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12.14.16 OSBT Minutes Approved 1/11/17 OPEN SPACE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Action Minutes Meeting Date December 14, 2016 Video recording of this meeting can be found on the City of Boulder's Channel 8 Website. (Video start times are listed below next to each agenda item) BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT Frances Hartogh Molly Davis Kevin Bracy Knight Tom Isaacson Curt Brown STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT Tracy Winfree John Potter Mark Davison Jim Reeder Brian Anacker Steve Armstead Mark Gershman Leah Case Alyssa Frideres GUESTS Lesli Ellis, Comprehensive Planning Manager Rella Abernathy,Integrated Pest Management Coordinator Jean Gatzka, Senior Planner CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. AGENDA ITEM 1—Approval of the Minutes(17:24) Frances asked for Lesh Ellis'response during public comment to state,"these will be minimally updated by December,however staff is working to collect the data necessary to update these maps in the master plan." Curt Brown moved that the Open Space Board of Trustees approve the minutes from Nov 9,2016 as amended.Tom Isaacson seconded.This motion passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 2—Public Participation for Items not Identified for Public Hearing(18:40) None. AGENDA ITEM 3—Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan Update—Proposed Revisions to Trails policy in See.8 and the Trails Map; Sec.3 (Natural Environment); Sec. 9(Agriculture and Food), and Updates to the Land Use and Planning Area maps to reflect changes to city Open Space and Mountain Parks lands.(18:55) Mark Gershman,Environmental Planning Supervisor,and Lesli Ellis,Comprehensive Planning Manager, presented this item. Public Comment(55:00) Ray Bridge,Boulder County Audubon Society, said in section three,the deletion of the word "unfragmented"is not appropriate. He said several of the sentences in the new section on climate change do not make sense; they are too reminiscent of past ecological errors. Steven Watts,Boulder Mountainbike Alliance(BMA),noted that the trails section does not seem to hold as much weight as the Natural Environment section. Trails are how people interact with the environment. Different trails should have different goals and descriptions about what they provide. AGENDA ITEM I PAGE Karen Hollweg,Boulder,said the new policy on climate change is based on the climate commitment document. She said the document on the website is a draft from last year.If the document has not yet had a full public hearing and been approved,it is premature to base the new climate policy on it. Dick Harris,PLAN-Boulder County, said in Sec. 3 of the plan, the word"unfragmented" should not be deleted.He said there should be a statement indicating the city will seek to minimize impacts to other jurisdictions. Motion Tom Isaacson moved the Open Space Board of Trustees recommend to Planning Board and Citv Council approval of the proposed: • BVCP Trails Map changes relating to city Open Space and Mountain Parks lands as shown in Attachment A-4, • BVCP Trails Map Description as shown in Attachment A-7, and • Trails-related policy changes as shown in Attachment A-9 as amended. Curt Brown seconded.This motion passed unanimously. Frances Hartogh moved the Open Space Board of Trustees recommend to Planning Board and City Council approval of the proposed policy chances set forth in Chapter 1 Sec 3 Natural Environment described in Attachment B-2 as amended. Curt Brown seconded.This motion passed unanimouslv. Molly Davis moved the Open Space Board of Trustees recommend to Planning Board and Citv Council approval of the proposed policy changes set forth in Chapter 1 Sec 9 Agriculture and Food as shown in Attachment C-2 as amended.Frances Hartogh seconded.This motion passed unanimouslv. Frances Harto2h moved the Open Space Board of Trustees recommend to Planning Board and City Council approval of the proposed changes to the BVCP: • Land Use Map as shown in Attachments D-2 and D-3 and • Planning Area map as shown in Attachment D-5. Molly Davis seconded.This motion passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 4—Matters from the Department None. AGENDA ITEM 5—Matters from the Board(4:51:00) The Board finalized their responses for the City Council retreat. Molly Davis gave an update on the 50°i anniversary. ADJOURNMENT—The meeting adjourned at 10:57 p.m. These minutes were prepared by Leah Case. APPROVED BY: Frances Hartogh Board Chair DATE AGENDA ITEM 1 PAGE