Loading...
6A - 2003-2008 CIP Attachment H Summary Minutes~ Attachmen tH Summary Minutes • • ATTACHMENT H • City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Draft Excerpt Minutes May 20, 2002 ~ ~~ ~~ A. Public hearing and consideration of a motion to review and approve the 2003 Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Plan Presenters: Jan Geden, CPRP, Director, Parks and Recreation Kate Bernhardt, Acting Superintendent of Parks Planning and Construction Bernhardt informed the Board that revised budget projections provided in mid-May identified additional revenue shortfalls of $287,117 from the Permanent Parks and Recreation Fund (Fund 230) and $2,250,437 from the .25 Cent Sales Tax (Fund 118). Bernhardt informed the $oard that funding currently allocated for renovation and refurbishment would be preserved, thereby keeping the park system as healthy as possible and slow down the development of new and additional park and recreation facilities. Sanford remarked that one third of the budget was debt service. • Wining asked for clarification of go1F course expansion fee revenues being used for operating expenses. Geden replied that staff would have that information for the next meeting. She added that a business analysis was needed for~ the golf course because of cleclining revenues and not meeting their target. Hoge inquired about impacts for Valmont funding and the purchase of the Mountain Ocean building. Bernhardt replied that approximately $900 K had been set aside for the purchase of the Mountain Ocean building and was still available, along with any funds left over from development ofPhase I, Hoge inquired about availability of funds for acquisition of property or projects should they become available. Geden responded that the budget is a fluid document and allows for flexibility, von Bleichert added that it was likely that capital development dollars would be used when land acquisdtions become a possibility. The Publie Hearing was opened. No one spoke. The Public Hearing was closed. Wining moved, seconded by von Bleichert, that tha Parks and Recreation Advisory Board accept the staff recommendation on the budget revision and send that recommendation to City Council. • The motion passed unanimously (5:2 with 2 Board members absent). von Bleichert stated that there was general agreement to focus on maintenance and to consider acquisitions when possible. May 2Q 2002 PRAB Meeting Draft Exoerpt Minutes CITY OF BOULDER PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD AGENDA ITEM MEETING DATE: MAY 20, 2002 (Agenda Item Preparation Date: May 15, 2002 ) AGENDA TITLE: Action Item: Review and approval of the 2003 Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Program REQUESTING DEPARTMENT: Jan Geden, CPRP, Director of Parks and Recreation Kate Bernhardt, Acting Superintendent of Parks Planning and Construction Julya Bridgewater, Administrative Services Division Manager Chuck McBlwain, Administrative Analyst FISCAL IMPACT: The 2003 Capital Expenditure budget total is $7 million. PURPOSE: This is a request for the Board's approval of the Amended Parks and Recreation Capital Improvement Program (CIP). A downturn in future revenue assumptions has predicated the need to provide the Board with an amended CIP. The CIP will be forwarded to the Planning Board and City Council for final approval after approval by the Board. BACKGROUND: In April, the Board reviewed a proposed CIP which addressed reduced revenue projections for the .25 cent sales tax totaling $2,398,250 in the years 2002-2006. Revised budget projectioas provided in mid-May have identified additional revenue shortfalls of: $ 287,117 (2002-2008) Permanent Parks and Recreation Fund (Fund 230) $2,250,437 (2002-2006) .25 Cent Sales Tax (Fund 118) Staff has revised the CIP to address the additional revenue shortfalls as follows: ~ • .25 Cent Sales Taac Fund: Projected expenditures have been reduced for Foothills Community Park, Neighborhood • and Pocket Parks, and Flatirons Golf Course. These revisions reflect a policy direction to maintain the existing Park and Recreation system and to delay additional development of new park and recreation facilities. 2 ~ Permanent Parks and Recreation Fund: Projected expenditures have been reduced to Recreation Facilities Renovation and Refurbishment. Reduction in this funding has been selected in view of the fact that the City has made significant progress towards renovation and refurbishment of major recreation facilities over the past 6 years through an investment of over $18 million. The reductions in Recreation Facility Renovation and Refurbishment is designed as a short term solution and will be revisited when revenue projections turn around. The attachxnents which the Board reviewed in April have been updated to reflect the additional revenue shortfalls. Attachment A: This table shows the original funding allocations for the 2003 CIP as provided to the Board in Apri12002. Attachment B: This table shows the revised funding allocations for the 2003 CIP. Attachment C This graph and table shows the reductions in proposed expenditures for specific capital projects. Attachment D: This graph and table is a summary of revised revenue projections. Attaclunent E: The Fund Overview Sheets are included for reference only. These will be forwarded to Planning Board and City Council along with the approved Parks and Recreation CTP. • In the April meeting, Board members requested additional information on specific elements of the CIP. This information is provided below: Question: When will the Lottery funded debt service for Area III city park property be retired? This debt service, $304,444 for 2002-2007 and $169,834 in 2008, will retire in 2005. Question: Clarify how Lottery Funds will be distributed between Parks and Recreation, Open Space and Mountain Parks, and Public Works? Please see the Lottery Fund Overview Sheet, Attachment F. Question: Does the City have a commitment to develop the Dakota Ridge park within a specitic time frame? No. The City's contract to buy the park from the Dakota Ridge developer states that the City will reimburse the seller for 50% of the cost of the street and water installations surrounding the parksite and for 100% of the cost of installing street trees and establishing a dry land grass stand on the site. Funding was allocated in the 2001 CIP for these anticipated expenses. The contract also states that the City will design and construct appropriate improvements to the park property for use as a community or neighborhood • park using "reasonably diligent efforts to schedule, fund, design and conshuct such improvements". Question: • How might we fund the acquisition of park property if an opportunity arises? In 1996-1999, staff conducted a search for pazk acquisition sites to address under-served areas of the City based on the recommendations of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. Considering site availability, desirability, and cost, the Board directed staff to pursue specific park acquisitions through purchase or shared use agreements. These acquisitions included: Valmont City Park, Area III City Park, Elmer's Two Mile Park, Lover's Hill Park, Baseline school/park development, Elks Site Park, 17'" and Alpine, Hickory Park, and Holiday Drive-In Theater Pazk. These sites have been acquired. In view of the progress made to address under-served areas of the City by these park acquisitions, in 2000 the Board recommended that search for additional neighborhood park property be terminated and that the bonded funding for neighborhood and park acquisition be reallocated to fund the North Boulder Recreation Center. The cunent CIP provides $100,000 per year funding for park acquisition starting in 2007. Should a desirable site become available before that time, it might be funded through reallocating funding from other capital projects or from the $1,OOQ000 identified in 2004 for the Relocation of Existing Facilities at Valmont (2004). Question: How will the 2003 funding be used for the Foothills Community Park? Based on the reduction of expenditures identified for Foothills Community Park staff is proposing that Phase 2A and 2B development include: • 1. earthwork and infrastructure 2. limited pazking and walks 3. large group picnic shelters 4. utility services only to a future restroom 5. a children's play area and small public plaza 6. 2 volleyball courts 7. irrigation, landscaping, and site furniture 8. fencing only for a native grass covered dog exercise area 9. gravel fines trail system connection from parking to the dog exercise area and major trail system This work will be accomplished between 2002 and 2007. This projection does not provide for completion of the entire pazk. Staff recommends that additional development beyond Phase 2A'and 2B be reconsidered by the Board in 2003 or 2004, based on revenue projections at that time. How will the 2003 funding be used for the Flatirons Golf Course? This CIP Flatirons Golf Course Expansion budget is funded by revenues from the green fees. Last year revenues did not provide sufficient funds to meet the budgeted amount and the City Council approved use of capital expansion fee revenues for operating expenses. In 2002 and 2003, a portion of the revenues collected in past years will be used to complete additional planning work requested by the Board for Phase 2 of the Golf Course • Master Plan. This funding will also be used to proceed with the design and planning process to install protective fencing for the driving range. 