LARIMER COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD (EAB)

 MEETING MINUTES

May 13, 2008

 

 

Members In Attendance:

 

Guests:

Mike Erickson

 

Bob Boggio

David Gilkey

 

Melissa Chalona

Jennifer Lee

 

 

Dale Lockwood

 

Staff:

Todd McCowin

 

Doug Ryan

Devin Odell

 

 

Tom Sneider

 

 

Sherm Worthington

 

 

Bill Zawacki

 

 

 

Introduction of Members and Guests:

Those in attendance introduced themselves.

 

Citizen Comments:

Bob Boggio thanked the EAB for the memo about recycling that was sent to the County Commissioners in April.  He asked if the Commissioners’ office had responded back.  The answer was no response as of this date.

 

Discussion Items:

NISP draft EIS.  The Advisory Board discussed the contents of the draft EIS for the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP), and their process for review and comment.  The EAB’s comments are due to the Commissioners’ office by June 23.  Chapter 3 of the EIS describes the affected environment within the study area.  The members volunteered to research specific environmental resources as outlined in Chapter 3, and to report back to the full EAB ahead of the June 11 meeting.  Each member will review that portion of the EIS and technical supporting document that relate to their topic.  A short summary with ideas for potential comments will be submitted by email to Doug Ryan by June 2.  Those summaries will we distributed to all the EAB members in as part of the June agenda.  The plan is to fully discuss the comments at the June 11 meeting and authorize the final EAB memo to the Commissioners at that time. 

 

Approval of April Minutes:

Minutes from the April 8 meeting were approved as presented.

 

Updates: 

The EAB letter to the Commissioners about the North I-25 EIS was approved by an email vote, and was sent to the Commissioners office on April 23.

 

Mike Erickson informed the board that he attended a Joint Services (DOD) Environmental Conference in April that included an extensive discussion about the issue of energy independence.  Mr. Erickson will send the members information some of the presentation materials and website links. 

 

EAB Issue Index:

Doug Ryan will update the Issue Index related to the topics discussed at the meeting

 

June 11 Meeting Agenda:

Completion of the NISP draft EIS review, 1041 Powers

 

Adjourn:

The meeting ended at 7:30 pm.