OHLONE COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

Ohlone College

Room 1216

43600 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539

 

Minutes of Board Meeting

May 12, 2004 APPROVED

Page 1 of 7 Pages June 9, 2004

 

MEMBERS PRESENT: Mrs.Ruthe Foster, President

Mr. John H. Weed, Vice President

Mr. Bob Brunton, Secretary

Mr. Dan Archer

Mr. Bill McMillin

Mr. Garrett Yee

Mr. Nick Nardolillo

Ms. Ritzi Lam, Student Trustee

 

MANAGEMENT

PRESENT: Dr. Douglas Treadway, President/Superintendent

Ms. Deanna Walston, Vice President, Business Services/Deputy Superintendent

Dr. James Wright, Vice President, Instruction

Dr. Lisa Waits, Vice President, Student Services

Mr. Lyle Engeldinger, Executive Dean of Human Resources

 

COLLEGE COUNCIL: Mr. Dennis Keller

 

CLASSIFIED

SENATE: Mr. Patrick Lane

 

FACULTY SENATE: Mr. Rob Smedfjeld

 

OPEN MEETING: Mrs. Foster called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

The roll was called and all members were present.

 

Mrs. Foster led the pledge of allegiance.

 

Communications from Ms. Alex Starr, representative of the Fremont, Newark, and Union City Women

the Audience League of Voters, commended the Board for examing their election provisions. Following a brief review of the Board’s election process, Ms. Starr advised that the League encourages the Board to sponsor an on-campus televised, and taped for review, candidate forum. She stated that the League is open to co-sponsoring such an event using the League’s guidelines.

 

1. (Attachment 1) Approval of Resolution No. 15/03-04, Recognition and Granting Emeritus Status to Mr. Ronald C. Burdett, Dean of Deaf Studies and Special Services

 

Dr. Treadway read and presented a Resolution of commendation to Mr. Burdett for his years of excellent service as a faculty member, Division Director, and Dean of Deaf Studies and Special Services.

 

Mr. Burdett expressed his appreciation to the Board, staff, and administration for their support to the deaf program.

 

Reports and Announcements

 

Dr. Treadway announced that a different version of reports and announcements would be used tonight to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the Ohlone College students and the coaches and professors who supported them during this school year.

 

Dr. Wright introduced the following staff who highlighted their department’s activities for the year: Ms. Theresa Sutowski, Speech Instructor; Mr. Tom Blank, Department of Theater and Dance; Mr. Walt Birkedahl, Dean of Fine Arts, Business and Broadcasting; Ms. Donna Runyon, California Coast Conference Softball Coach of the Year and Professor of Exercise, Science, and Wellness.

 

Dr. Waits announced that Mr. Clifton Der Bing. President of the Associated Students of Ohlone College, was presented the first annual Anne E. Golseth Excellence in Student Leadership Award. Ms. Brenda Ahnholtz, Speech Instructor, highlighted Mr. Der Bing’s accomplishments at Ohlone College, and she also stated that he is this year’s Ohlone College valedictorian.

 

Mr. Dennis Keller distributed a position paper regarding the Facilities Master Plan for the Board’s review; Mr. Smedfjeld referred to a new tradition (introduced by

Dr. Wright); whereby, the present and past presidents of the Faculty Senate will wear a red banner to the graduation ceremony to recognize their services to the College; Mr. Lane referred to the procedure to solicit nominations for an Ohlone College 2003-04 Classified Employee of the Year Award, which is a new program in conjunction with the California Community College Classified Senate; Ms. Lam announced the new officers of ASOC for next year and presented a ceremonial award to Ms. Amanda Wheeler. Ms. Wheeler expressed her appreciation for this award. Dr. Nina Genera, Counselor, presented a $350 scholarship to Ms. Buelher for her studies at Cal State University Hayward.

 

Dr. Treadway commented on his presidential privilege of implementing shared governance, noting that he has had the support and direction from the Board of Trustees. He commended and thanked the various groups for their positive support.

 

Dr. Waits referred to the annual Award Ceremony held last night, reiterating the outstanding student-faculty relationships. Dr. Waits distributed information packets for the graduation ceremony.

