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j_cdc_2018a_2018-03-21t07:33:07z1 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For RESPONSE TO MARCH 9 JBC LETTER

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Date Mar 21, 2018      
Location SCR 357



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.