Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation FY 2009-10 Cash Requests
COMMITTEE ON CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
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|Approve all 13 cash-funded projects included in At||PASS|
07:32 AM -- Division of Parksand Outdoor Recreation FY 2009-10 Cash-Funded Requests
The meeting was called to order. A quorum was present. Representative Gagliardi joined the committee at the table. Mr. Dean Winstanley, Director, and Mr. Steve Cassin, Chief Financial Officer, both of the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation (Parks), Department of Natural Resources, presented thirteen FY 2009-10 cash requests. Committee members received a summary of the requests, prepared by Legislative Council Staff (Attachment A). Mr. Winstanley began by giving an overview of Parks' operations in the state, cash funding sources for FY 2009-10 capital projects, and a general description of the 13 requests. Mr Winstanley addressed a question about Cheyenne Mountain State Park and told the committee that the park’s visitor center and trail systems are now open, and that the campgrounds will open this fall. Discussion ensued about facilities at other state parks.
Mr. Winstanley walked the committee through Attachment A and briefly described each requested project (listed below).
- Automated Entrances
- Staunton State Park
- Park Facilities
- Corps Cost Share Improvements
- Fuels Mitigation
- Improvements to Lake Pueblo State Park
- Major Repairs / Minor Recreation Improvements
- Off-Highway Vehicle Program Grants and Minor New Construction and Renovation
- Park Improvements / Buffer Acquisitions
- Park Infrastructure Improvements
- State Trails Grant Program
- Water Acquisition / Lease Options and Dam Repairs (Water Resource Program)
- Energy Efficiency and Greening
Mr. Winstanley addressed questions about the work to be completed and fund sources for specific projects. He also answered questions about the cost of mitigating zebra mussels at state parks. Mr. Cassin explained how Parks purchases water rights for state parks in Colorado. Discussion ensued.
Mr. Winstanley said some of the requested projects will begin at the start of the fiscal year, while others may not begin until later in the year. Mr. Cassin addressed a question about whether cash funds to be used for Parks capital projects can be used instead for higher education.
|BILL:||Division of Parks FY 2009-10 Cash-Funded Requests |
|TIME: || 08:12:25 AM|
|MOTION:||Approve all 13 cash-funded projects included in Attachment A. The motion passed on a vote of 5-0-1.|
Final YES: 5 NO: 0 EXC: 1 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS