*** The Gateway To Boulder Valley * JUNE 2019 ***
4th of July Parade and Pancake Festival
Thursday, July 4th, 2019
"Land That I Love” is this year’s theme to Superior’s 4th of July Parade and Pancake Festival . The parade will feature over 30 floats, a marching band, decorated cars and dancers. Join friends and neighbors in Community Park after this traditional parade for pancakes , live music and a kids play zone. The parade starts at 8:30 am at the conclusion of the Downhill Mile race on Rock Creek Parkway, and pancakes are served at 9:00 am . Thank you to our sponsors Birch Benders and Avista Adventist Hospital. Visit the Town website for race registration, float sign-ups, volunteer opportunities and info on the family Kickball Tournament. It’s going to be a fantastic, fun day!
2019 Street Improvement Project

The 2019 Street Improvement Project has been awarded to Asphalt Specialties and will begin this month. The project includes repairing Coalton Road from Indiana Street to Rock Creek Parkway, mill and overlay of a 300 foot segment of McCaslin Blvd. near High Plains Drive, 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 Road at all times. Updates will be provided on the Roa d Work Up dates page of the Town's website and through monthly e-blast communications.
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport News and Updates

To keep up with noise mitigation efforts at RMMA, please visit our website:
2020 Census Job Opportunities
The U.S. Census is hiring 35 temporary part-time census workers in the Superior area over the next 8 months. These jobs offer a competitive salary ($18.50/hr- $20.50/hr for Address Canvassers and Enumerators), a flexible work schedule, paid training and weekly paydays. To qualify, applicants must be 18+ years of age, a U.S. citizen and have a Social Security number. These jobs are ideal for youth looking for summer work, stay-at-home parents, seniors and those people who want to supplement their incomes. Interested? Visit https://2020census.gov/jobs.
Fewer Car Trips Key for Improving Summer Air

The Front Range, from Douglas County to the Wyoming state line, has historically high levels of ground-level ozone, a harmful air pollutant. Ground-level ozone is created when emissions from cars “cook” in sunlight and is most prevalent during the summer months. Reducing two personal car trips each week can help limit the chemicals in our air that produce ozone. Combining errand trips, packing a lunch instead of driving, carpooling or taking the bus or a train are fantastic ways to help air quality. Get more tips at SimpleStepsBetterAir.org, a program of the Regional Air Quality Council.
Show us how you skip two car trips on social with the hashtag, #JustSkip2.
Get to Socializing!

Make sure you are following the official social media pages of the Town of Superior. Follow the links below to connect with us.

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 on Friday, June 7th, 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.
Recent Town Board Actions
Heard presentations from the Airport Director (Long-term Master Plan) and the Airport Consultant Update

Proclamation – National Kids to Park Day

Tabled the Planning Commission Work Plan

Adopted a Resolution appointing a member to the Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC)

Approved a Permit to Allow Consumption of Alcohol in Purple Park

Approved a Manager Change for Old Chicago 

Adopted a Resolution Approving a Contract with Asphalt Specialties Company, Inc. for the 2019 Street Rehabilitation Project

Heard update presentations from the Superior Chamber of Commerce and the Louisville Public Library

Proclamation – National Gun Violence Awareness Day

Adopted a Resolution appointing a member to the Historical Commission 

Approved a Permit to Allow Consumption of Alcohol in Wildflower Park for a Wedding

Approved a Permit to Allow Consumption of Alcohol in Wildflower Park for the Superior Chamber of Commerce 

Approved the Planning Commission Work Plan 

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with Happy City Lab for the Creative Placemaking Masterplan

Tabled the Construction Contract with WL Contractors, Inc. for installation of a Traffic Signal at South Coal Creek Drive and Rock Creek Parkway 

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
June Town Board Meeting - June 10th
Town Board Special Meeting - June 17th
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) - 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 Adviso ry Group by using the new and improved application process here:
If you have questions please contact Karen Snortland , Committee Coordinator at karens@superiorcolorado.gov  

Larry Dorsey photo 2019
2019 Square Nail Award Recipient - Larry Dorsey

The Town is pleased to announce that Larry Dorsey is the recipient of a 2019 Square Nail Award for historic preservation given by the Boulder Heritage Round-table. The award was given on May 13th at the annual Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month Awards Ceremony. Larry has been the Chairperson of the Superior Historical Commission since 2006. His persevering work in preserving and protecting the historical treasures of Superior, as well as his local knowledge and enthusiasm have been an inspiration to the Commission and to the Town of Superior. 

Congratulations to Larry!
Historical Commission Corner

It was a busy spring for the Historical Commission. We hosted the annual Spring Education Program in April about women in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, led the annual Historic Walk to the Industrial Mine site and recently opened the Museum for a special Woodwright Demonstration in Asti Park.

May is an important month in our nation’s recognition of military service. Both Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day came up in May. On June 14 th the United States celebrates Flag Day , the day during the War for Independence in 1777 when the colonies adopted the flag that is now our official national insignia. During this time of recognition of this historical development, we invite you to visit the Veterans Memorial in Asti Park next to the Historical Museum and recognize the role of the military in United States History.

The Superior Historical Museum is open the first Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please drop by and learn more about your Town’s history and see the recently completed diorama of the Industrial Coal Mine , the backbone of Superior’s economy for 50 years.