4 • ANALYSIS: The revised 2003 CIP addresses anticipated .25 Cent Sales Tax and Permanent Parks and Recreation Fund revenue shortfalls by preserving funding for renovation and refurbishment while reducing funding for new capital projects or property acquisitions. As sales taac revenues improve, funding will be restored for oapital construction and acquisition. PUBLIC COMMENT AND PROCESS: Citizens are invited to comment on the CIP at this meeting. Additional public comment may be provided at the Planning Board and City Council review of the CIP later this year. STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends that the Board approve the 2003 CIP as shown in the attachments. ATTACHMENTS: ATTACHMENT A: Capital Expenditure Budget by Major Category as of May 2002 (Table) ATTACHMENT B: Capital Expenditure Budget by Major Category as of April 2002 • (Table) ATTACHMENT C: Budget Reductions By Project (Graph and Table) ATTACHMENT D: Revenue Reductions By Year (Graph and Table) ATTACHMENT E: Fund Overview Sheets • 5 CITY OF BOULDEI2, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING SUMMARY FORM NAME OF BOARD/COMMISSION: Water Resources Advisory Board DATF Or MEE1'ING: April 15, 2002 NAME(I'ELEPHONE OF PERSON PREPARiNG SIIMMARY: Robin Madel, 303-44111073 NAMLS OR MCMB~RS, COUNCII., ST ~~ AND INVITED GUESTS PRESENI': BOARD MEMBERS -Robert Fiehweg, Jean~ette Hillery, Gil Barth, Vicki Naber and Ken Wilson STAFr-Ned Williams, Carol Linn, Bob Harberg, Nancy Steinberger, Randy Crittenden, Robin Madel, secretary WIIAT TYPE OF MEETING (BOLD ONE) [REGULAR] [SPECIAL] [QUASI-NDICIAL] Agenda Item 1- Introductions and Election oP New OSYicers: Jeanette IIillery nominated Bob Fiehweg as board chair. Gil BaMh seconded. The vote was 5-0 in favor of the nominAtion. Vicld Naber nominated Gil Barth as board vice-chair. Jeanette ]Hillery seconded, The vote was 5-0 in favor uf the nomination. Jeanette Iiillery nominated Vicki Na6cr as board secretary, Gil Bu~th seconded, ~ The vote was 5-0 in favor of the nomination. • Agenda Item 2- Call to Order The meeting was called m order at 7:08 n.m. • Agenda Item 3- Approval of March 18, 2002 Meeting Minutes Jeannette Hillerv motioned to Approve the minutes fram March 18, 2002. Vicki Naber seconded. ~ The vote was 4-0 in favor of the motion. Ken Wilson abstained becaase he is new tu the board and did not ~ ettend the March 2002 meetine. Agenda Item 4-General Citizen Participation There was none. ~ General Citizen Participation was closed. Agenda Item 5- StafPpresentation and discussion abmd the draft 2003 Utilities budget, including possible rete ~ increases to the monthly water/sewer/Flood utility bill, the druft Capital Improvements Program (CIP), and possible rate increases to the Plant Investment Fee (PIE~ (Carol Linn and Bob Harberg). ~' Carol Linn and Bob Harberg discussed the fund financials and the capital improvement programs for the water utility fund, the wastewater fund and the flood control utility fund. Ned Williams discussed the Tributary Greenways CIP. Ned William~ said that the budget will be discussed further at the May 2002 meeting and will be presented for a public hearing•and WRAB recommendation in June 2002. W illiams asked the WRAB to review the budget information and let the staff know at the May meeting if they have any areas of concern or issues. Water Resources Advisory Board Summary Minutes April I5, 2002 • 6 Agenda Item G - A. Mattcrs from Staff • Nancy Steinbereer discussed the Commttnity Environmental Assessment Process (CEAP) for flood protection • levee reconstruction and improvements along Bear Canyon Creek from Foothills Parkway to Arapahoe Avenue. The levee that exists along Harrison Avenue, which was cons[ructed in 1977, does not meet freeboard requirements. The city is proposing to correct the problem and perform some environmental improvements along Bear Canyon Creek as well as use part of the Greenways budget to provide some water quality improvements in the creek. The hospital that is being constructed will front the money to conduct the improvements and the city will refund tl~e hospital over time. The issue will be presented as a public hearing at the May 2002 WRAB meeting. • Bob Flarbere discussed the flood protection Master Plans For Fourmile Canyon Creek and Wondedand Creek. EIarberg discussed the background of the project and why the master plans were written. The flood maps were initiatly inaccurate and a significant amount ofdevelopment has occurred along the creeks. The plans were presented at a public meeting in March 2002. Most of the comments the staff received were supportive of the plans. The city will need to acyuire e~sements and some properties to complete the recommended al[ernative. 'Che report evlluated impacts to downstream property owners, especially those homes that are right next to thc creek. The issue will come back to the WRAB for a public hearing at the lune 2002 meeting. • Ned Williams announced the Lakewood Pipeline groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, May 3, 2002 and gave an update on the pipeline project. • Ned Williams gave an update on tl~e Boulder-Lafayette pipeline projecY. The issue has gone before the Boulder County Planning Commission as part of the County's 1041 permit process. The issue will be presented for completion at the May 2, 2002 County Commissioner's meeting. • Ned Williams discussed some upcoming tour dates that were established as paR of the City Council's Environmental Goals Group. Friday, Apri126, 2002, 3 p.m. will be a tour of the Betasso and Aoulder Canyon Hydroelectric Facilitias. Priday, May 17, 2002, 3:30 p.m. will be a tour of the 75`~' St. wastewater treatment plant. • Ned Williams discussed the potential sale oF Windy Gap water to the city oFLouisville. If the sale actually goes forward, the issue will be presented to the WRAB for consideration of a recommendation to the City Council. • • Ned Williams gave a bricf update on the Mapleton Mobile Home Park and what the city intends to do with the site. • Ned Williams announced that the Middle Boulder Creek Water Source Management Work Plan (MBCWSMWP) will be presented to the WRAB at the May 2002 meeting for consideration of a recommendation to the City Council. • Ned Williams discussed concerns about a possible drought in BoiAder this summer. Williams said that [he city will noi be vulnerable to the effects until a 2nd or 3`d year of drought. He also said that the city has a diversified portfolio for source water. • Ned Williams asked Gil Barth if he is interested in remaining as the WRAB representative to the Greenways Advisory Committee, Barth said that he is. • Ned Williams asked the board about rescheduling the May meeting and deciding the location of future meetings. The WRAB decided to remain at the City Yards location and to move the May meeting to Monday, May 13, 2002. The board voted to update the location of the meeting in the by-laws. Jexnette Hillerv motioned to amend the by-laws. _ Bo6 Fiehwea seconded the motion. The vote was 5-0 in favor of the motion. R. Matters from the Bonrd ~ • Vicki Naberannounced that tl~e Northern District oFthe Colorado Water Conservancy is going to give a tour of the Colorado-Big Thompson water project. • Jeannette Hillerv announced that the League of Women Voters will be conducting a tour of flood plains in boulder on Apri128, 2002. • Jearmette Hillerv announces that the League of Women Voters wil! be speaking to the Denver Post on Wa7er Resources Ad~~isory Qaard Summnry Minutes Apri! I5, 2002 • 7 CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING SUMMARY FORM NAME OFBOARD/COMMISSION: Water Resources Advisory Board • DATE OF MEE1'ING: May 13, 2002 NAMF/LELEPHONE OF PERSON PI2EPARING SUMMARY: Robin Madel, 303-441-4073 NAMES OF MEMBERS, COUNCIL, STAFF AND INVIT'~D GUESTS PRES~NT: BOARD tYIEMSERS -Robert Fiel~weg, Jeannette Hillery, Gil Barth, Vicki Naber and Ken Wilson STAFF - Ned Williams, Carol ~llinghouse, Joanna Stansbury, Craig Skeie, Jim Creek, Curt Thompson (GEI Consultants) Nancy Steinberger, Vanessa Bonner, secretary WfIAT TYPE OF MEETING (ROLD ONE) [RCGULAR] [SPECIAL] [QUASI-1UDICIAL] Agenda Item 1- Call to Order The meetine was called to order zt 7:07 n.m. Agendn Item 2- Approval of Apri115, 2002 Meeting Minutes Bob Fiehweg motioned to approve the minutes from Apri115, 2002. Ken Wilson seconded. The vote wes 5-0 in favor of the motion. Agenda Item 3-Ceneral Citizen Participation There was none. General Citizen Particiaation wns closed. Agenda Item 4-Public hearing and WRAB recommendation to City Council on the recommendations contained within the draR Middle Boulder creck Water Source Management Work Plan that includes Barker Meadow Reservoir (stnff-Joanna Stansbury). Carol F.llinghouse and CuM Thomnson discussed the contents of the feasibility study being done to evaluate • recreation at Barker Reservoir. Thompson discussed collection of weather data for cottelation with previously recorded data. Also discussed were security, emergency response and law enforcement. The negative visual impact of boating and the carrying capacity for boating on Barker Reservoir were discussed as were community sentiment about boating. Water quality protection and fisheries management were discussed. Thompson said ihat for the city the primlry function of Barker Reservoir is its use as a water supply system. Boafing is a secondary function. Ken Wilson motioned to approve the recommendntion as written and recommended continuing even with small modifications. Vicki Neber seconded the motion. The vote was 5-0 in favor of the motion. Agendn Item 5-Public hea~~ng and WRAB recommendation to City Council on the Flood Protection Levee Reconsh•uction and Improvements along Bear Canyon Creek from Foothills Parkway to Arapahoe Avenue Community Environmental Assessment Process (CEAP) (staff-Nancy Steinberger). Nancy Steinber,ger discussed the need for the CEAP and preliminary design details. She also discussed the public process that has been conducted to date. The project came together because of construction of the new hospital. Citizen Participation ~ Jerrv Schneider,1520 FIarrison Ave., Roulder 80303, is the president of the homeowners association for townhouses that are impacted by the project. He said he has been pleased with the opportunity for public input on the project. He said he is concemed about the impact of the project on groundwater around the townhouses and he is concerned that the construction will cause the loss of trees around the townhouses. Water Resources Advisory Baard Summnry Minutes May 13, 2002 • $ Bo6 Fiehwee said that the city has great reverence for trees and will do whnt is possible to preserve them. Citizen PaMicipution was closed. Constructiot~ on the levee will take place at the end of the summer 2002. They discussed possible ecological • impaets ofthe project. Gii Bnrth motioned to accept the CEAP us written. Ken Wilson seconded the motion. The vote was 5-0 i~ favor of tNe motion. Agenda Item 6- StaTf presentation and discussion about the draft 2003 Utilities budget, including possible rate increases to the monthly water/sewerHlood utility bill, the draft Capital Improvements Progrnm (CIP) and possi6le rate inereases to the Plpnt Investment Fec (PIP') (staff-Nod R'illiems). .'~.