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April 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 convened a regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2005 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
Deborah L. Sweeden, Board Chair
Paula J. Endress, Secretary
Jimmie D. Lansford
James A. Narczewski
Kristine A. Paul
David L. Wilcoxson
Andy Simko, Student Trustee

Members Absent:
Todd Phalen, Vice Chair

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Harriet Custer, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Jerry Corcoran, Vice President for Business Services/Finance
Robert Marshall, Vice President for Student Services
Walter J. Zukowski, Board Attorney
David O. Mallery, Board member elect
Thomas C. Setchell, Board member elect

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION
The Trustees conducted a canvass of the results of the election held Tuesday, April 5, 2005.

It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Lansford to adopt the Resolution Canvassing Votes and Declaring Results of Election as presented. (Copy of Resolution attached and made a part of these minutes.) The three candidates with the highest number of votes for the three six-year terms were Paula Endress, Thomas Setchell, and David Mallery.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Narczewski, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden “Nays”– none, motion carried.

Mr. Narczewski thanked the Board members for the opportunity to serve on the Board. He said it had been a privilege to serve and he wishes the administration and the Board well.

Newly elected Board members were seated.

 

REORGANIZATION OF BOARD
It was moved by Mr. Setchell and seconded by Mr. Mallery to name David L. Wilcoxson as Chair Pro-Tem for the purpose of reorganizing the Board.

Student Advisory Vote: “Nay”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson. “Nays”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, and Mrs. Sweeden, motion carried.

It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Simko to name Jimmie D. Lansford as Secretary Pro-Tem for the purpose of reorganizing the Board.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mrs. Sweeden, and Mr. Wilcoxson. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Mr. Setchell nominated David L. Wilcoxson as Board Chair, seconded by Mr. Mallery. Mrs. Paul nominated Deborah L. Sweeden as Board Chair, seconded by Mrs. Endress.

Mrs. Paul made a statement on behalf of Mrs. Sweeden stating that Mrs. Sweeden has been an excellent Chair for the past year and has been consistent with all policies and practices. She is fair and impartial and follows through with all items. She is hard working and thorough. She regularly attends all Board meetings and events. She has served the College well as Chair of the Board.

Mr. Wilcoxson stated he ran for the Board because he was troubled by information given by IVCC representatives at local organizations. Since being on the Board he stated he has helped to accomplish the following: the President’s contract being approved in open session as required by law, making the minutes more accurately reflect what goes on in open and closed sessions, and improved the monthly financial reporting. He pushed the Board to adopt goals and a five year plan. He represents the Board at State business meetings and has carried out his duties to the best of his ability. He stated he would serve to the best of his ability if elected Board Chair.

Mr. Simko expressed his opinion when an organization elects a chair, that person should hold a prior office and move up the ladder. He stated, in the essence of leadership we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the leadership on the Board and the years of experience that are owed to this College.

Mrs. Sweeden recognized that Mr. Wilcoxson has been a very diligent and devoted board member as well as the other members of the Board. In her position as Chair, she felt it was important for her to build a united Board with consensus that supported IVCC. That was the area that she focused on and she felt she was doing quite well and would like to continue that effort in the next couple of years.

It was moved by Mr. Mallery, seconded by Mrs. Paul and carried unanimously to close the nominations.

The roll call vote for the election of David L. Wilcoxson as Board Chair:
“Ayes” – Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, and Mr. Wilcoxson.

The roll call vote for the election of Deborah L. Sweeden as Board Chair:
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. “Ayes” – Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, and Mrs. Sweeden.

 

Deborah L. Sweeden was elected Board Chair.
Mr. Setchell nominated David L. Wilcoxson as Board Vice-Chair, seconded by Mr. Lansford. Mrs. Paul nominated Paula J. Endress as Board Vice-Chair, seconded by Mrs. Sweeden.

