GAVILAN JOINT COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
Facilities Development and Utilization Committee
March 5, 2012
|Committee Members:||Tom Breen, Mark Dover, and Walt Glines|
|Committee Resources:||Steve Kinsella and Joe Keeler|
|Other Attendees:||Nancy Bailey (Recorder), Don De Lorenzo, Jeff Gopp, Ron Hannon, Hope Jukl, Gina Michaels, Rey Morales, and Lisa Reeve|
|1)||Call Meeting to Order:||Trustee Tom Breen called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Roll call was taken.|
|2)||Approve Minutes:||Minutes from the December 13, 2011 meeting were approved.
|3)||Comments from the Public:||No comments.|
|4)||Strategic Plan Goal, "Investigate alternative uses of golf course property at Gilroy campus."|
|5)||Status of ERC project: Arboretum and Erosion Control|
Mr. Morales identified the area for the arboretum and noted that we have both exotic and native plants. He said the arboretum project includes trails and signage. The work on the signage is underway. He added that students are currently involved in this process. Mr. Morales said the erosion control project in the area north of the tennis courts will require part time instructor staffing. Trustee Dover asked if the projects/courses are sustainable after the grant funding has ended and Mr. Morales responded yes through a student service learning project. Mr. Keeler referred to the agenda packet and the Board of Trustee action taken in November 2010 which indicated the projects would not impact the general fund or grounds staff. Mr. Keeler also noted that this is a multi-phase project. The district’s ADA Transition Plan and CEQA requirements may need to be considered. He noted that the project runs along the stream and contains 3 pond areas so that area has been added to the scope of work the consultants are doing for the water tank project.
|6)||Area for Archaeology dig site|
Archaeology instructor Ms. Gina Michaels described the service learning project taking place on campus north of the first hole of the golf course. She said it was student success in action. Mr. Keeler noted that Ms. Michaels presented her request to the District Health, Safety, Facilities, and Grounds Committee which recommended approval for the short-term.
|7)||Status of CEQA study|
Mr. Keeler reported that a consultant is doing the biological study now in the areas previously defined as a result of planned campus improvement projects scheduled for the campus. He is keeping the Gilroy Unified School District staff informed of the progress. A CEQA study is not being done on the golf course property as plans have not been identified. President Kinsella reminded everyone that the CEQA study was triggered by the water tank project and other projects were added to the scope of the study. Work cannot begin until this is complete. President Kinsella said the CEQA process is complete at the off-sites and the district is waiting for a signature from the Fish and Game Department on the habitat permit.
|9)||Adjournment||Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m. MSC (Glines/Dover)|
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