** The Gateway To Boulder Valley * JANUARY 2019 **
Message From the Mayor

Dear Residents,
I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season with family and friends. As we begin 2019, I would like to feature several exciting new things we will see around Superior during the new year. These are just some of the highlights, and I am sure there will be many more exciting developments in the weeks and months ahead.

Downtown Superior
Progress at the Downtown Superior development ( www.downtownsuperior.com ) continues. Once completed over the next several years, this 157-acre development project located near US 36 & McCaslin Boulevard will include residential, office, retail, restaurants, indoor and outdoor recreation and new parks and open space. Anchoring the Downtown Superior development is the Sport Stable ( www.sportstable.club ), with over 30 independent businesses operating inside with lots of great programming options to choose from, along with the Superior Medical Center office building and adjoining parking structure that opened in 2018. Site improvement work will continue through 2019 along with the Coal Creek enhancements project to realign and stabilize the creek area, including removing invasive plant species and re-vegetating the area to create a much more sustainable ecosystem which will be integrated with adjacent future community park amenities. We are also looking forward to working with the master developer in 2019 to review concepts for the Main Street core area and additional residential blocks in Downtown Superior.  

Residential Homes at Downtown Superior
Wonderland Homes and Remington Homes continued construction of 117 homes and townhomes through last year, with many now completed and occupied by new Superior neighbors. Site work has begun for ten duplexes (20 units) that were approved in February 2018 for Discovery Residential (just north of the Discovery office building along McCaslin Boulevard.) During 2019 we expect there to be new phases of residential development presented to the Town Board for consideration of approval. The Downtown Superior development could have up to 1,400 total residential units constructed over the next several years. For more details on the residential homes there: http://downtownsuperior.com/homes/  

Superior’s First Hotel at Downtown Superior
Located just south of the Old Chicago restaurant, an Element Hotel by Westin ( www.starwoodhotels.com/element ) is mostly complete and expected to open over the next few months. The hotel includes 121 extended stay rooms, all with in-room kitchens. The hotel will also have meeting space and an outdoor pool. 

Tesla Service and Sales Center
The new Tesla Service and Sales Center, located south of Starbucks at Marshall Road and McCaslin Boulevard, is slated to open this Spring. This will be Tesla’s second center in Colorado, and the showroom will include Tesla vehicles, Tesla residential solar systems, and education about emerging sustainable technologies. 

Superior Marketplace 
Furniture retailer Ethan Allen ( www.ethanallen.com ) is now open in a brand-new facility, just east of Costco. This location is the first in the country to feature the company’s new concept to feature locally-themed furniture specific to the Colorado market. We also recently welcomed Cactus Wax Studio ( www.cactuswaxstudio.com ) and Japanese restaurant, Misaki at Superior ( www.misakiatsuperior.com ) to the center. Additionally, Stickley Furniture ( www.stickley.com ) and Goldfish Swim School ( www.goldfishswimschool.com ) will be opening in the former Sports Authority building in 2019.

Rock Creek Ranch
Construction is beginning now for a residential project on property along US 36 west of S. 88th Street. This 21-acre development will include 31 duplexes (62 dwelling units). Additionally, site work is scheduled to start soon on the Superior Shores residential project which is located northwest of the intersection of Coalton Road and West Flatiron Crossing Drive. This development encompasses 7.2 acres and will be comprised of 94 condominium units within 20 buildings.

