** The Gateway To Boulder Valley * OCTOBER 2019 **
Town Website Gets Fresh, New Look!

The Town of Superior recently launched its updated website, superiorcolorado.gov, incorporating a fresh look, improved navigation and new interactive tools. 

The updated site includes a new email communications system called GovDelivery (details below) that allows you to customize and prioritize how you receive important email and text message information from the Town. The site also includes a centralized calendar and improved news section to quickly and easily find out more about Town meetings, events and announcements. 

The Town's website is the first impression many people have of our community and it serves as the portal for citizens to connect with local government from any location, at any time of the day or night. It is one of the most powerful tools we have to keep you engaged and informed. We look forward to " staying connected " with you through efficient and effective website communications!
Stay Connected and get your Town news delivered right to your in-box!

The Town of Superior is pleased to announce implementation of a new email subscription service, GovDelivery, to make it easier for you to learn about updates on the news and topics that interest you. 

We hope you will find it useful to have the ability to customize your emails based upon your particular interests in Town programs and services! Wireless text-messages are also available. 

With this new service you can password protect your subscriptions and preferences, change your email address, or remove yourself at any time by accessing your Subscription Preferences page.

Please add us to your address book!
To help ensure that you receive all Town email messages consistently, please take a moment to add the email address below to your email safe senders list, address book, or contact list: communications@info.superiorcolorado.gov .
First Fridays Coffee with Superior Town Board Members - New Location
Please join fellow residents and Superior Town Board Members for this month's First Fridays Coffee hosted by T rustees Sandie Hammerly and Laura Skladzinski on Friday, October 4th, from 7:45 to 9:30 am

**Please note this week's coffee is at a new location: 1500 Coalton Road (former Land Rover site).

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.
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.
Board and Advisory Groups
Recent Town Board Actions
Adopted a Resolution appointing a member to the CAPS Committee 

Adopted a Resolution appointing members to the Superior Youth Leadership Council 

Proclamation – Constitution Week

Public Hearing and Adopted a Resolution Approving a Subdivision Plat and a Final Development Plan for Blocks 16-24, Superior Town Center/Downtown Superior and a Subdivision Improvement Agreement

Adopted a Resolution Approving an Agreement with Superior Maintenance for Snow Removal
October Town Board Meetings - October 14th and 28th
The Town currently has the following Advisory Group vacancies:

  • Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability (ACES) - 2
  • Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee (CAPS) - 1
  • Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC) - 2
  • 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 .

If you have questions please contact Karen Snortland , Committee Coordinator at karens@superiorcolorado.gov  
Historical Commission Corner

The Superior Historical Commission is kicking off a very special project to put the rich history of Superior in front of thousands of residents and visitors.  The Sport Stable Art Project offers local businesses a unique opportunity for long-term visibility and investment in the historical preservation of the Town. 

The Town of Superior was founded in 1896 and has a rich history of farming and coal mining. The Historical Commission has several remarkable photos from the Town’s early years. The Commission will be producing framed historical photos and hanging them throughout the Sport Stable to give them the visibility they deserve.

Starting October 1st and continuing through the holidays, businesses and individuals will have the opportunity to sponsor these historical photos that will be on permanent display in the Sport Stable. Each business or organization that sponsors a photo will have a plaque mounted on the frame recognizing their investment and support. Large photo sponsors will receive a small version to display at their place of business.

  • Small Framed Photo $200.00
  • Medium Framed Photo $300.00
  • Large Framed Photo $400.00
 
There are a limited number of photos to sponsor, so if you are interested, or if you would like to meet with a representative of the Historical Commission to discuss available photos, please email historic@superiorcolorado.gov as soon as possible.  Priority deadline is November 1st for inclusion in the unveiling.
The Superior Historical Museum will be open the first Saturday of October, as usual. Come see us at 2nd and Maple in Original Superior from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 5th.

Superior Historical Museum is located at 2nd and Maple Streets in Original Superior. For more information contact Bryan Meyer, Town Staff, at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey, Commission Chair, at 303-499-1969.
Superior Chamber Update
The Superior Chamber will host its annual High Rollers Night on Wednesday, October 16 , 6:00 - 9:00 pm, at the Bell Flatirons Apartments Club House. It’s an annual social event full of professionally-dealt casino games, prizes, food and fun. Gaming tables are sponsored by local business owners. Anyone from the Superior community is invited to join in the fun.  Tickets are $20 in advance and available at the Chamber’s website at www.superiorchamber.com. Many thanks to sponsors Aspen Management, Carrie Nash SWBC Mortgage, and Caryn Geiger Coldwell Banker Residential. 
Business Spotlight
SCL Health Medical Group -Superior offices are now open!

SCL Health's Medical Group Superior office (4th Floor of the Superior Medical Building next to Sport Stable, at 3 Superior Drive) is hosting a community Open House on Saturday, October 5 (event details), and watch for a ribbon cutting in November. SCL Health Medical Group Superior will have 4 full time OB-GYN and 8 family medicine providers. Such a great and convenient addition to the Superior community!

sclhealth.org ** 3 Superior Drive, Ste 400, Superior, CO 80027 ** 303-673-1440
Creative Placemaking Master Plan Update

You can still join the conversation to help us shape Superior with arts, culture and creativity! Visit the community engagement website, www.shapesuperior.com, and take Round 2 of the questionnaire, share stories and add your favorite places to the story map. The questionnaire closes October 8th so take the questionnaire today! The Master Plan consulting team from Happy City will be back in Superior in December to share results and findings from the community outreach activities.
Recap from September 21st Event
Over 300 people kicked their heels up at the first Superior Shindig September 21st hosted by the Cultural Arts & Public Spaces Advisory Committee. Line dancing, cowgirl poetry, BBQ by Dickey’s, art-making and a Happy City community engagement activities were a big hit. Keep an eye on www.shapesuperior.com to stay informed about upcoming arts and culture activities. 

