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Board Approves Appointments, Awards Bids at August Meeting

August 30, 2011

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees met in regular session Aug. 23 at the college’s Mays Landing Campus, taking up personnel and purchasing matters.

In Personnel Action, the Board:

--Appointed Carlton Fernanders of Mays Landing, security sergeant, effective Aug. 24; Michael Blencowe of Mays Landing, senior manager, surgical technology, Health Professions Institute, effective Aug. 24; Stephen Fisk of Hammonton, security guard I, effective Sept.1; Daniel Sweeney of Mays Landing, security guard I, effective Aug. 24; and Jose Jara-Zarrea of Galloway, housekeeper I, facilities management, effective Aug. 24.

--Promoted Kristen Grech of Ocean View, from financial aid specialist to assistant director, financial aid, effective Aug. 24.

--Accepted the resignations of Geoffrey Pettifer, director of college marketing, effective Aug. 12, and Luis Olivieri, senior manager, GIS, effective Aug. 30.

The board approved the retirement of Howard Webb of Hammonton, Mays Landing night shift security guard, effective Aug. 31.  Webb, who served the college for more than 30 years, was described by his supervisors as “reliable,” “committed” and “dedicated.”  

Legal Services Contract Approved

The board approved a one-year legal services contract for Louis Greco, Esq., effective July 1.  He will continue to provide legal counsel for a retainer fee of $41,660 a year and an hourly rate of $121.77 for litigation and off-campus hearings. 

Purchases, Contracts Approved:

--Science supplies, totaling $31,712, to Frey Scientific, Nashua, N.H.; Bio Corporation, Alexandria, Minn.; Wards Natural Science, Rochester, N.Y.; Science Kit & Boreal, Tonawanda, N.Y.; Macalaster Bicknell, Millville; Carolina Biological, Burlington, N.C.; and Para Scientific, Fairless Hills, Pa.

--A three-year license with Blackboard, through the New Jersey Virtual Community College Consortium, for Web course tools, $104,223.

--New Jersey Council of County Colleges membership for FY’12, $48,931.

--Nursing assessment software program materials Assessment Technologies Institute, Overland Park, Kan., for FY’12, $45,183.

--Fuel oil and gasoline for FY’12, state contract, Pedroni Fuel Oil of Vineland, not to exceed $43,500.

--Library books and publications, Baker & Taylor, Bridgewater, not to exceed $50,000.

--Project management services, Atlantic County Improvement Authority, for the WACC hospitality studies wing, not to exceed $232,000.

--Blackboard support services, FY’12-15, Blackboard, Inc., Washington, D.C., $351,272.

--Datatel software maintenance, Datatel, Fairfax, Va., $301,843.

--Mathematics software license, three-year agreement, FY’12-14, Wolfram Research, Champaign, Ill., $25,624.

--Accuplacer tests, consortium purchase, The College Board, New York, N.Y., not to exceed $35,000.

--Uninterruptible power supply equipment, state contract, Dell Computer Corp., Round Rock, Texas, $68,729.

--Additional systems and services for Radar and Tower Simulation Systems, STEM Omnibus funding, Technology Studies Institute, Adacel Systems, Orlando, Fla., $48,029.

In Other Business, the Board:

--Approved the board summary report dated June 30, 2011, and the FY’12 Board Financial Report as of July 31, 2011.

--Approved the college’s participation in the $319,873 Adult Basic Skills Grant with Pleasantville Public Schools, Literacy Volunteers Association Cape-Atlantic and the Cape May County Technical School to run July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012.

--Gave approval for the Capital & Scholarship Campaign Cabinet to solicit potential benefactors for the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math building and WACC hospitality studies wing expansion by offering donors the legacy gift opportunities of naming a physical space or creating an endowed scholarship fund.

--Approved the application for a Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Atlantic City Community Development Program grant for a $50,000 capital project at WACC.

--Endorsed the college’s application to the N.J. Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development for Competitive Customized Training Grants for a training contract with the Atlantic Cape and Tilton Fitness Training Consortium, with an anticipated contract of $32,000 from Sept. 30, 2011-Sept. 30, 2012.

--Authorized the college to bid equipment and to make an award for a flight simulator for the proposed Aviation Studies degree.  The funds would be encumbered by Aug. 31, at a sum not to exceed $80,000.

--Voted to revise the college purchasing policy to coincide and agree with the County College Purchasing Law’s newly established bidding threshold of $32,600, effective Sept. 1.

--Heard a report from Architect Marty Blumberg of Blumberg Associates and Terry Sampson, executive director, business services, on progress to design and build the Worthington Atlantic City Campus Hospitality Wing. The building is slated for a September 2013 opening.

--Heard comments by Sandi Greco, vice president of the Support Staff Association, who spoke on behalf of the college’s four bargaining units, asking that the board negotiate and reach a fair settlement with the units on their contracts.  Members of the bargaining units attended the meeting.

--Welcomed Brian Ferrante of Woodbine, alumni representative to the board. A general studies graduate, he will attend New Jersey City University with a double major of education and history.

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Cape May County Campus, Room 113.  All are welcome to attend.