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Pueblo West Metropolitan District 109 E. Industrial Blvd • PO Box 7005 • Pueblo West, Colorado 81007 Administrative Offices (719) 547-2000 • Fax (719)...

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Pueblo West Metropolitan District 109 E. Industrial Blvd • PO Box 7005 • Pueblo West, Colorado 81007 Administrative Offices (719) 547-2000 • Fax (719) 547-2833

SPECIAL BOARD MEETING 109 E. INDUSTRIAL BLVD. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016 – 5:30 P.M. MINUTES CALL TO ORDER - President Jerry Martin called the meeting to order at 5:30 P.M. A. ROLL CALL President Jerry Martin, Director Barbara Bernard, Director Mark Carmel, and Director Judy Leonard were present. Director Lew Quigley was absent Also present was District Manager Darrin Tangeman; Harley Gifford, General Counsel; and Laurie Cozzetto, Director of Community Development. B. EXECUTIVE SESSION 1. §24-6-402(4)(A) C.R.S. “CONCERNING THE PURCHASE, ACQUISITION, LEASE, TRANSFER, OR SALE OF ANY REAL, PERSONAL, OR OTHER PROPERTY INTEREST;” SALE OF DISTRICT OWNED PROPERTY C. ADJOURN There being no further business to come before the Board, President Martin adjourned the meeting at 5:55 P.M. The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 9, 2016 at the hour of 6:00 P.M. presently set for the meeting room of the Board of Directors, 109 East Industrial Boulevard, Pueblo West, Colorado. ________________________________ Secretary

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Pueblo West Metropolitan District 109 E. Industrial Blvd • PO Box 7005 • Pueblo West, Colorado 81007 Administrative Offices (719) 547-2000 • Fax (719) 547-2833

REGULAR BOARD MEETING 109 E. INDUSTRIAL BOULEVARD TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016 – 6:00 P.M. MINUTES The Board of Directors of The Pueblo West Metropolitan District met at 109 East Industrial Boulevard, Pueblo West, Colorado, on February 9, 2016; at the hour of 6:00 p.m. President Martin called the Regular Meeting to order. A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE B. INVOCATION

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C. ROLL CALL President Martin called the roll: Director Barbara Bernard, Director Mark Carmel, Director Judy Leonard and President Jerry Martin were present. Director Lew Quigley was absent. Also present was District Manager Darrin Tangeman; Laura Savage, Administrative Clerk; Harley Gifford, General Counsel; Dan Centa, Director of Public Works; Scott Eilert, Director of Utilities; and 52 residents. D. APPROVAL OF AGENDA Director Carmel motioned to move from New Business Item L-5 SOUTHERN DELIVERY SYSTEM RESOLUTION to Item K-5 in Old Business. After discussion with President Martin, Director Carmel withdrew his motion. Director Carmel motioned to move Item J. PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2% WATER AND WASTE WATER RATE INCREASE to Item D.1. Director Bernard agreed to moving the hearing, but placing it after the presentations. President Martin suggested moving the hearing to Item E.3. Director Carmel amended his motion to moving it, but place it as Item E.1.A for the Pueblo County Engineer to hear. Mr. Gifford recommended placing the hearing in a separate heading on the agenda as Item F. and not under E. SPECIAL PRESENTATION. President Martin motioned that Item J would become Item F. Director Carmel seconded the motion; motion unanimously carried. E. SPECIAL PRESENTATION 1. PUEBLO WEST WOMEN’S LEAGUE Director Bernard and the Board of Directors presented a certificate of appreciation and awarded the accomplishments of the Pueblo West Women’s League, who had put $7,600 into the community for programs and enhancements in 2015. The most recent enhancement was the colorful sculptures in Civic Center Park known as Geodes in the Park. President Barb Murfit thanked the board and the community for support. 2. PUEBLO COUNTY PURCELL BLVD PROJECT UPDATE Alf Randall, Pueblo County Public Works Director, presented to the board updates concerning the Pueblo County Purcell Boulevard Project. Funds used for reconstruction of designated haul roads impacted by SDS construction paid for the round-a-bout, Purcell Blvd from Kimble Drive to Hahns Peak, and for three box culverts on North Purcell. The next purposed project will widen and reconstruct Purcell from the round-a-bout to Fairbanks Dr. The project will create a middle turn lane and add right turn lanes along that stretch of Purcell. Mr. Randall provided financial figures for the project to date. Pueblo West Citizen Duane Knowles expressed his concerns regarding a spring at the top of a hill just before an intersection, to which Mr. Randall responded, stating that the issue would be addressed. F. PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED 2% WATER AND WASTE WATER RATE INCREASE President Martin opened the public hearing and noted the hearing was only for information and presentation; no decisions would be made. Mr. Tangeman and Mr. Eilert provided clarification on the CPI used to calculate the proposed 2% increase recommendation; it is the CPI for Denver, Boulder, and Greeley which is used by the State of Colorado for TABOR calculations. The recommendation of 2% is lower than the current CPI over two years. Mr. Tangeman reviewed the Readiness to Serve (RTS) fee, which accounts for one-third of the operations and maintenance (O&M) costs to provide service, and the

