Student Senate allocated $50,000 from the Student Activity Fee reserve account to help pay for the new floor in the NPAC at its Monday meeting.
Randy Rhine, vice president Enrollment Management and Student Services distributed sheets with the cost of the floor and where the money would be coming from. The total replacement cost, he said, would be $365,000. He said $50,000 will be coming from the Wellness account, which comes from user fees, membership fees, and fees from activities outside of college activities; $50,000 will be coming from the Activity Fee equipment account, which is set up specifically to replace and repair equipment; the remaining amount will come from other funds.
Matthew Brust, assistant professor of physical and life sciences, asked if money would be left in the wellness account. Rhine said, there will be about $40,000 left.
James Bahensky, vice president asked if the $50,000 allocation would put senate over the 50 percent that must be held in reserve. Rhine said it would not.
Tiffany Roelle, senator of liberal arts, asked when the renovations would start. Rhine said that renovations would start over the summer, as soon as was feasible, because the surface material has a long curing time. Rhine also said that the weight rooms would stay open, however, the arena will be closed during renovations.
Senate voted unanimously to allocate no more than $50,000 from the student activity fee reserve account.
In other business, Bahensky said that Senate usually has an end of the year dinner on Dead Monday. Senate voted that the luncheon be at noon on Sunday, April 29. Senate allocated $100 from the foundation account for the banquet.
T.J. Thomson, treasurer, said there is $13,099 in unallocated funds in Senate’s combined accounts.
Nisha Durand, chief justice, said student senate elections would be Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.