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Kathleen Conti, District 1
Nancy Sharpe, Chair, District 2
Jeff Baker, Chair Pro Tem, District 3
Nancy Jackson, District 4
Bill Holen, District 5 

Study Session
July 10, 2017

The Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners typically holds weekly Study Sessions on Monday and Tuesday. Study Sessions (except for Executive Sessions) are open to the public and items for discussion are included on this agenda. Agendas (except for Executive Sessions agendas) are available through the Commissioners’ Office or through the County’s web site at Please note that the Board may discuss any topic relevant to County business, whether or not the topic has been specifically noticed on this agenda. In particular, the Board typically schedules time each Monday under “Committee Updates” to discuss a wide range of topics. In addition, the Board may alter the times of the meetings throughout the day, or cancel or reschedule noticed meetings. Questions about this agenda? Contact the Commissioners’ Office at 303-795-4630 or by e-mail at

Study Session Topics

9:00A.M. Calendar Updates (WHR)
Diana Maes
BoCC Administration Manager
9:30A.M. Strategy and Performance Update (WHR)
Manisha Singh, Director, Department of Strategy and Performance
10:00A.M. BOCC Updates (WHR)
Board of County Commissioners
11:30A.M. A-Team Meeting (WHR)
Arapahoe County Elected Officials

1:00P.M. *Development Services Update (WHR)
Update on the challenges, including the expected 2018 budget impacts, that are being faced by the Development Services Divisions of PW&D (Building, Engineering Services, Planning) due to increased development activity over the last several years, and discussion of potential sources of additional revenues to meet these challenges

Request: Information/Direction

Joe Richards, Building Division Manager, Public Works and Development
Jan Yeckes, Planning Division Manager, Public Works and Development
Chuck Haskins, Engineering Services Division Manager, Public Works and Development
Dave Schmit, Director, Public Works and Development
Keith Ashby, Purchasing Manager, Finance
Robert Hill, Senior Assistant County Attorney
2:00P.M. *Funding Partners HOME Funds Request (WHR)
Discussion of a request through Housing and Community Development Services (HCDS) regarding Funding Partners request to add additional funding to their First Time Home Buyers Program. Funding partners has experienced an increase in requests and is asking for an additional $51,750 dollars in HOME funds to assist 5 additional households

Request: Information/Direction 

Liana Escott, Community Development Administrator, Community Resources
Linda Haley, Housing and Community Development Division Manager, Community Resources
Don Klemme, Director, Community Resources 
Janet Kennedy, Director, Finance 
Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney

2:30P.M. *2018 Open Space Grant Cycle Allocations (WHR)
Discussion of a request from Open Spaces to move forward with the suggested allocations to the Open Spaces Grants Program in 2018 and to adopt and implement the changes upon final review by the County Attorney as to form template and overall consistency with the Open Space Resolution

Request: Information/Direction

Sandra Bottoms, Grants Program Specialist, Open Spaces
Josh Tenneson, Grants and Acquistions Manager, Open Spaces
Shannon Carter, Director, Open Spaces and Intergovernmental Relations
Todd Weaver, Budget Manager, Finance
Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney 

3:00P.M. * Drop In (WHR)
Board of County Commissioners
Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park Parcel Donation
Discussion of a request to seek direction on the acceptance of a proposed land donation of a 1.21-acre parcel adjacent to Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park from Norman and Brenda Sheldon, that will add acreage to the Cherry Creek Valley Ecological Park, which is owned and operated by Arapahoe County Open Spaces

Request: Information/Direction

Josh Tenneson, Grants and Acquisitions Manager, Open Spaces
Shannon Carter, Director, Open Spaces and Intergovernmental Relations
Todd Weaver, Budget Manager, Finance
Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney

3:20P.M. * Executive Session (WHR)
Executive Study Session and County Attorney Administrative Meeting [Section 24-6-402(4)C.R.S.](As required by law, specific agenda topics will be announced in open meeting prior to the commencement of the closed and confidential portion of this session) (WHR)

Ron Carl, County Attorney
* To be recorded as required by law
WHR - West Hearing Room

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