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January 18, 2022 Minutes

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Upper Thompson Sanitation District
Virtual Regular Meeting Of The Board Of Directors

Pursuant to C.R.S., §32-1-903, notice is hereby given to the members of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District Board of Directors and to the general public that the Board will hold its regular meeting, which is open to the public, at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Individuals who wish to address the Board via public participation may do so by telephone or virtually through online participation facilitated by the Microsoft Teams platform. Members of the public wishing to join the meeting by means of telephone or online participation, may email a request for the meeting link or telephone number to Ms. Gina Moore, Secretary to the Board, at gina@utsd.org by 2:00 p.m. on January 18, 2022.

Agenda

  1. Call to Order. 
  2. Pledge of Allegiance. 
  3. Roll Call, Absences Excused. 
  4. Next Meeting Date: Regular Board Meeting, Tuesday, February 15, 2022. 
  5. Agenda: Correction and Approval. 
  6. Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. 
  7. Public Forum: An opportunity for presentation by the public to provide information to the Board of Directors on any non-agenda item. Note: The Board cannot take any action on non-agenda items but may direct staff to include the item on a future agenda.  

    Public Comment on Agenda Items: Public comments will be heard by the Board at the conclusion of the presentation of the agenda item. Persons addressing the Board shall first be recognized by the District Manager or Board Chairman and may speak only one time per agenda item. Speakers shall state their name and address for the official minutes, address comments to the Board as a Body, and shall be allotted three (3) minutes for public comment.
  8. Minutes: Correction and Approval: Regular Board Meeting, December 21, 2021. 
  9. New Business and Special Orders: 
    1. The District’s Cyber Security Strategy – presented by Mr. Peter Manly, President, Akamai Systems Consulting, Inc.
    2. Consideration for Adoption: Resolution No. 2022-01-01 Designating Location to Post Notice – presented by Ms. Moore.
    3. Request for Approval: Agreement for Professional Services Between the District and GBSM, Inc. for Public Relations Services - presented by Mr. Bieker.
    4. Update: Phase II - Design of the New Water Reclamation Facility, Lift Station, and Interceptor Improvements Project – presented by Mr. Ravel, PE, Water/Wastewater Project Manager, Merrick & Company.
    5. Consideration for Adoption: Resolution No. 2022-01-02 Expressing the Intent of the District to be Reimbursed for Certain Expenses relating to the Construction of Certain Sanitation Facilities – presented by Mr. Bieker.
  10. Reports of Officers, Committees, and Staff: Questions, Comments, Correction and Approval: 
    1. Treasurer’s Report.
    2. Plant Report.
    3. System Development Fee Allocation and Connection Report.
    4. Collection System Report.
    5. Assistant District Manager’s Report.
    6. District Manager’s Report.
  11. Executive Session: §24-6-402(4)(a), C.R.S., Concerning the purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer, or sale of any real, personal, or other property interest; and §24-6-402(4)(e), C.R.S., Determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and instructing negotiators related to property acquisition for a proposed new lift station 
  12. Adjournment.

Upper Thompson Sanitation District (District) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, or ancestry, and in employment or in any program or activity conducted by the District. The District will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If any person has a disability and requires a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact District Manager, Mr. Chris Bieker, three days before the event via email at chris@utsd.org, or telephone at 970.586.4544, or dial 711 to connect with Relay Colorado.

Record of Proceedings 

Minutes of a Virtual Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors of 
Upper Thompson Sanitation District
Held: January 18, 2022, at 4:00 p.m., at the 
District Office, 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado

Call to Order

A virtual regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Upper Thompson Sanitation District, Estes Park, Colorado, was called to order at 4:02 p.m. and held as shown above and in accordance with the applicable statutes of the State of Colorado with the following Directors present and acting:

Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Attendance

Board of Directors: 
Jack Reed, Chairman* 
Greg Cenac, Treasurer* 
Susan Doylen, Secretary* 
Kent Bosch, Vice-Chairman/ Assistant Secretary /Treasurer* 
Ronald I. Duell, Vice-Chairman/Assistant Secretary/Treasurer* 

Staff: 
Chris Bieker, District Manager* 
Suzanne Jurgens, Assistant District Manager* 
Gina Moore, Financial Officer* 
Matt Allen, Operations Manager* 
Sheryl Panzer, Customer Accounts Manager* 
Henry Newhouse, Plant Superintendent* 
Nathanael Romig, Collection Superintendent* 
Naomi McCracken, Secretary* 

Steve Ravel, P .E., Water/Wastewater Project Manager, Merrick & Company* John Kuosman, Water/Wastewater Division Leader, Merrick & Company* Peter Manly, President, Akamai Systems Consulting, Inc.* 

* Joined via web conference call

Next Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors will be held on February 15, 2022.

