on the construction of a raised crosswalk at the intersection of 11th and Illinois.
Water Treatment Plant and Environment Services
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4 will conclude the 2017 Citizens' Academy for this year. Participants will be touring the lab and Water Treatment Plant that night.
  • They will also be hosting the Colorado Utility Council on Friday with a special presentation from our Senior Design team on their Lead Project.
Upcoming Events
2017 Mayor's Awards for Excellence Winners

Don't miss the Mayor's Community Event this evening at 6:30 p.m. at the CSM Green Center. The following Mayor's Awards for Excellence will be awarded at that time.
  • The Golden Giddyup for working to strengthen our community by engaging mountain bikers and others in trail stewardship, civic discussion, and pro-active involvement in local government.
  • NFT, Inc. for furthering Golden's reputation as a hub for advanced engineering and technology, and making Golden an integral part of the broader aerospace industry in Colorado.
  • Traxion for supporting Golden companies in the early stages of development, to accelerate their growth and job creation.
  • Suzy Stutzman for her years of commitment to Golden Boards and Commissions, as well as her continued work at the Golden Bike Repair Shop, a non-profit that fixes up bikes and gives them to those in need.
  • DECTech for their efforts to make an impact on local girls, and show them the fun an importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Mayor's Community Celebration
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Green Center, Mines Campus
16th & Cheyenne Streets
Please join us for this free event!
Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission will meet October 4 at 6:30 p.m. in Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, Planning Commission will conduct a hearing for the following items:
  • To review a request for a Special Use Permit to allow short-term rentals (less than 30 days) in the R3 zone district at 822 10th Street
  • To review a request for a Special Use Permit to allow short-term rentals (less than 30 days) in the R3 zone district at 1170 9th Street.
  • To review a request for a Preliminary Plat approval to subdivide the property into 12 single household lots at 850 Shelton Road.
  • To review a request for a zoning variance to extend a patio structure 5 feet into the 5 foot setback from Prospector's Alley.
  • To review draft housing policies related to a proposed update of the Comprehensive Plan.
For more information, please see the meeting agenda.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet October 5 at 9 a.m. in Golden Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the Public Art Commission will consider the following items:
  • Ann Cunningham "On the Divide" and "Sequence" Proposal
  • Board retreat planning.
  • Quarterly Capital Project Update
  • Staff updates on the North Golden Entryway on Hwy 93; Checkmate relocation dedication ceremony recap; North Washington project updates; Clear Creek Medallions
For more information, please see the  meeting agenda.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Candidates Forum
The Leadership Golden Alumni Association (LGAA) is hosting a Candidates Forum in connection with this year's Golden election of City Councilors. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 911 10 th St.

The forum will follow the same format used in the past with candidates making opening and closing statements and in between, responding to questions developed by the LGAA membership and the public.

For more information, contact Ed Dorsey, Past President of LGAA, who will be the Forum Moderator, at 303-829-5195 or via email at  dorsey38@comcast.net. The Candidates Forum will also be broadcast live and rebroadcast on Cable Channel 8 and available online on the City of Golden  Agendas page.
League of Women Voters Renewable Energy Panel 
League of Women Voters
The public is welcome to attend an Oct. 5 panel discussion on local efforts toward sustainable communities. Hosted by the League of Women Voters Jeffco, it will focus on renewable energy: what's been accomplished, what's in progress and why it's important.
The meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Golden Community Center, 1470 10th St., Golden, 80401. After review by League members and if time permits, questions will be answered.

Representatives from Jefferson County, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Arvada and Golden are expected to participate. The keynote speaker will be Frank Rukavina, the Sustainability Program Director at the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden. For more information, visit www.lwvjeffco.org.
Black & White Night at the Golden History Museum
Celebrate Golden History Museum with delicious food from the Old Capitol Grill & Smokehouse, cocktails and entertainment at the annual Black & White Night event. Normally, Black & White Night coincides with the opening of a new exhibit, but this year, we'll be giving a fond send off to three exhibits as we prepare for renovation construction at the museum. Get a glimpse of construction plans, discover newly acquired artifacts, and join the excitement as we prepare to undergo a complete transformation of the Museum!

Dress to impress in your best black and white finery! Purchase your tickets in advance at  www.goldenhistory.org/BWN. Tickets are $75 individual or $140 for a pair.

