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The Urbana Park District will operate and maintain the Woods as a natural area for use in education, research, and recreational enjoyment for the general public and for students, faculty, and staff of the University. In addition, the Park District will prepare and implement a developmental plan for the Woods, subject to the approval of the University, while maintaining the Woods as a natural area, but providing for the construction of natural trails, rest areas, and other facilities for the users. The lease contains restrictions on use designed to The lease, for the sum of $1.00 per year, gives the University the option to renew and extend the lease for successive annual periods through June 30, 1998.
1974] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 567 preserve the character of the property as a natural area, but the University may make exceptions to the restrictions in connection with its educational programs.
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, upon six (6) months notice, may terminate the lease if the terms of the lease are violated or if the Board deems that the University's educational programs would be best served by termination. The Urbana Park District may terminate the lease after giving the University six (6) months written notice if the University permits exceptions which compromise the general effectiveness and use of the area as a natural area.
Costs of improvements made to the Woods, or structures erected on the premises, will be borne by the District unless the University agrees to reimburse the District in a written document providing specific terms of reimbursement. The lease also states that the Urbana Park District has agreed not to condemn or to acquire title to Busey Woods by eminent domain.
The lease provides that the educational and research programs of the University will not be restricted. The Park District will maintain liability insurance and be responsible for the maintenance of the Woods.
The Committee on Natural Areas of the Graduate College at Urbana and the Vice President for Planning and Allocation concur in this recommendation.
I recommend approval.
O n motion of M r. Livingston, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, M r. H a h n, M r. H o w a r d, M r. Hughes, Mr.
Livingston, M r s. Rader, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, n o n e ; absent, D r.
Bakalis, Mr. Forsyth, M r. Neal, Governor W a l k e r.
PURCHASES (23) The President submitted, with his concurrence, a list of purchases recommended by the Directors of Purchases and the Vice President for Planning and Allocation.
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 $7 303 884 11 From Institutional Funds, Recommended 843 344 78 Grand Total $8 147 228 89 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. Howard, the purchases recommended were authorized by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Livingston, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Steger, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr. Forsyth, Mr. Neal, Governor Walker.
REPORT O F PURCHASES APPROVED BY T H E VICE PRESIDENT
FOR PLANNING A N D ALLOCATION(24) The Vice President for Planning and Allocation also submitted a report of purchases approved by him on recommendation of the Directors of Purchases in amounts of $7,500 to $10,000, and a report of bids taken in behalf of the Capital Development Board. A copy of this report is filed with the Secretary.
This report was received for record.
T H E COMPTROLLER'S MONTHLY REPORT OF CONTRACTS EXECUTED(25) The Comptroller's monthly report of contracts executed was presented.
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SECRETARY'S REPORTThe Secretary presented for record appointments to the faculty and changes of status made by the President; resignations; leaves of absence; and retirements. A copy of the report is filed with the Secretary.
EXCHANGE OF PROPERTY. URBANA(27) The President of the University, with the concurrence of appropriate administrative officers, recommends the adoption of the following resolution authorizing the exchange of property at 602 South Fourth Street, Champaign (the Colonel Wolfe School), title to which now is held by the University of
Illinois Foundation, for the following eight University-owned properties:
309 Hessel Boulevard, Champaign 412 Hessel Boulevard, Champaign 508 North Prospect Avenue, Champaign 510 North Prospect Avenue, Champaign 606 North Prospect Avenue, Champaign 706 West Indiana Avenue, Urbana 1012 West Stoughton Street, Urbana 808 South Webber Street, Urbana The Foundation's current indebtedness on the Fourth Street property is $130,100. The eight University houses to be exchanged carry no debt and their value is substantially equivalent to this amount.1 When the above exchange is completed, it is contemplated that the Foundation properties would then be sold on the basis of their fair market value. Funds from the sale will be used to reduce the amount of Foundation borrowing.
The University of Illinois Foundation currently owes approximately $1,691,000 to the First National Bank of Chicago for acquiring various properties at the Urbana campus. In the current financial climate, it is doubtful that money will be appropriated to acquire the major portion of the Foundation-owned properties. Indications are that appropriations for land will be made only if the land is related to a specific building project.
The University owns thirty-seven properties in the Champaign-Urbana community which were acquired for housing new faculty and staff on a temporary basis. It is estimated that the value of these properties is approximately $580,000 after deducting selling expenses. The current faculty housing need no longer is sufficiently critical to warrant continued retention of these homes.
It is proposed that these properties be exchanged for Foundation-owned properties which are considered to be necessary for current and future growth of die University.
The Urbana campus has determined that the first priority of acquisition is 602 South Fourth Street, Champaign (Colonel Wolfe School), which is used by the College of Education and the Department of Psychology. (The real estate market is excellent at this time and it is desirable to test the market by exchanging 602 South Fourth Street, Champaign, for the eight properties listed above and selling these properties, subject to the current leases. The present occupants will be given an opportunity to purchase the properties which they occupy.) Recommendations on the exchange of the remainder of the properties will be brought to the Board of Trustees for approval at a later date.
Resolution Authorizing Exchange of Foundation Property Known as Colonel Wolfe School, Champaign, Illinois for Eight University Residential Properties Located in Urbana and Champaign, Illinois
BE IT, AND IT HEREBY IS RESOLVED by T H E BOARD OFTRUSTEES OF T H E UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, a public Corporation of the State of Illinois, hereinafter referred to as "UNIVERSITY," that the Comptroller and Secretary of this Corporation be, and they hereby are, authorized for, and in the name of, and on behalf of, UNIVERSITY to enter The value of these houses is based on appraisals less estimated amounts for expenses of the sales and allowances for market fluctuations.
