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J_CDC_2019A 12/18/2019 08:32:35 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Date 12/18/2019
Attendance
Beckman E
Sonnenberg X
Story X
Valdez A. X
Roberts X
Fields E
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Time 08:32:35 AM to 04:12:07 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Fields
This Report was prepared by Bo Pogue
Hearing Items Action Taken
Department of Transportation Committee Discussion Only
Department of Corrections Committee Discussion Only
Metropolitan State University of Denver Committee Discussion Only
University of Colorado System Committee Discussion Only
Western Colorado University Committee Discussion Only
Adams State University Committee Discussion Only
Colorado Community College System Committee Discussion Only

Department of Transportation - Committee Discussion Only


08:33:37 AM  

The committee was called to order.  Stephen Harrelson, Department of Transportation, presented the department's FY 2020-21 capital budget request.  Mr. Harrelson responded to questions from the committee.



Department of Corrections - Committee Discussion Only


08:47:21 AM  

Deb Goheen, Director of Finance & Administration, and Rhonda Boger-Linder, Architecture & Planning Manager, both representing the Department of Corrections, gave an overview of the department's scope of capital systems and introduced the department's FY 2020-21 capital budget requests.  Ms. Goheen responded to questions from the committee regarding the use of canteen funds and normalization.

09:02:28 AM  

Committee discussion ensued.

09:03:36 AM  

Ms. Boger-Linder described certain departmental capital budget requests that the Office of State Planning and Budgeting recommended for funding in greater detail.  Ms. Boger-Linder responded to questions from the committee.

09:25:37 AM  

Discussion ensued regarding the department's design process and curriculum delivery.

09:35:54 AM  

Ms. Boger-Linder responded to questions about projects that were not recommended for funding by the OSPB.  Committee discussion ensued.

09:49:49 AM  

The committee recessed.



Metropolitan State University of Denver - Committee Discussion Only


10:35:23 AM  

The committee reconvened.

10:35:37 AM  

Janine Davidson, Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSUD), provided background on the university's infrastructure and curriculum.  Dr. Davidson also introduced the university's FY 2020-21 capital budget request.

10:44:14 AM  

Michelle Lucero, Colorado Children's Hospital and former MSUD board member, and Estefania Pena Figueroa, MSUD, elaborated on the capital request.

10:53:49 AM  

Jenn Capps, MSUD, and Dr. Davidson responded to questions from the committee.  Ms. Pena Figueroa responded to questions from the committee.  Committee discussion ensued.



University of Colorado System - Committee Discussion Only


11:15:39 AM  

Jack Kroll, University of Colorado (CU) Regent, and Dr. Mark Kennedy, President of CU, gave an overview of the system and its FY 2020-21 capital budget requests.  Dr. Kennedy responded to questions from the committee.

11:23:50 AM  

Don Elliman, Chancellor of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, presented to the committee regarding the campus' capital requests.

11:31:13 AM  

Phil DiStefano, Chancellor of CU Boulder, presented to the committee regarding the campus' capital requests.  David Kang, CU Boulder, responded to questions from the committee regarding infrastructure.

11:50:04 AM  

Jennifer Sobanet and Cary Weatherford, CU Denver, presented the campus' capital budget requests.

11:58:14 AM  

Venkat Reddy, Chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, presenting the campus' capital budget requests.  Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Reddy responded to questions from the committee.

12:07:33 PM  

The committee recessed.



Western Colorado University - Committee Discussion Only


01:24:33 PM  

The committee returned to order (1:30 pm).  Ms. Julie Baca, Vice President of Finance and Administration, Western Colorado University, presented the university's FY 2020-21 capital construction requests.  Ms. Baca first provided an overview of the university and its host community, and discussed some recently funded capital projects.  Ms. Baca then discussed Western's controlled maintenance requests, and the Savage Library Renovation capital project.  Ms. Baca responded to questions regarding the scope of a controlled maintenance project that will revitalize walkways, drainage, and other exterior elements.  Ms. Baca responded to further questions regarding the scope of the Savage Library project.



