In looking over the agenda of the March 25th board meeting, I have a few questions; they fall nicely into three groups.
- The projected budget (8.A.) is well done and easy enough to grasp (thanks to Dr. Joe Davis!). A couple of thoughts. Can we start thinking of a budget in which we depend 100% on local sources? I would love to see us sever ties with the State altogether. 🙂 Also, given the current new expenditures and programs, will Unit 4 still be financially positioned well in, say, 5 years from now if the State actually does stop all funding?
- Both 9.D. and 9.E. say the exactly same thing with no other explanation: “Resolution to Give Written Notice of Reassignment and Reclassification”. What exactly does that mean? What is the resolution?
- The two change orders for Carrie Busey (10.D. and 10.E.) are under “Consent Agenda”, meaning there will not be any discussion. I confess to being a little naive, but it looks like we are paying $30,000+ for what appear to me to be mistakes made by the contractor; lots of Designs Issues, Field Conditions and Code Issues. I understand there must be some flexibility because we humans are not yet perfect, but I am curious about oversight and accountability. It seems odd to me that sidewalks were 6″ less than drawings, and missing curb ramp (and yes, I see these are credits – more concerned about the principle). I realize there are a bunch of small things, but they do add up.