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Board Approves Funds for HVAC, Loading Dock Projects

GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees approved funding for a pair of Protection, Health and Safety projects at its regular monthly meeting Thursday on the Galesburg campus.

Several areas of the college were identified as needing the replacement of HVAC units due to normal wear and tear over the life of the systems. The project is estimated to cost $240,000. The steps to the college’s loading dock also need repair due to usage and weather exposure. That project is expected to cost about $6,400.

Trustees also adopted tentative tax year 2023 levies, which were based upon a projected tax base of more than $2.3 billion and would represent an increase of 2.5 percent over the EAV growth for tax year 2022. 

The board also heard an informational presentation on Sandburg’s participation in SkillsUSA, a national program that serves students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled-service occupations and for further education. Presenters included students Gavin Gerard and Faith Kiprop, who were gold medalists at the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships last spring. Gerard won first place in the Job Interview category, and Kiprop won in Technical Computer Applications. Both competed at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills conference in June in Atlanta.

In other business, the Board approved the following:
• Employment of Cameron Fitch as grounds assistant, effective Nov. 1.
• Employment of Amy Kaufman as full-time radiologic technology instructor, effective Jan. 1.

The Board’s next regular monthly meeting is 7 p.m. Nov. 16 on the Galesburg campus.