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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:

  1. Adherence to the Pre-Application and Site Plan process/Public Notification
  2. Water Quality
  3. Impact Fees & Revenue Generation
  4. Land Use Setbacks
  5. High/Low Density Considerations
  6. Zoning Districts
  7. Operational Conflicts
  8. Conditions of COGCC Approval to City government

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.