Kresge Library

MINUTES OF THE MEETING
of the
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
July 24, 1964

Act No. 273, P.A. 1964 provides a Capital Outlay Appropriation of $180,000 for the addition of a 32,000,000 B.T.U. boiler to the existing Oakland University heating plant in keeping with recommendations in the Heating Plant survey recently completed for Oakland University.

The following engineering firms are qualified to do this job and are recommended in order of preference:

Migdal, Layne, and Sachs, Inc.
Hyde and Bobbio, Inc.
Albert Kahn and Associates

Close contact has been maintained with the State Building Division on this project and they have given their informal approval to the above selection of firms.

We recommend that the Board authorize us to engage the firm of Migdal, Layne, and Sachs, Inc., for this project, subject to the approval of the State Building Division.

On motion by Mr. Stevens, seconded by Mr. Bagwell, it was voted to approve the above recommendation.

We have just been informed by the Oakland County Department of Public Works that the proposed Oakland County Water Supply System for Pontiac Township and Oakland University has advanced to the point where plans can be completed within the next few weeks. The Department of Public Works will be in a position to take bids, let the contract, sell bonds, and undertake construction for completion within 12 to 15 months.

This proposed system was discussed with the Board at their May meeting and final action was deferred pending the receipt of more definite cost estimates from the Department of Public Works. The project is designated to serve part of Pontiac Township and Oakland University with Detroit water to the extent of a connected population of 9,400 in the Township and 5,000 population for Oakland University. The estimated cost of transmission mains and pumping station is $446,000 and is proposed to be apportioned according to the above population ratio as follows:

Apportionment of Cost:

  Pontiac Township
9,400 population
65.3%
$291,000
  Oakland University
5,000 population
34.7%
$155,000

The cost of water used by the University will not exceed $2.45 per 1,000 cubic feet and could be less after negotiations are completed with the City of Detroit.

The entire proposal has been analyzed by Mr. Karas and Mr. Swanson on our staff and we have engaged the firm of Fishbeck & Thompson to analyze the project and make a recommendation to us. The cost figures and the basis of apportionment are fair in the opinion of Mr. Fishbeck and it is recommended that the Board authorize us to enter into a contract with the Department of Public Works along the lines of their proposal.

It will be necessary to engage the services of an engineering firm to develop our internal requirements and the following firms are acceptable to us and are recommended in our order of preference:

Fishbeck & Thompson
Hubbel, Roth & Clark, Inc.
Migdal, Layne & Sachs, Inc.
Hyde & Bobbio, Inc.

We recommend that the Board authorize us to engage the firm of Fishbeck & Thompson. (p. 167)

The funds to be used will be from the Legislative appropriation of $150,000 approved for improvements to our existing water system. It will be necessary to use a portion of the appropriation (perhaps up to $40,000) for internal connections and extension of mains. The balance of construction costs to the Department of Public Works can be financed either by annual payments to the Department of Public Works to cover interest and principal due on bonds commensurate with our share of the outstanding debt or by having an amount added to our water bill for this purpose.

This proposal has been reviewed informally with the State Building Division and meets with their approval.

On motion by Mr. Pingel, seconded by Dr. Smith, it was voted to approve the above item.

The Trustees attended the opening performance of the Meadow Brook Music Festival at the Howard C. Baldwin Memorial Pavilion at Oakland University.

On motion by Mr. Huff, seconded by Mr. Pingel, it was voted to commend Chancellor Varner, his colleagues and the staff of Oakland University for the success of the Meadow Brook Music Festival opening concert, for the construction of the Howard C. Baldwin Memorial Pavilion, for the arrangements with the Detroit Symphony and for the enlistment of the widespread community support that had resulted in the successful ticket campaign. It is the feeling of the Trustees that this event could be the forerunner of a performing arts program of great significance to southeastern Michigan and to Oakland University.

Resignation of Arnold Seiken* as Assistant Professor of Mathematics effective August 14, 1964.

Resignation of Sol Schwartz* as Assistant Professor of Psychology effective August 14, 1964.

*Rescind raise granted at the June Board meeting in accordance with established policy.

