Weekly Digest September 8 2020
City of Golden / 911 10th Street / Golden, CO 
(303) 384-8000
Apex Trail Management Change Begins this Thursday

Apex Park Advisory Sign
A new management plan will be implemented by Jefferson County Open Space at Apex Park beginning Thursday, September 10, with the goals of improving safety and visitor experience. This plan applies an even/odd designated use schedule to trails in the southern portion of the park and implements directional use on BIKE ONLY days.

Affected trails include: Enchanted Forest, Magic Mountain, Poco Calle, Rocker, Paydirt, and Smelter.
  • Even calendar dates (2nd, 4th, etc.) = Bikes only, no hikers or equestrians
  • Odd calendar dates (1st, 3rd, etc.) = Hikers and equestrians only, no bikes

Please note that several trail names have been updated to improve communication and understanding around this new management plan. Learn more about the change and view a map on the JeffCo Apex Trail page.

Heart of Golden 2020 - Upcoming Neighborhood Meetings

The Heart of Golden 2020 project is an exciting opportunity for the community to help us envision a Clear Creek Corridor for the future! COVID-19 slowed the project down, but it continues on and we hope you will engage with us and share your ideas and dreams for the Heart of Golden! We are hosting neighborhood-specific engagement meetings. These meetings will be held virtually and will present an opportunity for you to give feedback as we refine the design options that are a result of the visioning phase.

The 8th, 9th & 10th Street Historic District is invited to participate in our first meeting on Wednesday, September 9 at 6 p.m. 
The 12th Street Historic District neighborhood meeting will be Tuesday, September 15 at 6 p.m.
For more information about the neighborhood meetings, the project, and to register to participate in the online meeting for your neighborhood, please visit the Heart of Golden 2020 project page.

Questions? Email CLorentz@Cityofgolden.net.

Walking Heart of Golden Dates

Golden History Museum and Park
  • Golden History Museum
    The Golden History Museum & Park is open and free every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. by reservation (up to two weeks in advance) or walk-up. Make a reservation to visit by calling 303-278-3557.
  • Golden History Museum currently has the following exhibits on view in The Salon and upcoming:
    • Foothills Art Center Open Studio: Communal Creativity - on view through September 28
    • Nikki Nienhuis: Abstractions - on view September 30 to January 5
  • GHM&P's recent program "Legendary Ladies: Notable Western Women" will air on C-SPAN on Sunday, September 13 at 2 p.m.
  • The Museum has been fielding many inquiries about racism in Golden's history, specifically related to Ku Klux Klan activity in the 1920s. The Museum was recently gifted copyright to the book "Castle Rock and the KKK" by Todd Lowther, a Golden native whose father served as City Manager in the 1950s. A fascinating work of historical fiction, the story contains multiple actual biographies and gives historic context. The entire book can be accessed and read for free on the Museum's online collection page. A number of copies will also be available for purchase in the Museum's store.
Community Pride Days Postponed to 2021

In the interest of public and staff safety during this pandemic, City staff has made the difficult decision to postpone Community Pride Days until next year. 

A date is currently being finalized for a branch collection event this October, however. As soon as a date is set, we will announce it here, on the website, and on social media.
Heart of Golden Elected Official "Alumni" Group

The Heart of Golden process is continuing to develop ideas and priorities for the Clear Creek corridor. The City will be holding conversations with stakeholders in September. One community resource we would like to tap into are the residents who have served in Golden on the City Council or on a board or commission. If you have been a member of a City board or commission in the past, please reach out to Alex Mansfield by email at amansfield@cityofgolden.net or at (303) 384-8011. 

The City of Golden "Alumni" Group Input Meeting will be held on September 28. Full Heart of Golden details and feedback opportunities can be found at www.guidinggolden.com/heart-of-golden-refining.
The Golden Gallop Goes Virtual!
Golden Gallop Virtual
In a year that has seen almost every event canceled, the Golden Gallop says, "When you can't do what you do, you do what you can!" 

Sponsored by the Golden Schools Foundation (GSF), the Golden Gallop is an annual fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting key programs, enrichment grants, academic boot camps and other programs at our local Golden schools. As schools adapt to changing public health guidelines and added expenses due to the COVID-19 crisis, the support of the GSF is as vital as ever. GSF hopes to expand their existing programs this fall to address the mental wellness impacts of the pandemic on our students, as well as helping to fund unforeseen expenses related to potential remote learning situations. The needs of the schools will also be compounded by the anticipated state budget cuts to education funding. So turn out for our students!
Although there will not be an actual race day, nor a race expo, the folks at Golden Schools Foundation is still hoping for a great turnout of support with the same 5K, 10K, and Kids Fun Run, PLUS the New VIRTUAL Challenge. What is a virtual race? It's an independent version of the Golden Gallop that allows you to complete your run whenever and wherever you would like during the official Golden Gallop virtual race window. Learn more about how you can participate!
All ages are encouraged to participate and even furry friends are welcome this year! The "virtual race" will be open from September 11 to September 20 and can be completed wherever you choose.
Choose from four different events:
  • Virtual 5K
  • Virtual 10K
  • Virtual Kids Fun Run - One mile or whatever distance you choose to just keep it FUN!
  • Introducing the GG Virtual Challenge to run both the 5K AND the 10K and receive a free limited edition neck gaiter in addition to your race t-shirt!
 For more info: www.goldengallop.com.
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City Hall open to the public by appointment only

City facilities are open by appointment only, Tuesday through Thursday. Please use our contact list to speak with, or make an appointment with, the city department you need.

