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Board Approves Bargaining Unit Raises, Sets Special Meeting Oct. 6

September 28, 2011

Atlantic Cape Community College’s Board of Trustees approved raises for the college’s four bargaining units when the group met in regular session Sept. 27.  The board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m., Oct. 6, to act on other aspects of the bargaining unit contracts.

Approved Tuesday evening were across-the-board base salary increases for three of the four units:  2.5 percent, retroactive to July 1, 2010; 2.25 percent retroactive to July 1, 2011; and 2 percent beginning July 1, 2012 and July 1, 2013.  Units covered by the raises include those representing supportive staff, mid-level managers and culinary educators. 

Members of the Education Association, which covers full-time faculty, librarians and counselors, will receive a base salary increase of $1,544, retroactive to July 1, 2010; an across-the-board  2.25 percent base salary increase retroactive to July 1, 2011; a base salary increase of $1,294 beginning July 1, 2012; and an across-the-board base salary increase of 2 percent beginning July 1, 2013.

A resolution granting raises for FY’10 and ’11 for full-time employees not represented in bargaining unit negotiations was tabled until Oct. 6.

In Personnel Action:

The board appointed:

--Michael Bruckler of Galloway, director, college marketing, college relations, effective Oct. 11.

--Richard Garwood of Northfield, maintenance mechanic II, facilities management, effective Sept. 28.

--Tim Hayek of Galloway, maintenance mechanic II, facilities management, effective Sept. 28.

--Steven Levy of Pleasantville, housekeeper I, facilities management, effective Sept. 28.

Accepted resignations from:

--Christina Cavage, professor, English as a second language and department chair, ESL and Modern Languages, effective Sept. 12.

--Jennifer Fernandez, testing assistant, effective Sept. 6.


College Mail Carrier Will Retire Oct. 31

The board approved the retirement, effective Oct. 31, of Thomas Roesch of Egg Harbor City, who has served as clerk/mail carrier in the receiving department for the past 10 years.  Tom’s supervisors described him as “dependable” and “always going above and beyond what is expected for the job.”  In 2004, his “friendly and professional attitude, quality of work and ability to manage many tasks at once” earned him the Employee of the Quarter award.  He also was recognized many times with the Perfect Attendance Award. The board thanked him for his service and extended its best wishes for a healthy and happy retirement. 


Contracts and Purchases Approved:

--Extreme Network Software Maintenance, Atrion Communications, Branchburg, $33,891.

--Consortium purchase, voice services (telephone), Broadview Network, Uniondale, N.Y., an estimated $69,960.

--Professional services, PBX technician, FY’12 and13, Tricomm Services Corp., Hammonton, $60,000.

--Software license, Perkins Grant Fund, Adacel Systems, Orlando, $93,954.

--Professional services, independent commissioning, WACC Hospitality Wing Project Funding, Dome Tech, Mount Laurel, $30,630.

--Printing, continuing education guides, Engle Printing, Mount Joy, Pa., $26,592.

--Emergency generators, F, C and M buildings, Coastal Electric, Folsom, $260,080.

The board voted to transfer $205,600 from the FY’11 year-end unrestricted fund balance to the FY’12 unrestricted plant fund to allow the college to buy out the lease on the modular building used by Rutgers University on the Mays Landing campus.  The lease buy-out, with Mobilease Modular Space, Inc., will provide the college with required classroom space during construction of the STEM building and A-building renovations.


In the President’s Report:

Dr. Mora and a consultant from the RPK Group answered questions from the board about the college’s new cost containment program.  The board gave its approval for the plan, which will begin this year.  According to Nicholas Talvacchia, Esq., board chairman, the plan creates an annual reporting process which allows the college to “be proactive and in full control of our budget.”

Dr. Mora introduced Dr. Ray Caprio, vice president of the continuing studies division at Rutgers University, who showed a drawing and floor plans of the two-story building Rutgers will erect on the Mays Landing campus.  Rutgers plans to have it open for classes in Fall 2012 and to expand enrollment over the next three to five years.  While the state university has partnerships with other community colleges, this one is “more substantive,” Dr. Caprio said, because it involves Rutgers building a permanent structure on the community college’s main campus.                                                                                                          

Dr. Mora said the completion of the Rutgers building will represent a “truly transformational change” in the future of the Mays Landing campus, and will enhance the mission of Atlantic Cape to support greater opportunity for access to undergraduate education for residents of our service area.


In Other Action, the Board Approved:

--the Aug. 31, 2011, financial statement.

--a confirming resolution for the purchase of a flight simulator under the STEM Omnibus funding, for $64,795 to Redbird Flight Simulations, Inc., of Austin, Texas.

--closing accounts with TD Bank, following the move of college accounts to Ocean City Home Bank.

--submitting an application to the CASE District II Venture Capital Fund with an anticipated grant of $3,000 for a training project that would run Oct. 1, 2011-Sept. 1, 2012.


The next regular meeting of the board of trustees will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Worthington Atlantic City Campus, Room 204.  All are welcome to attend.