Unanimously Approved by CRC at its July 16, 1998 Meeting
Furuakwa-Schlereth brought the meeting to order at 12:15 PM and asked for a motion to approve the Agenda. A motion was made by John Bond. A second was obtained from Floyd Ross. The Agenda was approved unanimously.
Schlereth asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of the April 10, 1998 CRC meeting. A motion was made by Dennis Harris. A second was obtained from Marty Ruddell. The Minutes were approved without any nay votes although Ian McCullough abstained from voting since he was absent from the 4-10-98 meeting.
Schlereth then made his report to the CRC covering the following main points:
The Summer CRC meeting was announced for July 16, 1998 from 11 AM - 4 PM A summary of various Facilities Services projects was distributed to the CRC. Given the number of projects to be completed and the limited staff, Schlereth noted that no additional facilities projects (except emergencies) would be accepted until the Fall, 1999 semester. Schlereth noted that Katharyn Crabbe had agreed to convene the Space Committee to study and provide recommendations regarding the use of space in Salazar Hall made available by the construction of the Schulz Center. Schlereth explained the Summer schedule for various facilities operated by the Sonoma State Enterprises, including the Pub, Bookstore, University Club, Food Cart, Zinfandel Marketplace, Zinfandel Dining Room, Pastries Plus and the Commons Servery. Schlereth referenced materials contained in the Agenda Packet (Packet) outlining the final recommendations for the 19998-1999 General Fund budget developed by the PBAC. Schlereth noted that he did not believe the President would act on the recommendations until a final budget had been signed by Governor Wilson. Schlereth referenced materials contained in the Packet illustrating current financial plans associated with the SSU Land Acquisition initiative. He noted that it was likely the campus would open escrow on the first portion of the land in early June. Schlereth indicated that because of the likelihood of new, one-time funds for maintenance in 1998-1999, it was very possible the campus could fund a major portion of the classroom renovation project. He asked the CRC to assist him in identifying individuals who would be willing to serve on the Classroom/Lecture Hall Renovation Task Force to be chaired by Deborah DuVall.
Schlereth then recognized members of the Sonoma Earth Action Coalition and the Committee on Recycling Education. Student members addressed the CRC, providing information about recycling activities on campus, their concern over the current process being utilized in the development of a waste-management/recycling RFP, and their desire to maintain the SSU Recycling Program as a campus-based and operated initiative. Following the presentation, several questions were raised by CRC Members including:
In response, CRC Members learned that there was not an active faculty advisor, that ENSP found it not possible to be involved actively in the Program given other curricular priorities, and that the educational component of the Program was limited or non-existent.
Discussion then turned to the RFP and appropriate next steps. Schlereth observed that Administration and Finance hired students to assist in the collection and sorting of glass, paper, plastic and aluminum. He further indicated that he did not desire to change the employment of students in this regard, with or without the presence of a private-sector garbage collection organization. He did note that he did wish to explore and intended to implement more cost-effective methods of managing the student employees consistent with the overall reengineering efforts in the Division.
Schlereth then proposed that the current RFP be rewritten to include only the transfer of refuse and recyclable material off campus and that a student, recommended by ENSP, be included on the RFP evaluation team. As part of his proposal, Schlereth reiterated his commitment to employee students in the collection and sorting of recycled materials at a level not less than past practice. He also pledged to work with appropriate student groups, should they show interest, in the development of an Instructionally Related Activity (IRA) proposal related to the educational aspects of recycling and re-use. He noted that this activity would need to be housed within an academic department with a faculty advisor in order to establish eligibility for IRA funding.
Dennis Harris then moved to support the Schlereth proposal outlined above. A second was obtained from Marty Ruddell. The motion passed without a no vote. John Bond abstained from voting and asked that his abstention be recorded for the record.
John Bond then presented the prioritized list of deferred maintenance projects. He noted that the items were presented, per CRC practice, as a first reading and that Members had the opportunity to revise the list as appropriate. Members raised a variety of clarifying questions regarding the list, requested that a final review be done with the Environmental Health and Safety Team and agreed to move the item to a second reading and action at either the July or September meeting.
Administration and Finance Senior Directors then provided updates from the following CRC Sub-Committees and Task Forces:
Schlereth then recognized Dennis Harris who presented the Surplus Property Policy proposal as an action item, referencing materials contained in the Packet. Follow his presentation, Harris moved that the policy be recommended to the Vice-President for his consideration and presentation, as appropriate, to the President for adoption. A second was obtained from Ian McCullough. The motion passed unanimously.
Schlereth then recognized Dennis Harris who presented the Renovation Policy proposal as an action item, referencing materials contained in the Packet. Follow his presentation, Harris moved that the policy be recommended to the Vice-President for his consideration and presentation, as appropriate, to the President for adoption. A second was obtained from John Bond. The motion passed unanimously.
Schlereth then recognized Gloria Ogg who presented the Parking Policy proposal as a First Reading, referencing material contained in the Packet. Follow her presentation, Ogg asked CRC members to reflect upon the policy and be prepared to vote on it at the July CRC meeting.
The following items were raised for the good of the order:
Schlereth agreed to agendize these items at on future CRC Agendas.
There being no additional business, Schlereth thanked the Members for their excellent and hard work during the 1997-1998 academic year, reminded members of the Summer CRC meeting, and adjourned the current meeting at approximately 4 PM.
CRC Minutes 1997-1998