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6A - 2003-2008 CIP Open Space and Mountain Parks• O en S ace and p p Mountain Parks ~~ ~J OPEN SPACE FUND ~ 2003-2008 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM OVERVIEW The proposed 2003 CIP for the Open Space & Mountain Parks Deparhnent has continued funding in the same amount as last year for open space land acquisitions of $1,500,000. However, funding has been reduced by $300,000 for the other three program areas because of a revised Budget Office projection of declining sates tax revenues and related budget reductions. Trails rehabilitation, construction, and major maintenance CIP has been reduced from $350,000 to $250,000. Water Rights Acquisition CIP has been reduced from $200,000 to $50,000. Mineral Rights Acquisition CIP has been reduced from $100,000 to $50,000. These CIP reductions, together with $1,300,000 of additional budget reductions in operating funds adopted by the OSBT will provide the financial sustainability of the Open Space Fund, based on Budget Office projection of -10% sales tax revenue growth rate in 2002. The OSBT adopted reductions reflect their goals of maintaining both stewardship of the lands and financial sustainability of the Open Space Fund, while preserving as many additional acres as possible. • POLICY ISSUES The OSBT has proposed that City Council consider a new .15% Open Space sales tax increase ballot question be added to the November, 2002 election. This tax would generate approximately $3,375,000 per year starting in 2003, which would be used for the purchase of up to 7,900 additional acres of open space over the 16-year term of the proposed new sales tax. The proposed new .15% sales tax would be in addition to two current Open Space sales taxes: .33°/a sales tax that sunsets in 2018, and a.40% sales tax that does not sunset, HIGHLIGHTS From January 1990 throu~h May 2002, approximately 24,146 acres have been added to the Open Space system, bringing the total Open Space acreage acquired since 1967 to 41,441 acres. Properties acquired since 1990, including lands in Jefferson County, have been purchased under the guidance of the Accelerated Acquisition Program and Acquisitions and Management Plan 2000-2006. Additionally, 6,555 acres were acquired via the 2001 merger of the Mountain Parks Division of the Parks and Recreation Dapartment with the Open Space/Rea1 Estate Department. Approximately 237 additional acres haue signed contracts or are under active negotiations for purchase by OSMP in 2002. Staff anticipates acquiring an additiona17,954 acres under the Acquisitions and Management Plan. • 07/12/02 10:53 AM The Land Acquisition program is to acquire additional acres of open space, subject to available funding, within the BVCP Area III areas as well as the expanded areas in the Northern Tier and in Jefferson County as approved by the OSBT and City Council. Funding is provided from the • projected restricted open space sales tax revenue. The project includes funding for survey, appraisal, professional fees and related acquisition and maintenance costs. The Trails and Trailhead Construction program would provide funding for maintenance on existing trails and trailheads, new trails and trailhead construction on proposed and existing Open Space and Mountain Parks, construction of facilities that improve the visitor axperience (e.g., safe road crossings, nature centers) and restore areas where visitor impacts are high. Funds will be used to implement management directions developed in management plans for visitor use and passive recreational activities. A Visitor Plan is being prepared and provides general goals and guidelines for visitation on Open Space and Mountain Parks. Results of the Open Space Visitor Use Study and resource evaluations will be incorporated into the land and resource management plans. The Water Rights Acquisition program will provide funding to purchase additional