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March 12-19, 2013
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Board Appointments
Commissioner Reports
Award Winning Jeffco Budget Office
Water Supply and Wastewater Regulations Meetings Continued

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Board Appointments

The BCC, at its March 19 hearing, approved the appointments of Molly Duvall, Sheila Lieder, Doreen Raad, Sarah Heath and Wy Livingston to the Tri-County Workforce Investment Board.



This board provides quality assurance and recommends policy guidance for federal Workforce Investment Act programs operated by the county. It is also responsible for identifying the region's workforce development needs and for the creation of a comprehensive strategy and policy framework to meet the workforce development needs of employers.




Commissioner Reports

Commissioner reports are at the end of the public hearing and consist of reports and comments from the Board of County Commissioner members.


March 12


Chair Pro Tem Faye Griffin

  • Attended the Front Range roundtable group meeting. This group works with forest services throughout Colorado.  
  • Attended NACo conference in Washington D.C.

Commissioner Casey Tighe:

  • Attended COHOPE meeting and spoke to several members of the community. Many asked about parking regarding trailers/RVs.
  • Attended NACo conference in Washington D.C.

Chair Donald Rosier: 

  • Attended NACo confernece in Washington D.C.
  • Spoke at NAWB regarding the AddOne program 


Award Winning Jeffco Budget Office  

Jefferson County's has recently received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). The budget is prepared by the Budget and Management Analysis Division, which received the award.


The GFOA established the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program in 1984. The purpose of this program is to encourage and assist state and local governments to prepare budget documents of the very highest quality, and then to recognize individual governments that succeed in achieving that goal.


Budgets chosen by GFOA reflect the guidelines established by the National Advisory Council on state and local budgeting and GFOA's best budgeting practices. The program is open to submissions from any type of government. However, the entity must make available to the general public an operating budget document in either an electronic or hardcopy format.


This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. Its attainment represents a significant achievement by the Budget and Management Analysis team.

Water Supply and Wastewater Regulations Meetings Continued

There is still time to give your input on proposed revisions to the Zoning Resolution and Land Development Regulation related to water supply and wastewater regulations. The public hearings have been continued to the following dates: 

  • Planning Commission: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 6:15 p.m.
  • Board of County Commissioners: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Both hearings are held in Hearing Room 1 of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway. Public testimony is welcomed.


The water supply and wastewater regulations are being revised to provide clear requirements for the development community and citizens as well as providing an effective method for evaluating water availability.


The four major components of the regulation revisions include:

  1. Amending the timing requirement for the submittal of legal proof of water
  2. Creating a GIS based technique to determine the physical availability of water
  3. Updating the water quality parameters list
  4. Revising the wastewater section to reflect current terminology

There are two ways to get involved. The first is to attend the public hearings. The Planning Commission will review and make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners, which will make the final decision on the proposed changes.


The second way is to review the draft changes online. It can be navigated to by going to the main Planning & Zoning page, www.jeffco.us/planning, and then following the link in the "revised regulations" announcement to one of the following sections:

  • Zoning Resolution - Section 1 - Administrative Provisions
  • Zoning Resolution - Section 54 - Mountain Ground Water Overlay District
  • Land Development Regulation - Section 4 - Submittal Requirements
  • Land Development Regulation - Section 21 - Water Supply
  • Land Development Regulation - Section 22 - Wastewater 

Comments and questions on these proposed changes, can be emailed to Patrick O'Connell or Roy Laws. 




View BCC Meetings Online!   

Public Meeting CalendarDid you know Jefferson County records each County Commissioners Hearing for rebroadcast on its website? You can also find recordings of other county meetings, videos of events and Jeffco's video program, Jefferson County Insights.  To learn more, visit the Jeffco Media-on-Demand site.