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Board Meeting Minutes - July 2010

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Sauk Valley Community College Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes for July 26, 2010

The Board of Trustees of Sauk Valley Community College met in regular session at 7:00 pm on July 26, 2010 in the Third floor board room at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 Illinois Route #2, Dixon, Illinois.

Call to Order

Chair Andersen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and the following members answered roll call:

  • Edward Andersen
  • Scott Stoller
  • Joan Padilla
  • Lisa Wiersema
  • William Simpson
  • Student Trustee Sisson
  • Robert Thompson

Absent

  • Andrew Bollman

SVCC Staff

  • President Dr. George Mihel
  • Attorney Pace
  • Dean of Information Services Alan Pfeifer
  • Dean of Business Services Paula Meyer
  • Dean of Instructional Services Dr. Mary Lou Kidder
  • Director of Human Resources Kathryn Snow
  • Director of Building and Grounds John Ditto
  • Coordinator of Public Relations Brian Olmsted
  • Dean of Health Professions Janet Lynch
  • Administrative Assistant Debra Dillow

2010-2011 Budget

Chair Andersen announced the public hearing and asked to receive any comments on the FY 2011 Budget. No comments oral or written were received.

Intent of the Board of Trustees to Sell General $7,100,000 Funding Bonds and $550,000 Working Cash Bonds

Chair Andersen announced the public hearing and asked to receive any written or oral comments with respect to the Funding Bonds and the Working Cash Bonds. Chair Andersen opened discussion and explained that the reason for the proposed issuance of the : General Obligation Funding Bonds is to pay presently outstanding and unpaid claims against the district and issuance of Working Cash Bonds is to increase the working cash reserves. No comments oral or written were received.

Adjournment

Since the Public Hearing was completed, it was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Padilla that the Public Hearing be adjourned. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Sisson advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Call to Order

Chair Andersen called the regular meeting to order.

Consent Agenda

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Wiersema to approve the Consent Agenda with Item 2.7 and Item 2.8 being pulled for clarification. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Sisson advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Working Cash Fund Borrowing

After clarification it was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Thompson that the Board approve the resolution for the borrowing of $1,970,784 from the Working Cash Fund to the Educational and Operation and Maintenance Fund if needed. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Sisson advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Working Cash Fund Interest

After clarification, it was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Padilla that the Board approve the resolution for permanent transfer of $21,491.90 from the Working Cash Fund. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Sisson advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

President’s Report

Heard Dr. Mihel report to the Board the preliminary agenda for the upcoming fall college in-service scheduled for Friday, August 13, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. and invited the Board to attend. Sabrina Earl and Sara Woodin of AmeriCorps presented to the Board a proposal to utilize a grant they have received to enhance the prairie plot and provide a multi-sensory educational area for the students and community.

Reports

ICCTA
Member Thompson indicated that he and Member Bollman have been asked to be part of the ICCTA Executive Committee and will host the 2011Regional Spring meeting at Sauk.
Student Trustee
None
Foundation
None

Board Policy Review

Dr. Mihel reviewed Board Policies 301.01 Budgeting, Purchasing, Accounting, and Auditing Procedures; 302.01 Budget Control Policy; 302.02 Payment of Bills and 303.01 Contracts and will recommend no changes.

Closed Session

At 7:24 p.m. it was moved by Member Wiersema and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board go into closed session for the purpose of appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance or dismissal of specific employees of the College; collective bargaining; closed session minutes consideration; pending litigation probable or imminent.

The Board returned to regular session at 8:50 p.m.

2010 – 2011 Budget - Final Reading

It was moved by Member Stoller and seconded by Member Padilla that the Board approve the FY 2011 Budget as presented. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Sisson advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Resolution of Intent to Sell $7,100,000 General Obligation Funding Bonds

It was moved by Member Simpson and seconded by Member Wiersema that the Board approve the Resolution of Intent to Issue Funding Bonds to pay off Debt Certificates. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Sisson advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Faculty Appointment

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board approve the employment of Ms. Eva Harvey as an Assistant Professor of English starting August 13, 2010 for a one year appointment for the fiscal year 2011 at an annual salary of $31,236. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Sisson advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

President’s Contract

No action was taken and was tabled until next month.

Closed Session Minutes of June 21, 2010

It was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Padilla that the Board approve the Closed Session Minutes of June 21, 2010. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Sisson advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Since the scheduled business was completed, it was moved by Member Thompson and seconded by Member Stoller that the Board adjourn. In a roll call vote, all voted aye. Student Trustee Sisson advisory vote: aye. Motion carried.

The meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.