Adams State University - Committee Discussion Only


01:44:00 PM  

Dr. Cheryl Lovell, President; Heather Heersink, Vice President of Business and Finance and CFO; Kevin Daniel, Chief Information Officer; and Bruce DelTondo, Director of Auxiliary Services, Adams State University, presented the university's FY 2020-21 capital construction requests.  Dr. Lovell first discussed the university and its achievements, and the community where the university resides.  Mr. DelTondo responded to questions regarding the on-campus student resident population.  Mr. DelTondo briefed the committee on the university's FY 2020-21 capital requests.  Discussion ensued regarding the Plachy Hall HVAC Upgrade and Replacement capital renewal project.

02:04:44 PM  

The committee recessed.

02:05:11 PM  

The committee returned to order.  Dr. Andy Feinstein, President, and Kirk Leichliter, Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management, University of Northern Colorado (UNC), presented the university's FY 2020-21 capital requests.  Dr. Feinstein and Mr. Leichliter discussed UNC's top request, Heating Plant Boiler #3 Replacement.  Mr. Leichliter responded to questions regarding the potential benefits of decoupling individual campus buildings and running the infrastructure separately, rather than tying them into central infrastructure.  Discussion ensued regarding supplemental funding for the boiler based on a recent emergency leak.



Colorado Community College System - Committee Discussion Only


02:38:42 PM  

Joe Garcia, Chancellor, provided opening remarks about the community college system's FY 2020-21 capital construction requests.  He discussed some recently funded capital projects, controlled maintenance, and the system's capital need.  Mr. Garcia responded to questions regarding the resources required to serve the student populations at Colorado's community colleges, and the path from community colleges to four-year institutions.  Discussion ensued regarding certain differences between two-year and four-year institutions.

02:53:04 PM  

Dr. Diana Doyle, President, and Dr. Belinda Aaron, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services, Arapahoe Community College (ACC), presented the college's FY 2020-21 capital construction requests.  Dr. Doyle briefed the committee on the Health Programs Integration and Annex Building Renovation project.  Dr. Doyle responded to questions regarding the demand for healthcare-related programming at ACC, and the rate at which graduates of these programs remain in Colorado.

03:07:15 PM  

Dr. Betsy Oudenhoven, President, and George "Skip" Noe, Vice President of Administration/Chief Financial Officer, Community College of Aurora (CCA), presented CCA's FY 2020-21 capital requests.  Dr. Oudenhoven discussed some recently funded capital projects at CCA, and provided an overview of the college's Diesel and Support Services Building project.  She then discussed a CCA controlled maintenance project.  Mr. Noe and Dr. Oudenhoven responded to questions regarding the programming to be conducted in the new Diesel and Support Services Building, and demand for these programs.

03:25:18 PM  

Dr. Everette Freeman, President, and Mike Miller, Deputy CFO, Community College of Denver (CCD), presented the college's FY 2020-21 capital requests.  Dr. Everette discussed the Boulder Creek Building Remodel and Addition.  Dr. Freeman and Mr. Miller responded to questions regarding the impact of the Boulder Creek project on the constituent institutions on the Auraria Higher Education campus.  Dr. Freeman discussed problems CCD students are having travelling between its two campuses, and the phasing of the Boulder Creek project.

03:37:47 PM  

Chad DeBono, Vice President of Administrative Services/Institutional Effectiveness, Lamar Community College, presented the college's FY 2020-21 request.  Mr. DeBono provided an overview of the Freudenthal Library Renovation project.

03:43:01 PM  

Jay Lee, President, Northeastern Junior College, presented the college's FY 2020-21 capital construction request. He provided an overview of the Physical Plant Consolidation project.  Mr. Lee responded to questions regarding the project's scope.

03:49:20 PM  

Duane Risse, Vice President for Administrative Services, Pikes Peak Community College, presented the college's FY 2020-21 capital request, the FREE Complex.

03:52:34 PM  

Robert Gonzales, Chief Business Officer, and Mr. Joe Waneka, Director of Facility Services, both representing Pueblo Community College, presented the college's FY 2020-21 project, the Health Science Consolidation project.

03:57:21 PM  

Lorrie Velasquez, Vice President of Administrative Services, and Al Malespini, Facilities Director, Trinidad State Junior College, presented the FY 2020-21 capital request for the Fourth Floor Remodel, Berg Building project.  Mr. Malespini discussed some deficiencies with the building in its current state, and the facility condition index of the building.

04:07:53 PM  

The committee adjourned.


04:12:07 PM   The committee adjourned.