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MEETING

APRIL 22, 2015

AGENDA

Date:

April 22, 2015

Time:

11:00 a.m.

Place

City Hall – Pikes Peak Conference Room

107 N. Nevada Ave, Second Floor

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Agenda:

Call to Order and Introductions

1.

Approval of March 25, 2015 CSURA meeting minutes

2.

Approval of the Financial Report as of March 31, 2015

3.

Approval of the Continuing Disclosure Report

4.

Approval of the Audit Report

5.

Citizens Comment Period

6.

Polaris Point/Copper Ridge Cooperation Agreement – Anchor Store Requirement

7.

Work Session Facilitator Contract/ Scope of Services

8.

Annual Election of Officers

9.

House Bill 15-1348 – Senate Bill 135

10.

Executive Session*

11.

Other Matters

Adjournment

*: As per CRS 24-6-402(e) Determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations; developing strategy for negotiations and instructing negotiators

The next meeting of the CS Urban Renewal Authority Board will be held on May 27, 2015. Copies of the Board agendas, minutes and audio recordings are posted on the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority website.

Documents:

1 CSURA Meeting Minutes Draft 3-25-15

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2 Financial Report 3-31-15

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2-2 Financial Statements 3-31-15

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2-3 Interim Checks 2015

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3 Cont Disclosure Report 1st Qtr 2015

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4 Final Audit Report 2014

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6 Polaris Point Cooper Ridge Cooperation Agreement

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6-1 UR Coop Agr Resolution 4-16-15 (DN)

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6-2 Anchor store - City approval 4-10-15

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7 CSURA Board Workshop 2015 Topics(2)

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7-1 CSURA Work Session Faciliator Proposal

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9 House Bill 1348_01

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9-1 SB 15-135 introduced

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Audio:

April 22, 2015 Transcript #1

April 22, 2015 Transcript #2

April 22, 2015 Transcript #3

THE COLORADO SPRINGS URBAN RENEWAL AUTHORITY

HELD ITS REGULAR MEETING ON WEDNESDAY

APRIL 22, 2015 AT CITY HALL, PIKES PEAK ROOM

107 NORTH NEVADA AVENUE, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80903

In attendance were:

COMMISSIONERS:

Merv Bennett

Tiffany Colvert

Valerie Hunter

Zachary McComsey

Wynne Palermo

Jim Raughton

Nolan Shriner

Robert Shonkwiler

Absent:

Also in attendance:

David Neville

CSURA Legal Counsel

Jim Rees

CSURA Executive Director

Dean Beukema

CSURA Staff

Thuy Dam (Thuy)

CliftonLarsonAllen, CPA

Bob Cope

City Economic Development

Peter Wysocki

City Planning Director

John Kim

South Nevada Southern Cross Shopping Center

Chair Wynne Palermo called the meeting to order and introduced Zachary McComsey the new Board Member.

Item 1 –Approval of the March 25, 2015 CSURA Meeting Minutes

Commissioner Valerie Hunter requested the minutes be amended to reflect under Item 5 – Quarterly Project Status Report – South Nevada that the area is also including the west side of South Nevada and the surrounding area.

Commissioner Robert Shonkwiler and Commissioner Jim Raughton entered the meeting

A motion was made by Commissioner Merv Bennett, seconded by Commissioner Nolan Schriner to approve the meeting minutes of March 25, 2015 as amended. The motion carried 5-0.

Commissioners Jim Raughton, Tiffany Colvert, Peter Scoville, and Zachary McComsey abstained since they were not present at the March 25th board meeting.

Item 2 –Approval of the Financial Report as of March 31, 2015

Ms. Thuy Dam, CliftonLarsonAllen, reviewed the monthly revenue and expenditures report as of March 31, 2015 including the property tax received from each Urban Renewal Area as well as the check register as provided in the packet.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jim Raughton, seconded by Commissioner Valerie Hunter to approve the Financial Report as of March 31, 2015. The motion carried 9-0.

Item 3 – Approval of the Continuing Disclosure Report

Ms. Thuy Dam, CliftonLarsonAllen, reviewed the Continuing Disclosure Report for the first quarter of 2015 as provided in the packet.

Mr. Peter Wysocki entered the meeting.

A motion was made by Commissioner Valerie Hunter, seconded by Commissioner Peter Scoville to approve the Continuing Disclosure Report. The motion carried 9-0.

Item 4 – Audit Report

Ms. Thuy Dam, CliftonLarsonAllen, presented the Audit Report prepared by Dazzio & Plutt LLC for year ending December 31, 2014 as provided in the packet.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jim Raughton, seconded by Commissioner Peter Scoville to accept the Audit Report for year ending December 31, 2014. The motion carried 9-0.

