The Superior Sentinel | A monthly publication serving the residents of Superior, Colorado.
October 2016

In This Issue

Upcoming Meetings
Recent Town Board Actions
Committee Vacancies
Get Involved!
Discarding Bulk Items
Yard Waste Site Open
Reducing Wind-Blown Trash
Energy Saving Tips
LPL October Events
YMCA October Programs
November Town Election
2017 Budget
Committee Open House
Park Naming Contest
Historical Commission Corner
Nature at Night
Snow Busters
Road Work Updates
Transit Updates
Cruise Together + Win Prizes!
At the Firehouse
Slow the Flow Indoors
Doo Good
CHaRM Coupon
October Calendar

Town Boa rd Meeting
Monday, October 10th
7:00 pm at Town Hall
Work Session begins at 6:00 pm

Town Board Meeting
Monday, October 24th
7:00 pm at Town Hall
Work Session begins at 6:00 pm

Rec ent T o wn Board Actions

During th e past month, the Superior Board of Trustees has:

Heard a Presentation from the Superior Chamber of Commerce (Update)
Approved a Liquor License Renewal for APRO LLC (Phillips 66 - formerly Conoco)
Approved a Liquor License Renewal for Target Store
Public Hearing and Adoption of a Town of Superior Resolution Approving the Preliminary and Final Plat for Superior Town Center Filing 1B, Replat No. 3

Public Hearing and Adoption of a Town of Superior Resolution Approving a Final Development Plan for Lot 3A, Block 1, Superior Town Center Filing 1B, Replat No. 3, and also Approving the Associated Subdivision Improvement Agreement

Adopted a Town of Superior Resolution Approving the Assignment of a Subdivision Improvement Agreement to a Successor Developer

Adopted a Superior Urban Renewal Authority Resolution Approving an Assignment of the Subdivision Improvement Agreement to a Successor Developer

TO BE CONTINUED TO A DATE CERTAIN - Public Hearing and Adoption of a Town of Superior Resolution Approving the Superior Town Center Final Development Plan 1, Phase 5 and the Associated Subdivision Improvement Agreement

Adopted a Resolution approving an Agreement with Superior Maintenance, Inc. for Snow Removal Services

Heard Presentations from Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall and the Superior Art Working Group

Adopted a Resolution for the Town of Superior approving a Termination of a Subdivision Improvement Agreement between the Town of Superior, the Superior Metropolitan District No. 1 and Superior Plaza, LLC

Adopted a Resolution for Superior Metropolitan District No. 1 approving a Termination of a Subdivision Improvement Agreement between the Town of Superior, the Superior Metropolitan District No. 1 and Superior Plaza, LLC.

Adopted a Resolution for the Town of Superior Approving the Assignment of an Easement and Maintenance Agreement for Parcel II, Superior Plaza Subdivision

Public Hearing and Adoption of an Ordinance Amending the Rock Creek Planned Development to Rezone Lot 1, Block 1, Rock Creek Ranch Filing 17B from Regional Activity Center (RAC) to Residential (R-2A) Zoning

Town of Superior Board of Trustees


Mayor Pro-Tem






The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:

Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee (RCAC) - 2

Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee (PROSTAC) - 3

Open Space Advisory Committee (OSAC) - 1

The Town Board appoints residents to serve on Committees and Commissions.  If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application which is available on the Town's website or by CLICKING HERE. Please submit the application form to Town Hall or call 303-499-3675 with questions.

Positions will be open until filled. 

This Fun Filled Family Event is brought to you by the
Rock Creek Master HOA

Saturday - October 8 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Purple Park

This very popular event is back with  Food, Beer
Carnival Games/Prizes, Family Games, Music, Inflatables and More!

Don't miss this fun event. Tell your neighbors, Bring your Friends, celebrate the season.

This event is FREE to all residents of the Town of Superior!

We Hope To See You There!!!

We are always in need of volunteers to help with these events. This is a great opportunity for high school students to get volunteer/community service hours for college applications. Students will 
be provided a letter of recognition for their community service. 

Please email: if interested.

