May 21, 2013 Minutes of Regular Meeting
Board of Trustees of Illinois Valley Community College District No.
513 convened a regular session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
in the Board Room (C307) at Illinois Valley Community College.
M. Olivero, Chair
C. Driscoll, Vice Chair
D. Huffman, Secretary
A. Gunia, Student Trustee
Roelfsema, Vice President for Business Services and Finance
Scroggs, Interim Vice President for Learning and Student
was moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Dr. Driscoll to approve the
agenda, as presented. Motion passed by voice vote.
behalf of the eight members of the men’s tennis team, Dan Johnson,
captain of the team, thanked the Board for allowing them to compete
this year. Head coach Julie Milota and assistant coach Lyle
Guenther were also present at the meeting. Mr. Johnson reported on
their record of 7-3 for the regular season and four members medaled
at the regional tournament. As the team faced challenges, they grew
closer as a team and individuals. They have made bonds that will
last on the court and for years to come. They obtained skills
applicable to their future in college, employment, and life in
general. They learned to budget their time, received good grades,
and learned persistence does pay off. A special thanks from the
team was extended to Tracy Morris for supporting them through their
was moved by Dr. Huffman 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:
– April 16, 2013 Board Meeting and May 7, 2013 Special Board
of the Bills
Fund - $1,146,138.13; Operations and Maintenance Fund - $66,573.27;
Operations & Maintenance (Restricted Fund) - $15,028.90;
Auxiliary Fund - $62,161.88; Restricted Fund - $36,169.19; and
Liability, Protection and Settlement Fund - $30,659.91
the stipends for the pay periods ending April 6, 2013 and April 20,
Request- TESA Micro-Hite 3D Coordinate Measuring Machine
to request bids for a TESA Micro-Hite 3D coordinate measuring
machine and appropriate accessories at an estimated cost of $25,000.
Results – Exmark Lazer X Mower
to accept the bid from Smith’s Sales and Service, Peru, IL, in the
amount of $7,278, as the lowest, most responsible bid for an Exmark
Lazer X Mower.
to purchase janitorial equipment from Interline Brands, Inc., d/b/a
AmSan, Peoria, Illinois, at an estimated cost of $43,600, through
the Illinois Public Higher Education Cooperative (IPHEC).
Results – Beverage Service
Pepsi Beverages Company’s proposal for beverage services for a
term of three years.
curbs will be poured this week; four trees will soon be removed
(three in the construction area and one hit by lightning); and storm
piping installation has begun. Flooring and ceiling tile
installation is in progress on the second floor of the Peter Miller
Community Technology Center. Water source heat pumps are up and
running; lighting control programming and low voltage cable testing
will start the week of June 10. Work on the east campus under Phase
2 of the overall project is moving along nicely. On the east
addition to Building 10, drywall and painting continues; air
conditioner pads have been poured; and water lines and HVAC duct
work are being installed. On the west addition, concrete block walls
are being laid; plumbing and electrical are being roughed in.
Overall, things are going very well and Dr. Corcoran is very proud
of the great job Cheryl Roelfsema and her co-workers are doing with
the building project. The date of substantial completion on the new
building has been moved up to September 1st
and work has begun with the CDB’s public relations staff on a
grand opening in early November. Dr. Corcoran commended Gary
Johnson, Scott Curley and the facilities department staff for the
terrific job they did in preparing the campus for all of the student
celebratory events the last few days. Bonnie Campbell and the
nursing faculty planned and executed a moving nurse pinning for the
associate degree nursing students on Saturday morning. Dr. Tracy
Morris and her commencement team orchestrated a wonderful
commencement program Saturday afternoon. And Sara Escatel and her
coworkers in Adult Education did an excellent job of overseeing the
GED graduation ceremony last night. A special thanks to Congressman
Adam Kinzinger for delivering this year’s commencement address.
