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Committee Name: Finance, Facilities and Sustainability
Meeting Date: 4/19/2022 12:00:00 AM
John Rocha
Lewis Bryant
Jennifer Dowdy
Lynn Dillard
Jeff Sydenstricker
Tim Wilhelm
Annalee Bondurant
Kimberly French
Evan Abatecola
Cathy Sanders
Mary Woerner
Cindy Wallin
  • Facilities still has a good supply of PPE for use in your classrooms, or for use in your main common or work areas. It is up to the department heads to make sure the stock is maintained or in place in your area once facilities makes the initial delivery.  If you notice the supply of PPE for your classrooms or work area is low, please email Linda Roberts or Jennifer Dowdy in Facilities immediately to let them know what is needed. A supply requisition can also be filled out on Inventory Direct.  The supply inventory on hand includes cloth mask, surgical mask, wipes, hand sanitizer and Lysol. We just received a limited supply of KN95 mask in inventory and are working those into the classroom inventory as we get them. We also have some additional desktop partitions and air purifiers in stock. We are in the process of changing all filters in the air purifiers and will have them on a schedule for future changes.  Keep an eye on the filter light and let us know if it needs to be reset. Help us be proactive, if you walk past a hand sanitizer station, please test it to make sure it is working, and if not let us know.
  • The Cooling Tower replacement project for Framatome is almost complete. Contractors came out and removed the old tower and installed the new one the week of spring break.  The contractor tied up some loose ends and the control work has been finished, and after a few blips, the project is scheduled for final inspection soon.
  • The HVAC Lab expansion project drawings are complete and getting closer to be sent out to bid.  We are waiting on a few more approvals and we should be good to go. The plan is to divide the current 4,000 square foot HVAC Lab in Framatome into three different classrooms for the CTE program.  The project will include the HVAC lab and the addition of two multi-purpose lab classrooms, possibly one for electrical use and one for future plumbing use, all within the former HVAC Lab space.  We will keep you posted as the project progresses.
  • The Alertus outdoor alert system is being heavily discussed and starting to move forward. This is an alert system that will house several speakers outside around campus.  It will be like the alert system Liberty University has that goes off during incoming weather alerts or other emergencies.
  • The touchless water fountain/bottle filler stations are still being installed around campus.  With the older water fountains being so outdated, Facilities has run into some problems with the new bottle filler installations which is causing a longer installation time.  There are still more to be installed, but you should notice the new bottle filler stations being installed in your area very soon.
  • Facilities and Finance are working closely together with an Architect and Contractor on a project to install Ionizer units within target mechanical systems throughout campus as another preventive measure in our fight against airborne and surface microbes. This project began during Spring Break, and the units are all installed for phase 1 and 2 and are all working. The project is called bi-polar ionization. Ions are positive or negative charged oxygen atoms that are already in the air. Bi-Polar ionization units generate more positive and negative ions into the air. The ions are attracted to virus and bacteria pathogens, and they form clusters called hydroxyl radicals on the surface of the microbe walls.  This causes the hydrogen to be removed from the microbe, which helps deactivate infectious particles in the air. It is still recommended to follow cleaning protocols such as washing your hands frequently, wearing a mask as recommended and social distancing to further stop the spread.
  • The MS4 Bioretention Facility and Drainage Channel project went out to bid and there were only two bidders on the project. The low bidder is Environmental Quality Resources out of Maryland. The work involves improving the drainage system for the water runoff from our campus and will be restricted to the wooded area behind the facilities trailer and shop. The work is expected to start in June and take months to complete. We will let you know how those close to the project will be affected as the construction date gets closer.
  • The Bedford Hall roof replacement Project is moving forward, bids are due tomorrow, April 20th by 2pm and will be opened on April 21. The pre-bid meeting attendance was good, and we feel optimistic that we will have some good bids turned in. The issue right now is construction supply cost are ridiculous, and lead times for materials are even worse.  We will be working with those closely in that building once a winning bidder has been determined and will let everyone know once a schedule has been determined.
  • The Appomattox Hall landscaping project was approved and RSG will be completing the work.  The supply shortages are causing an issue in receiving the needed supplies, but we look to have it completed soon. 
  • Facilities is currently working on cutting back all tree limbs around campus that have grown over the powerlines.  They started in Lot 1 today and will continue to work in a couple different areas around campus where the trees need to be cut back.
  • The Pollinator Garden has been set up between the smoking area and the old UVA and ODU trailers.  Teresa Ranson and Trevor Scruggs will oversee maintaining the garden.  They are in the process of clearing the walking trail and hope to add directional signage soon.
  • The enclosure that holds the Appomattox and Amherst building chillers at Lots 5 & 6 has been removed due to instability of the brick. It has been temporarily fenced off with construction fencing as we work with an Architect and the VCCS on replacing the old structure.
  • Counseling Open House is scheduled for April 23rd from 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
  • CVCC Vibe Fest is scheduled for April 23rd on the campus lawn and will begin at 12 noon.
  • CVCC Graduation will take place May 12th, 7pm, at Liberty Vines Center.
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Jennifer Dowdy
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