Get Involved With the Public Art Working Group

The Town of Superior is seeking citizens interested in public art to examine options for additional art opportunities within the Town. The PUBLIC ART WORKING GROUP will assist in the development of public art projects and programs for the Town, and help coordinate the selection of future installations. Experience and knowledge of public art is beneficial, but not required, to participate on the working group. Applicants must have a strong desire to participate and work through group objectives and selection of public art projects.

This group meets monthly on the fourth Thursday from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Superior Town Hall.

CLICK HERE to learn more and to apply!

Additional Committee information can be found on the TOWN'S WEBSITE
or by calling Town Hall at 303-499-3675.


CLICK HERE for a list
of options to discard unwanted items.

Yard Waste Recycling Facility OPEN Year-Round

The Town's Yard Waste site, located at 2125 Honey Creek Lane, is open year-round to accommodate the extended Colorado growing season.

Hours of operation are:

Wednesdays -
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturdays -
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays -
8:00 am to 5:00 pm

CLICK HERE for a list of accepted items and details.

Actions to Reduce Wind-Blown Trash & Recycling

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.

These suggestions have been prepared and are recommended jointly by The Rock Creek Master Homeowners Association, Waste Connections of Colorado, and the Town of Superior.

Energy Saving Tips From EnergySmart

1) Seal access opening to attic (weather-stripping all works great).

2) Install additional insulation in the attic (and walls if so desired). EnergySmart recommends scheduling an Energy Assessment which uses diagnostic tools of a blower door test and infrared imaging to pinpoint leaking areas in your home.

3) Get ready for the colder months by sealing cracks and openings to prevent cold air from coming in your home. Add caulk or weather-stripping to seal air leaks around leaky doors and windows. 

Got questions? We've got answers!  Call EnergySmart at 303-544-1000 to speak with an Energy Advisor at no charge. 

CLICK HERE for more info.

Energy-saving tips brought
to you by the Superior Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee and Boulder County EnergySmart.

Louisville Public Library

International Observe the
Moon Night
FRI, Oct. 7, 7-8:30 pm

Maker Program
Coloring & Conversation
2nd Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm

Maker Program
3D Modeling Open Lab
SUN, Oct. 9, 23, 1-3 pm

Maker Program
Beginner GarageBand
WED, Oct. 12, 4-6 pm

Volunteer Opportunity
Student Tutors
(for grades 6-12)

Career & Resumé Coaching
Drop-in 'Office Hours'
Oct. 6, 5-7 pm
Oct. 11, 10 am-12 pm
Oct. 19, 12:30-2 pm
Oct. 27, 10 am-1 pm

Financial Planning
Drop-in 'Office Hours'
3:30-6:30 pm
Oct. 6, 11, 18, 25

The Irlen Method
WED, Oct. 5, 6:30-8 pm

Stories in the Dark
FRI, Oct. 28, 7-8 pm

Programs for Grades 1-6
Every Wednesday, 4-5 pm

Halloween Spooktacular
MON, Oct. 31, 11 am-12 pm

Read to Rover
Every Tuesday, 4-5 pm

Teen Program
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
SAT, Oct. 22, 3:30-4:30 pm

Teen Creations
TUE, Oct. 25, 4-5:30 pm

Maker Program for Teens
Creating Films with
Adobe Premiere
THUR, Oct. 27, 4-6 pm

Historic Walking Tour
Louisville's Frenchtown
SAT, October 1, 9:30 am

Art Walk at the Museum
Louisville's Larder
FRI, October 7, 6-8 pm

CLICK HERE to get all the details on these October Events!

October Sports and Ice Programs at the YMCA of Boulder Valley

Financial assistance is available to those that qualify. Please inquire if you need financial assistance.


Cardio Tennis
(Ages 18+): Ongoing
Locations: Superior North Pool Tennis Courts or Eldorado K8 in Superior

Volunteers needed: Calling all volunteer youth sports coaches. Email Jessica Clay for details. 

Sign up now for winter leagues and save $10!

Rec League
(1st-3rd Grades): Practices begin week of Oct 26. Games run Saturdays, Nov 5-Dec 17

Developmental Hoops League
(4th-5th Grades): Practices begin week of Oct 26. Games run Saturdays, Nov 5-Dec 17

Black and Gold Hoops League
(5th-8th Grades): Practices begin week of Oct 31. Games run Fridays, Nov 4-Dec 16, and Jan 13-Feb 10. End of season tournament is Feb 13-26
No program weeks of Nov 21 and Dec 19-Jan 3.

