City/County Drainage Board - Minutes
Thursday, June 03, 2010
DRAINAGE BOARD MEETING SUMMARY
June 3, 2010
The City of Colorado Springs/El Paso County
at 3:00 PM on June 3, 2010, in the City Council Chamber, City Hall, 107 North
MEMBERS PRESENT: Brett Wyss, John Schwab, Ollie Watts, Emily Skalsky, Luanne Rubey, Jeff Johnson
MEMBERS ABSENT: Stephanie Harrison
OTHERS PRESENT: Tom Bonifas (City Engineering),
Meeting called to order by Brett Wyss at 3:03 p.m.
Item 1: Approval of the minutes from the April 1, 2010
Motion by Ollie Watts to approve the minutes
Motion was seconded by Brett Wyss
Stephanie Harrison was not in attendance.
Item 2: Discussion of June 3, 2010 agenda
Item 3: Reimbursement Request for
John Schwab questioned the justification for reimbursement. Mr. Cartmell stated that this is a major structure and on one of the tributaries within the
Mr. Schwab asked what the criterion was for a major culvert structure. Mr. Cartmell explained that this is a drainage structure and it was a judgment call based on Andre Brackin?s decision and Mr. Cartmell would have to further review the information to find the specific criteria.
Mr. Watts had concerns with the design, structure length and fee structure. Tom Kerby with Tech Contractors explained that the original design was completed by URS as part of road widening for
Emily Skalsky questioned the reasoning for the widening of the road. Mr. Kerby explained that the road widening was a requirement as part of the Falcon area traffic plan. Anyone that develops in the area is required to widen major roads so it was required to widen
Mr. Cartmell advised the Board that when the new DBPS is done, this reimbursement number will be included in the new fee structure calculations to address any increase that would normally occur. There is no set timeframe on the new study just yet but when a timeline is available, the County will inform the Board. A funding request was brought to the
John Schwab brought up questions that may need to be answered for future issues such as what size facility is considered substantial enough to be considered for a regional reimbursement facility. Another concern Mr. Schwab shared was that if something is being added that is above and beyond what has been identified as a reimbursable facility in the DBPS, a fee structure adjustment needs to be attached and justified. Tom Bonifas spoke for the City in stating that it is not a matter of the size of the facility or capacity but more of a fiscal issue as to whether the facility was anticipated in the basin fee structure of the DBPS. Mr. Bonifas further explained that it is very common in the City to allow for reimbursement for items that were not initially included in the DBPS. Even if this is approved, Mr. Bonifas stated that the Board will also want to make sure that an analysis is completed to figure out what the impact is to the basin fee structure to make adjustments if needed.
Motion made by Luanne Rubey to approve the request for reimbursement of $124,560.50 payable to GTL Development with the understanding that this reimbursement will be recalculated in the revised
Motion was seconded by Ollie Watts
Motion passed unanimously 6-0
Item 4: Housekeeping
Tom Bonifas announced that Stephanie Harrison will be out for the next several meetings due to the birth of her child.
As asked by the Mayor, Mr. Bonifas handed out the 2009 Quality of Life Indicators for the Pikes Peak Region to the Chair and Vice-Chair.
Mike Cartmell updated the Board in regards to the Grading Appeals Board. A resolution was approved by the City on May 25, 2010 and this will be on the Board of County Commissioners agenda sometime in June.
No further business
Meeting adjourned at 3:32 p.m.