 

Dr. Wright commended and thanked Mr. Smedfjeld for his accomplishments as Faculty Senate President, noting that he has displayed professionalism, honesty, clarity, and humility in all of his work with staff, faculty, and administrators.

 

The Board discussed several activities and projects pertaining to the College; namely, the Facilities Master Plan, the inspirational Awards Ceremony, CCCT Annual Convention, Smoking Policy, and the importance of Shared Governance.

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

 

Dr. Treadway requested that the wording in the recommendations of Item 8 and Item 9 be amended to read as follows: (Item 8) The President/ Superintendent recommends acceptance of the proposed 2004-2005 negotiating timetables and acknowledges receipt of the initial proposal of the Service Employees International Union: (Item 9) The President/ Superintendent recommends acceptance of the proposed 2004-2005 negotiating timetables and acknowledges receipt of the initial proposal of the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO).

 

Dr. Waits amended Item 10 to read: The President/Superintendent recommends approval of a 75 cent increase in the Student Health Fee effective Summer Session 2004.

 

Mr. Weed requested that Item 14 be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion. Mr. Brunton requested that Item 8 also be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion. Dr. Treadway removed Item 13 from the Consent Agenda.

 

2. (Attachment 2) Approval of Resignation of Classified Employee (Olsen)

 

3. (Attachment 3) Approval of Resignation of Classified Management Employee (Wolford)

 

4. (Attachment 4) Approval of Resignation of Classified Employee (Parrott)

 

5. (Attachment 5) Approval of Retirement of Classified Employee (DesChamps)

 

6. (Attachment 6) Approval of Retirement of Academic Dean (Peck)

 

7. (Attachment 7) Approval of Retirement of Faculty (A. Peck)

 

8.                                                Approval of Initial Service Employees International Union Local 790 Contract Reopeners for 2004-2005

 

Mr. Brunton requested that this Item be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion.

 

9. (Attachment 8) Approval of the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO) Initial Bargaining Proposal for Negotiations for Fiscal Year 2004-2005

 

10. (Attachment 9) Approval of Increase in Student Health Fee

 

11. (Attachment 10) Award of Bid—Child Development Center Furnishings

 

12. (Attachment 11) Approval of Accounts Payable and Payroll Warrants (April 2004)

 

13. Superintendent’s Report on Hiring Actions

 

Dr. Treadway advised that this Item would be discussed tonight and in the future under discussion items—not on the Consent Agenda.

 

14.                                            Approval of Amendment to Agreement for Geotechnical Services for the Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology Project

 

Mr. Weed requested that this item be removed from the Consent Agenda for discussion.

 

Motion Approved Moved/Weed /Seconded/Nardolillo/Passed to approve Items 2 through 7, 9 through 12, A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer; Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Lam).

 

8. (Attachment 12) Approval of Initial Service Employees International Union Local 790 Contract Reopeners for 2004-2005

 

Mr. Brunton requested clarification of the language used in the letter to Mr. Engeldinger from Ms. Debra Grabelle, SEIU Labor Representative. Mr. Weed pointed out that this was not the appropriate time to discuss topics pertaining to labor negotiations.

 

Motion Approved Moved/Weed /Seconded/Nardolillo/Passed to approve Item 8 with the amendment as recommended by Dr. Treadway. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer; Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Lam).

13. (Attachment 13) Superintendent’s Report on Hiring Actions

 

Dr. Treadway updated the Board on the College’s recent hiring actions. This item will be discussed in more detail at a future meeting.

 

14. (Attachment 14) Approval of Amendment to Agreement for Geotechnical Services for the Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology Project

 

Ms. Walston and Mr. Don Eichelberger, consultant with MBT, addressed concerns of the Board.

 

Motion Approved Moved/Weed/Seconded/McMillin/Passed to approve the Amendment to Agreement for Geotechnical Services for the Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology Project. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer; Noes: 0;

Abstain: 0; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Abstain: Lam).

Discussion/Action Agenda

 

15. (Attachment 15) Approval of the Proposal to Contract with School and College Legal Services of California (SCLS)

 

Mr. Ralph Stern, Attorney from SCLS, was present to address questions from the Board.