water shares from private owners or others for use on Open Space for agricultural and environmental purposes, as water becomes available. Program funding includes water acquisitions in the Coal Creek, South Boulder, Boulder and Lefthand Creek watersheds. Funding will also be used for professional fees, legal and engineering fees, analysis and mapping necessary to manage and protect the water portfolio. Because of our continuing wildlife and habitat concerns, the Open Space and Mountain Parks Resource Conservation staff will continue to work with other City departments to assist in enhancing minimum stream flow where possible. The Minerals Rights Acquisition program provides funding to purchase underlying mineral interests • from private owners, as they become available on the real estate market. Many of these interests in minerals, gas, oil and aggregates were severed from the lands previous to purchase by Open Space and could cause future management dilemmas. Funds would also provide funding for researching, mapping and analyzing potential acquisitions. Construction of an accessible trail to the Flagstaff Sunrise Circle Amphitheater is required by provisions in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The funding for this project, provided by accumulated Lottery funds, would design and build an ADA path from the Sunrise Circle Amphitheater parking area to the stage area. This amphitheater was built in 1933-1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps to benefit the citizens of City of Boulder. Due to the historic status apd community commitment and ownership of this structure, great care will be taken to insure the design and construction has minimal or no impacts to the existing shucture or surrounding area. A CEAP was submitted April 1, 2002. The Historic Structures Stabilization and Pre-historic Site Protection project uses future lottery funds to identify, stabilize and renovate significant historic structures and to protect pre-historic sites identified in cultural resource inventories. Nine historic structures are proposed for stabilization. 07/12/02 10:53 AM • 2 FINANCING • Suf~cient funds are available in the Open Space Fund to appropriate the 2003 CIP as proposed to the OSBT, Planning Board and City Council. A$20,000,000 series of bonds was issued March 2000 as the first phase under the $45,000,000 authorization approved by voters in November 1997. Two additional series of bonds are projected to be issued in 2003 and 2006. These dates and amounts are subject to change depending on a variety of factors, including future sales tax collections and whether there is an increase in Open Space revenues from the passage by the voters of an additiona1.15% sales tax. RELATIONSHIP TO OPERATING BUDGET The Open Space Long-Range Management Policies adopted in 1995, together with the Boulder Mountain Parks Resource Protection and Visitor Use Plan adopted in 1999, set the management direction for the OSMP Department. These policy level plans, along with the area and resource management plans, provide the framework to prioritize and budget specific resource management actions to further the OSMP Department mission. Currently, OSMP staff is in the implementation phase of the goals, objectives and actions recommended in the North Boulder Valley Area Management Plan, the South Boulder Creek Area • Management Plan, the Plains Ecosystem Plan, the Forest Ecosystem Plan and the Boulder Mountain Parks Resource Protection and Visitor Use Plan. In the future, as the Accelerated Acquisition Program gets closer to the achievement of its programmatic goals with the purchase of any additional properties recommended by the Board and approved by the Council, and as the outstanding debt issues are paid off, there will be a shift of focus and funding from acquisition to management of the Open Space & Mountain Parks properties. OSBT ACTION It is anticipated that the Open Space