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Wed September 18, 2013
Nicolet College Board Postpones LRC Decision
The Nicolet College Board of Trustees has voted to postpone a decision on sending proposals to remodel the Learning Resources Center to the state for review.
Meeting last night in Lac du Flambeau, the board decided it was better to put a community committee together to decide the best course of action.
The board proposed three remodeling projects within the LRC building totaling $4.5 million. The state requires technical schools to go to local referendum if a project tops $1.5 million. Board members said any remodeling project needed state approval, but the projects were seperate.
During public input, Oneida County Supervisor and Minocqua town board member Billy Fried asked the board to reconsider moving ahead...
"....I'm a firm believer that it's not about what you can do, if it's legal...it's what you should do..."
Board Trustee Ron Zimmerman said this board and prior boards were not trying to sidestep the rules...
"....we're not trying to side-step, find loopholes or any other terminology and what history has proven to be a correct process in addressing the remodeling of our buildings..."
Zimmerman made a motion that before the project is considered, a collaborative committee of Nicolet representatives and community members be put together to recommend...
"...how we can meet the needs of the (Learning Resources Center) and present that to the full board...."
No date was set to hold the committee meeting.