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J_CDC_2018A 03/21/2018 07:33:07 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Date 03/21/2018
Attendance
Becker J. X
Hansen X
Kefalas X
Sonnenberg X
Esgar X
Baumgardner X
Time 07:33:07 AM to 09:15:17 AM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Baumgardner
This Report was prepared by Bo Pogue
Hearing Items Action Taken
Response to March 9 JBC Letter Committee Discussion Only
Other Business Committee Discussion Only

Other Business - Additional Prioritization Approved


07:33:37 AM  

The committee was called to order. All members were present. The committee revisited its FY 2018-19 state-funded capital construction priorities in order to prioritize additional capital projects based on the March 2018 economic forecast. Committee members received Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, provided some background information on surplus moneys available for capital construction. Ms. Donaldson responded to questions regarding expected controlled maintenance requests for FY 2019-20. Discussion ensued regarding the best path forward for FY 2018-19 prioritization. Senator Crowder and Representative Thurlow joined the committee. Senator Crowder discussed the Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility Fire Alarm System Replacement Capital Renewal project.



07:55:29 AM
Motion Reprioritize the Colorado Department of Transportation Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels Electrical System project as one spot below the Department of Corrections Fire Alarm System Replacement, Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility (Capital Renewal) project.
Moved Esgar
Seconded
Becker J. Yes
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Esgar Yes
Baumgardner Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


07:56:28 AM
Motion Reprioritize Level 2 Controlled Maintenance (scores 14 through 20, 46 projects) as one spot above Level 3 Controlled Maintenance.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Becker J. No
Hansen Yes
Kefalas No
Sonnenberg Yes
Esgar Yes
Baumgardner Yes
YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
07:56:34 AM  
The committee continued to discuss how best to further prioritize FY 2018-19 capital construction requests. Discussion ensued regarding how the prioritization affects decisions about the Grand Junction Regional Center.
07:56:48 AM  
Discussion continued regarding additional FY 2018-19 prioritization, including how to address additional controlled maintenance needs, and out-year costs for previously recommended projects.
08:08:46 AM  
Discussion continued regarding additional FY 2018-19 capital construction prioritization, including the potential for funding out-year costs for previously approved projects.
08:18:56 AM  
Discussion ensued regarding a motion by Representative J. Becker to move newly requested projects below previously requested projects on the prioritization list.


08:21:10 AM
Motion Move new projects down below previously requested projects.
Moved Becker J.
Seconded
Becker J. Yes
Hansen No
Kefalas No
Sonnenberg No
Esgar No
Baumgardner No
YES: 1   NO: 5   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
08:22:39 AM  
Discussion ensued regarding recommending to the Joint Budget Committee earmarking $94.7 million for out-year funding of previously recommended projects.


08:29:18 AM
Motion Recommend to the joint Budget Committee that $94.7 million be committed to outyear funding for recommended projects in FY 2019-20, and that this recommendation be prioritized below the Colorado Department of Transportation Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels Electrical System project.
Moved Esgar
Seconded
Becker J.
Hansen
Kefalas
Sonnenberg
Esgar
Baumgardner
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Withdrawn
08:29:26 AM  

Discussion continued regarding the potential for earmarking funding for out-year costs associated with previously recommended projects.

08:32:37 AM  
The committee recessed.
08:37:10 AM  
The committee returned to order.


08:39:02 AM
Motion Recommend to the joint Budget Committee that $94.7 million be committed to outyear funding for recommended projects in FY 2019-20, that this recommendation be prioritized below the Colorado Department of Transportation Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels Electrical System project, and that this money be spent first on projects with costs of less than $5 million in FY 2019-20 and moving up in cost from there.
Moved Becker J.
Seconded
Becker J. Yes
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg No
Esgar Yes
Baumgardner No
YES: 4   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
08:39:44 AM  
Discussion ensued regarding further capital prioritization.



Response to March 9 JBC Letter - Committee Discussion Only


08:42:26 AM  
The committee discussed how best to respond to a letter from the Joint Budget Committee dated March 9, 2018, concerning how to go forward with the Department of Human Services' transition away from using the Grand Junction Regional Center. Ms. Donaldson provided background on some options available to the committee for housing the current residents of the Regional Center, and responded to questions about these options. Representative Thurlow joined this discussion.
08:51:58 AM  
Discussion continued regarding the options before the committee for the DHS transition away from the Grand Junction Regional Center. Ms. Sara Wager,Office of Administrative Solutions, DHS, responded to questions regarding funding sources for building new homes for the current residents of the Regional Center. Committee members provided their positions on how to move forward with the closure of the Regional Center.


08:59:47 AM
Motion Adopt the Department of Human Services' proposal to build four, six bedroom homes to house the residents of the Grand Junction Regional Center, to sell the home at 29 Road in Grand Junction, and to commit $5.2 million to the proposal plus $1.2 million for transition costs.
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Becker J. No
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg No
Esgar Yes
Baumgardner No
YES: 3   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


09:04:10 AM
Motion Recommend to the joint Budget Committee that $325,000 be appropriated to relicense existing Department of Human Services' homes and to renovate the home located at 29 Road in Grand Junction, and recommend that the Department of Human Services consider leasing the 29 Road home property to Strive for intermediate care facility (ICF) use.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Becker J. Yes
Hansen No
Kefalas No
Sonnenberg Yes
Esgar No
Baumgardner Yes
YES: 3   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
09:04:16 AM  
Discussion continued regarding how to move forward with the closure of the Grand Junction Regional Center.



Other Business - Committee Discussion Only


09:05:08 AM  
Ms. Donaldson explained what will happen with the Grand Junction Regional Center decision item considering that no consensus was reached. Discussion returned to the committee's FY 2018-19 capital construction prioritization effort. Senator Baumgardner initiated a discussion about the renovation of the Governor's mansion. Ms. Donaldson provided background on the issue, and responded to a question regarding History Colorado's position on transferring funds currently dedicated to State Capitol renovations to the Governor's mansion renovation.


09:14:37 AM
Motion Recommend to the Joint Budget Committee the inclusion of an October 1, 2018, transfer of $150,000 from the State Historical Fund to the Department of Personnel and Administration in the 2018 Capital Transfer bill for maintenance and historical renovation of the Governor's mansion.
Moved Esgar
Seconded
Becker J. Yes
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Esgar Yes
Baumgardner Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:15:17 AM   Committee Adjourned