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j_cdc_2016a_2016-08-01t08:07:00z2 Hearing Summary

Date: 08/01/2016



Final

CPW Property Transactions



COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE


Votes: View--> Action Taken:
Recommend support for the acquisition of a conserv

Recommend support for the acquisition of a perpetu

Recommend support for the fee title acquisition of
PASS

PASS

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).



160801 AttachC.pdf160801 AttachC.pdf

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.



160801 AttachD.pdf160801 AttachD.pdf



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.



160801 AttachE.pdf160801 AttachE.pdf



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.



160801 AttachF.pdf160801 AttachF.pdf

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














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