Be sure to save the dates for these fun events in 2019:
  • Arbor Day Celebration – April 27
  • Morgul Bike Race – May 18-19
  • Fourth of July Parade and Pancake Breakfast – July 4th
  • Trails and Wildlife events – dates vary throughout the year
  • Chili Fest – September 7
  • Octoberfest by Rock Creek HOA – early October
  • Skate with Santa at the Sport Stable – December 7
Stay Informed
The Town of Superior offers several new options to stay informed and to participate in your town government. Try these new channels today and let us know what you think:  www.superiorcolorado.gov

Best wishes as we start the new year and I look forward to seeing you around Town! Please email Mayor Folsom with your questions, comments or ideas for future articles: clintf@superiorcolorado.gov
First Fridays Coffee with Superior Town Board Members

Please join fellow residents and Superior Town Board Members for this month's First Fridays Coffee hosted by Trustees Sandie Hammerly and Laura Skladzinski on Friday, January 4th, from 7:45 to 9:30 am at Sticks Coffee, One Superior Drive, Unit E, near the main entrance to the Sport Stable in Downtown Superior.

Stay for a couple of minutes or the whole time, as your schedule allows.
This is an opportunity to chat one-on-one with your elected Town representatives.
The Superior Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is excited to welcome our new Executive Director, T.J. Sullivan . T.J. is a charismatic communicator who raises the effectiveness and performance of staff toward strategic growth. He specializes in growing organizations, focusing on membership needs and mentoring. Previously, Mr. Sullivan has served as the President for the Colorado LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and director of membership for CERTUS Professional Network. T.J. will join the Superior Chamber team January 10th .

Boy Scout Troops 278 & 575 Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Boy Scout Troops 278 & 575 will be holding their annual fundraiser in which scouts will pick up and take your live Christmas trees to the recycling center on Saturday, January 5, 2019.

Tree pick up starts at 7:30 am. Please have all decorations, tinsel and ornamentation, removed beforehand. Suggested cash or check donation of $10-$20 is appreciated but not required. Make all checks payable to Troop 278. Attach donations to the tree in a zip-lock bag or taped to your front door.  

Click HERE to Register for Tree Pick Up

Troops 278 & 575 thank you in advance for your support!
Stay Connected Superior!

In an on going effort to stay connected with residents and visitors alike, the  Town of Superior uses several media tools to provide you with timely information, project updates, important news and alerts. Visit the Town’s website ( superiorcolorado.gov) and click on the Stay Connected button on our homepage to see details about the options listed below.

E-Newsletters and E-Blasts - email milisam@superiorcolorado.gov 
to sign-up
Google Groups (Superior Colorado Community Group)
Reddit (Superior subreddit)
Superior Cable TV Channel 8

**Please note that information from the Town will continue to be posted through the Sentinel Newsletter and E-Blasts, Superior’s website and Facebook page, Superior Click and Fix, Cable Channel 8 and occasionally on Instagram and Twitter. The additional services listed above (CAC, Google Groups, and Reddit) are provided as options for the community to directly communicate postings through other available media.
Town of Superior Advisory Committees Want You!

Collaborate with fellow residents in shaping the future of your town!

The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:

The Town Board appoints residents to serve on Committees and Commissions. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application and submit it to Karen Snortland , Committee Coordinator at karens@superiorcolorado.gov .

2019/2020 Kindergarten Student Registration
Do you have a child turning 5 on or before September 30, 2019? If so, be sure to enroll your child at your neighborhood school, Eldorado PK-8 or Superior Elementary School for Kindergarten for the 2019/2020 School Year. Please enroll your child at bvsd.org starting early January.
For more information contact the registrar at Eldorado PK-8 at 720-561-4405 or Superior Elementary School at 720-561-4100.
Historical Commission Corner
The year 2018 is marked by numerous accomplishments. We are happy to recount just a few for you here:

  • A new front porch at the Superior Historical Museum
  • Clean up of historic barn at Grasso Park and establishing regular pest control in the barn
  • Repaired front porch at Grasso Barn
  • Steps toward re-printing our book Lost Superior
  • Working on long-term improvement project at the Superior Cemetery
  • Framing and mounting historic photos, art work and maps

As we go into the New Year, our goal is to continue to make the Superior Historical Museum a top-notch small town museum and a welcoming place for our visitors. Come by and see what we have to offer. Our next open day is January 5, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Museum location is at 2nd and Maple in Original Town. For more information, contact Bryan Meyer, Town staff at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey, Commission Chair, at 303-499-1969.
Recreation News
Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

