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Administration Building
East Hearing Room
5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120
303-795-4630
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Kathleen Conti, District 1
Nancy Sharpe, Chair, District 2
Jeff Baker, District 3
Nancy Jackson, District 4
Bill Holen, Chair Pro Tem, District 5


Public Meeting
July 14, 2020
9:30 AM

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The Board of County Commissioners holds its Public Hearing at 9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Public Hearings are open to the public and items for discussion are included on this agenda. Items listed on the consent agenda are adopted with one vote. Items listed under regular business are considered separately. Agendas are available through the Commissioners’ Office or through the County’s web site at www.arapahoegov.com. Questions about this agenda, please contact the Commissioners’ Office at 303-795-4630 or by e-mail at commissioners@arapahoegov.com.




 

AGENDA

1.

OPENING

1.a.

CALL TO ORDER

Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners
1.b.

INTRODUCTION

Ron Carl, County Attorney
Joleen Sanchez, Clerk to the Board Administrator
1.c.

ROLL CALL


1.d.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


2.

MODIFICATION TO THE AGENDA


3.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA


4.

CITIZEN COMMENT PERIOD

Citizens are invited to speak to the Commissioners on non-agenda items. There is a 3-minute time limit per person, unless otherwise noted by the Chair.
5.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

5.a.

BOCC Public Meeting Minutes: June 9, 2020

Full Board was Present
5.b.

BOCC Public Meeting Minutes: June 10, 2020

Commissioner Nancy Jackson was Absent and Excused
5.c.

BOCC Public Meeting Minutes: June 16, 2020

Full Board was Present
6.

CONSENT AGENDA


6.a.

2020 Open Space Grant Award Recommendations

Adoption of a resolution approving the 2020 Open Space Grant Aware Recommendations to fund seven (7) standard grants, four (4) small grants, and four (4) planning grants totaling $3,433,649

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

6.b.

2020 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant

Adoption of a resolution to allow the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office to apply for the 2020 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grant with the City of Aurora Police Department on behalf of the United Metropolitan Forensic Crime Laboratory. If awarded, the Sheriff's Office requests authorization to accept the grant and requests the Board of County Commissioners to authorize the Sheriff to sign the grant award as a sub-recipient of any grant funding

Olga Fujaros, Sheriff's Finance Manager, Sheriff's Office
Glenn Thompson, Public Safety Bureau Chief, Sheriff's Office
Tyler Brown, Sheriff
Todd Weaver, Director, Finance
Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney

6.c.

Appointments to Citizens Advisory Boards and Committees (3 Resolutions)

Adoption of three (3) resolutions to approve citizen appointments to Arapahoe County's Open Spaces Trails Advisory Board (1 appointee), Cultural Council (1 appointee), and Mile High Regional Emergency and Trauma Advisory Council (2 appointees)

Lin Singer, Administrative Coordinator, Communication and Administrative Services
Michelle Halstead, Director, Communication and Administrative Services
John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
6.d.

Arapahoe County Variance Request to the State of Colorado’s Current Public Health Order

Adoption of a resolution submitting a variance request to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)’s Public Health Order 20-28 related to indoor and outdoor events
and theaters and indoor entertainment venues 

Michelle Halstead, Director, Communication and Administrative Services
John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
6.e.

Arapahoe Library District Intergovernmental Agreement for Appointment of District Trustees

Adoption of a resolution approving the execution of the Intergovernmental Agreement Establishing the Process for Appointment of Library District Trustees as presented today, subject to approval as to form by the County Attorney's Office

John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
6.f.

ASP19-006 Rapid Wire Drainage Easement

Adoption of a resolution to accept the conveyance of one drainage easement for recordation by separate document and to allow Bryan Weimer, Director, Department of Public Works and Development to execute these specific easements on behalf of the Board

Sarah White, Engineering Services Division, Public Works and Development
Chuck Haskins, PE Division Manager, Public Works and Development
Bryan Weimer, Director, Public Works and Development
Todd Weaver, Director, Finance
Robert Hill, Senior Assistant County Attorney

6.g.

ASP19-008 Drainage Easement Approval and Acceptance

Adoption of a resolution to accept the conveyance of one (1) drainage easement for recordation by separate document and to allow Bryan Weimer, Director, Department of Public Works and Development to execute the specific easement on behalf of the Board. The drainage easement is related to the development known as Dove Valley Logistics Centre

Sue Liu, PE, Engineer III, Engineering Services, Public Works and Development
Chuck Haskins, PE, Division Manager, Engineering Services Division, Public Works and Development
Bryan Weimer, Director, Public Works and Development
Keith Ashby, Purchasing Manager, Finance
Robert Hill, Senior Assistant County Attorney

6.h.

Assesor Report on Real Property to County Board of Equalization

Adoption of a resolution accepting the Assessor's Report to the County Board of Equalization concerning the protests of real property valuations received in 2020

Robin Molliconi, Administrative Supervisor , Assessor's Office
PK Kaiser, Assessor

6.i.

Board of Equalization Referee Appointment

Adoption of a resolution appointing referees to conduct the County Board of Equalization hearings for 2020

Ron Carl, County Attorney

Karen Thompsen, Paralegal, County Attorney’s Office


6.j.

CARES Act Fund Agreements for Business Grant and Support Programs

Adoption of a resolution authorizing Cheryl Ternes, Director, Human Services to sign agreements on behalf of Arapahoe County for a program targeted to non-profits that currently provide hotel/motel vouchers for those individuals or families at-risk of experiencing homelessness

Michelle Halstead, Director, Communication and Administrative Services
John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
6.k.

CARES Act Fund Reimbursement for Vulnerable Populations Programs

Adoption of a resolution to authorize staff to use CARES Act funding to support vulnerable populations who have been impacted by COVID-19, including un/underemployed residents, in-custody youth, and clients of the judicial system

Michelle Halstead, Director, Communication and Administrative Services
John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
6.l.

