Board of Directors – June 12, 2024: Approval of the minutes from May 8, 2024


MEETING MINUTES
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
May 8, 2024, 9:00 AM

In Person
PPACG Main Conference Room – 14 S. Chestnut St., Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Virtual – Microsoft Teams (Video and Audio)
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AGENDA ITEM 1: CALL TO ORDER / ESTABLISH A QUORUM / INTRODUCTIONS

Chair Sharon Thompson called the meeting to order at 9:04 a.m. A quorum was established.

AGENDA ITEM 2: AGENDA APPROVAL

Holly Williams moved the approval of the agenda, seconded by John Graham. The motion carried unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 3: INTRODUCTIONS/PUBLIC COMMENTS/PRESENTATIONS

  1. PPAAA Older American’s Month Proclamation-Jody Barker, AAA Director
    • Holly Williams moved to approve the resolution, seconded by Kellie Case. The motion carried unanimously
  2. Public Comments. Public comments can be made before or during the meeting. Public comments during the meeting is limited to three minutes and can be done at the meeting location or remotely by using the posted Microsoft Teams link. Individuals are encouraged to notify the meeting organizer at ppacg@ppacg.org before the start of the meeting with the agenda item they would like to comment on. Public comments can be submitted before the meeting via email to ppacg@ppacg.org for distribution to the committee members.
    • David Ozburn voiced concerns of the impact the South Powers Extension Corridor would have on their family business.
  3. Military Installation Reports
    • Melissa Porter, United States Air Force Academy, announced that graduation will be held on May 30, 2024. Following graduation, the USAFA Superintendent Chain of Command will be held at 2:00pm. The new superintendent has not been announced. General Clark will be retiring on May 31, 2024.
    • Jeff Bohn, Space Force Delta One announced that Dorthy Cho will be the representative for Peterson, Shriver, and Cheyenne Mountain for the upcoming Military Resilience Policy Committee Dorthy. On April 10, 2024, the EPA announced the publication of the new maximum contaminant level for PFAS and drinking water. The impact of the new MCL’s is being analyzed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Air Force Installations and Environmental Divisions. On April 8, 2024, Space Delta One Leadership attends the 8th Association of Defense Communities conference in Washington, DC. The October conference in San Antonio just opened for registration. Peterson Space Force Base North Gate has been closed for 3 weeks and traffic flow in and out was a challenge. Jeff Bohn thanked the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado Springs for their help with traffic flow. Space Force Base Delta One met with the Colorado Springs Utilities to discuss energy resilience. On May 9, 2024, they will meet with Colorado Springs Airport leadership to talk about discussion points.

AGENDA ITEM 4: CONSENT ITEMS

These items will be acted upon as a whole, unless they are called up for discussion by a Board member or a citizen wishing to address the Board

  1. Approval of the Minutes from the April 10, 2024, Regular Meeting & April 22, 2024, Special Meeting
  2. Financial Reports – Carol McBroom, Finance Director
  3. Membership Appointments-TAC
  4. Accessibility Statement-Jared Verner, Public Information Officer

Erik Stone moved to approve the consent item, seconded by John Graham. The motion carried unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 5: ACTION ITEMS

  1. Funding Recommendations for AAA Services-Jody Barker, AAA Director
    • Todd Dixon made a motion to approve the item, seconded by Mitch LaKind. The motion carried unanimously.
  2. Funding Recommendations for FTA Contracts/Post-Public Comment Period-Laura Crews, Mobility Coordinator
    • Holly Williams made a motion to approve the item, seconded by Kellie Case. The motion carried unanimously.
  3. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Update-Paul Rochette, Military Planning Program Manager
    • Erik Stone made a motion to approve the item, seconded by John Graham. The motion carried unanimously.
  4. TIP Amendment-Jessica Bechtel, Transportation Programming & Project Delivery Planner
    • Holly Williams made a motion to approve the item, seconded by Todd Dixon. The motion carried unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 6: INFORMATION ITEMS

  1. Long Range Transportation Plan Update-Danelle Miller, Senior Transportation Planner
  2. Legislation Update -Jared Verner, Public Information Officer

AGENDA ITEM 7: OTHER REPORTS & MINUTES

  1. Transportation Advisory Committee – Minutes are included for information only – no presentation this month
  2. Community Advisory Committee – Minutes are included for information only
  3. Mobility Coordinating Committee – Minutes are included for informational only – no presentation this month
  4. Regional Advisory Council – Minutes are included for information only – no presentation this month
  5. Pikes Peak Commission on Aging – Minutes are included for information only – no presentation this month
  6. Air Quality Technical Committee – No Minutes – no presentation this month
  7. Water Quality Management Committee – No Minutes – no presentation this month
  8. CDOT Monthly Update
  9. Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee Update
  10. Committee and Commission Vacancies
  11. Executive Director’s Report

AGENDA ITEM 8: MEMBER ENTITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Todd Dixion announced that July 27, 2024, is their annual Bron Day Festival.

Mitch LaKind announced that Colorado Municipal League announced the district 4 Spring meeting invite went out and will be held on May 30, 2024. Registration is open for the 4th of July parade in Monument.

Stan VanderWerf announced that the El Paso County is hosting a collaboration Beer Festival on May 11, 2024, at Bear Creek Park.

Holly Williams announced that the Memorial Day ceremony for fallen service members overseas on the past year will be held on May 27, 2024.

AGENDA ITEM 9: MEETING SCHEDULE

  1. Upcoming Meeting Schedule

AGENDA ITEM 10: ADJOURNMENT

Chair Sharon Thompson adjourned the meeting at 11:23 a.m.

ATTENDEES

PresentNameAgency / Affiliation
 Yolanda AvilaCity of Colorado Springs
XDave DonelsonCity of Colorado Springs
XLynette Crow-IversonCity of Colorado Springs
 Jeff MosherCity of Cripple Creek
 Detra Duncan (Alternate)City of Fountain
XSharon ThompsonCity of Fountain
XJohn GrahamCity of Manitou Springs
 Nancy Fortuin (Alternate)City of Manitou Springs
 Buck HakesCity of Victor
XKellie CaseCity of Woodland Park
XStan VanderWerfEl Paso County
XCami BremerEl Paso County
XHolly WilliamsEl Paso County
XDick ElsnerPark County
XErik StoneTeller County
 Dan Williams (Alternate)Teller County
XTodd DixonTown of Green Mountain Falls
XWill SchaalTown of Ramah
 Andrew ZimmermanTown of Alma
Roland GardineTown of Calhan
 Frank JustTown of Fairplay
XMitch LaKindTown of Monument
 Glant HavenarTown of Palmer Lake
XHannah ParsonsColorado Transportation Commission
XShane FergusonCDOT Region 2
RepresentativeFort Carson
XJeff BohnSpace Base Delta 1
XMelissa PorterUnited States Air Force Academy
XAndrew GunningPPACG
XStaff of Member Governments and Citizens