Loading...
4 - Matters from the Department; Intro of Frank Bruno, Columbia Cemetery Update, Board Liaison FinalCity of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department ~ MEMORANDUM TO: FROM: SUBJECT: Parks and Recreation Advisory Boazd Jan Geden, CPRP, D'uector of Parks and Recreauon Sarah DeSouza, Pazks and Recreation Administrator Matters from the Department DATE: May 7, 2003 A. Introducuon of Frank Bruno (no wntten mformation provided) B Columbia Cemetery U~date Please refer to Attachment I for the Columbia Cemetery update. C Boazd Liaison Final Assi n~ts Please refer to Attachment II for the Board haison fmal ass~gnments. D 2004-2009 Greenways Caprtal Improvements Program (CIP) Please refer to Attachment III-A and III-B for the 2004-2009 Greenways CIP DO NOT REMOVE - PRAB File Matenal E. Progress on Pazk Land Acquisit~on under the 1995 (0.25%) Sales Tax Imtiative Please refer to Attachment IV for mformation on the progress on park land acquisition under the 1995 Sales Ta~c Imuative F. Disposal of Pazk Property Please refer to Attachment V for mformation regazdmg disposal of pazk property. ~... . / r%~~, , ~, ~ ~ Parks and Recreation...The Benefits Are Endless! TM Attachments. ,^ ~..., Attachment I Columbia Cemetery update Attachment II Boazd liaison final assignments Attachment III 2004-2009 Greenways CIP Attachment N Progress on Pazk Land Acquisition under the 1995 (0.25%) Sales Tax Imtiatrve Attachment V Disposal of Pazk Property .~+w Attachment I Columbia Cemetery Update During the Mazch 2003 PRAB meeting relating to the discussion concerning the lowering of headstones at Columbia Cemetery, a question was raised by the Boazd concerning how long headstones could be lard flat on the ground without causing additional damages. Our headstone restoration contractor, David Via was contacted with this question Mr Vta stated that the risk of further damages depends on the type of stone, as well as the quality of the stone used for the headstone. Granite, for instance, u a very hazd rock that takes a lot of abuse Marble, on the other hand, may be more susceptible to damage, especially if it is of a poor quality. Our local sandstone (Lyons sandstone) is very hazd, but other sandstones from other sources aze usually not good candidates for headstones as they can erode Mr. Via further believes that potential for significantly increased suscepabilrty to damage when markers aze flat is a fallacy Mr Via reported rt has been his experience that this can be the case when mazkers aze lying UNSUPPORTED on the ground. Then, a larger surface azea is m direct contact with the ground and/or with the continuous moist conditions in the dirt. But headstones placed on lumber and/or softening material does not significantly increase the potential for further damages. Mr Via stated that if water collects in the carvings, it actually will etch them deeper, so that the carvings would be more enhanced Finally, he reminded us that we aze talking about geological time when rt comes to stone. He felt that keeping the markers horizontal for a few years (as opposed to a few decades or more) would not cause significant problems s^ ~.. Attachment II .~.. Boazd Liaison Fina] Assi ng ments CommitteeBoazd/Groun 1. New Pazks and Facihttes V almo nt/Footlu] 1sB V S D/C U 2. Art-tn-the-Pazk 3. Extstmg Pazks and Facihttes 4. Environmental Sub-Comtmttee/ Integrated Pest Management 5. Greenways 6. City of Boulder Pazks and Recreatron Foundation 7. Master Plan Anoomtees Hoge, O'Neill, von Bleichert Osborne, Hoge Stuller, Osborne, Sanford von Bleichert, Hoge, O'Netll von Bleichert (Hoge, alternate) Sanford, O'Neill Osborne, Sanford (von Bletchert, alternate) r~+ ti.. Attachment III-A CITY OF BOULDER ~ PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: May 19, 20113 (Agenda Item Prepazation Date• May 6, 2003) AGENDA TITLE 2004-2009 Greenways Capttal Improvement Program REQUESTING DEPARTMENT Jan Geden, CPRP, Director of Pazks and Recreafion Jeff Lakey, Supenntendent of Pazks and