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Administration Building
West Hearing Room
5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Relay Colorado 711

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

Study Session
September 15, 2020

The members of the Board of County Commissioners may attend study sessions virtually or in person, but due to social distancing requirements, presenters and the public may only attend virtually. The public may attend the study sessions (listening only) by calling 1-855-436-3656. The Board of County Commissioners may go into executive session during or at the conclusion of the study session as necessary to receive legal advice or discuss other confidential matters.

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


*Executive Session

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)

John Christofferson, Deputy County Attorney

*Aurora Mental Health Center Annual Update

Update to the Board of County Commissioners from the Aurora Mental Health Center

Request: Information/Direction

Kelly Phillips-Henry, Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Mental Health Center



*Fairgrounds and Park Steering Committee Update

Update from Open Space Fairgrounds management staff on the Fairgrounds and Park Steering Committee membership, the functionality of the Committee, and a request for direction from the Board of County Commissioners regarding the future of the Fairgrounds and Park Steering Committee

Request: Information/Direction

Matt Bixenman, Fairgrounds Operations Supervisor, Open Spaces
Glen Poole, Operations Manager, Open Spaces
Shannon Carter, Intergovernmental Relations and Open Spaces Director
Todd Weaver, Director, Finance
Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney




*Drop In

Board of County Commissioners

Human Services Medicaid Incentives SFY 2019-2020 Request

Discussion of a request from the Department of Human Services for approval from the Board of County Commissioners to use $118,838 of the $689,660 that was received in earned Medicaid Incentives for SFY 2019/2020 for employee recognition. The employees of the Community Support Services Division earned the incentives as a result of their performance, and Human Services would like to reward each of the 177 employees with a $500 payment after taxes

Request: Information/Direction

Suzanna Dobbins, Finance Division Manager, Human Services
Cheryl Ternes, Director, Human Services
Todd Weaver, Director, Finance

Request for Four Fixed Asset Numbers for Four TSI Portacount Model 8048 Respiratory Protection Fit Test Machines

Discussion of a request from the Sheriff's Office and the Office of Emergency Management for approval of purchase and issuance of four fixed asset numbers for four TSI Portacount model 8048 machines for respiratory protection for workers in COVID-19 environments

Request: Information/Direction

Olga Fujaros, Sheriff's Finance Manager, Sheriff's Office
Nathan Fogg, Emergency Manager, Sheriff's Office
Tyler Brown, Sheriff
Todd Weaver, Director, Finance
Tiffanie Bleau, Senior Assistant County Attorney


*Strategic Planning Discussion (WHR)

Board of County Commissioners

*To be recorded as required by law

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