Follow these links for additional information about great Recreation Opportunities and Community Events!
Living With Coyotes
Are you spotting coyotes in your neighborhood? This is coyote breeding season, so they are more visible as they mark territory in preparation for their spring pups. Take a hike with wildlife ecologist Ashley DeLaup to get all your coyote questions answered and learn what to do if you spot a coyote(s). Join us Saturday, January 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the Community Park basketball courts (Coalton Road and Indiana Street) in Superior for this FREE activity.
Colorado winters bring an average of 88 inches of snow to Boulder Valley every year! The Town of Superior is continuing to grow our snow removal assistance program that matches residents in need of assistance with committed local volunteers who will shovel sidewalks following significant snow fall. This program provides families, youth, and individuals with a direct way to help neighbors in need!

Need Assistance? Residents who may quality include: 
- Individuals with a disability or physical impairment;
- Seniors who are physically unable to lift or move snow and ice;
- Individuals unable to pay for a private contractor to provide this service;

Interested in Volunteering?  
Volunteers will be assigned a neighbor who needs assistance with snow removal. Upon pairing, contact information will be exchanged and communication will remain between the Snow Buster and resident moving forward. If possible, snow should be removed by 12:00 pm of the day following snow fall consisting of more than 2 inches of snow. *The only required section of property to remove snow from is the side walk in front of the home.*

For more information and to register for assistance or volunteering visit www.volunteersuperior.com or call 303-499-3675 ext 122

**The Snow Busters program does not send volunteers on demand to those needing assistance. There is no guarantee that you will be matched.**

Removal of Snow and Ice Reminder
Periodically the Town includes information about issues and trends in the area of code enforcement. This month, we want to remind residents of the Municipal Code that applies to the removal of snow and ice within the Town.
Sec. 11-1-20. Removal of snow and ice 

(a) It is unlawful for an owner to allow snow, sleet, ice, dirt, debris or any other obstruction to remain on the sidewalk adjoining such land within the Town longer than twenty-four (24) hours from the time of the last accretion of such snow, sleet, ice, dirt, debris or other obstruction. 

Questions regarding the Town's code enforcement program should be directed to our Code Enforcement Officer, Reggie Nettles, at 303-499-3675 Ext. 165, or email Reggie.

Superior Business Spotlight
Panera Bread , Panda Express , and Dixon Orthodontics
in the Superior Marketplace
302 Center Drive
Superior, CO 80027
301 Center Drive
Superior, CO 80027
405 Center Dr. Suite H
Superior, CO 80027
Transit Updates
Superior FlexRide

Starting January 13, 2019 the RTD service known as “Call-n-Ride” will be called "FlexRide."
The green buses will be phased out, being replaced with new white ones, but otherwise everything else remains the same.
FlexRide/Call-n-Ride is a personalized bus service that travels within select RTD service areas. Book online or call and you can connect to bus routes, Park-n-Rides, rail stations or to work, school and appointments. This is a shared ride. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Make your reservation and RTD will provide an estimated pickup time. When the bus arrives, pay your exact cash fare. It's that simple!
To reach Superior FlexRide call 720-645-5128.
Local Bus Service -
RTD provides Route 228 local bus service between Broomfield, Superior and Louisville, with convenient connections to other transit options along the way.

Schedule effective August 26, 2018 - January 12, 2019
Recent Town Board Actions
Heard a presentation from the Superior Chamber of Commerce

Adopted a Resolution approving the Town Board Representative and Committee Assignments 

Approved a Permanent Modification of Premises for Safeway Stores 46 Inc., dba Safeway Store #1656 

Adopted a Resolution approving a Fourth Amendment to the Fifth Interim Agreement for Participation in the Windy Gap Firming Project with Superior Metropolitan District No. 1

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with Ramey Environmental Compliance, Inc. for Operation of the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in 2019 – Superior Metropolitan District No. 1. 

