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‘New Year’ Begins For Trustees At Iowa Lakes

By Staff | Oct 21, 2010

The Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College began their new year during a meeting Tuesday afternoon in Estherville.

The meeting started with the acceptance of the election results from September. The data showed that David Gottsche was elected to the District 5 position on the board. And, the official results from Amber Garman, Kossuth County Auditor and the Commissioner of Elections, were accepted from all counties in the Iowa Lakes District for the Plant Fund Levy held in September. That count showed a total of 2,256 ‘yes’ votes and 952 ‘no’ votes.

Following that action, the ‘new board’ meeting was then officially called to order at which time incumbent board member, David Gottsche was administered the oath of office by Clark Marshall, Board Secretary.

Other official business included the re-election of Jan Lund as President of the Iowa Lakes Trustees; and, Jim Miller was re-elected to the position of Vice President. In addition, Scot Bauermeister of the Fitzgibbons Law Firm was appointed as the official College Attorney; Clark Marshall was selected as Board Secretary; and Bob L’Heureux was appointed treasurer.

The featured Iowa Lakes Report for October included students in leadership positions. The college has student senators at each campus in Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake. Those at the meeting introduced themselves, talked about why they’re glad they selected Iowa Lakes and shared some of their goals for the coming year.

Also introduced at the meeting were the Resident Assistants and Graduate Assistants. The Graduate Assistants are students who serve as college housing supervisors and also work as an assistant coach in a sport. They are all pursuing a master’s degree through Iowa State University.

In other business, Delaine Hiney, Executive Director of Facilities Management, received approval from the Trustees to solicit bids for a new roof on the Criminal Justice Building on the Estherville campus. In addition, specifications have been received for a HVAC/geothermal system for the new Construction Technology facility in Emmetsburg. The Trustees voted to solicit bids for that project as well.

Also during the meeting, Clark Marshall, Executive Director of Economic Development, met with the Trustees and received the go-ahead for preliminary training agreements with both Polaris of Spirit Lake and Flannegan Western of Emmetsburg.

At the end of the meeting, the Trustees held a roll call vote and went into closed session in accordance with the Code of Iowa, Chapter 21.5 (1) (j). No action was taken when the Trustees came back into public session.

The Trustees will meet Tuesday, Nov. 16.