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Commission revisits several department funding requests

On Monday, the Board of County Commissioners revisited requests for additional resources from nine department budget proposals for FY 2018. The following actions were taken.

District Courts
Maintained fee funding for 5.5 full-time equivalent employees for pre-trial supervision

Elections
Authorized RARs one-time of $164,000 for advance voting postcards and $1.3 million for the 2018 gubernatorial election

Countywide
Authorized $2,000 for the Silver-Haired Legislature, an advocacy group for county senior citizens

Library
Voted to fund two FTEs for system-wide support staff positions and tabled discussion of seven FTEs for the June 8 business session

County Manager’s Office
Authorized $23,150 on-going and $50,000 one-time in research and development funding for public safety initiatives
Maintained funding for four issues per year of JoCo Magazine

Facilities
Authorized $2.2 million in funding for Facilities’ Capital Replacement Program (CRP) and $675,000 for elections facility improvements

Health and Environment
Authorized $25,000 in funding for a health services building programmatic study

Human Resources
Authorized funding one FTE for an HR management systems specialist position

Technology & Innovation
Delayed $60,000 for full-scale security assessment study to FY 2019

Transit
Authorized $200,000 for expanded paratransit service expansion
Authorized $300,000 for general service expansion opportunities

On June 15, the Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to set the maximum expenditure budget for FY 2018. Budget meetings are broadcast on the county's website and more information about the proposed FY 2018 budget is available online.