Mrs. Endress said that she would be honored to serve as Board Vice-Chair. She stated it has been an honor to be on the Board and she has served well in her position as Secretary and having completed the recent election, she looks forward to a six-year term.

Mrs. Paul stated that Mrs. Endress has exhibited exemplary Board behavior and has attended many functions.

Mr. Setchell had reservations regarding Mrs. Endress’s nomination. It was Mr. Setchell’s belief that certain campaign activities conducted by Mrs. Endress were in violation of the ethics policy, Election Board and the fair campaign practice and he has pursued a ruling on these activities.

It was moved by Mr. Mallery, seconded by Mr. Lansford and carried unanimously to close the nominations for Board Vice-Chair.

The roll call vote for the election of David L. Wilcoxson as Board Vice-Chair:
“Ayes” – Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, and Mr. Wilcoxson.

The roll call vote for the election of Paula J. Endress as Board Vice-Chair:
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. “Ayes” – Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, and Mrs. Sweeden.

 

David L. Wilcoxson was elected Board Vice-Chair.
Mr. Lansford nominated Paula J. Endress as Board Secretary, seconded by Mr. Setchell.

There was discussion on the Board Secretary’s responsibilities. The Board Secretary has the right to appoint a person to carry out any of his/her responsibilities.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden “Nays”– none, motion carried.

 

Paula J. Endress was elected Board Secretary.

 

BOARD APPOINTMENTS
It was moved by Mr. Setchell and seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson that the Board table the appointment of a Board Attorney. Mr. Setchell would like to study this. He stated the College needs to evaluate Mr. Zukowski’s services.

Student Advisory Vote: “Nay”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mr. Setchell and Mr. Wilcoxson. “Nays” – Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, and Mrs. Sweeden, motion denied.

It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Simko to appoint Walter J. Zukowski as Board Attorney.

Mr. Setchell asked Mr. Zukowski his hourly rate, his total bills to the College in the past two years, the procedure for taking calls from IVCC personnel and the Board and how the calls are billed and how many other professionals are in his office. Mr. Zukowski responded to these questions and also stated that he has been past chairman of the Illinois State Bar section of the education law and the first president of the community college attorney’s association.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden “Nays”– none, motion carried.

It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mrs. Endress that the Board appoint Mr. Jerry Corcoran as its Treasurer.

Mr. Setchell was concerned that Mr. Corcoran, holding the position of Vice President of Business Services and Finance and the position of Treasurer would be a conflict of loyalties. He did not feel that this provided checks and balances. Mr. Corcoran responded that he has had no conflicts holding these two positions. Mr. Setchell then questioned the amount of the Treasurer’s bond and thought it might be excessive. He asked that the Board Attorney look into this issue.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden “Nays”– none, motion carried.

It was moved by Mrs. Endress and seconded by Mrs. Paul that the Board appoint Mrs. Jeanne Hayden as Secretary to the Board.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden “Nays”– none, motion carried.

 

DATE AND TIME OF REGULAR MEETINGS
It was moved by Mr. Wilcoxson and seconded by Mr. Setchell that the Board set the fourth Wednesday of each month as its regular meeting day, at 7:00 p.m. in Room C307, the Board Room, on the campus of Illinois Valley Community College, 815 North Orlando Smith Avenue, Oglesby, Illinois.

Mr. Mallery asked if it would facilitate a more accurate financial report if the timing of the mailing of the board packet was extended. Mr. Lansford suggested to keep the deadlines the same internally and give the Board additional time to review the Board packet.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – Mrs. Paul, motion carried.

 

ICCTA REPRESENTATIVES
It was moved by Mr. Wilcoxson and seconded by Mr. Simko that the Board name Thomas C. Setchell as its representative to the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden “Nays”– none. “Pass” – Mr. Setchell, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Setchell and seconded by Mr. Simko that the Board name David L. Wilcoxson as the alternate representative to the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden “Nays”– none, motion carried.

