Weekly Digest September 10 2019
City of Golden /  911 10th Street /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Featured this Week
Join us for the 10th Annual Safety & Preparedness Day
Come join your neighbors and first responders on Saturday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a FREE safety event that's fun and educational for the whole family! There will be child car seat checks, live fire demonstrations, free refreshments, prizes and giveaways.

Firefighters will be on hand for fire apparatus tours and will answer any fire and life safety questions that you may have.

Happy Palindrome Week!
Put this on your "radar" and tell your "Mom" your "Dad" and your "taco cat" - the next ten consecutive days are palindromes! 

palindrome  is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters that reads the same backward as forward. In this case, it's the next ten dates in the m-dd-yy format.

Palindrome week
Beginning in 2011, every year has had ten consecutive Palindrome Days. In 2011, this occurred in January and has bumped one month later in each successive calendar year.

The next time a palindrome week will occur in the format m-dd-yy will be in January of 2021, then February of 2022, and so on. That gives us some time to  consider the truly deep questions, such as "Was it a car or a cat I saw?" and should you "Borrow or rob?" (borrow, definitely...)
Abigail Kreuser
Signal Box Design Call for Entries
Foothills Art Center and the City of Golden are teaming up to further beautify downtown Golden. Signal boxes are large grey metal boxes located at many intersections in Golden. They contain the hardware for managing the timing of traffic and crossing signals. We are asking the community of artists in our state to design and submit artwork to be applied to these boxes. We are very excited about this opportunity to highlight the talent of our local artists in these high traffic and high visibility locations.

The signal boxes typically go unnoticed by passersby and in some cases they can be quite unsightly. Rather than taking measures to camouflage them further, we would like to re-purpose them as a showcase for artistic excellence.

Upcoming Events
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet tonight, September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, 911 10th St.

The Economic Development Commission will discuss p rogram updates and c ommunication updates on the following:
  • GURA
  • Prospect/Development Project Report
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Marketing Committee
For more information, view the meeting agenda .

For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page .
Remembering 9/11
Never forget 9 11
It's been 18 years since the terrible events of September 11, 2001 but the date still stays with us in infamy as  the single  deadliest terrorist attack in human history  and the single  deadliest incident for firefighters  and  law enforcement officers  in the  history of the United States . It's one we will never forget.

Please take a moment of silence on this day to remember the victims.
City Council Regular Meeting
City Council will meet Thursday, September 12 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 September 17-23, 2019 is Constitution Week.
  • Council will consider the purchase of 26.2 acre feet of senior water rights from the Vidler Water Company, Inc.
  • Staff will provide the draft 2020 CIP Budget. The draft budget document can be found on GuidingGolden.com and on the City's website at www.cityofgolden.net/finance
  • City Council is asked to review a general schedule for the Civic Center/Clear Creek engagement plan process. This relates to a fall 2020 community decision on whether to proceed with the major community project in the corridor.
  • Staff will provide a further update to the June 2019 discussion about downtown parking usage and specifically about the locations and provisions for downtown employee permit parking. City Council may provide direction on administrative changes.
  • City Council will consider a request for a Revocable License Agreement for maintenance and limited use of an unimproved strip of land owned by the City Water Utility, but outside the fenced portion of the North Reservoir on the west side of SH 93, north of Pine Ridge Road.
Please see the meeting agenda for more information.
For information on this and other upcoming meetings, please visit our  Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page.
Farmers Market veggies
Golden Farmers Market
Visit the Golden Farmers Market this Saturday, September 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for  local produce, prepared foods, fresh flowers and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences and social gathering spaces. 

The Farmers Market happens every Saturday through October 5, 2019 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  GoldenChamber.org/farmers-market.
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) meets Monday, September 16 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.
DeLong Park Planning Public Meeting
Please join city staff and the Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board on Monday, September 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Golden Community Center for the first step in the planning process. Rod Tarullo, Director of Parks, Recreation and Golf, will conduct two 15-minute park development presentations at 6:45 p.m., and again at 7:45 p.m. Each will follow with Q&A and open discussion.

In December 2017 the City purchased the Delong property at 395 23rd Street for the purpose of creating a neighborhood park, which will fill a void in the parks master planning process for the community. The new neighborhood park will be located on 23rd Street, between East Street and Table Heights Drive. The planning process for the new park is just beginning. The area is a blank slate with no plans currently in place; the Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board (PRMAB) is seeking public input on how the area should be developed.

The intent of the public process is to generate ideas from the community. For questions on the public process, please contact Stacy Turner, 303-384-8191 or   sturner@cityofgolden.net.
5th Annual Jefferson County Business Resource Expo
JCBRC Expo logo
The 5th Annual Business Resource Expo, presented by the Jefferson County Business Resource Center happens on Monday, September 16 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. 6th Avenue in Golden.