1974] UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 571 into an agreement with the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS FOUNDATION, a not-for-profit Corporation of the State of Illinois, with its principal office in Urbana, Illinois, hereinafter referred to as "FOUNDATION," providing for the conveyance to FOUNDATION of title to the property hereinafter described and referred to as Tract A in consideration of the conveyance by FOUNDATION to UNIVERSITY of title to the following-described property which is
hereinafter referred to as Tract B, viz.:
Lots Three (3), Four (4), Five (S) and Six (6), Block Nine (9) of J. R.
Scott's Replat of James S. Wright's Addition to the City of Champaign, situated in the City of Champaign, County of Champaign and State of Illinois commonly known as the Colonel Wolfe Site
and upon the following terms and conditions:
1. FOUNDATION to convey title to Tract B, to UNIVERSITY in fee simple absolute, free and clear of all liens and encumbrances by Warranty Deed and UNIVERSITY shall convey title to Tract A to FOUNDATION in fee simple absolute, and whereupon the presently existing lease of Tract B between UNIVERSITY and FOUNDATION shall be cancelled and terminated and UNIVERSITY shall have no further rental obligations under said lease.
2. FOUNDATION shall pay all abstracting, title fees and recording costs applicable to Tract A and UNIVERSITY shall pay all such costs applicable to Tract B.
3. Possession of Tract A shall be delivered to FOUNDATION concurrently with the conveyances of title subject to the presently existing leases all of which expire on or before August 31, 1974, and upon such delivery of possession, FOUNDATION shall be entitled to all rental payments becoming due and payable thereafter.
4. Such other terms and conditions as said Comptroller and Secretary may deem necessary or desirable.
IT HEREBY IS FURTHER RESOLVED that upon compliance with terms of said agreement by FOUNDATION, and in accordance with the terms thereof, said Comptroller and Secretary be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed, to execute, acknowledge, and deliver, in the name, and in behalf of, this Corporation, and under its Corporate Seal, Warranty Deeds and such other documents in connection therewith as said Comptroller and Secretary may deem necessary or desirable in order to convey to FOUNDATION title to the following-described
309 HESSEL BOULEVARD, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS :
Lot Thirty-Six (36) in Lewis S. Colbert's Replat of Lots One Hundred Nineteen (119), One Hundred Twenty (120), and One Hundred TwentyOne (121), and part of Lots One Hundred Fifteen (IIS) and One Hundred Eighteen (118) in Highland Place Addition to the City of Champaign, situated in the City of Champaign, in the County of Champaign and State of Illinois.
412 HESSEL BOULEVARD, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS :
Lot Four (4) in Lewis S. Colbert's Replat of Lots One Hundred Nineteen (119), One Hundred Twenty (120), and One Hundred Twenty-One (121), and part of Lots One Hundred Fifteen (115) and One Hundred Eighteen (118) in Highland Place Addition to the City of Champaign, situated in the City of Champaign, in the County of Champaign and State of Illinois.
508 NORTH PROSPECT AVENUE, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS:
Lot Four (4) in Washington Heights, an Addition to the City of Champaign, Illinois, situated in the City of Champaign, in the County of Champaign and State of Illinois.
510 NORTH PROSPECT AVENUE, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS :
Lot Five (5) in Washington Heights, an Addition to the City of Champaign, Illinois, situated in the City of Champaign, in the County of Champaign and State of Illinois.
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BOARD OF TRUSTEES606 NORTH PROSPECT AVENUE, CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS:
Lot Twenty-Eight (28) in Washington Heights, an Addition to the City of Champaign, Illinois, situated in the City of Champaign, in the County of Champaign and State of Illinois.
706 WEST INDIANA AVENUE, URBAN A, ILLINOIS :
The East Forty-Three and One-Half (43^) feet of Lot Fifty-Nine (59) of Lincoln Place, an Addition to the City of Urbana, Illinois, as shown by plat recorded in Plat Book "C" at page SO of the Records of Plats in Champaign County, Illinois, together with the appurtenant right-ofway for driveway along the west side of described premises, as shown by the agreement recorded at page 224 of Book 14 of the Miscellaneous Records of said Champaign County, situated in the City of Urbana, in the County of Champaign, and State of Illinois.
1012 WEST STOUGHTON STREET, URBANA, ILLINOIS :
All of Lot Seven (7) in Block Forty-Eight (48) of the Seminary Addition to Urbana, except the North Fifty (SO) feet thereof, situated in the City of Urbana, in the County of Champaign, and State of Illinois.
808 SOUTH WEBBER STREET, URBANA, ILLINOIS :
Lot Thirty-Nine (39) of Martha C. Hubbard's Second Addition to the City of Urbana, being a part of the Southwest Quarter (SW U) of the Northwest Quarter (NW \i) of Section Sixteen (16), Township Nineteen (19), North, Range Nine (9) East of the Third Principal Meridian, situated in the City of Urbana, in the County of Champaign, and State of Illinois.
and which properties are hereinabove referred to as Tract A.
On motion of Mr. Livingston, the foregoing resolution was adopted by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Hahn, Mr. Howard, Mr. Hughes, Mr.
Livingston, Mrs. Rader, Mr. Swain; no, none; absent, Dr. Bakalis, Mr.
Forsyth, Mr. Neal, Mr. Steger, Governor Walker. (Mr. Steger left the meeting prior to the beginning of the Executive Session.)
LITIGATION INITIATED BY DELTA SIGMA PI(28) The University of Illinois and Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of the U.S.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, have been named as defendants in a suit filed in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Case No. 74 C 1051) by the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity which has a chapter (Upsilon chapter) at the Urbana-Champaign campus. Delta Sigma Pi allows only male undergraduate students enrolled in colleges of commerce at various universities and colleges to be members.