~~ Ned Williams discussed additional cost considerations based on some in-house developments, including security enhancements, required water quality testing, fire hydraut testing and new features of the floodplain management program. Williams discussed the sources of funding from utility rates and from sales tax. The stafFis funded primnrily through utility rates. Williams said that the city is being fiscally conservative given the drought conditions and the sales tax issues. Agenda Item 7- A. Matters from the Board . Vicki Naber discussed a study being done by the GPA to ev2luate the types of drugs that are flushed into the water system. • Ken Wilson asked about the status of Che drought and the water supply. Williame said that the snow witl add a little to the teservoir storage system but the water in storage is insufficient to meet the city's needs until Apri] 2003 if the demand this year is the same as last yenr. Williams asked for vuluntary water conservation measures to be taken, with the possibility of mandatory restrictions in June if necessary. Witiiams said the city is getting good coopcration From the other city departments. [Ie also discussed water conservation efforts at CU. The issue will go to the City Council on May 21 to discuss changes to the ordinance that would raquire mandatory w2ter conservation efforts. 'The current water conservation program is 10 years old. Wi!]iams answered questions about Barker Reservoir, ditches, fish viability and the Canyon waterline replacement project. • • BoU Fiehweg thanked [he staff for the party a[ the Lakewood Pipeline groundbrcaking ceremony. He asked to have Craig Skeie's video that was shown at the ceremony shown at the next WRA[3 meeting. B. Matters from Staff Ned Williams • Announced a tour of the Wastewater Treatment Plant on Friday May 17 at 3:30. • Discussed the Lafayette I3oulder pipeline project. He said the County Commission would look at the site and reconvene on May 23. • Discussed the sale of 6 units of Windy Gap water to Louisville. • Mentioned an article in the Daily Camera about the closure and monitoring of the Marshall Landfill site. • Said that the master plan for Fourmile Canyon Creek and Wondedand Creek floodplains is being dclayed until the city is abla to determine and implement a floodplain management policy that addresses the issues in a lareer manner. Agenda Item 8-Adjournment ~ Bob I~'iehwce motioned to edjourn the meeting. ICen Wilson seconded the motion. The vote wes 5-0 in favor of tfie mofion. 1'he meeting was adjourned at$:55 p.m. Date, Time, and Locetion of Next Meeting: Monday, June 17, 2002, 7:00 p.m., regular meeting, at the City Municipal Services Center conference room. Water Resourees Advrsory Board Sumn~ary Minutes iL1ay 13, 2002 • 9 CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO AND COMMiSSiON5 MEE1'ING Si71VD DATE OF MEET7NG: June 17, 2002 • NAME/CEL~PHONE OF PERSON PREYARING SUMIVIARY: Robin Madel, 303-441-4073 NAMES OF MEMBERS, COUNCIL, STAFF AND IIWPCED GUESTS PRESENT: BOAItD MEMBERS- RobeR Fiehweg, Jeannette Hillery, Gil Barth, Vicki Naber and Ken Wilson STAFF - Ned Williams, Chris Rudkin, Curry Rosato, Carol Ellinghouse, Paul Lander, Bob Harberg, Carol Linn, Robin Madel, secretary WIIAT TYPE OF MEETING (BOLD ONE) ~R~Gi7LAR~ [SP~CIAL] [QUASI-NDICIAL] Agenda Item 1- Call to Order The meetin~ was called to order at 7:10 p.m. Agenda Item 2-Approval of May 13, 2002 Meeting Minutes Ken Wilson motioned to approve the minutes from May 13, 2002. Jeannette Hillerv seconded. The vote was 5-0 in favor of the motion. Agende Item 3-General Citizen Participation Peter Richards, 407 Uuiversity, Boulder, 80302, spoke about the unavailability of water use records, especially for large water users such as the Green Hill Cemetery and White Wave Tofu. Richards said he has asked about getting copies of water t~se records and was told that they are unavailable. He appaaled to the W RAB to encourage the staff to make those records available to the public, similar to the manner in which encrgy use records are available to the public. Ned Williams said that the reason that information is not available is because of the way the data is stored, however the city is compiling a list of the 10 largest water users in the city that will be made ~vailable to the public. General Citizen Participation was cbsed. Agenda Item 4- Stnff presentation nnd update on the 2002 drong6t, including information about city of Boulder water supplies, water restrictions, enforcement and goal tergets (Chris Rudkin, Curry Rosato, Cerol Ellinghousc and Paul Lander). ~hris Rudkin discussed the prediction for streamflow based on snow pack. The certainty is only 20% in April but • climbs to 50% in May.1'he cily will not know unti! May 2003 whether the drought will continue. Carol Ellin hng ouse disc~ssed the probability of having a severe drought for 2 years in a row. The current conservation program will ensure that the city's water needs would be met until Apri12003. The staff is evaluating whether additional water use restrictians will be necessary. The city's goal is to reduce watec demand by 25%. The city has made strides to significantly reduce its own water use. Additional restrictions could iuclude banning outdoor iirigation. Ellinghouse said that the city is letting the obligatory minimal amount of streamflow pass through Barker Dam. The city is currently meeting the in-stream flow program needs but may I~ave to change that if diversions to Boulder Creek change. Cum Rosato gave a PowerPoint presentation that she has prepared for citizen groups about the drou~ht si[uation. The WRAB complimented the staff for the program that has been established so far and commended them for the public information campaign that has been conducted. The staff noted that the Boulder community has been quick to respond to the city's water conservation requirements and has exceeded all requirements so far. In the long mn, the city will convene citizen groups to continue evaluating the drought situation and the appropriate response, Ned Williams and Bob Harberg discussed the integrity of the water storage and delivery system. The city is undertaking a program to fix existing leaks. Harberg said that the system is in pretty good shape and that the percentage of loss in the system is 7 or 8°/a, Typical loss is around 10%. Williams discussed the enForcement program aud Chris Rudkin said that the call handling system that the staff has Water Resotmces ~ldvisory Board Sumn~ary Minules June !7. 2002 • 10 • --'---'~ • • initiated seema to be fairly effective. Agenda Item 5- Public hearing and WI2AB recommendation to the Plnnning Board and City Council on the proposed 2003 Budget, including the proposed rete increases to the monthly utiliTy bill (water, wastewater and Oood wntrol) and the 2003-2008 Capital Improvement Progrem (Carol Linn and Bob Harbcrg). arol Linn reviewed the specifics of the water, wastewater and flood and stormwater management funds for 2001 aud 2002. There were some ~dditional sources of revenue that were reported that had not been discussed before. Bob Hacberg discussed the specifics of the Capital Improvement Program for 2003. Jcannette Hillerv motioned to approve the water, wastewater and tloodplnin nnd storm water management budgets as presented. V~cki Naberseconded. Ned Williams asked if the motion includes WRAB support for the proposed rate increases of 3% for water, 12% foc wastewater and 6% for floodplain and storm water management. The board discussed the rate increases and voiced their support for the increases. The vote was 5-0 in favm~ of the motion. Agenda Item 6- A. MaKers from the Board Jeannetta Hillerv announced the formation of a Barr Lake stakeholders group forrning through the Colorado DepaMment of Public Health and Environment. The group will contain downstream ditch users and will examine water quality issues in the Barr Lake arca. There will be a tour of Ban Lake on July 1 l. . Bob Fiehwee announced that the state has published a list of impaired waters in the state. It is the 303d list. B. Matters from Staff • Ned Williams said [hat Lakewood Pi eline construction is underwa . Agenda Item 8 - Adjournment The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m. Date, Timc, flnd Location of Next Mceting: , Monda , Jul 15, 2002, 7:00 .m., re u12r meetin , at the Ci Munici al Services Center conference room. Water Resources Advisory Baard Summary Minutes June 17, 2002 11 CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING SUMMARY FORM NAME OF BOARD/COMMISSION: Transportation Advisory Board • DATE OF MEETING: June IQ 2002 NAME/TEL~PHONE OF PERSON PREPARING SUMMARY: Robin Madel, 303-441-4073 NAMES OF MEMBCRS, COUNCIL, STATP AND INVITED GUESTS PRES~NT: BOARD MEMIIERS -TAB: 7ohn Tayer, Jim Rettew, Brant Liebmann, Jeny Wyss, Krista F3olland STAFF- Tracy Winfree, Marni Ratzel, Clvis Jones, Noreen Walsl~, Molly Winter, Dave Bradford, Bill Cowem, Randall Rutsch, Michael Fenny, Mike Gardner-Sweeney and Robin Madel, secretary WHAT TYPE OF iVIECTING [R~GULAR] Yre-meeting dinner with Walk and I3ike Wcek Coordinators. Marni Ratzel and Chris Joncs from GO IIoulder attended the dinner and discussed the plans fhat have been made for the 2002 Walk and Bike Week. Agenda Item 1- Call to Order The meetine was called to order Rt 6:02 p.m. Agenda Item 2-Approval of Minutes . Minutes from the May 13, 2002 meeting were not approved because the accuracy of the wording of the motion made for the Longwood NPP was questioned. There were other cl~anges as well and it was decided that the minutes would be verified and corrected where necessary and resubmitted for approval. Agenda ltem 3- General Citizen Participation Premenn, P.O. Box 1038, Boulder 80306, spoke about bike signage, He said that the minutes from the May meeting did not accurately reflect what he is asking for in terms of bike signage. He is asking for a general rule to be put into place fhat bike signs have to be visible to bikers. He discussed several specific examples during the last meeting and said that he had noticed several more examples on this day as welL He said that since the city is willing to put up signs that work for cars they should be willing to do the same for bikers. Hc asked to have signs posted on Hawthorne. General Citizen Participation was clased. • Agenda Item 4-Public hearing and reconsiderntion of a recummendation to City Council on the Longwood Neighborhood Permit Perking (NPP) District (Kate Patterson). John Tayer stated that it is the prerogative of any TAB member to reconsider a motion they voted foc Molly Winter and Dave Bradford provided clarification about the Longwood NPP to the TAB in case the TAB decided to reconsider the motion. Winter said that it was not clear that Gillaspie could be included in the NPP under the motion made by the TAB in May because it was not part oFthe staff proposal and did not receive a proper public hearing. Winter also said that the city's policy for inclusion oFa street in a NPP is that the adjacent property owner must indicate their support for inclusion in the zone. In this case, the proper[y owner, the Boulder Valley School District, has taken a neutral stance on the issue. Also, if Gillaspie is included in the zone, there is the potential that the existing parking reshictio~s could change. If the north side of Gillaspie were included in zone, the schoo) would be eligible for business permits of an indeterminate number. There is also the issue of displacement of vehicles from the north side of Gillaspie to other neighborhoods. TAB Questions TAB questions covered whether inclusion of Gillaspic in the zone is considered contignous and whether an issue has ever come back to the TAB for reconsideratioa They also asked questions about righ[-of-way, the definition of business and whether a scHool is considered a business, the number oF commuter permits within the zone, and [he public process involved in creating the zone. ~ Citizen Participation Linda Nea.1715 Gillaspie Dr., Boulder, 80305, says she is one of the 3 residents that uses the steep driveways at the top of Gillaspie. She said if parking is allowed on the north side of Gillaspie, when driving conditions are bad, it will be daneerous. Transportation Advisory Itoard Summary Mlnutes June10,2002 • 12 Bob Kershna, 4410 Hestings Dr., Boulder, lives at the corner of Ludlow and Hastings and said that iFthe cars are displnccd, they will come to his neighborhood He said he is in favor of a plan to limii parking and the Longwood NPP is not a fair solution that will solve the problem. • John Mersha11,1707 Gillnspie Dr.,l3oulder, 80305, said that the majority of the property owners on Gillaspie favor inclusion in the NPP zone and that is in keeping with the city's policy. He said that the BVSD aud the city are onty 2 of tha property owners. Den A. Vowell, ll90 Hartfm•d Dr., Boulder, 80305, says he is a mail carrier in the potential zone area. He said if the City Council is not clear about the safety concerns he would like to make them cleac He said that if the parking reshictions were changed on the south side of Gillaspie, he would be in danger when delivering maiL He also saiQ he went to a financial advtsor whose of£ce is on Greenbriar and he had to park way down on Longwood. Hal e al, 1765 Gillaspie Dr, Baulder, 80305, is against restricted parking on the north side of Gillaspie but thera is a safety issue if parking is allowed on the south side. He said he believes the north side of Gillaspie is the perfect overflow for the parking problems at Fairview, which he said are caused by the open enrollment that encourages driving. He said he moved into the area knowing that tlie school lot was there. Swtt Ladner, 5436 Illini Way, Boulder, 50303, gave. a packet of infoimation to go with his presentation. He concluded that parking on Gillaspie is necessary and not dangerous and he referred ro the safety study performed by the city skaff. He said without parking on Gillaspie, there will not be adequate parking. He also said that Tl~e schod couldn't limit driving. If Gillaspie is included, the parking problems will move to other neighborhoods, Brittany Smith, 4565 Dflrley Ave., Boulder, 80305, discussed the photos that were included in the packet presented by Scott Ladner. She said the cars extend from Greenbriar, down Gillaspie to KittrelL She said the students counted only 10 more additional spaces. She also said that the students diddt have much ofa chance to get parents and teacliers together because of the close timing. Mike Abbousse, 201 Ridge Rd., Boulder, said it is safe and necessary for students to park on the north side of Uillaspie. He said that more neighborhoods would petition to hecome an NPP zone. The stiidents will use the adopt -a-streeE program to keep the streets elean and he thanked evetyone fur their time. L,inda Jacobson, 4390 Ludlow St., Boulder, 80305,had work done on har House and had ro deal with the parking issues. She doesn't want extra traffic on her street. Sha asked for no parking zones of 1 or 2 vehicles to incraase visiUility. She also said that people on Kittrell are talking about initiating an NPP zone. Jnmes Bnsh, 1785 Gill~spie Dr., Boulder, 80305, said he is directly impacted by student parking. He said that • [here shouldn't be parking on the south side of Gillaspie because of safety concems. He said the parking situation on the north side of Gillaspie would have little bearing on his situation. Noel Clark, 3106 Kittrell, Boulder, 80305, says there will be problems if parking is restricted on the north side of Gillaspie. He said Kittrell would look for inclusion into the zone if that happens. He is in favor of longer-term solutions. He says one optiott is to put the problem back on the school to build a parking structure that would be paid for through parking feas. Karla Bielanski, 4310 Ludlow St., Boulder, 80305, said sUe is concerned about the displacement of cars and is opposed to a plan that doesn't more fully solve the problem. The longer-term solution would be to build a parkiug structura. ~ Hamid Fardi, 3100 Kittrell St., Boulder, 80305, initially tl~ought he wouldn't be affected by the parking issues but says he will eventually be affected. He said the school district must be evolved into finding a long-term solution. 1'he longer-term solution will affect property values. Citizen Pnrticipation was closed. TAB Comments There was significant discussion about the wording versus the inte~tion of the motion made durin~ the May 13 meeting. John Tayer said he would be willing to reconsider the motion to correct any misunderstanding He said that the staff should have been able to evaluate the option the TAB advocated. He said he thinks that staff should [ake the issue back to the neighbors. After considerable discussion abou[ the options available, Jerty Wyss motioned to reconsider the motion. There was no sacond. John Tayer said that one of the key issues is the treatment of the school as a business. Molly Winter said that she believed that an institution is not considered a business but she asked to have interpretation about the issue from the City Attorney's Office. He also said that he wanted clarification about whether the south side oFGillaspie was included in the motion made during the MaY Transporlation Advisay Board Summary Minutes Jtme 10, 2002 • 13 meeting so residents could purchase permits. Molly Winter said that based on her conversations with one of the city's attorneys, the north and south side of the streets are considered to be within the NPP zone. Jim Rettewmotioned to indade the south side of Gillaspie in the Longwood Neighbor6ood Permit Parking program withont a change to the existing parking restrictions. • llrant Liebmann seconded the motion. The vote was 4-1 in favor of the motion. Jerry Wyss opposed the motion. Molly Winter ~sked for guidance about the fact that the property owner on the north side of Gillaspie did not ask to be in the zone. John Tayer said that the policy is to get the majority of the property owners to petition for [he zone. The issue of whether that is appropriate is a topic for another discussion. Agenda Item 5- Public hearing nnd consideration of a recommendation to City Council on changes to City Gode reg~rding the issue of Sidewalk Vegetation Removal (Noreen Walsh and Walt Fricke). Noreen Walsh said that the city is in Phase II of the sidewalk vegetation removal program. Walt Fricke said that the issue fits into a sct of rules that govern pi~blic right of way. TAB Questions TAB questions include using grass as landscaping, details of concrete piping placed in the gutter, sprinkler locations and their impacts on bikers and pedestrians, sidewalks and obstructions in alleyways. Citizen Participation ena, P.O. Box 1038, Boulder 50306, said he was concerned about objects in curbs and alleys. He said he frequently observes people walking in alleys. He said unless there is an obstruction in an alleyway, why bother asking someone to move landscaping. He said that the city has been opposed to the Hollywood curb but he said it is a great way for bikers to get out of the way of cars. Citizen Participation was closed. TAB Comments Comments included a discussion of curb cuts and obstructions on sidewalks. Jerry W~ motioned [o recommend approval of the staff recommendation to City Council on changes to the City code regnrding the issue of Sidewalk Vegetation Removal with a further ~ recommendation that the staff broaden the de6nifion of grass iu the alley-way to include other non- obstivcting vegetation materials. ~{rista Hollend seconded. Thc vote was 5-0 in favor of the motion. Agenda Item 6- Public hearing and consideration of a recommendatian to City Council on the Year 2003- • 2008 Transportation Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (Mike Gardner-Sweeney). Tracy Wiiifree said that the CIP is designed to maintain the integrity of transportation prioritization whiie slowing expansion of the multi-modal system due to reduced sales tax revenues, sustainability of the Transportation Fund and includes Transportation Improvement Project funding. TAB Qucstions Questions coyered specific project funding t~ Citizen Participation There was none. Citizen Participation wns closed. TAB Comments The discussion covered Greenways funding. Jim Rettewmotioned to recommend to the City Cauncil the 2003-2008 Transportation Capital Improvement Program. Jerry W~~ss seconded the motion. Tlie vute was 5-a in favor af the motiun. Transportatron Advisory Board Summary Mrnutes June 10, 2002 • 14 Agenda Item 7 - Matters From StxPfc • Michael Penny reviewed the rules regarding right of way and public development. He discussed tlie city's • philosophy for closure of bike/ped/traffic lanes. • Randall Rutsch gave an update on Phase 2 of the Transportation Mastec Plan update, which covers policy re6nement. Rutsch reviewed [he scl~edule and