The5th meeting of the Capital Planning Advisory Board was held on Friday, October 9, 2009, at 1:00 PM, in Room 169 of the Capitol Annex. Representative Melvin B. Henley, Co-Chair, called the meeting to order, and the secretary called the roll.
Members:Senator Jack Westwood, Co-Chair; Representative Melvin B. Henley, Co-Chair; Representative Ron Crimm; David Buchta; Carole Henderson; John Hicks; Mary Lassiter; William May; Katie Quitter; Edmund Sauer; Doug Teague; and Laurel True.
LRC Staff: Don Mullis, Shawn Bowen, and Jennifer Luttrell.
Mr. Buchta made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2009 meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. True and approved by voice vote.
Mr. Mullis briefly discussed the 2010-2016 Statewide Capital Improvement Plan (plan). He said the plan contained four policy recommendations as follows: 1) the Governor and the General Assembly should place a high priority on fully funding the Budget Reserve Trust Fund at a level that represents 5 percent of General Fund revenues; 2) in each biennium, all funds available from Investment Income should be appropriated for agency miscellaneous maintenance pools and, to ensure sufficient funding of these pools, additional amounts of state bond funds should be appropriated as needed; 3) the General Assembly should establish a task force composed of representatives of the three branches of government to review Kentucky’s debt issuance processes and approaches to debt capacity; and 4) the three branches of government should continue its efforts to identify, fund, and implement alternatives to incarceration that will provide for the public safety, reduce the prison population, and relieve the pressure to either build state facilities or enter into third party arrangements through the private sector.
Mr. Mullis said the plan also contained project recommendations in the categories of maintenance and renovation, information technology, and new construction. Each list was a compilation of projects selected in that category by Board members. The projects were listed alphabetically, and a list does not reflect the number of members who listed a particular project. The recommendations include 16 maintenance/renovation projects, 11 information technology projects, and 16 new construction projects.
The Board recommended that in authorizing projects to be financed 100 percent from other than state funds and for which the other funds may be used for discretionary purposes (e.g., postsecondary education restricted funds), a high priority should be assigned to projects to address life/safety and deferred maintenance needs for which state funds are not provided. Upon completion of the editing process, the plan will be printed and distributed to the heads of the three branches of government and all legislators, and posted in electronic format on the Capital Planning Advisory Board’s website.
Representative Crimm made a motion to approve the 2010-2016 Statewide Capital Improvement Plan including the policy and project recommendations as presented. Included within the motion was the authorization for staff to make appropriate editing changes as needed in finalizing the plan for publication. The motion was seconded by Mr. Buchta and approved by unanimous roll call vote.
Co-Chair Henley, Co-Chair Westwood, Representative Crimm, and Ms. Lassiter expressed their appreciation to the Capital Planning Advisory Board members and staff for their hard work in developing the 2010-2016 Statewide Capital Improvement Plan.
With there being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:21pm.