Dr. Corcoran thanked this year’s Recognition Planning Committee
made up of Paula Hallock, Jeanne Hayden, Theresa Carranco, Carey
Burns, Sue Harding, and Glenna Jones for planning a first-class
employee recognition program on April 19. He also thanked Professor
Cory Tomasson and Student Trustee Taylor Gunia for organizing an
IVCC team of students and staff to participate in a suicide
prevention awareness walk in Peru on April 28. Dr. Corcoran
thanked Trustee David Mallery for attending the ICCTA Lobby Day
activities on May 1. Mr. Mallery and Dr. Corcoran had productive
discussions with Senator Sue Rezin (Peru) and Representatives Tom
Dammer (Rochelle), Frank Mautino (Spring Valley), Don Moffitt
(Galesburg), and Ken Dunkin (Chicago). Congratulations went to Nora
Villarreal and Adam Oldaker for coordinating this year’s
Honorspalooza held on May 8. The event was well attended and an
overall great success. Chris Herman and his Project Success
co-workers presented a very nice end-of-the-year recognition event
for IVCC’s Project Success students on May 15. And finally, under
the heading of outstanding community service, Steve Swett, who has
been a wonderful member of IVCC’s faculty and staff for 20 years,
played a key role in spearheading the College’s response to the
needs of victims of the April flooding across the Illinois Valley,
particularly in Marseilles and Utica. Steve took it upon himself to
form a flood-assistance team comprised of student clubs,
organizations, and employees that worked hand-in-glove with local
Red Cross representatives, churches, and community leaders on
clean-up efforts over several weeks. Dr. Corcoran thanked Steve
Swett for a job very well done.
Mallery reminded the board members of the upcoming ICCTA Annual
Convention in Chicago on June 7 and 8. He also reported on the plan
to gradually shift pension costs to community colleges by way of a
new property tax. He wanted to know how the Board felt regarding
this issue. If the State is transferring this responsibility to the
community colleges, Dr. Huffman feels there should be a tax levy to
pay for the pension which would be phased in gradually. The
administration has made cuts to the budget and the EAV is not
growing. If the State does not give the colleges a provision to
levy, student tuition would have to increase and no one likes to
raise tuition. A CPA would have to determine how much money would
be needed to make the payment and the college would only be allowed
to levy that amount to capture it from taxes. Dr. Driscoll would
like to see the State transfer revenue with the transfer of
responsibility. Ms. Olivero noted that increasing tuition and fees
would never be enough to cover the cost. There would have to be
some type of levy and the consumer would have to share some of it.
Ms. Bonucci agreed. Mr. Solon noted the responsibility belongs to
Springfield where they have collected the revenues to take care of
this. He was not sure of the tax levy because he did not know what
imposition this would have on the taxpayers. Ms. Goetz agreed with
Dr. Huffman and Dr. Driscoll. The consensus of the Board was to
gradually shift pension costs to the community college as long as
the State provides a tax levy to pay for the shift in
responsibility. Mr. Mallery did not agree, but would convey the
consensus of the Board to the ICCTA.
Huffman reported the Closed Session Minutes Committee has scheduled a
meeting to review closed session minutes on Tuesday, June 18 at 5
p.m. in the Board Room. He also noted that the College’s auditors
would like to meet with the Audit/Finance Committee on Thursday,
October 3 to review the audit. No time has been set.
BID RESULTS –
ASPHALT PAVEMENT IMPROVEMENTS TO THE ROADWAY NEAR BUILDINGS C AND G
moved by Mr. Mallery and seconded by Dr. Huffman to accept the base
bid from Len Trovero Construction, LaSalle, Illinois, in the amount
of $40,225, for the Asphalt Pavement Improvements to the roadway near
Buildings C and G. Motion passed by voice vote.
RESULTS – PROTECTION, HEALTH, AND SAFETY (PHS) PROJECTS
moved by Mr. Solon and seconded by Mr. Mallery to accept the base bid
from Vanguard Contractors, Inc., Pekin, IL, in the amount of
$393,700, for the PHS Projects for Facility Door Hardware/Keying
Upgrades and Exterior Egress Concrete Replacement.
Huffman commended everyone for a great job with all the weekend
activities, nurse pinning, commencement, and GED graduation. The
campus looked great and the organization of the events made everyone
look good. Ms. Olivero noted it was nice to be at all the events and
support the students.
moved by Dr. Huffman and seconded by Ms. Goetz to convene a closed
session at 6:54 p.m. to discuss 1) pending litigation and 2) closed
session minutes. Motion passed by voice vote.
short break, the Board entered closed session at 7:02 p.m. On a
motion by Dr. Driscoll and seconded by Ms. Bonucci, the regular
meeting resumed at 8:25 p.m. Motion passed by voice vote.
moved by Ms. Bonucci and seconded by Mr. Solon to approve and retain
the closed session minutes of the April 16, 2013 meeting.
Advisory Vote: “Aye” – Ms. Gunia. Roll Call Vote: “Ayes”
– Mr. Solon, Ms. Bonucci, Dr. Driscoll, Ms. Goetz, Dr. Huffman, Mr.
Mallery, and Ms. Olivero. “Nays” – None, motion carried.
Olivero declared the meeting adjourned at 8:26 p.m.