Weekly Digest - September 12, 2017
City of Golden /  911 10th Street  /  Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Get ready for a weekend of tail wags and treats!

Toby Grand Marshal Pet Parade
Meet Toby! This charismatic 10-year old Australian Shepherd was brought to Foothills Animal Shelter in 2015 after being found on the streets of Westminster with electrical tape wrapped around his muzzle. Toby was adopted by a staff member and quickly became the FAS official mascot. Toby's story of success is a testament to the important work FAS does for homeless animals, helping them to heal and find their forever homes.

This weekend,  Toby's Pet Parade & Fair showcases pets stepping out in their best costumes, competing for fun prizes, while raising awareness and funds for Foothills Animal Shelter. Don't miss the tail wags on Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Parfet Park.

We hope you're enjoying these beautiful final days of summer! If you haven't already nominated someone for the Mayor's Awards for Excellence, please consider doing so. Keep reading below for more information!

And one more item to be aware of! There's a three hour closure of westbound 19th Street tomorrow morning, Elm to 6th Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon. If that's part of your regular morning route, you'll need to use Johnson Road or Washington Ave. to 58 to access US 6.

Have great week!

Your friends at the City of Golden
Current Projects
Linking Lookout Logo
Linking Lookout (US 6 & 19th St. Interchange)
There will be a 3 hour closure from 9 a.m. till noon of westbound 19th St. from Elm to 6th Ave. tomorrow morning, September 13, to pour median concrete. You will need to use Johnson road or Washington Ave. to 58 to access US 6.
Starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, there will be overnight closures of ramps to complete final paving. Only one ramp will be closed at a time, but closures are planned for Tuesday and Wednesday as well.
There will be some lane closures for the remainder of the week on US 6 for median planting and placing the letters on the arch. 
Traffic has been switched to the final configuration but there will remain a prohibition on left turns from the westbound off-ramp up-hill on 19th Street. This restriction is scheduled to remain until September 22. The temporary stop sign for eastbound 19th St. traffic approaching the westbound ramp will remain until both eastbound lanes are available.
Landscaping, irrigation and lighting work continues on the lid and in all ramp areas.
Working space is getting very tight, and work is happening through the project so please be careful as you cross the area, whether in a car, on a bike or walking.  

There is a construction viewing area in the northwest corner that can be accessed from Parfet Estates Drive, and is an excellent location to view ongoing work. Please park legally.

Watch twitter @LinkingLookout for closure notices.

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Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! You can also get lots of project information, including maps and long-term plans at LinkingLookout.com.

Landscaping is going in on the Linking Lookout lid!

Linking Lookout Lid gets trees

2017 Street Improvements

Paving operations have been completed in the Southridge neighborhood. On Sept. 10, milling operations began on  Ford St from 24th St to 14th St, Pike St and W. 4th Ave. 
2017 Utility Replacement

Diamond Contracting is working on sewer main upgrades on East Street between 1st Street and 5th Street.
Heritage Road Evaluation

Bohannan Huston's draft version of Heritage Road has been received for review prior to public input. You can see the study at http://www.cityofgolden.net/media/HeritageRoadStudy.pdf.
Asset Management System Presentation

A group of Australians came to Golden to view the 6 & 19 Project, and give a presentation on our Asset Management system, specifically Stormwater.

Australian Visitors

Upcoming Events
Canceled: Economic Development Commission Meeting
Please note, the Economic Development Commission originally scheduled to meet tonight has been canceled.

For information on other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
City Council Regular Meeting
Golden City Council will meet September 14 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

At the meeting, the Council will consider the following items:
  • Consent Matters - All items listed under Consent Matters are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion and vote. For more information about Consent Matters items up for approval, please view the meeting agenda.
  • Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan will sign a proclamation naming September 17 - 23, 2017 as Constitution Week.
  • Council will consider a request to ratify Golden's membership with the Compact of Colorado Communities, a statewide group of cities and counties committed to addressing climate change and working together to influence state policies and provide education to staff and elected officials.
  • City staff opened bids on September 8, 2017 for a joint project among the City, GURA, and CDOT. The Sidewalk Improvement Project affects West Colfax Avenue between Violet Street and the entrance to the Interplaza Shopping Center. CDOT will fund 80% of the construction cost, with the City and GURA splitting the balance as well as design and construction management expenses. Pending final review of the bid documents, staff may recommend that Council authorize a conditional award of the project subject to concurrence by CDOT.
  • Staff will provide a further update to City Council on the Golden Vision Investment Forums, a recommended project to highlight potential investment opportunities in the community related to Golden Vision 2030 and other adopted community plans. City Council may provide additional input and direction on the project to begin this fall.
For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Toby's Pet Parade & Fair
The second annual Toby's Pet Parade & Fair happens on 
Saturday, September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  in Parfet Park. Dress up your dog in their best costume and join us for a celebration to benefit Foothills Animal Shelter. From a pet costume parade and contests, to flyball demos, to family-friendly games and activities, you're sure to find something for everyone, all while helping raise critical funds to support the homeless pets at Foothills Animal Shelter!
Farmers Market veggies
Golden Farmers Market
Come out to the Golden Farmers Market, and find local produce, prepared foods, and items for the home and garden as well as educational experiences, promotional opportunities and social gathering space every Saturday through 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.

