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Meeting Summary - 10/24/2001 CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COM1V11SSIONS MEETING SUMNIARY FORM NAME OF BOARD/CONNINIISSION: OPEN SPACF BOARD OF TR.USTFLS DATE OF NIFEETING: October 24. 2001 NAIVIE/TELEPHONE OF PERSON PREPARING SUNIMARY: Cecil Fenio. 2023 BOARD MEMBERS: Chris Mueller, Linda Jourgenscn, Larry MacDonell, Linda Andes-Georges, Sean Kendall STAFF: Mikc Patton, Jim Crain, Delani Wheeler, Don D'Amico, Jim Reeder, Dean Paschall, Ronda Romero, John D'Aniico, Lynn Riedel, Diatul Brooks, Cecil Fenio, Wall Cameron, Jim T dings WHAT TYPE OF MEETING (CIRCLE ONE) (REGULAR) (SPECLAL) (QUASI-JUDICIAL) AGENDA ITEM 1 The minutes from October 10, 2001 were approved as amended. AGENDA ITEM 2 Staff and Board agreed to meet for afield trip to the Marshall Mesa area on November 1 st.. Jim Crain alerted Board members to an article about Open Space in the Sunday Camera. He also gave an update about a joint meeting between the Longmont and Boulder City Councils. The direction of Longmont's Open Space program was discussed. Mike Patton proposed a study session regarding the trail construction at Sunrise Amphitheater. He noted the construction proiect on Enchanted Mesa trail which will begin October 29'". Dean Paschall gave an update on bear activity and the status of the trail closure. AGENDA ITEM 3 Linda Andes-Georges asked about the prescribed burns. Linda Jourgenscn reported on her first meeting with the Greenways Advisory Committee. Lary MacDonell suggested a study session on prairie dogs. Jim Crain gave a brief overview of the agenda for the Tribal Consultation to be held October 27"'. AGENDA ITEM 4 Ricky Weiser, 4020 N. 75"' St., warned staff and the Board about the seriousness of the chronic wasting disease that is affecting elk and deer. Bruce Bland, 1340 Lehigh, complimented the department on the quality of its staff. He also reviewed his stance regarding the trail connectors. The Transportation Department has agreed to study the I lwy 93 & Hwy 128 intersection to see if it warrants a signal. AGENDA ITEM 5 John D'Amico gave a presentation describing the property and explaining the financial arrangement with the county for each of the three acquisitions proposed. Larry MacDonnell moved that the OSBT approve thejoint purchase with Boulder County of approximately 70 acres in fee and 13 shares of Left Hand Ditch Company water located approximately '12 mile south of Saint Vrain Road and 'A mile west of North 49" Street from Michael and Charlene Ryan for S 1,397,500.00, not including $11,000.00 for immediate property improvements for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes and recommend that City Council approve the purchase and authorize the City Manager to execute the documents needed to complete the purchase. Linda Jourgensen seconded and the motion passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 6 There was some discussion about this acquisition because of its unnatural condition. It was decided that it could be improved and would benefit the system in many ways. Sean Kendall moved that the OSBT approve the joint purchase with Boulder County of approximately 71 acres in fee, 30 shares of The Swede Ditch Company water and 33 units of Colorado-Big Thompson water located approximately %i mile south of the southeast corner of Saint Vrain Road and North 65" Street from Oasis Direct Seven, LLC for $1,425,000.00 for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes and recommend that City Council approve this joint purchase and authorize the City Manager to execute the documents needed to complete the purchase. Linda Jourgenscn seconded and the motion passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 7 This is another joint purchase with the County and management responsibilities have not yet been detennined. This parcel is located in the "northern tier" area. Linda Jourgensen moved that the OSBT approve the joint purchase with Boulder County of approximately 65 acres in fee along with 22 shares of The Swede Ditch Company water located at the north west corner of Saint Vrain Road and North 65"i Street from Terre DeBison for $750,000.00 for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes and recommend that City Council approve the purchase and authorize the City Manager to execute the documents needed to complete the purchase. Linda Andes-Georges seconded and the motion passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 8 Jim Crain reported on a positive meeting he and Delani Wheeler had with Jim Bailey regarding the CU South Campus plan. Staff and Board continued their discussion on this issue. Bruce Bland, 1340 Lehigh, and Ricky Weiser, 4020 N. 75"' St., believed that plans for this area should consider its environmental value. Linda Andes-Georges moved that the Open Space Board of Trustees recommend changes to the second paragraph of the Open Space and Mountain Parks portion of the draft letter from Ron Secrist to Paul Tabolt to read: "Therefore, at this time the city does not recommend that any trails access occur onto open space from the CU South Campus site except for the existing trail access at the south end of the site east of Marshall Road onto the existing South Boulder Creek Trail. The city hopes that all trail development on the CU property will be the result of a cooperative dialogue between CU and the. city since there are grave concerns about increased habitat fragmentation along the South Boulder Creek I7oodplain. This area is rich in wetlands and is demonstrated habitat for several endangered species, and any discussion about access must reflect this. At this time, no new or additional accesses should be added to the open space in this important riparian habitat area." Chris Mueller seconded the motion and it passed unanimously. ADJOURNMENT- The mcetinQ adjourned at 10:10 .rn. TIME AND LOCATION OF ANY FUTURE MEETINGS, COMMITTEES OR SPECIAL HEARINGS: November 7, 201)1 *THIS FORM MUST BE SUBMIT'I'ED WITHIN FIVE DAYS FOLLOWING THE MEETING. SEND TO: G:',OSHT,S1 i %l M ARY` 03-03-(~). D(lC