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March 2001 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, March 21, 2001 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

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

Members Absent:
Harry R. Debo

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

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mrs. Paul that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the February 21, 2001 Board Meeting and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $279,338.87; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $84,436.38; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $64,691.88; Bond & Interest - $100.00; Auxiliary Fund - $149,671.56; Restricted Fund - $132,558.10; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $15,825.74 and the approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow recognized Pam Mammano of Ottawa as the College’s first Faculty Excellence Award winner. Pam was selected for her contributions both on campus and in the community. She will now be nominated for the Illinois Community College Trustees Association 2001 Outstanding Faculty Award. Dr. Goodnow announced that the Illinois Community College Online (ILLCO) issued a request for proposals (RFP) for $85,000 for the development of new online courses. IVCC submitted proposals for eight courses and Lauri Carey was awarded a grant for the development of an online version of Introduction to Horticulture. The College will resubmit proposals for the development of seven courses. Dr. Goodnow reported that IVCC hosted a meeting with local process industry representatives to form the Illinois Valley Alliance to help promote careers in the process industry to promote the Process Operations Technology Certificate at IVCC. Dr. Goodnow announced that IVCC’s diversity committee will be presenting a program on Multiculturalism in Higher Education featuring Dr. Carl A. Grant from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. On Saturday, March 31, IVCC and the Illinois Valley Community Hospital will be sponsoring the fourth annual Women’s Health Seminar in the IVCC Cultural Centre featuring dynamic motivational speaker, Jayni Blackburn. Dr. Goodnow invited the Board members to the Dual Admissions signing ceremony with Northern Illinois University on March 30 at 9:30 a.m. in the IVCC Board Room. Dr. Goodnow reported that Governor Ryan’s FY2002 budget proposal includes $250 million for community college construction. This money will help IVCC replace the temporary facilities on the east campus. She urged the Board members to write letters in support of Governor Ryan’s proposed capital construction program for community colleges. Replacement for the College’s temporary buildings are estimated at a little over $8 million with a local match of 25%. It was the consensus of the Board to proceed with gathering additional information to merge this with the College’s long term planning. The Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9 to canvass the votes of the April 3 consolidated election.

TRUSTEE’S REPORT
Todd Phalen thanked Walt Zukowski for his presentation at the Northwest Regional Trustees meeting held at Sauk Valley Community College on March 15. Copies of Walt Zukowski’s presentation were included in the Board’s folders. Jacob Frost attended the Student Advisory meeting and the main topic discussed was student fees.

PERSONNEL – STAFF APPOINTMENT – BARRY A. SANDERS, COLLEGE COORDINATOR/SHERIDAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Frost to approve the appointment of Barry A. Sanders as the College Coordinator at Sheridan Correctional Center at an annual salary of $51,553, effective following the approval of the Department of Corrections.

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

PERSONNEL – STAFF APPOINTMENT – JOEL A. TORBECK, DIRECTOR OF DISLOCATED WORKERS CENTER
It was moved by Mrs. Sweeden and seconded by Mr. Franklin to approve the appointment of Joel A. Torbeck as Director of the Dislocated Workers Center at an annual salary of $36,000.

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

PERSONNEL – REDUCTION IN FORCE
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Franklin to authorize the College to officially notify the Sheridan Correctional Center instructional staff (Ken Carothers, Bruce Markwalter, William Reidner, Barry Sanders) and the counselor coordinator (Steve Swett) of the Reduction in Force.

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

BID REQUEST – CNC LATHE AND TWO MANUAL LATHES
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin to grant the Business Office permission to seek bids for a CNC lathe at an estimated cost of $30,150 to be paid from the ICCB Advanced Tech Equipment Grant and to seek bids for two manual lathes at an estimated total cost of $16,000 to be paid from the Carl Perkins Grant.

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

BID APPROVAL – AIR MOISTURE INFILTRATION PHASE IV
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Phalen to accept the bid of Fox River Lumber Company, Ottawa, Illinois in the amount of $148,688.00 as the lowest, most responsible bidder for Air Moisture Infiltration Phase IV, Building B project and accept the alternate bid of Fox River Lumber Company, Ottawa, Illinois in the amount of $5,474.00 as the lowest, most responsible bidder for the same scope of work to the Building C Link.

Accept the architect and engineering fees and reimbursables in the amount of $22,093.72 and the design and construction contingencies in the amount of $15,416 for the Air Moisture Infiltration Phase IV for Building B and Building C Link.

The total amount of this project is $191,671.72

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

EARLY ENTRY COLLEGE TUITION
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Shea to approve the reduced tuition rate of $15.00 per credit hour to E2College students, with the balance of the tuition to be paid by the Accelerated College Enrollment grant, effective Fall semester 2001. The students will also pay standard fees and other fees normally associated with each course.

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

BOARD POLICY MANUAL – SECTION 2000
After reviewing Section 2000 of the Board Policy Manual, the administration did not recommend any changes at this time.

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mrs. Sweeden to convene a closed session for the purpose of: 1) the appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body, 2) probable or imminent litigation and 3) to review minutes of closed sessions.

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

 

 

On a motion by Mr. Franklin, seconded by Mr. Frost and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed at 8:53 p.m.

TERMINATION
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Franklin to approve the recommendation to terminate Karen Hudson, Project NOA cook, effective immediately.

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

APPROVAL OF CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
It was moved by Mr. Franklin and seconded by Mr. Shea to approve and retain the minutes of the February 21, 2001 Closed Session meeting.

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

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Shea, seconded by Mr. Franklin, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 p.m.