Recreatron Planning and Development Kate Bernhazdt, Associate Parks Planner FISCAL IMPACT Ongoing prior agreement to fund Greenways with $150,000 per year of lottery proceeds received by the Parks and Recreatron Department PURPOSE The attached 2004-2009 Greenways CIP is being provided as an mfonnadon item to the Pazks and Recreatton Advisory Boazd. BACKGROUND The Greenways Advisory Committee (GAC), comprising represematrves from the six advisory boazds that have a role in the Greenways Program, will be reviewing and making a recommendatron to the Planning Board on the Greenways CIP on May 21, 2003. Ed von Bleichert is the GAC representative from the Pazks and Recreation Advisory Boazd. ANALYSIS Two city departments each contribute to the Greenways program. Pazks and Recreatron, together with two Public Works Department Divisions including Transportation and Utilities /Flood Control each provide the program with $150,000 per yeaz, gtvtng the program a total of $450,000 annually to enhance related protects undertaken by the City r.r PUBLIC COMMENT AND PROCESS /-, .„w This item is being heazd at this public meeting as advertised in the Daily Camera. The public may comment on this ttem during citizen participation at Boazd meetings. STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS If you have any concerns or comments, please pass them along to Ed von Bletchert pnor to the GAC meeting on May 21, 2003. If you have any questions on this matenal, please contact Anme Noble at 303-441-3242 or nobleaC ci.boulder co us. Attachments 2004 Greenways CIP '"'~- ...~ .~+s, Attachment III-B CITY OF BOULDER INFORMATION ITEM FOR: OPEN SPACE BOARD OF TRUSTEES May 7, 2003 TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD -May 12, 2003 ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD -May 14, 2003 PLANNING BOARD -May 15, 2003 WATER RESOURCES ADVISORY BOARD -May 19, 2003 PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD -May 19, 2003 GREENWAYS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: May 21, 2003 SUBJECT: 2004-2009 Greenways Capital Improvement Program REQUESTING DEPARTMENT: Anne Noble -Greenways Coordinator BOARD ACTION REQUESTED: A recommendation from the Greenways Advtsory Comrmttee to the City's Planning Boazd and City Council concerning the proposed Greenways Capital Improvement Program is requested. FISCAL IMPACT: See attached Attached is information concerning the proposed 2004-2009 Greenways Captal Improvement Program (CIP) for review and consideration. A recommendation by the Greenways Advisory Committee to the city's Planning Boazd and Council is requested. Attachment A Greenways 2004-2009 Capital Improvement Program Overvtew Attachment B• Greenways 2004-2009 Capital Improvement Program Summary Sheet and Map Attachment C. Greenways 2004-2009 Protect Descnpuons r~ ~~ Attachment A _~ Attachment A ~... GREENWAYS 2004 - 2009 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM OVERVIEW The 2004 Greenways Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budget is $450,000. The Greenways CIP has been developed within the context of and is consistent with the Boulder Valley Comprehensive Plan (BVCP), the Transportation Master Plan (TMP), the Comprehensive Drainage Utility Master Plan (CDUMP), and the Greenways Master Plan. The city of Boulder Greenways System is comprised of a series of cotridors along ripazian areas including Boulder Creek and six designated tnbu[azies, which provide an opportunity to integrate multiple objectives, including habitat protection, water quality enhancement, storm drainage and floodplain management, alternative transportation routes for pedestrians and bicyclists, recreation and cultural resources In order to maximize the overlap of objectives and to coordinate projects along the Greenways, identification of projects for the 2004-2009 Greenways CIP was done as a team effort, combining input from Public Works (Utilities and Transportation groups), Pazks and Recreation, Water Quality and Environmental Services, and