The Town of Superior Parks and Recreation Department and medical partner Boulder Community Health invite you to Walk with a Doc and take a step towards better health. This is a fun and FREE social experience for the community who want to improve their health and helps people get motivated and excited about exercising. 

  • Walk and talk with a local doc
  • Learn hands-only CPR
  • Receive FREE blood pressure checks by Rocky Mountain Fire
  • Enjoy free refreshments
  • Raffle prizes and giveaways

October's Topic: Exercise During Pregnancy with Paige Swales and Melissa Dunn, MD 

Saturday, October 19
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Wildflower Park (3151 S. Indiana Street, Superior)
Snow Busters Program

The Town oversees a volunteer program that provides assistance in snow removal to qualified people. If you find yourself in the following categories, please apply.

  • 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

We are also looking for amazing volunteers to help those in need.


Public Works and Commuting Updates
2019 Streets Project

The reconstruction of Coalton Road from Indiana Street to Rock Creek Parkway will wrap up this month. Paving should be complete mid-month when traffic control will revert to the original four-lane configuration. Final striping and clean-up will be done by the end of the month. A mid-block pedestrian crossing on Coalton controlled by rectangular rapid flashing beacons near the Safeway shopping center will be operational with the completion of the project. In addition, the contractor will construct a trailhead parking lot on the former Shan Shan property off of McCaslin Blvd. south of Original Town and expand and pave the Autrey Park parking lot. Paving of the dog park parking lot will require the closure of Autrey Park dog park for several weeks. The project is expected to be substantially complete by the end of this month.

Updates will be provided on the Town’s website at: https://www.superiorcolorado.gov/departments/public-works-utilities/streets/road-work-updates and through email communications.
Kick Off Football Season with Broncos Ride!

If you’re headed to Denver for a Broncos’ game on Sunday this fall, skip the drive and take BroncosRide instead! BroncosRide makes getting to the game a snap. Just hop on at one of our pick-up locations and pay your exact cash round-trip fare. Buses depart from many Park-n-Rides and other locations for the game about 2½ hours before kickoff and operate until about one hour before the game starts, depending on your BroncosRide route and location. Service resumes immediately following the game and will continue until 45 minutes after the game ends. BroncosRide service is available at the following Park-n-Rides in our region:

  • US 36 & Broomfield $10.50/$5.25 BR10
  • US 36 & McCaslin $10.50/$5.25 BR10
  • US 36 & Sheridan $6.00/$3.00 BR12
  • US 36 & Table Mesa $10.50/$5.25 BR10

Check the RTD website a few days before each game for a pick-up schedule detailing BroncosRide route names, pick-up times, departure frequency, and after-game bus locations.

New Schedule Went into Effect
AUGUST 25,2019

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

Book a ride for reservation service.
720.645.5128
At the Firehouse
Jack-O-Lanterns, fall festivals and pumpkin spice lattes are the themes for many households this month. National Fire Prevention Week’s theme is “Not every hero wears a cape, plan and practice your escape.” Have you practiced knowing 2 ways out of every room in your house? If you’ve never thought about it or don’t know where to start; the National Fire Protection Association has a step by step guide to help you and your family plan and practice your escape. Don’t be caught out of practice and without a plan. Plan your escape today, it’s never too late.

Speaking of Jack- O- Lanterns. When lighting up your fall creations use LED tea light and votive candles instead of candles with a live flame. Keep kids and pets away from lit candles in and around the home. It’s been very dry outside, continue watering your plants and don’t allow dry leaves and dead vegetation to accumulate around your house. They can easily ignite with embers from a gas or charcoal grill or chiminea and spread fire into the wall of your home. 

For more information or to reach out to Rocky Mountain Fire visit us at:
www.rockyfire.org FB @RockyMtnFire Twitter @RkyMtnFireDept Instagram Rockymountainfire
Drug Take Back Day
Looking ahead, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will once again be hosting a local drop-off site for the DEA Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Superior Substation located at 405 Center Drive. This event provides a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs.  Items not accepted: Chemotherapy drugs, large
quantities of liquids (cough syrup is OK),
and needles; however, unused EpiPens are OK.
Crime Prevention - Vehicle Trespasses

Over the past several weeks, Boulder County Sheriff's have seen an increase in the number of vehicles broken into while parked at local trailheads in and around Superior. They would like to remind everyone not to leave valuables in their vehicles. Most of these break-ins have been window smashes where the suspects easily grab accessible items left on the seats or in the passenger compartment. Stolen wallets and purses typically lead to identity theft crimes that can have a ripple effect for victims. If you must take valuables with you on your outdoor excursions, please lock them in the trunk when possible.  

During the summer months there have also been several overnight vehicle break-ins around Town, mostly targeting unlocked vehicles and open garages. People often leave their purses, wallets, and other valuable items in their unlocked vehicles. Something as simple as making sure your car doors are locked and your garage doors are closed can prevent these opportunistic crimes. We encourage everyone to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 303-441-3600 should you see anyone checking car doors or looking into open garages.  Help us catch these people by reporting suspicious people or activities right away.  

Please remember to lock your cars and close your garage doors!
Community Partner News
October 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 October Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
YMCA of Northern Colorado
October 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.
Important Reminders