Item 5 – Citizens Comment Period

Commissioner Tiffany Colvert introduced Mr. John Kim, a major stakeholder of the South Nevada Southern Cross Shopping Center.

Mr. John Kim stated the Southern Cross shopping center had grown considerably over the last 5 years but expressed concern over the South Nevada area. It has been considered a blighted area since the mid 70’s. Mr. John Kim stated that in 2000 the area started improving but he is still concerned and feels the city has no clear vision for that economic corridor area.

Mr. Bob Cope gave a brief update on the South Nevada/Ivywild area. He stated a meeting had been held with the three development groups along with Mr. Jim Rees and Chair Wynne Palermo from the Urban Renewal Authority Board to come up with a comprehensive plan concerning traffic, parks, trails, and stormwater. Mr. Bob Cope stated he would like for a streetscape plan to be developed that everyone could agree upon along with a cooperative agreement on funding to get the improvements accomplished. Mr. Bob Cope stated he would like to involve Mr. John Kim in that process.

Item 6 – Polaris Point/Copper Ridge Cooperation Agreement – Anchor Store Requirement

Mr. Jim Rees and Mr. David Neville presented the resolution approving the fulfillment of the anchor tenant requirement condition of the Copper Ridge Cooperation Agreement. Discussion followed regarding the different requirement conditions and definitions.

A motion was made by Commissioner Merv Bennett, seconded by Commissioner Valerie Hunter to approve the resolution as presented in the packet. The motion carried 5-4.

Ayes: Commissioners Peter Scoville, Merv Bennett, Valerie Hunter, Zac McComsey and Chair Wynne Palermo.

Nayes: Commissioners Nolan Schriner, Robert Shonkwiler, Jim Raughton, and Tiffany Colvert

Commissioner Merv Bennett, Mr. John Kim and Ms. Thuy Dam left the meeting.

Item 7 – Work Session Facilitator Contract/Scope of Services

Mr. Jim Rees presented the facilitator contract along with the scope of services for the CSURA Board Workshop on May 7th at the Penrose House. Ms. Elizabeth Rockwell, Principal with Design Collaborative, Inc. will facilitate the workshop. The contract along with potential workshop topics were included in the agenda packet.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jim Raughton, seconded by Nolan Schriner to set the contract. The motion carried 8-0.

Item 8 – Annual Election of Officers

Chair Wynne Palermo took Item 8 out of order since Commissioner Merv Bennett needed to leave the board meeting.

A motion was made by Commissioner Jim Raughton, seconded by Commissioner Merv Bennett to elect Commissioner Wynne Palermo as Chair. The motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Commissioner Robert Shonkwiler, seconded by Commissioner Merv Bennett to elect Commissioner Tiffany Colvert as Vice Chair. The motion carried unanimously.

Item 9 – House Bill 15-1348 – Senate Bill 135

Mr. Jim Rees gave a brief summary on the two bills attached in the agenda packet. Mr. Jim Rees stated that the Colorado Municipal League with input from the Urban Renewal Authorities and Cities proposed Senate Bill 135 this year.

House Bill 15-1348 is the bill proposed by the counties this year. This bill states that the cities, municipalities and urban renewal authorities are required to negotiate with all the other tax entities, to include school districts, the counties, and any special districts on the amount of property tax increment that is committed to a project. The Bill states that the cities must agree to put in the same percentage of municipal sales tax increment as the other taxing amenities are putting into the property tax. Discussion followed by the board members. Mr. David Neville stated that if either bill passes there will be significant changes to the Urban Renewal Board and the processes.

Mr. Bob Cope and Mr. Peter Wysocki left the meeting.

Item 10 – Executive Session

Chair Wynne Palermo read the legal explanation to go into executive session. A motion was made by Commissioner Valerie Hunter, seconded by Commissioner Zachary McComsey to enter into executive session. The motion carried 8-0.

The Board came out of executive session and reconvened into open session.

Item 11 – Other Matters

Mr. Jim Rees gave a brief update on the proposed Gold Hill Mesa Commercial Area Urban Renewal Plan and amended plan. The plan is scheduled to go to Planning Commission on 5/21/15. Mr. David Neville stated that assuming that HB 15-1348 is signed into law, and if the plan the board approved were to be modified in the future and the process will not be the same due to the pending change to the statute requiring agreements with the taxing entities.

Adjournment

There being no further business the meeting adjourned.

The next regular Urban Renewal Authority Board Meeting is scheduled for May 27, 2015.

Copies of the Board agendas, minutes and audio recordings are posted on the Colorado Springs Urban Renewal Authority website.

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