College to release budget plan, hold hearing tomorrow night

September 24, 1996|By Howard Libit | Howard Libit,SUN STAFF

Howard Community College will release a $1.6 million capital budget proposal for the next fiscal year and hold a hearing on the plan at its board of trustees meeting tomorrow night.

The budget primarily contains projects that have been approved, including:

Continuation of the college's $3.8 million campuswide renovation project. The college proposes spending $400,000 in 1997-1998 to resurface student parking lots, work on the library building roof and complete other miscellaneous renovations. The renovation project is scheduled to be completed about 2007.

Spending $675,000 for construction at the Howard school system's Applications and Research Laboratory, formerly known as the Howard County School of Technology. The college has joined the school system in doing some of the construction, and students from the college will use some of the renovated labs once the work is completed in 1998.

Finishing construction of a new building for the college grounds department, college print shop and storage areas. The college proposes spending $100,000 in 1997-98 for the final phase of the $560,000 project.

Beginning planning of a long-awaited instructional building. The 85,000-square-foot building -- originally intended to be completed in 1993 -- would contain classrooms, faculty offices, laboratory space and a child-care facility. The college proposes spending $400,000 to plan and design the $8 million building, which would be completed in 2000.

The college's long-term capital budget also includes a number of other projects that are planned or are partially completed, including upgrading campus roads and entrances, renovating physical education facilities and Smith Theatre, expanding parking and constructing a $10 million cultural arts center.

The hearing on the capital budget proposal will begin at 7: 30 p.m. in the board of trustees conference room, which is Room 225 of the administration building.

Those interested in testifying may sign up in the college president's office, or call (410) 992-4820.

Pub Date: 9/24/96

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