Aug 142017
 
Dramatic landslide headscarp threatens this structure on Constellation Drive in Skyway, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 2017. Photo credit: Jon Lovekin, PG.

Dramatic landslide headscarp threatens this structure on Constellation Drive in Skyway, Colorado Springs, Colorado, May 2017. Photo credit: Jon Lovekin, PG.

The city of Colorado Springs lies at the boundary between the Great Plains and the Front Range of the southern Rocky Mountains. Western sections of the city are underlain by weak claystones and shales that are prone to landslides. Several developed areas have experienced various degrees of damage from landslide movements during the 1990s and over the last several years. These landslides were widely reported in the press; however, it is apparent that significant segments of the general public are not aware that they reside in areas with landslide hazards. The purpose of this symposium is to help educate the public about the inherent risks, liabilities, and responsibilities of both living in and developing such terrain.

WHAT

A free public symposium featuring a panel of experts will include informative presentations on landslide hazard risk, disclosure requirements for sellers and agents, construction requirements under the city’s revised geologic hazard ordinance, home warranties, and more.

Held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, there is no cost or preregistration requirement but seating is limited. If you wish to attend other AEG events you will need to preregister and pay a registration fee.

WHERE

Carson Room, Antlers Hotel, Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado

WHEN

September 15, 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 NOON

SCHEDULE

8:45 am — Doors Open (seating is first-come-first-serve!)

9:00 am — Opening Remarks, Mayor John Suthers, City of Colorado Springs

9:20 am — Jon White, Senior Geologist, Colorado Geological Survey: Landslide Susceptibility in the Colorado Springs Area — Geology and History

10:00 am — Marcia Waters, Director of the Division of Real Estate, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies: Real Estate Disclosure Requirements

10:20 am — Robert Moore, Risk Management Engineer: 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty, Requirements for Colorado Springs Landslide Susceptibility Zone

10:40 am — Don Knight and Tom Strand, Council members, City of Colorado Springs: Public Policy and Landslides, Revising the City’s Geologic Hazard Ordinance

11:20 am — Peter Wysocki, City of Colorado Springs Planning Director: New Requirements for Developing in Geologic Hazard Areas

11:40 — Panel Discussion

  One Response to “Landslide Hazard Info for Colorado Springs Residents and Real Estate Professionals”

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