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A. Changes have been negotiated in the configuration of the proposed site, which would now consist of approximately 24.28 acres, being Tract I-A (outlined in or colored orange, red, and brown) and Tract I-B (colored blue) on the attached plat.1 B. Tract I-A on the attached plat would be the new construction site consisting of approximately 10.07 acres. Delivery of title and possession of the area colored brown in Tract I-A could be deferred by the City until January 1, 1975. Delivery of title and possession of the areas colored in red in Tract I-A could be deferred by the City until January 1, 1976. Acquisition by the City of Tract I-A and delivery of title to the balance of Tract I-A, colored orange, would be as specified in C, below.
C. The City would be required to acquire title to Tract I-A on or before June 1, 1974. In the event it does not acquire Tract I-A by that date, the City will report acquisition status. If the City has not then acquired substantially all of Tract I-A, or if the report demonstrates that the City cannot reasonably be expected to complete acquisition in time to perform its other obligations under the agreement, the University and the Capital Development Board may jointly terminate the agreement if they determine that the actual or anticipated delays in the City's acquisition will unduly delay the University's medical education program by virtue of construction delays, or if they determine that the City's acquisition delays will jeopardize the availability of acquisition or construction funds. However, the City may at any time eliminate the University and the Capital Development Board termination rights with respect to the City's June 1, 1974, acquisition date by paying to the University $10,000 to be used by it to exercise its option to extend the lease on and option to purchase the Gale Avenue site for an additional year ending September 27, 1975. If the City ultimately conveys Tract I-A to the University, the City may require the University to assign the Gale Avenue site agreement to the City.
' The plat is filed with the Secretary of the Board.
444 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [February 20 D. If the City does not deliver a deed and possession of Tract I-A to the University by September 1, 1974, and does not cure that default by September 15, 1974, the University and the Capital Development Board may jointly terminate the agreement. The City may request an extension of the default date for up to 120 days from September 1, 1974, and such extension will be granted unless the University and the Capital Development Board determine that the extended date will unduly delay the University's medical education program by virtue of construction delays, or if they determine that the availability of acquisition or construction funds will be jeopardized.
It is recommended that the November 21, 1973, resolution of the Board of Trustees be modified in accordance with the foregoing.
In addition, a cooperation agreement between the University and the City of Peoria has been negotiated with respect to the urban renewal area adjacent to the property being acquired by the University, such adjacent area being designated as Tract 2 and colored in green on the attached plat. Under the terms of the cooperation agreement, the parties agree as to the compatibility of the currently designated uses of Tract 2 with the development of the Peoria School of Medicine. No changes in the designated uses would be made by the City until after consultation with the other parties and a public hearing would be held on any proposed change. Prior to any disposition of Tract 2, the University will be given first opportunity to purchase at a price to be determined at that time, either a price approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or, if no price is so approved, at the fair market value for institutional use. In the event Tract 2 is offered to other redevelopers, the City will establish an advisory review committee to review all redevelopment plans submitted. The advisory review committee will consist of a representative appointed by the City, a representative appointed by the University, and a third member appointed by joint agreement of the City and the University. I recommend that the execution of the cooperation agreement be authorized.
O n motion of Mr. Swain, these recommendations were approved and authority was given as recommended.
Cost Effectiveness Study, Chicago Circle President Corbally called on Vice President Brady, Chancellor Cheston, and Mr. Harlan D. Bareither who presented a report on a cost effectiveness study conducted at the Chicago Circle campus. A copy of the report has been filed with the Secretary of the Board.
OLD AND NEW BUSINESS
STATEMENT ON THE WILLIAM L. SPRINGER LAKE PROJECTPresident Corbally called on M r. W a l t e r Keith, Director of Robert Allerton P a r k, for comment on the U. S. A r m y Corps of Engineers "Environmental Statement" which had been given to the Trustees earlier. Following his remarks, on motion of M r. H a h n, the following statement was adopted by the Board.
(2) The Secretary of the Board of Trustees received a request from Colonel James M. Miller, District Engineer, Chicago District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on November 5, to comment on the environmental considerations of the Draft Environmental Statement — William L. Springer Lake, dated September,
1973. On December 19, 1973, the Board acknowledged receipt of the Statement and asked the Director of Robert Allerton Park, who had also received a similar request, to make an appropriate response on behalf of the University of Illinois.
The response was forwarded to the Corps of Engineers on January 18 as the Report of the Director, Professor Walter M. Keith, with copies sent to the University Board of Trustees.
