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Minutes of February 9, 2007

A special meeting of the Marshall University Board of Governors was held on February 9, 2007, at the Memorial Student Center.

Members Present:

Menis E. Ketchum, Susan K. Richardson, Gary Adkins, James M. Sottile, Sherri Noble, John G. Hess, Gary G. White, Michael J. Farrell

Members Present,
by Telephone:

A. Michael Perry, Virginia King, Brent A. Marstellar, Letitia Neese Chafin, Robert L. Shell

Members Absent: Verna K. Gibson, H.F. Mooney, Jr., Chad Caldwell
Others Present:

Interim President Robert Hayes MCTC, Angela Bradshaw, MU and MCTC staff, F. Layton Cottrill, Herbert J. Karlet, Parthenon reporters

I.          CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Ketchum announced a quorum was present and called the meeting to order.


A motion was made by Jim Sottile that the Board enters into executive session to discuss real estate purchases; seconded by Gary Adkins.  Motion passed.

III.     POST EXECUTIVE SESSION {Community & Technical College meeting}

A motion was made by Michael J. Farrell to adopt the following resolutions; seconded by John G. Hess:

Resolved, the site for the Community & Technical College building, to be acquired with Lottery Bond money, will be located on the northeast corner of 5th Avenue and 20th Street, across from the proposed Student Health and Wellness Center.


Resolved, that the Marshall University Board of Governors purchase the property owned by Pyramid Properties, known as 2022, 2024, and 2026 5th Avenue, part of Lots 11 & 12, Block 194; and 1931, 1933, 1939, 1943 and 1945 Buffington Avenue, being Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, Block 290, Huntington, West Virginia, for $1.3 million for the proposed Marshall Community & Technical College building on the northeast corner of 20th Street and 5th Avenue, and the five lots on Buffington Avenue for parking.  The purchase price is to come from the Marshall Community & Technical College Lottery Bond money.  It is further resolved that $350,000 may be spent for demolition of the above six buildings purchased, legal fees and real estate commissions from the Marshall Community & Technical College Lottery Bond money.

Motion unanimously passed and the resolutions were unanimously adopted.


Chairman Ketchum ordered the remarks of Interim President Hayes to be attached to these minutes.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Verna K. Gibson, Secretary


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