Appointment of Carl R. Vann as Assistant Professor of Political Science at $8600 effective August 15, 1964.

Appointment of Jesse R. Pitts as Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at $12,500 effective August 15, 1964.

Appointment of Sixten Ehrling as Professor of Music at $1 per year effective August 15, 1964.

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Bagwell, it was voted to approve the Oakland University Resignations and Terminations and Appointments.

Change in the appointment of John B. Cameron from Instructor to Assistant Professor of Art with a salary change from $6,800 to $7,200 per year on a 10-month basis, effective August 15, 1964.

Change in title of Frederick W. Obear from Assistant Professor and Associate Dean of the University to Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Freshmen, effective September 1, 1964.

Designation of Robbin R. Hough, Assistant Professor of Economics, as Acting Chairman of Business Administration and Economics, effective July 1, 1964.

Change in title of David G. Lowy from Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of Counseling to Assistant Professor of Psychology and Clinical Psychologist with a change in salary from $11,700 per year on a 12-month basis to $9,000 per year on a 10-month basis, effective September 1, 1964.

Designation of Harvey Burdick, Associate Professor of Psychology, as Acting Chairman of Psychology, effective July 1, 1964. (p.168)

Change in title of David C. Beardslee from Associate Professor and Chairman of Psychology and Acting Dean of Social Science to Associate Professor of Psychology and Acting Associate Dean of Social Science, effective July 1, 1964.

Change in title of J. Duncan Sells from Dean of Students to Associate Dean of the University, effective July 1, 1964.

Personnel action:

For the Admissions and Registrar's office:
     Establish an Admissions Counselor AP-III position
     Establish a Clerk-Stenographer III position
Reclassify a Principal Accountant AP-II to a Special Accounts Supervisor AP-II position in the Business Office
Reclassify an Administrative Secretary AP-I to an AP-II position in the Foundation Office
Establish a Telephone Operator I position in Physical Plant
Establish the following positions in the office of the Dean of Student Affairs:
     Dean of Students AP-IX
     Physical Education Assistant-Women AP-II
     Dramatics Technician IV
     Departmental Secretary V
Reclassify a Director of University Relations AP-IX to an AP-X position in University Relations

Approval is requested for an increase of $4,977 in the amount of summer school salaries previously approved.

On motion by Mr. Pingel, seconded by Mr. Merriman, it was voted to approve Oakland University Miscellaneous Items.

Gifts for the scholarship fund:

$25 from Irving Steinman of Pontiac
$24.09 from William Hammerle of Rochester
$25 from George Matthews of Pontiac

Gifts and Grants:

Grant of $207,000 from the National Defense Student Loan Program of Washington to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner.

Grant of $11,540 from the National Science Foundation of Washington to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner as the institutional grant for science.

Grant of $500 from the Pontiac Civitan Club of Pontiac to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for the continued support of the Inter-Faith Religious Center.

Grant of $1,000 from the Community National Bank of Pontiac to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner as a contribution to the scholarship committee.

Grants as follows to be used under the direction of Chancellor Varner for support of the 1964 Meadow Brook Music Festival:

$5,000 from the Mary Louise Johnson Foundation of Detroit
$1,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Roy Abernethy of Birmingham
$2,500 from the Community National Bank of Pontiac

Additional payments to salaried employees from May 15 to June 15, 1964:

  Continuing Education  
  William Hammerle
$ 25.00
  Robert Hoopes
50.00
  Robert Simmons
80.00
  Norman Susskind
375.00
     
  Information Services  
  Mondine McNeil
75.00

On motion by Mr. Nisbet, seconded by Mr. Bagwell, it was voted to accept the Oakland University Gifts and Grants. (p. 169)

Recommendation from Chancellor Varner that the new classroom-office building to be started this fall be named "Matilda R. Wilson Hall."

Additional payments to salaried employees as follows:

  Mimeograph and Reproduction   University Services  
  Geraldine Helton
$30.62
Mondine McNeil
$75.00

On motion by Dr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Harlan, it was voted to approve Oakland University items.


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