WMU News

Board sets meeting dates for 1998

Sept. 19, 1997

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- A schedule of 1998 meeting dates for the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees was approved Sept. 19.

All meetings are set for Fridays. The dates are: Jan. 23; March 20; April 24; June 26; July 24; Sept. 18; Oct. 30; and Dec. 18.

In other action, the board approved a detailed agreement with the State Building Authority that will allow the authority to sell bonds to the public to pay for improvements at the WMU power plant. The board in June already had authorized the temporary transfer of the power plant to the authority for this purpose.

The agreement, requested by the authority, also provides for WMU to lease the power plant from the authority during this period. It specifies which University officers are authorized to execute documents and agreements as well as specific terms of the transfer.

The power plant has been undergoing more than $20 million in renovations. Located on Stadium Drive, the plant provides heat and electricity to the University. It previously was owned by the state Department of Community Mental Health as part of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital.

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