*** The Gateway To Boulder Valley * MAY 2019 ***
Message From the Mayor
With warmer weather on the way this month, it’s time to start planning now for outdoor activities. The Town will be hosting several programs this month to get everyone outside to enjoy the sunshine, trails, parks and open spaces in our community. Members of the Superior Historical Commission will kick off the season with their annual Walk Through Original Superior on May 4th. The free walk will begin at the Superior Historical Museum in Asti Park and make stops at Grasso Park, the site of Superior Train Depot and the Industrial Mine Camp. Then on May 18, the Town's Wildlife Ecologist Ashley DeLaup will teach the basics of bird identification, talk about bird behavior and look for nests in All About Birds in Autrey Park. May also means it's time for the Community Garage Sale and the opening of the North and South Swimming Pools. There are plenty of activities taking place this month to welcome in the warm weather.

Historical Walk through Original Superior - May 4  
Community Garage Sale - May 3 and 4
All About Birds - May 18
Superior Morgul - May 18 and 19
North and South Pools open - May 24

Have a great Spring!

Please see below and visit the Town's website for additional information.
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, May 3rd, 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.
Spring Community Garage Sale
May 3rd and 4th from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
For more information visit www.superiorgaragesale.com  

The 2019 State of Superior Mayor & Manager Update was held on April 16 at Brunelleschi’s Restaurant in the Superior Sport Stable.  Mayor Clint Folsom and Town Manager Matt Magley shared updates about projects and other updates about what’s happening around Town.
Superior Business Spotlight
Mayor Clint Folsom with Rob Erichson , Stickley’s Southern/Western Regional Manager, celebrate the April 11 Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Stickley’s new location in Superior Marketplace .
SCL Health Medical Group to Open New Clinic in Superior


SCL Health Medical Group is excited to announce the planned opening of a new clinic in Superior, Colorado. Projected to open in July 2019, the clinic will provide primary care and women’s healthcare services, with access to Primary Care Providers and OB/GYNs in a central location in Downtown Superior. The clinic will serve patients in Superior and the greater north Denver and east Boulder area.
Collaborate with fellow residents in shaping
the future of your town!

The Town currently has the following Advisory Group vacancies:

  • Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee (CAPS) - 1
  • Historical Commission - 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  

Historical Commission Corner
The Superior Historical Museum is open on Saturday, May 4th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop by and see our new exhibit, a scale diorama of the Industrial Mine and representative mine camp houses. The Museum is located in Asti Park at 2nd and Maple in Original Superior

The Historical Commission’s annual Historic Walk Through Original Superior comes up again on May 4th. We look forward to this event every year since it is such a great opportunity for learning about some of the history of our Town, especially the Industrial Coal Mine and Mine Camp. There are various destinations on the walk including a stop at picturesque Grasso Park. All ages are welcome but attendees should be prepared for a 2-3 mile walk, with much of it on uneven ground in the Boulder County Open Space, also characterized by old industrial debris and cacti. The tour starts in Asti Park shortly after the Museum closing at 2:00 p.m.  This is a FREE event.  Wear durable shoes and no pets please. Cookies for all hikers who complete the walk!  RSVP by emailing bryanm@superiorcolorado.gov with the total number of attendees in your group.

Also, a rather unusual but exciting event is happening on May 18th. Come to Asti Park and see woodwrights create beautiful objects from hardwoods harvested on a family farm using no power tools, hardware or glues. Old school craftsmanship at its best! The event will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m . with the Historical Museum being staffed for a special opening during the same time.

For more information contact Bryan Meyer, Town Staff, at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey, Commission Chair, at 303-499-1969.
Community Park Owls

Last month these baby Great Horned owls were spotted at Community Park and photographed by volunteer Jeff Gibson. Out of their nest in nearby tree branches and learning how to be grown up owls. The parents keep a close eye on them and follow them wherever they go. Papa owl is tired and yawning as parenthood can be exhausting.
Recreation News

Parks, Recreation, and Open Space

Follow these links for additional information about great Recreation Opportunities and Community Events!
All About Birds
Spring is for the birds! Take a walk and learn to identify some local bird species, talk about bird behavior and spot a nest or two. Meet wildlife ecologist Ashley DeLaup on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Autrey Park. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!

Bicycle-Friendly Driver Program (Ages 15+)
Become a certif ied Bicy cle-Friendly Driver! No matter how we get around, we're all people and safety is a shared responsibility. Help make Colorado's roads safer and more courteous.

Nation al Ki ds to Parks Day
Saturday, May 18th

Free Kites for Kids given out at Asti Park (101 W. Coal Creek Drive) from 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Additional Kids to Parks Day Resources can be found by visiting: https://www.parktrust.org/kids-to-parks-day/resources/
Community Swimming Pools OPEN May 24th
The community swimming pools are opening soon! It's hard to believe, but the summer swim season is right around the corner. Pools will open for the season – Friday, May 24th . View information about Pool hours, ID card policies, guest policies/fees, and the Rock Creek Flyers Swim Meet schedule.

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.
Save money, time, and simplify with Online Billing for Town of Superior Utility Bills!
Online Billing allows you to view and pay your bill online (at no additional charge) through your Visa, MasterCard, Checking or Savings account, schedule reoccurring or one-time payments, and view up to 12 months of bill history. Follow the link below for details.
 
