Facilities, Finance and Sustainability Committee
February 27, 2018
Members in Attendance:
1:00pm Amherst Hall Room 2205
- Ron Parker
- Lewis Bryant
- Beth Walkup
- Peter Dorman
- Tim Wilhelm
- Rick Tyler
– Rick, Tim second
- LED lighting is complete in the 2500 block. Instead of replacing every 2-4 years, should be about 22-27 years. Some of these are only $30 more.
- Compensation study is moving forward and going well. Phase 2 will be in place this month.
- Rick has asked how the delays and closing are decided. Lewis feels like we have made good calls on the weather this year.
- Rick asked about having the second set of doors removed where there are two sets. Ron and Lewis are looking into it and will get back with us at the next meeting.
- No new news on the remodel.
- Ron – grass cutting began today and soon will be mulching.
- Lot 3 is cleared for Dennis’s container for 3 wheelers. Working on leveling the ground then put gravel down and bring in container.
- Currently interviewing for a grounds supervisor. Need a couple more guys. Lost two recently. Leaving some positions like Ron’s vacant currently for budget reasons.
- Graduation plans are in progress. Contracts will soon be signed with LU if it has not been already.
- It has been too cold to replace the Merritt Boiler. Hope to be able to do this in April or early May.
- Lewis – There has been a vendor complaint filed on our current cleaning vendor. Over 30 pages of emails and over 100 digital pictures have been collected. The complaint has been accepted so this will stay on their file. We have met with another contractor and will hopefully be finalized soon. The company pays their employee’s more and used less people for a better return.
- The initial start for the beginning of campus wide controls update will be March 12th. David Lightfoot and William Perez will be providing drops in each building. Anyone franchised can work on the new controls.
- Renovations – waiting for VCCS to fund so we can hire architect. VCCS is looking for $1 million in startup funds. (Update – they have come up with about $800K.)
- New signage has seemed to be very helpful to students and inexpensive.
- LED signs are being talked about for some of the campus.
- Replacing the Honeywell system is a work in progress. Waiting for a time it can be done without leaving the building without heat while we are open.
- Harvard Street name change has been changed