City of Colorado Springs / Commissions & Committees / Oil and Gas Committee

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.


Open Discussion

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.