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Resolution Authorizing the Filing of Application for Annual Interest Grant Program under Section 306, Title III, of the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963 WHEREAS, the U.S. Commissioner of Education is authorized under the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963 to grant funds to reduce the cost of borrowing for the construction, rehabilitation, and improvement of certain academic and related facilities; and WHERAS, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the governing body of the University of Illinois, hereinafter called the Applicant, is cognizant of the conditions under which such grants are made available and approved for payment to an applicant; and A copy of the "Instrument of Transfer" is filed with the Secretary of the Board for record.

1972] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 45 WHEREAS, it is the sense of the governing body of the Applicant that it is desirable to apply for an annual interest grant under Section 306, Title III, of the

aforementioned act for the project described as follows:

Law Building Addition at Urbana-Champaign Now, therefore, be it Resolved, that an application for the project described is authorized and directed to be filed with the Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare, United States of America; and be it further Resolved, that The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois designates Sidney M. Stafford, Director of Business Affairs, Urbana-Champaign Campus, as the officer authorized to file the application and act as the representative of this Board in connection with said application.

Signed EARL M. HUGHES, President



, 1972 O n motion of M r. Swain, the foregoing resolution was adopted.



(11) The University has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health for a "Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Center" at The Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Medical Center campus.

The programs covered by the grant will encompass research, patient services, screening and counseling, education and training, and public education. An important activity of the program will be its capacity as a facility for patient referral for diagnostic and management problems and as a supportive unit for other screening and treatment centers.

The grant totals $1,583,987, payable over a five-year period and distributed

as follows:

First year— $ 307 684 Second year — 305 103 Third year— 315 487 Fourth year— 321 856 Fifth year— 333 857 Each of the annual allocations shown above, other than for the first year, are subject to the availability of funds from the National Institutes of Health.

The amounts shown do not include indirect costs, which will be awarded based upon negotiated indirect cost rates.

The President, after consultation with the appropriate administrative officers, recommends acceptance of this grant, subject to further action by the Illinois State Board of Higher Education.

On motion of Mr. Pogue, this recommendation was approved.


(12) Proposals have been received from the operators of privately owned dormitories to provide housing and meals for individuals attending courses offered by the Police Training Institute between September 3, 1972, and July 13, 1973.

Hendrick Dorms, Inc., has submitted the most favorable proposal and will make available 100 spaces during that period and will arrange for parking and bus service between Hendrick House and the University classrooms for the sum of $69,120.

In addition, meals will be provided at the rate of $15.00 per week per registrant. The cost of the contract will be recovered through charges to the registrants.

The Vice President and Comptroller recommends approval.

I concur.

On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Pogue, Mr. Swain; no, none;

absent, none.

46 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [September 20 PURCHASES (13) The President submitted, with his concurrence, a list of purchases recommended by the Directors of Purchases and the Vice President and Comptroller;

also purchases authorized by the President.

The list of purchases was presented in two categories: purchases from appropriated funds (i.e., from State appropriations to the University) and purchases from institutional funds. The latter term designates funds received by the University under contracts with the United States government, contracts with private corporations and other organizations, funds from foundation grants, and grants from corporations and other donors, and University revolving funds authorized by law.

The total amounts of these purchases were:

From Appropriated Funds Recommended $ 29 915 50 From Institutional Funds Recommended $ 315 341 59 Authorized 10 458 37 $ 325 799 96 Grand Total $ 355 715 46 A complete list of the purchases, with supporting information, including the quotations received, was sent to each member of the Board in advance of the meeting, and a copy is being filed with the Secretary of the Board for record.

On motion of Mr. Pogue, the purchases authorized by the President were confirmed, and the purchases recommended were authorized, by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Pogue, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, none.


The Chairman announced that an Executive Session had been ordered and was being called for consideration of pending litigation.

The Board considered the following recommendations from the President of the University.


(14) On June 21, 1972, the Board of Trustees authorized defense of a suit filed in the United States District Court (Case No. S-CIV-72-99) against the University, the Illinois Power Company, and others. It related to the proposed construction by Illinois Power Company of a power line in the vicinity of Willard Airport.

The power line matter is also pending before the Illinois Commerce Commission (No. 57247). In the ICC proceedings, Illinois Power Company has acknowledged the University's concern over the location of the power line but is now seeking an ICC final order approving the power line route as originally proposed.

On the basis of a report submitted by the Director of the Institute of Aviation,1 the Chancellor recommends that the University file a petition for intervention in the ICC proceedings in order to protect the University's interests.

After consultation with the University Counsel, I concur.

On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.

Director Flexman of the Institute of Aviation, who was present, provided a summary of

the report as follows:


1. Construction of the prooosed power line would increase the hazards associated with flight operations at the University of Illinois-Willard Airport.

