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Attached is a resolution which authorizes the transfer of title. The Vice President for Financial Affairs recommends approval.
Resolution WHEREAS by an act of the Seventy-seventh General Assembly of the State of Illinois entitled, "AN ACT to authorize the conveyance of certain real property located in Crawford County, Illinois, by The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois to Oblong Community Unit School District No. 4 in Crawford and Jasper Counties, Illinois" (H.B. 3544, approved August IS, 1972), The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois is authorized to convey and quit claim all right, title, and interest in and to the real property hereinafter described and located in Crawford County, Illinois, to the Board of Education of Oblong Community Unit School District No. 4 in Crawford and Jasper Counties, Illinois, for school use.
Now, Therefore, Be It, and It Hereby Is, Resolved by The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, a public corporation of the State of Illinois, that the Comptroller and Secretary of this public corporation be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute, acknowledge, and deliver, in the name and in behalf of, this public corporation, and under its corporate seal, a Quit Claim Deed and such other documents in connection herewith as said Comptroller and Secretary may deem necessary or desirable in order to convey to the Board of Education of Oblong Community Unit School District No. 4 in Crawford and
Jasper Counties, Illinois, title to the real property described as follows, viz :
Twenty acres off the south side of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section One (1), in Township Six (6) North, Range Fourteen (14) West of the Second Principal Meridian, situated in the County of Crawford, and State of Illinois, subject to existing road rightof-way and easements.
On motion of Mr. Pogue, the foregoing resolution was adopted.
LEASE OF SPACE IN MC CORM1CK PLACE FOR CERTIFIED
PUBLIC A C C O U N T A N T EXAMINATIONS(14) Under the Illinois Public Accounting Act, the University of Illinois is responsible for determining the time and place for examinations to be held at least twice a year for the purpose of determining the qualifications of persons applying for certificates as Certified Public Accountants. The statute also proUNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 137 vides that all expenses under the Act must be paid for from the receipts under the Act.
The Vice President for Financial Affairs has recommended the lease of the Concourse Level Exhibit Area at McComiick Place in Chicago from the Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority for the purpose of conducting the semiannual examinations. The lease will cover the first full week in May and in November of 1973 through 1975 at a rental of $6,000 for each week. Funds are available from the fees collected.
O n motion of M r. Pogue, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, M r. Forsyth, M r. H a h n, M r. H o w a r d, M r.
H u g h e s, M r. Pogue, M r. Steger, M r. S w a i n ; no, n o n e ; absent, D r.
Bakalis, M r. Neal, Governor Ogilvie.
L I M O U S I N E SERVICE AT T H E UNIVERSITY OF
ILUNOIS-WILL-ARD AIRPORT, SAVOY(15) Limousine service was provided under contract at the University of IllinoisWillard Airport from January 1, 1959, to August 1, 1971. Since August 1, 1971, the only commercial transportation service between the airport and the surrounding community has been provided by taxi companies on a nonscheduled basis.
The current needs for limousine service have been reviewed and evaluated, with the conclusion that a scheduled type of limousine service is_ indicated.
Proposals were solicited from various limousine, taxi, and other transportation companies to provide an airport limousine service on a scheduled basis and provide for adequate vehicular equipment to be available to meet all arriving commercial airplane flights. In the specifications, flat rates were established by the University for providing limousine services to Champaign-Urbana, Rantoul, and Allerton Park (Monticello). In addition, insurance coverages, operation experience and safety, and operational standards were defined. Earl Huffman, doing business as A-l Limousine Service, Champaign, submitted the only proposal. It provides for monthly payments of $300 per month to be made to the University, in addition to the specified $.25 per vehicle exit fee and a $.25 per passenger exit fee, for special parking locations and for exclusive solicitation privileges within the Airport Terminal Building. The income to the University for the period December 21, 1972, through June 30, 1973, is expected to be approximately $4,800, and subsequent annual income is estimated at $10,000.
The Chancellor and the Vice President for Financial Affairs, with the concurrence of the Director of the Institute of Aviation, recommend that the Board of Trustees authorize a contract to be executed with Earl Huffman, an individual doing business as A-l Limousine Service, on the foregoing basis for an initial period from December 21, 1972, through June 30, 1973, subject thereafter to three annual renewals upon the same terms and conditions at the option of the University.
On motion of Mr. Hahn, this contract was awarded by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr.
Pogue, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr.
Neal, Governor Ogilvie.
P H A S E I I - L O N G - R A N G E COMPUTER PLANNINGChange Order — Administrative Data Processing Equipment (16) On November 17, 1972, the Board of Trustees authorized a contract for leasing a Model 370/155 computing system from the Illinois Consortium for Computer Services. This represented the first phase of a long-range plan to lease more sophisticated equipment to enhance the development and the establishment of the management information system for the University. Some of the requirements for an efficient system necessitate the acquisition of equipment having greater storage capacity, improved versatility, greater internal speed, and advanced levelsof peripheral devices to provide increased capability at a cost lower than that of similar equipment currently available.
138 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [December 20 As part of the overall plan to maintain ongoing improvements and efficiencies in computerized programs, it will be necessary to install new equipment and withdraw existing equipment through trade-in or cancellation of lease agreements on an incremental basis. Through this series of incremental changes in the next six to nine months, an IBM 370/158 system, as projected, will become available and will replace the basic equipment currently used and provide considerable operational advantage.