Board of Trustees will consider and then recommend to both the Planning Board and City Council for approval the attached 2003 - 2008 CIP budget submittal at a public hearing at its June 26, 2002 meeting. • 07/12/02 10:53 AM 3 2003-2008 CAPITAL IlVIPROVEMENTS PROGRAM i Open Space Fund Iz-~ut-o2 $ Prior to 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Comments 2003 Projected Projected Projected Projected Projected ProjeMed On-Going Projects Mineral Righis Acquisition Acquisition Progracn Trails and Trailhead Cons[ruction Wazer Rights Acquisition On-Goiag Projects Grand Total: • 300,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 5,365,000 I,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 I,500,000 I,500,000 I,500,000 I,O50,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 600,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 Total: 7,315,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 7,315,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 1,850,000 4 2003-2008 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM , Lottery Fund Iz-~ua-oz $ Prior to 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2003 Projected Projected Projected Projected Projected Projected On-Going Projects FLstorical Shuctu~es Stabili~ation and Pre-historic Site Protection 0 0 186,000 186,000 186,000 186,000 0 Snnrise Cucle Amphi[heater Accessibility Pcoject 24,659 472,000 0 0 0 0 0 On-Going Projects Total: 24,659 472,000 186,000 186,000 186,000 186,000 0 Grand Total: 24,659 472,000 186,000 186,000 186,000 186,000 0 • Comments 5 t ........ ... . . ... ... ... . .. ..... .. .......... . . ~ .. .. .. ... ... . , . .. , .. .. ... . .... . ..... . ..... .,...... . ._... , ..... ..._.... 2003 2008 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM ~ .... .... .. ... . . . _.. . . .. _... .. , . _, . . .. . . . _. .. _... . . ... _, . .... _ .. .. ... PROJECT STATUS REPORT ~ ', PROJ~CT NAME " ' Pro(~ct'Numbee:' ,,.__.,.._ ....,._, ...... ... ......:._, __ _ ,...._.,< _. : ::.m..w_.,..,.... r `.. ,';; ",.. ,....__,_.. ..,.....,..: • t~EPARrMENT,, ~Open 5pace & Mountain Parks P.RaJ~CTDESC~1PT10N '` ~`t - ~This project is~to acquire additional acres of open space,~subject to available funding, within the BVCP~Area III N ~areas as well as the expanded areas in the Northern Tier and in Jefferson County as approved by the OSBT and €City Council. Funding is provided from the projected restricted open space sales tax revenue. The project !,~includes funding for survey, appraisal, professional fees and related acquisition and maintenance costs. ...~..~:.v ... ... .......:-: , . .:_:,.. , , -,... , . : ...;. ~. for the acqulsitions supports the Open Space A m~.~....~T.~T.4: cquisitions and fv ~er 1999. The conceptual acquisitlon area In Area III Is annually ~ • F ~i • roeesg;gtaSus,'IS~suee,p -. ... . ........._.:._ '.....:;.: _.:., ...;.: ,:;,,. purchases are recommended by the OSBTend approved by City >n'sFiip with:Ot6er Departmen~s,; n..m .. ..... ...w .. ~...n..w.~...~.__ .., ..._ _, . .. _ . , . . _._._ , __< <_., ,,, __, fThe Open Space & Mountain Parks depertment works cooperatively with City Departments, primerily Parks,~Greenways,~Transportation, ~:~Utllities and Planning. The department also works wlth and promotes inter-governmental cooperatlon with national, stete end local `~conservation and Open Space programs, such as Boulder Counry Open Space, Loulsville, Lafayette and Longmont, GOCO, Colorado Dept ~ of Natural Resources, CDOW and others including the Trust for Public Lands, The Conservation Fund and Nature Conservancy. >€ 14"~$~Si XR Y ~ ~ fl ' ~{`'~~~.{t~ ~, ~v~b.lC I,"ya ( Nl~~ ~ J n:. ~~~~~~ 0.~ ~ pi}t l~' SiL'~~4 ~'9~t~ ~~ ~ { 4? .~ ~ ~~~~~~~ ~ ~a;+' q 1 i-~ ~I~hyx.d i ~Y' e{. IY~ !. Iy ~' 9ll ~ ~ ~~~ ?~V}F ~~ F u n.f.! 4~~ f irt. ...