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Thursday, January 06, 2011




January 6, 2011


The City of Colorado Springs/El Paso County Drainage Board held its regular meeting after the

Annual Luncheon at 12:00 PM on January 6, 2011, in the in the City Council Chamber, City Hall,

107 North Nevada Avenue.


MEMBERS PRESENT:     Brett Wyss, John Schwab, Ollie Watts, Emily Skalsky


MEMBERS ABSENT:        Stephanie Harrison, Luanne Rubey, Jeff Johnson     


OTHERS PRESENT:         Tom Bonifas (City Engineering), Cheryl Callahan (City of Colorado Springs), Mike Cartmell (El Paso County), Mary Murray (City Finance)


Meeting called to order by Brett Wyss at 2:00 p.m.


Item 1:  Approval of the minutes from the December 2, 2010 Drainage Board Meeting 


Motion by John Schwab to approve the minutes

Motion was seconded by Ollie Watts


Motion passed unanimously 4-0


Item 2:  Discussion of January 6, 2011 agenda


No discussion or changes needed.


Item 3:  Financial Update 


Mary Murray presented an end of the year financial update of the Storm Drainage Program. Ms. Murray reiterated that when the program was audited, the finance department would update the board at least once a year with a full listing of all the drainage reimbursements on record. The packet presented has the drainage reimbursement credits and the pond and bridge credits.


John Schwab asked if fund 152 is a combination of the drainage and pond credits and Ms. Murray confirmed. Mr. Schwab also asked if the County would be able to provide the same kind of information to the board. Mr. Cartmell stated that the County would put that information together.


Mary Murray also noted that reimbursements will be paid out this month where there are funds available and reimbursements waiting. Mr. Cartmell informed the board that normally the County would also be sending out payment but there is no funding in basins with reimbursements requests.


Emily Skalsky wanted to confirm that the interest allocation policy discussion is still on hold. Mr. Bonifas confirmed that the HBA (Home Builders Association) wanted more time to look at some of staff?s proposals and continue discussion between them and staff first.



Item 4:  Election of Drainage Board Chair and Vice Chair


Brett Wyss and Luanne Rubey will be term limited on March 12, 2011.


Brett Wyss believed that Jeff Johnson was interested in being the chair; however, Mr. Johnson was not present to confirm the nomination.


The four board members that were present were concerned that two of the board members that were not at the meeting (Jeff Johnson and Stephanie Harrison) and will be taking a second term may or may not be interested in being nominated for chair or vice chair. The attending board members did not want to assume that Jeff Johnson or Stephanie Harrison would or would not be interested.


It was decided to postpone the election until all board members are present.


Motion by Brett Wyss to postpone the elections for a future date no later than March 11, 2011

Motion was seconded by Emily Skalsky


Item 5: Housekeeping


No housekeeping items



No further business

Meeting adjourned at 2:12 p.m.