Weekly Digest for October 8 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
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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 .
Golden High School Homecoming Parade

GHS Demons
Come out this Friday, October 11 at 5 p.m. to cheer on Golden High School as they celebrate homecoming with a parade! The parade happens on Washington Avenue.

And just a heads up - there will be some road closures on Friday due to the parade:
  • Starting at 4 p.m. - 18th Street from Washington Avenue to Cheyenne (for parade staging)
  • Starting at 4:45 p.m. - Hard closure of Washington Avenue from 12th to 19th streets
All roads should be back open by 6 p.m.
Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission (EDComm) meets tonight, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

During the meeting, EDComm will discuss the following items:
  • New officer elections
  • GURA
  • Prospect / Development Project report
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Marketing Committee
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.
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.
City Council Regular Meeting
Golden City Council will meet Thursday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St. and will adjourn into Executive Session. Council will then reconvene the regular business meeting at 6:30 p.m.

During the regular meeting, City Council will consider the following items:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Raising the age of sale for vape and tobacco products to 21 in response to concerns about the teen vaping epidemic and related health impacts of such products.
  • A request to support Jefferson County Ballot Initiative 1A, permitting Jefferson County to retain and spend or reserve all revenues received during 2020 and expiring after 2026.
  • A request to support Proposition CC, authorizing the State of Colorado to keep and spend all the revenue it annually collects after June 30, 2019, but is not currently allowed to keep and spend under state law.
  • A request to support Proposition DD, increasing state taxes by twenty-nine million dollars annually to fund state water projects and commitments and to pay for the regulation of sports betting through licensed casinos by authorizing a tax on sports betting of ten percent of net sports betting proceeds, and to impose the tax on persons licensed to conduct sports betting operations.
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.
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 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.
Coffee with Council Candidates
Two of our current city councilors host a monthly "Coffee with a Councilor" meeting as an opportunity to discuss issues important to you, in an informal setting. In October, the event will be a special version of the meeting, to include the council candidates.

The first 45 minutes will be devoted to the regular discussion of topics and questions residents bring to the table. After that, each council candidate will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the group, followed by an informal meet and greet to chat individually with candidates.

Coffee with a Councilor will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 12 at Golden Terrace Village Clubhouse, 17601 W. Colfax Ave.

For more details, contact Councilor Saoirse Charis-Graves at 303-279-7529 or  scharisgraves@cityofgolden.net.
Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-off
The 12th Annual "Knock Your Boots Off" Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-off is an opportunity for beer and chili to take center stage near the heart of historic downtown Golden.

This annual fall event offers beer and chili tasting, along with live entertainment, food vendors, corporate exhibitors and a silent auction. 

The Beer Tasting & Chili Cook-Off takes place in Parfet Park, (SE corner of Washington Ave & 10th Street) just adjacent to downtown Golden on Saturday, October 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The event was created to benefit the Golden Chamber of Commerce and St. Jude Children's Hospital.
GOGO Goosetown 5k & Festival
Help support the Golden Volunteer Fire Department while enjoying a 5k fun run through beautiful Golden followed by music, food trucks, local craft beer and a classic car show!

The event starts and ends in the Historic Goosetown neighborhood, 514 9th St. on Sunday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The race entry fee is $30 with $10 of every entry donated to the Golden Fire Foundation. In addition, 100% of vendor fees and sponsorships will also go directly to the Golden Fire Volunteers.

Learn more and sign up at  Runsignup.com/Race/CO/Golden/GOGOGoosetown5K.
Golden Safety Academy
The Golden Safety Academy was created to help educate and empower citizens with information and resources that enhance their personal safety and crime prevention. This free academy is held once a month from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month.

Next Monday, October 14, at 6 p.m. learn about "CELL - Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab" with the Golden Police in the Fire Department Training Room, 911 10th St.

Classes are free but seating is limited, so reserve your spot in advance

Please visit our Golden Safety Academy page for more information on this informative educational series, including topics to be covered at each class.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA) meets Monday, October 14 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.
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority (LLA) meets Tuesday, October 15 at 2:30 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.
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board meets Tuesday, October 15 at 7 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.
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). 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!

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
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
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 began 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.
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.
  • Aug 20 - Sept 30: 16th St. from Illinois to Arapahoe, traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by construction equipment access.
  • 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 4 - 11: 18th St. from East to Ford - a traffic lane and parking lane will be impacted by demo of gas service
  • Oct 7 - 18: 7th & Ford from Washington to 18th - a traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by aerial cable work
  • Oct 9 - 15: Ruby Dr from Washington to Iowa - a traffic lane will be impacted by directional boring 
  • 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 9: 18th St from Jackson to Washington - Full closure for crane lift onto 1750 Jackson St.
  • 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 10: Johnson Rd from W 14th Ave to W 10th Ave - a traffic lane will be impacted by Xcel maintenance work on a power pole.
    Oct 16: Heritage Rd from 6th to Warner - sidewalk will be closed in order to access a manhole.
  • 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.
  • 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.