For more information, contact Larry Dorsey , Commission Chair, at 303-499-1969 or Bryan Meyer, Town Staff, at 303-499-3675 ext. 163 .
Recreation News
Superior Pools Now OPEN

Get your sunscreen, floaties and goggles ready. It's pool time in Superior! Both North and South Pool are now open for the 2019 summer season. Use the link below to find out about all that is going on in aquatics including, 
•     Pool Access
•     Pool Schedule
•     Programs and Classes
•     and Flyers Swim Meet Information 

It's going to be a splash this summer!

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, June 11 , 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Sport Stable
Community Pollinator Project
Saturday, June 22 , 9:00 am - noon
Purple Park

Come out for this family friendly project to help refresh flower beds in Town with pollinator friendly plants and flowers. Get ready to get dirty, have fun and support our environment. Email Kevin Colón at kevinc@superiorcolorado.gov if you want participate.
Wednesday, June 26
6:30 - 9:00 am

The Town of Superior will be hosting a breakfast station along the US 36 Bikeway and the Coal Creek Trail.
Save the Date!

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

The concrete trail between the Davidson Mesa Underpass at Marshall Road/US 36 and the McCaslin BRT Station, as well as the new concrete trail along Coal Creek, will be substantially complete and open to the public by summer.
Superior Chamber Update
Superior Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Recipients
Each year, the Superior Chamber of Commerce awards two scholarships to Monarch graduates. The 2019 scholarships were presented on May 15 to Nicole Reading and Jake McGann. Reading will study Business at Northeastern University, and McGann is headed to the University of Miami to study Finance and Music. The Chamber is proud to support these amazing young scholars as they pursue their dreams.

Congratulations, Nicole and Jake!
Starting in 2020, the Chamber’s scholarships will expand beyond Monarch High School and will be available to any graduating high school senior, regardless of what high school he/she may attend.
At the Firehouse
Summer is here, the kids are out of school and the sun is up late. If you’re taking advantage of the long days and warm evenings on 2 wheels be sure your gear is safe.  Before you hop on the scooter, skateboard or bike put your helmet on. To learn how to ensure your bike helmet fits properly visit National Safety Council. Did you also check the reflectors on your bike, are they still firmly attached and reflective? Have you looked over your chosen alternative mode of transportation and ensured it is in good working condition? How about the proper shoes; closed toe shoes can spare you and your kids some nasty injuries. Speaking of clothing, if you’re out at dawn, dusk or night be sure to wear light colors and something reflective. Use a light on your helmet, bike, etc to improve your visibility.

Learn the proper way to use hand signals when riding a bike at NHTSA and teach your kids the proper rules of the road. If you’re driving; be aware more pedestrians are out and about enjoying the weather, take your time, slow down and watch out for balls, kids, toys and pets running out from behind cars or without looking. Don’t Text and Drive, Ride or Walk. Please keep your head out of your device when you are mobile and enjoy the long warm summer days with whatever outdoor activities you choose.

For information on fire safety visit www.rockyfire.org Follow us on Facebook @RockyMtnFire, Twitter @RkyMtnFireDept, and Instagram rockymountainfire
The Town of Superior Municipal code allows fire pits and chimeneas at single family residences.  Please be sure to review your HOA’s particular guidelines on this issue. If you are going to have a fire, please for the safety of your family and neighbors follow some basic fire safety.  

If it is windy or the wind will be picking up before ALL the coals and embers have completely cooled, don’t start a fire. If it is a bad air quality day or there is a burn ban in effect don’t start a fire. Follow manufacturer’s directions for distance from combustibles including your house, deck, weeds, ornamental grasses and bushes. DO NOT leave the fire or hot embers unattended and keep a garden hose close by. Please be neighborly and talk to your neighbors before you light your fire, maybe consider inviting them over to enjoy the fire with you.  

If you feel a fire is unsafe, please call Boulder County Dispatch and they will dispatch the appropriate resources. 

Boulder County dispatch non-emergency number 303-441-4444 emergencies call 911.
Community Partner News
June 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 June Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
YMCA of Northern Colorado
June 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.
Are you struggling to wrap your head around your sprinkler system? The Town of Superior and Resource Central can help with a free sprinkler consultation. Resource Central Technicians will run a few tests to check your sprinklers’ efficiency and diagnose any problems your system might have. At the end of your consultation, you’ll receive a customized watering schedule designed to reduce water usage and keep your lawn healthy and beautiful all summer long!

Inspections last about 90 minutes, but could help you save thousands of gallons of water each year. It’s easy to sign up and get long-lasting results! Simply call 303-999-3824 or sign up at resourcecentral.org/sprinkler.
EnergySmart Rebates 

Residents in all communities in Boulder County are eligible for rebates from EnergySmart. All rebates can be used alone, or combined with financing to fully fund your home upgrades. Note that you must enroll with EnergySmart before starting any home energy efficiency upgrades to qualify. Rebates are available on a first come, first served basis so call today at 303-544-1000 or SIGN-UP online!
Electrify Your Ride Soon Before the Deals Drive Away!

For a limited time, deals are being offered on electric vehicles. Now is the best time to get an electric vehicle because in addition to these manufacturer and dealership discounts, up to $12,500 in state and federal tax credits are also available. Learn more at www.BoulderCountyDeals.org 

Want an EV and don’t know where to start? Get free EV advising from EnergySmart. Enroll Today!
Important Reminders
PaintCare operates paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in states that have passed paint stewardship laws. Their main effort is to set up more places for people to take unwanted, leftover paint. Learn more about PaintCare Inc. in Colorado.
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.
Local Bus Service
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.