timeline, fimding sources, multi-modal pathways, travel- demand-management, and the Jobs-to-Population Balance Project. Sim Rettewmotioned to suspend the rules at allow the meeting past 10:00 p.m. Jerry Wvss seconded the motion. The vote wns 5-0 in favor of the motion. • Tracv Winfree provided an update on U.S. 36. She said that CDOT maintains that they can fund their portion of the Environmental [mpact Statement. The coalition is facilitating the process to advance the project. • Tracv Winfree said that RTD released the new version of Fasttracks last week. It will be presented at tl~e RTD board on June 18 with an attempt to get it in place before the November 2002 vote. The U.S. 36 coalition is concerned that the new version is significantly different from the Locally PrefeneA Altarnntive from the U.S. 36 Major Investment Study. Matters From the Board: ~ • $rant Liebmann asked to have a discussion about providing Eco-passes to fiscally challenged bus ciders added to the To-Do list. • ,Tohn Tayer asked for an update on the Forest Glen General Improvement District with respect to their Eco- pass program. • 7im Rettew asked about putting together a TDM site review plan per Jeiry Wyss' requcst at the TAB retreat. Jerry Wyss said thal after looking through the TAM material in the packet he realized that the staff has been doing more on this issuc than he originally thought. • Rrista I-Iolland asked to have a discussion about rules regarding sprinklers that spray over sidewalks, bike paths and multi-use paths. • 7im Rettew asked nbout the TAB retrcat summary. Tracy Winfree responded that it was not yet available and would be forwarded to the TAB in the next packet, assuming it will have been drafted. Agenda Item 8- Discussion of Future Meeting Agepda • Tracy Winfree said that there would be no spcaker at the next meeting because there would be an Open House for Phase II of the TMP in the hour preceding the TAB meeting. The meeting will primarily cover flie TMP and there may be a briefing on the next NTMP situation. Agenda Item 9 - Adjournment Jim Rettewmotioned to adjourn the meeting. .Terry W ~Lss seconded. The vote was 5-0 in favor of the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 10:50 p.m. Date, Time, and Location of Next Mecting: ' July 8, 2002, 6:00 p.m., Transportation Advisory Board regular mee[ing, at the City Council Chambers. Transportatian Advrsay Board Summary Minutes June 10, 2002 r 15 , .~ . ~. -.~.~~~~ ~ ~ Approved as amenJed. OPEN SPACE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Minutes May 22, 2002 BOARD M~MBERS PRESENT Ken Dunn, Sean Kendall, Linda Jourgensen, Larry MacDonnell STAFF PR~SENT Mike Patton, Dean Paschall, Jim Reeder, Jim Crain, Ann Fitzsimmons, Mark Gershman, Delani Wheeler, Dave Kuntz, Don D'Amico, Ronda Romero, Ann Goodh~r CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. AGENDA ITEM 1- Public Participation/Items Not on the Agenda None AGENDA ITEM 2- Approval of Minutes Linda Jourgensen moved that the minutes of the Board Retreat, April 19, 2002, be approved. Sean Kendall seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Linda Jourgensen moved that the minutes of May S, 2002 be approved as amended. Sean Kendall seconded tlie motion. It passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 3- Co-Director's Updates Delani Wheeler told the Board that staff will be writing applications to the State Historical Society regarding the Amphitheater requesting a grant for technical assistance and site assessment. Staff will also be preparing the application for historic designation. Atter those are completed s[aff will be working on requests for funding the lctual preservation and res[oration work on the Amphi[heater. • Mike Patton described the ignition ban ro[he Board and told them that it would soon be in effect. This requires an emergency rule from the City Manager's office which is a simple mat[er. He assured Hoard members that [he • rangers would be conscientious about a(lowing some time for people to learn the new regulations and he told them how the department planned to publicize [he new ban. Mike gave an update on the progress for relocating the prairie dogs from the Boulder Valley School District properties. He has been in conversation with Ron Stewart and Ihe Coimty should finalize their plans at [heir meeting on May 28'h. The Open Space and Mountain 16 ht4...//..~.~n.r ni hnnlrlcn nn ~ic/nnanenanA/ahnnt/ncht_minntac/S 77 (17 htm 7~~ 5~7nn7 Parks (OSMP) Department is committed to accepting the prairie dogs only on land that is jointly owned with the Coun[y and Mike affirmed that no Open Space funds would be spent on this project although staff will be • involved. Delani Wheeler reported th~t Regen[ Seivers proposed that some of the CU Flatiron property may be available for purchase for a dollar an acre for flood mitigation and reclamation. The City Council decided no[ to pursue the oPfer at this dme but will conGnue discussion with the regents about this. Sean Rendall suggested a coupla of properties that might possibly ba considered in sane kind of trade nrrangement. He also reminded staff and the Board [hat they must approve all acquisi[ions and could not be forced [o take on [he responsibility oP land it does not want. AGENDA ITEM 4- Matters from the Board Sean Kcndall reques[ed that the Board be given the 2001 budget along with the 2002 budget so they can see the changes made by [he reductions. He also asked if there had been any discussion with the Budget Office about the cost allocation and the formula used to calculate it. Jim Crain told him that a meeting has been scheduled to address this issue. There was some concerned discussion about [he effects of the cost allocation increase over a tong term and whether or not the department actually sees any benefits from die extra services that wili be provided. Larry MacDonnell asked if it would be possible for Kate Love or Christine Andersen to come to n meeting and answer questions from the Board. Larry also asked if staCf would like to respond to a letter sent to Board members regarding dogs, Linda Jourgensen [old him that she did respond to the correspondence and [hat she would forward her response to s[aff. There was some discussion aUou[ the Visitor Plan and whether or not it should deal with specific dog policies. Dave Kuntz said t6at there will be some implications and recommendations For dog management in some areas. He stressed the importance of separating dog management plans from the Visitor Plan. 7im Crain advised that there seems to be a fair amount of misinFormation floating around. One rumor was that the OSMP charter was going to be priori[ized, Dave clarified that the Visiror Plan smdy session will be hcld on June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. • and that the Plan will not be distributed to the public prior ro that. Since the purpose of the study session is to provide information to the Board, there will be other opportunities for public inpu[ throughout tlie summer. AGENDA ITEM 5- Consideration of the re-alignment of Sth SYreet extended north of Lee Hill Road and related trail and parking lot improvements; disposition of approximately 2000 square feet of open space land to acconimodate a portion of 5ih Street extended; and recommendation to amend the North Boulder Subcommunity and Infrastructure plan to reflect this change. Ann Goodhart reviewed the historical background of ownerships and bounJaries in the area being considered in this memo. She showed, on the map, how the configuration of the intersection of Lee Hill Road, the Poothills Trail and S~h Street wo~ld be changed if the plan is approved. Mike Sweeney from the Transportation Department discussed Ihe ra[ionale behind Ihe new plan and t~ow it would benefit the users of the Foothills Trail, especiaily since cars tend to speed along Lee Hill Road. He suggested possibie crossing treatments that could be used. Sean Kendall asked about the in[ent of the Transportation Department fo eventually construct an underpass at this site. Ann told him thaf the MOU has not ye[ been written. Mike said that although an objective has been agreed upon [he me[hod to reach that goal has not ye[ been established. He fold them tliat [he crossing area would be monitored and a decision would be made as to lhe appropriate crossing treatment. Public Participation None Return to Board & Staff • None MOTION 17 htM•/hxnxnxi ri hnnlriar rn nc/nnrncnarr/ahnnt/ncht_minittP.c/5 22 (1~, htm ']/~S/2.n~2 Linda Jourgensen moved that the Open Space Board of Tmstees recommend that the City Council authorize the disposition of approximately 2,000 square feet of open space land to accommodate a portion of S~h Street • extended as outlined in this memorandum with the condition that the applicant pay for all costs associated with the improvements to the Foothills Trail alignment, and recommends that [he North Boulder Subcommuni[y and Infras[ruc[ure Plan be amended to reflec[ this change; and tha[ s[aff enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Transporta[ion Department fa the use of the 2,000 square feet and they wil( pay the entire cost of a fiuure pedestrian/bike underpass at Lee Hill Road. Larry MacDonnell seconded the motion. Sean Kendall voiced his concerned about landbanking and questioned if the plan was merely a convenience for tUe City. He was also troubled by the fact [hat the subsequent benefit from this disposition (an underpass) is too vague and too far into the future. He did see the advantage of using open space for city shaping but still felt the need to spend more time smdying the situation before making a decision. Ann explained that [he developer is merely following a City directive to extend S~h Street and since OSMP had already approved this extension in the North Boulder Subcommunity Plan (NBSP) this was simply a way to have less impact on the trail users. Larry MacDonnell suggested getting more specific information regarding the MOU before deciding to approve this plan. Dave Kuntz reminded the Board that improved crossing at Lee Hill is an important safety issue. Jim Crain added that the Department does not want to bear the expense of an underpass at this location in the future. StafF and the Board decided to table Ihis motion until the MOU is crafted and can be brought back to the Board at a June mee[ing. AG~NDA ITEM 6- 2003 - 2008 Greenways Capital Improvement Program Dave Kuntz explained