Renting Rooms, Trick or Treating, Bats, Books, and Ankle Arthritis

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The Planning Commission will have a study session tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers. They’re covering an interesting topic. Golden’s increasing popularity as a tourist destination is leading many people to think of renting out rooms to tourists. Can anyone do this? What are the legal requirements? What’s the difference between an in-law apartment, a tourist home, and a bed & breakfast? What is a “dormitory?” These are the questions that the Planning Commission will consider tonight. City staff has put together a helpful matrix, showing the type of zoning that allows each type of home, the number of parking spaces required, types of building and fire codes that the owners need to meet, etc. Remember–there’s no time set aside for public comment at study sessions, so this is not the time to weigh in on their deliberations. You’ll need to wait till their November 1st meeting to address the Commission.  See the meeting packet for more details about tonight’s topic.

One last reminder–Golden High School is hosting Trick or Treat Night tonight from 5:30-7:30 for elementary school-aged children.

Jefferson County Open Space program on bats

Jefferson County Open Space is giving a program entitled “Understanding Bats – Myths, Facts and More” tonight from 6-8:30 at the Jeffco Open Space Building, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100 (map).

Three School Board candidates–Brad Rupert, Susan Harmon, & Ron Mitchell–will be at Cannonball Creek Brewing Company (map) from 6-7:30 for a Meet & Greet.

Panorama Orthopedics is offering a free session about Ankle Arthritis & Instability tonight from 6:30-8PM. Learn more….

The Golden Library is hosting Colorado author David Baron tonight from 6:30-7:30. Mr. Baron will discuss his new book, American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World.