Masks are required to enter city facilities, and we ask that only the people with appointments come inside. We will continue to provide timely and quality service.


As we open facilities and resume additional city services, we'll keep you updated on our Status of City Services page.

There you'll find what's open, what's not, and where you can find more information.
On the Calendar
City Meetings online until further notice
All regularly scheduled meetings of the various Boards and Commissions, as well as City Council meetings, will take place virtually until further notice. Details for viewing or participating in public meetings are listed at the top of the agenda for each meeting. The agendas are located at www.cityofgolden.net/Agendas.

For meetings with a public comment period, you will also find on the agendas the instructions for providing your comments. In some cases, there will be opportunities to provide your comments live during the online meeting. In other cases, there will be an email address to which you can send your comments ahead of the meeting. Not all meetings will have live public comment opportunities.
Economic Development Commission Meeting
The Economic Development Commission will meet virtually tonight, September 8 at 6:30 p.m.

See the meeting agenda for details.

Livestream will be unavailable for this meeting, but it will be recorded and available to watch at your convenience on our Agendas and Meetings page on the City of Golden website afterward.
BRC Home-based Businesses Focus Group

The Jeffco BRC is inviting home-based business to participate in a focus group on Thursday, September 10 at 2:30 p.m. to assist them in learning about issues related to the COVID -19 impact on home-based business. This will assist the BRC in the development of an appropriate application for home-based businesses needing assistance during this difficult time.

For the discussion please understand the Federal guideline requirements for assistance for COVID-19 related expenses incurred from March 1 to December 30. Under the CARES Act, funds may be used to cover expenses that:
  1.  Are necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  2. Were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020; and
  3. Were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020.

If you are a home-based business and are interested in participating in the online Focus Group on September 10, 2020 at 2:30 pm, please email your request to info@jeffcobrc.org.

City Council Regular Meeting & Executive Session
City Council will meet virtually Thursday, September 10 at 6:30 p.m.
To view the special session, there are several options:
  1. Live-streamed at www.cityofgolden.net/Agendas - Find the meeting in the schedule and click "VIEW EVENT". This option will only be available once the meeting has begun.
  2. Live-streamed on  GCO.tv - Find the meeting in the schedule on the right and click the "WATCH" arrow.
  3. Live Broadcast on Comcast Channel 880
  4. To call in and listen to the meeting audio live, call 1-408-418-9388 and enter access code 146 523 3192.
To provide public comment there are two options:
  1. Comment in advance: Email your comments to PublicComment@Cityofgolden.net by 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
  2. To provide comment live, you must pre-register for the meeting by 5 p.m. on the day of the meeting. You may either register for general public comment  or register for public hearing comments .
    You will receive a "Registration Approved" email with a link to join the meeting. At the time of the meeting, click that link. You will be called upon to speak during the general public comment period, or during the public comment period for the agenda item you have indicated your interest in, if that agenda item has a separate public comment period. You will have three minutes to speak and will be cut off at the end of three minutes. 
At this time, live public comment is only available through the WebEx portal. If you are not able to access it, please email your public comments.
Golden Farmers Market
Farmers Market Rules
Golden Farmers Market runs every Saturday through October 3 and is held in the parking lot just west of the Golden Library on 10th and Illinois streets in historic downtown.

Join us this Saturday, September 12 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Know Before You Go!
  • Wear a mask
  • Pay via card vs cash
  • No on-site consumption of food
  • Please pre-order from vendors
  • Bring only one family member vs whole family
  • No touching of produce or products
  • Please stay home if you are not feeling well
Historic Preservation Board Meeting
The Historic Preservation Board will meet virtually Monday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.

See the meeting agenda for details.

To participate and/or provide public comment, attendees may register in advanceOnce registered, you will receive a link to join the meeting with a unique registration ID.

To call in and listen to the meeting, dial (408) 418-9388 and enter Event Access Code: 146 173 4279.

The public may also submit public comment by emailing planning@cityofgolden.net.

The meeting will be broadcast live, as well as recorded and available to watch at your convenience on our Agendas and Meetings page on the City of Golden website.
Golden Urban Renewal Authority Meeting
The Golden Urban Renewal Authority will meet virtually Monday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Public comment may be submitted by emailing RFleischmann@cityofgolden.net.

