Oil and Gas Committee - Minutes
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Minutes of the Oil and Gas Committee Meeting
April 26, 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
Chris Melcher, City Attorney
Steve Cox – Mayor’s Office
Randy Case, 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 – Committee Member
Stephen Harris, O&G Committee Member
Councilmember and Committee Chair Val Snider opened the meeting at 8:30 a.m.
Introductions were made by all present.
Chair Snider stated that the Oil & Gas Committee has agreed by consensus on the potential areas of regulation and thanked the Committee for its invaluable service. Committee members were asked to attend the May 21, 2012, informal City Council meeting to be recognized for their efforts and service to the community.
Having fulfilled their duties, Committee members were dismissed at 9:00. There will be no need for further Thursday morning meetings for the foreseeable future. Committee members may be called upon in the future for their input on oil & gas issues.
Councilmembers Snider, Williams and Dougan reconvened and voted to move forward on the Committee approved areas of regulation. The areas to recommend to City Council for potential regulations are:
Councilmember Dougan stated she wants no regulation that goes above or beyond current state and local regulations.
Also mentioned was the possibility of codifying State law, which will require further legal analysis.
Meeting was adjourned at 9:45.