Golden History Museum
October 6, 2017, 6 - 9 p.m.
Golden History Museum
923 10th Street, Golden
Farmers Market veggies
Last Golden Farmers Market of the year!
Come out to the final Golden Farmers Market of the year, and find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and social gathering space this Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
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  www.GoldenChamber.org.
Coffee with a Councilor and Candidates!
Coffee with a Councilor & Candidates
Two of our current City Councilors are hosting their upcoming September and October "Coffee with a Councilor" meetings as an opportunity for you to get to meet the November election Council candidates in a low-key and relaxed environment.

Three more sessions are left to meet Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 4 candidates, so don't miss out on this opportunity to ask the questions you want answered, and meet the people who will potentially be representing you for the next four years. If you aren't sure in which Ward you reside, see the Ward and District map .

Coffee with a Councilor & Candidates Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 7
10 a.m. Ward 2 candidates
11:30 a.m. Ward 1 candidates
Bean Fosters
720 Golden Ridge Rd.

10 a.m. Ward 4 candidates
Lions Park
1300 10th Street
Gatsby Murder Mystery Masquerade
You're invited to a party to die for! On October 7 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Calvary Church in Golden, join the Kiwanis Club of Golden for a glamorous night of intrigue with a Gatsby Murder Mystery Masquerade. This adults-only event will feature live entertainment by Red Herring Productions, a four-course meal, and libations. Our 44th Annual Fundraiser will benefit the Golden High School Scholarship fund.

Come as a flapper or come as you are. Dress as a gangster or silent screen star. It's going to be fun - no matter the dress. Just bring yourself and we'll do the rest! RSVP by October 3, 2017 (that's today, so jump on it!).

Mention "Golden Kiwanis" to get 10% off your costume rental at Disguises: 9797 W. Colfax, Lakewood, CO.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) will meet on October 9 at 6:30 p.m. in City 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
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet on October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Public Works Building at 1445 10th Street, Golden, CO.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Golden Overlook Potential Rezoning Neighborhood Meeting
The City of Golden has received an inquiry about a potential application from the property owner of the Golden Overlook Subdivision, seeking approval for a rezoning to allow commercial uses. The potential request would involve the approval of a PUD for the construction of indoor storage units, as well as a recreational vehicle dealership. The current zoning allows residential use, and is platted for 92 single-household lots.
Please plan to attend a Neighborhood Information Meeting at  5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the Green Mountain Conference Room at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
Tour Golden's Materials Recycling Facility
Recycling Bin
Open your eyes to the fascinating world of recycling! Join the City of Golden's Sustainability Department for a tour of a state-of-the-art Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) on Oct. 12. Tours will be offered at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Golden partners with Alpine Waste and Recycling to offer recycling and compost services to Golden residents. Participants will have the opportunity to tour Alpine's Altogether Recycling facility in Denver and discover how the recycling portion of the company operates and turns pizza and cardboard boxes as well as plastics and aluminum cans into environmentally friendly compost or recycled, sustainable products.
Space is limited and reservations are required. For details and to sign up for a tour, please email goldensustainabilty@cityofgolden.net.
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Oct. 3 - 10
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Oct. 3 & 10, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.
  • Homework Help - Oct. 4 & 5, 4 p.m.
  • Backyard Explorers (ages 6 & under) - Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab (Ages 12 and up) - Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m.
  • Teen After Dark- Tabletop Game Creation - Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - Oct. 7, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Adult Makers Guild - Oct. 8, 12:30 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - Oct. 10, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
Colorado School of Mines Tiny House on display during Solar Decathlon

Colorado School of Mines Tiny House
The Colorado School of Mines Tiny Home will be on display at the Sustainability Expo part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, which takes place takes place Oct. 5 to 15 in Denver at the 61st & Peña Station. The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. 
The Mines Tiny House is a 220-square-foot dwelling that utilizes some of the latest energy efficient and sustainable technology. The house is considered to be "net-zero," using about the same amount of energy that it makes. Built on a six-wheel trailer, it can be moved from place to place. 

The Mines Tiny House will not compete in the Solar Decathlon this year. Instead, students are using this year's sustainability expo as an opportunity to showcase the technology available to homeowners and to prepare the Mine's team to participate in the Solar Decathlon in 2020.