Board of Regents

Capital Planning and Budget Committee - October 2012

Minutes

Capital Planning and Budget Committee

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The meeting of the Capital Planning and Budget Committee was called to order at 1:02 p.m. by Committee Chair Regent Jeffrey Bartell in Room 136 A Cedarwood/136 B Maplewood of the Memorial Student Center on the UW-Stout campus.  Regents Edmund Manydeeds, John Behling,  Regina Millner, Katherine Pointer, and José Vásquez were in attendance.  Regents Tony Evers and Gary Roberts were absent.

I.3.a.    UW-Stout Presentation:  UW-Stout’s Residence Hall Renewal Plan

The committee heard a presentation given by UW-Stout Vice Chancellor of Administration Phil Lyons describing a long term program to renovate the residence halls on campus.  He explained that the university collected data and hired an architectural firm to assess the facilities and offer solutions for the housing deficiencies.  Areas of improvement focused on converting community-style showers to private shower areas and providing more attractive and better-located community space.  The campus decided to renovate the existing residence halls using a long-rang sequencing plan after evaluating, sustainability, and site considerations.   

Mr. Lyons continued by saying that spreading out the cost of the construction of these renewal projects over a span of many years will distribute the projects’ financial impact.  The total cost of these renewal projects is expected to be approximately $100 million. 

The residence hall renewal plan preferred additions and renovations over new construction.  It was primarily driven by the necessity to replace the mechanical, electrical, plumbing, air-handling, and life safety systems.  A phased renewal was the best option to keep costs low while managing bed capacity.

After the presentation, Regent Bartell commented that it was a wonderful renewal plan that involves the right principles, includes significant student input, and includes sustainability. 

I.3.b.   Approval of the Minutes of the August 23, 2012 Meeting of the Capital Planning and Budget Committee

Upon the motion of Regent Behling and the second of Regent Manydeeds, the minutes of the August 23, 2012, meeting of the Capital Planning and Budget Committee were approved as presented. 

I.3.c.    UW Colleges:  UW-Barron County - Authority to Release a Parcel of 12.642 Acres of Land from the UW-Barron County Lease Back to Barron County

This item requested authority to permanently release a parcel of 12.642 acres of land from the

UW-Barron County lease back to Barron County so it can be sold as part of a local economic development and business retention initiative by the city of Rice Lake.  Barron County has leased property to the UW System Board of Regents since 1966 in support of the university.

Jeff French, Barron County Administrator, stated that the sale of this land has the unanimous support of the property committee and that it is the intention of Barron County to hold parcels A and B in trust for the university system in perpetuity.  Those parcels are south of the 12.6 acre parcel and are located along Red Cedar River.  (Refer to the map in the project request document.) 

Regent Bartell asked Barron County Acting CEO Dean Tracy White if the university had any use for the parcel (of 12.6 acres) and she responded that there are no plans for that property. 

Mr. Mark Johnson Jr. of Rice Lake Weighing Systems explained that this transaction will allow for future expansion and parking purposes for his company’s headquarters in Rice Lake.  

Upon the motion of Regent Vásquez and the second of Regent Millner, the Committee approved Resolution I.3.c.

Resolution I.3.c.

That, upon the recommendation of the UW Colleges Chancellor and the President of the University of Wisconsin System, authority be granted to permanently release a parcel of

12.642 acres of land from the UW-Barron County lease back to Barron County.

I.3.d.   UW-Milwaukee:  Authority to Demolish the Kunkle Center Building

This item requested authority to demolish the Kunkle Building for a total project cost of $884,000 Program Revenue-Cash.  This project will abate hazardous materials, demolish the 131,708 ASF/59,451 GSF Kunkle Building, and restore the site to a lawn area.  The 1956 building is of less robust construction quality than typical university buildings, has significant backlogged maintenance needs, and lacks modern infrastructure.

The 2010 Campus Master Plan identified the Kunkle Building for demolition, in order to provide a site for future development of science facilities in the southwest quadrant of campus. 

The building currently houses the Children’s Center, which will move to remodeled space in the Northwest Quadrant in December 2013. 

Associate Vice President David Miller explained that construction of the Interdisciplinary Research Complex project will begin soon and that the Kunkle building will become vacated when the new child care center is finished in the northwest quadrant.  This buildingwill become surplus and will be demolished  in accordance with the campus master plan. 

Upon the motion of Regent Vásquez and the second of Regent Manydeeds, the Committee approved Resolution I.3.d.

Resolution I.3.d.

