Public hearing delayed, job training projects approved
The IVCCD Board of Directors postponed a public hearing on the plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimated cost for the 2013 facility renovation project at Marshalltown Community College until its February meeting. It was explained that the mechanical-electrical engineer, subcontracted by the architect, failed to complete the plans and contract documents in time for a December hearing. MCC Provost Dr. Robin Lilienthal indicated that another mechanical-electrical-plumbing engineering firm has been secured by the architect, and that the two-month delay will not impact the anticipated construction begin date of May 2014.
The Board approved two Iowa Jobs Training Agreements, one with Oldcastle Materials Inc. (dba Cessford) of LeGrand in the amount of $20,000 and the other with Fisher Controls International of Marshalltown, also for $20,000. Fifty Cessford employees will be trained in computer skills, business skills, safety, welding and electrical. Nineteen Fisher Controls employees will receive ASME nuclear certification.
In other matters, the Board: approved a voluntary early retirement incentive plan for eligible employees age 55 and older with at least 10 years of service to Iowa Valley; approved a 2014-15 academic and holiday calendar; and gave first reading to a new policy on examination of public records.
Four donations were accepted by the IVCCD Board: cabinets, tools and equipment from Fisher Controls for the MCC Machine Tool Technology program; firearm parts from Doug Turnbull Manufacturing for the Iowa Valley Grinnell Gunsmith Technology program; a Clark electric pallet jack from Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center to the MCC Machine Tool Technology program and IVCCD Plant Services; and equine items from Dennis Bernard to the Ellsworth Community College equine program.
The next regular meeting of the IVCCD Board of Directors will be Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 4 pm in Marshalltown.