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J_CDC_2017A 12/20/2017 08:01:53 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

Date: 12/20/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 08:01 AM to 11:54 AM
Becker J.
X
Hansen
X
Place: SCR 357
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, R = Remote Participation
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Consideration of Six-Month Encumbrance Waiver, DPS

Consideration of Property Transactions, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Other Business

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Office of the State Architect Annual Report and Recommendations
Recommendation(s) Approved

Recommendation(s) Approved

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only



08:02 AM -- Consideration of Six-Month Encumbrance Waiver, Department of Public Safety



The committee was called to order. All members were present. Sergeant Dave Hall and Sergeant Dan Haley, representing the Colorado State Patrol within the Department of Public Safety, presented a request to waive the six-month encumbrance deadline for the King Air Aircraft Engine Replacement project. Committee members received a written description of the request, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A). Sergeant Hall explained why the waiver is needed.



171220 AttachA.pdf171220 AttachA.pdf

BILL: Consideration of Six-Month Encumbrance Waiver, Department of Public Safety
TIME: 08:04:52 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Approve the waiver request for the FY 2017-18 appropriation to the King Air Aircraft Replacement, Colorado State Patrol project ($1,535,030). The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 REMOTE PARTICIPATION: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS







08:06 AM -- Consideration of Property Transactions, Colorado Parks and Wildlife



Ms. Jackie Corday, Water Resources Section Manager, Mr. Travis Black, Area Wildlife Manager for Area 12, and Mr. Michael Blanck, District Wildlife Manager for Area 7, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) within the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), presented two property transaction proposals. They were joined by Mr. Doug Vilsack, Legislative Liaison for DNR. Ms. Corday provided an overview of the Midwestern Farms Permanent Public Access Easement proposal. Committee members received a written description of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment B). Ms. Corday discussed the merits of the proposal. Mr. Vilsack responded to questions regarding the difference between a conservation easement and public access easement, and the tax implications for the landowner of deeding a public access easement.



171220 AttachB.pdf171220 AttachB.pdf

BILL: Consideration of Property Transactions, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
TIME: 08:21:25 AM
MOVED: Sonnenberg
MOTION: Recommend support for the acquisition of a 500-acre permanent public access easement at Midwestern Farms and permanent encumbrance of 320 preferred shares of the Lower Arkansas Water Management Association water rights and one common share ($990,000 CF). The motion passed on a vote of 5-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Esgar
Excused
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 REMOTE PARTICIPATION: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





08:22 AM



Mr. Blanck provided an overview of the Plateau Creek State Wildlife Area Fee Title Transfer proposal, and discussed its merits. Committee members received a written description of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment C). Mr. Blanck responded to questions regarding the implications of boundaries of CPW-held land on hunting. Mr. Vilsack provided input on the issue. Mr. Vilsack responded to questions about communication towers being placed on CPW land.



171220 AttachC.pdf171220 AttachC.pdf

BILL: Consideration of Property Transactions, Colorado Parks and Wildlife
TIME: 08:28:15 AM
MOVED: Esgar
MOTION: Recommend support for the fee title transfer of a 20-acre parcel, at no cost, from the Allen Family to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The motion passed on a vote of 6-0.
SECONDED:
VOTE
Becker J.
Yes
Hansen
Yes
Kefalas
Yes
Sonnenberg
Yes
Esgar
Yes
Baumgardner
Yes
Final YES: 6 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 REMOTE PARTICIPATION: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS



08:29 AM -- Other Business



Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, briefed the committee on upcoming meeting activity. Discussion ensued regarding the committee meeting schedule during the 2018 legislative session.



08:34 AM



The committee recessed.



10:31 AM -- Metropolitan State University of Denver



The committee returned to order. Mr. Steve Kreidler, Vice President of Administration, Metropolitan State University of Denver MSUD, briefed the committee on its capital needs. Mr. Kreidler discussed some controlled maintenance needs on the Auraria Higher Education Center campus, and provided an update on the university's Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building, which was funded from FY 2014-15 through FY 2016-17. Mr. Kreidler discussed the programming underway in the building. Mr. Kreidler responded to questions regarding a public-private partnership that operates a hotel at MSUD, including how the project was undertaken and who staffs the hotel.











10:47 AM



Mr. Kreidler responded to questions regarding the amenities available at the hotel managed by MSUD, and the position of area hotels on the project when it was proposed. Mr. Kreidler responded to questions regarding the management arrangement for the restaurant in the hotel.



10:49 AM -- Office of the State Architect Annual Report and Recommendations



Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, and Mr. Larry Friedberg, State Architect representing the Office of the State Architect (OSA), appeared before the committee to discuss various issues associated with controlled maintenance need and funding. Mr. Friedberg first presented the OSA Annual Report (the report may be accessed at: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/osa/statebuildings). He discussed the state's capital inventory and the impact of the inventory's growth on controlled maintenance. Mr. Friedberg responded to questions regarding what types of buildings are included in the capital inventory. Mr. Friedberg discussed controlled maintenance funding trends since FY 1998-99, including funding provided through Senate Bill 17-267.



11:01 AM



Discussion ensued regarding historic controlled maintenance funding as compared to OSA's recommendation to annually fund controlled maintenance at 1 percent of the state building inventory's current replacement value. Mr. Friedberg discussed the FY 2018-19 controlled maintenance recommendation. Ms. Donaldson returned the discussion to the impact of the growth in the state's building inventory on controlled maintenance need, and provided an overview of higher education building eligibility for controlled maintenance funding.



11:14 AM



Ms. Donaldson responded to questions regarding the number of higher education academic buildings that are eligible for controlled maintenance funding. Ms. Donaldson discussed future controlled maintenance obligations based on recently approved capital projects, and how much money it would take for the state to "catch up" in terms of funding controlled maintenance need. Mr. Friedberg provided an overview of what types of buildings are eligible for state controlled maintenance funding, and discussed how eligibility has changed over time. He also discussed the definition of controlled maintenance, and responded to questions regarding what constitutes capital renewal. Ms. Donaldson provided input on the definition of capital renewal.



11:28 AM



Discussion ensued regarding phasing a controlled maintenance project, as opposed to funding the project as capital renewal. Mr. Friedberg returned to discussing controlled maintenance funding eligibility. Ms. Donaldson discussed some options for improving the sustainability of controlled maintenance funding.



11:39 AM



Ms. Donaldson continued to brief the committee on some options for improving controlled maintenance sustainability. Ms. Donaldson responded to questions regarding the potential for the General Assembly to access moneys set aside for future controlled maintenance and use it for other purposes. Ms. Donaldson proposed an additional idea for helping to stabilize controlled maintenance funding. Ms. Donaldson responded to questions regarding whether projects funded through the issuance of certificates of participation (COPs) are eligible for controlled maintenance funding. Ms. Esther van Mourik, Office of Legislative Legal Services, provided input on the timeline for determining whether COP-funded projects are eligible for controlled maintenance.













11:52 AM



Discussion ensued regarding how the committee should proceed with the recommendations to stabilize controlled maintenance funding.



11:54 AM



The committee adjourned.




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