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Special Meeting, Handout from Mike Patton & Jim Cram to Open Space Board of Trustees, List of import1 `~(~- ~ s/~b/O~ 1'1 ~ -P Czt~j ~ 0 $ 'g ? /n , .,_ ~ Memo May l l, 200t TO• Open Space Board of Trustees From Milce Patton and hm Cram, Co-Duectors Sub~ect: Request for Informaaon At our last OSBT meehng, you requested rhat we provide a l~st of potendal and ~mportant caprtal pro~ecu m the mountazn backdrop In conversanon ~xnth staff, we 6ave developed a list of proposed long-teim pro~ecu that are viewed as important enhancemenrs ro thu lughly vis~ble part of the OSMP system We have orgamzed the hst mto funcnonal categones and have mcluded esamated costs as well as a bnef pro~ect descnphon ~ I Restoreaon A Sawlull Hill Ponds -$20Q000 -llus 230-acre azea wartants a sigmficant mvestment m order to cap~tahze on its value as cnncally ~mportant hab~tat for migratory bvds (warerfowl) and other wildlife Removal of invasrve, noxious weeds, reintroducwg nahve vegetahon, contounng pond banks and bottoms, water conveyance ~mprovemenu, and puichase of water to retam muumum water levels for aquahc habttat aze some of the aspecu of tius pro~ect B McClinrock Nature Trazl - 520,000 - T1vs pro~ect would restore tlus important and lughly populaz, ,~ ,, urban ~aurface south of Chautauqua Aud~tonum Aspecu of the pro~ect would mclude con~ol of non-nanve vegetanon, 5re minganon (thmwng etc ), reconsuucnon of the fire access road and ~ revampmg the mteipretaave hail. C Histonc Halfway House- E3Q000 - H~stonc Halfway House ~s a populaz vuitor srop that could be sigmficantly impmved unth a relanvely small mvestment Some years ago a Sre scorched the mtenor of the buildmg aad, wlule it did no swctuial damage, certamly marred the build~ag's onginal appeal Cleaning and restorenoa of tvstonc mtenor roof beams as well as mmor mortar and wood repa~ will restore t6~s srte to a more ongwal condmon D Green Mountam Lodge -$100,000 - Green Mounram lodge ~s an ~mportant visuor desLnaaon and warrants a neaz tecm mves~ent for both estheac and strucrural roasons Cleazung and restonng the mtenor, ceplacmg the roof (mcludmg asbestos removal) and other shucnual repaus would s~gmficandy move thvs structure toward its ongmal condihon and avoid more s~guficant future E ma~n[enance Sunnse Amp}utheater - S 100,000 - Time has nanually caused degradaaon to the rock walls and staus that must be repaued to provide safety for the many visitors to tlus sue A review of the sue with the Ciry's R~sk Manager mduace that the addiuon of hand and guard rails on the staus and on some of the assoc~ated ~aiLs are also requued to meet roasonable safery standards F Long/Gregory Canyons -$200,000 - These canyons aze home to a number of sensiave and endangered species Unfortunately, the Counry road (FlagstaffRoad) above these canyons has caused sigmficant adverse envuonmental ~mpacts [nappropnate des~gn of the road has caused erosion and sed~mrntaaon problems from heavy ram, snowmelt and applicahon of wuirer mad tracUOn and deicmg matenals Restorahon m tlus azea would mclude ~mprovements to the drawage systems, possible modificanon to the road and rehabihtanon of areas damaged by sedunent Subtotal Cost - $650,000 ~w ~ '~r II. Construcuon/ADA Modificanons - We believe that an extremely important aspect of providmg access to the OS/IvIP system is the mclusion of ADA standards wherever possible Addressmg ADA ~ssues is mcluded m the Resource Protecnon and Visitor Use Management Plan and is also consutent with ovecall City policy A Sunnse Amphitheacer Accessible Tra~l - Cost 5200,000 (restoranon only) - The aznpluthearer us a lughly popular locaaoa where a