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July 15, 2019 Board of Trustees Meeting

At a Board of Trustees meeting on July 15, 2019 hosted by the University of Maine System, at the University of Maine,  the Board approved the following action:

Acceptance of Minutes.  The following meeting minutes were approved as presented:
May 3, 2019 – Finance, Facilities, Technology Committee Meeting
May 15, 2019 – Academic & Student Affairs Committee Meeting
May 15, 2019 – Finance, Facilities, Technology Committee Meeting
May 19-20, 2019 – Board of Trustees Meeting
May 28, 2019 – Investment Committee Meeting
May 29, 2019 – Audit Committee Meeting
May 30, 2019 – Special Board of Trustees Meeting
June 26, 2019 – Finance, Facilities, Technology Committee Meeting

Approval of Proposed Revisions to Board of Trustees Policy 305.1 Program Approval, Review & Elimination Procedures
The Board of Trustees approved the recommended revisions to Board Policy 305.1 and its administrative procedures for Program Approval, Review and Elimination as outlined by the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the July 16, 2019 meeting of the UMS Board of Trustees.

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement ASCUM
The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor to execute the collective bargaining agreement with the Associated C.O.L.T. Staff of the Universities of Maine (MEA/NEA) (ACSUM) upon notice that the agreement has been ratified.

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement UMPSA
The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor to execute the collective bargaining agreement with the Universities of Maine Professional Staff Association (MEA/NEA) (UMPSA), upon notice that the agreement has been ratified.

Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreement Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #100
The Board of Trustees authorized the Chancellor to execute the collective bargaining agreement with the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #100 upon notice that the agreement has been ratified by the union.

Approval of FY2020 – FY2021 Compensation & Benefits Changes for Non- Represented Salary and Hourly Employees
The Board of Trustees approved the Non-represented compensation and benefit changes for FY2020 and FY2021 as presented.
The Board of Trustees reviewed the following agenda items as forwarded by the Finance, Facilities, & Technology Committee to the Consent Agenda from its meeting on June 26, 2019:

Short-Term Housing Amendment, UMA
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and authorized the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine at Augusta to enter a lease amendment for approximately 16,400 additional square feet of student residential space with Mastway Development, LLC or its successor organization for a duration in the range of five years and a cost of up to $2,044,800 subject to review and approval of the final terms and conditions by the University’s General Counsel and Treasurer.

 Lease Renewal Request, UMA
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and authorized the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine at Augusta to enter into a lease for the UMA Rockland Center located in the Breakwater Marketplace in Rockport for a term of up to 9 years including discretionary renewals and cost of up to approximately $1.865 million over the full term, subject to review and approval of the final terms and conditions by the University’s General Counsel and Treasurer.

Update on Public, Private Partnership Dining Hall Investment, USM
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and authorized the University of Maine System acting through the University of Southern Maine to increase the total project authorization for the PPP Dining Hall Investment project at Brooks Hall by $456,000, bringing the project to a new total budget of $2.456 million, from funds to be determined by the University of Southern Maine Chief Business Officer and the University of Maine System Treasurer.

Machine Tool Lab Budget Increase, UM
The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation of the Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee and authorized the University of Maine System acting through the University of Maine to expend up to $2.855 million from funds already authorized for the EEDC project to construct a new facility to house the relocated Machine Tool Lab program.

Date of Next Meeting.
The next meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on September 15-16, 2019 at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.