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

The warmer weather has arrived and it is finally feeling like summer. Please join me in participating in two wonderful upcoming events this month:  The annual 4th of July Parade and Pancake Festival and the newly added Main Event: Superior Spectacular — an immersive arts festival bringing artists from all over Colorado — coming July 20 to the Superior Marketplace. Hope to see you there!
Here are a couple more priorities I’m excited about:
Superior’s 2020 U.S. Census - Complete Count Committee - I’m proud to be helping the United States Census Bureau with the formation of a local government Complete Count Committee (CCC.) CCC’s are volunteer committees established by tribal, state, and local governments and community organizations to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. I am seeking 5 to 10 Superior resident volunteers to serve on Superior's CCC. Serving on the CCC you will learn about the importance of the census, help brainstorm ways for the census to reach hard to count populations in Superior and help develop the best communications strategies for our community. Don’t worry, our CCC won’t involve door-to-door canvassing or phone calls; that will be handled by the census staff. Our CCC will meet about three or four times at Superior Town Hall between August 2019 and the April 2020 census. The U.S Census only occurs every 10 years so help be a part of this important activity in our community. Email me: clintf@superiorcolorado.gov with questions and interest.
10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign – I’ve recently joined a movement of more than 230 mayors from across the U.S., working to expand local park access nationwide as part of the 10-Minute Walk to a Park Campaign. The campaign embraces the ambitious goal that everyone in the country has a high-quality park or green space within a 10-minute walk (or half-mile) of home. To find out more about mayors and cities that have accepted this challenge, visit: 10MinuteWalk.org

Have a happy and safe Summer!
Mayor Clint Folsom
4th of July Parade and Pancake Festival
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
"Land That I Love” is this year’s theme for Superior’s 4th of July Parade and Pancake Festival. The parade will feature over 30 floats, the Monarch High School marching band, decorated cars, elected officials and even dancers. Please help us to keep kids safe during the parade by watching them carefully and not allowing them to run toward the floats. The parade starts at 8:30 am at the conclusion of the Downhill Mile race on Rock Creek Parkway. Join friends and neighbors at Community Park after the parade for free pancakes, live music by Ultralowfi and a kids play zone. Thank you to our sponsors Birch Benders, Avista Adventist Hospital, Whole Foods and Snooze. Visit the Town website for to find the full schedule of events.
** All Town Offices will be CLOSED on July 4th **
Town Hall Meeting with
Senator Tammy Story and State Representative Matt Gray

Saturday, July 13, 2019
at Superior Town Hall
(124 E. Coal Creek Drive)
Board and Advisory Groups
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. This month the date changes to the second Friday due to the 4th of July Festival. Meet us Friday, July 12th, 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. Don't miss this opportunity to chat one-on-one with your elected Town representatives

This is a come and go event. Stay for a couple of minutes or the whole time!
Recent Town Board Actions
Heard presentations on the Annual Audit and Economic Development Update

Approved the 10-minute Walk to a Park Campaign

Adopted Resolutions appointing members to the Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability (ACES), Cultural Arts and Public Spaces (CAPS), Historical Commission, Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC), and the Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC) 

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with DaVinci Sign Systems to Furnish and Install the Town Monument Sign

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) regarding ongoing litigation, and to determine positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, develop a strategy for negotiations, and/or instruct negotiators, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402 (4)(e), regarding the Rocky Mountain Fire District and Resolute Property 

Approved a motion to approve the Settlement Agreement and Purchase and Sale Agreement for the former Land Rover property.  

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with DaVinci Sign Systems to Furnish and Install the Town Monument Signs

Discussion and Consideration of Community Space within the Morgan Ranch Downtown Main Street Development
July Town Board Meetings - July 8th and 22nd
Collaborate with fellow residents in shaping
the future of your town!

The Town currently has the following Advisory Group vacancies:

  • Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability (ACES) - 1
  • Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee (CAPS) - 2
  • Historical Commission - 1
  • Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC) - 1
  • Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC) – 1

For more detailed information about each Advisory Group check out the new Advisory Group Web Page .

Apply to serve on an Advisory Group by using the new and improved application process.