The meeting will not be live-streamed, but will be recorded and available to watch at your convenience on our Agendas and Meetings page on the City of Golden website.
Local Licensing Authority Meeting
The Local Licensing Authority will meet virtually Tuesday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m.

The meeting will be broadcast live, as well as recorded and available to watch at your convenience on our Agendas and Meetings page on the City of Golden website.
Golden Restaurants & CSAB Virtual Networking
Notice to all Golden restaurants - the Community Sustainability Advisory Board is seeking your input on ways to assist your business! 

We understand this is a challenging time, and we need your thoughts on what ways to help reduce your energy costs, conserve water and recycle more - without adding to your bottom line.

Join us for a short virtual networking session on Tuesday, September 15 at 3 p.m. to share strategies and identify ways that the City of Golden can better support the restaurant community.

Meeting number: 146 192 7905
Password: PsSB2bRJM64

Join by video system:
Dial 1461927905@cityofgolden.webex.com
You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Join by phone:
Access code: 146 192 7905
Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board Meeting
The Parks, Recreation and Museums Advisory Board will meet virtually Tuesday, September 15 at 7 p.m.

The meeting will be broadcast live, as well as recorded and available to watch at your convenience on our Agendas and Meetings page on the City of Golden website.
Project Updates
2020 Concrete Replacement

Fasick Concrete is doing concrete work as part of the City Annual Replacement Program. They are replacing damaged or deficient concrete as well as ADA upgrades. Please contact John Hardy (303) 384-8195 if you have any questions. Work will continue on the following streets: 
  • 23rd St. from Ford St. to Table Heights Dr.
  • Table Heights Dr. from 23rd St. to Lookout View Ct.
  • Illinois St. from 24th St. to Cottonwood Cir.
  • W. 17th Pl. from Rimrock Dr. to Rimrock St.
  • W. 17th Dr. from W. 17th Pl. to the cul-de-sac
  • Rimrock St. from W. 17th Pl. to Rimrock Dr.
  • Utah St. from W. 16th Ave. to Rimrock Dr.
  • Utah Dr. from Utah St. to the cul-de-sac
  • Rimrock Dr. from Rimrock St. to W. 17th Pl.
  • West Campus Rd from Elm St to Maple St.
  • 13th St. from Illinois St. to Maple St.
  • Maple St. from West Campus Rd. to 13th St
  • Ulysses St. from South Golden Rd. to W. 10th Ave.
2020 Utility Replacement
  • Sewer main replacement on Pinal Drive from Mt Zion Drive to Smith Road began the week of July 27 and continues. Local traffic detours are expected.
Street Closures
  • Through Sept 27: 649 Partridge Cir. - Storage container will impact the parking lane.
  • Until further notice: 13th St. - One parking spot between Washington and Jackson will be impacted for Curbside Pickup for Starbucks.
  • Through Sept 30: 11th St. from Miners Alley to Washington - A parking lane will be impacted by a dumpster.
  • Through Sept 23: Illinois St. from 13th to 14th - Parking lanes on both sides of the street and sidewalks will be impacted by dumpster.
  • Through Sept 18: Pinal Dr. from Mt. Zion to Smith Rd. - Traffic lane and parking lane will be impacted by installation of new sewer main.
  • Sept 24: 1119 Washington Ave. at The Buffalo Rose - Two parking spaces will be impacted for a special event.
  • Through Sept 10:  Cheyenne St. from Miller Place alleyway to 7th St. - Traffic lane will be impacted by curb cut for driveway installation.
  • Through Jan 4: US 6 and Heritage Rd. intersection - Traffic lane will be impacted by geotechnical drilling.
  • Through Sept 11: Corner of 10th and Ford - Traffic lane, bike lane and sidewalk will all be impacted by pole replacement and installation of capacitor bank.
  • Through Sept 11: South Golden Rd. from Lunnonhaus Dr. to Jackson - Traffic lane, parking lane and sidewalk will be impacted to bore conduit and set hand holes.
  • Sept 9: Sunset Dr. between Lookout View Dr. - Traffic lane, parking lane and sidewalk will be impacted by sewer repair.
  • Sept 11: 19th from Smith to Goldenvue - Parking lane and sidewalk will be impacted by tree trimming.
  • Sept 14: 1150 9th St. from Maple to Illinois - Traffic lane and parking lane will be impacted by demo of gas services.
  • Sept 11 - 12: Washington Ave. from 10th - 11th (the bridge): Traffic lane and sidewalk will be closed to install holiday lights.
  • Sept 14 - 22: Ford St. from 23rd to 21st - Traffic lane, parking lane and sidewalk will be impacted by CDLE removing petroleum contaminated soil.
  • Sept 30: South Golden Rd. from Ulysses to Utah - Traffic lane will be impacted by installation of three groundwater monitoring wells.
  • Through Oct 2: East 44th Ave. to Salvia St. - West bound traffic lane and sidewalk will be impacted by temporary closures twice daily to load and unload equipment.