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Oil and Gas Committee - Minutes     
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Minutes of the Oil and Gas Committee Meeting

February 23, 2012

City Hall, 107 N. Nevada, Pikes Peak Conference Room

Colorado Springs, CO 80903



Councilmember Val Snider, Chair

Councilmember Brandy Williams, Vice Chair – arrived at 9:00

Chris Melcher, City Attorney – departed 9:20

Randy Case, O&G Committee Member

Stephen Harris, O&G Committee Member

Michael Martin, O&G Committee Member

Jan Handke, O&G Committee Member

Chris Mendrop, O&G Committee Member

Jennifer Biever, Hogan Lovells

Ed McCord, O&G Committee Member

John Maynard, O&G Committee Member

Howard Boigon and Jennifer Biever via telephone at 10:00


Councilmember Angela Dougan, Communications Lead

Steve Cox – Mayor’s Office


Councilmember and Committee Chair Val Snider opened the meeting at 8:45 a.m. due to weather.


Introductions were made by all present.


Tim Sullivan of The Nature Conservancy was not able to get to today’s meeting.

Chris Melcher discussed balancing Colorado Springs policy with Colorado State regulations and the appropriate role municipalities can take in considering oil and gas regulation.

Shane Davis of the Sierra Club gave a presentation on “Fracking in Colorado – What are the Impacts.”

Adam Berig with Olsson Associates gave a presentation on “Oil & Gas Air Quality - Regulations and Permitting.”


Open Discussion

The Committee will continue to consider what they think would be important issues for Colorado Springs, as a city, to regulate.

The February 29 trip to Greeley was discussed.  The bus will leave at 7:00 a.m. from City Hall and should return no later than 6:00 p.m.

Actions for Next Meeting

The Committee will continue to begin to hone in on what its concerns and abilities are regarding the recommendations it will present to City Council.

Committee Chair Val Snider adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.

Next Meeting March 8, 8:30-11:30, in the Pikes Peak Room of Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80903