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Adopted Minutes
November 14, 2001
Special  Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 12:03 p.m.

Roll Call

Present: Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Pelleran
Absent: Canady, Heywood, Rasmusson

Trustees Heywood and Rasmusson arrived at 12:04 p.m.

Limited Public Comment Regarding Agenda Items

There were no comments from the public.

Public Hearing on 2001-2002 Revised Budget

Chairperson Jeffries stated that the Board published a notice on November 8, 2001 of this public hearing on the revised budget for the 2001-2002 fiscal year, which the College proposed to levy 3.8926 mills. This millage rate is the amount of millage to be levied to support the fiscal year 2001-2002 and the approval of the budget by the Board will meet the requirements of the truth in taxation statute for levy of the proposed mills.

Chairperson opened the floor for comments.

There were no comments from the public.

Adoption of Millage Resolution

Vice President Barbara Larson stated that this millage resolution outlines the necessary steps for the Board of Trustees to take to levy 3.8926 mills effective with the December tax bills. Therefore, Board action is needed to levy that new amount and to adopt the revised revenue budget as presented.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Pelleran and supported by Trustee Holden to adopt the millage resolution.

Trustee Heywood asked what were the unmet needs.

Vice President Larson responded that the unmet needs are those described in the information campaign in terms of faculty equity, debt service on the construction of the buildings, technology, and financial assistance.

Trustee Heywood stated that those are the things that are listed, but the information campaign also stated that there are "other unmet needs" and he asked what those were.

Vice President Larson stated that a more detailed reconciled budget will be brought before the Board in the spring once more information is collected regarding enrollment and the State budget.

Trustee Heywood thanked Vice President Larson for answering his questions.

Trustee Rasmusson stated that he attempted to contact Ms. Sally Pierce to find out if the faculty supported this and he did not hear back from Ms. Pierce. He said that he assumed the faculty is completely supportive of this.

President Cunningham stated that this was no different than what had been campaigned for and all of the seven unions were supportive of the millage.

Chairperson Jeffries stated that the passage of the millage would accelerate the contracts containing equity.

Roll call vote:
Ayes: Heywood, Holden, Jeffries, Patterson, Pelleran, Rasmusson
Nays: None
Absent: Canady

Motion carried.

Public Comment

Trustee Pelleran - I would like to thank everybody for everything that they did to make this millage pass. In light of the news that I heard this morning a local community college just had to last night raise their tuition rates two and half dollars per credit hour. They are now seven dollars over what we at Lansing Community College pay for credit hour for tuition.

President Cunningham - Which one was that?

Trustee Pelleran - that's in Jackson. I would just like to thank the President, the Board, every one of the union representatives, the faculty, the administration, the students, who worked so diligently to pass this. Madame President, Mr. Chairman, I want to commend you for the class act of putting that nice thank you in the newspaper the other day. I ran out to get my Sunday newspaper and it was just absolutely wonderful. I think that Lansing Community College is not only where success begins. It really is an example of success through everything that everyone has invested here. I just want to say thank you for all you did.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:08 p.m.



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