Approval of Agenda

The Board Considered the Agenda. 

It was moved by Ms. Doylen and seconded by Mr. Bosch to approve the Agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest

Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest is a topic of discussion at every Board meeting to address potential conflicts of interest that may arise as new agenda items are introduced. District Directors who have disclosed potential conflicts of interest can vote as issues arise.

Public Forum

Mr. Reed opened the meeting for public comment. 

Ms. Doylen explained the Public Forum is an opportunity for presentation by the public to provide information to the Board of Directors on any non-agenda item. She further explained the Board cannot take action on non-agenda items but may direct staff to include the item on a future agenda. 

No member of the public joined the meeting via web conference call. 

Regarding public comment on Agenda Items, Ms. Doylen provided the following statement: 

Public comments will be heard by the Board at the conclusion of the presentation of the agenda item. Persons addressing the Board shall first be recognized by the District Manager or Board Chairman and may speak only one time per agenda item. Speakers shall state their name and address for the official minutes, address comments to the Board as a Body, and shall be allotted three (3) minutes for public comment.

Approve Minutes from Prior Meeting

The Board reviewed and discussed the Minutes of the December 21, 2021, Regular Board Meeting. 

It was moved by Ms. Doylen and seconded by Mr. Bosch to approve the Minutes of the December 21, 2021, Regular Board Meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

New Business and Special Orders

The District's Cyber Security Strategy - presented by Mr. Peter Manly, President, Akamai Systems Consulting, Inc.: 

Mr. Peter Manly, President of Akamai Systems Consulting, Inc. presented a summary of planned District wide information technology (IT) improvements, which are to be implemented in 2022, to protect critical systems and sensitive information from digital attacks. 

Mr. Manly explained cybersecurity is the application of technologies, processes, and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices, and data from cyber-attacks. He stated it aims to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and protect against the unauthorized exploitation of systems, networks, and technologies. 

Mr. Manly detailed the premise behind each of the following fundamentals, which are the basis of his approach, to protect the District from cyber-attacks:

  • Perform Asset Inventories 
  • Assess Risks 
  • Minimize Control System Exposure 
  • Enforce User Access Controls 
  • Safeguard from Unauthorized Physical Access 
  • Install Independent Cyber-Physical Safety Systems 
  • Embrace Vulnerability Management 
  • Create a Cybersecurity Culture 
  • Develop and Enforce Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures 
  • Implement Threat Detection and Monitoring 
  • Plan for Incidents, Emergencies, and Disasters 
  • Tackle Insider Threats 
  • Secure the Supply Chain 
  • Address All Smart Devices 
  • Participate in Information Sharing and Collaboration Communities

Mr. Manly continued his discussion of cybersecurity stating there is no 100% secure network, further explaining if a threat actor, who is a person, organization or government carrying out a malicious act, wants to penetrate the network they will be able to do so. He emphasized the District's cybersecurity efforts will make it difficult for a threat actor to infiltrate the network. 

Mr. Manly shared a spreadsheet listing recommended tasks, items, or upgrades to enhance security of the District's network and devices. The spreadsheet also included an estimate of the time and cost to implement each task, item, or upgrade. The spreadsheet items were color coded to indicate the time needed for implementation and estimated cost of the item. Green items being the simplest and least expensive, yellow items being more involved and expensive, and red items being the most time consuming and expensive to implement.

Mr. Manly described his plan is to first execute simple and less costly security tasks, items, and upgrades, which are the items highlighted on the spreadsheet in green. He explained that after implementation of those items, a third-party vendor would perform an intrusion detection test to measure the efficiency of that set of security changes to the network. He explained the results of the intrusion detection test will reveal the effectiveness of the first set of changes to the District's IT systems. 

