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June 2002 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, June 19, 2002 in Room C307 at Illinois Valley Community College.

Members Present:
William H. Franklin, Jr., Chairperson
Thomas A. Shea, Secretary
Harry R. Debo
Jimmie D. Lansford
Kristine A. Paul
H. Todd Phalen
Rebekah Peterson, Student Trustee

Members Absent:
Deborah L. Sweeden, Vice-Chairperson

Others Present:
Jean Goodnow, President
Harriet Custer, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Robert Marshall, Vice President for Student Services
Frank Papke, Vice President for Business Services & Finance
Walter J. Zukowski, Attorney

 

CONSENT AGENDA
It was moved by Mr. Phalen and seconded by Mr. Debo that the Board of Trustees approve the Consent Agenda consisting of the Minutes of the May 15 & 17, 2002 Board Meetings and the Approval of Bills in the Education Fund - $314,105.63; Operation and Maintenance Fund - $65,116.96; Operation & Maintenance Fund (Restricted) - $392,806.34; Auxiliary Fund- $251,560.60; Restricted Fund - $268,054.88; Liability, Protection & Settlement Fund - $3,317.30 and the approval of the Financial Reports as presented.

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Dr. Goodnow reported that the State is cutting funds in credit hour reimbursement, equalization, and adult education. She has issued a hiring freeze on five faculty positions and two administrative positions (library director and division chair). Good news is summer enrollment has increased by 8% and fall enrollment by 15% compared to last year at this time. IVCC has lost their line from the Order of St. Francis to offer baccalaureate courses online and Sheridan Correctional Center is expected to close. These losses from the State combined with Com ED and a four-year loss from the farmland assessment, emphasizes the need to pass the referendum. The Special Populations Grant has been cut which provides students with developmental education and tutoring. The College will be searching for resources to accommodate these services. The College is trying to present the Board with a balanced budget for FY2003. Dr. Goodnow reported substantial cuts have been made in travel and equipment.

TRUSTEE’S REPORT
Rebekah Peterson attended the first leadership institute for incoming student trustees. She learned how to effectively serve as a leader, the basic rules of leadership, how to delegate tasks and ethically solve problems. The institute provided the student trustees an opportunity to meet each other and to share ideas from each college.

PERSONNEL – FACULTY APPOINTMENT – JEAN BATSON-TURNER
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Lansford to approve the appointment of Jean Batson-Turner as the Instructor in Human Services assigned to the Division of Social Sciences and Public Service for the 2002-2003 academic year, with placement on the salary schedule at step D-8 - $43,250. This position will be funded through the Title III grant.

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

BID APPROVAL – AIR MOISTURE INFILTRATION, PHASE V
It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Phalen to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid of Fox River Lumber in the amount of $158,865 as the lowest, most responsible bid for the Air Moisture Infiltration, Phase V Life Safety Project.

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

It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Lansford to authorize the Business Office to accept the bid of Fox River Lumber in the amount of $40,272 as the lowest, most responsible bid for the installation of an aluminum storefront entrance system and associated hardware at Main C/F Link entrance.

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

FY2004 RAMP – Community Instructional Center
It was moved by Mrs. Paul and seconded by Mr. Debo to authorize the staff to proceed with submission of the updated RAMP proposal request for the Community Instructional Center in the amount of $15,681,400 including the College’s match portion of $3,920,350 to the Illinois Community College Board.

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

FY2004 RAMP/BLDG.C – CLASSROOM/LIBRARY REMODELING & ADDITION
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Shea to authorize the staff to proceed with submission of the updated RAMP proposal for requesting funds for Building C – Classroom/Library Remodeling and Addition in the total amount of $8,034,742, including the College’s match portion of $2,008,686 to the Illinois Community College Board.

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

 

PREVAILING WAGE RESOLUTION
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mrs. Paul to adopt the attached resolution establishing a policy to require prevailing wages for any public works project at the College. A copy of the resolution will be provided to all contractors doing work at IVCC.

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

BOARD POLICY MANUAL – SECTION 3000 (Personnel)
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Debo to approve the recommended changes to Board Policies 3015 and 3026 and add Board Policy, Medical Leave/Termination of Employment Due to Incapacity, as presented.

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

CAMPUS UPDATE – NURSING PROGRAM
Gloria Bouxsein, Division Chair of Health Professions and Director of Nursing, reported that this is the first time in five years that IVCC has a full class for Nursing. There are currently 70 full –time positions open in area hospitals and IVCC will help serve the needs of the community.

CLOSED SESSION
It was moved by Mr. Debo and seconded by Mrs. Paul to convene a closed session to discuss (1) employment or dismissal of specific employees; 2) collective negotiating matters; and 3) minutes of closed session meetings.

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

On a motion by Mr. Shea, seconded by Mrs. Paul, and carried unanimously, the regular meeting resumed at 8:25 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION MINUTES
It was moved by Mr. Lansford and seconded by Mr. Shea to approve and retain the closed session minutes of the April 17, 2002 meeting.

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

It was moved by Mr. Shea and seconded by Mr. Phalen to approve and retain the closed session minutes of the May 15, 2002 meeting.

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

ADJOURNMENT
It was moved by Mr. Lansford, seconded by Mrs. Paul, and carried unanimously to recess the meeting at 8:26 p.m.