July 2006 Board Meeting Report

Dr. Jerry Corcoran, vice-president for business services and finance/treasurer and Cheryl Roelfsema, controller, presented the tentative fiscal year 2007 budget to the Illinois Valley Community College board Wednesday night.

The operating budget of $17.3 million is balanced and based upon the following assumptions: projected reimbursed credit hours of 81,498, estimated equalized assessed valuation growth of 1.5 percent, state funding increasing by 1.6 percent, continuing eligibility for equalization funding and tuition increasing by only $2.00 per credit hour.

"The college has made every effort to allocate resources wisely. We have prepared this budget mindful of the need to support and enhance our educational programs and services. As an Academic Quality Improvement Program institution, we continue to analyze and improve both our programs and services and maintain our position as a quality educational institution," stated Dr. Corcoran.

The final budget will be submitted for approval at the August 30 board meeting.

The board authorized the business office to seek proposals for two tractors and two trailers for the truck driver training program partnership with Waubonsee Community College and to authorize the administration to accept the lowest most responsible proposal for a three year lease with an option to renew up to a maximum of five years. In addition, the board authorized the administration to purchase VMWare PS Workshops services VI w/P2V JumpStart and the Professional Services Travel to implement the system from Novanis in the amount of $16,522 and to purchase 23 computers in the amount of $18,895 from Dell, Inc.

Based upon a recommendation received from students, faculty and staff, the board approved a proposal submitted by from LiL Bella’s Pizza, Inc. in Utica to provide food service to the college.

The board authorized the conferring of 48 certificates on the July IVCC graduates with 42 graduating with practical nursing certificates and six with therapeutic massage certificates.

George Needs, human resources specialist was appointed by the board as the college’s ethics officer. The ethics officer will coordinate the planning and record keeping for ethics training to position the college to be in compliance with staff training under the Illinois Ethics Act.

The board learned of the appointment of Fred Thatcher, maintenance and the resignation of Colleen Aeppli, cooperative work training coordinator at Sheridan Correctional Center.


In other business the board approved:

  • An agreement with Midwest Energy Alliance, LLC for the purchase of gas.
  • The athletic accident insurance coverage through First Agency, Inc. for fiscal year 2007 at a premium cost of $18,128 for the basic accident policy and $4,078 for the catastrophic plan.
  • Stipends for the payrolls ending June 17 and July 1 as presented.
  • A new full-time textbook buyer position, an administrative assistant I position for truck driver training and a world languages laboratory coordinator.
  • Payment not to exceed $7,450 to Quesse Moving and Storage for Dr. Larry Huffman’s moving expenses and the amendment to his employment contract as presented.
  • The appointment of Timothy J. Bias, as manufacturing instructor.