January 2014 Board Report
Illinois Valley Community College board Thursday signed off on a seven-year
agreement on property tax assessments for Exelon Generation Company’s La Salle
Power Station south of Seneca.
Pending approval by eight
other taxing bodies, Exelon will pay IVCC $1.7 million for 2013 taxes, $1.6
million for 2014, $1.5 million from 2015 through 2018, and $1.6 million in
proposed agreement is a tax-rate freeze (.35379) with a specific annual EAV,”
said Cheryl Roelfsema, IVCC Vice President for Business Services and Finance.
“Exelon guarantees the payment without regard to IVCC’s tax rate.”
As part of the agreement,
legal disputes over the 2009 through 2012 assessments will be dropped. For tax year
2012, IVCC collected $1,739,635 from Exelon, Roelfsema said.
Jerry Corcoran welcomed the settlement saying it would help IVCC “budget for
the near term and long term. We appreciate the fine work done by Exelon
representatives and all of the taxing bodies. This provides everyone with a
degree of certainty.”
business, the board approved:
- The appointment of Sue Isermann as Interim Vice President for
Learning and Student Development effective March 1. Isermann, Associate Vice
President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Workforce Development, has worked at
IVCC 33 years including 17 as an instructor.
- The appointment of Kathryn Ross as controller to fill the vacancy
created by the July resignation of Patrick Berry. A graduate of Eastern
Illinois University (finance) and Kankakee Community College, Ross worked
previously as controller/accounting manager at Mendota Community Hospital.
- The purchase of $55,105 in Computer Numerical Control equipment
from Iverson & Company of Des Plaines for the technology center’s CNC lab.
The equipment will be paid for by CTC capital campaign funds.
$10,000 transfer from the Education fund as the local match for Project
Success, IVCC’s federally-funded TRiO program serving approximately 160
low-income, disabled and first-generation students.
The board also learned:
- IVCC student and
Sigma Kappa Delta member Kelly McDonough of Peru has had her original writing
“Between the Lines” accepted for presentation at the 2014 Sigma Tau Delta
International Convention in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 26-March 4. It is the third
straight year an IVCC Sigma Kappa Delta member has been recognized.
- Last fall, IVCC
student athletes had an overall 2.99 GPA across eight sports. “All coaches and
staff affiliated with athletics should be commended,” said Corcoran.
instructor Jared Olesen recently earned his PhD from the University of
California-Irvine, and nursing instructor Margie Francisco earned her doctorate
of education from the University of Phoenix.
- Cashier and
artist Jill Hejl has had one of her illustrations published in the book “Quotes
Illustrated: 100 Works of Art Inspired by Words,” and had an art opening at the
Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport in November.
- The 10th
annual IVCC Irish Night March 1 at Ottawa’s Knights of Columbus Hall will
feature the Larkin and Moran Brothers, a popular Chicago
alumni coordinator Sue Monroe has been elected to a two-year term as an
at-large board director for the Central Illinois Association of Fundraising
The 18th annual employee recognition
event will be Friday, April 25 at Grand Bear Lodge.