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May 2000 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, May 17, 2000 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
Jimmie D. Lansford, Chairperson
William H. Franklin, Jr., Vice Chairperson
Deborah L. Sweeden, Secretary
Harry R. Debo
Kristine A. Paul
H. Todd Phalen
Thomas A. Shea
Jacob Frost, Student Trustee

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Harold Barnes, Director of Computer Services
Francis Brolley, Director of Public Information
Harriet Custer, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Frank Papke, Vice President of Business Services & Finance
Walt Zukowski, Attorney

 

AMEND AGENDA
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Franklin to amend the agenda by adding the following items:

7. Personnel

e. Faculty Resignation - Bonnie Beardsley, Nursing Instructor

f. Faculty Retirement - Robert C. Byrne, Chemistry Instructor

8. Bid Approvals

c. Health and Life Insurance

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Frost that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the April 19, 2000 and May 12, 2000 Board Meetings and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $140,022.45; Operation & Maintenance Fund -$61,699.58; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted Fund) - $133,018.65; Auxiliary Fund - $70,907.93; Restricted Fund - $173,119.67; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $2,330.84.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow reminded the Board of Trustees of the ICCTA Annual Convention to be held in Decatur, Illinois on June 15-17, 2000. The registration deadline date is June 5. Illinois Valley Community College made national news by being featured in The Chronicle. The article pointed out the fiscal responsibilities of the institution. IVCC is cosponsoring the IV LEAD program with Ottawa, Princeton and Illinois Valley Area Chamber. This is an initiative on developing leaders in our communities.

PERSONNEL - FACULTY RETIREMENT - DR. WILLIAM W. SEREMAK
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin to accept William W. Seremak’s retirement effective May 31, 2001, approve his participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan, and wish him a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

PERSONNEL - STAFF RETIREMENT - EDMUND G. HERRMANN
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Shea to accept Edmund G. Herrmann’s retirement effective May 18, 2001, approve his participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan, and wish him a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

PERSONNEL - STAFF APPOINTMENT - LAURI L. CAREY
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Debo to approve the appointment of Ms. Lauri L. Carey as Instructor in Agriculture Education assigned to the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics for the 2000-2001 academic year, with placement on the salary schedule at step B-5 - $32,800 based on the 1999-2000 salary scale, terms of the 2000-2001 salary are being negotiated.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

PERSONNEL - NEW GRANT FUNDED POSITION
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Phalen to approve the grant-funded position of Facilitator of Instructional Technology and authorize the administration to begin a search to fill this position.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

PERSONNEL- FACULTY RESIGNATION - BONNIE BEARDSLEY
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mr. Franklin to accept the resignation of Bonnie Beardsley as nursing instructor with regret and authorize the administration to begin the search to fill this position.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

PERSONNEL - FACULTY RETIREMENT - ROBERT C. BYRNE
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mrs. Paul to accept Robert C. Byrne’s retirement effective May 31, 2001, approve his participation in the College’s Voluntary Retirement Plan, and wish him a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

BID APPROVAL - AIR CONDITIONING UNIT/COMPUTER SERVICES
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Franklin to grant the Business Office permission to accept the bid of Conrad Sheet Metal, Bloomington, IL in the amount of $28,000 as the lowest and most responsible bidder for the installation of the Liebert AC Unit in the Computer Mainframe Room.

Also grant the Business Office approval to accept the architectural and engineering fees of 16% ($4,500).

Total amount of the bid is $32,500.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

BID APPROVAL - SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION/EAST CAMPUS
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mrs. Paul to grant the Business Office permission to accept the bid of Ruiz Construction in the amount of $52,419.00 as the lowest and most responsible bidder for the sidewalks and drainage improvements on the East Campus.

Also grant the Business Office approval to accept the architectural and engineering fees and reimbursables of 12-1/2% ($12,500) and contingency fees of 12-1/2% ($12,500).

Total amount of the bid is $77,419.00.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

BID APPROVAL - HEALTH AND LIFE INSURANCE
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin to grant the Business Office permission to renew the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement with the State of Illinois, Department of Central Management Services - Local Government Health Plan for fiscal year 2001.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT - PARKLAND COLLEGE
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Paul to approve the Cooperative Agreement between IVCC and Parkland College as presented. (A copy of the agreement attached and made a part of the minutes.)

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

REVIEW OF BOARD POLICY MANUAL - SECTION III
No action was taken on this agenda item.

CAMPUS UPDATE - IBEW
John Allen, Associate Vice President of Career Education, presented an update on IVCC’s partnership with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC). The program generated 1600 credit hours for the college the first year and 3300 this year. In the partnership, IVCC offers associate’s degrees to electrician apprentices. Lou Piskur, IBEW representative, thanked the Board for approving this partnership.

CAMPUS UPDATE - FACULTY NEGOTIATIONS
Dr. Harriet Custer, Vice President of Academic Affairs and David Bergsieker, art instructor and President of Local 1810 of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), presented an overview on interest-based bargaining. Interest-based bargaining promotes trust and builds relationships between management and labor. Contract negotiations are currently in progress.

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Franklin to convene a closed session to discuss (1) Employment/Appointment Matter, 2) Imminent Litigation, and (3) Minutes of Closed Sessions.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: 'Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

On a motion by Mr. Franklin, seconded by Mr. Debo and carried unanimously the regular meeting resumed at 9:28 p.m.

PROJECT NOA POSITION
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mr. Franklin to authorize the administration to change the position of Senior Center Assistant Programmer at Project NOA from full-time to part-time effective immediately.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Frost. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Phalen, Mr. Debo, Mrs. Paul, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

CHANGE ORDER - ROOF PROJECT
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin to authorize the administration to approve a change order not to exceed $115,000 for services provided by Pepper Construction for the replacement of roofs on buildings A, B, and C.

CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Franklin to approve and retain the minutes of the March 15 Closed Session meeting.

Student Advisory Vote: "Aye"-Mr. Steinz. Roll Call Vote: "Ayes"- Mrs. Paul, Mr. Shea, Mrs. Sweeden, Mr. Franklin, Mr. Debo, and Mr. Lansford. "Nays" - None, motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Franklin, seconded by Mr. Shea, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 9:30 p.m.