11 April 2006
Present: Sparks, Cocchiarella, Thurston, Huckins, Staples, Boggess, Fahey, Landry, Levy, Moore, Hage.
Alice reported that the FBRC recently sent out to department heads a small survey regarding departmental recruitment efforts. As those results are returning, the committee will meet on Thursday to talk about that and the governance report from the exec council.
There was very brief discussion of the governance committee’s recommendation to eliminate the CBC.
Ellen Shippee, director of Physical Plant, attended to talk about deferred maintenance (our backlog of maintenance projects overdue or not yet completed). A consultant reviewed all campus structures in 2001 (component review – buildings only, did not include infrastructure). The resulting report is used as a planning tool to put as much towards deferred maintenance as possible. Ellen began by discussing a handout of 20-year renewal/reinvestment and deferred projections. The charts showed that if we invested $3,191,475 per year in deferred maintenance we would arrive at $0 by 2025. By investing a lesser amount such as $2,355,090, we would begin catching up until several large components come due for renovation around 2013, then we would begin to lose ground until 2025 when deferred maintenance would be completely out of control at about $16,000,000. She then explained a page of definitions of maintenance categories and shared a deferred and renewal/investment cost review broken down by building. This was highlighted by an explanation of why the renovation of Mary Lyon Hall will cost more than its replacement value (includes such extras as moving bathrooms, refit of the basement, and moving all fiber optic lines from the basement to the street between ML and Blair Halls). The last handout showed the spending percentages for FY03 to FY07 and the changes in the levels of deferred maintenance and renewals. Bottom line is we are spending 40-50 percent of what we need to be spending on deferred maintenance.
The next CBC meeting is Tuesday, April 25 at 8am in HUB 119.