Weekly Digest - Oct. 31, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
All treats, no tricks!

Trick or Treat!

For those of you brave enough to venture out and face all the little ghosties and ghoulies (and astronauts and fire fighters!) patroling for sweets, here's to a very happy and safe Halloween!

Please keep reading for a heads up on what's happening in Golden this week, and please remember - don't eat all the candy at once.

Happy Halloween!

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 follow up activities, including 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.
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
Golden Library Community Blood Drive
Bonfils Blood Center will hold a blood drive in their Bonfils Bus in the Golden Library parking lot on Wednesday, November 1 from 10 to 11:40 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the Bonfils appointment center at 303-363-2300 or sign up online at  bonfils.org and use site code 5538.

Public Art Commission Meeting
The Public Art Commission will meet on November 2 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, the following will be under consideration:
  • Art in Society Mural Presentation
  • Golden History Museum Proposal
  • Ann Cunningham "On the Divide" and "Sequence" follow up
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
City Council Regular Business Meeting
The Golden City Council will meet on November 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at 911 10th Street, Golden, CO.

At the meeting, City Council will consider the following:
  • Mayor Marjorie Sloan will announce the following proclamations: Veterans' Day, November 11, 2017; National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, November 11-19, 2017
  • Representatives of Hunger Free Golden, a community collaboration seeking to reduce issues of food insecurity in the Gooden area will provide their annual update to City Council on 2017 activities and future steps.
  • Resolution 2589 represents a Planning Commission recommendation, based on community feedback, to update the Comprehensive Plan with housing policies that would provide support for future actions regarding housing related programs and projects intended to increase housing opportunities in the community.
  • Pursuant to approval of Resolution 2585 on September 28, 2017, City Council will announce their individual appointments to the citizen task force established to help guide community discussions about the potential to increase community investments in infrastructure and amenities.  Staff will also provide a brief update on the board and commission appointees and project status.
Following the regular meeting, Council will adjourn into executive session.

For more information, see the meeting agenda.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our 
Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Coffee with a Councilor - South Neighborhoods
Bean Fosters
This is a great opportunity to talk with representatives and residents of the South Neighborhoods, as well as any issue related to the "good of Golden."

Meet at 10 a.m. on November 4 at Bean Fosters, located at 720 Golden Ridge Road.

For details, call Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-709-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board will meet on November 6 at 6:30 p.m. in 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
Jefferson County Public Library
Golden Library Events - Oct. 31 - Nov. 7
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Oct. 31 & Nov. 7, 4 p.m.
  • Bonfil Blood Drive - Nov. 1, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Homework Help - Nov. 1 & 2, 4 p.m.
  • Local Author Talk: Colleen Boyle - Nov. 1, 6 p.m.
  • Backyard Explorers (ages 6 & under) - Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m.
  • DIY Lab (ages 12 & up)  - Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m.
  • Freaky Friday - Nov. 3, 2 p.m.
  • Teens After Dark-Tabletop Game Creation - Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m.
  • PAWS for Reading - Nov. 4, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Adult Makers Guild - Nov. 5, 12:30 p.m.
  • Family Lab: Are You Ready for the Future? The Basics of Wills, Trusts & Financial Planning - Nov. 6, 4 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m. 
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
Death Investigation in Golden

At 12:30 a.m. this morning, Oct. 31, 2017, the Golden Police Department was asked to conduct a welfare check at a RV trailer parked in the Clear Creek RV Park, 1401 10th St. in Golden. The request came in through police in Salt Lake City, Utah, as a result of their investigation into a homicide on the University of Utah campus.

Officers arrived at the trailer for the welfare check and found 63-year old Mitchell Bradford Ingle deceased inside. Preliminary investigations indicate that the man had been deceased for a few days. The victim was staying in the Clear Creek RV Park on a short-term lease. The death is suspicious and being actively investigated as a homicide.

There are two persons of interest in this case. They are 24-year old Austin Jeffrey Boutain, who turned himself in to the Utah Police today. 23-year old Kathleen Elizabeth Rose Boutain is the other person of interest and she is also in custody in Utah.

Because of the information received from Salt Lake City Police, Golden Police have reason to believe there are ties to our investigation and the ongoing investigation of the homicide on the University of Utah campus. The green 2000 Ford pickup truck with Colorado license plates, that was identified in Utah, is registered to the victim found in the trailer in Golden.

Golden Police and members of the 1st Judicial District Attorney's Office will head to Utah later today to gather additional information that may be helpful in our investigation.
Golden Jumps to Elite Status for Health

The City of Golden has a great reputation as a prime location to live, work and play. The City works hard to provide every opportunity for healthy living, and now our venture is award winning! We are honored to receive the award of "Elite Status" from LiveWell Colorado's HEAL Cities & Towns Campaign." HEAL, short for Healthy Eating, Active Living, recognizes Golden for its citywide commitment to creating an environment that fosters health, safety, wellness and physical activity for all residents and visitors.

A few examples of our efforts include changes to the City's Planning code, which requires all farmer's markets in town to accept SNAP benefits (Colorado's Food Assistance program). We have decreased water tap fees, making it more affordable for places to install water bottle filling stations and fountains. Vending machines located in the Golden Community Center and City Hall follow the USDA guidelines for healthy snacks and make access to them quick and easy.

Active lifestyles are encouraged in a wide variety of venues including (but not limited to) the new Ulysses Skate Park, bike skills park, well-maintained trails, an advanced kayak course on Clear Creek, the Splash Water Park, and an impressive golf course, Fossil Trace.

Transportation is easier than ever, with expanded Green Bus hours and connections to the Light Rail station; an expanded Bike Library which allows people of all ages to check out bikes at various locations throughout town; two Zip Cars available as part of a car-sharing service; and improved bridges that allow for better and safer traffic flow over busy streets for cyclists and pedestrians.  For our youngest residents, we have the annual 'safe routes' walk and bike to school days.

These are just a few examples of the City's efforts toward our Golden Vision 2030 goals. Golden is proud of our commitment to health and wellness, and excited to be one of a select few cities in Colorado to achieve Elite Status.