That, upon the recommendation of the UW-Milwaukee Chancellor and the President of the University of Wisconsin System, authority be granted to demolish the Kunkle Building for a total project cost of $884,000 Program Revenue-Cash.

I.3.e.    UW-Platteville:  Approval of the Design Report of the Dobson and Melcher Residence Halls Renovation Project and Authority to (a) Seek a Waiver to Allow Single Prime Bidding, (b) Adjust the Project Scope and Budget, and (c) Construct the Project

This item requested approval of the Design Report of the Residence Hall Renovations-Phase I project and authority to: (a) seek a Waiver of s. 16.855, Wis. Stats, under provision of s. 13.48 (19) Wis. Stats., to allow single prime bidding; (b) increase the project scope and budget by $1,836,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing-Residual; and (c) construct the project for a total cost of  $14,015,000 ($12,179,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing and $1,836,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing-Residual).

This project will renovate Dobson Hall (64,641 GSF, Const. 1965) and Melcher Hall (54,445 GSF, Const. 1966) on the UW-Platteville campus.  The halls have 332 beds and 254 beds respectively.

Both residence hall buildings will receive upgrades to electrical, plumbing, telecommunications, and interior finishes throughout.  Fire sprinklers and accessibility upgrades will be added to both buildings and the basement areas will receive significant renovations to the kitchen, laundry, and gathering spaces.  Dobson Hall work will provide a new elevator and a major reconfiguration of the bathroom and shower facilities.  Melcher Hall work will add a new stairway to bring both wings of the building into better alignment and will provide site modifications to address drainage issues.

This project is the second in a series of residence hall renovations projects at the UW-Platteville campus, all of which were constructed between 1961 and 1968. 

An increase to the project scope and budget of $1,836,000 is required to provide for modifications determined to be necessary during project programming.  It was determined that Dobson Hall would require a new elevator to provide accessibility to the entire building, thus creating a fully accessible residence hall in the central portion of the campus.  The basement of Dobson will be reconfigured to create a range of small and large spaces to support the resident life living and learning experience.  Dobson Hall’s aging bathrooms will also be completely reconfigured to enlarge and improve the quality and accessibility of that space.  Residence room lighting will also be replaced. 

A waiver for the use of single prime bidding is requested due to the complicated coordination and sequencing of work required during the short construction period of a renovation project that occurs within the time limitations a summer break. Site access will be restricted because the surrounding residence halls need to remain open for the operation of summer camps during the construction period. 

This project will be funded by an increase in room rates.  Including inflationary increases, this project will add 5% to housing rates starting in 2013-2014 and lasting through

2017-18.

David Miller said that a waiver is needed because of the extremely tight schedule that is typical for the renovation of residence halls.  Additional scope components were not anticipated until the design process was undertaken.  The need of new elevator was not known at the beginning of the project.  This is a part of long-range plan to redo the campus’residence halls.  

Regent Bartell asked what percentage of residence halls were built during the 1960 to 1970 era.  UW System Architect Senior Architect Maura Donnelly explained that it was approximately 75%. 

Upon the motion of Regent Pointer, and the second of Regent Behling, the Committee approved Resolution I.3.e.

Resolution I.3.e.

That, upon the recommendation of the UW-Platteville Chancellor and the President of the University of Wisconsin System, the Design Report of the Residence Hall Renovations-Phase I project be approved and authority be granted to: (a) seek a Waiver of s. 16.855, Wis. Stats, under provision of s. 13.48 (19) Wis. Stats., to allow single prime bidding; (b) increase the project scope and budget by $1,836,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing-Residual; and (c) construct the project for a total cost of  $14,015,000 ($12,179,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing and $1,836,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing-Residual).

I.3.f.    UW-Whitewater:  Authority to Adjust the Scope and Budget of the Carlson (Laurentide) Hall Renovation Project

This item requested authority to increase the project scope and budget of the Carlson (Laurentide) Hall Renovation project by $2,500,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing for a total project cost of $19,500,000 ($17,000,000 General Fund Supported Borrowing and $2,500,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing).

This project remodels the existing 77,660 GSF five-story Carlson Hall and constructs a small addition of 5,417 GSF to the existing building for a total 83,077 GSF project. 

During the program verification phase of the renovation of Carlson Hall, it was confirmed that the space within the existing Carlson building would not be sufficient for the needs of both the College of Letters and Sciences and the Tutorial Center.  The increased scope provides for construction of a Student Success Center Addition of 11,842 ASF/18,390 GSF to the existing Laurentide (Carlson) Hall.  The completed building will be 56,503 ASF/100,968 GSF.  The existing building will house offices for the Letters and Science faculty and the addition will house Campus Tutorial Services, which offers academic assistance and enrichment for undergraduate and graduate students.