Mountain Parks and Open Space Transportation and flood utility projects were identified from the Transportatton Master Plan, the Comprehensive Drainage Utility Master Plan, and mtra-departmental meetings to determine project priorities and timing. Environmental projects were identified during the Master Plan "-- update process and were prioritized based on recent environmental studies, the overlap with other projects, and the feasibility and effectiveness of the project in meeting environmental goals. Maintenance of the Greenways system was reviewed as part of the Master Plan update process To address the identified deficiencies in maintenance and weed control, the 2002-2007 Greenways CIP specified $150,000 to be used for maintenance each yeaz This allocation was continued m the 2004-2009 CIP. "-he success of the habitat maintenance effort will be evaluated in the fall of 2003, following the second season of its implementation. This evaluation will be used to determine futiire funding levels m the 2005-2010 CIP POLICY ISSUES All projects m the 2004-2009 CIP will go through the CEAP process, either as part of a bigger flood or transportation project or as a sepazate project as indicated on the project status reports HIGHLIGHTS Highlights of Greenways projects included m the 2004 CIP focus on the Elmers Twomile Creek comdor from Glenwood Drive to [he confluence with Goose Creek Tlus project includes a trail connection, habitat restoration and flood improvements. Also shown in 2004 is funding for habitat restoration along the Goose Creek comdor just upstream of the confluence with Boulder Creek. The U S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently evaluating funding for a joint restoration project with the city in this reach of Goose Creek ~ The 2004-2009 CIP shows a reshuffling of funds from the 2003-2008 CIP The 2003-2008 ~... Greenways CIP focused on the Fourrmle and Wonderland Creek Comdors in order to coordinate ,~, Greenways protects with proposed flood improvements. The Flood Utility is currently m the ...~ process of developing a Flood Mitigation Master Plan for Fourmile and Wonderland Creeks. The Fourmile plan was anticipated to be completed m 2002 The preliminary plan assumed contaznment of spill flows from Fourrmle Canyon Creek based on direction from Cny Council. Based on comments from an Independent Review Panel, staff decided to delay the flood mitigation master plans for the Fourmile Canyon Creek and Wonderland Creek floodplains until the city could determine and implement a floodplam management policy that addressed the issues in a larger manner The Flood Study is expected to be completed in two yeazs. As a result, funding for projects along Fourrmle Creek and Wonderland Creek has been postponed to later yeazs m the CIP. In addition, funding that had been dedicated for projects along Fourrmle Canyon Creek in 2001, 2002 and 2003 will be diverted to other protects $200,000 was funded pnor to 2003 for trail and habitat improvements along Fourmile Canyon Creek from 26`h to 28`s Street (the "Elks protect") This money has been carried over and will be utilized for trazl, habitat and flood improvements along Elmers Twomile Creek, along with $25,000 shown in the 2003 CIP for a protect along Fourrmle from Broadway to 19`" Street. Funding shown in the 2003 CIP for habitat unprovements along Formile from Pleasantview soccer fields to 28`" Street will be utilized as part of the matching fund requirements for the Goose Creek restoration project. FINANCING Greenways protects aze funded from the Transportation Fund, Stormwater and Flood Management Utili[y Fund, and the Lottery Fund. Existing CIP expenditures aze estimated at ~ $450,000 per yeaz for the next six yeazs. Annual funding distribution for the Greenways Program for 2004-2009 is as follows• Transportation - $150,000 Flood Utility - $150,000 Lottery Fund - $150,000 RELATIONSIIIP TO OPERATING BUDGET The Greenways comdors are currently mamtamed by several work groups within the city, as