** The Gateway To Boulder Valley * SEPTEMBER 2019 **
Superior Chili Fest and Boulder Valley Beer Fest
Community Park
September 7th, 2-6 pm

This year’s Superior Chili Fest & Boulder Valley Beer Fest is sure to be one chill-E-vent!

Start your day at the 5K fun run and walk at 8 am, www.superiorchamber.com, then bring your bib for a discount on a Beer Fest ticket! Get your fill of free chili tastings from local restaurants and community cooks, who are competing for serious prizes. The Main Stage opens at 2 pm with Funk Knuff and headliner Strange Americans, no frills rock & roll, at 4 pm. Bring the kids and enjoy a Kids Carnival sponsored by Avista Adventist Hospital.

Make it an outdoorsy day and walk or ride your bike. Free parking and shuttle from McCaslin & Coalton, shuttle runs every 15 minutes 10:30 am-7 pm.

Quick Facts:
  • 5K Fun Run & Walk 8am, www.superiorchamber.com, discount on Beer Fest ticket.
  • Free parking at McCaslin and Coalton, runs every 15 minutes.
  • Admission is Free, purchase reusable chili cup for $5 (cash only).
  • Advanced BV Beer Fest tickets, www.bouldervalleybeerfest.com, last call 6 pm.
  • Music by Funk Knuff at 2 pm and Strange Americans at 4 pm.
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, September 6th, 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.
2020 Preliminary Budget
The Town Board of Trustees will begin their review of the Town's 2020 budget and 2020 - 2024 financial plans in September. As soon as the review dates/times have been identified, they will be conveyed to the public.  Town budgets are then tentatively planned to be formally discussed and adopted by the Board in October.
2020 proposed budgets total over $49 million.  

2020 will be the 17th consecutive year the Town has decreased at least one of our property tax rates.

The 2020 capital program calls for the street maintenance and replacement program (88th Street Reconstruction) to continue at $3.7 million. 2020 water, sewer and storm drainage capital improvements are budgeted at $6.7 million. The majority of this work is at Superior’s wastewater treatment plant.
In terms of parks and recreation amenities, there will be continued
significant maintenance activities and improvements at our pools, parks, ball fields and tennis courts. Tree, plant and shrub enhancements will continue throughout the community. The Superior’s 4th of July festivities, Chili Fest and dozens of other community events are planned to continue.  
The 2020 preliminary budget is available below for your review. Please plan to attend the September and October Town Board budget reviews and contact Town Hall at 303-499-3675 with any questions.

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
Approved a Permit to Allow Consumption of Alcohol in Purple Park for the Boulder County Hockey Foundation 

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

Approved a Permit to Allow Consumption of Alcohol in Grasso Park for the Town of Superior

Adopted an Emergency Ordinance Amending Chapter 15, Article II of the Superior Municipal Code, Relating to Flood Regulations

Adopted a Resolution appointing a member to the Historical Commission

Adopted a Resolution approving a Ditch Crossing Agreement between South Boulder & Coal Creek Irrigating Ditch Company, BC Lanterns Rock Creek, LLC and the Town of Superior 

Public Hearing and Adopted a Resolution Approving two Final Plats and a Final Development Plan Lot 1, Block 14 and Lot 1, Block 15 of the Superior Town Center, a Subdivision Improvement Agreement and Comment on Vested Property Rights Request

Executive Session 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

Heard Presentations from Economic Development Update, CAPS (Cultural Arts and Public Spaces) Master Plan Update, ACES (Advisory Committee for Environmental Sustainability) Presentation, Xcel Energy Presentation

Adopted an Ordinance Amending Section 10-8-50 of the Superior Municipal Code Regarding the Definition of Open and Public Consumption of Marijuana 

Adopted a Resolution approving an Utility Easement for Brixmor in the Superior Marketplace 

Adopted a Resolution approving the Subdivision Improvement Agreement with RC Superior, LLC. 

