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J_CDC_2016A 06/06/2016 03:13:48 PM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Date: 06/06/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 03:13 PM to 05:02 PM
Becker K.
X
Brown
E
Place:
Kefalas
X
Sonnenberg
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Esgar
X
Senator Baumgardner
Baumgardner
X
This Report was prepared by
Bo Pogue
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
CMU Welcome and Revised Two-Year Cash List

CU Revised Two-Year Cash List

DPA Emergency Supplemental Request on Behalf of DOR

CPW Overview Presentation and Property Transactions (3)
Approved

Approved (2)

Approved

Property Transactions Approved( (3)





03:14 PM -- CMU Welcome and Revised Two-Year Cash List



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present Mr. Tim Foster, President, Colorado Mesa University (CMU), presented an overview of recent developments at CMU, particularly with regard to capital construction, and discussed some capital needs at the university. Mr. Foster then presented the university's revised two-year cash list, including the new Engineering Building project. Committee members received copies of the two-year list, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A). Mr. Foster provided an overview of the project, as well as the associated Maverick Pavilion project, and discussed the need for both projects.



160606 AttachA.pdf160606 AttachA.pdf





03:24 PM



Mr. Foster explained how moneys previously approved for the Maverick Pavilion under the Higher Education Revenue Bond Intercept Program may be repurposed for the Engineering Center project.

BILL: CMU Welcome and Revised Two-Year Cash List
TIME: 03:25:45 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Approve the new project listed on the Colorado Mesa University two-year projection of cash need. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Excused
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





03:26 PM -- CU Revised Two-Year Cash List



Ms. Teresa Osborne, Senior Director of Capital Assets for the University of Colorado (CU) system; Ms. Kirsten Shuchman, Assistant Vice President for State Relations for CU; Mr. David Kang, Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Safety for CU Boulder; Mr. Chris Ewing, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Planning, CU Boulder; Mr. David Chadwick, Vice President of the CU Real Estate Foundation; and Mr. Chad Marturano, Senior Director for Budget and Strategic Planning, CU Boulder; presented by telephone two, two-year cash lists for the CU System, which include one new project each. Committee members received copies of the associated two-year lists, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachments B and C). Mr. Ewing provided an overview of the Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy (LASP) Cleanroom project at CU Boulder. Ms. Osborne explained action taken on the project by the CU Board of Regents.



160606 AttachB.pdf160606 AttachB.pdf160606 AttachC.pdf160606 AttachC.pdf

BILL: CU Revised Two-Year Cash List
TIME: 03:31:17 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Approve the project listed on the University of Colorado at Boulder two-year projection of cash need. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Excused
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Esgar
Yes
Baumgardner
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









03:32 PM



Mr. Chadwick provided an overview of the Transfer of 1800 Grant Street LLC project, the new project on the CU System two-year cash list. Discussion ensued regarding how operating costs and debt servicing will take place for the building being acquired by the CU Board of Regents, and the benefits to CU of paying staffing costs for the CU Real Estate Advisory Committee.

BILL: CU Revised Two-Year Cash List
TIME: 03:39:27 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Approve the new project listed on the University of Colorado System two-year projection of cash need. The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Excused
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Esgar
Yes
Baumgardner
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











03:40 PM -- DPA Emergency Supplemental Request on Behalf of DOR



Mr. Lance Shepherd, Architect, Capitol Complex, presented the Replace Cooling System, Annex Building project for the Department of Personnel and Administration on behalf of the Department of Revenue. Committee members received a written description of the request, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment D). Mr. Shepherd provided an overview of the project and discussed the sources of funding for the project. Mr. Shepherd responded to questions regarding the cost of the project.



