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October 11, 2011
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Citizen Input Meetings
2012 Proposed Budget Hearing Nov. 15
Bear Claw Estates Approved
Commissioners Proclaim October as Conflict Resolution Month

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Citizen Input Meetings
Join the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) at its last, of a series of three, Citizen Input meetings.


Thursday, October 20

Peak Community and Wellness Center

6612 South Ward Street, Littleton

7 - 8:30 p.m.

The BCC will present the latest on county issues and then want to hear comments and questions from citizens. 
2012 Proposed Budget Hearing Nov. 15

At the Oct. 11 staff briefings, the Budgetcommissioners were given an overview of the proposed 2012 Jefferson County Budget by the County Administrator.


Some of the revenue and operational expenses included the cost of the 2012 Presidential Election, which is expected to be $3.5 million; the property tax revenue decrease of four percent; and mill levy allocations.


The public hearing on the budget will be on Nov. 15 at 8 a.m., in the first floor hearing room of the Admin and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway in Golden. The final budget hearing, in which the 2012 budget will be adopted, will be on Dec. 6.


To view the proposed budget, click here or go online to www.jeffco.us/budget.

Bear Claw Estates Approved

The Board of County Commissioners, at its Oct. 11 hearing, approved the preliminary and final plat for Bear Claw Estates.


The property is located west of the hogback, below 6,400 feet in elevation. The subject property consists of two ten-acre parcels owned by separate individuals. The two parcels were rezoned separately and are both zoned Planned Development. The approved plat will allow for a total of four lots in the subdivision on approximately 20 acres. There is an existing home on one of the four lots that will remain with the current property owner, leaving only three lots to be developed for residential use.


The subdivision will be accessed by a private drive serving the four lots. The private road, Cherrywood Trail, will take access from Bear Claw Drive, which is currently a cul-de-sac in the TCD North subdivision to the west.


Approval of this case was recommended by staff and the Planning Commission.

Commissioners Proclaim October as Conflict Resolution Month

At its Oct. 11 hearing, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) proclaimed October 2011 as Conflict Resolution Month. There to accept the proclamation was Mark Loye, Director of the county's Mediation Services, and his staff.


In 1994, the BCC recognized the value of and need for conflict resolution services by creating a Mediation Services program. The trained mediators dedicated to public service have volunteered thousands of hours of conflict resolution work to assist Jefferson County, municipal agencies, communities, schools and families. Colorado Conflict Resolution Month is intended to increase public awareness of the benefits of mediation and other forms of conflict resolution.

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