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Thursday, March 07, 2013




March 7, 2013

The City of Colorado Springs/El Paso County Drainage Board held its regular meeting at 3:00 PM,

Thursday March 7, 2013 in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Avenue.

MEMBERS PRESENT: John Schwab, Ollie Watts, Mike Bartusek, Ken Bailey, Rhonda McDonald, Emily Skalsky


OTHERS PRESENT: Tom Bonifas (City Engineering), Laurie Fahey (City Engineering), Mike Cartmell (El Paso County), Elizabeth Nijkamp (City Engineering), Mary Murray (City Finance), David Mijares (Catamount Engineering)

Meeting called to order by John Schwab at 3:11 p.m.

Item 1: Approval of the minutes from the February 7, 2013 Drainage Board Meeting

Motion by Rhonda McDonald to approve the minutes.

Motion was seconded by Mike Bartusek.

Motion passed unanimously 6-0.

Item 2: Discussion of the March 7, 2013 agenda

Tom Bonifas will present Item 4 on the agenda in lieu of Tim Mitros (City Engineering) being called away to another meeting.

Mike Cartmell has nothing further to add to the agenda.

Item 3: Sand Creek Drainage Reimbursement – Ridgeview Development

This request is for reimbursement on behalf of Ridgeview Development, LLC from the Sand Creek Drainage Basin based on completion and final acceptance of channel and storm sewer systems within the westerly portion of the Ridgeview at Stetson Hills Development, primarily north of Dublin Blvd. The request includes major storm sewer systems included in the "Master Development Drainage Plan for Ridgeview Subdivision" by URS Greiner and channel and storm sewer improvements included in the "Master Development Drainage Plan for Stetson Hills Subdivision Phase I" by Merrick & Company. The reimbursements requested are for the individual projects listed in the following amounts:

• Anna Lee Way Outfall $ 490,779.26

• Charlotte Parkway Storm System $ 457,606.99

• Uncompahgre Storm System $ 314,467.00

• Tomiche Drive Storm System $ 154,807.28

Total Reimbursement Request $1,417,660.53

Motion by Emily Skalsky to approve a reimbursement request to Ridgeview Development, LLC from the Sand Creek Drainage Basin Fund in the amount of $1,417,660.53 for facilities constructed.

Motion was seconded by Ollie Watts.

Motion passed unanimously 6-0. Page 2

Item 4: Storm Water Task Force Update

Tom Bonifas presented this item in lieu of Tim Mitros. Tom highlighted information from the Task Force on the regional storm water needs and costs versus the Mayor wanting to hire a consultant to represent the City’s specific storm water needs and costs. Discussion ensued amongst the board members regarding potential ways for funding of these repairs, both regionally and locally. Emily Skalsky encouraged the other board members to attend the Task Force meetings.

Item 5: Housekeeping

Tom Bonifas handed out an updated Drainage Board Member contact list to all present.

No further business

Meeting adjourned at 3:39 p.m.