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j_cdc_2017a_2016-12-20t09:02:24z14 Hearing Summary

Date: 12/20/2016

Location: LSB B


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Property Transaction


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03:47 PM -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife Property Transaction

Ms. Anne Kelson, Real Estate Section Manager, and Mr. Travis Black, Area Wildlife Manager, CPW, presented the Midwestern Farms Fee Title Acquisition and Water Rights property transaction proposal. Committee members received written descriptions of the proposal, assembled by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment J). Mr. Black provided an overview of the proposal and discussed its benefits. Mr. Black responded to questions regarding why the division chose to acquire fee title to the subject property rather than pursuing another option, such as acquiring a conservation easement. Mr. Black and Ms. Kelson responded to further questions regarding acquisition of water rights under the property transaction proposal, and the outlook for CPW to acquire fee title to land in the future.

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04:00 PM

Discussion ensued regarding the benefits to local jurisdictions of acquiring interests in property by CPW. Ms. Lauren Ris, Assistant Director for Water for the Department of Natural Resources, responded to questions regarding how to access information from the department. Mr. Frederick Esgar, landowner of the Midwestern Farms tract, responded to questions regarding his reasons for selling the parcel to CPW. Discussion ensued regarding the forthcoming vote on the property transaction proposal.

04:11 PM

The chair laid over the vote on the transaction until a later date. The committee adjourned.