Visit Xpressbillpay.com to pay your utility bill online or to set up Auto Pay
Road Work Updates
New Trail Construction Continues

Construction of the new multi-modal trail linking the RTD Bus Rapid Transit station with the underpass to the Davidson Mesa is progressing as scheduled. The General Contractor, Naranjo Civil Constructors, has installed roughly 1,000 ft. of the approximately 4,400 ft. long trail. The trail, which is bounded on each side by US 36 and Marshall Road, is 10 ft. wide and constructed of concrete. To ensure durability, the concrete is placed on top of 12 inches of compacted recycled crushed concrete, rather than the typical 6 inches of roadbase. This missing link of the Town’s expanding trail system will connect directly to the US 36 Bikeway and the Coal Creek Trail, providing users additional options for reaching their destinations.

Projected completion is targeted for the beginning of July.
Transit Updates
Call-n-Ride has a new name - introducing FlexRide

Starting in January, RTD's service known as “Call-n-Ride” was changed to "FlexRide."
 
The green buses have been phased out and replaced with new white ones, everything else remains the same with the service.
 
FlexRide 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 -
BUS ROUTE 228
RTD provides Route 228 local bus service between Broomfield, Superior and Louisville, with convenient connections to other transit options along the way.


Schedule effective January 13, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Recent Town Board Actions
Held an Advisory Committee Interview  

Heard a Presentation from Boulder County Housing  

Proclamation for Arbor Day  

Proclamation for 2020 Colorado Complete Count Campaign

Approved a Manager Change for JL CO Beverage d/b/a/Element by Westin Boulder/Superior liquor license

Adopted a Resolution appointing a member to the Cultural Arts and Public Spaces (CAPS) Advisory Committee

Adopted a Resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with Boulder County regarding Boulder County Use Tax

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with Dewberry Engineers Inc. for Design Services on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Headworks and Odor Control Project

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement for Services with Better City to provide Economic Development Services

Adopted a Resolution Supporting a Motion by the Rocky Flats Stewardship Council to oppose Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, and Hydraulic Fracturing on and under Rocky Flats 

Denied a Manager Change for Old Chicago

Adopted a Resolution appointing a member to the Superior Youth Leadership Council (SLYC)

Adopted a Resolution approving the Boulder County Youth Corps Intergovernmental Agreement

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with Quality Water Biosystems for annual pond maintenance

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with Earth Green Fence for Annual Fence Maintenance 

Reviewed the Cemetery Improvement Plan

Public Engagement Process Review – Riverbend Park

Executive Session to hold a conference with the Town’s special counsel to receive legal advice on specific legal questions, pursuant to C.R.S. § 24-6-402(4)(b), regarding oil and gas issues; and 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
May Town Board Meetings - May 13th and 28th

Committee Meetings
May 1st - SYLC Meeting , 6:30-8:00 pm
May 7th - Planning Commission Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
May 8th - OSAC Meeting , 6:30-8:30 pm
May 9th - ACES Meeting , 5:30-7:30 pm
May 15th - PROSTAC Meeting , 7:00-9:00 pm
May 17th - Historical Commission Meeting, 10:00 am-noon
May 21st - Planning Commission Meeting, 7:00-9:00 pm
May 23rd - CAPS Meeting , 6:00-8:00 pm

At the Firehouse
The Town of Superior Municipal code allows fire pits and chimeneas at single family residences. 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.
May 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 May Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
YMCA of Northern Colorado
May 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.
Have Fun, Plant a Tree, and Conserve Energy! 

There’s no better time to plant a tree than this spring, in celebration of Earth Day! Boulder County’s EnergySmart Program, in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, is offering a limited number of heavily-discounted trees to residents beginning April 22. By planting a tree in the right place around your home, you can reduce energy consumption by up to 20% each year. The benefits don’t stop at cost savings; trees improve air quality, reduce your carbon footprint, increase storm water filtration, and provide an urban cooling effect for your community and generations to come!
  • Over 600 trees available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Choose from 5 different tree species options
  • $25 per tree – 1 tree per household
  • 2 pickup events – Boulder & Longmont
  • This offer ends May 8, 2019 or while supply lasts, so reserve your tree today!

Visit www.arborday.org/bouldercounty to reserve your tree today!
Go Solar Now!
May is Go Solar Month in Boulder County. With tax credits for solar stepping down in 2020, now is the best time to invest in solar for your home. To sweeten the deal, EnergySmart is offering up to $500 in limited time rebates for solar energy systems. To learn more and to enroll in EnergySmart, visit www.EnergySmartYES.com/Go-Solar
Safely Park Your Bike at the McCaslin Bike-n-Ride Shelter
With this warm, sunny weather, it is the perfect time to work on incorporating cycling into your every day commute. Connecting to RTD services at the US 36 & McCaslin station by riding your bike is a great way to access transit, reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere and have a fun, multimodal commute!

With Bike-n-Ride shelters popping up around the northwest metro area, you can ride the first or final mile and safely store your bike at a Bike-n-Ride shelter while you complete the rest of your commute by transit. 

Bike-n-Ride shelters require pre-approved access cards so that users can be guaranteed their bike will be safe while it’s being stored. The shelters are also weather proof, which means your bike will be protected from rain, snow or whatever weather may come. 

Superior is home to a Bike-n-Ride shelter located at the US 36 & McCaslin station. Apply to receive a RFID card for the shelter today. This shelter provides secure bike parking for your next trip on RTD and connects to the US 36 Bikeway. To plan your multimodal commute, check out the Bike Northwest Map today!
Important Reminders
Book Drop at Town Hall is Accessible 24/7/365

Superior and Louisville work together to provide library services to Superior residents, which includes a library book drop box at Superior Town Hall.

Books are collected no later than 3:00 pm Monday through Friday and delivered to the Louisville Public Library.
Options for Discarding Large Household Items

If you have large household items to dispose of, there are local options available:

Both the Town and Rock Creek HOA provide trash and recycling collection services through contracts with Waste Connections. wcdenver.com

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.

CLICK HERE for additional info and hours.
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.