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J_CDC_2018A 11/19/2018 09:02:07 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Date 11/19/2018
Attendance
Beckman X
Kefalas X
Sonnenberg X
Valdez A. E
Fields X
Roberts X
Time 09:02:07 AM to 10:49:02 AM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Roberts
This Report was prepared by Bo Pogue
Hearing Items Action Taken
Election of Chair and Vice-Chair Approved
Overview of Committee Agenda Committee Discussion Only
Two-Year Cash List, Pikes Peak Community College Two-year List Approved
Two-Year Cash List, Western State Colorado University Two-year Cash List Approved
Two-Year Cash List, Colorado School of Mines Two-year List Approved
Six-Month Encumbrance Waivers, Adams State University Encumbrance Waivers Approved (2)
Property Transaction, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Property Transaction Approved
Recommendations from Capitol Building Advisory Committee Recommendation Approved (1)
Other Business Draft Legislation Requested (2)

Election of Chair and Vice-Chair - Approved


09:03:34 AM  

The committee was called to order.  A quorum was present.  The committee entertained a motion to elect a new committee chair and vice chair.



09:04:04 AM
Motion Elect Representative Roberts as chair and Senator Fields as chair of the committee.
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:05:31 AM
Motion Adopt the Senate rules as the committee's rules of procedure except that the committee shall not be prohibited from meeting on a day of the week other than is provided in the schedule of committee meetings if needed.
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Two-Year Cash List, Pikes Peak Community College - Two-year List Approved


09:13:11 AM  
Dr. Lance Bolton, President, Pikes Peak Community College, presented a two-year projection of cash need list containing one new project: Cypress Semi Building. Committee members received copies of the two-year list, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A).


09:16:03 AM
Motion Approve the new project listed on the Pikes Peak Community College two-year projection of cash need.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Overview of Committee Agenda - Committee Discussion Only


09:06:55 AM  
Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, provided an overview of the action items on the day's agenda, and discussed the types of issues that the committee considers during a typical meeting.



Two-Year Cash List, Western State Colorado University - Two-year Cash List Approved


09:16:57 AM  
Mr. Brad Baca, Executive Vice President, and Ms. Julie Baca, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Western State Colorado University, presented a two-year projection of cash need list containing one new project: Event Complex. Committee members received copies of the two-year list, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment B). Mr. Baca provided an overview of the Event Complex project. Ms. Baca responded to questions regarding the construction to be undertaken during Phase II of the project, and the impact of the project on the community. Mr. Baca provided input on this issue. Discussion ensued regarding potential cost-sharing for Phase II of the project.


09:24:10 AM
Motion Recommend cash funds spending authority for the new project listed on the Western State Colorado University two-year projection of cash need.
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Two-Year Cash List, Colorado School of Mines - Two-year List Approved


09:25:16 AM  
Ms. Kirsten Volpi, Executive Vice President, Colorado School of Mines, presented a two-year projection of cash need list with one new project: Subsurface Frontiers Building. Committee members received copies of the two-year list, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C). Ms. Volpi provided an overview of the new project. Ms. Volpi responded to questions regarding what happens to the project if it does not receive Phase II state funding, and the source of cash funds for the project. Ms. Donaldson responded to questions regarding the source of funding for higher education projects that are cash-funded. Ms. Volpi responded to questions regarding the use of tuition or student fees to fund the project.


09:33:02 AM
Motion Approve the new project listed on the Colorado School of Mine two-year projection of cash need.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Six-Month Encumbrance Waivers, Adams State University - Encumbrance Waivers Approved (2)




09:35:04 AM
Motion Approve the waiver request for the FY 2018-19 appropriation to the Plachy Hall HVAC Upgrade and Replacement, Adams State University project ($3,252,559).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


09:35:54 AM
Motion Approve the waiver request for the FY 2018-19 appropriation to the Upgrade Restroom for Code Compliance, Adams State University project ($122,430).
Moved Fields
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
09:36:03 AM  

Ms. Donaldson presented two requests to waive the six-month encumbrance deadline for projects on the Adams State University campus.  Committee members received copies of the waiver requests, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment D).