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, Sept. 16
1 p.m. Ward 1 candidates
Bean Fosters
720 Golden Ridge Rd.

Saturday, Sept. 23
10 a.m. Ward 3 candidates
Norman D. Park
698 N. Ford St.

1 p.m. Ward 2 candidates
Bean Fosters
720 Golden Ridge Rd.

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
Downtown Development Authority Meeting
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will meet September 18 at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 911 10th Street in Golden.

For information on this or other upcoming meetings, please visit our Agendas, Minutes, Web Casts and Schedule page
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will meet September 19 at 7 p.m. in the Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street in Golden.

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 - Sept. 12 - 19
To learn more about or register for these and other events happening at the Golden Library, visit JeffcoLibrary.org.
  • Lego Play and Build - Sept. 12 & 19, 4 p.m.
  • Golden Writing Circle - Sept. 12, 6 p.m.
  • Wild Wednesday (Ages 6 - 10) - Sept. 13, 4 p.m.
  • Homework Help - Sept. 13 & 14, 4 p.m.
  • Taxes in Retirement 567 Educational Workshop - Sept. 13, 6:30 a.m.
  • Learn to use Facebook - Sept. 14, 1 p.m.
  • DIY Lab (Ages 12 and up) - Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: CoderDojo (Ages 7 - 17) - Sept. 16, 3 p.m.
  • Author Talk: LeAnna DeAngelo - Sept. 17, 12:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Golden Fleece Fiber Fellowship - Sept. 17, 2:30 p.m.
  • DIY Lab: Sharpie Dishware - Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m.
  • Book Group "The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars" by Dava Sobel - Sept. 19, 6 p.m.
For more information or to register for programs that require pre-registration, please visit the Golden Library website.
Around Town
Mayor's Awards for Excellence now accepting nominations

The tradition continues, as Golden's Mayor Marjorie Sloan hosts a fun event to honor outstanding individuals and organizations for their exceptional contributions to Golden. This will be the 7
th  year for the Mayor's Community Celebration, which will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Green Center on the Colorado School of Mines campus.

At the Now is your opportunity to nominate a person or group whom, through their extraordinary efforts, exhibit commitment and dedication to the City of Golden and/or Mines.

This year, nominations are accepted for two different awards. The Individual or Business/Organization award highlights exceptional contributions to the Golden community at large. The Gold Mine award highlights contributions made to the betterment of the Colorado School of Mines within the Golden Community.

Learn more about the Mayor's Awards for Excellence and view past winners on the City of Golden website.
Sign Up for the City's Green Waste Program for your chance to win a $100 Garden in a Box gift certificate

Garden in a Box Gift Certificate
Anyone that lives within the City limits is encouraged to sign up for the green waste pickup service through Alpine Waste & Recycling. Starting now, new and existing subscribers will be entered into a drawing each month to win fantastic prizes. September's giveaway is a $100 Garden in a Box gift certificate that can be used to purchase anything that the Center for Resource Conservation sells on the Garden In A Box online store, which includes Xeric and veggie Gardens In A Box and garden accessories such as drip kits and control clocks. The drawing will take place at the end of the month and the winner will be announced on October 2. 

How Can I Sign Up?

Contact Alpine at 303-277-TRASH (8727) or email golden@alpinewaste.com to start service. Alpine Waste customer service representatives will indicate when your cart and kitchen container will be delivered.

Monthly fees are $9.45. This rate includes a discount each month for Golden residents, provided by the Community Sustainability Advisory Board. You may cancel anytime. Upon signing up, you will receive a 96-gallon cart and a roll of biodegradable kitchen waste bags. Green Waste service is YEAR ROUND and bi-weekly (every other week).