SOUTHWESTERN OREGON COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
SPECIAL CONFERENCE CALL MEETING MINUTES
March 30, 2005
ORDER Marcia Jensen, Board Chair, called the conference call meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. Due and
proper meeting notice was provided.
ATTENDANCE Board of Education (Quorum Present via Phone)
Marcia Jensen Absent: David Bridgham
Mike Murray Carol Oelke
Mike Gaudette Steve Kridelbaugh
Sheldon Meyer Carol Richards
NEW BUSINESS FINANCIAL
Acceptance of Student Housing Bid
Mike Gaudette, Dean of College Advancement, briefed the Board on the bids that were submitted
by Essex Construction and Harmon Construction.
Gaudette indicated that the bids came in about 16-19% higher (approximately $500,000)
than expected and that there were several options to take to help defray the added costs. He
stated that this afternoon he, Dean Meyer and President Kridelbaugh would be talking with
Essex Construction (lowest bidder) about some project engineering that might be done. He
pointed out that time constraints and liquidated damages, if the time frame was not met,
were both cost drivers.
President Kridelbaugh indicated that he would get back to the Board sometime after the
discussion with Essex Construction.
Harry Abel talked about the possibility of completing the project in four phases, which
would open up the pool of available contractors by allowing smaller contractors to compete
for the job. President Kridelbaugh stated that this would require four different bids and
could in the long run end up costing more.
No action was taken on this topic.
ADJOURNMENT No further business was submitted for discussion and the conference call meeting was adjourned
at 9:20 a.m.
Marcia Jensen, Board Chair Steve Kridelbaugh, Clerk