Final
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING

CAPITOL BUILDING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Date:03/15/2013
ATTENDANCE
Time:01:33 PM to 02:32 PM
Eddins
*
Green
X
Place:SCR 354
Hullinghorst
E
Lee
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Markwell
E
Ms. Contiguglia
Nichols
X
Patterson
E
This Report was prepared by
Rosentrater
E
Julia Jackson
Sill
A
Walter
X
Contiguglia
X
Newell
E
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
Mr. Brown's Attic Renovations
Civic Center National Historic Landmark Plaque
New State Symbol Artwork
Updates
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Pass
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only


01:34 PM -- Mr. Brown's Attic Renovations

The committee was called to order. Ms. Contiguglia, Vice-chair, noted that a quorum was not present due to ongoing legislative floor work. She explained that action items would be held until the end of the meeting to obtain a quorum.

Ms. Theresa Holst, Visitor Services Manager, thanked the committee for its support for renovating the exhibits in Mr. Brown's Attic. She gave the committee photos of the renovations (Attachment A). Ms. Contiguglia and Ms. Holst discussed the work and the funding received to date. Ms. Holst also discussed with the committee the documentary that is playing on loop in the attic. Ms. Holst explained that she is exploring moving the state symbols exhibit from the west wall of Mr. Brown's Attic to the east, replacing the existing timeline display, and she gave committee members a proposal for designing a new state symbols exhibit (Attachment B).

Attachment A.pdfAttachment A.pdf Attachment B.pdfAttachment B.pdf

01:41 PM

Mr. Nichols and Ms. Holst discussed school tour group attendance. Ms. Holst and Ms. Contiguglia noted that the reopening of the dome will happen next year, and suggested the committee begin to prepare for a reopening celebration and consider an exhibit on the dome renovation.

01:46 PM -- Civic Center National Historic Landmark Plaque

Ms. Annie Levinsky, Executive Director of Historic Denver, Inc., reminded the committee of its prior support for the designation of Denver's Civic Center as a National Historic Landmark. She provided a fact sheet about the designation (Attachment C). She explained that a celebration of the designation will be held in Civic Center Park in the near future, and she promised to provide additional information about the celebration. Ms. Levinsky explained that the city of Denver would place plaques in several locations on city property. Mr. Lance Shepherd explained that the Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) will order four plaques, to be located at the Capitol building, the State Office Building at 201 E. Colfax, the Legislative Services Building, and in Lincoln Park. He showed the committee pictures of possible locations for the placement of three of the plaques.

Attachment C.pdfAttachment C.pdf

01:52 PM

Committee members discussed the process of ordering the plaques, and Mr. Lee noted that DPA will place the order.

01:56 PM -- New State Symbol Artwork

Mr. Thom Buchanan told the committee about his work providing the illustrations of existing state symbols, which are currently displayed in Mr. Brown's Attic and in the State Symbols and Emblems brochure (Attachment D). Mr. Buchanan stated that he would be happy to illustrate the two new state symbols, the tiger salamander and pack burro racing. He also discussed his interest in improving the artwork for all the symbols to provide better quality and use digital materials. Mr. Buchanan added that he could also do a comprehensive update of the brochure. Ms. Contiguglia, Ms. Holst, and Ms. Kori Donaldson, Legislative Council Staff, discussed the brochure.

Attachment D.pdfAttachment D.pdf

02:01 PM

Mr. Buchanan explained that there was never a comprehensive design process conducted for the current brochure. Ms. Contiguglia requested that Mr. Buchanan prepare a proposal for a redesign and new illustrations, with costs and the amount of time needed. Ms. Holst noted that she currently has a large number of brochures and will not be replacing them until the supply is exhausted. Consequently, she suggested there be a priority to get new illustrations for Mr. Brown's Attic. Committee members expressed interest in creating state symbol posters that could be sold at the gift desk.

02:06 PM

Mr. Nichols, Ms. Contiguglia, and Ms. Donaldson discussed the contracting methods for the illustrations. Mr. Buchanan agreed to provide sample illustrations in addition to his proposal.


