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West Hearing Room
5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120
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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
August 28, 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


Calendar Updates (WHR)

Diana Maes
BoCC Administration Manager

BOCC Updates (WHR)

Board of County Commissioners

Department Director Update (BoCC Conference Room)

Board of County Commissioners



*HS Connects Intergovernmental Agreement (WHR)

Discussion of a request from the Arapahoe County Information Technology Department to consider an Intergovernmental Agreement and a Services Agreement with other Colorado counties to establish the terms of use and governance of the HSConnects application

Request: Information/Direction

David Bessen, Director, Information Technology
Janet Kennedy, Director, Finance
Shawn Sonnkalb, Accounting Manager, Finance
Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney


Department Director Update (BoCC Conference Room)

Board of County Commissioners

*Community and Child Support Services FTE and Compensation Increase Request (WHR)

Discussion of a request from Human Services, in relation to the Joint Budget Committee of the General Assembly approving a $19M increase to the statewide County Administration Block Grant, effective July 1, 2017, for an increase in the County Administration Allocation for SFY 18 for Arapahoe County, for additional full-time employees which will address compensation and succession planning related to this approval

Request: Information/Direction

Bob Prevost, Deputy Director, Community Support and Child Support Division, Human Services
Cheryl Ternes, Director, Human Services
Suzanna Dobbins, Finance Division Manager, Human Services
Michael Valentine, Deputy County Attorney

*2018 Total Compensation - Update (WHR)

 Discussion to obtain additional direction for 2018 Total Compensation, which includes reviewing updated compensation information for peer proposals, and adding Christmas Eve as a full-day holiday and a second floating holiday to the County Holiday Schedule

Request: Information/Direction

Dusty Sash, Total Compensation Manager, Human Resources
Patrick Hernandez, Director, Human Resources
Janet Kennedy, Director, Finance
Ron Carl, County Attorney

* Executive Session (WHR)

Executive Study Session and County Attorney Administrative Meeting [Section 24-6-402(4)(b)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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