CARES Act Funding for Physical and Behavioral Health Service Providers

Adoption of a resolution to authorize reimbursement of telehealth, personal protective equipment (PPE), cleaning and sanitizing costs for the following agencies: AllHealth Network, Aurora Mental Health, Doctor’s Care, Savio, and Shiloh House. This is a program targeted to non-profits that currently provide physical and/or behavioral health services to vulnerable populations. Payments are subject to approval by the County Finance Department, based on receipt of verified expenses and a letter of certification from each agency. The Board of County Commissioners has allocated up to $5 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to this program

Michelle Halstead, Director, Communication and Administrative Services
John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
6.m.

First Amendment to Incentive Payment Agreement - Nuburu Inc.

Adoption of a resolution authorizing the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners to sign the FIrst Amendment to Incentive Payment Agreement with Nuburu Inc. for refunds of 100% of the personal property taxes associated with the expanded business facilities located at 7442 South Tucson Way Suite 140, Centennial, Colorado 80112 for an additional 5 years and involves tax years 2021 – 2025

Mark Zediker, PhD., CEO of Nuburu Inc.
John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
6.n.

Incentive Payment Agreement - Gemini Mountain Medical

Adoption of a resolution authorizing the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners to sign an Incentive Payment Agreement with Gemini Mountain Medical for the refund of 100% of the personal property taxes associated with a new business facility located at 25 Inverness Drive East, Englewood, Colorado 80112, for tax years 2020 – 2024

Mike Lyons, Gemini Mountain Medical
John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
6.o.

Intergovernmental Agreement with the City and County of Denver, Denver Workforce Services

Adoption of a resolution to authorize the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners to execute a new Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to allow Arapahoe/Douglas Works! to receive reimbursement from the City and County of Denver, Denver Workforce Services for personnel time incurred for the processing and approval of employers and job orders posted in Connecting Colorado

Kelly Folks, Division Manager, Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Community Resources
Don Klemme, Director, Community Resources
Todd Weaver, Director, Finance
Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney

6.p.

Property Tax - Abatement Correction (1 Resolution)

Adoption of a resolution to correct resolution number 200266, which contains an error in the refund amount

Karen Thompsen, Paralegal, County Attorney's Office
Ron Carl, County Attorney

6.q.

Property Tax - Abatement - Hearing (3 Resolutions)

Adoption of three (3) resolutions approving the recommendations of the Board’s appointed abatement referee after recent hearings and entering the recommendations as final decisions of the Board

Ron Carl, County Attorney
Karen Thompsen, Paralegal, County Attorney’s Office

6.r.

Property Tax - Abatement - Hearing (29 Resolutions)

Adoption of twenty-nine (29) resolutions approving the recommendations of the Board’s appointed abatement referee after recent hearings and entering the recommendations as final decisions of the Board

Ron Carl, County Attorney

Karen Thompsen, Paralegal, County Attorney’s Office


6.s.

Property Tax - Abatement - Hearing Waived (1 Resolution)

Adoption of a resolution approving the abatement/refund as recommended by the Assessor’s Office and expressly agreed to by the taxpayer, along with the taxpayers express waiver of their right to a hearing before the Board’s appointed referee
  

Ron Carl, County Attorney

Karen Thompsen, Paralegal, County Attorney’s Office


6.t.

Property Tax - Board of Assessment Appeals (1 Resolution)

Adoption of a resolution approving stipulations which resulted from agreements reached between the taxpayer and the County regarding a reduction in the amount of property tax owed, pursuant to the terms contained therein

Ron Carl, County Attorney 
Gina Garran, Paralegal, County Attorney’s Office
6.u.

Property Tax - Board of Assessment Appeals (1 Resolution)

Adoption of a resolution approving stipulations which resulted from agreements reached between the taxpayer and the County regarding a reduction in the amount of property tax owed, pursuant to the terms contained therein

Ron Carl, County Attorney
Gina Garran, Paralegal, County Attorney’s Office
6.v.

Restoring Individuals Safely and Effectively (RISE) Program Amendment #4

Adoption of a resolution to authorize the Chair of the Board of County Commissioners to sign the 4th Amendment to the Agreement for Services between Arapahoe County and Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS) regarding the Restoring Individuals Safely and Effectively (RISE) program. This amendment extends the Agreement until June 30, 2021, increases staffing assigned to the RISE program, and increases the per bed, per day cost paid by Wellpath, LLC

Olga Fujaros, Sheriff's Finance Manager, Sheriff's Office
Vince Line, Detention Service Bureau Chief, Sheriff's Office
Tyler Brown, Sheriff
Todd Weaver, Director, Finance
Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney

6.w.

Veteran Services Office Report - June 2020

Acceptance of the Veterans Services Office Report from June 2020

Linda Haley, Senior Resources Division Manager, Community Resources
Don Klemme, Director, Community Resources
7.

GENERAL BUSINESS ITEMS

7.a.

GENERAL BUSINESS - First Reading Ordinance No. 2020-02 Establishing Limited Retail Marijuana Stores

First reading of the proposed Arapahoe County Ordinance No. 2020-02 establishing limited retail marijuana stores within unincorporated Arapahoe County and order publication of the proposed ordinance in The Villager newspaper. This is the first step in the required statutory process for a county to adopt the ordinance

Presenter - John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney
Ron Carl, County Attorney
Michelle Halstead, Director, Communication and Administrative Services   
8.

COMMISSIONER COMMENTS


 

*Denotes a requirement by federal or state law that this item be opened to public testimony. All other items under the “General Business” agenda may be opened for public testimony at the discretion of the Board of County Commissioners.



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