Board Highlights October 2016

October 17, 2016

The Mt. San Jacinto College Board of Trustees adopted the Final Environmental Impact Report and San Jacinto Campus Master Plan during its regular meeting on Oct. 13, 2016.

The board also approved a solar project, adding classroom space to San Jacinto and San Gorgonio Pass campuses and shade structures at the San Jacinto and Menifee Valley campuses. Trustees also approved an increase to the athletic facilities renovation.

The Final Environmental Impact Report and San Jacinto Campus Master Plan will guide the district as it plans for future growth and development. The Environmental Impact Report for the San Jacinto Campus Master Plan was open for public viewing and comment for 45 days that ended on Aug. 8, 2016. Objectives include providing quality facilities to accommodate growth, creating a cohesive campus that supports student learning, promoting student/faculty interaction and collaborative learning and creating safe, healthy and sustainable campus environment, among others.

The board approved a $2.7 million contract with Borrego Solar to build a one-megawatt solar project on the San Jacinto Campus. The project, funded by Measure AA, will save the district an estimated $5.4 million (net savings) over a 25-year period.

In order to meet the demand for enrollment, the board approved design services so the district can place one modular building at the San Jacinto Campus and two at the San Gorgonio Pass Campus. The modular buildings will serve as classroom and swing space. The design services will not exceed $59,700.

The Board of Trustees approved awarding a contract to Baker Nowicki Design Studio for the architectural design of shade structures on the San Jacinto and Menifee Valley campuses. This project, funded by Measure AA, will not exceed $214,500.

The board amended a contract for the athletics facilities renovation by an additional $23,250 to design and install two modular buildings that were purchased and approved by the board in June 2016. This brings the total contract for the renovations to $738,150. The modulars will be used as a restroom and team room.