The three-story addition will include two entrances.  A new elevator and two additional stairwells will be added.  Restrooms will be provided to accommodate the additional occupant load.  The exterior enclosure will be metal panel and brick, with a glass curtain wall to match the existing building.  Chilled water, hot water, electrical service, and the fire protection systems will be extended from the existing building.  The heating and cooling system will be a stand-alone system with an indoor air-handling unit and variable air volume units for auxiliary zone heating.  Site work will include an extension of the existing pedestrian walkways, parking lot modifications, landscaping, and connections to domestic water, sanitary, and storm systems. 

David Miller reminded the committee that the Carlson Hall project is entirely funded with savings from other projects that were constructed in 2009.  Regent Bartell asked if students pay a fee for tutorial services and Mr. Miller responded by saying that the cost of the service is built into the campus’s operating budget, therefore it is not a direct fee to the students.

Regent Bartell asked for clarification regarding what funds would be used to pay for the debt service and Mr. Miller answered by explaining that debt service funding will come from the institution’s operating budget, i.e. what is now their block grant

Upon the motion of Regent Millner, and the second of Regent Manydeeds, the Committee approved Resolution I.3.f.

Resolution I.3.f.

That, upon the recommendation of the UW-Whitewater Chancellor and the President of the University of Wisconsin System, authority be granted to increase the project scope and budget of the Carlson (Laurentide) Hall Renovation project by $2,500,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing for a total project cost of $19,500,000 ($17,000,000 General Fund Supported Borrowing and $2,500,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing).

I.3.g.    UW-Whitewater:  Authority to Adjust the Budget of theFischer and Wellers Halls Renovation Project

This item requested authority to increase the project budget by $250,000 Program Revenue–Cash for additional contingency funding for the Fischer and Wellers Halls Renovation project for an estimated total project cost of $10,755,000 ($8,584,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing and $2,171,000 Program Revenue-Cash). 

This project renovates Fischer Hall,(24,492 ASF/ 41,825 GSF) and Wellers Hall (33,850 ASF /53,122 GSF), both of which were constructed in the 1960s.  This project will also construct building additions totaling 4,831 GSF.  External shaft elevators will be added to each building.  Fischer Hall will include two additions, the first of which will provide an expanded bathroom (totaling 2,450 GSF).  The lower level of this addition will contain mechanical space for the heat recovery of the bathroom exhaust.  The second addition for Fischer will provide a new entry and elevator (1,089 GSF).  This project will provide Wellers Hall with an elevator and entry addition (1,292 GSF).  The lower level of that hall will receive minor remodeling to create a more efficient use of available space.

The Fischer Hall renovation is completed and is back online for the 2012-13 academic year.  Wellers Hall was taken offline this past summer to begin the remodeling.  For both Fischer and Wellers Halls there have been multiple unforeseen conditions, such as code changes, that will exceed the $100,000 limit allowed for administrative project budget increases.  The original contingency for this project was set at 7.2%.  Current projects now include a 10% project contingency, especially for remodeling projects.  The $250,000 budget increase, which is requested by the Division of State Facilities, will bring this project’s contingency closer to 10%.

David Miller mentioned that if there is no need for the additional contingency funds for this project, they will revert back to the campus.

Upon the motion of Regent Behling, and the second of Regent Pointer, the Committee approved Resolution I.3.g.

Resolution I.3.g.

That, upon the recommendation of the UW-Whitewater Chancellor and the President of the University of Wisconsin System, authority be granted to increase the project budget by $250,000 Program Revenue–Cash for additional contingency funding for the Fischer and Wellers Halls Renovation project for an estimated total project cost of $10,755,000 ($8,584,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing and $2,171,000 Program Revenue-Cash). 

The Committee then considered Resolution I.3.j.

I.3.j.    UW-Eau Claire:  Approval of the Guiding Principles for the Development of the Confluence Project by UW-Eau Claire and Partners

This item requested conceptual approval of the public-private partnership known as the Confluence Project. 

