Oil and Gas Committee - Minutes
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Minutes of the Oil and Gas Committee Meeting
March 1, 2012
City Hall, 107 N. Nevada, Pikes Peak Conference Room
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Councilmember Val Snider, Chair
Councilmember Brandy Williams, Vice Chair
Councilmember Angela Dougan – arrived 9:10 departed 11:15
Dick Anderwald, LGD
Chris Melcher, City Attorney – departed 10:50
Steve Cox – Mayor’s Office – departed 10:50
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
Ed McCord, O&G Committee Member
John Maynard, O&G Committee Member
Howard Boigon – Consultant
Councilmember and Committee Chair Val Snider opened the meeting at 8:30 a.m.
Introductions were made by all present.
Thom Kerr, Interim Director and Mike Leonard, Enforcement Supervisor for SE Colorado, of Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) discussed Permitting and LGD (Local Government Designee) processes, rules and regulations.
Howard Boigon further discussed the LGD process and how it is very beneficial to the city to use the LGD process. Dick Anderwald, Director of Planning, is our LGD. He discussed the processes he has been involved in with the COGCC relating to the permits in Banning Lewis Ranch.
Martha Rudolph and Kent Kuster, of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), discussed the CDPHE’s rules and regulations of oil and gas production as they relate to air and water.
Actions for Next Meeting
The Committee will consider dates for a field trip to the Olive Oil (Oyl) drilling site on Banning Lewis Ranch in unincorporated El Paso County.
The Committee will continue to hone in on what its concerns and abilities are regarding the gas and oil regulations it will recommend to City Council.
Committee Chair Val Snider adjourned the meeting at 11:45 a.m.
Next Meeting: March 8, 8:30-11:00, in the Pikes Peak Room of Colorado Springs City Hall, and after 11:00, the meeting will continue in the Academy Room in the basement of City Hall at 107 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO, 80903