Mr. Manly explained the District would then determine if the tasks, items, and upgrades highlighted on the list in yellow should be executed to provide an additional layer of security. Mr. Manly explained that items on the list highlighted in red may also be considered and implemented based on the degree to which a secure IT environment is to be established and if the cost benefit of the change is acceptable to the District. 

Mr. Manly stated maintaining cybersecurity will always be a dynamic effort because cybercrime is always evolving causing the District to be continually evaluating IT security protocols and procedures. Mr. Manly emphasized the importance of persistently reassessing security measures which have been implemented to protect District IT systems. 

The Directors and Mr. Bieker asked questions of Mr. Manly regarding the District's strategy to establish security for the District's IT systems, programs, and data. 

Having no further questions for Mr. Manly, Mr. Reed thanked him for presenting strategy the District will implement to protect critical systems and sensitive information from cybercrime. 

At 4:42 p.m. Mr. Manly excused himself from the remainder of the meeting.

Consideration for Adoption: Resolution No. 2022-01-01 Designating Location to Post Notice - presented by Ms. Moore:

Ms. Moore presented Resolution No. 2022-01-01, designating the posting location of the District's Board meeting notices, pursuant to Section 24-6- 402(2)(c) and 32-1-903(2) of the Colorado Revised Statues. 

Ms. Moore stated the District's notices of meetings and agenda information are required to be posted at least 24 hours prior to each meeting online at www.colorado.gov/utsd, per Colorado Revised Statute 24-6-401. 

Ms. Moore elaborated that in the event of interruption in internet service, or another emergency circumstance, the District will also post notice of public meetings at least 24 hours prior to a meeting at the District Administration Building, 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado.

The Board considered the Resolution and asked questions of Ms. Moore about the document. 

It was moved by Ms. Doylen and seconded by Mr. Bosch to adopt Resolution No. 2022-01-01 Designating Location to Post Notice. Motion carried unanimously. 

Request for Approval: Agreement for Professional Services Between the District and GBSM, Inc. for Public Relations Services - presented by Mr. Bieker: 

Mr. Bieker stated that in December 2021, upon recommendation from Merrick & Company, the District engaged the services of public relations firm GBSM, Inc. (GBSM) to develop a letter to be sent to customers reminding them about the 2022 rate increase and the need for the new Water Reclamation Facility, Lift Station and Interceptor Improvements Project (Project). He also stated that GBSM was asked to prepare a press release to convey the same information to the Estes Park community. 

Mr. Bieker communicated that GBSM prepared and sent a letter to District customers the week of December 13, 2021, and a press release was published in the Estes Park News on December 31, 2021. 

Mr. Bieker was pleased to report the communication effort about the rate increase and need for the new treatment plant and infrastructure was well received and District staff has heard positive feedback from customers and the community. 

He remarked that District staff was impressed with the GBSM team and their public outreach efforts on the District's behalf. 

Moving forward, Mr. Bieker noted that as the District embarks on design of the Water Reclamation Facility, Lift Station and Interceptor Improvements Project, it is the intent to provide public communication that informs the customers, residents, and visitors to the Estes Valley of the District's endeavors and the Project in a consistent, proactive, and effective manner. 

Mr. Bieker indicated the value and importance of developing an all­encompassing strategic communication program in support of the District's work and implementing the program elements to provide public engagement, outreach, and education to the Estes Valley. 

He noted that, with that purpose in mind, on December 13, 2021, the District published on the Rocky Mountain EPurchasing/BidNet Direct website, a Request for Qualifications for Professional Public Relations Services. The qualification statements were due from interested firms on December 31, 2021.

Mr. Bieker reported the District was pleased to receive qualification statements from Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc. (Raftelis) and GBSM and both firms presented very competitive qualifications. 

Mr. Bieker reminded the Board that the District previously worked with the communications team from Raftelis prior to the pandemic in 2019 to help raise awareness among customers and stakeholders of the valuable service the District provides the Estes Valley. He stated, at that time, the District had engaged Raftelis to perform a rate study resulting in the 2020 Wastewater Rate Study which the District used to set today's customer rates to financially support the Project. 

Mr. Bieker reported that he and Ms. Jurgens evaluated both qualification statements and, after careful consideration, determined that GBSM was the most suitable firm to provide public relations services. He remarked that as GBSM states in their cover letter, "The importance of this [communication] effort cannot be understated". 