the purpose of the Capital Improvement Program (CiP) and described the composition and funetion oF the Greenways Advisory Committee. He told fhe Board that [his is an informational ugenda ilem and any sugges[ions or comments should be directed to Linda Jourgensen who is the OSBT representa[ive to [he Greenways Advisory Committee. Mark Gershman , current staff contact with Greenways, reviewed some of the goals of Ihe Greenways program and the recent funding changes. Dave added that none of the four projects planned have a direc[ effect on open space except the Hatch property project. Linda Jourgensen commented that after being directed by Transportation and Utili[ies it is now time for the Greenways program to focus on • improving the quality of the habital. Sean Kendall retlected that Greenways' weed managemen[ and flood control goals will benefit open space. AG~NDA ITEM 7- a. Community and ~nvironmental Assessment Process (CEAP) for Flood Protection Levee Reconstruction and Improvements Nancy Steinberger, Public Works Depar[men[, has been working with Don D'Amico on [hese projects. She [old the Board tha[ this project is seeking approval from three boards. Nancy used a map and showed the Board how the existing levee is neither high nor long enough and she told them [haf levee improvement was a better option thnn channelizing [he riparian area. AGENDA ITEM 7- b. Environmental ~nhancements at the Hatch Open Space Property: Bear Canyon Creek - Foothills Parkway to Arapahoe Avenue. Nancy explained the reasonir~g behind t6e decisions on [he design including the contouring and terracing plans. She will take [he informa[ion to the neighborhood on May 30, 2002, for comment on the specific plan. Nancy described the conditions that exist on the property because of the debris and the plans for the removal oC some of Ihis downed wood. Don D'Amico added that there would be a net improvement on open space with this project. He described some of the restoration plans tha[ will improve the habitat and [he water qua(ity. Public Participation Connie Lull, 1239 Harrison Ct., told the Board that her townhome is backed up to the projec[ and the woods provide a valuable buffer for the Foothills Parkway. She commented that the people in the azea like the [rees and • asked for clariFication on which trees would be removed. Return to Board & Staff 18 htM~//www,r.i.hnnlrler._r.n,ns/nnen.~n~ce./ahnnt/n.Sht-minute,S/5 22 02.htm 7/15/2002 Jim gave a historical perspective on how OSMP ob[ained this piece of property from the Hatches. In response to a question Nancy told the Board that CU wasn't supporting this plan and that their represen[ative believed fhat • creating wetlands makes a piece of property valueless. Delani Wheeler added [hat CU has expressed interest in wedands banking. MOTION Sean Kend111 moved that the Open Space Board of Trus[ees approve the CEAP for flood protection levee reconshuction and improvements for Bear Canyon Creek between Foothills Parkway and Arapahoe Avenue. Ken Dunn seconded. VOT~ Tlie motion passed unanimously. MOTION Ken Dunn moved that the Open Spaca Board oF Trustees consider approval of [he diswssed environmen[nl enhancements of the Hatch Open Space Propcrty. Linda Jourgensen seconded the motion. VOT~ The motion passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 8- Consideration of Open Space and Mountain Parks Budget, 2002 • sales tax collections and related budget savings plan. 7im Crain introduced the budget item by describing the changes needed to balance the budgef through 2009. He explained that the falling sales tax has prompted an even greater reduction in funds than what was projected in March. Staff has worked to cut an additional $1.3 million from the operating budget and $3 million from non land acquisition CIP. These cuts are required to maintain a posi[ive balance through 2007. Jim added tha[ this cu[ will be taken from the 2003 budget and from the yearly budgets on into the future. In addition to the $1.6 million staff has also added another $400,000 to be cut as an insurance policy in case Ihe situation worsens. Ken Dunn agreed with the conservative approach and Mike Patton clarified Ihat the depaztment is following direction from the City Manager's Office with these cuts. Delani Wheeler explained how refusal to make cuts now would effect the financial state of the depar[ment in the future. 7im in[erjected that if there continues to be double digit declines, stuff will be coming back with even more cuts. Delani called the Board's attention to the proposed reduction in the purchase of water and miner~l righfs and Mike Patton reviewed how the cuts will effect staff positions and how some staff assignments will have to be realigned. Public Participation None Return to Board & Staff Some corrections were made to the memo. MOTION • Linda 7ourgensen moved [hat [he Open Space Board of Tmstees recommends to the City Manager and the City Council to accept [he May 22, 2002 proposed budget reductions. Sean Kendall seconded the motion. VOTE 19 httnJh.nAnx~ r~ hnnlrlar rn nc/nnPncna~a/ahnnt/ncht-minntP.c/S ~Z (12 hfm ~~~ 5~20~2. The motion passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 9- Consideration of ~inancial needs of continued Open Space and • Mountain Parks acquisitions program, funding options, and a proposed recommendation that City Council place an additiana1010 cent Open Space sales and use tax on the November, 2002 ballot. 7im Crain told [he Board that staCf has been discussing ways to inject more funds into [he open space program to ennble the purcltase of properties that otherwise may not be available in the future, Jim talked to Mayor Toor who supported the idea of asking for an additional tax and also thonght that the City Council would support the request. Jim described the reasoning behind the amount requested and what the increase (if approved by the voters) would do to the department's bonding capacity. There was discussion about the ballot optious for the tax request. This could be presented as a stand ~lone ballot item or coupled with the fire and police tax proposal. Linda Jourgensen gave an example of possible wording for the coupled proposal on the ballot. Linda warued that if the puUlic doesn't understand the proposal they will turn it down. StaCf reminded the Board that surveys indicate Boulder ci[izens are willing to pay more taxes fo support the open space program. Ken Dunn requested the language used on the previous ballot requests and asked how it would be promoted. Delani reminded the Board that no city funds can be used to promote a public fund raising issue so it will be up to citizen supporters. Ken voiced concerned abou[ having three [axes on one ballot and warned [hat people will have a limit to wha[ they will accepL Jim talked about how much tax money is lost to nearby shopping areas. Larry recommended that staff needs to develop a strong case and be capable of showing [hat the depaztment has done everything possible and is still shor[ of resources needed [o purchase property. He added that perhaps the department lias not been tesfed and that there are s[ill reservoirs that remain untapped. Jim Crain told the Board that this will not be taken to Council until July 9`h. Public Participation 13ruce Bland, 1340 Lehigl~ St., suggested that the Board request 015 cent tax instead. He said [hat the citizens • have supported buying land in the past and he thought that the higher amount could be sold to the public. He thought that the issue of coupling is complicated and questioned the ethics a6out doing that. He did see the advantage of coupling with [he fire and po(ice request, though, because of the public's heigh[ened concern with security. Bruce [hought that staff should u[ilize [he fact that wildlife preservation is now the citizeds priority according to the recent survey. Return to Board & Staff Jim Crain calculated how much the additional 0.05 cent Bruce suggested would give the department. Council can either accept or reject the 0.15 cent proposal or change the amount. Delani Wheeler suggested that Jim try to find out, from the pollster, what the acceptable [hreshold might be. Staff and the Board discussed the pussible confusion tha[ may come with lhe coupling since one is a new sales tax, one is a sales [ax extension and one includes a part of a property tax. Linda Jourgansen agreed that it could be confusing but thought that Joe de Raismes would know how to word the ballot. It was suggested that Joe could be invi[ed to a meeting to give advice on this. MOTION It was decided to table fhe motion so that staff can gather more information to bring to the mee[ing in 7une. AGENDA ITEM 10 - Consideration of a motion recommending t}~at City Council enact an ordinance to convert 159 acre-foot unils of Colorado-Big Thompson water owned by the City of Boutder for Open Space and Mountain Parks purposes from Temporary Use Permits to the Section 131 Annually Renewable Water Contract. • Ann Goodhart described this as a housekeeping issue. It saves paper work and could possibly save us water if we failed to meet a deadline. 2~ httn~//www ri hniilrlPr rn ns/nnensnarP./ahnnt/ncht-minntP.a/5 22 (l~ htm 7/15/2002 Public Partieipation • None Return to Board & Staff None MOTION Linda Jourgensen moved [ha[ [he Open Space Board of Trustees ask the City Council ro remove the 159 acre-Coot units of Colorado-Big Thompson water from Temporary Use Permit status to the Section 131 Annually Renewable Water Contract Ken Dunn seconded. VOT~ The motion passed unanimously Jim told the Board that he has asked staff to look at how [he depar[ment uses water and compare it with how i[ was used last year in an effort to dispel erroneous ideas aUout having a surplus. Larry MacDonnell hoped that there would be some water lefr instream. Mike Patton told him that some areas are only gefting 50 percent and some ditches wod t even go on this ye1r. He added that mos[ of the department's water rights are not transferable to municipal use. • ADJOURNMENT - The meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m. These minutes prepared by Ceci] Fenio . r' M V i Last Update: 06/18/02. Any comments or suggestions about these pages should be sent to D~e~Ler~~l. This web page is written an maintained byciryof BoulderOpen Space & Mountain Parks Department, P.O. Box791, Boulder, CD 80306, 303-441-3440. • 21 ti.r...n..,.,,..