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January 9, 2014 Minutes of Regular Meeting

The Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No. 513 convened a regular session at 6 p.m. on January 9, 2014 in the Board Room (C307) at Illinois Valley Community College.

 

Members Physically Present:
Melissa M. Olivero, Chair
Michael C. Driscoll, Vice Chair
Larry D. Huffman, Secretary
Laurie A. Bonucci
Jane E. Goetz
David O. Mallery
Everett J. Solon
Taylor A. Gunia, Student Trustee

Members Absent:        

Others Physically Present:
Jerry Corcoran, President
Cheryl Roelfsema, Vice President for Business Services and Finance
Lori Scroggs, Vice President for Learning and Student Development
Walt Zukowski, Attorney

 

APPROVAL OF AGENDA

It was moved by Mr. Solon and seconded by Dr. Huffman to approve the agenda, as presented.  Motion passed by voice vote.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

None.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

It was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by Dr. Huffman to approve the consent agenda, as presented.  Motion passed by voice vote. 

 

The following items were approved in the consent agenda:

 

Approval of Bills - $1,796,179.80

Education Fund - $1,048,040.32; Operations & Maintenance Fund - $83,017.72; Operations & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $250,969.70; Auxiliary Fund - $364,009.99; Restricted Fund - $10,424.59; and Liability, Protection and Settlement Fund - $39,717.48

 

Treasurer’s Report

Personnel

Approved the stipends for the pay periods ending December 14, 2013 and December 28, 2013.

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Dr. Corcoran reported Kelly McDonough, IVCC student and Sigma Kappa Delta member, has had her original writing "Between the Lines" accepted for presentation at the 2014 Sigma Tau Delta International Convention in Savannah, GA February 26 – March 4.  This is the third consecutive year an IVCC, Sigma Kappa Delta student has been recognized.  Sigma Kappa Delta (English Honor Society) faculty sponsors are Kim Radek, Adam Oldaker, and Delores Robinson.  IVCC student athletes are doing very well in the classroom: Director of Athletics Tommy Canale recently reported the overall Athletics GPA for the fall semester was 2.99 across eight sports. Dr. Corcoran commended all of the coaches and staff affiliated with the Athletics program for a job well done.  Jared Olesen recently earned his PhD from the University of California, Irvine and Margie Francisco earned her EdD from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Corcoran congratulated Jared and Margie on their academic achievements. Cheryl Roelfsema and her Business Office staff were commended for their great work in producing IVCC’s third Popular Annual Financial Report. Along with being a dedicated cashier within the Business Office, Jill Hejl is also a talented artist and she has been experiencing some excitement lately concerning her artwork. One of her illustrations has been included in the book "Quotes Illustrated:  100 Works of Art Inspired by Words", and she had an art opening at the Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport, IA in November.  This year’s Irish Night fundraiser for the IVCC Foundation will be held on Saturday, March 1 at the Ottawa Knights of Columbus Hall. The very popular Larkin and Moran Brothers will provide the entertainment so Dr. Corcoran encouraged everyone to mark their calendars and plan on attending. The 18th annual employee recognition event is scheduled for Friday, April 25 at Grand Bear Lodge.  Sue Monroe, of IVCC’s Foundation office, has been elected to a two-year term as an at-large board director for the Central Illinois Association of Fundraising Professionals. Dr. Corcoran congratulated Sue on being recognized by her peers for her professionalism and leadership.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Dr. Huffman reported the Audit/Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 29 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room.

 

STAFF APPOINTMENT – SUSAN L. ISERMANN, INTERIM VICE PRESIDENT FOR LEARNING AND STUDENT DEVELOPMENT

It was moved by Ms. Goetz and seconded by Mr. Solon to approve the appointment of Susan L. Isermann as Interim Vice President for Learning and Student Development with an annualized salary of $113,750, effective March 1, 2014.  Sue appreciates the opportunity to “keep the wheels on the bus and the bus moving forward.”  She looks forward to bringing a new Vice President on board in the future.  Motion passed by voice vote.

 

STAFF APPOINTMENT – MS. KATHRYN M. ROSS, CONTROLLER

It was moved by Dr. Driscoll and seconded by Ms. Goetz to approve the appointment of Ms. Kathryn M. Ross as Controller at an annualized salary of $74,000.  Kathryn is looking forward to the opportunity.  Motion passed by voice vote.


LASALLE POWER STATION REAL PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Mr. Mallery to approve the LaSalle Power Station Real Property Tax Assessment Settlement Agreement providing for a guaranteed payment in lieu of property taxes through tax year 2019.  Mr. Mallery expressed his appreciation on the work done by IVCC and the other taxing bodies on this agreement. 

Student Advisory Vote:  “Aye” – Ms. Gunia.  Roll Call Vote:  “Ayes” – Dr. Driscoll, Ms. Goetz, Dr. Huffman, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Solon, Ms. Bonucci, and Ms. Olivero.  “Nays” – None.  Motion carried.

 

PURCHASE REQUEST – EQUIPMENT FOR CTC

It was moved by Dr. Driscoll and seconded by Ms. Goetz to approve the purchase of a Fryer MB-10R, a CNC 3-Axis Bed Type Mill, from Iverson & Company in the amount of $55,105.  Motion passed by voice vote.

 

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES – PROJECT SUCCESS – LOCAL MATCH

It was moved by Ms. Bonucci and seconded by Dr. Huffman to approve the annual $10,000 transfer from the Education Fund (Fund 01) to Restricted Funds (Fund 06) for the Student Support Services grant for FY2014.  Motion passed by voice vote.

 

TRUSTEE COMMENT

Ms. Goetz encouraged everyone to attend Irish Night.

 

CLOSED SESSION

It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Dr. Driscoll to convene a closed session at 6:12 p.m. to discuss 1) probable litigation; 2) pending litigation; and 3) closed session minutes.

Student Advisory Vote:  “Aye” – Ms. Gunia.  Roll Call Vote:  “Ayes” – Dr. Driscoll, Ms. Goetz, Dr. Huffman, Mr. Mallery, Mr. Solon, Ms. Bonucci, and Ms. Olivero.  “Nays” – None.  Motion carried.

 

After a short break, the Board entered closed session at 6:18 p.m.  On a motion by Mr. Solon and seconded by Ms. Goetz, the regular meeting resumed at 6:53 p.m.  Motion passed by voice vote.

 

CLOSED SESSION MINUTES

It was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Ms. Bonucci to approve and retain the closed session minutes of the December 17, 2013 board meeting, as amended.  Motion passed by voice vote.

 

OTHER

None.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Ms. Olivero declared the meeting adjourned at 6:54 p.m.