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J_CDC_2018A 06/18/2018 08:32:04 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Date 06/18/2018
Attendance
Becker J. X
Cooke X
Hansen X
Kefalas X
Sonnenberg X
Esgar X
Time 08:32:04 AM to 09:31:46 AM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Esgar
This Report was prepared by Kori Donaldson
Hearing Items Action Taken
Election of Chair and Other Business New Chair Elected
Two-Year Cash List, University of Colorado Boulder Two-year List Approved
Prioritized List of Lease-Purchase Projects, Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) 2018-19 BEST List Approved
Consideration of CPW Property Transactions Property Transaction Proposals Approved (2)
Nonmonetary Supplemental, Office of Information Technology Supplemental Request Approved

Election of Chair and Other Business - New Chair Elected


08:33:00 AM  
The committee was called to order.  A
quorum was present.  The committee considered nominations for a new
chair.


08:33:48 AM
Motion Nominate Senator Cooke as chair of the Capital Development Committee.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Becker J. Yes
Cooke Yes
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Esgar Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



08:34:39 AM
Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, initiated a discussion about funding for capital projects under Senate Bill 18-267. Discussion ensued regarding several projects that await funding under the bill, and a pending court case associated with the bill. Discussion followed regarding the impact of funding delays on the outstanding capital projects, and the potential for moving forward with the projects despite delays. The committee considered forwarding a letter to the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting on the subject, and other options for addressing the issue.



Two-Year Cash List, University of Colorado Boulder - Two-year List Approved


08:56:30 AM  

Mr. David Kang, Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability for the University of Colorado at Boulder; Ms. Cheri Gerou, director of Capital Assets for the University of Colorado System; and Mr. Chris Ewing, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planning, Design, and Construction for the University of Colorado at Boulder presented a two-year cash list containing two new projects: (1) Fleming Tower; and (2) Imig Music Building South Addition.  Committee members received copies of the two-year list, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A), and background information on the requests (Attachment B).  Mr. Kang provided an overview of the Fleming Tower project. Discussion ensued regarding funding sources for the projects going forward, and the impact of the projects on student tuition and fees. Mr. Kang provided an overview of the Imig Music Building South Addition project. Mr. Kang and Ms. Gerou responded to questions regarding the student body's engagement in the creation and prioritization of the projects on the two-year list.  Ms. Kelly Fox, Senior Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, provided input on this question. Mr. Kang responded to questions regarding the impact of the projects on recruitment and retention of students, and the deferred maintenance aspects of the projects. Ms. Gerou provided input on the latter question. Representative Becker discussed costs for attending a university.



09:08:02 AM
Motion Recommend cash funds spending authority for the new projects listed on the University of Colorado at Boulder two-year projection of cash need.
Moved Esgar
Seconded
Becker J. No
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Esgar Yes
Cooke Yes
YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



08:46:51 AM

Ms. Donaldson led a discussion about future interim committee meeting dates. The committee elected to hold its next meeting on Monday, July 23. The committee next discussed holding a meeting in August or September, settling on September 6.



Prioritized List of Lease-Purchase Projects, Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) - 2018-19 BEST List Approved


09:08:45 AM  

Mr. Andy Stine, Director of Capital Construction, Department of Education, presented the Colorado Board of Education's prioritized list of FY 2018-19 projects under the Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) program. Committee members received copies of the list (Attachment C).  Mr. Stine provided an overview of the list. Mr. Stine responded to questions regarding the size of new schools built to replace existing facilities, and the impact of local school districts providing matching funds for BEST projects.



09:14:40 AM
Motion Approve the 2018-19 list of BEST projects authorized by the State Board of Education to receive financial assistance through future Certificates of Participation issuance.
Moved Esgar
Seconded
Becker J. Yes
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Esgar Yes
Cooke Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Nonmonetary Supplemental, Office of Information Technology - Supplemental Request Approved


09:22:50 AM  

Mr. Peter Bangas, Public Safety Communications Network Manager, Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT), presented a nonmonetary supplemental request to acquire a property containing a microwave tower and associated infrastructure under the Public Safety Communications Network Infrastructure Replacement project.  Committee members received a written description of the proposal, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment F).  Mr. Bangas provided an overview of the Digital Trunked Radio System (DTRS), for which the property will be acquired, and explained why the property acquisition is necessary. Mr. Bangas responded to questions regarding what will happen if the supplemental request is not approved. Mr. Bo Pogue, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions regarding why the property is being acquired under a nonmonetary supplemental.  Mr. Bangas responded to further questions regarding the cost of the acquisition, and the potential for the tower to be used in a public/private partnership under House Bill 18-1373. Mr. Bangas responded to questions regarding the status of the tower to be acquired under the supplemental request.



09:31:13 AM
Motion Approve the supplemental request from the Governor's Office of Information Technology to expand scope of the project to include the purchase or lease of real estate, buildings, or property necessary to the operation or development of the Digital Trunked Radio System.
Moved Esgar
Seconded
Becker J. Yes
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Esgar Yes
Cooke Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Consideration of CPW Property Transactions - Property Transaction Proposals Approved (2)


09:14:49 AM  

Mr. Doug Vilsack, Legislative Liaison; Mr. Dave Piper, Park Manager for North Sterling State Park; and Mr. Jim Aragon, Area Wildlife Manager; all representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) within the Department of Natural Resources, presented two property transaction proposals on behalf of CPW. Committee members received written descriptions of the Mount Ouray and Mount Shavano State Fishing Units Yunikar Easement (Attachment D) and North Sterling State Park Elks Lodge Fee Title Acquisition (Attachment E) property transaction proposal, both assembled by Legislative Council Staff.  Mr. Aragon provided an overview of the Mt. Ouray and Mt. Shavano proposal.  Mr. Piper provided an overview of the North Sterling State Park proposal.  Discussion ensued regarding the bidding process for the Elks Club property to be acquired under the North Sterling State Park proposal.  Mr. Vilsack responded to questions regarding the source of funding for the property transactions.



09:21:40 AM
Motion Recommend support for the acquisition of a permanent ditch easement serving the Mt. Ouray and Mt. Shavano State Fishing Units ($8,400 for one acres).
Moved Esgar
Seconded
Becker J. Yes
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Esgar Yes
Cooke Yes
YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:22:06 AM
Motion Recommend support for the fee title acquisition of the Elks Club parcel at North Sterling State Park ($594,000 for 52 acres).
Moved Esgar
Seconded
Becker J. No
Hansen Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Esgar Yes
Cooke Yes
YES: 5   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:31:46 AM   Committee Adjourned