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 Minutes of the Campus Assembly October 10, 2006


CAMPUS ASSEMBLY
PHYSICAL FACILITIES COMMITTEE
Monday, October 10, 2006
3:00–4:00 p.m. – Regents Room

Present: Sheila Autio, Sally Bebo-Anderson, Christina Gallup, Cheryl Grana, Pam Griffin, Virginia Jenkins, Will Kellogg, John King, Bob Krumwiede, Cheryl Love, Terri Rose-Hellekant, Jim Shearer.

Excused: Curt Anderson, Morris Levy, Mick McComber

Absent: Justin Hurley, student rep

I. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Bob Krumwiede.

II. Introductions and Agenda Review

III. Approval of Minutes – March 3, 2005

Minutes of the March 3, 2005 meeting were approved.

IV. Capital Projects and Renovations, 1996 to Present

John King gave an overview of all the major building and renovation projects that have been carried out in the last ten years. Past major building projects include the Library, Weber Music Hall, Swenson Science Building, Robert W. Bridges Fleet Maintenance Facility, Kirby Plaza renovation, Med School addition, Coleraine, and the Sports and Health Center addition.

There are also several major projects underway, including the Life Science renovation, Bohannon Hall HVAC remodel, Darland exterior resurfacing, and the Labovitz School of Business and Economics.

Facilities Management has also completed or is in the process of completing many maintenance projects including floor replacements, electrical system upgrades, card access installation, painting, concrete patching, ongoing elevator improvements, and energy conservation projects.

John King also provided a brief explanation of funding sources was given to put the projects into context on a broader spectrum.

Bob Krumwiede discussed how the projects were related to the work of the CA Physical Facilities committee and the Campus Master Plan. The Master Plan was last updated in 2005 and outlines parameters for the anticipated growth of the campus to accommodate additional academic, infrastructural, and recreational space. By reviewing the pre-design plans for upcoming UMD construction projects, the CA Physical Facilities committee can ensure the project is in compliance with the Master Plan at the earliest phase of design. The CA Physical Facilities committee reports directly to the Campus Assembly and advises Greg Fox, UMD Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations.

V.Old Business

Parking update- Although Lot A appears to be emptier than in years past, gold permits are nearly sold out and Lot A is also being used for some guest parking. Once Life Science is complete, the Pharmacy program will be housed there and many of the gold permit holders will shift from using Lots C/D to Lot A. Long term parking goals include resurfacing Lot B near the Lund Building and potentially re-designing that lot.

Chester Park- Building is currently housing Bohannon Hall programs while Bohannon is being remodeled. Bohannon should be complete for Fall 2007, at which point Chester Park will be remodeled for permanent occupants. At this time it is undetermined which programs will be housed in Chester Park permanently, but potential programs include KUMD, Social Work, Sea Grant, and some Music programs.

Space Needs- Space demands on campus far exceed available resources. When departments have space needs, it is important Bob Krumwiede be notified as soon as possible to expedite the request. Requests are planned as space becomes available instead of treating each new request as an emergency that requires immediate action.

Enrollment- At 11,194, enrollment is about 300 students over projection.

Carpet and Flooring Replacement- Safety issues almost always take precedent over aesthetics. Jeff Carlson in Facilities Management maintains the list of floor replacement requests from departments.

VI. New Business

Sheila Autio remarked that the bike racks around campus don’t seem to be anchored very well to the ground, making them potential safety hazards. John King responded that they are intentionally left untethered to make them easier to manipulate for grounds upkeep. John also added that there are 6 bike lockers available for rent from the Business Office, which are located under the RDC.

New officers were elected for the 2006-2007. They are Jim Shearer, Chair, and Christina Gallup, Vice Chair.

VII. Meeting Adjourned

 

 

 

 

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November14, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. in Darland 520.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cheryl Anderson

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