 

CAMPUS UPDATE
Mr. Jerry Corcoran and Ms. Cheryl Roelfsema presented a financial update to the Board to answer questions on the difference in salaries from FY04 to FY05 and also to discuss projections. The difference in salaries is due to the hiring of Sheridan employees, overload plus part-time faculty increase, faculty increase, general increase, new positions, and the voluntary retirement incentive for five staff (only one last year). Projections for the operating fund are very close to budget with three months to go and some variables. With five counties reporting, EAV is down 1.6% but Bureau, LaSalle, and Putnam Counties have not reported. Corporate Personal Property Replacement Tax payments have risen. Utilities costs are higher but well under budget. The Renovations of Buildings D and E were approved in FY04 but the cost was bumped into FY05. Depending on the construction schedule, this cost could be an FY06 expenditure. The Nursing expansion renovation was approved after the budget was prepared. If a transfer is needed from the fund balances, the projection is a little less than 1% of the operating budget. In preparing next year’s budget, the operating funds will lose approximately $230,037 with the anticipated Exelon agreement, along with the loss from the Property Tax Relief Bill (loss of $171,774 due to the home and senior exemptions), and the State of Illinois FY06 grants ($20,752 less due to the discontinuation or reduction in the Hold Harmless, P-16 and Equalization grants).

Board members had questions on faculty overload and the minimum class sizes. The benchmark that the administration uses is a minimum of 12 students but there are exceptions to this rule. An exception would be a new course that the College is trying to build a reputation. Mr. Setchell would like to know what classes had enrollments below 12 students. Mr. Wilcoxson was also concerned that the tuition revenue has been flat but new positions have been added and he noted that IVCC’s class sizes are well below the State average.

 

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Setchell and seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson to approve the consent agenda with the removal of the staff reappointment of Margaret E. Blair, Sheridan Program Coordinator, from the consent agenda.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden “Nays”– Mrs. Paul, motion carried.

The following items were approved in the consent agenda:

Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $1,214,213.24; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $101,795.52; Operation and Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $281,739.61; Auxiliary Fund - $80,202.10; Restricted Fund - $233,624.06; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $140,514.00.

Personnel

Faculty Appointment
Recommendation: Approve the appointment of Jeffrey R. Kepner as the World Languages Instructor assigned to the Division of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social Sciences for the 2005-2006 academic year, with placement on the salary schedule at step B-7 - $41,578.

Faculty Appointment
Recommendation: Approve the appointment of Michael R. Duffy as the Welding Technology Instructor at Sheridan Correctional Center at an annual salary of $36,000.

Faculty Appointment
Recommendation: Approve the appointment of Harry Bell, Jr. as the Welding Technology Instructor at Sheridan Correctional Center at an annual salary of $36,000.

Staff Resignation
Recommendation: Accept with regret the resignation of Larry Rousey, Director of Facilities, effective March 31, 2005.

Service Employees Contract Negotiations
Recommendation: Authorize negotiations to begin with the Service Employees International Union Local 138.

Bid Request
Recommendaton: Authorize the Business Office to seek bids for computer printing supplies at an estimated cost of $35,000.

 

STAFF REAPPOINTMENT – MARGARET E. BLAIR
Mr. Setchell was not in favor of reappointing a person after they leave. He stated it is a bad practice to approve a resignation and then offer a higher salary just to get them rehired.

Ms. Blair was recalled from the Department of Corrections (DOC) and reassigned to another site. IVCC administration requested that she remain at Sheridan because there was not enough transition time of two weeks to keep the career program running smoothly. Also, Dr. Goodnow pointed out that the College had to use staff to supervise at Sheridan in her absence. The College entered into negotiations with DOC to have her stay at Sheridan. DOC agreed to offer her the same increase offered to her for the reassignment and also offered that Ms. Blair remain at Sheridan.

