Council members Angela Dougan, Val Snider and Brandy Williams, who will serve on the committee, reviewed all the résumés and are recommending the selection of the following seven people:
The nominations have to be confirmed by the full City Council.
The city did not include the résumés of those seven individuals. A request for their résumés was referred to Dougan, who is apparently in charge of committee communications. Dougan did not immediately return a call for comment.
The committee, previously called a task force, was commissioned by council President Scott Hente in response to plans by Texas-based Ultra Resources to drill on Banning Lewis Ranch in east Colorado Springs.
Hente gave the committee until May to issue a report. That’s because the council issued a six-month moratorium on oil and gas exploration Nov. 29 to determine whether the city has the right regulations in place.
The committee will meet every Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. starting Jan. 26. Committee members are expected to attend the weekly meetings on a regular basis, perform research assignments as needed and go on possible field trips, the city said.
Only Dougan, Williams and Snider, who will chair the committee, will have a vote on the final report to council.
Here’s a list of everyone who applied:
Russell J. “Jeff” Cahill
John E. Donovan
Jan L. Handke
Stephen D. Harris
Walter H. Heckelmann
Stacy S. Jensen
Robert W. Kettle
Chris G. Mendrop
Mary J. Talbott
Michael S. Welsh