The expo is free to all Jeffco business owners with advanced registration, or $10 at the door. Enjoy networking, libations and door prizes, including a $500 grand prize at 6:30 p.m. (must be present to win).

For more information and to register, visit jeffcobrc.org.
Local Liquor Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Liquor Licensing Authority (LLA) meets Tuesday, September 17 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 Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Meeting meets Tuesday, September 17 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.
All Things Recycling: A community conversation about waste diversion in Golden
All Things Recycling Event Sept 17
What's going on in the world of recycling these days? Where is my recycling going and what's the deal with China no longer accepting materials? Is Styrofoam recyclable? What about coffee cups? 

Get all of your recycling questions answered and have some fun at "All Things Recycling: A Community Conversation About Waste Diversion in Golden" on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Rose. 

For more information visit cityofgolden.net/NewInSustainability.
Helping Kids Thrive Parent Conference & Community Wellness Fair
Helping Kids Thrive logo

The Rotary Club of Golden and Jefferson Center have joined forces to present a free event at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses Street on October 3 from 5 to 8:45 p.m. for the Golden  community, providing resources and hands-on practical information for parents, caregivers and guardians to help children of all ages grow in positive ways.

Participants can choose two classes from a number of educational opportunities available. While adults learn from expert educators, children will enjoy fun, supervised activities, and a light dinner. Drinks and sandwiches will be served to all participants.

To register and read a description of all the classes available, visit www.jcmh.org/events/helpingkidsthrive.

Spanish translation is also available by calling 303-432-5325.
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:
  • September 12, 6 - 7:30 p.m.| Randi Samuelson-Brown: Sex and Drugs in the 1890s
  • October 5, 6 - 9 p.m. | Black and White Night
  • 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
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.
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Volunteer at the Whale of a Used Book Sale for the Golden Library
Whale of a Used Book Sale
Earn free books and make new friends while helping raise funds for the Golden Library and other Jeffco libraries.

Volunteer at the "Whale of a Used Book Sale" - Colorado's largest used book sale, October 15 - 20 at the Jeffco Fairgrounds. The sale raises funds for the free programming at the Golden Library and other Jeffco libraries.

To join the fun, coordinated by the Jeffco Library Foundation, visit www.WhaleSale.org to learn more, look for the gold volunteer button on the home page, o r phone Deb Deal at 303-403-5075.
Current Projects
2019 Utility Replacement

The new waterline on Johnson Rd. and W. 14th Ave has been installed and tested, with a final tie-in date yet to be determined.

Water main replacement on Lookout Mt. Rd. should be completed by Sept. 13. The service line reconnects, final cutoff of old main and asphalt replacement are underway.

Please contact Les Major at 303-384-8170 with any questions.
2019 Concrete Replacement

Fasick Concrete is continuing work on Eagle Ridge Drive from Somerset Drive to Tripp Drive.
They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. Work in the area is expected to wrap up this week.

Please contact John Hardy at 303-384-8195 with any questions.
2019 Street Improvement Program

Work continues throughout the city with many streets in various stages of construction. Streets scheduled for work for this and next week include the following:

Street                                                                  From                         To
Technology Dr
Table Mtn Pkwy
Cul de sac
Table Mtn Pkwy
Technology Dr
44th Ave
W. 45th Dr
Table Mtn Pkwy
Table Mtn Dr
Rooney Rd
Colfax Ave
City boundary
W. 4th Ave roundabout
Heritage Rd
Allen St
Kimball Ave
Cul de dac
Heritage Rd
US 6
Eagle ridge Dr
24th St
Illinois St
Fossil Trace Dr
Fossil Trace Dr
Home Stake Dr
Cul de sac
Home Stake Dr
Illinois St
Fossil Trace Dr
4th Ave roundabout
Heritage Rd
Johnson Rd
W. 10th Ave
US 6
Eagle Ridge Dr
Sommerset Dr
Tripp Dr

Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions.
Other Street Closures
  • Aug 20 - Sept 30:  16th St. from Illinois to Arapahoe, traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by construction equipment access.
  • Sept 2 - 23: 18th - 24th Streets, Lookout View Dr., Table Dr., East St, Belvedere St., traffic lane, parking lane, sidewalk and alley will all be impacted by aerial fiber optics replacement.
  • Sept 11 - 14:  Washington Ave - 14th St to 15th St will be impacted by sidewalk replacement.
  • Sept 12 - 13:  Ford St from 17th St to 18th St - traffic lane, bike land and sidewalk will be impacted by sewer service repair.
  • July 31 - Sept 20: at 708-710 Cheyenne St., the sidewalk will be closed for new construction on the lot.
  • Carriage Rides - most Friday and Saturday afternoons throughout the summer from 4 - 8 p.m. A station will be set up on the north side of 12th St. from Washington to Miners Alley and will occupy parking lanes.
  • 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 September.