Oil and Gas Committee - Minutes
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Minutes of the Oil and Gas Committee Meeting
February 9, 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, Communications Lead
Randy Case, O&G Committee Member – attended via telephone
Stephen Harris, O&G Committee Member
Michael Martin, O&G Committee Member
John Maynard, O&G Committee Member
Jan Handke, O&G Committee Member
Chris Mendrop, O&G Committee Member
Howard Boigon, Hogan Lovells
Chris Melcher – City Attorney
Steve Cox – Mayor’s Office
Ed McCord, O&G Committee Member
Councilmember and Committee Chair Val Snider opened the meeting at 8:30 a.m.
Introductions were made by all present.
Local Regulatory Overview
Chris Melcher told the Committee that he was available for meetings or legal questions regarding the proper role of local regulation.
Tisha Conoly Schuller, President and CEO of Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) gave a presentation on hydraulic fracturing.
10 minute break.
Michael Freeman, attorney with Earthjustice, also gave a presentation on hydraulic fracturing.
Confirmed a meeting with Greeley Mayor Tom Norton and a well pad site visit for February 29, 2012. The purpose of this meeting is to gain further information on how oil and gas production and related land use affects a community.
Actions for Next Meeting
There were no specific actions for the next meeting.
Committee Chair Val Snider adjourned the meeting at 11:30 a.m.