Adopted a Resolution approving an Over the Air Reception Device Agreement with CenturyLink  

Approved a Permit to Allow Consumption of Alcohol in Grasso Park and Parking Lot for the Superior Chamber of Commerce

Heard a Legislative Update

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), 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 Century Link property
September Town Board Meetings - September 9th and 23rd
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) - 2
  • Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee (CAPS) - 2
  • 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 .

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  
Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Advisory Committee (CAPS)

Community Input Questionnaire

Join the conversation! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to contribute to the Superior Creative Placemaking Master Plan. Go to www.shapesuperior.com to take the Community Input Questionnaire, share stories and add to the Superior Story Map!
Photo credit: “Peace Tent” by Emma Balder, photo by Jason Dewitt
Historical Commission Corner

August 26, 1920 saw the beginning of a yearlong celebration in Colorado of the passage of the 19th Amendment. That is the date the Centennial state ratified the Amendment making it one of the 35 needed to approve it, making a part of the United States Constitution. Women throughout the U.S. were then able to vote in the presidential election of 1920. 

But there is more to the story. “Western Women Wild With Joy Over Colorado’s Election,” a headline in one of the state’s newspaper, heralded the granting of suffrage to Colorado women on November 7, 1893. Yes, Colorado was the first state to allow women to vote beginning in 1894. Colorado was preceded by other westerners in women’s suffrage: Wyoming and Utah who passed the right to vote in 1869 and 1870, but since they were still territories rather than states, our state retains the distinction. Another difference in the Colorado case is that the right was gained through a statewide election in which only men could vote.

We surmise that here In Superior in 1920, there would have been women, many of whom were naturalized citizens, who might have cast there first vote for president of the United States. For more tidbits on the history of Superior and this area, drop by the Superior Historical Museum on Saturday, September 7th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will be on site to show you through the former miner’s house and the 1942 Fire Truck will be on display, weather permitting. Parents of Superior 2nd graders be aware that the annual field trips with Superior, Eldorado and Monarch students will happen this month.

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
Two New Chamber Members
Membership in the Superior Chamber of Commerce is booming! The Chamber is excited to host ribbon-cuttings for two new members – one brand new, and one that will seem very familiar. The new Sunshine Animal Hospital will open the first week of October in the space next to Starbucks on Coalton Road. Dr. Kristy Kruetzer and her husband Cory are excited to begin serving the four-legged citizens of Superior. We will cut the ribbon for the new veterinary practice on Monday, October 7 from 5-7 pm. The public is invited!

Across the bridge on McCaslin, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is now under new ownership and management. They are excited to support the Superior community. The Chamber will be hosting a grand re-opening for Dickey’s new team on Thursday, September 26 at 5 pm. If it’s been a while since you last visited, come enjoy casual networking and their delicious menu.
Business Spotlight
Goldfish Swim School to Open in Superior Marketplace
Goldfish Swim School, the leading premier learn-to-swim franchise, will bring its research-based philosophy called The Science of SwimPlay® to the Superior community. Swim lessons in their shiver-free 90-degree pool are booking now and will begin in October. Lessons are available for children ages four months to 12 years old.

Recreation News
National Weekend of Service - September 21 and 22

Join the Town of Superior for this year’s National Weekend of Service on September 21 & 22! Choose any location in Superior to pick up dog waste, garbage, or any other litter you come across. Last year the community picked-up more than 100 lbs. of waste!  We need everyone’s help in keeping our community clean!

Please find more details and sign-up for the event here: https://forms.gle/zmvgHF5CEUdvjtNb6

The Open Space Advisory Committee will provide gloves and garbage bags for the event. You can:
  • Pick up the supplies at Town Hall the week of September 16
  • Provide your own supplies

Volunteering to make Superior a cleaner and nicer place to live has never been easier. We hope you'll join us!
Saturday, September 21
Country comes to Superior! Bring the whole family for a great time of line dancing, BBQ and cowboy poetry. Saturday, September 21 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Wildflower Park. Brought to you by the Cultural Arts and Public Spaces Committee.

