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J_CDC_2016A 03/10/2016 07:32:00 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Date: 03/10/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 07:32 AM to 08:24 AM
Becker K.
*
Brown
*
Place: SCR 356
Kefalas
X
Sonnenberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Vigil
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:
CSU Two-Year Cash List

Fort Lewis College Two-Year Cash List

Discussion with CDOT and State Patrol on Pueblo Facilities

Discussion with CDOT on Proposed Denver Headquarters
Approved

Approved

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only





07:32 AM -- CSU Two-Year Cash List



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Rich Schweigert, Director of Government Relations, and Michelle Carroll, Capital Construction Program Manager, both representing Colorado State University (CSU), came to the table to discuss the university's CY 2016 two-year projection of cash need. Committee members received a copy of the two-year projection of cash need, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A). Ms. Carroll discussed the three new projects on the list: Human Performance and Clinical Research Laboratory Addition, Purchase of Whitcomb Street Houses, and South Campus Infrastructure. Ms. Carroll responded to committee questions on the source of cash funds for the projects and the current use of the Whitcomb Street Houses.



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BILL: CSU Two-Year Cash List
TIME: 07:37:43 AM
MOVED: Kefalas
MOTION: Approve the new projects listed on the Colorado State University two-year projection of cash need. The motion passed on a vote of 4-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Excused
Brown
Excused
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 2 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





07:39 AM -- Fort Lewis College Two-Year Cash List



Ed Bowditch, Legislative Analyst, Fort Lewis College, explained the college's CY 2016 two-year projection of cash need. Committee members received a copy of the list, which includes one new project: Bader/Snyder Residence Hall Improvements Phase 3, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment B). Committee members also received a map of the project location, prepared by the college (Attachment C).



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BILL: Fort Lewis College Two-Year Cash List
TIME: 07:40:59 AM
MOVED: Brown
MOTION: Approve the new project listed on the Fort Lewis College two-year projection of cash need. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Excused
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



07:41 AM -- Discussion with CDOT and State Patrol on Pueblo Facilities



Shailen Bhatt, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Scott Hernandez, Chief, Colorado State Patrol (CSP), discussed their departments' existing and proposed facilities in the Pueblo region. Mr. Bhatt discussed CDOT's intent to collocate new facilities with CSP in Pueblo. In response to a committee question regarding the location of the new facilities, Director Bhatt stated that CDOT has narrowed potential locations to a few sites. Chief Hernandez reiterated CSP's dedication to collaborate with CDOT on collocating new facilities in Pueblo. He also discussed benefits related to collocating the communication centers of both departments and recent joint planning meetings held by both departments.



07:51 AM



Committee discussion ensued on the impetus for Senate Bill 16-109 concerning a new CSP facility in Pueblo. Mr. Bhatt responded to a committee question related to the location of a nearby communication tower. Committee discussion continued on the need for SB 16-109.





07:59 AM -- Discussion with CDOT on Proposed Denver Headquarters



Director Bhatt discussed CDOT's plans for a new headquarters building in the Denver area. In response to committee questions regarding the schedule and budget for the project, Director Bhatt discussed how CDOT is still selecting a preferred site for the new headquarters, its gross maximum price of $83 million, and the pending Transportation Commission approval. He also discussed the issuance of certificates of participation (COPs) to finance both the new Denver and Pueblo facilities, as well as an associated 20-year net present value savings of $6 million and the use of Highway User Tax Fund (HUTF) monies for the projects.



08:09 AM



In response to a committee question regarding public outreach for transportation projects, Director Bhatt explained CDOT's commitment to improving its strategies for public outreach on specific projects. Committee discussion ensued on the public perception related to funding certain CDOT projects.



08:16 AM



Director Bhatt responded to committee questions regarding the disposition of the current headquarters building in Denver, the impact of lower gas prices on HUTF revenue, and other ongoing transportation projects for I-25 north of Denver.



08:24 AM



The committee adjourned.


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