} . f A i ~x.. t ^. , a ;{3ry° . et ~7"M natflh a i~ .r x. ui(;e~o0 ,. e x e S v5j ' Funding Prlor 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Planned Funding °- to 2003 (Carry Over to 2008) ': Projected Funding: - 5,365,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 1,500,000 14,365,000 , r,»».......,. .........,.,._~.. ,. ,.. . . .. . . . . .............». .. ... ..............,.,..«..».,-.,.. ......,,,. . -.... .... ~;, 2003-2008 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM . ._ . ..._.. , __...__.._.. ~..,.,.._. . .. . ,_...... . _..,. ... , _. ...._._ .... . . . .... ...... ;~~ PROJECT STATUS REPORT ;;;;_ ~Trails and Trailhead Construction x<a s program would provide funding for maintenance on existing trails and trailheads, new trails and trailhead istruction on proposed and existing Open Space and Mountain Parks. Construction and maintenance of other ilities will provide high quality visitor experiences - nature centers, interpretive signs, outhouses. Restoration of ~as having high use levels and associated environmental impacts from these uses will improve the visitor ~erience. Funds will be used to implement management directions developed in management plans for visitor ~ and passive recreational activities. A Visitor Plan is being prepared and provides general goals and guidelines visitation on Open Space and Mountain Parks. A comprehensive trails assessment will be completed to entify and prioritize projects for funding. Completing critical trail connections and eliminating ~nsafe road ssings will be high priorities. Results of the Open Space Visitor Use Study and resource evaluations will be ~rporated into the land and resource management plans. :velopment antl relatetl facilities are tlir Plan, OSBT and City Council dlrection. ails planning process that includes public parlicipation and Involvement was approved by constructlon projects. Specific projects are subject to CEAP process. as ituted for al( m~ quality. The Open spece acquisitions program is one that has made the Clty of Boulder a nationwide environmental leader and role I for other communities. The Open space lands not only add to the visual appeal of our community, but the management practices after ~ing these propertles Insures ihat we continue to provide habitat preservation for wildlife and protect the quality of our waterways. ~The Open Space & Mountain Parks Department works cooperatively with City Departments, primarily Parks, Utilities end Transportation. EThe department also works with and promotes inter-governmental cooperation with national, state and local conservation and Open Space ~programs, such as Boulder County Open Space, Jefferson County Open Space, Louisville, Latayette and Longmont, GOCO, Colorado Department of Natural Resources, DCOW and others. ~F;~3~i;~E:;i3 E4, s ,~,5:?;~~ 4 {` ;n 3~ ~:;, .., z. ~3f~n.~": ~3~{u~~,'~~iY,~!ISj~~ ~~ .. ~~~~~~.~`~.~.~'~ii~ ~E..~~ vl~tk;~.,~~ 4 srP~ 1sG~;'~'~~r~9' nt ~},?:Ae,,,~ikjtyi.w~~`'3!`;a~~r~ . t£~ { fi~ Funding Prlor 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Planned Funding ~ to 2003 ~~ (Carry Ovar to 2008) ._..---~- --. _. 7 ; ~ __ _ .: _. i 2003 2008 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM 7 ....,. . _,._._.., ,.. ......___.. . ... r_ ~ .._... .. ._. ..~~_ ... .,r._._..~_ .,. _ _~..__ _ __..._.._,.. __~ ;;,;( PROJECT STATUS REPORT '- - -^•~--•,- _ ~. " _ ~ _ --,-" . _ . __ _ • Rights Acquisition _ . . .. ._..... ,. ,,..._ _. .. ._,_.... __ . . ... .. . .m,..,:, _ ~......~.. :,_:, s will provide funding to purchase additional water shares from private owners or others for use on Open Space agricultural and environmental purposes as water becomes available. Program funding includes water ~uisitions in the Coal Creek, South Boulder, Boulder and Lefthand Creek watersheds. Funding will also be used professional fees, legal and engineering fees, analysis and mapping necessary to manage and protect the 'er portfolio. Because of our continuing wildlife and habitat concerns, the Open Space and Mountain Parks source Conservation staff will continue to work with other City departments to assist in enhancing minimum 3am flow where possible. the acquisitions supports the Open Space Acquisitions and Management Plan as approved by the OSBT and i 1999. The conceptual acquisition area is annually coordinated and incorporated with the Boulder Valley Comp • are ._... ~~ , „ -o-~. _ .r ..,;; o s p o~~oync ~g& . ~ ,<<., ; . ~.