~ ,.: i.,.,,iao. ~„ „~i,.,.o.,~.,.,,.oi~ti,.,,ri.,~Ht ... .,,,r„~ia ~~ m hr.,, 7/7 5/~(1(12 CITY OF BOULDER, COLORADO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS MEETING SUMMARY FORM NAME OF BOARD/COMMISSION: Greenways Advisory Commi[tee DATE OF MEETING: June 5, 2002 NAME/TELEPHONE OF PERSON PREPARING SUMMARY: Robin Madel, 303-441-4073 NAMLS OF MEMBERS, COUNCIL, STAFF AND INVIT~D GUGSTS PRESENT: COMMITTEI~. MEMBERS - Gil BnRh, Linda Jourgensen, Simon Mole, Krista Holland, L'd von Bleichert, Janice Buswell Lopitz, Macon Cowles STAFF - Annie Noble, Betty Solek, Nancy Steinberger, Douglas Sullivan, Cate Bradley, Robin Madel, secretary WHAT TYPE OF MEETING (130LD ONE) [RCGULAR] [SPECIAL] [QUASl-J W1CiAL~ Agenda Item 1- Tour of Goose Creek Phase III and IV construction. Dou~las Sullivan led the group on a tour o[ [he Goose Creek cons[ruction area. Sullivan reviewed [he background for the tloodplain work along Goose Creek and discussed current and futnre construction under Phases III and IV of [he project Sullivan and Nancy Steinberger discussed removal of wceds and planting oF native vege[ation along [he new multi-use path. Agenda Item 2- Tour of thc Clmer's Twomile Parlc project. . Cate Bradlev led the group on a[our of the Elmer's Twomile pazk projec[. Qradley discussed Ihe work being done using Greenways fimding and Ihe work being done by the Parks and Recreation Depar[ment. She also discussed [he Iris underpass [hat will be cons[ruc[ed next year using Transpor[ation Improvement Project funding from DRCOG. Agenda Item 3- Cull to Order ~ The meeting was called [o order at 7:47 p.m. The GAC and staff inembers introduced [hemselves and their respective boards and departments. Agenda Item 4- Mecting minutes from October 17, 2001 and January 16, 2002. Lindu .Touraenson motioned to approve the minntes from October 17, 2001. Macon Cowles seconded the motion. The vote was 4-0. Three of tLe existing GAC members were either not present at tl~at meeting or were not yet GAC members. _ ' Linda .ioureenson motioned to approve [he minutes from JanuAry 16, 2002. Ed von Bleichert seconded the motion. The vote was 4•0. Three of lhe existing GAC members were either not present at that meeting or were not yet GAC members. Agenda Item 5- General Citizen Participation There was none. General Citizen ParticipTtion was closed. Greenways Advisory Canmittee Summary hlinutes June 5, 2002 22 Agenda Item 6- Public hearing nnd GAC consideration of approval on thc Flood Proteclion Levee Reconstruction and Improvements along Bear Canyon Creek From Foothills Parkwny to Arapahoe Avenue Community and Emironmental Assessment Process (CEAP) (Nancy Steinberger). Nancy Steinberger presen[ed [he project. Sleinberger said that the project had been presented ro the neighborhood surrounded tl~e proposed consa•uction area, to the Water Resources Advisory Board and ro the Open Space Board oF Tms[ees. The information has also been provided [o al] other boards associated with Ihe GAC. S[einberger provided brief detaile of Ihe wns[ruction and lhe projec[ funding. Citizen ParUcipation There was none. Citizen Participation was closed. GAC Questions GAC questions covered epecifics abouf vegeta[ion. Also discussed was eoordinntion with [he Arapahoe Transportation Network Plan and bike path connections. The proposal includes a dir[ 6ike path along the top of the levee. Linda .Toureenson motioned to approve the Food Protectton Levee CEAP as written. Simon Mole seconded the motion. ~d von Bleichert asked for some clarification in the [ext about whether chemicals would be used ro control weeds. Mawn Cowles motioned to amend the motion by striking the line in the test a6out chenucal use in t6e project as it pertains to the project and not to maintenance. Simon Mole sernnded the motion. Ed von Bleicherf asked about bird popula[ion studies. Nancy Steinberger said [hat there was not a 6ird point counl within the projectarea. Annie Noble discussed [he Greenways por[ion of [he CEAP funding. Noble said tha[ [he funding only covars habitat resforation bu[ the vote covers Che entire CEAP and not jus[ tBe Greenways funding portion. . The vote was 6-0 in favor of the mMion. Agenda Item 7- Public hearing and GAC recommendation to Planning Board and City Council on the 2003-2005 Greenways Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (Annie Noble). ~~ Annie Noble reviewed the projec[s covered under [he Gxeenways CIP. She also discussed the funding sources and the $150K main[enance budget that will be reviewed after 2 years. Noble discussed possible cuts by the transporta[ion depar[ment to the Greenways budget. The transportation staff made recommendations for potential cuts and Noble made sugges[ions for where she though[ [he cuts were appropriate. The committee discussed what cuts [hey though[ were appropriate and what actions were appropriate ro ensure [hat [he Greenways program is funded proper[y. There was considerable discussion regarding die habitat maintenance progrlm and the work [hat has been completed so far. Nancy Steinberger discussed the progress that has been made and evidence of the prograss she has collac[ed. Simon Mole motioned to apprave the Greenways CIP. danice Buswell-I.opitz se~onded the motion. The vote was 6-0 in favor..of Ihe motion. Gil Bar[h leR Ihe meetin¢ at 9• 14 p m. Greenwaps Advisory Committee Sumnmry Minu~es June 5, 2002 . 23 Agenda Item 8 - ~ ~~ • A. Matters from the Staff ,i • Annie Noble discussed the Greenways Design Guidelines. The staff is just beginning the process of ( updating the guidelines and will ask the GAC members for input when they are ready to accept it. • Annie Noble gave an update about the Skunk Creek project. She said that the stafP is negotia6ng with the owners of Basemar Shopping Center [o finalize the project. B. Matters from the Committee ~ ~ • Simon Mole asked the committee if they wanted to make a statement or a motion about potential Greenways program budget cuts and whether those should be horizontal versus vertical cuts and which programs [he committee would rather see cut. They decided Ihat [hey wan[ to be notiPied righ[ away if the transportation staff has to cut their portion of the Greenways program. They also felt that because the program is funded fhrough multiple programs, it would be appropriate to make a strong statement that flll Ihe programs suppor[ keeping the Greenways budge[ in tact. ' Simon Mole made a motion that the Greenways Advisory Commi[tee, coming as it does from a ; number of constituents in the city, finds that the work of tiie Grecnways program is very importanL The GAC supports the CIP as submitted. For any request by city administrators for budget cuts, the GAC would like to be informed right away. Ed von Bleichert seconded the motion. ~ Annie Noble said lhat i[ might be 6etter to let the appropriate staff inembers discuss proposed budge[ • cuts and reach a consensus before approaching Ihe GAC. Simon Mole withdrew his motion. The GAC agreed [o le[ it be a staFf driven process. ~~~~. Simon Mole made a motion to acknowledge that the GAC, as a multi-constituent boxrd, strongly . supports the Greenways program and feeis it should be exempted from citywide budget cuts. - . Linda.Tonreenson seconded. The wte was 5-0 in favor of t6e motion. Gil Barth did not vote because he had left. Agenda Item S- Diswssion of Future Meeting Dutes and Agenda ~~, The GAC discussed touring the flood levee [hat Nancy Steinberger presented as part of [he nex[ mee[ing. The proposed da[e for tl~e nex[ meeting is [he first Wednesday in September. Agenda Item 9 - Adjournment ~~ The meeting was adjourned a[ 9:48 p.m. Date, Time, and Location of Next Meeting: TRA Creenways Advismy Camnittee Stunrru~ry Minutes June S, 2002 • 24 ~ Approred as amended. OPEN SPACE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Minutes May 22, 2002 BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT Ken Dunn, Sean Kendall, Linda Jourgensen, Larry MacDonnell STAI+F PR~S~NT Mike Patton, Dean Yaschall, 7im Reeder, Jim Crain, Ann Fi[zsimmons, Mark Gershman, • Delani Wheeter, Dave Kuntz, Don D'Amico, Ronda Romero, Ann Goodhar CALL TO ORDER The mee[ing was called [o order at 6:00 p.m. AGENDA ITI:M 1- Public Participation/Items Not on the Agenda None AGENDA ITEM 2- Approval of Minutes Linda 7ourgensen moved [ha[ [he minu[es of the Board Retreat, April 19, 2002, be approved. Sean Kendall seconded and the motion passed unanimously. Linda Jourgensen moved [hat the minutes of May 8, 2002 bc approved as amended. Sean Kendall seconded the motion. It passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 3- Co-Director's Updates Delani Wheelar told the Board [ha[ staFf will be writing applications to the State Historical Society regarding the Amphi[heater reques[ing a grant for technical assistance and site assessment. Staff will also be preparing the application for historic designation. After those are completed staff will be working on requests for funding [he actual preserva[ion and res[ora[ion work on the Amphitheater. Mike Patton described the ignition ban ro the Board and told [hem Ihat it would soon be in effect. This requires an emergency rule from the City Manager's office which is a simple mat[er. He assured Board members tha[ the • rangers would be conscientious about allowing some time for people to learn Ihe new regulations and he told them how [he departmen[ planned to publicize the new ban. Mike gave an update on the progress for relocating [he prairie dogs from the Boulder Valley School Dis[rict properties. He has been in conversation with Ron Stewart and the County should finalize [heir plans at their mee[ing on May 28~h. The Open Space and Mountain 25 http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/openspace/about/osbt-minutes/5_22_02.htm 7/9/2002 Parks (OSMP) Department is commi[ted to accepting the prairie dogs only on land Ihat is jointly owned with Ihe County and Mike affirmed that no Open Space funds would be spent on this project although staff will be involved. • Delani Wheeler reported that Regen[ Seivers proposed that some of the CU Flatiron property may be available for purchase for a dollar an acre for flood miti~ation and reclama[ioa Tha City Council decided not to pursue the offer at this [ime 6ut will continue discussion with the regents about this. Sean Kendall suggested a couple of properties that might possi6ly be considered in some kind of trade arrangement. He also reminded stlff and the Board that they must