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Adopted Minutes
February 8, 2002
Special Meeting

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 12:04 p.m.

Roll Call by Secretary to the Board

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

Limited Public Comment Regarding Agenda Items

There were no comments from the public.

Finalization of M-TEC Application

Chairperson Jeffries stated a packet of information has been presented to the Board regarding the contents of the grant application (the packet is on file with the official Board materials.) These changes are required to be in the application. He asked for a motion to amend the application that the Board approved at the January 28 Board meeting.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Pelleran and supported by Trustee Holden to amend the grant application to include the changes provided.

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

Motion carried.

Chairperson Jeffries stated at the last meeting the Board indicated leaving the door open for further consideration by the State, General Motors, and the City of Lansing regarding the proposed site for the M-TEC. A cover letter was sent attached to the application to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) indicating that the College would consider a stand-alone facility at the Grand River Assembly Plant site contingent upon the conditions set forth therein. The letter also requested for any and all assistance that the State, City, or General Motors could provide either by themselves or together as a group. He stated that as of today?s date no correspondence has been received from General Motors, the State of Michigan, or the City of Lansing. He said that there has been a lot of discussion, a lot of information in the newspaper, but as of right now no communication in writing has been forwarded to the College relative to that site. Chairperson Jeffries asked that a new cover letter be sent to MEDC indicating that the sole selection site for the M-TEC is the Delta Township site on the Chapman property, which is outlined within the application. He said that the College has presented enough time and opportunity for all parties involved. The only site that goes forward at this point is the Delta Township site.

IT WAS MOVED by Trustee Holden and supported by Trustee Heywood to move forward with the grant application with the Delta Township Chapman property as the sole site for the M-TEC and Technical Training Center.

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

Motion carried.

Public Comment

There were no comments from the public.

Trustee Rasmusson - I?d like to say that if people are interested they might be reminded that the reason the Lansing sites just wouldn?t work as they would cost four times more or required condemning blocks and blocks of houses and taking people?s homes and taking many years to do it. Or?(inaudible) another site that requires extensive earth moving and shut the cost of a quarter of a million dollars. It was just a matter of no alternative.

President Cunningham - I?d like to thank the M-TEC committee, KP, Dave Patterson, and Brian Jeffries for the enormous amount of time and energy?(inaudible) I've been able to call them in a moment?s notice and they?d come to a meeting, they?d look at land and evaluate that land and have really extended a good faith effort to do everything humanly possible to extend offers of assistance. I?d also like to thank Joe Drolette and Delta Township for their offers of assistance for $103,000 to help lead sewage to the site. we're excited about the possibilities of the future and we look forward to working in Delta to serve the entire needs of this region. So, please take back to your Board and the appropriate people how much we appreciate you stepping forward with a letter of commitment.

Trustee Patterson - Over the last few days there seemed to have been a stir around this. The issues that we've dealt with - I think we've done a very thorough job. Paula, you and your staff?(inaudible) I'm real encouraged by the progress the College has made during all of these crises. Always seem to come out and move forward. I see that opportunity now, but I especially see it when the fact that we're still a downtown campus and our facilities master plan, if people read it, it's still strongly based here and it will continue. So, I think the City doesn?t lose; it wins. The City still wins the majority of our resources when we spend in improvements for this downtown campus. And I think if people just take a chance and look at that. It's a strong statement that we're also going to look that we're a regional institution. We have several school districts that support us. And our millage issue allows us to look at the next 25 years for this institution and I applaud the direction that we're going in.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 12:11 p.m.


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