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 2010-2030 Campus Master Plan identifies a shared university-community arts center and an off-campus apartment-style student residence hall as goals of the plan.  Because the site of the Haas Fine Arts building is limited by the Chippewa River and its floodways, it has been suggested that the best way to build a replacement for Kjer Theatre and meet the needs of upperclassman students and scholarly work of the faculty in the arts is to construct a second arts facility at a remote site.  The site chosen is an area identified as a redevelopment and economic revitalization area of the South Barstow Historic Riverfront District in downtown Eau Claire.

The property is located less than a mile from the UW-Eau Claire Haas Fine Arts Center on the “Haymarket Site” at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in downtown Eau Claire.  The city of Eau Claire is in the midst of a strategic and comprehensive redesign of the streets and other physical features of the South Barstow Historic Riverfront District and plans to proceed with the redevelopment in the summer of 2013, creating an opportunity to incorporate the project into the comprehensive design.

The project consists of two buildings, one a student apartment, retail, and parking facility with approximately 27,100 GSF of commercial space on the ground level, 75,547 GSF of parking on two levels, and 156,875 GSF of student apartments on the remaining five floors, the other a 149,614 GSF fine and performing arts center.  A park developed by the City of Eau Claire and connected with a city-constructed footbridge to Phoenix Park will separate the buildings.  

The estimated cost of the university component on the arts facility is $25,000,000 General Fund Supported Borrowing, and the estimated cost of the university student residence component is $30,000,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing.  Advance enumeration of the funding to purchase the two completed components would be requested through the 2013-15 Capital Budget for release in 2015-17.

The arts center would house units from the UW-Eau Claire fine and performing arts departments.   The performing arts space would include a 1,200 seat theater; a 450 seat theater; a black box theater; and a back-of-house space that includes such functions as scenery and costume shops, dressing rooms, and a rehearsal space.  The fine arts space would include 2D and 3D studios for advanced student work, space for faculty scholarly activities and work, and space for an advanced student gallery.  In addition to sharing space with the university, the project will construct dedicated space for the Eau Claire Area Regional Arts Center and other local theatre groups.

The student residence will include accommodations for 300 beds in a mix of single and double occupancy rooms in a suite arrangement in which each four beds share a common bathroom and a kitchen.  The building will also include recreation, study, and amenity space that is typical for a residence hall.

More detail regarding the development of this project concept can be found in the supporting documentation for the October 2012 Board of Regents Agenda.

Associate Vice President David Miller stated that although this project is complex, it is an exciting opportunity.  He continued by saying that it will be similar to other public/private projects that have been successfully completed such as the UW-Madison University Square development, but will go one step further since it will involve the complexity of the joint operation of the resulting arts center.  

Mr. Miller continued by saying that UW-Eau Claire has a longstanding need for an adequate arts facility.  In 2009, the campus requested a project that would have then been $60 million for an addition and the renovation of the Haas Fine Arts Center.  However, there were complications with that project such as the location of the building near a floodplain and the overall cost.  He continued by saying that the project described today would meet part of the programmatic need of the arts at a cost of $25M and that the campus would still need an investment in the future (2017-19) of an approximately $25 million to renovate the Hass Fine Arts building.  He also explained that the next step in the project will be to hire an architect to determine the site, design, and cost and that there is no substitute for quality planning  He cited the Priory at UW Eau Claire as a good example.  The campus was very patient about acquiring that facility and it has become a great asset for the campus. 

UW-Eau Claire Interim Chancellor Gilles Bousquet remarked that the Confluence project has been undertaken by multiple public non-profit and private sector entities working collectively to create something that none could produce individually.   He continued by saying that this project will enhances the university’s academic programs in music, theater, fine arts by providing facilities to enhance the programs

Assistant Chancellor for Facilities Mike Rindo presented additional details about the development of the project up to its present planning stage and its importance to the university and the Eau Claire community.

In regard to concern about the safety of the site of the project, Regent Vásquez explained that the confluence area location is a safe area of the city.

Regent Edward Manydeeds stated that the project captures and respects the hundreds of years of culture and trade that took place at the junction of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers and that he sees it as a perfect way of honoring the sacredness of that location.

Regent Behling stated that even though there are a lot of details that still need to be worked out, the project makes very good sense. 

Regent Millner stated that after hearing the comments of the other Regents, she understands why there is such enthusiasm about this project.  She continued by saying that she appreciates that the campus needs a new art facility and new housing for students and that this opportunity provides an ideal spot with synergy involving economic development.  She stated that when the details are resolved, it will be a success for everyone.