well as outside organizations Tasks aze divided up by geographical locatron as well as by function The responsibility of each work group is descnbed below: • Boulder County Pazks and Open Space maintains the Boulder Creek path from the mouth of Boulder Canyon to Fourrmle Canyon • The city's Pazks and Recreation Department maintenance staff is responsible for maintenance of Greenways that traverse a city park, as well as the Boulder Creek Path from Eben Fme Pazk to 55`s Street. • The city's Street Maintenance is responsible for snow removal and general path maintenance (debris removal and sweeping) along all of the Greenways paths, except those portions of path mamtamed by the Pazks Department • The city's Open Space and Mountain Pazks Department is responsible for maintenance of natural, environmentally sensitive, or revegetated azeas on open space land and easements. Currently this includes portions of Boulder Creek east of 38w Street and '"~` Arapahoe Avenue and portions of South Boulder Creek from KOA Lake to Marshall ~°-~ Road. • Flood Utility Maintenance is responsible for maintaining the flood carrying capacity of all of the Greenways channels, which pnmazily involves removing tree limbs and downed trees from obstructing the flow in the channels, removal of channel sediment, and bank stabihzahon. • Urban Drainage and Flood Control Dtstnct (UDFCD) performs maintenance on sections of Boulder Creek and all tnbutazies included m the Greenways Program • Ctty Forestry, University of Colorado (CU), ditch companies, and Xcel Energy aze also involved m maintenance along the Greenways ,~^^ oa CITV OP BOULDER CAPITALIMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM GREEN WAYS PROGRAM 2004-2009 SUMMARY SHEET ?roJect LOCatlon Total Prole Eedmate Protected Protected 2006 Protected Ins Avenue Underpass • TIP funded Bear Creek Reach 1 Foumule Pkasanivl<w to 281h ••• nland Creek Footh0is to Draponel rk 26th m 28th de Broadway m I91h SI '• Goose Creek to Glenwood • Creek Restora0on ;nways Maintenance Salanes nee for admmrsimoon of proBraMprolab xlleneous - Greenways Opemun8 e 8 Reat Areas end S18rla8e Hablcet Survey and Comdor Assessment Mrsc Tred Connects and Improvements Mrsc Stream Resmm0on & Water Qualrty TOTAL GREENWAYSCIP lend Creek Faothllk m Dmgonal (WC3) k 26th m 281h 1FC3) k BroadweV to 19th SL (FC4) Twomde (ETCq (only Valmont Undepass) reek (GCI & GC2) SII 5437,1 5130 addiBonal funding from other departmtnlal budgeb ' money from 2003 Pourmile Broadway to t9tA will be used for Elmen "' money from 2003 Pourmile Pleanntview to 28th will be used for Cooee Creek !00,000 carry over from Pourmile 261h to 28th reallocated to Elmen In 2003 nnr/Recreatbn Water Quality Plood Uoderpaw Trail Rer/Pm BMPs Ta 5376,100 576,000 SI50.000 N/I 52.000.000 f2,602,1 5185,250 SI15,000 EO N/1 51,000,000 f1,300,7 5258,900 5128,289 550,0110 N/I 53,000,000 53,437,1 SI50,000 525,000 550,000 54,000,000 51,300,000 55,525,E SO 5900,000 52110,000 SO N/1 fL100,f /1 -not mduded m cost eshmace 5/112003 CIP200a 8009 ~ ( ( \>~ S 2004 - 2009 CIP Greenways Program Actachment B -- - - ~.- FourMde Cree - - --- ~ - - - HlghNghhrd Segments t -NbrMMaM Creek. Pegmtl `kvY b FoM1118 Pkwy 2-FOV MNS Creek 2Mhb29h Se _ __ 3-FOM MNe Creek &oWweyb l9CI SY e-Elmefs Two-M9e Creek C~aeveW Avb GOOSe Oeek 5-Caaoee Creek FaMileb Boukbr Creek E/me/s Two~-Mde Creek - - -- ~ bidi ewae i aer roe ~..... Q - n nn 1 Creek - -- --, North Goose Creek 5 __ - _ _ , outh Goose Creek ~. `u.+ :~se+'eMSU fine.. ..:+.1:°,rar+w~`.~'s}~xe$"ttt f,.. 2004-2009 CAPITAL IMPROV PROJECT STATUS ~'. 1' L'` ,~.a 5~~`~'~'~~firi' a~'~"~xk: ap14Nptyi,~,,a> '. 