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IVCC Facilities Committee meets

Published: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 2:40 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 4:02 p.m. CDT

OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College board’s facilities committee met Jan. 9 to review several projects including Cultural Centre upgrades such as replacement of the stage floor.

In addition, the committee discussed contracting with an outside firm the process of purchasing furniture for the Peter Miller Community Technology Center and agreed not to recommend repairing the failed dam at the college pond southwest of the gym at this time, although appropriate safety measures will be implemented immediately.

Finally, the committee will recommend enhancement to the CTC main entrance to include thousands of commemorative named bricks purchased by private donors. The brick paver initiative will be launched this spring and is part of the $2.1 million CTC capital campaign.

Cost of replacing the Cultural Centre stage, constructed in 1979, is estimated at $111,013 and is a Protection, Health and Safety (PHS) project. Years of heavy use and set fastening have cracked and splintered the stage surface. The project will be considered by the full board on today, Tuesday.

The committee also examined long-term Cultural Centre improvements such as replacement of the sound system ($394,800), lighting system ($327,200), pre-function space lighting ($44,400), stage rigging ($423,850), removable stage extension over the orchestra pit ($48,000), replacement of the movable partitions that divide the auditorium into three sections ($212,175) and installation of wireless access points.

Two proposals have been received to assist the college with CTC furniture procurement and preparation of bid documents. Basalay Cary & Alstadt Architects of Ottawa, CTC project architects, and Demonica Kemper Architects of Chicago each submitted proposals.

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