Locations: Practices will be determined by gym availability throughout the area. Game sites include local schools and Ys.

(Mites, CCYHL and CYRHL)
The YMCA Jr. Buffs Hockey Program will be participating in the Colorado Competitive Youth Hockey League and the Colorado Youth Rec Hockey League for the 2016/2017 season. All of our youth hockey players will go through an assessment/tryout to determine if they will be placed in CCYHL or CYRHL. Check the website for tryout dates.

YMCA Learn to Skate
Saturdays, Oct 22- Dec 17 (No class Nov 26)
Sundays, Oct 23-Dec 18 (No class Nov 27)

For more information on the YMCA of Boulder Valley:

Mapleton Center
28th & Mapleton, Boulder, CO 80301, 303.442.2778 

Arapahoe Center
95th & Arapahoe, Lafayette, CO 80026, 303.664.5455

Longmont Center
9th & Lashley, Longmont,
CO 80504, 303.776.0370

Quick Links

Superior Chamber of Commerce

Boulder County

Boulder Valley School District

Rocky Mountain Fire District

Rock Creek HOA

Town of Superior

The Town would like to thank you for subscribing to this electronic version of the Superior Sentinel. This e-newsletter and past issues can be accessed on the Town's website at .

Town of Superior Election
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 

The Town of Superior's regular election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. This election is a coordinated election with Boulder County and is a mail ballot election. Mail ballots will be sent to all active voters by Boulder County.

The Board of Trustees will have three vacancies resulting from term limits to fill through this election. The Town will also have an item on the ballot this year regarding authorizing municipal broadband services. Find out more information here.

Ballots may be dropped off at the Superior Town Hall in the Ballot Box located in the parking lot. No ballots will be accepted by Town Staff.

There will be a Voting Service and Polling Center at Town Hall and is located at 124 E. Coal Creek Drive, Superior, CO. For a list of all Voting Service and Polling Centers, as well as ballot Drop-off locations go to

CLICK HERE for Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall's presentation file from the 9/26/16 Town Board meeting materials highlighting important information about this year's election.

For information on the coordinated election please call Boulder County at 303-443-7740 or visit their website at For information about the Town's Election contact the Town Clerk at 303-499-3675 extension 112 or email at

Town of Superior - 
2017 Budget

Over the past several months, the Board and staff have been developing, reviewing and finalizing the proposed 2017 budget. The Board has conducted preliminary reviews of the budget during three meetings in August and September. Final review and approval of the Town budget is scheduled for Monday October 10, 2016. The 2017 $42 million budget continues to build on the following themes:
  • Continued investment/reinvestment in current assets (roads, parks, utility plants and systems) - $2.8 million
  • New/enhanced trails - $2.5 million
  • 14th consecutive year that at least one Town controlled property tax rate has been reduced
  • A reduction of planned water rate increases. In last year's 2016 budget, water rates were planned to increase 5% annually for the foreseeable future. With smart, targeted growth, such as the Superior Town Center, water rate increases are now planned at 2.5% in 2017 and 2018 and 0% in 2019 - 2021.
  • Aggressive reduction of outstanding debt/long term obligations - $4.7 million in principal payments in 2017. In 2006 Superior's total debt/long term obligation level was over $71 million. This number will be reduced to $33 million by the end of 2017

Advisory Committee OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, October 27

Are You Interested in Learning More About  Town Advisory Committees and Commissions ?

You are invited to attend an Open House hosted by the Advisory Committees & Commissions on:

Thursday, October 27, 2016
from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
at Superior Town Hall

The Town currently has the following Committee vacancies:
  • Recycling and Conservation Advisory Committee - 2
  • Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee - 3
  • Open Space Advisory Committee - 1
If you are interested in learning more about serving your community by serving on a committee or commission, please stop by.  CLICK HERE for an application.

It's time to come up with a creative name for the newest park in Town located near Indiana Street and West Torrey's Peak Drive!