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with Naranjo Civil Constructors for the Superior Trail Project

Public Hearing and Action on the application for a 3.2% Off-Premises Liquor License filed by WFM-WO, Inc., dba Whole Foods 

Public Hearing and Adopted an Ordinance approving an Application to Rezone Lot 1, Block 1, Rock Creek Ranch Filing 24 (the former Land Rover site) from Regional Activity Center (RAC) Zoning to Community Activity Center (CAC) Zoning

Executive Session to hold a conference with the Town’s attorney to receive legal advice on specific legal questions, pursuant to C.R.S. §24-6-402(4)(b) on the topic of oil and gas
January Town Board Meetings - January 14th a nd 28th

Committee Meetings
January 9th - OSAC Meeting , 6:30-8:30 pm
January 10th - ACES Meeting , 5:30-7:30 pm
January 11th - Youth Leadership Council Meeting ,6:30-8:00 pm
January 15th - Planning Commission Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
January 16th - PROSTAC Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
January 18th - Historical Commission Meeting , 10:00 am-noon
January 24th - CAPS Meeting , 6:00-8:00 pm

At the Firehouse
Tree Recycling and Heating Your Home

In with the new and out with the old. Starting with your dry and dead Christmas tree. Please use proper sources for Christmas tree recycling and don’t leave it sitting beside your home. If temperatures take a nose dive, be certain to leave your thermostat above 50 degrees and do not use your oven to heat your home. If you are adding heat with a space heater, keep it a minimum of 36 inches from combustibles and don’t leave it on overnight or when you leave the house. Do not use extension cords to extend the reach of your space heater. Heaters draw many amps and can easily exceed the rating of residential extension cords and cause an electrical fire.  

With the furnace working overtime in the months of January and February it’s a great time to be certain you have working Carbon monoxide detectors

For more information or assistance please contact Rocky Mountain Fire @RockyMtnFire or www.rockyfire.org.  

Happy New Year! 
YMCA of Boulder Valley
January Sports and Ice Programs

Financial assistance is available to those that qualify. Please inquire if you are in need.  www.ymcabv.org

CLICK HERE for upcoming Sports and Ice Programs offered through the YMCA of Boulder Valley or visit the website for additional information.
January Events

The Town of Superior and City of Louisville have an agreement for Superior residents to use the Louisville Public Library.

 CLICK HERE for a list of January Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
EnergySmart’s NEW Virtual Advisor is now available online to use 24/7

Use this new online tool to learn about, budget, and plan your energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades on your schedule. This convenient tool helps with do-it-yourself (DIY) projects and explores topics related to:

  • Home Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Project Planning

Important Reminders
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) is committed to controlling airport noise associated with aircraft operations. 

If you have been affected by RMMA airport noise, please call the noise complaint line at 303-271-4874. You can also file a noise complaint by completing the online form.
Fence Maintenance Reminders

If your fence borders Town Open Space or Town-maintained common areas, please report any damage to pros@superiorcolorado.gov .

The Rock Creek Master HOA has homeowner information on its website regarding expedited procedures for work related to damage from any storms, including fencing, trees, and roofs.
Yard Waste Services
The Town's Yard Waste site, located at 2125 Honey Creek Lane, is open year-round to accommodate the extended Colorado growing season.

The site remains open during the holiday season for Christmas tree recycling. Please make sure all ornaments, tinsel and decorations are removed from the trees.
Their mission is to deliver, fund, and advocate for services that promote well-being, independence, and dignity for older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and veterans in Boulder County.

Securing Trash on Windy Days

CLICK HERE for procedures that can be used at all times but are specifically recommended when high winds are forecasted for - or occur during - trash/recycling collection day. wcdenver.com
Recycling Options in Boulder County

Have you ever come across an item at your house you would like to recycle but you were not sure where to take it? There are many options right here in Boulder County! Follow the link below for details.