WMU board to consider property easement Friday

Contact: Paula M. Davis

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--The Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will hold a special conference-call meeting at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, to consider two agenda items--the University's latest personnel report and the granting of an easement for the construction of a sidewalk.

Both items were on the board's agenda at its Jan. 23 meeting, which was canceled when the University closed due to inclement weather.

Friday's special meeting, a formal public session, will convene in the Connable Board Room on the second floor of the Bernhard Center on the University's Main Campus.

The board will be asked to authorize a permanent easement to the city of Kalamazoo to University property on Howard Street. The easement will pave the way for sidewalk construction on the eastern edge of Howard Street between West Michigan Avenue and Stadium Drive.

In August, trustees authorized a temporary easement for this project. But the funding source the city of Kalamazoo will use to pay for construction requires a permanent easement.

For additional details, find the board's full agenda online at wmich.edu/trustees/agendas-minutes.

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