Mr. Bieker noted that staff are confident GBSM will provide the District with a strategy and approach that will help navigate the complex communication steps the District will undertake in the coming months and years. As indicated in the Statement of Qualifications, GBSM has more than 35 years of experience in helping government entities develop similar "transformational" infrastructure in Colorado and beyond. He indicated GBSM is highly motivated to work collaboratively with the District as a project partner to build an outstanding communication program. 

Mr. Bieker stated staff recommends the Board of Directors consider and approve the Agreement for Professional Services between the District and GBSM for professional public relations services. 

He noted the Agreement has been reviewed by legal counsel, Ms. Linda Glesne, of Cockrel Ela Glesne Greher & Ruhland, P.C. (CEGR Law) and engages the services of GBSM through December 31, 2022, for fees billed on an hourly basis not to exceed $115,000. 

Mr. Bieker added the Agreement also incorporates, by reference, the District's Request for Qualifications for Public Relations Services and GBSM's Statement of Qualifications which outline the scope of services to be provided by GBSM. He further noted GBSM has reviewed and approved the Agreement. 

Mr. Bieker asked the Board to consider approval of the Agreement between the District and GBSM for public relations services and invited questions about GBSM and the District's public relations efforts.

The Directors considered engaging GBSM, discussed the Agreement, and community outreach and education. 

It was moved by Ms. Doylen and seconded by Mr. Cenac to approve the Agreement for Professional Services Between the District and GBSM, Inc. for public relations services. Motion carried unanimously. 

Mr. Bieker thanked the Board for approving the Agreement stating District staff looks forward to GBSM joining the Project Team. 

Update: Phase II - Design of the New Water Reclamation Facility, Lift Station and Interceptor Improvements Project - presented by Mr. Ravel, PE, Water/Wastewater Project Manager, Merrick & Company:

Regarding the design of the New Water Reclamation Facility, Lift Station and Interceptor Improvements Project (Project), Mr. Ravel noted the following updates following the December 21, 2021, Regular Board Meeting:

  • Site Location Application - The application is under review by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The CDPHE has verbally expressed that no specific comments and/or requirements have been identified to date. Merrick & Company (Merrick) is optimistic the District will receive approval by the end of January 2022. Preliminary and final design may proceed without approval, and Merrick will monitor the status to identify specific comments, if any. 
  • United States Bureau of Reclamation (USER) - Merrick is awaiting comments from the USBR regarding coordination requirements for the environmental assessment (EA). A meeting with the USBR is scheduled for January 20, 2022. 
  • Western Area Power Authority (WAPA) - Merrick will continue to coordinate with W AP A regarding the Project status. 
  • Estes Park Sanitation District (EPSD) - EPSD's engineer, Diamondback Engineering, is reviewing the treatment requirements for EPSD and will provide a summary to the EPSD for use with short­and long-term planning. A presentation by the District to the EPSD Board is tentatively planned for February 8, 2022. 
  • Fish Creek Lift Station (FCLS) Site Acquisition and Layout The District received the appraisal of the FCLS site acquisition for review on January 12, 2022. Final FCLS site decisions will be completed over the next three weeks following the kickoff workshop. 
  • Thompson River Lift Station (TRLS) Site Layout- The new TRLS will be located on the District's existing wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) site or an expanded po1tion of USBR property. Final TRLS site decisions will be completed over the next three weeks following the kickoff workshop.
  • Financial Planning - An introductory meeting with the District's bond counsel and financial advisors was held on January 5, 2022. A planning level cost opinion and breakdown of project components has been provided to the financial team members for review. A follow-up meeting will be scheduled the week of January 24, 2022. 
  • Project Kickoff Documents - The following project items were distributed to team members: 
    • Project Management Plan (PMP) including a list of critical decision items 
    • Schedule 
    • Risk Register, Action Log, Assumptions Log and Decisions Log 
    • Health and Safety Plan (HASP) 
    • Quality Management Plan (QMP) 
    • Building Information Model (BIM) Execution Plan 
  • Initial Project Workshops-The following workshops were held/planned for January 2022: 
    • Kickoff Chartering Workshop -Held on January 11, 2022 
    • Lift Station Kickoff Workshop-Scheduled for January 20, 2022 
    • Liquid and Solids Treatment Kickoff Workshop 􀀖 Held on January 12, 2022 
    • Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) Kickoff Workshop­ Scheduled for January 20, 2022 
    • Membrane Equipment Selection Kickoff Workshop -Held on January 12, 2022 
    • Communications Planning Kickoff Workshop-Tentatively scheduled for January 20, 2022 
    • Additional Project Workshop -An architectural planning kickoff workshop is planned for January and/or February 2022