160606 AttachD.pdf160606 AttachD.pdf

BILL: DPA Emergency Supplemental Request on Behalf of DOR
TIME: 03:43:55 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Approve the supplemental request from the Department of Personnel and Administration (submitted on behalf of the Department of Revenue) to replace the cooling fan in the Annex Building ($628,000 CCF). The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Excused
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



03:45 PM -- CPW Overview Presentation and Property Transactions (3)



Ms. Anne Kelson, Real Estate Section Manager, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) within the Department of Natural Resources, provided an overview of the process by which CPW selects properties for potentially acquiring a real estate interest. Committee members received copies of the division's Wildlife Habitat Protection Program proposal form (Attachment E), the division's 2015 Strategic Plan (which may be found at: http://cpw.state.co.us/Documents/About/StrategicPlan/2015CPWStrategicPlan-11-19-15.pdf ), the division's State Wildlife Action Plan (which may be found at: http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/StateWildlifeActionPlan.aspx ), and the division's 2014 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (which may be found at: http://cpw.state.co.us/aboutus/Pages/SCORP.aspx ). Ms. Kelson responded to questions regarding the approval process for CPW real estate projects.



160606 AttachE.pdf160606 AttachE.pdf





03:55 PM



Ms. Kelson continued to brief the committee on the process by which CPW prioritizes properties in which the division may seek a real estate interest to satisfy its parks mission. Ms. Kelson's presentation included examples of properties selected by CPW for acquisition. Ms. Kelson responded to questions regarding the analysis undertaken by the division in selecting properties. The committee watched a short video providing an example of a property acquisition. Ms. Kelson briefed the committee on the process by which CPW prioritizes properties in which the division may seek a real estate interest to satisfy its wildlife mission.



04:12 PM



Ms. Kelson responded to questions regarding whether plant species of concern are considered by CPW when considering properties in which to acquire a real estate interest, and a property acquisition recently approved by the committee. Ms. Kelson returned to briefing the committee on the wildlife-related property transaction decision-making process. The committee viewed a video about acquiring conservation easements for wildlife protection.



04:22 PM



Ms. Kelson continued to brief the committee on the property acquisition process for the protection of wildlife. The committee watched a video showing a landowner's perspective on wildlife conservation easements. Discussion ensued regarding a cost-benefit analysis for property acquisition by CPW, using the Staunton State Park Berrien Property Fee Title Acquisition proposal as an example.





04:35 PM



Discussion continued regarding comparing the costs and benefits of property acquisition by CPW. Mr. Renzo Delpiccolo, Area Wildlife Manager, presented the Cerro Reservoir Public Access Easement and Chipeta Lakes State Wildlife Area Disposition property transaction proposal. Committee members received a written description of the transaction, along with letters in support of the transaction, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment F). Mr. Delpiccolo responded to questions regarding the stocking of the reservoir.



160606 AttachF.pdf160606 AttachF.pdf

BILL: CPW Overview Presentation and Property Transactions (3)
TIME: 04:42:13 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Recommend support for the fee title disposition of the Chipeta Lakes State Wildlife Area (21 acres) in exchange for a permanent public access easement for Cerro Reservoir (160 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Excused
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









04:43 PM



Mr. Lyle Sidener, Area Wildlife Manager for CPW, presented the Parsons-Brown Ranch Perpetual Conservation Easement property transaction proposal. Committee members received a written description of the proposal, along with letters supporting the transaction, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment G). Discussion ensued regarding maintenance costs for the subject property.



160606 AttachG.pdf160606 AttachG.pdf

BILL: CPW Overview Presentation and Property Transactions (3)
TIME: 04:48:31 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Recommend support for the acquisition of a perpetual conservation easement on the Parsons-Brown Ranch property ($3,630,132 CF for 2,773 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 4-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Excused
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Esgar
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 4 NO: 1 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS









04:49 PM



Mr. Zach Taylor, Staunton State Park Manager, and Ms. Margaret Taylor, CPW Assistant Director for Parks and Outdoor Recreation, presented a proposal to acquire the fee title interest in the Berrien property adjacent to Staunton State Park. Committee members received a written description of the proposal, along with letters in support of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment H). Discussion ensued regarding the operating costs associated with acquiring the property, and the potential for the U.S. Forest Service to execute a land swap based on the acquisition of the Berrien property. Ms. Taylor recapped the benefits of acquiring the Berrien property.



160606 AttachH.pdf160606 AttachH.pdf

BILL: CPW Overview Presentation and Property Transactions (3)
TIME: 05:01:48 PM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Recommend support for the fee title acquisition of the Staunton State Park Berrien property ($560,000 CF for 160 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 3-2.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Excused
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Esgar
Yes
Baumgardner
No
Final YES: 3 NO: 2 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



05:02 PM



The committee adjourned.




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