Regent Bartell then spoke about the resolution expressing approval of the concept and suggested that those who are working on the development of this project should focus on specific areas such as: proof of financial and operational obligations that must be performed by those other than the university; an operating agreement that ensures that the university’s share of operational costs are limited to those for which it is responsible; assurance that the value of the project is proportional to the state investment (including an independent audit confirmation) and that the process goes forward with the Department of Administration in compliance with project delivery rules; and finally, that the state investment should not exceed $25 million for this portion of the development.

Regent Bartell called for a motion to amend the resolution to clarify that the State’s investment in the art’s facility portion of the project must not exceed $25 million. (See item 5 below as stated in amended revised resolution.)

Upon the motion of Regent Pointer, and the second of Regent Behling, the Committee unamiously approved amending Revised Resolution I.3.j.

Regent Bartell stated that it is important to have guiding principles for this project to define its direction and the timeline. 

Mr. Miller informed the committee that a project’s planning schedule does not necessarily fit well with a biennial budget cycle and that it would probably take more time to fulfill the criteria listed in the resolution than available for this project to be included in the current biennial budget cycle.  If the project were to come back for December approval, the committee would review the financial outline, more specificity relating to the campus and private entity portions, and an operational model.  Regent Bartell added that the hold harmless entity would also need to be identified. 

Regent Bartell asked, if the criteria were not completed by December, would the project still be considered timely for capital budget consideration if it were approved by the Board in February.  Mr. Miller responded by saying no, it would not, and that the State Building Commission would be acting on the 2013-15 Capital Budget in March and that there would not be enough time available for the commission to consider the project.

Regent Vásquez stated that he is very comfortable moving forward with this project and is committed to its success.

After hearing enthusiastic institutional and community input, the Capital Planning and Budget Committee considered the set of guiding principles for the development of the project by UW-Eau Claire and partners.

Upon the motion of Regent Manydeeds, and the second of Regent Behling, the Committee unamiously approved Revised Resolution I.3.j.

Amended Revised Resolution I.3.j.

Be it Resolved, that upon the recommendation of the UW-Eau Claire Interim Chancellor and the President of the University of Wisconsin System, the Board of Regents approves the concept of the public-private partnership known as the Confluence Project, a shared university and community arts facility and off-campus apartment-style student residence hall to be located in the South Barstow Historic Riverfront District in downtown Eau Claire, as it has been described in materials and a presentation to the Board’s Capital Planning and Budget Committee; and

Further Resolved, that the Board of Regents approves the following guiding principles for the development of the Confluence Project if it is to involve participation by UW-Eau Claire and the UW System Board of Regents:

  1. The entity or entities that will own and operate the private components of the Project’s arts facilities must provide satisfactory proof of an independent guarantor or surety of the financial and operational obligations of the entity or entities;
  2. The Project’s operating agreement must ensure that neither UW-Eau Claire nor the Board of Regents will be liable for more than their prorated share of operational costs;
  3. The value of the public component of the Project’s arts facilities must be directly proportional to the amount of the state investment in that component, as confirmed by independent audit;
  4. The Project’s development process must be conducted in cooperation with the state Department of Administration and in compliance with all project delivery requirements relating to fair competition and transparency; and
  5. The state’s investment in the art’s facility portion of the Project must not exceed $25 million.

Be it Further Resolved, upon satisfaction of these guiding principles and upon the further recommendation of the UW-Eau Claire Interim Chancellor and the President, the Board of Regents will consider seeking enumeration of the state portion of the Project as an amendment in the 2013-15 Capital Budget for funding in 2015-17, or in subsequent capital budgets.

Copies of the UW System 2013-19 Physical Development Plan were distributed to members of the committee.  Capital Planning and Budget Director Kate Sullivan gave a brief overview of some areas of interest in that publication.

I.3.h.   UW System:  Approval of Revisions to Physical Planning Principles

In 1999, the Physical Planning Principles were developed to provide guidelines for physical development and have proven to be useful.  In 2012, a change in the name of the Physical Planning Principles to the “Physical Development Principles” is sought, because “development” is a more inclusive term than “planning” and it encompasses both the planning and implementation of physical improvements.

Capital Planning and Budget staff reviewed the principles modified them to better reflect the planning best practices that have evolved during the past decade.  Some principles have become mandated by codes or risk management policies and no longer need to be included.  Sustainability has now become a mainstream requirement of all design and the most useful concepts for university facilities have been emphasized to assist in the development of better sustainability priorities.  Goals were also developed for exercising best practices for the stewardship of existing facilities because the stewardship of existing physical assets is an increasing focus of UW System, as it is for universities worldwide.  The initial cost of facilities as well as an increasing backlog of unfunded maintenance necessitate a thorough understanding of the conditions and use of existing physical assets, and plan to properly care for those assets.  Since these goals will require resources to implement, the articulation of these goals will provide a basis for prioritizing budgets that provide for the care of our physical assets.