Adding to the above noted Project activity, Mr. Ravel stated a virtual charter session was held on January 11, 2022, to establish the Project team's values, vision, mission, objectives, and measures of success. Attendees of the chartering session were staff members and Board liaisons of the District and the Merrick & Company's Project team. 

Mr. Ravel stated a Project charter was developed to set the focus of the Project team. Mr. Ravel reported that several kickoff workshops have been held to begin discussion on the liquid process stream and membrane selection. He noted additional meetings will be held through the end of January 2022 to keep the Project moving forward. 

Mr. Ravel stated he has been in contact with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Senior Review Engineer, Mr. Mike Emming, to discuss details of the District's Site Location Application. Mr. Ravel stated he provided clarification of information in the Site Location

Application and CDPHE will continue review of the document and the District's Project. 

Mr. Ravel noted Merrick is tracking assumptions, decisions, and actions in a repository to assist in facilitating Project progress. 

Mr. Bieker stated the Estes Park Sanitation District has requested that Upper Thompson Sanitation District's presentation about the Project be offered to the EPSD Board of Directors at the March 8, 2022, regular meeting. 

The Board of Directors asked questions of Mr. Ravel regarding the Project. 

Mr. Reed thanked Mr. Ravel for the Project update. 

Consideration for Adoption: Resolution No. 2022-01-02 Expressing the Intent of the District to be Reimbursed for Certain Expenses relating to the Construction of Certain Sanitation Facilities - presented by Mr. Bieker. 

Mr. Bieker introduced Resolution No. 2022-01-02 Expressing the Intent of the District to be Reimbursed for Certain Expenses relating to the Construction of Certain Sanitation Facilities by stating one key component of successful completion of the new Water Reclamation Facility, Lift Station, and Interceptor Improvements Project is determination of the optimum financing package to fund the infrastructure improvements. 

Mr. Bieker explained that to assist the District in selection of the best financing source or sources, the District has engaged the professional services of legal counsel, Ms. Kim Crawford, of Butler Snow. Ms. Crawford represents governmental entities and other transaction participants in public finance transactions. Ms. Crawford was recommended to the District by Ms. Linda Glesne. 

Mr. Bieker noted that upon Ms. Crawford's recommendation, the District has also engaged the services of Mr. Jason Simmons, Managing Director of Hilltop Securities, Inc. Hilltop Securities is a financial advising firm that provides expert advice and tailored solutions to help special districts meet their goals in the most cost-effective manner possible. 

Mr. Bieker reported that on January 5, 2022, UTSD staff, Mr. Reed, Ms. Doylen, and members of the Project team from Merrick met with Ms. Crawford, Mr. Simmons, and Ms. Mattie Prodanovic, also of Hilltop Securities, to discuss the many facets and opportunities available to the District for Project financing. 

Several Project financing opportunities involve the use of funds issued from Federal sources and the likelihood of the District using Federal funds to support the Project is high. Mr. Bieker noted that given that probability, Ms. Crawford advised the Board of Directors' adoption of a reimbursement resolution to immediately declare the District's intent to reimburse expenditures made prior to the date of financing. He stated the resolution indicates that at a future date the District plans to reimburse the general fund for project expenses initially paid by the District prior to securing Project financing. 

Mr. Bieker indicated the Internal Revenue Service has revised its regulations concerning the use of tax-exempt financing using Federal sources. He added that under the new regulations, the proceeds of financing may be allocated to a prior capital expenditure for a period of time after the expenditure is made, but only if a formal declaration of reasonable intention to reimburse the expenditure with the proceeds of a loan or bond have been properly made. 

