Commissioners appoint new Subdivision Paving Local Improvement District Advisory Committee

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The citizen-led SPLIDAC will convene in February to begin making recommendations for prioritization of repaving projects under the LID


Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Commissioners have appointed members of the Subdivision Paving Local Improvement District Advisory Committee (SPLIDAC).


This citizen-led advisory board will serve as an independent committee to provide the Boulder County Commissioners and the Boulder County Transportation Department with recommendations regarding administration of the Subdivision Paving Local Improvement District (LID). The LID was finalized by the Board of County Commissioners in November 2013 with the anticipation of beginning road improvement projects in unincorporated county subdivisions in 2014.


Of the 23 applications received, the following seven committee members and three alternates were appointed:



·         Kim Hedberg             Valle Del Rio (Small Subdivision, 2-year term)

·         Vince Hirsch               Boulder Heights (Mountain Area, 1-year term)

·         Peter King-Smith        Pine Brook Hills (Mountain Area, 3-year term)

·         Robert Loveman         Pine Brook Hills (Mountain Area, 2-year term)

·         Bill Gannon                (Plains Area, 1-year term) (Replacement for Timm Morrison who resigned 2/25/14)

·         Richard Piland            Overbrook (Plains Area, 3-year term)

·         Robert Schuetze           Gunbarrel Green (Plains Area, 2-year term)


Alternates – all 1-year terms

·         Richard Blanchette     Crestview Estates – Mountain Area Alternate

·         Jeff Wagener              Eldorado Springs – Small Subdivision  Alternate

·         Charles Wibby           South Meadow Gunbarrel Green – Plains Area Alternate


Terms will be held for one, two or three years in order to stagger appointments for the 15-year project. The County Commissioners based their appointment selections on a number of factors, including:


·         Geographical diversity (i.e., a cross representation of plains, mountains, mix of small and large subdivisions)

·         Knowledge, skills, expertise, and demonstrated ability to work with a wide set of issues and financial complexity in an advisory board capacity

·         Diversity of opinions and self-identified challenges and ideas put forward by the applicants in relation to communicating SPLIDAC recommendations to impacted residents

·         Availability to serve regularly on the SPLIDAC, and in particular, availability to make more frequent meeting dates for the first few months of the appointment


The first meeting will be scheduled in mid-February with more frequent meetings established in the first few months to get the new advisory committee members up-to-speed with matters related to budgets and the comparison of paving needs and priorities, and in order to make the most use of favorable road reconstruction conditions in 2014.


Three alternates, each assigned to a specific geographic region, were appointed to ensure that the different perspectives will be represented as decisions are made, should a particular member not be able to attend a meeting. In most cases, alternate members indicated during their interviews that they had travel schedules that would conflict with initial meeting dates in February and March, a critical timeframe for getting the advisory board up and running.


The alternates will have voting rights only when filling in for an appointed member.


The newly-appointed advisory committee represents many different opinions and ideas on how the LID should move forward, and the County Commissioners were extremely pleased with the caliber of applicants and the level of personal commitment demonstrated throughout the interview process.

All SPLIDAC meetings are open to the public and there will be opportunity for public comment. A calendar of meetings is posted on the SPLIDAC web page.

Barbara Halpin
Boulder County Public Information Officer

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