> < - < -:~~~'~ :. .~., ~- ... u ...............:.........._~_~.~. .............v. .. ~~. . ....,_ ~ .... .. ..,...:.: ........_:,.. . ~ .....:-.,,:.....:.i~:. ~orts City Council Goals of anvvonmental sustalnability IncWdtng ~environmental priorities of peshcide reduchon, habitat preservatton and r quality. The Open Space acquisitlons program is one that has made iha Ciry of Bouldar a netionwlde environmental leader and role 31 for other communities. The Open Space lands not only add to the visual appeal of our community, but the manegement practices acquiring these properties insures that we continue to provide habitat preservation for wlldlife and protect the qualiry of our waterways. Spece & Mountain Parks tlepartment works cooperatively with Clty De it also works with and promotes inter-governmental cooperadon with n such as Boulder Countybpen Space, Jefferson County Open Space, it of Natural Resources, CDOW and others. ~ Funding Prior ~ 2003 2004 I 2005 ! 2006 state and local conservation and Open Space le, Lafayette and Longmont, GOCO, Colorado T~.~ ..: N vir~ a~? ~i, ~~.. F 4~i ~,~! ss.9 xh'hb ip~y%~Yl,f~. ~'. ~ ai` : . 2007 2008 IPlanned Funding (Carry Over to 2008) i,' p. 2003-2008 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM .._,. ..,.. ___... . _ _ . ._, .._ _.. _..,... . _,..,........ , .. _..,......_..__. PROJECT STATUS REPORT > program provides tunding to purchase underlying mineral interests from private owners as they become ilable on the real estate market. Many of these interests in minerals, gas, oil and aggregates were severed from lands previous to purchase by Open Space and could cause future management dilemmas. Funds would also ~ide funding for researching, mapping and analyzing potential acquisitions. the acquisitions supports the Open Space Acquisitions and Management Plan as approved t 1999. Tha conceptual acquisition area is annually coordinated with the Boulder Valley Comp are approvetl by both the OSBT and City Councll. iorts City Councll Goals of environmental sustainability Including environmental priorities of pesticide reduction, habitat preservadon an r quality. The Open Space acquisitlons program is one that has made tha City of Boulder a nationwide environmental leader and role al for other communities. The Open Space lands not only add to the visual appeal of our community, but the management practices acquiring these properties insuras that we continue to provide habitat preservation for wildlife and protect the quality of our waterways. :~:;;' i ne upen Space & Mountain Parks tlapartment works cooperatively with City Departments, primadly Parks, Utilitles and Trensportation. The ~: .~€department also works with and promotes inter-governmental cooperetion with national, state and local conservation and Open Space ~~:~programs, such as Boulder Count}c Open Space, Jefferson County Open space, Louisville, Lafayette and Longmont, GOCO, Colorado :~~~~Department of Natural Resources, CDOW and others. ~si~~x .`~'E,I~a~~ki ~ ~o--~{~,~k~tt{~'t~aan~!:~;i'i~~*ru~li~it~~"fir ~ /~~ y~yvrv y,t3 e/~~ {t~" ~,;i~s'ti~9~ ~~ 'Si:vc~ ~d~S,,{ i,sk~ ~vik[ v!..~ ~i~i~L 'j ~rvv .. ..'~ . . .. ~/A!P .. }{~~15~5L e ~, 3.~_~. ~i~...._.., . . X 11_NSel~ ~e6g-:';k~ ..~ iP~ ..*~. $ N~: i d i. Funding Prlor 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Planned Funding >~ to 2003 (Carry Over to 2008) --. .. _ ___._ . 9 _ _. 2003-2008 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM _PPOJ~CTOHSCAIRTIaN ~;-: ;~! - ~ . ..,:, .