Availability of Service (AOS) fee. Other information provided included historical increases for water rates, CPI, and users. Mr. Tangeman indicated electric utility rates and personnel costs have increased and presented ten-year projections and trends for water and waste water revenues and expenditures. Mr. Eilert clarified the need for a new rate study and costs associated with a previous study. Recommended rates were not implemented. Discussion included current and future projects, capital expenses, previous precipitation, water conservation, and rate comparisons among other Front Range entities. President Martin opened the floor to citizen’s comments. Pueblo West citizen George Lingo stated that higher rates “weren’t worth $50,000 to anybody, maybe $5,000,” and asked if sodium fluoride was being put into the water, to which the answer was no. Pueblo West citizen Gloria Freud was opposed to the rate increase and stated that if she and her husband had been aware of the history of water rate increases, then they never would have moved to Pueblo West. Pueblo West citizen and former school administrator Jim Brown questioned the studies presented in regards to the water rate increase, and expressed disdain in relation to the outside entities which conducted the aforementioned studies. Mr. Brown then stated that the local golf course should pay the money it owes in order to alleviate and/or efface the costs of water rate increases and the studies associated with them. Pueblo West citizen Charlene Sullivan was opposed to the rate increase and expressed distress relative to the rising cost of water the area has experienced over the past five to ten years. She inquired about the RTS fee and asked if water was sold or leased, to which the answer was sometimes there are circumstances with water storage where it is sold and leased but this year it will not happen. Pueblo West citizen Joe Mahaney stated that the board of directors seemed reluctant to abide by the additional powers and special provisions provided by statute 32-1-106 C, and asked that the water rate increase issue be presented in the May special election ballot so the voice of the constituents could be heard. Pueblo West citizen Jim Graves stated that he attended a community meeting where much of the discussion was related to the area of Pueblo being water starved. Mr. Graves then asked why Pueblo West was allowing Marijuana grow farms to operate given the areas lack of water. Mr. Graves then said he would support the rate increase if the water was used prudently for the community. Pueblo West citizen Betty Sullivan expressed her concerns regarding how citizens are billed for water, suggesting that they be charged for what they use as opposed to a standard fee. Pueblo West citizen Gordon McAllister was not against the rate increase, but asked when the next increase could be expected, to which the answer was it depended on analysis provided by the water rate study. Pueblo West citizen Bill Clemens noted shifts in payment for water between the general fund and the water enterprise. Mr. Clemens compared figures between 2015 and 2016 budgets and noted water usage for Parks and Rec is paid by the water enterprise instead of revenue collected from property tax. Pueblo West citizen Stan Green stated that in his ten years living in the area, his water bill has doubled, while his income has not. Mr. Green then asked what was meant during the discussion regarding “Wildhorse,” to which Scott Eilert responded, stating that the phrase referred to a pipeline which would alleviate loss of water credits. Pueblo West citizen Jim Adley asked what steps could be taken to lower the cost of water and recommended cutting positions. Mr. Adley stated he would like to see planning prior to fee increases. Pueblo West citizen Gerald McCracken was concerned about the costs shifted over to water and waste water, and stated that accounts should be separated into the general fund, and the aforementioned water and waste water. Pueblo West citizen Bob Hyatt asked if vacant lots are charged for RTS water, to which the answer was only if a meter has been installed. Mr. Hyatt recalled a discussion with a past district engineer who alleged half their salary was funded by the water enterprise.

