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J_CDC_2016A 08/01/2016 08:07:00 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Date: 08/01/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 08:07 AM to 09:53 AM
Becker K.
*
Brown
X
Place: HCR 0112
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:
CU Two-Year Cash List

CSU Two-Year Cash List

CPW Property Transactions

Other Business
Recommendation(s) Approved

Recommendation(s) Approved

Recommendation(s) Approved

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only





08:07 AM -- CU Two-Year Cash List



The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Teresa Osborne, Senior Director of Capital Assets, and Chris Ewing, Assistance Vice Chancellor for Planning, Design, and Construction, both representing the University of Colorado (CU), discussed a new project on the CU's two-year projection of cash need: Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building. Committee members received a description of the project, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A). Mr. Ewing discussed the scope of the project. In response to a committee question regarding the build-out of the east campus, Mr. Ewing discussed recent growth in the university's research programs. Committee discussion ensued on expected growth in student enrollment. David Kang, Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Safety, discussed the source of cash funds and revenue sources for the project.



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08:17 AM



In response to committee questions, Mr. Kang discussed the university's plan if the project is not approved. Ms. Osborne discussed the university's plans to move forward with the state-funded portion of the project. Mr. Kang further discussed the total cost of the project. Committee discussion ensued on available state funds for capital construction in the upcoming budget cycle.

BILL: CU Two-Year Cash List
TIME: 08:24:46 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Approve the new project listed on the University of Colorado at Boulder two-year projection of cash need. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



08:25 AM -- CSU Two-Year Cash List



Rich Schweigert, Director of Government Relations, Lynn Johnson, Vice President of University Operations, and Mike Rush, University Architect, all representing Colorado State University (CSU), discussed six projects on CSU's revised two-year projection of cash need. Committee members received descriptions of the projects, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment B). Mr. Rush discussed two projects that require re-authorization: Temple Grandin Center for Equine Assisted Therapies and Warner College of Natural Resources Addition. He also discussed four new projects: Athletic Practice Fields and Heritage Garden, JBS Global Food Innovation Center, Richardson Design Center, and Shields and Elizabeth Streets Underpass.



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08:32 AM



In response to a committee question regarding another underpass project, Mr. Rush clarified the difference between that project and the Shields and Elizabeth Streets Underpass project. In response to a committee question regarding the bonds for the projects, Mr. Schweigert explained the university's plans to borrow money for the projects. Mr. Rush responded to a committee question regarding the location of the Athletic Practice Fields and Heritage Garden project. In response to a committee question, Ms. Johnson explained the use of the current athletic fields. In response to a committee question, Mr. Rush explained why an underpass was chosen instead of an overpass for the Shields and Elizabeth Streets Underpass project. Ms. Johnson responded to a committee question regarding the source of cash funds for the underpass.

BILL: CSU Two-Year Cash List
TIME: 08:42:28 AM
MOVED: Brown
MOTION: Approve the reauthorization (2) and new projects (4) listed on the Colorado State University two-year projection of cash need contingent upon CCHE review. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS











08:43 AM -- CPW Property Transactions



Anne Kelson, Real Estate Section Manager, discussed the process used by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) for property transactions. She also discussed the request-for-proposal process used for two of the projects, as well as the partnerships involved on several of the projects. Ms. Kelson responded to a committee question regarding the mineral rights associated with some of the properties. JT Romatske, Area Wildlife Manager, discussed the Bill Patterson State Wildlife Area Fee Title Acquisition proposal. Committee members received a summary of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C).



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BILL: CPW Property Transactions
TIME: 08:49:26 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Recommend support for the fee title acquisition of the Bill Patterson State Wildlife Area property ($0 CF for 3 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



08:50 AM



Bill deVergie, Area Wildlife Manager, came to the table to discuss the Pot Creek State Wildlife Area Perpetual Public Access Easement proposal. Committee members received a summary of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment D). Ms. Kelson and Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, responded to a committee question regarding the source of cash funds for the associated conservation easement. Committee discussion ensued. Mr. deVergie responded to a committee question on the number of hunters that will use the property.



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09:14 AM



Committee discussion ensued on how the project would proceed if the associated perpetual conservation easement was not approved. Mr. deVergie responded to committee questions on the current access to the property and the annual number of hunters. Mr. deVergie responded to a committee question regarding the development potential for the property. The proposal was laid over until the next committee meeting on August 31.




09:23 AM



Ben Pedrett, Park Manager, Saint Vrain State Park, came to the table to discuss the Saint Vrain State Park City of Longmont Conservation Easement proposal. Committee members received a summary of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment E). Mr. Pedrett responded to a committee question regarding the benefit to CPW of holding the conservation easement. Ms. Kelson discussed the city of Longmont's desire to have CPW hold the conservation easement. Dan Wolford, representing the city of Longmont, discussed the city's recent work on conservation efforts near Saint Vrain State Park.



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09:35 AM



Mr. Pedrett responded to committee questions regarding the annual visitation and budget of Saint Vrain State Park. He also discussed CPW's approach to managing noxious weeds at the state park.

BILL: CPW Property Transactions
TIME: 09:36:37 AM
MOVED: Vigil
MOTION: Recommend support for the acquisition of a conservation easement for the Saint Vrain State Park City of Longmont property ($0 CF for 215 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Vigil
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







09:37 AM



Jim Aragon, Area Wildlife Manager, came to the table to discuss the Pridemore State Wildlife Area Perpetual Public Access Easement proposal. Committee members received a summary of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment F). Mr. Aragon discussed the current fishing lease for the property. Mr. Aragon responded to committee questions regarding the current lease price for the property and if fees will be charged to access the property. He also discussed other access opportunities in the area.



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BILL: CPW Property Transactions
TIME: 09:47:04 AM
MOVED: Vigil
MOTION: Recommend support for the acquisition of a perpetual public access easement for the Pridemore State Wildlife Area property ($60,000 CF for 9 acres). The motion passed on a vote of 5-1.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker K.
Yes
Brown
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
No
Vigil
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 1 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



09:49 AM -- Other Business



Matt Becker, Legislative Council Staff, and Ms. Donaldson discussed upcoming committee meeting dates.



09:53 AM



The committee adjourned.








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