2. Construction of the proposed power line would raise the minimum descent altitude for area navigation approaches, thereby reducing the capacity of the airport.

3. Construction of the proposed power line would reduce the degrees of freedom presently enjoyed by the Institute and University to do research on new instrument approach equipment, instrumentation, procedures, and training techniques.

4. Construction of the proposed power line could adversely affect the decision of pilots desiring to use the_ airport for emergency landings. It could also increase the stress on pilots who are making night or instrument landings under normal conditions, thus reducing their overall operational efficiency.

1972] 47



(15) The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois has been named as the defendant in an action filed in the Circuit Court of Champaign County, Illinois (Case No. 72 C 60S), by Anne Pettit. The documents allege that Anne Pettit is entitled to employment at the University of Illinois as an Assistant Professor of Physical Education for Women for the 1972-73 academic year by virtue of the University of Illinois Statutes dealing with notices of nonreappointment of faculty members. The relief sought is a writ of mandamus and a declaratory judgment directing the Board of Trustees to assign Anne Pettit duties as an Assistant Professor of Physical Education for Women for the 1972-73 academic year "at a salary determined by the Board to be commensurate with other salaries of other assistant professors in Physical Education for Women at the University of similar experience and service."

The University Counsel recommends that he be authorized to take such steps as are necessary or appropriate, including the employment of special counsel, to represent the University and protect the University's interests in the proceedings.

I concur.

On motion of Mr. Swain, this recommendation was approved.


When the Committee was reconvened in open session, the same members of the Committee, officers of the Board, and officers of the University were present as recorded at the beginning of these minutes.


(16) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends that the Board of Trustees enter into a lease with Illinois Central College for a portion of the premises (approximately 2,748 square feet in Hemingway Hall) at Route 24, East Peoria, for offices and educational meeting and conference rooms for the Cooperative Extension Service in Agriculture and the Peoria Regional Office for the period from September 1, 1972, through June 30, 1973, for the sum of $458 per month ($4,580 for the ten-month term).

Funds for rental and operation until June 30, 1973, are available in the operating budget of the Peoria Regional Office.

On motion of Mr. Pogue, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Pogue, Mr. Swain; no, none;

absent, none.



BUILDING, URBANA (17) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends that the Illinois Building Authority be requested to award the following contracts for construction of the Medical Sciences Building at the Urbana campus, the award in each case being to the low bidder on its

base bid:

General — J. L. Wroan and Sons, Inc., Normal $2 582 000 Electrical — Remco Electrical Corporation, Urbana 422 224 Plumbing and Fire Protection — Bellis-Hanley, Inc., Chicago 372 800 Pipe Covering and Insulation — Champaign A & K Insulation Company, Champaign 157 430 Heating and Air Conditioning — R. H. Bishop Company, Champaign.. 497 800 Ventilating — R. H. Bishop Company, Champaign 319 837 'Total $4 352 091

5. Construction of the proposed power line will conflict with several suggested plans for the future expansion of the airport.


1. That the University go on record as objecting to the proposed location of the 345 KV power line adjacent to Wiliard Airport.

2. That the University request IPC to relocate the proposed line outside the influence of Wiliard Airport.

48 [September 20


It is further recommended that the contracts for electrical, plumbing and fire protection, pipe covering and insulation, heating and air conditioning, and ventilating work be assigned to the contractor for general work, making the total of his contract $4,352,091, and that an agreement be entered into with J. L. Wroan and Sons, Inc., Normal, Illinois, for the supervision of these contracts assigned to the general contractor. The fee for this assignment is included in the base bid for the general work.

The Authority will provide interim financing for the construction of this project until responsibility for the project is transferred out of the Illinois Building Authority in accordance with a schedule to be established by the Capital Development Board. The Seventy-seventh General Assembly has appropriated to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois from the Capital Development Bond Fund the necessary funds for this project subject to release by the Governor.

The plans and specifications comply with the requirements of the Facilities for the Handicapped Act.

It is also recommended that the Comptroller and the Secretary of the Board of Trustees be authorized to execute such consents to or acceptances of assignments of contracts and to execute such other contractual documents with the Illinois Building Authority as may be necessary in conjunction with the transfer by the Illinois Building Authority of its responsibilities for the project and to execute such agreements with the Capital Development Board and contractors as may be required in connection with the supervision and construction of this project for the University in accordance with the Capital Development Board Act, and that the following Resolution authorizing the transfer of jurisdiction of the site to the Illinois Building Authority be adopted.

The University of Illinois Foundation, at the request of the Board of Trustees, acquired 1212 West California Avenue at a price of $100,000, which is part of the site for this project. It is further recommended that, subject to the availability of funds, this property be acquired from the Foundation at its cost. Funds for this land are available in State capital appropriations to the University subject to release by the Governor.

A schedule of the bids received has been filed with the Secretary of the Board for record.

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