It was moved by Mr. Wilcoxson and seconded by Mr. Lansford to approve the staff reappointment of Margaret E. Blair, Sheridan Program Coordinator, at an annual salary of $60,000.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden “Nays”– Mr. Setchell, motion carried.

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow reported that through the generosity of the Peru Rotary, IVCC and the Illinois Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross are preparing for the safety of the community through their donation of shelter supply bins in the event they may one day be needed. Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce held a legislative luncheon on March 29. Representatives Mautino and Gordon and Senator Dahl spoke on the State of the State and Congressman Jerry Weller reported on the Illinois Education Issues from the Federal perspective. Dr. Goodnow attended the PTK All-Illinois Academic Team and Student Advisory Committee Recognition Days in Springfield on April 5. Anni Moore of Tiskilwa a Biology/Pre-Medicine student with a 4.0 GPA and Tammie Phalen of Mendota, a Business Administration student with a 3.88 GPA represented IVCC on the academic team. The Annual Student Academic Honors Banquet was held on April 6 at the Mendota Civic Center. Guest speaker was Mr. Larry Ault, IVCC professor and the Faculty Excellence Award Winner this year. Dr. Goodnow attended the American Association of Community College’s 89th Annual Convention in Boston from April 9-12. Sessions on student assessment, sustainable environments in other colleges and entrepreneurial programs were presented at the convention. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission and the Illinois Board of Higher Education announced that this December all students will be able to participate in an online service “Illinois Mentor.” This service will provide students with the opportunity to explore careers, research and choose a college, keep track of career and academic data with an e-portfolio, apply for admissions and send transcripts at no cost. This program will move forward in phases beginning with admissions applications.

Mr. Setchell asked Dr. Goodnow for the number of out-of-state trips that she takes in a year. It is two or three? He also asked the number of days away from the College, the cost of the trips, the cost benefit, and are the trips approved by the Board before traveling. Dr. Goodnow responded that she was not sure but it might be approximately three trips a year. Mr. Setchell would like to see a clause in the president’s contract limiting the amount of travel. Mrs. Sweeden stated that in all her time on the Board she has not known Dr. Goodnow to abuse the privilege and the Board felt the language was appropriate in her contract. Mrs. Paul also stated that Dr. Goodnow has always provided a complete list of everything she has attended and at no point were her trips frivolous. She went on to say that Dr. Goodnow has done more for public relations for this college both on the state and national level; and in the educational field, she is highly respected.

 

TRUSTEE’S REPORT
Student Trustee, Andy Simko introduced his brother, Matt, as the newly elected Student Trustee. Matt Simko’s goal is for the students to have the best experience ever at IVCC. He thanked the College for being here and he was happy and proud to be at IVCC.

Andy Simko was proud to announce that the new IVCC digital sign is in place. It is a landmark for giving directions and will provide a source of information for students and the community. Mr. Setchell questioned the cost of running the sign per year. The administration was unsure of the cost. Dr. Goodnow stressed the need for better signage at IVCC. Most community colleges have a sign like the one Andy Simko has promoted. It is difficult to measure the value to the students and the community members. Dr. Goodnow applauded Mr. Simko for taking the initiative to promote something positive for the College and to gain student financial support.

Mr. Simko attended the PTK and Student Government Honors Banquet on April 5 and Lobby Day on April 6. He met with Senator Dahl and focused on the temporary buildings and stressed the need for replacement of these buildings. Mr. Simko distributed a report that highlighted the student organizations and their events.