If you have questions please contact Karen Snortland , Committee Coordinator at karens@superiorcolorado.gov  
** Business Spotlight: Element Hotel Opening July 15 **
Inspired by Westin® Hotels & Resorts , Element Hotels encourages a sense of well-being through a nature influenced environment. Intuitively constructed with an efficient use of space and with a focus on sustainability, Element helps you stay connected and feel alive and balanced while you are away. Reflecting the smart design of urban residences, the flowing layouts of the guest rooms were created to maximize space and enable you to use the room in multiple ways. Wake up to our signature Rise complimentary breakfast, starting the morning off right with healthful options including a hot item, fresh granola, whole fruits, premium coffee and more.

Element Boulder Superior * 1 South Marshall Rd, Superior, 80027 * (720) 750-5757
Superior Chamber Update
Superior Chamber welcomes new businesses

One of the most exciting ways to support the Chamber is by showing up to a “ribbon cutting” or a grand opening. It’s a terrific way to get a close look at a new business establishing a foothold in the Superior community. You can stay for 15 minutes or for a couple of hours enjoying refreshments and taking a look around. You don’t have to be a Chamber member to attend! Two such ribbon cuttings are on the books for August 2019:
On Thursday, August 1, from 5:00-7:00pm, the Superior Chamber will be joining forces with the Broomfield Chamber to welcome Clear Dental Studio to their new location at 645 Flatiron Marketplace Drive. 
On Thursday, August 15, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Ethan Allen Furniture Gallery in the Superior Marketplace will roll out the red carpet.
You can find information on both events at the Chamber website at http://member.superiorchamber.com/events .
Also, look for upcoming ribbon cuttings at Tesla, Element Hotel, Goldfish Swim School, and Good Samaritan Clinic coming soon!
Historical Commission Corner

The Annual 4th of July is always an important event for the Superior Historical Commission. We will be on hand at our booth in Community Park again this year. At the booth you will find our volunteers ready to explain the many artifacts we bring from the Historical Museum. You will see firsthand many items reflecting Superior’s past, especially its involvement in coal mining. We have an additional attraction at the booth this year: a display about sponsoring an historic photo. This is an opportunity for individuals or businesses to adopt an historic photograph of Superior to be enlarged, framed and hung in a hallway at the Sport Stable. The Town’s 1942 fire truck will be in the parade, then on display in the parking lot for all to see.
The monthly opening of the Superior Historical Museum is Saturday, July 6 th. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for your exploration. Please come visit our new diorama showing the Industrial Coal Mine in HO scale. The Museum is located at 2 nd and Maple in Original Superior.
We welcome Vicki Kupfner back to the Historical Commission. Sadly, we bid farewell to Lindsey Flewelling and thank her for her years on the Commission.
For more information, contact Bryan Meyer, Town Staff, at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey, Commission Chair, at 303-499-1969. 
Recreation News
Check out
to find all the latest sports and recreation programs for youth and adults.

Upcoming Events

An immersive arts festival featuring creative surprises from around the state.
A colorful, quirky, natural spectacle!

Saturday, July 20 , 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Superior Marketplace

The Lego Movie 2 - (PG)
Friday, July 19 at 7:00 pm

Public Works and Commuting Updates
Street Improvement Project

The 2019 Streets Project has been awarded to Asphalt Specialties and will begin this summer. The project includes repairing Coalton Rd from Indiana St to Rock Creek Pkwy, mill & overlay of a 300 ft segment of McCaslin near High Plains Dr, construction of a trailhead parking lot off of McCaslin Blvd south of Original Town, expansion and paving of the Autrey Park parking lot, and crack sealing on various high volume roadways throughout the Town. The project is expected to be substantially complete by mid-October. At least one access will be maintained to all businesses along Coalton Rd at all times. Updates will be provided on the Town’s website at https://www.superiorcolorado.gov/departments/public-works-utilities/streets/road-work-updates and through e-blasts.
Bus-Bike Shelter Signage

Permanent signage has been installed on the Bus-Bike shelter at the eastbound US 36 & McCaslin RTD Station. Bus-Bike shelters provide secure and weather-protected bicycle storage for commuters making connections to and from local or regional routes. This shelter is a collaboration between the Town of Superior and Boulder County.

