The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners took the following action during its April 30 meeting. All three commission members — District 1 Commissioner Faye Griffin, District 2 Commissioner Casey Tighe, and District 3 Commissioner Donald Rosier — were in attendance.
The BCC unanimously approved a request from the City of Golden, granting an easement to construct an earthen berm near North Table Mountain Park, parallel to State Highway 93.
The county’s Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Director Tom Hoby said Golden requested the berm to lower highway noise impact on nearby residents.
The new topography would also help shield a new 10-foot-wide, multi-use trail that the city will build.
Hoby said that the city would be responsible for the berm construction and maintenance, while the county would retain operational duties for the trail.
The commissioners voted unanimously to approve a precinct boundary adjustment that had been proposed by the county clerk and recorder’s office.
After redrawing the lines, the change reduces the total number of precincts in Jeffco from 262 to 257. Prior to the change the county had 14 precincts with more than or nearly more than the state limit of 2,000 active registered voters.
Eight other precincts had relatively low active voters. Jeffco Deputy of Elections Josh Liss told the BCC that one precinct had dipped as low as 300 active voters.
The City of Lakewood proposed the realignment of three precincts to better align with the city’s adjusted Ward boundaries.
The reduction in precinct polling places is expected to reduce the county’s election costs.
The commission unanimously approved a proclamation declaring May to be Mental Health Month.
The proclamation “calls upon all citizens to support increased awareness and understanding of mental health, provide appropriate and accessible services for all citizens, and make mental health a priority.”
The next county commissioner meeting will be 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, in Hearing Room One, 100 Jefferson County Parkway.
Compiled by Glenn Wallace