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October 22-29, 2013
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Board Appointments
Commissioner Reports
Grant Keeps Project Flying Forward
County Selects External Auditor
Grants for Sheriff's Office Approved

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Board Appointments

The BCC, at its Oct. 29 hearing, approved the appointment of Stanley Ward and Scott M. Estill to the Liquor Licensing Authority Board.


The Jefferson County Liquor Licensing Authority Board is designated as the "local licensing authority" for the unincorporated portions of Jefferson County as defined by the Colorado Liquor Code and the Colorado Beer Code.



Commissioner Reports

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


Commissioner Faye Griffin

Oct. 22

  • Went on a tour with the Governor through the Coal Creek Canyon area, which was damaged severely by the floods

Commissioner Casey Tighe

Oct. 22

  • Also attended the tour of Coal Creek Canyon and thanked Canyon Cares, which has been assisting flood victims
  • Reminded everyone to vote

Oct. 29

  • Thanked the County Administrator and his staff for their continued work on recovery from the flooding

Commissioner Donald Rosier

Oct. 22 

  • Also attended Coal Creek Canyon tour and thanked staff for its continued work to help flood victims and fix the damaged areas
  • Reminded everyone about a telephone town hall with the Colorado Department of Transportation regarding Highway 72  































































































































































































Grant Keeps Project Flying Forward

AirplaneAt the Oct. 22 hearing, the BCC approved a grant for $1 million that will fund 90 percent of the design and bidding services for Runway 11L/29R Improvement Project at the county's Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. The Airport Fund will cover the remaining 10 percent.


The grant is from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) - Division of Aeronautics. It will help fund the design and bidding services for the first phase of this multi-phased project. The airport's goal is to complete the design of the improvements to the primary runway and bid the project by early spring. The Federal Aviation Administration will fund 90 percent of the construction phase expected to begin in the spring of 2014.


The airport's primary runway has not been rehabilitated since 1994. The pavement is worn and showing signs of stress. In addition, a runway sub-drainage system will be installed to prolong the future life of the runway.

County Selects External Auditor

The BCC, at its Oct. 22 hearing, selected Eide Bailly, LLP to perform the county's annual audit. Colorado Revised Statutes requires local governments to have an annual audit of their financial statements.


These audits must be performed in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards by a firm of licensed public accounts. The financial statements must also be presented in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The county received five bids for the contract. The evaluation committee determined that Eide Bailly, LLP was best suited to perform the county's audit.

Grants for Sheriff's Office Approved

The BCC approved three grants that will help fund programs in the Sheriff's Office.


The first, which was approved at the Oct. 22 hearing, is for $69,227. The grant comes from the Colorado Department of Public Safety and will help fund two Sheriff's Office Victim Advocates. One is a full-time employee and the second is part-time. Victim Advocates are trained professionals that assist victims and witnesses of crimes and trauma in obtaining the support necessary to overcome their victimizations. The advocates help to ensure victim rights are provided as required by law.


The second grant, which was approved at the Oct. 29 BCC hearing, is from the Bureau of Justice Program. The $114,527 will reimburse the costs related to housing foreign-born state criminal in the Jefferson County Detention Facility. The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) provides reimbursement to counties for foreign-born inmates beyond the four days supported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


The third grant, also approved at the Oct. 29 hearing, is for $21,500 and is from the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT), Office of Transportation Safety. This grant will help fund the Highway 93 High Speed Mitigation Project. It will cover overtime specific to patrolling with the goal of mitigation and reducing speeding traffic on Highway 93. It will also support the purchase of six new Lidar Radar Units with holsters for motorcycle deputies.


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.