• ACC Regents Approve Construction Contract.

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    January 15, 2020
    ACC Regents Approve Construction Contract

    Alvin Community College regents unanimously approved a $13.45 million contract during their meeting on January 9 to carry out upgrades from the 2018 Maintenance Bond Project.
    The contract with O’Donnell/Snider Construction will fund the majority of the construction as part of the Maintenance Bond Project. The proposed contract for the changes were $80,000 under budget.
    The list of projects includes chiller replacements, upgrades of air handling equipment, renovations to campus facilities, IT infrastructure upgrades and more.
    Board Chair Mike Pyburn said he was pleased with the bidding process and the contract presented to the regents.
    “This went much better than we expected,” he said.
    In other action, regents approved an audit which included an “unmodified” opinion for the 2018-19 fiscal year.
    The audit was conducted by the Belt, Harris and Pechacek firm. Auditors stated the college maintains sound fiscal policy.
    “We have issued a clean and unmodified opinion,” said auditor Mike Brotherton. “That is our opinion that the financials are free of any material misstatements.”
    Regents unanimously approved to place $1.14 million from unrestricted fund balance to institutional reserve.
    ACC Foundation President Shirley Brothers also delivered an annual report for the past fiscal year. Brothers spoke about the Foundation’s impact on students, faculty and staff. During the 2018-19 fiscal year, the Foundation awarded more than $131,000 in scholarships, grants and more.
    Regents also:
    -approved hiring of Government instructor
    -approval of grant application for Nursing and Welding programs
    -approved appointment of election clerk
    -approved resolution for a bus lease
    -approved resale of trust properties
    -approved monthly financial reports
    Photo cutlines
    Board Recognition 1
    ACC regents recognized grants coordinator Gayland Capps, center, after the college received the Partnership Award for Community College Engagement from the Texas Workforce Commission. Joining him are regents Andy Tacquard, left, and Cheryl Knape.
    Board Recognition 2
    ACC regents recognized Dean of Technical Programs Jeff Parks, center and Events coordinator Robin Dahms (not pictured) after they helped host a delegation of educators from China. Joining Parks are regents Andy Tacquard, left, and Cheryl Knape.
    Board Recognition 3
    ACC regents recognized members of the college police department, including new Chief Brian Allen, third from left, for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day during the meeting on January 9.
    Board Recognition 4
    ACC Foundation board members presented a check that represents $131,520 in scholarships, grants and more that the Foundation provided over the past fiscal year during the January 9 Board of Regents meeting.
    John Tompkins, Communication Coordinator
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