The Director, in his report, raises several questions of policy arising out of the review of the Environmental Statement. These questions bear upon the 1974] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 445 Memorandum of Agreement of May, 1970, which was signed by the State of Illinois, the City of Decatur, the Decatur Sanitary District and the University of Illinois. These questions also relate to the statement of support of the project by Governor Walker in May, 1973.
Two of the conditions or assurances of importance both to the Board of
Trustees and to Governor Walker are :
1. That the project will not result in significantly increased flooding in Allerton Park or adversely affect the ecology of that park.
2. That the land above the joint-use pool for accommodation of the flood control pool will be covered with foliage and will be generally satisfactory for recreational use when not covered with water. (The University understands that the proposed project has established the joint-use pool elevation at 623.0' above mean sea level [MSL].) The draft Environmental Statement does not provide clear evidence that these two conditions will be met.
In addition, because of the reported experience record of other U.S. Corps of Engineers* dams and reservoirs that was not available to us when the 1970 Memorandum of Agreement was negotiated, the Board of Trustees continues to be concerned that possible errors in design or changes in operational procedures following construction of Lake Springer may ultimately result in adverse effects upon the vegetation and wildlife in Allerton Park. Objective No. 7 of the Memorandum of Agreement of 1970 outlines the development of an operational plan for water management in the reservoir. The Board maintains its concern for and interest in the early development of this plan prior to construction of the project.
Some of the elements of the Memorandum of Agreement of 1970 have not been implemented and the draft of the Environmental Statement submitted by the Corps of Engineers does not appear to provide clear answers to concerns about "significantly increased flooding" nor about the "adverse effects upon the ecology of Allerton Park."
Accordingly, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees reaffirms its position with regard to the requirements of the Memorandum of Agreement of 1970 and declares its unwillingness to continue its present stance toward this project unless assured that those requirements are being and will be met. Toward this end, the Board of Trustees directs the administration of the University to analyze the final draft of the Environmental Statement when completed and to inform the Board concerning whether this statement contains the required assurances.
In addition, the Board authorizes the University to retain suitable independent engineering or other consulting assistance to :
1. Analyze the draft Environmental Statement, and other documents, to ascertain the probable effects on Allerton Park, and other University properties, of the dam as now proposed and to report the results and findings of this analysis to the University.
2. Advise the University of any feasible alternatives that would reduce, to an acceptable level, any damage to be expected from the dam.
3. Advise the University as to how it can be guaranteed that the dam and reservoir will be designed, constructed and managed so as to eliminate or restrict possible damage to an acceptable level.
FUTURE MEETINGS OF T H E COMMITTEE O N STUDENT WELFARE
AND ACTIVITIESMr. Howard raised the question of possible future meetings of the Board of Trustees' Committee on Student Welfare and Activities. Mr.
Hahn suggested a three-point program: (1) continue the Chancellor's Conferences as held at present, (2) schedule open hearings of the Committee on Student Welfare and Activities at which students whose names had been submitted previously could appear and address the Committee, and (3) form "leadership committees" made up of officers 446 BOARD OF TRUSTEES [February 20 of various student groups on each campus who would meet and have lunch with the Trustees as a part of a continuing dialog.
There was considerable discussion of this proposal and the President of the University proposed to work out the details of the plan in order to respect the needs of each campus.
I N T R O D U C T I O N O F MAYOR O F PEORIAMr. Hughes introduced the Honorable Richard E. Carver, Mayor of Peoria, who welcomed the Board to the City of Peoria.
AWARD OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT CERTIFICATES(3) T h e Committee on Accountancy recommends that the certificate of Certified Public Accountant be awarded, under Section 5 of the Illinois Accountancy Act of 1943, as amended, to five candidates who have presented evidence that they are holders of valid and unrevoked Certified Public Accountant certificates obtained by passing a standard written examination in another state or territory of the United States and who qualify in all other respects under this provision of the law.
T h e Committee on Accountancy, pursuant to Rule 16(d) of the Regulations, also recommends that the certificate of Certified Public Accountant be awarded to six candidates who wish to transfer the examination credit earned by passing the standard written examination in another state and who have fulfilled all other legal requirements under Sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Illinois Accountancy Act of 1943 as amended.
T h e Committee on Accountancy recommends that the certificate of Certified Public Accountant be awarded to 586 candidates who passed the standard written examination in November, 1973, in Illinois and w h o have fulfilled all other legal requirements under Sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Illinois Accountancy Act of 1943 as amended.
O n m o t i o n of M r. N e a l, t h e s e certificates w e r e a w a r d e d.