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Pueblo West citizen Duane Knowles discussed the difference in salary structure Pueblo West has between different parts of the state, and then stated that inflation must not be considered a factor when discussing water rates. Instead, budget, means, expenses, and income must be considered. Pueblo West citizen Les Cain asked if construction played a role in increases in a ten year period. Pueblo West citizen Patrick Muldoon favored the proposed water rate increase. Pueblo West citizen Tim Kiley favored the proposed water rate increase. Mr. Kiley stated prices of all commodities are increasing and enjoys the privilege of turning on the water and it’s there. Pueblo West citizen Jim Maggard asked if the projections for the proposed water rate increase were true, stating that he heard that the average increase would be $7 per month on the news. Mr. Maggard then asked if Pueblo West loses water by sending it downriver when it could instead be used, and inquired about the possibility of selling taps for vacant lots. Pueblo West citizen Duncan Jorgensen asked if the cost of transferring water from the SDS pipeline connection is being figured in the rate increase. Pueblo West citizen Bill Vickers asked the board, if the proposed water rate increase is adopted, to be efficient and cost effective in handling the situation. Mr. Vickers highlighted projects that have depleted water reserves. Pueblo West citizen Mike French asked if the scheduled increase in storage fees is being taken into account for the O & M. Seeing there were no other comments, President Martin adjourned the public hearing at 8:36 pm. G. CITIZEN’S COMMENTS Pueblo West citizen Emily Price expressed her appreciation in regards to the knowledge and level of expertise showcased by the Metro staff. Pueblo West citizen Mike French discussed capital improvements, and stated that even though Wildhorse costs nearly $4,000,000, the value of return more than makes up for the investment. H. COMMITTEE REPORTS Director Bernard stated that the Pueblo Conservancy District Board met during the last Wednesday of January and awarded the contract for phase two of the levee rebuilding, and ensured that it would solely deal with the levee that runs along Wildhorse Creek. Director Leonard attended the PACOG meeting where an update concerning the inner-city passenger rail service was presented. The individual that presented these updates is attempting to get the project funded through the rail system and government. The MPO Scott Hobson brought the budget of the 20152016 projects for the North Creek, South Creek, and the Overton Road, which all come from federal funding which is locally matched. Director Carmel attended the Colorado Water Congress conference, and discussed Pueblo West being in spill priority four, as opposed to spill priority two. Mr. Carmel stated a difference lies between west of Pueblo and west of Pueblo County, and recommended staff attendance of allocation meetings to provide water provisions. Pueblo West resident Mike French added that Pueblo Reservoir is at the highest level of water accumulation, and due to potential water run-off excess water may be drawn out. I. DIRECTOR’S COMMENTS There were no comments. J. APPROVAL OF CONSENT AGENDA Director Carmel motioned for approval of the following Consent Agenda with the exception of item J-3. It was moved by President Martin. Ayes: Bernard, Carmel, Martin, and Leonard. Nays: NONE. Motion passed 4-0. 1. FINANCIAL REPORTS AS PRESENTED 2. DISTRICT MANAGER REPORT AS PRESENTED 3. MINUTES OF DECEMBER 8, 2015 AS PRESENTED

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Director Carmel noted that under item G. Citizen’s Comments, he did not recollect Ms. Price’s comments as written and requested staff re-listen to the recording and update the record. K. OLD BUSINESS 1. AGENDA SETTING POLICY President Martin gave insight to the current agenda setting procedure and stated items are added without going through the Board President, only the District Manager. President Martin asked the board if there were any questions regarding the agenda setting policy as presented. Director Carmel stated he disagreed where two members of the board make decisions affecting other board members. He then commented on whether or not veto power is retained by any two members of the board whereas current policy allows any member to place agenda items. President Martin noted the board president could set an entire agenda exclusively, but the current practice of using rotating members alleviates setting an agenda in an open meeting for all members to attend. Director Bernard shared concerns regarding the strain on staff accommodating the burden of additional agenda items of minimal concern to district operations. Director Leonard stated items should be presented prior to agenda setting complete with information available for discussion; items should not be added after agenda setting in order for staff to prepare packets. Director Carmel moved to approve the agenda setting policy, striking the section stating that items may be added at the sole discretion of the president and the attending director. Ayes: Carmel. Nays: Martin, Bernard, Leonard. Motion failed 3-1. Director Leonard moved to approve the agenda setting policy as is. Ayes: Martin, Leonard, Bernard. Nays: Carmel. Motion passed 3-1. 2. UPDATE REGARDING 220 W. HAHNS PEAK AVE Mr. Tangeman provided an update and discussed the mapping of citizen complaints, and has been in contact with Chris Markuson of Pueblo County to conduct GIS mapping of Pueblo West residential flooding complaints. A mutual support agreement has been made and services will be offered at no cost to the District. 3. COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE HB 16-1011 AND HB 16-1088 Mr. Gifford discussed the understood and misunderstood aspects of HB 16-1011, which regards any metro district’s ability to actively recruit businesses to the community. Mr. Gifford described current opposition to the bill which has gained traction with several senators. He stated it is vital to the future of Pueblo West to promote and sell land which it owns. Mr. Gifford reviewed taxes that can and cannot be levied, such as an economic development tax. Mr. Gifford then discussed HB 16-1088, which would allow fire districts, and metro districts with fire departments, to levy an impact fee on new construction. Mr. Gifford provided scenarios in which an impact fee would and would not benefit the district. Director Bernard asked if this provided an opportunity to support neighboring fire districts and asked the board to authorize the district’s lobbyists to show support for the bill. Director Carmel discussed the difference between a tax and a fee, then stated new development should pay its own way. Director Carmel moved that the board is opposed to HB 16-1088. Ayes: Carmel, Leonard. Nays: Martin. Abstain: Bernard. Motion passed 2-1. 4. RESOLUTION NO. 2016-09 APPROVING THE SOUTHERN DELIVERY SYSTEM O&M INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT Mr. Gifford provided proposed changes and indicated certain changes did not affect Pueblo West, then highlighted the timeline necessitating the need for approval. Director Carmel voiced concerns amid the timeline and asked about 1041 compliance. Mr. Gifford clarified for the board agreement items and Pueblo West’s compliance with the 1041 permit, and recommended approval. He noted the agreement must be in place prior to water use provided by SDS, which is owned by the Bureau of Reclamation. Director Bernard moved to approve the above resolution. Ayes: Bernard, Leonard, Martin. Nays: Carmel. Motion passed 3-1. 5. SOUTHERN DELIVERY SYSTEM RESOLUTION Director Carmel stated he would bring a resolution to the next meeting as he handed out an editorial article from the Independent. President Martin requested Director Carmel provide the resolution prior to the next meeting. In addition, Director Carmel discussed items he learned from the Colorado Water Congress conference regarding grants.