Upon the motion of Regent Behling, and the second of Regent Millner, the Committee approved Resolution I.3.h.

Resolution I.3.h.

That, upon the recommendation of the President of the University of Wisconsin System,

the Board of Regents (a) approve that the Physical Planning Principles be renamed the “Physical Development Principles;” (b) approve the modifications contained therein; and (c) adopt the Physical Asset Stewardship Goals.


I.3.i.     UW System:  Authority to Seek Enumeration of Additional 2013-15 Capital Budget Projects

This item requested approval to add two additional projects to the UW System 2013-15 Capital Budget.  Since the 2013-15 Capital Budget recommendations were considered by the Board of Regents in August 2012, the two projects described below have become ready for further consideration.  These projects do not impact the previous prioritization of state-funded projects adopted by the Board of Regents.  The two projects were considered separately.

Milwaukee     Northwest Quadrant Student Health Services
$11,066,000 PRSB

This project will remodel approximately 30,000 GSF of space in the Northwest Quadrant for student health services that includes: clinical services; mental health and counseling services; AODA counseling; health education, promotion, and prevention services; and public health.  The new space will replace space in the existing 14,200 GSF Norris Health Center, which will be repurposed for other uses, and eventually demolished.

Oshkosh         Intramural Recreation Field Complex
$4,328,000 PRSB

This project will develop a four-acre site formerly occupied by the River Center and parking into an artificial turf recreational field complex that includes two flag football fields, two recreational soccer fields, one regulation soccer field, two regulation rugby fields, and one regulation lacrosse field.  The project will include construction of a restroom and concession building as well as a double-membrane seasonally removable air-supported dome to cover approximately 78,000 SF of the field area.  The dome will include an air-lock exit system, mechanical heating and inflation equipment, and a lighting system.  This project will increase the student segregate fee by $10.

Upon the motion of Regent Vásquez, and the second of Regent Manydeeds, the Committee discussed the UW-Oshkosh portion of Resolution I.3.i. 

Regent Millner commented that she had concerns about inflatable domes and about the increase in the student fee, which will result in a significant segregated fee.  Regent Behling stated that the long-term viability of domes is questionable in the Wisconsin environment. 

Tom Sonleitner responded to concerns about the viability of the domes in this climate.  He stated that he and the chancellor visited 5 dome locations in Minnesota in January and determined that these facilities are structurally sound and that they are frequently used in the that similar climate.  He continued by saying that students are asking for some space to recreate throughout the year and that the project was conceived by students and is funded by the students.  The dome and the systems, such as lights, are portable and would be stored from approximately November 1st to April 1st.  The utility cost would be approximately $26,000 a year.

A student spoke in support of the project by explaining the referendum that was held about the project and a business plan that students created to support the operations of the dome facility.

Regent Bartell asked what portion of the $4.3 million goes toward the turf and was told that portion was approximately $2.5 million.

David Miller commented that this project would still undergo additional analysis as it proceeds through the building commission recommendation process. 

Regent Millner  commented that she had become more persuaded about the project having learned more about the business plan for revenue to cover the operational costs and she encouraged the university to continue a strong commitment to maintaining the reserve.

Regent Pointer commented that she was comfortable with the dome part of this project and that is was very helpful to hear from the students and that there was a referendum and how the students indicated that they are willing to pay for the project. 

Upon the motion of Regent Millner, and the second of Regent Behling,  the Committee unamiously approved the UW-Milwaukee portion of Resolution I.3.i.

Chair Bartell called for a vote on the UW-Oshkosh portion of Resolution I.3.i., and it carried on a voice vote, with Regent Behling opposed.

Resolution I.3.i.

That, upon the recommendation of the President of the University of Wisconsin System, authority be granted to modify the 2013-15 Capital Budget recommendation previously submitted to the Department of Administration in September 2012, with the following additional requests for enumeration:

(1)     UW-Milwaukee:  Northwest Quadrant Student Health Services ($11,066,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing)

(2)     UW-Oshkosh:  Intramural Recreation Field Complex ($4,328,000 Program Revenue Supported Borrowing)

I.3.k.   Report of the Associate Vice President

Associate Vice President David Miller had no report.

Upon the motion of Regent Manydeeds, and the second of Regent Pointer, the Committee meeting was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.