DACC to vote on bonds for technology upgrades

DACC to vote on bonds for technology upgrades

DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College trustees on Tuesday will take the final step in issuing $1 million in general obligation community college bonds.

The money will be used to upgrade technology and purchase equipment to provide state-of-the-art capital resources in classrooms and offices across the classroom, purchases that have been put off due to lack of available funds.

The Danville Area Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting is in Vermilion Hall, Room 302, at the campus, 2000 E. Main St. A copy of the agenda and board packet is available online at http://bit.ly/12dKP7w.

President Alice Jacobs has said the money would be used over a two-year period to replace high-tech instructional equipment, computers and other technology on a replacement cycle.

Once the bonds are sold, the college could have the money within the first week of January. Officials would then start looking at equipment and seeking bids.

The bond-issue process, which the college has used before to keep technology up-to-date, started in September. A public hearing on the matter was held in November.

Also at the meeting, trustees will vote on whether to advertise and obtain bids for two separate projects — putting a new roof on the Clock Tower Center and replacing a compressor at Lincoln Hall.

Walton & Associates of Springfield would serve as the architect for both projects.

The Clock Tower project, estimated at $284,975, calls for re-roofing the entire building with asphalt shingles. Administrative services Director Mike Cunningham said the new roof would have a 50-year warranty and replace the current artificial slate roof, which shows extensive wear in several locations.

Officials hope to bid the project early next year and complete the work in the summer.

The other project, estimated at $61,200, calls for replacing a compressor in a York Chiller located on the roof of Lincoln Hall.

Officials hope to bid that project early next year and complete the work before the summer.

The college would use protection, health and safety funds to cover both projects.