approve all acquisi[ions and could not be forced to take on tha responsibility of land i[ does not want. AGENDA ITGM 4- Matters from the Board Sean Kendall requested that the Board be given the 2001 budget along with tlie 2002 budget so they can see the changes made by the reductions. He also asked if there had been any discussion with [he Budget Office about the cost allocation and the formula used [o calculate it. Jim Crain told him that a meeting has been scheduled to address this issue. There was some concerned discussion about the effects of the cost allocation increase over a long term and whether or noi the department actuaiiy sees any benefits From the extra services that will be provided. Larry MacDonnell asked if it would be possible for Kate Love or Christine Andersen to come to a mee[ing and lnswer questions hom the Board, Larry also asked if staff would like to respond to a letter sent to Board members regarding dogs. Linda Jourgensen told him [hat she did respond to the correspondence and that she would forward her respo~ise to staff. There was some discussion about the Visitor Plan and whe[her or no[ it should deal wi[h specific dog policies. Dave Kuntz said that there will be some implications and recommendations for dog management in some areas. He s[ressed the importance of separating dog management plans from the Visitor Plan. 7im Crain advised that there seems to be a fair amount of misinformation floating around. One mmor was that the OSMP charter was going to be prioritized. Dave clarified Ih1t the Visitor Plan study session will be held on lwie 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. and that the Plan will not be distributed to the public prior to thaL Since the puipose of the study session is to • provide information to the Board, there will be other opportunities for public input throughout the summer. AGENDA ITEIVI 5- Consideration of the re-alignment oF 5th Street extended north of Lee Hill Road and related trail and parking lot improvements; disposition of ~ approximately 2000 square feet of open space land to accommodate a portion of 5th Street extended; and recommendation to amend the North Boulder Subcommunity and Infrastructure plan to reflect this chauge. Ann Goodhart reviewed the historical background of ownerships and boundaries in the area being considered in this memo. She showed, on the map, how the configuration of the intersection of Lee Hill Road, the FooNtilis Trail and S~h SUee[ would be changed if the plan is approved. Mike Sweeney from the Transportation Department discussed the ra[ionale behind the new plan and how it would henefit the users of the Foothills Trail, especially since cars tend to speed along Lee Hill Road. He suggested possible crossing treatments tha[ could be used. Sean Kendall asked about the intent of the Transportation Deparunent to evenmally construct an underpass at this site. Ann told him [hat"the MOU has not ye[ been written. Mike said that although an objective has been agreed upon the method to reach that goal has not yet been established. He told them that the crossing area would be monirorad and a decision would be made as to [he appropriate crossing treatmen[. Public Participation None Return to Board & StafF None • MOTION 26 http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/openspace/about/osbt-minutes/5_22_02.htm 7/9/2002 Linda Jourgensen moved that the Open Space Board of Tmstees recommend that Ihe City Council authorize the disposition of approximately 2,000 square feet of open space land to accommodate a por[ion of S~h Street • extended as outlined in this memorandum with the condition Ihat the applicant pay for all costs associnted with the improvements [o the Foothills Trail alignment, and recommends that the Nor[h Boulder Subcommunity and Infrastructure Plan be amended to rellect this change; and that staff enter into a Memorandum of Unders[anding with the Transportntion Department for the use of the 2,000 square fee[ and Ihey will pay [he entire cos[ of a future pedestrian/bike underpass at Lee Hill Road. Lairy MacDonnell seconded the mo[ion. Sean Kendall voiced his concerned about landbanking and questioned if the plan was merely a convenience for the City. He was also [roubted by the fact that the subsequent benefit from this disposition (an undetpass) is too vague and too far into fhe future. He did see the advantage of using open space Por city shaping but still felt the need [o spend more time studying the situation before making a decisioa Ann explained that the developer is merely Following a City directive to extend 5'~' Street and since OSMP had already approved this extension in the Nor[h Boulder Subcommunity Plan (NBSP) this was simply a way to have less impact on the hail users. Larry MacDonnell suggested getting more specific information regarding the MOU before deciding [o approve this plan. Dave Kun[z reminded the Board that improved crossing at Lee Hill is an important safety issue. 7im Crain added that the Department does not want to bear the expense oP an underpass at this location in the future. Staff and the Board decided to table this motion until [he MOU is crafted and can be brough[ back to the Board at a 7une meeting. AGENDA IT~M 6- 2003 - 2008 Greenways Capital Improvement Program Dave Kun[z explained die purpose of the Capital Improvemen[ Program (CIP) and described the composi[ion and function of the Greenways Advisory Committee. He told the Board that this is an informational agenda item and any suggestions or comments should be directed to Linda Jourgensen who is tlie OSRT representative [o the ~' Greenways Advisory Committee. Mark Gershman , current staff contact with Greenways, reviewed some of [he ~. goals of the Greenways program and the recent funding changes. Dave added that none of [Ite four projects planned have a direct effect on open space except the Hatch property project. Linda Jourgensen commenfed [hat • after bein~ directed by Transportation and Utilities it is now time for the Greenways program to focus on improving the quality of the habitat, Se. n Kendall reflected that Greenways' weed management and llood control goals will benefit open space. AGENDA ITEM 7- a. Community and Environmental Assessment Process (CEAP) for Flood Protection Levee Reconstruction and Improvements Nancy Steinberger, Public Works Departmen[, has been working widi Don D'Amico on these projects. She [old the Board that this project is seeking approval from [hree boards. Nancy used a map and showed the Board how [he existing levee is neither high nor long enough and she told them [hat levee improvemen[ was a better op[ion than channelizing the riparian area. AG~NDA ITEM 7- b. Environmental ~nhancements at the Hatch Open Space Property: Bear Canyon Creek - I+oothills Parkway to Arapahoe Avenue. Nancy explained the reasoning behind the decisions on the design including the contouring and terracing plans. She will take the information [o the neighborhood an May 30, 2002, for comment on the specific plan. Nancy described the conditions that exis[ on the property because of the debris and the plans for the removal of some of [his downed wood. Don D'Amico added that there would be a net improvement on open space with this project. He described some of the restoration plans that will improve the haUitat and the water quality. Public Participation Connie Lull, 1239 Harrison Ck, told the Board lhat her townhome is backed up ro the project and the woods provide a valuable buffer for [he Foothills Parkway. She commented that the people in the area like the trees and • asked for clarification on which trees would be removed. Return to Board & Staff 27 http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/openspace/abouUosbt-minutes/5_22_02.htm 7/9/2002 Jim gave a historical perspective on how OSMP obtained this piece of property from the Hatches. In response ro a question Nancy told the Board that CU wasn'[ supporting [his plan and Uiat their representative believed that • creating we[]ands makes a piece of property valueless. Delani Wheeler added [ha[ CU has expressed iuterest iu we[lands banking. MOTION Sean Kendall moved tha[ the Open Space Board of Trustees approve the CEAP for flood protec[ion levee reconstruction and improvements for Bear Canyon Creek between Foothills Parkway and Arapahoe Avenue. Ken Dunn seconded. . VOTE The motion passed unanimously. MOTION Ken Dunn moved that Ihe Open Space Board of Trustees consider approval of the discussed environmental enhancements of the Hatch Open Space Property. Linda ]ourgensen seconded Ihe motion. VOTE The motion passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 8- Consideration of Open Space and Mountain Parks Budget, 2002 sales tax collections and related budget savings plan. • Jim Crain introduced the budget item by describing the changes needed to balance the budget through 2009. He explained that the falling sates tax has prompted an even greater reduc[ion in funds than what was projected in March. Staff has worked to cut an additional $13 million from the operating budget and $3 million from non land acquisition CIP. These cuts are required to maintain a positive balance through 2007. Jim added thAt this cut will be taken from the 2003 budget and from the yearly budge[s on into the future. In addition to the $1.6 million stafFhas also added another $400,000 to be cut as an insurance policy in case the siaiation worsens, Ken Dunn agreed witli the conservative approach and Mike P~tton clarified that the department is following direction from Hie Ciry Manager's Office with these cuts. Delani Wheeler explained how rePusal to make cuts now would effect the financial state of the department in the future. Jim interjected [hat if there continues to be double digit declines, staff will be coming back with even more cuts. Delani called the Board's attention to the proposed reduction in [he purchase of w~ter and mineral rights and Mike Patton reviewed how the wts will effect staff positions and how some staff assignments will have to be realigned. Public Participation None Return to Board & Staff Some corrections were made to the memo. MOTION Linda Jourgensen moved that the Open Space Board of Trustees recommends to the City Manager and the City - Council to accept the May 22, 2002 proposed budget reductions. Sean Kendall seconded the motion. VOTE 28 http://www.ci.boulder.co.us/openspace/about/osbt-minutes/5_22_02.htm 7/9/2002