ande vanery of evenu aze rouhne(y scheduled throughout most of the year A aail ~s reqwred here to allow wheelchau access from the pazlung azea to the amplutheater itself The ~ail will cross some dtfficult teaam w~th s~gmficant changes m grade and, as a result, will be qurte extensrve Imnal des~gn altemaaves ttave bern pmposed, however, the nature aad scope of th~s pro~ect w~ll requue sigmficant addiuonal staff hme We beheve dus aa~l ~s requued by the Ammcan's wuh D~sab~l~aes Act and that we mus[ begm construcnon dus yeaz B Lost Gulch -540,000 - M ADA accessible trail and v~ewmg azea for rhe Contmental Drvide was recendy consuucted m Lost Gulch. A new outhouse ~s the last step needed to make tlus populaz area fully accessible C Stone and Bluebell Shelters - S3Q000 - Modificauons to these shelters would mclude camped rnay pomts as well as accessible restrooms Subtotal Cost - $270,000 III Urban Interface Fue Miaganon - Crew-~ 116,000 /Sludder -S3Q000 - total S 146,000 The nsks of fire m the areas immediately ad~acent to densely populared azeas eris[ tluoughout t6e OS/MP system but are perhaps most pronounced w rhe mountam backdrop Addressing ttus problem u hme consummg and cosdy We are makmg progress but at current staffing levels the ~ ametable for sign~ficant minganon of Sre danger ~s well off mro the fumre The addmon of a six- person mingahon crew charged with forest thmnmg and removai and general management would ~'"' have important measucable impacts on reducmg urban inrerface fire dangers SubtotalCost- $146,000 N Greenhouse/Nursery Facihry - 24 x 66ft greenhouse and 5,000-sq foot nursery- total S 130,000 A greenhouse/nursery facihry of tlus capaciry could produce 20,000 plants per year Tlus yeaz alone we will purchase m excess of 520,000 worth of naave plan[ matenal If we were able [o propagate our own nanve piants for areas of t6e mountam backdrop as well as areas such as Sawlull Ponds we could save substanhal out of pocket cosu We beLeve that the full cost of ~uch a facihry could be amomzed m ten to twelve years Subtotal Cost - $130,000 Total Cost - $1,196,000 ~ ~ Lottery Fund Expenditures 1993 - 2001 * A" ` ~ ~ `~... Tnbutanes/Greenways $1,483,937 Acquisihons 4,243,174 Area III, Damon, Dry Creek 3,789,379 Greenleaf 439,975 Appraisals 13,820 Habitat enhancements, forest health mventory, 145,810 special studies Trazls refurbishment, Integrated Pest Mgt (IPM) and 452,326 restorauon efforts (Jr. Ranger Pro~ram, IPM crew and contractual spraymg and mowmg) m Mountam Parks, Boulder Reservoir and other natural azeas. Development 1,434,213 Foottulls Commumty Pazk 1,047,932 Pleasant View Fields 386,280 Art m the Park 59,000 Scott Carpenter Lighu 138,033 7,956,49^_ * 1993-2000 acmal expenditures 2001 pro~ected ezpenduures ** Total dcesn't mclude cost allocaaon, cuaent pro~ected fund balance, etc +* ~~^^ ~ Projected Beginning Fund Balance Projected Revenues Subtotal - Funds Available EXPENDITURES Art in the Park Greenways Cost Allocation Debt Service Subtotal Projected Expenditures Projected Funds Availabie Annually Pro~ected Lottery Fund Ca shflow 2002 - 2007 for PflAB OSBT Discussions OS/16/01 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 117,430 750,000 750.000 750.000 750,000 750.000 750.000 867,430 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 750,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,000 150, 000 150, 000 150, 000 150,000 150, 000 150, 000 18,354 18,795 19,246 19,727 20,467 20,467 416.577 304,344 304.344 304,344 304.344 304,344 592,931 481,139 481,590 482,071 482,811 482,811 274,499 268,861 268,410 267,929 267,189 267,189 0~ ~ttery Funds Avadable Cashflow for PRAB-OSBT_051601 xls - 5/1~ ~011 - 11 36 AM ~~