Present: Melissa M.
Olivero, Vice Chair
D. Huffman, Secretary
Burkart, Student Trustee
Absent: James A.
Physically Jerry Corcoran,
Present: Cheryl Roelfsema, Vice
President for Business Services and Finance
Lori Scroggs, Interim
Vice President for Learning and Student Development
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Dr. Driscoll to approve the agenda, as
presented. Motion passed by voice vote.
was moved by Ms. Olivero and seconded by Dr. Driscoll to approve the consent
agenda, as presented. Motion passed by voice vote.
following items were approved in the consent agenda:
– December 18, 2012 Board Meeting
of the Bills
Fund - $926,572.20; Operations and Maintenance Fund - $46,068.98; Operations
& Maintenance (Restricted Fund) - $60,641.14; Auxiliary Fund - $485,757.75;
Restricted Fund - $34,136.72; and Liability, Protection and Settlement Fund - $30,922.11
the stipends for the pay periods ending December 1, 2012 and December 15, 2012
reported on the construction update provided by Cheryl Roelfsema and Gary
Johnson: Roof coping work on the Peter
Miller Community Technology Center will resume again on January 21; zinc panel
installation is in progress on the east end; elevators will be delivered on
January 23; and millwork will be delivered the weeks of January 21 and January
28. First floor east end HVAC ductwork and sprinkler installation is over 90
percent complete. West end metal framing and ductwork rough-in is in
progress. Phase 2 East Campus work –
including the new maintenance building, addition to auto and welding facility,
and demolition of Building 10 – is going very well. In other news, athletic director Tommy Canale
announced that the overall athletics GPA for the fall semester was a perfect
3.0 – a goal Coach Canale has been pursuing for quite some time. The men’s
combined GPA was 2.87 and the women’s GPA was 3.14. Dr. Corcoran congratulated
Tommy and Coaches Tomasson, Pinter, Lukosius, Cinotte, Milota, Herman, Schultz,
and Sherbeyn on sending a very strong message to the community that at IVCC,
student athletes are students first. Prior to the holiday break, a very nice
holiday luncheon was enjoyed by the staff and Dr. Corcoran thanked student
trustee Britney Burkart for attending and representing the trustees as well as
Jane Goetz and Terry Judd, representing the Foundation board of directors, who
assisted in serving the meal and thanking the staff for their dedicated
service. The Ottawa’s Blooming Steering
Committee, which is organizing the Ottawa entry in the 2013 national America in
Bloom competition, has selected as its official logo a design created by Katie
Moriarity of Ottawa and a second logo for kids by Nancy Scott of Streator; both
of these students are in Professor Francie Skoflanc’s very popular graphic
design technology program. Dr. Corcoran congratulated Katie Moriarity and Nancy
Scott for the well-deserved recognition.
The Board members received a story regarding the IVCC-LPO Hall of Fame
program to be held at LaSalle-Peru High School’s Matthiessen Auditorium
beginning at 7:30 p.m. on January 26. Dr.
Corcoran asked the board members if they were planning to attend to please let him
know so that he can properly recognize them at the event. This year’s Hall of Fame
class includes retired English instructor Ed Krolak, former director of nursing
Carole Caresio Haas, Caterpillar executive and IVCC alumnus Jim Blass, Carus
Corporation Chairman Blouke Carus – one of the leaders of the movement to
create IVCC in the mid-1960s – and the record setting 1987-88 and 1988-89 men’s
Mr. Mallery reported the Facilities
Committee met on Wednesday, January 9 and discussed the Dam Reconstruction
Feasibility Report. Four dam
modification options were presented which all appeared to be a substantial cost
ranging from approximately $197,000 to $433,000. There was consensus that the four options
were not feasible and to look toward other avenues, more from a farming aspect
to increase the ability of the soils to absorb more of the water. There are plans to speak to the current
farmer without making any major decisions.
There is also a safety issue around the dam area in which there are
plans to minimize this risk. The
committee was presented with a list and an estimate of possible Cultural Centre
improvements if resources should become available through the CTC Capital
Campaign. The improvements included a
sound system, lighting, stage rigging, stage extension, and movable
partitions. Mr. Mallery noted other
items discussed at the Facilities Committee meeting are agenda items for
tonight’s meeting and he will comment on them as they are discussed.
PROTECTION, HEALTH, AND SAFETY PROJECT –
CULTURAL CENTRE STAGE
was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by Dr. Huffman to approve the Protection,
Health, and Safety project for the Cultural Centre Stage Upgrades as presented
for a total cost of $111,013 and authorize submission of the appropriate
resolution to the Illinois Community College Board. Mr. Mallery noted that this project was a
realignment of resources that was to be used on another PHS project. There was consensus among the stakeholders
and staff that were involved in both projects that it would be suitable to use
the funds for much needed repairs in the Cultural Centre. The recommendation from the Facilities
Committee was to move forward with this project. Motion passed by voice vote.
TECHNOLOGY CENTER FURNITURE PROCUREMENT
was moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by Dr. Huffman to seek furniture and
fixture procurement for the Peter Miller Community Technology Center through
the State of Illinois Joint Purchasing Program.
The Facilities Committee reviewed proposals from the College’s
architects to assist in selecting furniture and preparing bid documents to
purchase furniture for the new Community Technology Center. The Committee members were concerned over the
cost and directed the administration to find a less expensive solution. Another option would be to purchase the
furniture and fixtures through the State of Illinois Joint Purchasing
Program. The vendors would work with the
stakeholder groups, the administration and architects to install it on time,
and in getting the best possible price. This
method will not hinder the move-in date.
Motion passed by voice vote.
IVCC BOARD OF
TRUSTEES RESIGNATION – LESLIE-ANNE ENGLEHAUPT
was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Mr. Mallery to accept with regret the
resignation of Ms. Leslie-Anne Englehaupt as a member of the IVCC Board of
Trustees, effective January 8, 2013. Mr.
Thompson expressed his appreciation to Ms. Englehaupt for serving on the Board
and her role on the committee to make a recommendation for security
services. Ms. Olivero noted that she met
Leslie when they were both running for the Board of Trustees in 2009. She was immediately impressed with her
intelligence and tenacity. Ms.
Englehaupt is a veteran, mother, and most importantly a graduate of IVCC. Her many accomplishments were even more
extraordinary because of her many challenges in life. Ms. Olivero expressed her utmost respect for
Leslie. Motion passed by voice vote.
It was moved by Dr. Driscoll and seconded by Ms.
Burkart to convene a closed session at 6:50 p.m. to discuss 1) pending
litigation; 2) selection of a person to fill a public office; and 3) closed
session minutes. Motion carried by voice
It was moved by Dr. Huffman, seconded by Dr.
Driscoll, and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m.