Thursday, February 07, 2013
CITY OF COLORADO SPRINGS/EL PASO COUNTY
The City of Colorado Springs/El Paso County Drainage Board held its regular meeting at 3:00 PM,
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.
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.
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.
Motion by Mike Bartusek to approve the cash reimbursement for Pond 3 of $1,679,345.65.
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.
Item 4: Cathedral Pines Drainage Fee Reimbursement Request
John Schwab excused himself from chairing Item 4.
Motion by Rhonda McDonald to reimburse Cathedral Pines Development for the $621,456.00 as the funds allow.
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