I continue to be frustrated at the minimalist approach to the Open Meetings Act that McHenry County College is taking.
There is a Board meeting next Thursday night at 6:30.
Actually, there are three Board meetings that night.
Agendas were released Friday shortly after 4 PM.
But the reports, numbered on the agendas were withheld.
Trustees got access so they could study them over the weekend, but we folks who pay the bills are still in the dark.
One item caught my attention.
RESCIND $10.00 PER CREDIT HOUR INFRASTRUCTURE FEE, Board Report #15-47
The infrastructure fee was passed contingent on the new President’s being able to tack down private financing for the $34 million addition that previous President Vicki Smith said was forthcoming.
He didn’t do so.
The driving force behind the addition was the construction of new science labs.
But there was lots more space for non-academic student space.
When the infrastructure fee was proposed, Trustee Chris Jenner insisted that it be repealed if a financing plan were not put in place.
It wasn’t, so students will save money for at least the fall semester.