Construction is well underway on the Town's newest park located near Indiana Street and West Torrey's Peak Drive just north of the Eldorado K-8 School. The park will include several exciting features including a net climber play area, year-round restroom building, regulation size basketball court, sand volleyball court, two park shelters with picnic tables and bike racks, group grill, slackline posts, climbing rock with embankment slide, zip line, swings, walking paths, game tables, bocce court, outdoor fitness equipment, and dedicated parking.

The entry deadline is Friday, October 28, 2016! Awards will be made at the official park opening late this fall - date TBD.


Thanks go out to all of you who visited the Superior Historical Museum on September 3rd! We had a very nice turnout for the opening of our new exhibit, "The Exceptional Miss Oerman." Miss Oerman taught at the Superior School from the mid 1930's to the mid 1950's. Believe it or not, nearly ten of her former students were at the exhibit opening and shared their memories of this extraordinary lady. The exhibit will be in place throughout October. If you were unable to visit the Museum last month or on October 1st, you can arrange to see this exhibit by contacting Larry Dorsey, 303-499-1969 or Bryan Meyer, 303-499-3675. Thanks go out to Allyn Jarrett and Katie Olson for their work on the Miss Oerman exhibit. An example of Miss Oerman's devotion to the children of Superior is that she gave each graduating 8th grade student a personalized painting by her own hand. Included here are examples of her art and the exhibit at the Museum. 

Be on the lookout for our November activities. In conjunction with Veterans Day, military service will be the focus of our exhibit. We plan on a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Asti Park near the Museum.

By the time you read this, the Historical Commission and Town Trustees will have conducted three 2nd grade field trips to the Museum, Grasso Park and the Town Hall Board Room. Thanks to the Superior, Eldorado and Monarch teachers and to the parents who helped chaperone the field trips.

The historic house in Grasso Park and the Historical Museum will both be fitted with rain gutters and downspouts within the next few weeks. They will be historically accurate "half pipe" style gutters to fit into the era of the buildings. The purpose is to minimize the damage to the siding by draining rain and snow melt.

Come see your local Museum located at 2nd and Maple Streets in Original Town Superior. Need more information, contact Bryan Meyer at 303-499-3675 or Larry Dorsey at 303-499-1969.

Nature at Night - Song Dogs
Saturday, October 15 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Learn about the biology and the mystery of nature's adaptive and ever present "Song Dogs" the coyotes.

Join wildlife ecologist Ashley DeLaup for a cool night time hike to explore the nature and lore of coyotes at night, and just maybe get a glimpse of this successful suburban mesopredator. Meet at the Community Park basketball courts. Sponsored by the Open Space Advisory Committee.

National Day of Service - Thank You!

On September 24, the Town of Superior hosted a community service project at Coyote Ridge Open Space in honor of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Forty-two community members of all ages joined in restoring the Coyote Ridge Trail with reseeding, weeding, and re-establishing the original trail. Thank you to all of the volunteers for their hard work.


Colorado winters bring an average of 88 inches of snow to Boulder Valley every year! The Town of Superior is coordinating a snow removal assistance program to match residents in need of assistance with committed local volunteers who will shovel sidewalks following significant snow fall.

Need Assistance? Residents who may quality include:
- 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;

Interested in Volunteering?
Volunteers will be assigned a neighbor who needs assistance with snow removal. Upon pairing, contact information will be exchanged and communication will remain between the Snow Buster and resident moving forward. Snow must be removed within 24 hours of a snow fall consisting of more than 2 inches of snow. *The only required section of property to remove snow from is the side walk in front of the home.*

For more information and to apply for Snow Removal Assistance or volunteering, please register at or call 303-499-3675 ext 122.


McCaslin/Main Street Roundabout

Work on the McCaslin Boulevard/Main Street roundabout serving the Superior Town Center has begun with the construction of temporary bypass lanes. North and southbound traffic will each have two travel lanes and a bike lane, and there will be a reduced speed limit of 25 mph through the work zone. A pedestrian path is also available on the east side of the concrete barrier along the northbound lanes. Please use caution as you travel through this work zone. This work is expected to last through the end of the year.

McCaslin BRT Station to Coal Creek Trail

Construction of a concrete multi-use trail is underway north of Brakes Plus, Superior Liquor and Old Chicago. This trail will connect the McCaslin Bus Station with the Coal Creek Regional Trail. The concrete trail should be complete by mid-October, with landscape work scheduled for next spring. This project was made possible through a federal grant awarded through the Denver Regional Council of Governments.