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L. NEW BUSINESS 1. RESOLUTION RELEASING THE RIGHT OF REVERTER FOR TRACT 247, BLOCK 2, LOT 12 PUEBLO WEST METROPOLITAN DISTRICT Director Leonard moved to approve the above resolution. Ayes: Bernard, Carmel, Leonard, Martin, Quigley. Nays: none. Motion passed 4-0 2. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT OF A DIRECTOR TO SERVE ON THE PIKES PEAK REGIONAL JOINT LAND USE STUDY POLICY COMMITTEE FOR 2016 AND 2017 Mr. Tangeman stated the land use study is a joint effort with Fort Carson and Pikes Peak Council of Governments initiative to engage local governments adjacent to Fort Carson to mitigate the impact of exercises and operations on the post. Following discussion Director Leonard volunteered for the two-year commitment for the Policy Committee and Mr. Tangeman volunteered for the position on the Technical Committee. 3. DISCUSSION REGARDING DEED RESTRICTIONS ON NEW PWMD SUBDIVISION Mr. Gifford identified the concern of marijuana businesses located in proximity of an adjacent residential neighborhood voiced by residents at a community meeting regarding Tract 220. Historically the board has decided not to place deed restrictions on District owned property. Tract 220 will have covenants placed once subdividing is complete. Director Carmel recommended a six month moratorium on the sale of Tract 220 lots and expanded on policy needs. President Martin expanded on the uniqueness of Tract 220 and the need for marijuana-related deed restrictions as requested by neighboring residents. Mr. Gifford recommended placing deed restrictions on the tract covenants, not per lot. Director Leonard and Director Bernard concurred with Mr. Gifford’s recommendation. President Martin directed staff to have a resolution prepared for the next board meeting. 4. PUEBLO COUNTY COMMUNITY PRIORITY SURVEY Director Leonard detailed the Pueblo County survey, sponsored by the United Way, Greater Chamber of Commerce, Latino Chamber of Commerce, and the Pueblo West Chamber of Commerce. She noted the responses will be tracked by zip code and provide insight as to needs of different areas of the county. Mr. Tangeman mentioned the District will provide a separate survey for Pueblo West residents and will be developed by the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs based upon recent focus groups. Director Carmel requested a survey review prior to publishing to which Mr. Tangeman described the validity of the statistically sound survey. M. ANNOUNCEMENTS See agenda for list. N. ADJOURN There being no further business to come before the Board, President Martin adjourned the meeting at 9:45 P.M. The next regular meeting is scheduled for February 23, 2016, at the hour of 6:00 P.M., presently set for the meeting room of the Board of Directors, 109 East Industrial Boulevard, Pueblo West, Colorado. ________________________________ Secretary ________________________________

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