Recommendations from Capitol Building Advisory Committee - Recommendation Approved (1)

09:42:02 AM  

Ms. Julia Jackson, Legislative Council Staff, presented a set of recommendations approved by the Capitol Building Advisory Committee (CBAC). Ms. Jackson provided background on the functions of CBAC, and explained the recommendations made by that committee. Committee members received a set of letters from the CBAC chair explaining the recommendations (Attachment F), a packet of slides outlining a signage project for the State Capitol approved by CBAC (Attachment G), and slides concerning descriptive plaques proposed to be placed on the Capitol grounds (Attachment H). Ms. Donaldson responded to questions regarding funding for the signage project. Ms. Jackson responded to questions regarding the Capital Development Committee's role in approving the CBAC recommendations. Mr. Matt Becker, Legislative Council Staff, responded to questions regarding the Capitol signage project. Discussion returned to funding for the signage project. Discussion turned to the separate roles of the Capital Development Committee and CBAC, and the potential for revisiting the signage recommendation at the December meeting. Mr. Becker responded to questions regarding the timeline for the signage project.

10:00:11 AM  
Discussion continued regarding the timeline for the Capitol signage project. Ms. Jackson provided an overview of a CBAC proposal to place interpretive plaques on the first floor of the State Capitol associated with tribal flags. Discussion ensued regarding the potential inclusion of braille with the plaques.


10:06:12 AM
Motion Relocate tribal flags on the first floor of the State Capitol.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:07:02 AM  
Ms. Jackson provided an overview of a proposal to erect a fence on the north side of Lincoln Park facing Colfax Avenue. Ms. Jackson responded to questions regarding the fencing materials, and the reason for erecting the fence.


10:12:17 AM
Motion Approve a Capital Building Advisory Committee recommendation to construct a fence along the north side of Lincoln Park facing Colfax Avenue hear the RTD bus stop.
Moved Fields
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas No
Sonnenberg No
Valdez A. Excused
Fields No
Roberts Yes
YES: 2   NO: 3   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL



Property Transaction, Colorado Parks and Wildlife - Property Transaction Approved


09:37:07 AM  

Mr. Frank McGee, Area Wildlife Manager, and Mr. Doug Vilsack, Legislative Liaison, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Wildlife, presented a proposal to acquire a 41-acre parcel of land in fee title surrounded by Dome Rock State Wildlife Area. Committee members received a written description of the project assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment E). Mr. McGee provided an overview of the project. Mr. Vilsack responded to questions regarding what happens if a property owner decides to engage in mining activity on an adjacent property, and why the division did not pursue ownership of the adjacent property. Mr. Vilsack responded to further questions regarding any easements on the property.



09:41:08 AM
Motion Recommend support for the fee title transfer of a 41-acre parcel, at no cost, from Mrs. Louise Bauer to Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Moved Fields
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Other Business - Draft Legislation Requested (2)


10:13:16 AM  

Ms. Donaldson provided an overview of the upcoming committee hearings in December, and the capital construction recommendation received from the Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB). Committee members received a table outlining the OSPB recommendation, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment I). Ms. Donaldson then discussed potential committee legislation for the next legislative session. Discussion ensued regarding a piece of potential legislation referenced by Ms. Donaldson concerning the ability of the Office of the State Architect to move amounts of money between individual controlled maintenance projects. Mr. Larry Friedberg, State Architect representing the Office of the State Architect, joined a discussion about the potential for creating a process by which controlled maintenance projects are preemptively ranked for future budget years.

10:27:28 AM  
Discussion continued regarding the potential for creating a process by which controlled maintenance projects are preemptively ranked by the Office of the State Architect for future budget years. Discussion ensued regarding research into master planning at the departmental level, and various issues associated with the OSPB FY 2019-20 capital budget submission. Ms. Donaldson responded to questions regarding potential legislation that would clarify when the committee chair and vice chair are elected. Ms. Esther van Mourik, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to discuss the details of this potential legislation. Discussion ensued regarding this potential legislation.


10:41:10 AM
Motion Request that the Office of Legislative Legal Services draft potential committee legislation regarding the timing of the election of the committee chair and vice chair
Moved Kefalas
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
10:41:18 AM  
Discussion returned to potential legislation concerning flexibility with spending on controlled maintenance. Mr. Friedberg returned to address questions on this potential legislation. Discussion followed regarding the potential for the Office of the State Architect to report annually to the committee on movements of funds between controlled maintenance projects that are not funded through an appropriation.


10:48:31 AM
Motion Request that the Office of Legislative Legal Services draft potential committee legislation granting authority to the Office of the State Architect to move money between controlled maintenance projects that are not funded through an appropriation.
Moved Sonnenberg
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Kefalas Yes
Sonnenberg Yes
Valdez A. Excused
Fields Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


10:49:02 AM   Committee Adjourned