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J_CDC_2019A 07/19/2019 01:37:49 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Date 07/19/2019
Attendance
Beckman X
Sonnenberg E
Story X
Valdez A. X
Gonzales X
Roberts X
Time 01:37:49 PM to 02:43:59 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Representative Roberts
This Report was prepared by Bo Pogue
Hearing Items Action Taken
Consideration of Two-Year Cash List, Colorado School of Mines Approved
Consideration of Emergency Supplemental Request, Colorado School of Mines Approved
Consideration of Sale of Real Property, History Colorado Approved
Other Business Committee Discussion Only

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

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


01:37:59 PM  
The committee was called to order.  A quorum was present.
 Ms. Kirsten Volpi, Executive Vice President, Colorado School of Mines,
presented a two-year projection of cash need list on behalf of the university,
and discussed the projects on the list.  Committee members received
copies of the two-year list, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment
A) and packet of slides forming the basis of Ms. Volpi's presentation (Attachment
B).


01:40:14 PM
Motion Approve the new projects listed on the Colorado School of Mines two-year projection of cash need.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Consideration of Emergency Supplemental Request, Colorado School of Mines - Approved


01:40:16 PM  
Ms. Volpi presented a supplemental request for the Subsurface
Frontiers Building project, which includes a request to both increase the
project scope and move forward cash funds spending authority for the project.
 Committee members received a written description of the request,
prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C).  Ms. Volpi explained
how the supplemental request would result in cost savings to the university,
and responded to questions regarding federal spending on the project.  Ms.
Volpi responded to further questions regarding why the request is coming
as a supplemental request.


01:48:33 PM
Motion Approve the supplemental request from the Colorado School of Mines to expand the project scope and increase cash funds spending authority for the Subsurface Frontiers Building project, pending approval by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education ($110,630,982 CF).
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Consideration of Sale of Real Property, History Colorado - Approved


01:48:57 PM  
Ms. Tonya Covarrubias, Chief Financial Officer for History
Colorado, presented a proposal to sell a piece of real property it holds
in Georgetown.  Committee members received a memorandum outlining
the proposal, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment D).  Ms.
Covarrubias responded to questions regarding the dollar amounts of the
bids received on the property, and restrictions on the sale of a property
by a state agency.  Discussion ensued regarding the use of the proceeds
from the sale of the property by History Colorado.  Ms. Kori Donaldson,
Legislative Council Staff, provided input on the laws surrounding property
disposals, and the process by which the proceeds from the sale of a property
are retained by the selling agency.  Ms. Covarrubias responded to
questions regarding how History Colorado came to own the subject property.
 Discussion followed regarding the options before the committee for
authorizing the sale of the property, and how to handle property sales
by departments going forward.


02:12:43 PM
Motion Recommend support for the sale of a vacant lot along 5th Street in historic Georgetown.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:13:59 PM
Motion Direct the Office of Legislative Legal Services to draft legislation to allow History Colorado to retain proceeds from the sale of a property in Georgetown.
Moved Gonzales
Seconded
Beckman Yes
Sonnenberg Excused
Story Yes
Valdez A. Yes
Gonzales Yes
Roberts Yes
YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Other Business - Committee Discussion Only


02:14:12 PM  
Ms. Donaldson opened discussions about several issues, starting
with a proposal for the Department of Human Services (DHS) to acquire land
to construct new group homes in Grand Junction.  Committee members
received a letter about the issue, prepared by DHS personnel (Attachment
E).  Mr. Jeremy Hill, Deputy Executive Director, and Mr. Ron Vestman,
Chief Financial Officer, DHS, provided background on the movement of Grand
Junction Regional Center residents to group homes.  Mr. Hill responded
to questions regarding site selection for the new homes.
02:24:41 PM  
Ms. Donaldson discussed a proposal by Metropolitan State University Denver to reduce spending authority on its Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building project. Discussion ensued regarding how the university might best proceed on the proposal, and how to address similar issues in the future.

Ms. Donaldson provided an update on efforts to address an episode of vandalism that occurred in the State Capitol. Discussion ensued regarding changes that might take place as a result, and the committee's role in assisting with associated issues. Ms. Donaldson discussed a forthcoming tour of area facilities.


02:43:59 PM   The committee adjourned.