The Barton Community College Board of Trustees has scheduled a special meeting for 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, for the purpose of holding a public hearing on the 2014-2015 budget. The board will also vote on whether to accept an insurance settlement of more than $2 million for the construction of a new Dining Hall at Camp Aldrich, and hold its monthly board study session.
The meeting will be held in room F-30, the Seminar Room on the lower level of the Fine Arts Building. The budget hearing will remain open until 4:30 p.m. allowing for latecomers who wish to speak. Other business will be conducted at the same time.
Following these meetings, there will be a Ribbon Cutting and Chamber After Hours to celebrate the opening of the new dorm at 5:30 p.m. Bluestem Hall is located south of the Student Union. This event is open to the public.
A budget was approved for publication at the July 24 trustees meeting and appeared in the July 27 issue of the Great Bend Tribune.
The Dining Hall at the Camp Aldrich conference center was destroyed by fire last April. BCC administration is recommending that the trustees accept the offer from EMC insurance for the construction of a new Dining Hall in the amount of $2,025,413.72. Dean of Administration Mark Dean will present details. The amount proposed is only for construction. Further negotiations will be needed on the cost of demolition and other losses.
Discussion topics for the study session will include the college’s monthly financial statement, Camp Aldrich update, plans for a fall retreat for trustees and the possibility of further professional development at the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Leadership Congress. Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman will talk about preparation for the KACCT quarterly meeting.