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Thursday, February 07, 2013

CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS/EL PASO COUNTY
DRAINAGE BOARD MEETING SUMMARY
February 7, 2013

The City of Colorado Springs/El Paso County Drainage Board held its regular meeting at 3:00 PM,
Thursday February 7, 2013 in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue.

MEMBERS PRESENT: John Schwab, Kim Wright, Ollie Watts, Mike Bartusek, Ken Bailey, Rhonda McDonald

MEMBERS ABSENT: Emily Skalsky

OTHERS PRESENT: Tom Bonifas (City Engineering), Cheryl Callahan (City of Colorado Springs), Laurie Fahey (City of Colorado Springs), Mike Cartmell (El Paso County), Elizabeth Nijkamp (City Engineering), David Jones LRA (Cathedral Pines), Dan Potter LRA (Cathedral Pines)

Meeting called to order by John Schwab at 3:00 p.m.

Item 1: Approval of the minutes from the January 10, 2013 Drainage Board Meeting

Motion by Mike Bartusek to approve the minutes.
Motion was seconded by Ollie Watts.
Motion passed unanimously 6-0.

Item 2: Discussion of the February 7, 2013 agenda

Tom Bonifas (City) states that the section of the Subdivision Code that deals with the issuance of building permits to un-platted land and how it deals with drainage fees would best be handled through the Planning Commission process. He told the Board to expect to see it as an “informational item” only in the future.
Mike Cartmell (County) had nothing to add to the agenda.
John Schwab stated he would excuse himself from chairing Item 4.

Item 3: Sand Creek Pond Land Dedication Credit – Pond No. 3 and Pond No. 6

Tom Bonifas (City) gave a quick summation of the history on this item. Elizabeth Nijkamp found 2.2 million in a Colorado Springs Utilities(CSU) fund that had been set up to receive a surcharge from the Springs Ranch development on their Utility Service applications. Elizabeth Nijkamp worked with the City attorney and CSU and they determined that it could be used for any regional improvements within that area. Pond 3 and Pond 6 are critical to the protection of Woodmen Road and for the integrity of Pond 1 and Pond 2 downstream; Mrs. Nijkamp successfully negotiated to use the 2.2 million for the facility cost. In the meantime, the property that the ponds were on went through foreclosure and the bank deeded the property to the City.
The Sand Creek Basin has separate pond facility fees and separate pond land fees; the land fees are based on the Park and School land dedication valuation.
a. Pond No. 3 of 21.92 acres is dedicated for the credit of $1,679,345.65

Motion by Mike Bartusek to approve the cash reimbursement for Pond 3 of $1,679,345.65.
Motion was seconded by Ollie Watts.
Motion passed unanimously 6-0.

b. Pond No. 6 of 16.896 acres is dedicated for the credit of $1,294,267.39

Motion by Ollie Watts to approve the cash reimbursement for Pond 6 of $1,294,267.39.
Motion was seconded by Mike Bartusek.
Motion passed unanimously 6-0.

Item 4: Cathedral Pines Drainage Fee Reimbursement Request

John Schwab excused himself from chairing Item 4.
Mike Bartusek chaired Item 4.
Mike Cartmell (County) stated that Cathedral Pines has requested a reimbursement for constructed drainage facilities (detention pond, culvert and several channel improvements) in the amount of $621,456.00.

Motion by Rhonda McDonald to reimburse Cathedral Pines Development for the $621,456.00 as the funds allow.
Motion was seconded by Ollie Watts.
Motion passed unanimously 6-0.

Item 5: Housekeeping

Drainage Criteria Manual, volume 1, will be previewed on Thursday March 7, at 2-hour workshop, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Academy Conference Room (lower level), City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue.

No further business
Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.