By Jessica LeDuc
Blade staff writer
The Cloud County Community College Board of Trustees approved a low bid from JM Cabinetry to repair and renovate a dorm Tuesday night.
Vice President for Administrative Services Bob Maxson told the Board that building nine was damaged due to a water leak in early January. He received four bids to repair the damage, as well as complete some needed renovations.
The low bid, from Concordia business JM Cabinetry was $21,159. Maxson said insurance will pay $23,138, minus the $1,000 deductible and costs already incurred from having ServiceMaster clean the carpets. With the added renovations, he said the total cost to the college would be approximately $7,000. Work will be completed by March 31.
Maxson also reported that he had received five proposals for next year's food service contract. Four of them are being considered, one of which is the current provider. He said he hoped to have a recommendation for Board approval at the April meeting.
Because of a drop in enrollment, Maxson said, he has asked departments to look at cutting one percent from all budgets.
Joel Figgs, vice president for enrollment management and student services, reported that the 20-day numbers show a 6.64-percent decrease in credit hours and a 5.62-percent drop in enrollment. The 2013 budget was based on a four-percent drop in enrollment, he said, which is why departments are looking at cutting one percent of expenses.
College President Danette Toone said the interviews for a new executive director of the College Foundation have been ongoing over the past month. A recommendation to fill the position could come at the March meeting.
The Foundation's annual telefund netted the scholarship fund $22,110. Toone said that is up six percent from last year's $20,910.
The 33rd annual scholarship auction will be on Sat., April 27 at the Concordia National Guard Armory. Toone said the theme will be "On Cloud 9," and events will begin at 5:30 p.m.
In other personnel matters, the Board approved renewing the contracts for men's head basketball coach Chad Eshbaugh and assistant coach Lance Carter.
After executive sessions for consultation with legal counsel, non-elected personnel and negotiations, the board adjourned.