0 is protect includes environmental restoration to the Goose Creek corndors from Foothills Hwy to the confluent Boulder Creek and North Goose Creek Funding is being established in order to provide matching funds for a ssible federal restoration grant from the US Army corps of Engineers pro~ea Punding Prlor I 2004 I 2005 I 2008 I 2007 I 2008 I 2009 ~ ~~nY Over to'2009) to 2004 Attachment IV CITY OF BOULDER PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: May 19, 2003 (Agenda Item Prepazauon Date: May 6, 2003) AGENDA TITLE Progress on pazk land acquisition under the 1995 (0.25%) sales tax mitianve REQUESTING DEPARTMENT Jan Geden, CPRP, Director of Pazks and Recreation Jeff Lakey, Supenntendent of Pazks and Recreation Planning and Development Kate Bernhazdt, Assoctate Pazks Planner FISCAL IMPACT None .... PURPOSE The Pazks and Recreation Advisory Boazd (PRAB) expressed an interest m a staff update regazding the progress of the Neighborhood and Pocket Pazk Protect since the report of May 1999. This item is for the Boazd's mformafion. BACKGROUND The project began with goals established m the voter approved 1995 ballot and bonding language, that called for a maximum of 26 acres to be added to our netghborhood/pocket pazk inventory. ANALYSIS 1995 -Mid 1999 By May of 1999 staff had organized an acqutsiuon strategy and staff and had acquired three sites totaling 4.53 acres. 17`" and Alptne (.28 acres); Elmer's Two Mile (4 acres); and Lover's Hill (.25 acres). Mtd 1999 -Mid 2000 Two more sttes had been acqutred, adding 12.83 acres: Elk's (7.93 acres) and Valmont '~ Neighborhood Pazk (4.9 acres). Due to concerns regazding ongoing maintenance cost for new pazks and the long-term sustaznability of the pazk system staff recommended and the boazd '""'~ supported the revised goal of adding only four more additional sites (totaling 4.8 acres). The ""° Neighborhood and Pocket Pazk 1995 ballot issue project would then be considered complete Mid 2000 - 2003 Since mid 2000 four more sites have been acquired adding 6.43 acres to the neighborhood pocket pazk tnventory: Dakota Ridge (3 acres); Theater Site (approximately 1 acre); Mesa Memonal (1.73 acres) and the Tree Farm (.7 acre). The Neighborhood and Pocket Pazk Protect has added a total of mne sites (23.79 acres) to our pazk inventory and is complete. Other Sites Functiomng as Neighborhood or Pocket Pazk Sites Three other sites have been added to the City's tnventory of pazk land by donation. These include Fortune Pazk (.3 acre undeveloped), Eaton Pazk (25 acres undeveloped) and Tom Watson Pazk (32 acres developed when received). A fourth site not othetwtse accounted for above is the Angel Pines Tetmis Courts site (2 acres developed) that was purchased with Neighborhood and Pocket Pazk Funds as part of the Flatirons Golf Course buyout of the former Angel Pines Country Club With the other sites, the holdings acquired from 1995 to date include 83 09 acres PUBLIC COMMENT AND PROCESS '"~ This item is being heazd at this public meeting as advertised in the Dazly Camera. The public may comment on this item during citizen participation at Board meetings STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS Staff is providtng this information as an information report and no action is necessary "°~ Attachment V Disposal of Park Pmnertv ~...- Dunng the April PRAB meeting, the Boazd approved the disposal of parklands m the Linden Park azea. Ed von Bleichert ratsed questions about a proposal concerning maintaining trees in the pazk adjacent to the property owned by Robert and Andrea Feder. The proposal m the settlement agreement with the Feders grants them the ability to perform tree maintenance activities wrtlun a 12 foot buffer zone surrounding their property. The tree maintenance easement language appeazed to be silent on the issue of chermcal applications on park trees in this easement area. Based on thrs question, the language in Mr. Feder's agreement with the Cny has been amended to add the requirement that "any application of pesticides or other agriculture chemicals shall be consistent with the City's policies for pazk land and m consultation with City Forestry staff " The Planning Board unantmously approved an advisory recommendation to Ctty Council for the disposal of these pazklands. Council also unammously approved the drsposal of these pazklands at their May 6, 2003 meeting ~,"". r.., r•`~ ~..,,