HOV 3: Coming to an Express Lane Near You

Beginning January 1, 2017, the I-25 and US 36 Express Lanes will require three or more passengers for free High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) travel. Switching from HOV 2 to HOV 3 will keep the Express Lanes free of congestion, but could result in more vehicles traveling in the general purpose lanes. Before this change has a chance to impact you, try hopping in a car/vanpool or on transit. Our incentives give you up to $75 when you share your commute, and makes finding a travel buddy a breeze.

SUPERIOR Call-n-Ride

The Superior Call-n-Ride service was reinstated this summer and began service August 1st. RTD offers three simple ways for riders to take the Call-n-Ride:
  • Schedule a recurring trip with RTD's subscription service
  • Make a one-time reservation by phone or online
  • Ride reservation free from the US 36 and McCaslin Station during select morning and evening hours
Learn more about Superior's Call-n-Ride at: or by calling 720-645-5128.

Cruise Together + Win Prizes!

There are many perks to sharing a ride: saving time, cruising in the Express Lanes for free and lowering the cost of your daily commute. Now 36 Commuting Solutions is bringing an extra perk to the table-the chance to win a ukulele or Timbuk2 commuter bag! From now through the end of October, when you hop in a car/vanpool or on transit, you will receive up to $75 in incentives and the chance to win one of these great prizes.

To get started, simply fill out a short survey and tell us which mode you are ready to get started with (vanpool, carpool, bus). Yes, it's that easy!

National Fire Prevention Week
October 9th - 15th

October 9th-15th is National Fire Prevention Week. Raise your family's awareness of fire safety through fun family activities. Host a fire drill in your home and see how quickly the entire family can get outside and to your designated meeting place. Not challenging enough? Turn the lights out and crawl outside of your house practicing staying below the smoke at night when it is dark in the house.

To practice a home fire drill have everyone in your family go to different places in the house and then have an adult test the smoke detector. Once the alarm goes off, everyone quickly (not running) leaves the house and meets up at the designated meeting spot. Once outside ensure no one stopped to take toys, computers, or a purse with and that no one went back inside to get car keys, the turtle or their homework. In a real fire we'll write the teacher a note.

If you are looking for an activity out of the house, come to the Fire Station at 2701 S Indiana Street, October 9 anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 pm for an open house. Check out the station and trucks or have your child's car seat inspected for proper installation.

We look forward to seeing you on the 9th!


The Town of Superior would like to help you conserve water in your home and/or business and save money in 2016! Find out where you use the most water and learn practical easy ways to improved water efficiency.

Slow the Flow services help Colorado residents, businesses, and municipalities increase their water use efficiency, adhere to best management practices, and reach conservation goals. Slow the Flow provides simple and economical recommendations for homes and businesses to increase their water use efficiency at no-cost. Through a strong partnership network that includes over two dozen Front Range Water providers, the Center for ReSource Conservation and Slow the Flow will help you conserve water and save money.  


Be a "Doo Gooder" - you can make a difference by being a responsible pet owner/guardian. Being a "Doo Gooder" means being a model for others and picking up your dog doo.

READ MORE from the  Keep It Clean Partnership .

Eco-Cycle's Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM)  in conjunction with the Town of Superior
is offering Superior Residents a 50% discount.

Show this coupon to receive a 50% discount on the applicable fees for items accepted at the CHaRM. Discounts available while funds last.

For additional information about how to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste items, please click below:


(all meetings are held at Superior Town Hall unless
otherwise specified)

October 5th
* ***
Youth Leadership Council,
6:30 pm
October 10th
Work Session, 6:00 pm
Town Board Meeting, 7:00 pm
October 12th
* ***
Court-Code Violations,  9: 30 a m
Court-Traffic Violations,  1:30 pm
OSAC Meeting,  6:30 pm

October 13th
RCAC Meeting, 5:30 pm
October 19th
PROSTAC Meeting,  7:00 pm
October 21st
Historical Commission, 10:00 am
October 24th
Work Session, 6:00 pm
Town Board Meeting, 7:00 pm

CLICK HERE to view
the Town's 2016 meeting and event calendar!