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Final signed minutes Aug 8, 2018.docx Approved 9112118 OPEN SPACE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Action Minutes Meeting Date Aug 8,2018 Video recording of this meeting can be found on the Cil 1-o1'Boulder's Channel 8 Website. (Video start times are listed below next to each agenda item) BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT Kevin Bracy Knight Tom Isaacson Curt Brown Andria Bilich Karen Hollweg STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT Dan Burke Steve Armstead John Potter Mark Davison Jim Reeder Brian Anacker Mark Gershman Lauren Kilcoyne Chelsea Taylor Anna Kellogg Colin Leslie Keri Konold Heidi Seidel Frances Boulding Leah Case Alyssa Frideres Deonne VanderWoude GUESTS Val Matheson, Senior Urban Wildlife Coordinator CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. AGENDA ITEM 1 —Approval of the Minutes(0:56) Karen Hollweg corrected several typos. Curt Brown moved that the Open Space Board of Trustees approve the minutes from July 11,2018 as amended. Andria Bilich seconded. This motion passed four to zero; Kevin Bracy Knight was absent at the June 13,2018 meeting. AGENDA ITEM 2—Public Participation for Items not on the Agenda(2:00) Joe Zamudio, Boulder,asked the Board to support the Eldo Walker Trail connection; he would like to eventually see a trail that goes all the way to Winter Park. Lori Borkus, Boulder,asked the Board to endorse the Indian Peaks Traverse. Hans Preiss, Boulder Mountainbike Alliance(BMA), asked the Board to please continue moving forward with the Eldo Walker Trail connection. BMA is very engaged in making this happen. Lynn Segal, Boulder,spoke in regard to 311 Mapleton and the potential impacts to Open Space land;she said she would oppose any trees being removed for defensible space. AGENDA ITEM 3—Matters from the Department(12:40) Kacey French,Planner,gave an update on the Eldo to Walker Trail Study. Deonne VanderWoude,Human Dimensions Supervisor, and Colin Leslie, Human Dimensions Coordinator,presented on the 2017 Open Space and Mountain Parks Visitation Study. Staff stated that they plan to further engage OSMP staff to better understand additional questions proposed.This item will also be brought back to the Board at a future meeting(or work session)after staff has had time to further analyze data. AGENDA ITEM 1 PAGE 1 Jim Reeder gave an update on the Xcel work taking place on Open Space. AGENDA ITEM 4—Prairie Dog Working Group Phase 2 Report and City Staff Analysis(1:56:00) Heather Swanson, Senior Ecologist, and Keri Konold,Community Relations Officer,presented this item. Staff will prepare a summary of draft responses to the proposed questions which will then be included in the September meeting packet. The Board will finalize responses during the September 12 meeting under Matters from the Board. Final responses will be included as part of the September minutes and sent to City Council in October. Public Comment Christine Pacocha, Longmont,said it is extremely difficult to manage the prairie dog population on her property,which backs to Open Space.This is an extreme financial burden. Prairie Dog barrier on Open Space land as well would be helpful. Denise Pinkard, Longmont,said her property also backs to Open Space. The protection of her land, hay and her animals against prairie dogs has been very difficult as well as extremely expensive. She suggested looking at other ways to manage this species. She also noted that she was unaware of the Prairie Dog Working Group. AGENDA ITEM 5—Review of and recommendation regarding the 2019 Open Space and Mountain Parks Department Operating Budget(3:18:00) Lauren Kilcoyne,Central Services Manager, presented this item. Public Comment Ray Bridge, Boulder County Audubon Society, expressed their concern regarding the balance of projections for research and stewardship compared to trails and facilities. Motion Andria Bilich moved the Open Space Board of Trustees to approve and recommend that City Council approve an appropriation of$24.232.763 in 2019 for the Open Space and Mountain Parks Operating Budget from the Open Space Fund as outlined in this memorandum and related attachments.Tom Isaacson seconded.This motion passed unanimously. AGENDA ITEM 6—Matters from the Board Tom Isaacson and Curt Brown gave an update on the most recent Master Plan Process Committee Meeting. Karen Hollweg and Curt Brown will attend the joint Environmental Advisory Board meeting on September 19. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourniAPPRO m. These minutes were prepared by Leah Case X. D BY: Tom Isaacson /.6 - 10 '17 Board Chair DATE AGENDA ITEM 1 PAGE 2