Mr. Bieker stated that Ms. Crawford has offered the following points for the Board to consider regarding the proposed resolution:

  • The IRS always allows reimbursement for "soft costs" such as engineering, architect work, studies, etc., but not for "hard costs" such as acquisition of capital, like pipes, construction materials, etc. 
  • However, the IRS does allow for reimbursement of these hard costs so long as the District has adopted a resolution saying that it is the intent to construct a tax-exempt project, but the District will need to make some expenditures before the financing is in place. 
  • The IRS rules allow the District to be reimbursed for expenses incurred up to 3 months prior to the approval of this resolution, through the time that the financing is completed. 
  • This allows the District the flexibility to start purchasing materials now, if needed, and if it is deemed to be in their best interest to do so.

Mr. Bieker reported Ms. Crawford has prepared Resolution No. 2022-01-02, A Resolution Expressing the Intent of the District to be Reimbursed for Certain Expenses Relating to the Construction of Certain Sanitation Facilities. 

He stated the Resolution:

  • Declares the District's intent to construct capital improvements such as the Project - and the District has determined that it is in the best interest of the District to finance the Project through the issuance of tax-exempt obligations. 
  • Declares the Board has determined it is necessary to make capital expenditures to commence construction of the Project prior to the time that the District arranges for the specific financing of the Project. 
  • Affirms that the District expects that when Project financing occurs, the capital expenditures will be reimbursed with proceeds from the financing funds.
  • Is the instrument which will constitute the District's "official intent" of the Board to reimburse capital expenditures within the meaning of Treasury Regulation 1.150-2. 
  • Declares the District intends to finance approximately $74,000,000 to pay the costs of the Project.

Mr. Bieker remarked the estimated amount to be financed is a high estimate of the total cost of the Project and was developed by Mr. Steve Ravel. 

Mr. Bieker stated if the Board adopts the Resolution at this Board meeting, it will be in full force and effect as of January 18, 2022, and it is important the District take this step before capital expenditures are made for the Project. 

Mr. Bieker noted that failure to comply with regulations may result in the finance proceeds being treated as not expended and remain subject to restrictions. 

Mr. Bieker asked the Directors to consider adoption of Resolution No. 2022-01- 02. 

The Board asked Mr. Bieker and Ms. Jurgens questions about Project financing and the basis of the Resolution. 

It was moved by Ms. Doylen and seconded by Mr. Bosch to adopt Resolution No. 2022-01-02 A Resolution Expressing the Intent of the District to be Reimbursed for Certain Expenses Relating to the Construction of Certain Sanitation Facilities. Motion carried unanimously.

Reports of Officers, Committees, Professional Consultants, & Staff

The Board considered the Reports of Officers, Committees, Professional Consultants, and Staff. 

The Board asked questions of the staff regarding the departmental reports. 

The Board did not have corrections to the departmental reports. 

The Board thanked District staff for preparing the reports. 

It was moved by Mr. Bosch and seconded by Ms. Doylen to accept the Treasurer's Report, Plant Report, System Development Fee Allocation and Connection Report, Collection System Report, Assistant District Manager's Report and District Manager's Report. Motion carried unanimously. 

At 5:34 p.m. Ms. Moore, Mr. Newhouse, Mr. Romig, Ms. Ponzer, and Ms. McCracken excused themselves from the remainder of the meeting.

Executive Session

At 5:34 p.m., it was moved by Ms. Doylen and seconded by Mr. Bosch to go into Executive Session pursuant to §24-6-402(4)(a), C.R.S. "concerning the purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer, or sale of any real, personal, or other property interest"; and §24-6-402(4)(e), C.R.S. "determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and instructing negotiators" related to property acquisition for a proposed new lift station. 

The Executive Session was attended by Directors Reed, Doylen, Cenac, Bosch, and Duell; Mr. Bieker; Ms. Jurgens; Mr. Allen; Mr. Ravel; and Mr. Kuosmon. 

The Board did not engage in substantial discussion of any matter not enumerated in §24-6-402(4)(a) C.R.S., and §24-6-402(4)(e), C.R.S. nor did it adopt any proposed legislative policy, position, resolution, rule, regulation, or formal action. 

The Executive Session was adjourned at 6:44 p.m.

Return to Regular Session

At 6:45 p.m., the Board returned to regular session.

Adjournment

Having no further business, at 6:46 p.m., it was moved by Ms. Doylen and seconded by Mr. Bosch to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.