 

BID APPROVAL – FY05 PROTECTION, HEALTH AND SAFETY PROJECTS AND NURSING PROGRAM EXPANSION RENOVATIONS
It was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by Mrs. Paul to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid from Vanguard Contractors, Pekin, IL in the amount of $1,344,700 as the lowest most responsible bid for the FY05 Protection, Health and Safety projects and the nursing program expansion renovations.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mrs. Endress to authorize the Business Office to accept the Alternate Bid No. 1 from Vanguard Contractors, Pekin, IL in the amount of $6,700 to replace the metal louvers under the Air and Moisture Infiltration – Phase VI Project. Total cost of these projects: Construction Costs - $1,344,700.00; A/E Fees - $123,259.00; Reimbursable - $5,418.00; Asbestos Testing (Roof) - $1,369.00; Construction Contingency - $82,850.00; Alternate Bid No. 1 - $6,700.00 for a total of $1,564,296.00.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Simko to approve the use of excess funds from previously completed Protection, Health and Safety Projects in the amount of $304,820 to complete the FY05 Protection, Health and Safety Projects.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

 

COURTYARD CONCRETE CONTRACT MODIFICATIONS
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mrs. Endress to authorize the Business Office to approve a contract modification to the agreement with D.J. Sickley Co., Inc. for the removal and replacement of 4,248 square feet of additional concrete in the courtyard at $10.00 per square feet for a total amount of $42,480.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

 

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Simko and seconded by Mr. Mallery to convene a closed session to discuss 1) collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, 2) review of the minutes of the March 16, 2005 Closed Session Meeting, and 3) the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

On a motion by Mr. Mallery, seconded by Mrs. Paul, and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed.

 

SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER FACULTY CONTRACT AND PRESIDENT’S CONTRACT
It was moved by Mr. Setchell and seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson to table the Sheridan Correctional Center Faculty Contract and the President’s Contract.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – Mrs. Endress, motion carried.

 

TRUSTEE RESIGNATION – JIMMIE D. LANSFORD
It was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson to accept with regret the resignation of Mr. Jimmie D. Lansford as a member of the IVCC Board of Trustees.

Mrs. Sweeden expressed her sadness that Mr. Lansford is leaving. He will be greatly missed and he has been a wonderful Board member. Mrs. Sweeden said she has always trusted his judgment. Dr. Goodnow expressed her deep appreciation for his service on the Board. She stated it was a pleasure to serve with him and he will be truly missed. Mr. Lansford stated it has been a wonderful experience and has confidence that the Board and the administration will carry forward.

Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None. “Pass” – Mr. Lansford, motion carried.

 

OTHER
To fill Mr. Lansford’s vacancy, Mrs. Sweeden appointed a committee to recommend an appointment to the Board. The members of the committee will be Mr. Wilcoxson, Mrs. Endress and Mrs. Sweeden. It was the consensus of the Board to allow other members of the Board to sit in on the interview process. An ad will be placed in local newspapers and also on the radio station to submit an application addressed to the Board of Trustees. Deadline date for submission of applications will be Tuesday, April 26. The letters of application will be opened by the committee at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27. The committee will interview the applicants on Thursday evening, April 28 in closed session. Candidates who ran for the Board in the April 5 election will be invited to submit their applications. Mr. Wilcoxson did not have reservations in appointing the next highest voter getter in the past election to fill the vacancy. Mrs. Sweeden stressed the need to follow the procedure according to Board policy.

Mr. Mallery made the motion that candidates from the past election be notified of the vacancy and authorize the Board to decide on the legal publication giving notice of the special meeting.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

Mr. Wilcoxson reported that Mayor Don Baker is being honored for his 40 years of service to the area at a surprise party on Sunday, May 1 at the Peru Eagles. Mr. Wilcoxson asked the Board for suggestions of what might be on the plaque. Dr. Goodnow suggested it be a distinguished alumni award. Mr. Setchell made the motion for the Board to present a distinguished alumni award to Mayor Baker from the College, seconded by Mr. Wilcoxson.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Setchell, Mr. Wilcoxson, and Mrs. Sweeden. “Nays” – None, motion carried.

 

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Simko to adjourn the meeting at 11:58 p.m.
Student Advisory Vote: “Aye”- Mr. Simko. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”- Mrs. Paul, Mrs. Endress, Mr. Lansford, Mr