-"-. ; ; . ~ ' • ,~The Sunrise Amphitheater was built in 1933-1934 by themCivilian Conservation Corps to benefit the citizens of City ~of Boulder. Construction of an accessible trail from the Sunrise Amphitheater parking area to the amphitheater !~stage is required for the city to be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The project will ::;include construction of an accessible trail and renovation of the historic amphitheater. ~~:a :p G t'.;~ (:"G ~. ;: a ,, , y , • ,:: `~ .. .~ . = ~ . ~. ,Belat~o6ship fo M~ster Plan::' , ~ '- : ~:' " ~ ; -.°-~ ' - ~ '~ ..........:.._ .. ~,. _ . ... . , . m... ~.. .. . ._ .. .._...,_.: ....~.~ .. _, .. .__......;:. ~-~Thls ~proJect will bring the city mto compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act . Renovation of a historic stmcture will meet -,;~dlrectlon in the area and resource management plans. ~ 1 T1 !I l ~ ~ ~ ~ ' ~. ,PUblio Process Status, 18sue@ '. . .~ . ............_.:..,, ._ . ..,_,.~.m~..,. ... . ;. .. ___. _:~.,,° .__: ~,._~....~.. . .._. . ....,..__:_ ,. ~. ...~.._.__ ~, ~ -~The proJecEdevelopmen{plan has~included public meetings an Open House, and public members on the design team as well as ~~presentations to ihe Disabllity Task Force, a sub committee of the City ot Boulder Human Relations Board. The main issues are to preserve '---'.!~and protect the existing historic structure including preserving the viewshed on tha site as well as ihe 1933-1934 historic stonework. ;>,s ,Raddition, OSMP has worked and wlll condnue to work wlth Boi ?~and ihe State of Colorado Historical Society., ! ~ ik...:lY ;P ~.li~~'~3_~~,f ~ ~~~e£~~ .'.'2v';~.I, d~l~~. ' Funding Prior 2003 2004 ~ 2005 to 2003 ~.,,..., . _.- .~..... .. __ i City Departmenis such as Planning and Human Resources. In :y Planning, Boulder County Historic Preservation Advisory Boerd Vta ~~ r.~e.~ f F 3, ~' ~9 ~ i 3°^ i~",~ ~~na'76~#!~~~~E~~ ~~; i{.i +~„~', ` 2006 2007 ~~ 2008 ry Planned Funding (Carry Over to 2008) Parks Open Space & Mountain Parks lands have several identified historic structures and pre-historic sites. Cultural resource inventories are completed for most of the Open Space & Mountain Parks lands. These inventories include information on the historic and pre-historic significance of identified structures and sites. Recommendations contained in the inventories will be used to stabilize and protect the significant structures and sites. Nine structures are proposed for stabilization and protection, including two listed on the National Register of Historic Places. . r , ~ .. ...»......;.w.. . .,.~.T..C. ~ ' ~ ...........:m . .... m.:::. ......._:::„._....»._ ............. .......;;i. .,.._:_'c:.., .., ~ zahoo and~protectlon of cultural resources are directed by area and resource management plans, as adopted, the revised Boulder - Comprehensive Plan and Open Space Board and Cdy Council direction. ~~ ~:; .,,. . .......~.W._: . .~.,_...__„:_ ...:~. : ~..:,.:...;_ ~,_..:..... restoration and stabllization and site protection pro~ects are presented to th~ atlon Advisory Board and the Boulder Historic Preservation Advisory Board. the visual appeal of our community and improve our quality of life. resource he Open Space & Mountain Parks department has worked and will continue to work cooperatively with City. Departments such as Planning nd Human Resources. In addition, OSMP has worked and will continue to work with the City Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board, oulder County Planning, Bouldar.County Historic Preservation Advisory Board and the Stete of Colorado Historical Society. 3it~ i{' I '~ti ~1.y~3r!'!.~~ t _h~u; d,f`~ llss~t~H.. lbai"$riai ~~ kx'i~.~ ~$ E3 i~w.anw I~ S. ~"* ~d ~M1:Jv~~Y ~ 4.~1~{ r G~: ~~~j, j~ ~'~ ~ y{ '~ ~{71I'f R Ii ~y ~ K: A~~.t'mEU 7n....iH4. 9*~:n•~+ef~l~~tdvdtv~.~~.~ea~4r .:b( .`ri1n~ ~n ~~• d~•'i.~ Funding Prior 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 20D8 Planned Funding to 2003 (Carry Over to 2008) 186.0001 1 " +~ -- - 11