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J_CDC_2016A 01/26/2016 07:32:21 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Date: 01/26/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 07:32 AM to 08:41 AM
Becker K.
X
Brown
X
Place: SCR 356
Kefalas
X
Vigil
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Sonnenberg
X
Senator Baumgardner
Baumgardner
X
This Report was prepared by
Matt Becker
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Potential Legislation

CPW Property Transactions
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Recommend Support





07:32 AM -- Potential Legislation



Esther van Mourik, Office of Legislative Legal Services, came to the table to discuss potential legislation regarding raising the submission threshold for higher education cash funded projects (LLS 16-0555). Committee members received a redraft of the potential legislation (Attachment A). Ms. van Mourik discussed changes to the previous draft, including how the legislation applies to new construction and renovation projects. Committee discussion ensued on the definition of new construction and renovation.



160126 AttachA.pdf160126 AttachA.pdf



07:42 AM -- CPW Property Transactions



Anne Kelson, Real Estate Section Manager, and Jim Aragon, Area Wildlife Manager, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), discussed the proposed property transaction for the Salida Natural Resource Center (NRC) and Mount Shavano State Wildlife Area Land Exchange. Committee members received a summary of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment B). Committee discussion ensued on the date of acquisition of the Salida NRC property, its location, and its value. Committee discussion ensued on the deposit of proceeds from the exchange to the Wildlife Cash Fund and the current ownership of the property. Tom Eve, representing the Heart of the Rockies Medical Center, came to the table to discuss the history of the property. Committee discussion ensued on road access to the property and the current CPW service center locations near Salida.



160126 AttachB.pdf160126 AttachB.pdf









07:55 AM



Steve Cassin, Chief Financial Officer, CPW, came to the table to explain the possibility of merging the Salida-area service center locations on the NRC property in the future. Ms. Kelson responded to a committee question regarding the fair market value of the property.

BILL: CPW Property Transactions
TIME: 07:58:50 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Recommend support for the fee title disposition of three parcels at the Mount Shavano State Wildlife Area (21.9 acres) in exchange for the fee title acquisition of Lot 3 of the Salida Natural Resource Center Subdivision (3.79 acres) and a payment of $203,000 to CPW. The motion passed on a vote of 5-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
No
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





08:00 AM



Jim Haskins, Area Wildlife Manager, CPW, came to the table to discuss the proposed property transaction for the Dome Peak Ranch Fee Title Acquisition. Committee members received a summary of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C). Mr. Haskins discussed wildlife activity on the property and the proposal previously solicited by the landowner. Committee discussion ensued on the proposed access for hiking and horseback riding. Mr. Haskins responded to a committee question regarding the ability of CPW to fund annual operations and maintenance for its properties. Committee discussion ensued on the property's conservation easement status and deed restrictions on the property.



160126 AttachC.pdf160126 AttachC.pdf

BILL: CPW Property Transactions
TIME: 08:14:18 AM
MOVED: Brown
MOTION: Recommend support for the fee title acquisition of the Dome Peak Ranch property ($0 for 960 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 5-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



08:15 AM



Committee discussion ensued on future acquisition plans for CPW.





08:18 AM



Bill deVergie, Area Wildlife Manager, CPW, came to the table to discuss the proposed property transaction for the Collins Mountain Ranch Perpetual Conservation and Public Access Easements. Committee members received a summary of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment D). Mr. deVergie discussed wildlife activity on the property. Committee discussion ensued on the number of hunters who will access the property each year and the current grazing operations on the property. In response to a committee question, Ms. Kelson stated that federal funds will not be used for the acquisition. Mr. Cassin responded to a committee question regarding the annual appropriations in the Long Bill used to pay for acquisitions.



160126 AttachD.pdf160126 AttachD.pdf

BILL: CPW Property Transactions
TIME: 08:30:45 AM
MOVED: Vigil
MOTION: Recommend support for the acquisition of a perpetual conservation easement and a perpetual public access easement on the Collins Mountain Ranch property ($1,800,000 CF for 2,422 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 4-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
No
Kefalas
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



08:32 AM



Mr. deVergie and Ms. Kelson responded to committee questions regarding the prioritization of property acquisitions by CPW. Committee discussion ensued on CPW's future plans for acquisitions and the possibility of creating a strategic plan for CPW.



08:41 AM



The committee adjourned.


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