Location: LSB B
Department of Human Services
COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
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01:30 PM -- Department of Human Services
The committee reconvened. Reggie Bicha, Executive Director, and Tony Gherardini, Director, Office of Administrative Solutions, both representing the Department of Human Services (DHS), presented the department's FY 2017-18 capital budget requests. Committee members received a copy of the department's presentation (Attachment H). Mr. Bicha responded to a committee question regarding the department's prioritized list of projects.
Mr. Bicha discussed the Refurbishment for Safety, Risk Mitigation, and Modernization and Adams County Youth Services Center Replacement projects. Mr. Bicha and Mr. Gherardini responded to committee questions regarding the Division of Youth Corrections (DYC). Mr. Bicha discussed the Hawkins Building L2 Unit, Colorado Mental Health Institute (CMHI) at Pueblo project.
Mr. Bicha responded to committee questions about CMHI at Pueblo. Mr. Bicha discussed the Replace Deteriorated Campus Infrastructure System, CMHI at Fort Logan (Capital Renewal) and the Upgrade Campus Utility Infrastructure, CMHI at Pueblo (Capital Renewal) projects. Mr. Bicha responded to committee questions regarding controlled maintenance projects for the department.
Mr. Bicha discussed the Fitzsimons Veterans Community Living Center (VCLC) Expansion project. Mr. Gherardini responded to committee questions regarding supportive housing options. Mr. Bicha responded to a committee question regarding private financing options for the project. Mr. Bicha discussed potential future phases of the project and responded to a committee question regarding the capacity of the state's VCLCs.
Mr. Bicha discussed the Grand Junction Regional Center Campus Relocation and Closure project. Mr. Bicha responded to committee questions regarding the Grand Junction Regional Center Advisory Group report and Senate Bill 16-178.
Mr. Bicha responded to committee questions regarding the potential cost savings resulting from the project. Committee discussion ensued on the total cost of the project.
Mr. Gherardini discussed the Program and Facility Master Planning (DYC) and Program and Master Planning (Department-wide) projects. Committee discussion ensued on the department's collaboration with the Office of the State Architect. Mr. Gherardini and Mr. Bicha responded to committee questions regarding facilities master planning for the department.
Mr. Bicha discussed the Regional Center Capital Improvements project. Mr. Bicha responded to committee questions regarding program planning for the department's capital construction projects.
Mr. Bicha discussed the department's building inventory and its controlled maintenance budget requests.
The committee recessed.