Superior’s First “Walk with a Doc”
The Town of Superior Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with Boulder Community Health invite you to Walk with a Doc and take a step towards better health. This is a fun, FREE and ongoing community program where you will: Learn about a current health topic, walk and talk with a local doc, learn hands-only CPR, receive free blood pressure checks, enjoy free refreshments, and enter to win raffle prizes and giveaways.

September's Walk with a Doc Topic: The Benefits of Walking

Saturday, September 21
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Wildflower Park (3151 S. Indiana Street, Superior)
Falls Prevention Week

Falls Prevention Week takes place September 23-27. It is a collaborative week of fun activities designed to educate residents on ways to reduce their chances of falling. Below are some activities offered in Superior. For other classes offered in Boulder County please visit Boulder County Wellness Programs
2019 Rocky Mountain Women’s Disc Golf Championship

The Mile High Disc Golf Club hosted the 2019 Rocky Mountain Women’s Disc Golf Championship at Purple Park. Superior residents were able to play a professional PDGA Sanctioned Disc Golf course and take part in a Free Pro Disc Golf Clinic taught by 3 professional players. The ladies and caddies loved the park and its beauty and expressed their appreciation to the Town for their hospitality. This was an awesome event with great success!

Thanks to everyone who made it possible and special thanks to Nicholas Sato for all the great pictures! 
Public Works and Commuting Updates
2019 Streets Project

The biggest portion of this project is the reconstruction of Coalton Road from Indiana Street to Rock Creek Parkway. This entails removal of the existing asphalt, addition of flyash to stabilize the existing subgrade and construction of three layers of new asphalt. Any failing concrete curb and gutter will also be replaced and the drainage will be improved with installation of underdrains where needed. The south lanes were reconstructed and paved in August and the north lanes will be under construction in September.

In addition, the contractor will mill & overlay a 300 ft segment of McCaslin near High Plains Dr; construct a trailhead parking lot on the former Shan Shan property off of McCaslin Blvd. south of Original Town; 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 mid-October.

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.
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP)

What is the NTCP?
The Town's Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program (NTCP) implements engineering, education, and enforcement to slow speeding traffic on residential streets. The NTCP is administered by the Public Works & Utilities Department in conjunction with the Transportation & Safety Committee (TSC).

How to Apply
Town staff accepts NTCP applications year-round and evaluates them on an annual basis. Familiarize yourself with the NTCP guidelines and review process by visiting the NTCP website, viewing the NTCP checklist and submit an application to staff for review.
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.
At the Firehouse
If I don’t have a house phone how will reverse 911 reach me? What if I’m not home?

During emergencies first responders can use reverse 911 and in Boulder County the Everbridge Mass Emergency Notification System to contact residents in the affected area if evacuation or shelter in place orders need to be issued. Reverse 911 calls the homes and businesses with land lines in the geographical area identified by responders and provides notification via traditional land lines. The Everbridge system provides calls and emails to the geographical area selected by responders.  You must sign up for and update your contact information for Everbridge to work and to participate.  

Boulder County, portions of the Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest, Summit County and other agencies along the front range have issued or are considering fire restrictions due to the hot dry weather. The vegetation along the front range is drying out rapidly and the possibility for rapid fire growth especially on hot windy days has increased. Even if you are not in the fire restricted area of the foothills of western Boulder County you need to be extra careful with fire and sparks until significant moisture returns to our local weather pattern. If you are using a grill be sure it is out before leaving it, don’t use sources of sparks and embers such a fire pits and chimineas on windy days, keep your grass and plants watered and trimmed and if you’re camping know before you go the campfire rules in place at your destination.

Now is a great time to sign up for or update your Everbridge information. Rocky Mountain Fire thanks you for doing your part to make it a quiet wildfire season in Colorado. Follow us @RockyMtnFire on Facebook, @RkyMtnFireDept on Twitter, and rockymountainfire on Instagram
Community Partner News
September 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 September Library Events or call 303-335- 4849 for additional information.
YMCA of Northern Colorado
September 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.
Recycling Reminders