October 2012 Board Report
Community College trustees approved upgrades Tuesday night totaling more than
$1.3 million in Protection, Health and Safety funds to provide a new keying
system, replace aging emergency stairways and upgrade the Building C boiler
Vice President for Business Services and Finance Cheryl Roelfsema said the
estimated $656,120 boiler room work will replace piping and valves with
the same welded/flanged connections and gate valves being used in the Building
A boiler room. The project will improve worker safety and the integrity of the
boilers and pumps, she said.
In addition, the board approved $547,239 in facility door hardware and keying
upgrades for increased campus security. The plan is to replace the remainder of
locksets and cylinders throughout main campus and east campus to match the
key/keyway door lock system being used in the new Peter Miller Community
Technology Center (CTC).
The college will
also replace deteriorated concrete emergency stairs located on the exterior of
buildings A, B, D and G.
landings and sidewalks are starting to settle, crack, spall and crumble due to
age and years of water infiltration,” said Roelfsema. Estimated cost of the
project is $162,018.
The board also approved two recognition plaques to be placed within the CTC
main entrance. One plaque honors the two men for whom the building is named:
Peter Miller Jr., and his son Peter Miller III. The plaque also lists the names
of the current board, college president and attorney.
The second plaque identifies two state legislators instrumental in the
appropriation that funded the project: Rep. Frank Mautino, D-Spring Valley, and
former Sen. Gary Dahl, R-Granville. In addition, staff members who contributed
to the project and former board members involved with planning and design of
the facility will be recognized.
The final 2012
audit report, prepared by the firm of McGladrey, LLP, was also presented to the
board. On Oct. 9, the Board’s Audit-Finance Committee met with the auditors and
received an unqualified audit opinion or “clean” report.
In other action, the board approved:
of a $13,000 Polaris Ranger 800 XP utility vehicle to spread salt in winter and
maintain roads and grounds in the summer.
a resolution to authorize preparation of the 2012 tentative tax levy to be
presented Nov. 20 and a final tax levy to be presented Dec. 18.
of a $26,015 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer for use by chemistry
students in the Physical Science lab.
increases of 1.5 percent for coaches in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball,
softball, volleyball and golf.
intergovernmental agreement with the Illinois Office of the Comptroller (IOC)
that will allow the college to collect both tax and non-tax debts. By uploading
and maintaining its electronic files on the IOC database, IVCC will enable the
IOC to deduct amounts due the college from payments, including state income tax
refunds, owed by delinquent individuals or organizations.
intergovernmental agreement with the City of LaSalle that will make the college
“whole” on the La Salle Community Partnership TIF District. To balance the
negative impact the TIF would have on IVCC’s real estate tax base, each year La
Salle will pay the college a sum equal to the real estate tax loss.
roofing work, except for the Cultural Centre, is complete and window framing
and installation is in progress. First floor mechanical piping is in progress
and the concrete slab for the maintenance building has been poured.
Near and Sarah Partington were recognized at the Oct. 2 local workforce
development awards banquet for ten years of service to IVCC’s Dislocated
from 18 district high schools attended the Oct. 5 Counselors Connection
coordinated by IVCC counselor Renee Prine and Vice President for Student Services
than 380 guests attended IVCC’s 40th annual College Night Oct. 10.
The event, featuring approximately 50 colleges and universities, was
coordinated by Connie Skerston of the admissions office.