The entire automatic data processing function at the three campuses has been and will increasingly become related to its compatibility with equipment, operating systems, application programs, and systems level software. This factor and the large manpower and dollar investments over many years, indicate the necessity to continue the use of compatible IBM equipment. Any alternative to this concept would require delays and large expenditures for conversion and training of personnel. Because compatible IBM equipment is currently being favorably leased through the Illinois Educational Consortium for Computer Services, it will be advantageous to modify the University contract with the Consortium to provide for the acquisition of the more sophisticated equipment, such as the IBM 370/158, when it becomes available.
The change orders to the lease agreement with the Illinois Educational Consortium for Computer Services, and provisions for trade-in of University-owned equipment as appropriate, will be consistent with the University regulations and applicable State Statutes and will provide that all payment obligations will be subject to the availability of funds.
The new equipment will not be available from the Consortium until the late summer of 1973. However, it is contemplated that funds for the initial and subsequent monthly lease payments will be available in the operating budget of the University Computer Center.
This transaction is considered exempt from provisions of the Illinois Purchasing Act as special business equipment economically procurable from only one source.
The University will continue, from time to time, to_lease certain peripheral equipment from the IBM Corporation under the University's master lease agreement. In the transition from the 370/155 to the 370/158 computing system, rental of the peripheral equipment will amount to $8,260.05 per month.
The Vice President for Planning and Allocation and the Vice President for Financial Affairs recommend that the Comptroller and the Secretary of the Board of Trustees be authorized to (1) execute such contracts, leases, or other appropriate documents to obtain a Model 370/158 computing system from the Illinois Educational Consortium for Computer Services at a rate of $32,674.50 per month, with appropriate adjustments for trade-in credits for University-owned equipment; (2) cancel or amend the current lease agreements, to terminate the leasing of the Model 370/155 and directly associated equipment for which the University no longer will have a need when the new computing system is in operation; and (3) make change orders with the IBM Corporation under the master lease agreement for certain peripheral equipment at the rate of $8,260.05 per month.
On motion of Mr. Swain, authority was given as recommended by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr.
Hughes, Mr. Pogue, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr.
Bakalis, Mr. Neal, Governor Ogilvie.
PURCHASES (17) The President submitted, with his concurrence, a list of purchases recommended by the Directors of Purchases and the Vice President for Financial Affairs.
The purchases amounting to $833,877.12 will be made from institutional funds.1 This 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.
1972] U N I V E R S I T Y OF I L L I N O I S
ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM T H E PRESIDENT OF T H E BOARD
F U T U R E MEETINGSPresident H u g h e s called attention to the schedule for the next three meetings of the B o a r d : J a n u a r y 17, Medical Center; F e b r u a r y 2 1, Chicago Circle; M a r c h 21 ( A n n u a l M e e t i n g ), Urbana-Champaign.
REGULAR MEETING RECESSED FOR MEETING
OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS COMMITTEEM r. H u g h e s announced that the regular meeting would be recessed for a meeting of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds.
H e also announced that an executive session h a d been requested and would be convened after the meeting of the Committee on Buildings and Grounds to consider reports on pending litigation and a personnel matter.
APPEAL O F W O R K M E N ' S COMPENSATION MATTER(21) The Committee on Accident Compensation has recommended that an appeal be taken to the Illinois Supreme Court from the Circuit Court of Champaign County's decision in a workmen's compensation matter (The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois v. Industrial Commission of Illinois and George M.
Morfey, 72-L-380). The Industrial Commission had ruled that the University employee was totally disabled as a result of an injury he received while performing his University duties. The decision of the Industrial Commission was appealed for review by the Circuit Court of Champaign County, which affirmed and held that the award was not against the manifest weight of the evidence. The Committee believes the Circuit Court ruling on the point was in error and desires that an appeal be taken to the Supreme Court of Illinois.
I concur and recommend that the University Counsel be authorized to take such steps as are necessary or appropriate, including the employment of special counsel, to appeal the decision of the Circuit Court of Champaign County in case No. 72-L-380.
O n motion of M r. Swain, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, M r. Forsyth, M r. H a h n, Mr. H o w a r d, M r.
H u g h e s, M r. Pogue, M r. Steger, M r. Swain; no, n o n e ; absent, D r.
Bakalis, M r. Neal, Governor Ogilvie.
REPORT FROM T H E URBANA-CHAMPAIGN CHANCELLOR
ON A PERSONNEL ITEMChancellor J. W. Peltason advised the Board that he had before him a recommendation from the Department H e a d, supported by the A d visory Committee of the Department, and the Dean, supported by the Executive Committee of the College, that charges be filed in the mann e r prescribed by Article X of the University of Illinois Statutes seeking the dismissal for cause of a tenured faculty member on the grounds of incompetence. Chancellor Peltason further stated that the Faculty Advisory Committee at the Urbana-Champaign campus had advised him to proceed in the matter and that it was his intention to do so.
The January meeting of The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois was held in Chicago Room C, Chicago Illini Union, Medical Center campus, Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday, January 17, 1973, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
President Earl M. Hughes called the meeting to order and asked the Secretary to call the roll. The following members of the Board were present: Mr. William D. Forsyth, Jr., Mr. Ralph C. Hahn, Mr. George W. Howard III, Mr. Earl M. Hughes, Mr. Earl Langdon Neal, Mr.
Roger B. Pogue, Mr. Russell W. Steger, Mr. Timothy W. Swain. Dr.
Michael J. Bakalis and Governor Daniel Walker were absent.
Also present were President John E. Corbally Jr.; Vice Presidents Ronald W. Brady, Eldon Johnson, and Barry Munitz; Chancellor J. W.