November 21, 2019

The Bell Middle School iSTEM Open House and Other Upcoming Events

An open house for Bell Middle School's new STEM program is this week.

May 1, Bell Middle School Open House (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math Program)
The open house – focused on this very exciting new iSTEM program at Bell Middle School – starts at Bell at 6:30 p.m. It’s especially geared for students starting 7th grade next year, but it’s open to student, parent, or community member that might want to get involved.

May 3, City Council Study Session
City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda includes the Planning Commission annual work plan and the city’s long-term financial and budget policies. You can view the agenda and watch the live screencast on the city’s website.

May 5, Coffee With a Councilor
You’ll find City Councilors from District 1 (South Golden), including Saoirse Charis-Graves and other members of the City Council at Read, Write and Brew starting at 9 a.m. It’s a great informal opportunity to chat with your City Council representatives about issues on the City Council agenda or whatever else is on your mind.

May 5-6, Golden Community Pride Days
Community Pride Days runs from 8am-3:30pm both days this weekend up at the City Shops just off of Golden Gate Canyon Road.

The city will accept, free of charge from Golden residents, rubbish, construction materials, scrap metal, up to four tires per household, old electronics (computers, televisions, monitors, cell phones, etc.), untreated lumber and tree limbs, and more. You can’t drop off hazardous materials or appliances, but you can make other arrangements for both. For a complete list and all the details, visit the Community Pride Days web page.

May 10, City Council Business Meeting
City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda tentatively includes adopting updated long-term budget and debt management policies, an awards presentation by the American Public Works Association, and a replat request at 2200 Jackson Street (the new senior housing development).

May 17, City Council Business Meeting and Study Session
City Hall at 7 p.m. The agenda tentatively includes an introduction of a delegation from Kosovo, the awarding of i-Neighborhood matching grants, an update from the Sustainability Advisory Board, the presentation of the Renewable Energy Technical Advisory Committee, interviews for the Economic Development Commission and Community Marketing Stakeholder Committee, and a discussion of the fines for dog off-leash violations.

City Council’s Retreat: Setting the Agenda for 2012-2013

The first priority on City Council's list for 2012-2013 is supporting Golden's schools and libraries.

The Golden City Council held its biannual retreat earlier in February, focusing on their work plan for the next two years. They identified nine general areas they want to focus on: (1) supporting Golden’s schools and libraries; (2) improving public space; (3) promoting a healthy community; (4) moving the ball forward on key transportation issues; (5) strengthening Golden’s neighborhoods; (6) fostering a strong relationship with Colorado School of Mines; (7) supporting a strong economy; (8) improving on the city’s capital improvement plan; and (9) meeting the city’s sustainability goals. It’s a great list but also a pretty expansive one, and I’m looking forward to learning more about how Council is planning to prioritize among those goals.