Final
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING

CAPITOL BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Date:04/15/2011
ATTENDANCE
Time:01:35 PM to 02:27 PM
Eddins
X
Green
X
Place:SCR 354
Hoeft
X
Lee
E
This Meeting was called to order by
Markwell
*
Georgianna Contiguglia
Newell
X
Nichols
X
This Report was prepared by
Nunnally
E
Jennifer Thomsen
Sill
E
Stephens
A
Weingardt
E
Contiguglia
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Introduction of New Members
Election of Vice-Chair
Dome Renovation Project Quarterly Fundraising Rpt
Proposal to Move Interactive Exhibit
Other Business
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01:36 PM -- Introduction of New Members and Approval of Minutes

The meeting was called to order by the chair, Ms. Georgianna Contiguglia. She introduced new committee members Ms. Friday Green and Senator Linda Newell.

Ms. Hoeft provided clarification to the minutes regarding the panelling in the Governor's Office.

BILL:Introduction of New Members
TIME: 01:39:25 PM
MOVED:Nichols
MOTION:Moved to approve the summary of the committee's February 18, 2011, meeting. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:Green
VOTE
Eddins
Green
Hoeft
Lee
Excused
Markwell
Excused
Newell
Nichols
Nunnally
Excused
Sill
Excused
Stephens
Absent
Weingardt
Excused
Contiguglia
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 5 ABS: 1 FINAL ACTION:

01:39 PM -- Election of Vice-Chair

Ms. Contiguglia called for nominations for vice-chair. Ms. Green nominated Senator Newell.

BILL:ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR
TIME: 01:39:54 PM
MOVED:Green
MOTION:Moved that Senator Newell be elected vice-chair of the committee. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:Eddins
VOTE
Eddins
Green
Hoeft
Lee
Excused
Markwell
Excused
Newell
Nichols
Nunnally
Excused
Sill
Excused
Stephens
Absent
Weingardt
Excused
Contiguglia
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 5 ABS: 1 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection

01:40 PM -- Dome Renovation Project Quarterly Fundraising Report

Mr. Jim Hare, Colorado Preservation, Inc., presented the Share in the Care Colorado fundraising report for the quarter ending March 31, 2011 (Attachment A). Mr. Hare reminded the committee that Hank Brown is the chair of the campaign. He reported that several additional people have joined the campaign: Hollie Velasquez Horvath, strategic advisor; Arlene Wayland, underwriting executive; and Jeff Rideout, Sara Reichert, and Alexander Pritzlaff, marketing interns.

Attachment A.pdf

With regard to the seed funding for the campaign, Mr. Hare noted that expenditures have exceeded the amount of the seed funding that was provided by AngloGold/Ashanti, and said additional expenses are being borne by Colorado Preservation, Inc. He further reported that funding is continuing to be raised for the production of the film, Centennial Statehouse (see page 1 of Attachment A). He reminded the committee that the trailer for the film is posted on the Share in the Care website.

Mr. Hare said public donations total nearly $34,000. He referred the committee to page 2 of the report, which contains a breakdown of the amount raised from each source: the donation boxes in the Capitol, mail, text campaign, and on-line donations.

Mr. Hare said his goal is to raise 87.5 percent of the $8 million goal from the corporate campaign (see page 3 of Attachment A for additional information).


Mr. Hare reported that the campaign has received in-kind major media promotional sponsorships totaling $925,000 from: KUSA (television); Comcast (cable); Entercom (radio); and Denver Magazine (print). He explained that KUSA would film a number of public service announcements after the legislative session ends, which will feature Hank Brown and Governor Hickenlooper. He reported on how and where the public service announcements would be used.

01:50 PM

Mr. Hare reported on the work of the sponsor approval task force, which consists of Representative Jim Riesberg, Ms. Contiguglia, and Mr. Erick Scheminske of the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting.

Mr. Hare noted that the report includes a list of individual donors, and that donors will be recognized on the Share in the Care website and in the Preservationist magazine. He said sponsor events will begin the week of April 18 in the offices of Hank Brown. He also reported that lobbyists have been invited to a luncheon on April 19, and that a fundraising challenge will be presented. Mr. Hare explained that donors will receive a gold lapel pin provided by AngloGold/Ashanti.

Ms. Contiguglia thanked Mr. Hare for his report. She expressed appreciation for the information on page 3 of the report related to negotiations in progress.

Senator Newell asked where donation envelopes may be found. Mr. Hare said envelopes, bookmarks, and brochures are available at the tour desk. Senator Newell asked whether press in other parts of the state have been approached as media partners. Mr. Hare noted that the reason for bringing Comcast on board is that it reaches parts of the state that KUSA cannot reach. He said he hopes to bring newspapers in other parts of the state on board as well. Senator Newell asked for additional information about the amount of donations received through the text messaging campaign. Mr. Hare clarified that initially, the donation through text could be $5, but the minimum donation amount was changed to $10. Senator Newell asked for more information about the events with Hank Brown. Mr. Hare provided information about the events. Finally, Senator Newell asked how much funding is needed for the project. Mr. Hare noted the initial estimate was $8 million.