Road Project Closures

Two projects in south Rock Creek Ranch will require road closures and detours:

A Speed Hump installation will require the closure of Castle Peak Avenue from Rock Creek Circle to Huron Peak Avenue on July 3, weather permitting. Road closure barricades and detours signs will be posted.

Concrete replacement at the Indiana Street intersection with Mt. Sopris Way (main entrance to Eldorado K-8 School) in mid-July will require shut down of half of the intersection for a few days followed by the other half to complete the work.  Road closure barricades and detours signs will be posted.
Marshall Trail Construction

The concrete trail between the Davidson Mesa Underpass at Marshall Rd & US 36 and the McCaslin BRT Station will be substantially complete and open to the public mid-July. 

The trail was made possible through a federal grant obtained by the Town.  
2019 DRINKING WATER QUALITY Consumer Confidence Report

Over the past week, every residence in the Town of Superior should have received a Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) from the Town's Public Works Department.

CLICK HERE to view this year's report.
V anpool? More like VanCool!

It’s time to get your out of your car and into a vanpool! Commuting Solutions is excited to announce their newest program: VanCool! Register for a vanpool and receive $20 a month for the rest of the year towards the cost of your vanpool! commutingsolutions.org !

New Schedule Effective
AUGUST 25,2019

Route 228: Louisville / Broomfield
RTD's FlexRide
Where will it take you?

Book a ride for reservation service.
At the Firehouse
July 4th, Happy Independence Day! We look forward to seeing you at the pancake feed during Superior’s 4th of July Festival at Community Park. 

Don’t let the wet start to summer fool you, the temperatures are rising and the grasses and greenbelts in town will start to dry out, becoming susceptible to fire. Please don’t use fireworks or hot embers anywhere near combustibles including grasses and weeds. Rocky Mountain Fire does not encourage the use of fireworks at home due to the inherent risk of fire and injury. If you simply must, please follow local laws and some basic safety rules. Fireworks Superior Municipal Code and Boulder County Fireworks Regulations. For a list of locations and times to visit professional shows visit Fireworks 2019.  

Did your flower beds and pots get bombarded by the hail and given up on for the season? The peat moss in dried out flower pots and dried-out vegetation in planters make great insulators trapping heat that can re-ignite hours later if hot embers and ashes land in them. If you are using a grill, fire pit or smoking materials on the patio please use extra caution. Keep hot embers and ashes away from planters, flower pots and combustible decks and siding. Don’t leave fires, hot ashes and lit smoking materials unattended; be sure they are out with no risk of rekindling.

For more information on various safety topics please visit www.rockyfire.org, follow us @RockyMtnFire on Facebook, @RockyMtnFireDept on Twitter and rockymountainfire on Instagram.

Rocky Mountain Fire wishes you a safe and happy July!
Community Partner News
July 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 July Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
YMCA of Northern Colorado
July Sports and Ice Programs

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

CLICK HERE for upcoming Sports and Ice Programs offered through the YMCA of Northern Colorado or visit the website for additional information.
Effi - Your Virtual Energy Advisor!
Effi is Boulder County’s expert energy advisor. Use it to explore topics related to improving your home’s energy efficiency, health and safety, installing residential solar, buying an electric vehicle, and more. With Effi’s help, you can learn, plan, and even finance your next home energy project. https://www.energysmartyes.com/services/virtualadvisor/

Billions of batteries are improperly disposed of each year – making their way to landfills or recycling facilities where they present harm to environments and people. Instead of tossing batteries into your trash or recycle bins, take them to the Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility, located at 1901c 63rd Street in Boulder.

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

If you have been affected by RMMA airport noise, please call 303-271-4874 or file a noise complaint by completing the onli ne fo rm.
The Town's Yard Waste Recycling Facility, located at 2125 Honey Creek Lane, is open year-round to accommodate the extended Colorado growing season. Information and hours.
Securing Trash on Windy Days

PROCEDURES for securing trash especially
on windy days.
Recycling Options in Boulder County