Motion Approved Moved/Nardolillo/Seconded/Yee/Passed to approve the Proposal to Contract with School and College Legal Services of California (SCLS) for legal and labor services, effective July 1, 2004. The Contract period is July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005, and the contract rate is $160 per hour with a $45,000 cap for collective bargaining services. A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer; Noes: 0;

Abstain: 0; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Lam).

 

16. (Attachment 16) Approval of the Recommendation for the Ohlone Community College District to Enter into an Agreement with the Protected Insurance Program for Schools (PIPS) Joint Powers Authority (JPA)

 

Motion Approved Moved/Weed/Seconded/Nardolillo/Passed to approve the Recommendation for the Ohlone Community College District to Enter into an Agreement with the Protected Insurance Program for Schools (PIPS) Joint Powers Authority (JPA). A roll call vote was taken: Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin; Noes: 0; Abstain: Archer; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Lam).

17. (Attachment 17) Acceptance of the Third Quarter 2003-2004 Financial Report

 

Ms. Joanne Schultz, Executive Dean of Business Services, was present to answer questions from the Board.

 

Motion Approved Moved/Nardolillo/Seconded/Yee/Passed to accept the Third Quarter 2003-2004 Financial Report. Ayes: Nardolillo, Brunton, Weed, Foster, Yee, McMillin, Archer; Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Lam).

 

18.           (Attachment 18) Restructure of Contract Education and Community Education and Modification of Minimum Fund Balance Requirement

 

Dr. Treadway advised that this item would be discussed at the May 26, 2004, Board meeting.

 

19. (Attachment 19)Change of Board of Trustees Election Provisions

 

Dr. Treadway advised that Item 6 of the list of provisions would not be deliberated in tonight’s discussion.

 

Mr. Alberto Torrico, Vice Mayor of Newark, advised the Board that

Mr. David Smith, Mayor of Newark, as well as other Council members, articulated that the present representation of the Ohlone Board works well, and stressed that they do not want to see a change in the number of representatives from Newark.

 

Following a lengthy discussion regarding election provisions, the following actions took place:

 

(Item 4)No motion was made.

Motion Failed (Item 1) Moved/Lam/Seconded/Yee/Failed to eliminate the numbered seats for the Board of Trustees: Ayes: Nardolillo, Weed, Yee; Noes: Archer, Foster, McMillin, Brunton; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Lam).

 

Motion (Item 5) Moved/McMillin/Seconded/Weed/ to approve Option 3: That residents of Union City who vote in Ohlone Community College precincts may run for election to the Board for any or all of the five seats currently designated as Fremont School District.

 

Substitute Motion (Item 5) Moved/Nardolillo/Seconded/Lam/Passed that residents of Union City who

Motion Approved vote in Ohlone Community College precincts may run for election to the Board and would allow them to select one of the Fremont numbered seats and run for that seat (seat to be designated at a later time). Ayes: Nardolillo, Yee, McMillin, Foster; Noes: Weed, Brunton; Abstain: Archer; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Lam).

 

Dr. Treadway will seek legal advice regarding the legality to specify one of the five Fremont numbered seats to residents in the Union City precincts.

Motion Passed (Item 2) Moved/McMillin/Seconded/Lam/Passed to leave the fee at the current amount of $200. Ayes: Nardolillo, McMillin, Foster; Brunton, Archer; Noes: Weed, Yee; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Lam).

 

Motion Passed (Item 3) Moved/Nardolillo/Seconded/Brunton/Passed to require that candidates for Board election must have a minimum of 20 signatures of registered voters in the District to file for election. Ayes: Nardolillo, McMillin, Foster; Brunton, Archer; Weed, Yee; Noes: 0; Abstain: 0; Absent: 0, (Advisory Vote - Ayes: Lam).

 

Dr. Treadway, referring to the tight timeline for the coming election, asked if it was the pleasure of the Board to select the seat for Union City by lot. The consensus was affirmative.

 

Agenda Items for Agenda items suggested by Mr. Weed were withdrawn and will be discussed at

Future Meetings a future Board meeting.

 

CLOSED SESSION: Time: 10:57 p.m.

RETURN TO OPEN

MEETING: Time: 11:02 p.m.

 

Report of Closed

Session Items:

20. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release: Government Code Section 54957

 

The Board took no reportable action.

 

ADJOURNMENT: Time: 11:03 p.m.

 

 

Bob Brunton

Secretary