02:09 PM -- Updates

Ms. Julia Jackson and Mr. Damion Pechota, Legislative Council Staff, reminded the committee of its discussion about the paintings of Henry Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr., both of which are currently located above radiators. Committee members received a table and maps, prepared by Legislative Council Staff, showing potential locations for these two paintings (Attachment E). Ms. Contiguglia and Mr. Lee discussed the desirability of these proposed locations.

Attachment E.pdfAttachment E.pdf

02:14 PM

The committee took action on pending items.
BILL:Updates
TIME: 02:14:21 PM
MOVED:Nichols
MOTION:Approve the summary of the committee's February 15, 2013, meeting. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:Walter
VOTE
Eddins
Green
Hullinghorst
Excused
Lee
Markwell
Excused
Nichols
Patterson
Excused
Rosentrater
Excused
Sill
Absent
Walter
Contiguglia
Newell
Excused
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 5 ABS: 1 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL:Updates
TIME: 02:14:46 PM
MOVED:Green
MOTION:Approve the summary of the committee's January 18, 2013, meeting. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:Walter
VOTE
Eddins
Green
Hullinghorst
Excused
Lee
Markwell
Excused
Nichols
Patterson
Excused
Rosentrater
Excused
Sill
Absent
Walter
Contiguglia
Newell
Excused
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 5 ABS: 1 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


BILL:Updates
TIME: 02:15:29 PM
MOVED:Green
MOTION:Accept four plaques describing the designation of Denver's Civic Center Park as a National Historic Landmark, to be purchased by the Department of Personnel and Administration. The motion passed without objection.
SECONDED:Nichols
VOTE
Eddins
Green
Hullinghorst
Excused
Lee
Markwell
Excused
Nichols
Patterson
Excused
Rosentrater
Excused
Sill
Absent
Walter
Contiguglia
Newell
Excused
YES: 0 NO: 0 EXC: 5 ABS: 1 FINAL ACTION: Pass Without Objection


02:16 PM

Ms. Eddins noted that the resolution commemorating former Speaker of the House Carl Beverly Bledsoe (Attachment F) was adopted by the House. She explained that a considerable amount of money has been raised to create a memorial honoring Speaker Bledsoe. She added that the resolution creates an advisory committee to oversee the design of the memorial. Ms. Donaldson noted that appointments to the committee had been made, including Mr. Nichols as a representative of the Capitol Building Advisory Committee.

Attachment F.pdfAttachment F.pdf

02:19 PM

The committee took a moment of silence for committee member Jil Rosentrater, who passed away in February.

02:20 PM

Ms. Contiguglia noted that she heard from representatives of the Knous family, who were happy with the successful relocation of the bust of William Lee Knous. She thanked Mr. Kevin Patterson for his work on this issue.

02:21 PM

Mr. Lee noted that he has had a brief conversation with Captain Hahn of the Colorado State Patrol regarding security signage. He suggested that this discussion would continue after the legislative session. Ms. Donaldson explained that wayfinding will be included in the Capitol Complex Master Plan, which will likely be funded in the FY 2013-14 budget. Ms. Contiguglia and Mr. Shepherd clarified the timeframe for completing the Capitol Complex Master Plan.

02:25 PM

Ms. Donaldson noted that the resolution accepting the gift of a replica Armenian khachkar (Attachment G) will be heard by the legislature on April 19.

Attachment G.pdfAttachment G.pdf

02:27 PM

Mr. Lee explained that a group of surveyors is interested in reassessing the elevation of the "Mile High" markers located on the Capitol steps.

02:29 PM

At Ms. Contiguglia's request, Mr. Shepherd updated the committee about construction progress on the dome renovation.

02:32 PM

The committee adjourned.

To do:
* Provide committee members detailed Gold Fund balance and anticipated expenses for the summer.
* Begin April meeting outside to review potential locations for NHL plaque.
* Continue April meeting inside the Capitol to review potential new locations for Brown and King paintings.
* Invite legislators to plaque unveiling/celebration of NHL designation.
* Thank DPA on behalf of the committee for purchasing NHL plaques.
* Thank Historic Denver on behalf of the committee for its work on obtaining the NHL designation for Civic Center.
* Thank Kevin Patterson on behalf of the committee for facilitating the relocation of the Knous bust and the state key.
* Work with Visitor Services to plan dome reopening ceremony and to create a exhibit about the dome renovation project for Mr. Brown's Attic.