01:58 PM

Mr. Nichols provided information to Senator Newell's questions around the estimate of the cost of repairs to the dome. He reported on information received by the Capital Development Committee (CDC) at its April 14, 2011, meeting. Mr. Nichols said it has been recommended that the copper and the gold leaf be replaced, which raises the total estimate for the repairs from $12 million to $17 million. He reported that the State Architect has requested an additional $5 million. Mr. Nichols explained that taking that money from the State Historical Fund now would wipe out funding for the current grant cycle, as well as the next grant cycle. He said that delaying the start of the project six months would alleviate that concern. The reported that the CDC adopted a motion to draft a bill that will cover the additional funding and delay the start date. In addition, the proposed legislation will provide an additional year for fundraising, which should result in more funds being paid back to the State Historical Fund.

Ms. Hoeft noted that it is her assumption that the cost estimates assume the worst case scenario. She asked whether there is a chance that when the work begins, there will be ways to save money on the repairs. Mr. Nichols noted that the new scope of work will extend to the lantern on the dome. Senator Newell asked for clarification of when the work will begin. Mr. Nichols clarified that the work will begin in January, and said the work being done now is exploratory forensic investigation. Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, provided further information about the project timeline, noting that bidding and design work will continue over the summer and fall. She also noted that the scaffolding that is currently in place will be removed, and the scaffolding needed for the project will be much larger and more substantial.



02:05 PM -- Proposal to Move Interactive Exhibit

Ms. Theresa Holst, Manager of Visitor Services, Legislative Council Staff, provided an update on the proposal to move the interactive kiosk that is currently located in the basement cafeteria to Mr. Brown's Attic. She explained that a display that was housed in the southeast corner of the attic had to be dismantled, and the kiosk would fill that now-empty spot. She said she believes the kiosk will get more use in Mr. Brown's Attic. Ms. Holst reported that it would be necessary to install an outlet for the kiosk, and she provided information about the cost, which is estimated at $685 (Attachment B).

Attachment B.pdf

Ms. Holst spoke to concerns raised at the committee's February meeting around providing the display for disabled visitors. She said she will work with IT staff to install the program that runs on the kiosk at the dome tour desk for use by visitors who do not go up to Mr. Brown's Attic.

Ms. Contiguglia reported that the committee's fund contains approximately $8,700. Ms. Eddins suggested that the outlet be paid for out of the Joint House and Senate budget, rather than out of committee funds.

Senator Newell asked for further information about why the move is being contemplated, noting that there is a lot of visitor traffic in the basement. Ms. Holst said she has monitored the use of the kiosks, which are geared toward student visitors. She reported on the number of students who pass through Mr. Brown's Attic. In response to a question from Ms. Contiguglia, she said not many students use the kiosk in the basement. Ms. Eddins concurred. Mr. Nichols said the cafeteria is not student-friendly, rather it is a hub for lobbyists and meetings.

02:13 PM

The committee discussed what might replace the kiosk in the basement. Ms. Holst noted that Mr. Brown's Attic serves as a waiting room for visitors waiting to take the dome tour. Ms. Eddins suggested that there might be tables that could fill the space currently occupied by the kiosk.

Ms. Jennifer Thomsen, Legislative Council Staff, asked for information about how the kiosk would be moved. Ms. Holst said the cabinet can be dismantled, and IT staff has agreed to move the electronic components. Ms. Eddins suggested that the sergeants-at-arms might be able to help move the cabinet.

BILL:Proposal to Move Interactive Exhibit
TIME: 02:16:29 PM
MOVED:Nichols
MOTION:Moved that the kiosk be relocated from the basement to Mr. Brown's Attic and that the outlet be paid for out of the House or Senate budget. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:Hoeft
VOTE
Eddins
Green
Hoeft
Lee
Excused
Markwell
Newell
Nichols
Nunnally
Excused
Sill
Excused
Stephens
Absent
Weingardt
Excused
Contiguglia
Final YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 4 ABS: 1 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection

02:18 PM -- Other Business

Ms. Contiguglia reported on a recent meeting with Ms. Sarah Boardman, the artist painting the portrait of President Obama for the 3rd floor rotunda exhibit. She said a mock-up of the frame was brought in to match to the existing frames. She reported that the portrait is nearing completion and is beautiful. Ms. Contiguglia noted that Ms. Boardman's husband photographed all of the presidential portraits, which could be supplied to teachers for use with their students. She said he agreed to provide a DVD of the photographs for our use.

Ms. Contiguglia reported on the on-going work by staff to update the Art and Memorials In and Around the State Capitol publication, which will eventually be made available on-line.

Ms. Contiguglia expressed thanks to former Representative Paul Weissmann and Wellington and Wilma Webb for providing funding for the Obama portrait. She said it is hoped that there will be a dedication before the end of the legislative session.

Mr. Nichols told the committee about a a traveling display entitled Tribal Paths that could be displayed in the basement rotunda as part of the Creative Capitol program.

Senator Newell asked about jurisdiction of the Capitol cafeteria. Ms. Thomsen explained that it is managed by the Business Enterprise Program.

Ms. Contiguglia asked for volunteers to help clean the presidential portraits. She further reported that the governor's portraits on the first floor have been rehung. Ms. Eddins described media coverage of the unveiling of Governor Ritter's portrait.


02:27 PM

The committee adjourned.