This is the second meeting of the committee to discuss what items from the 10-year facilities plan to propose in a bond this year. The first meeting took place earlier this month and was centered around bond capacity limits and a potential timeline.
This meeting was centered around group discussion during a presentation made by VLK Architects Managing Partner Sloan Harris. Harris recommended the committee pursue a bond that would encompass 24 of the 66 projects. These projects would be completed by August 2025 and cost just over $536 million.
"If we tried to do a bond for more than the next couple years, we'd hit a lot more unknowns and couldn't make accurate predictions on inflation based on the databases we use," Harris said.
The committee will meet one more time July 16 to vote on the projects it wants in the bond proposition. After that meeting, they will give the board a preview at its July 22 meeting. In order for the bond to be voted on in November, the board of trustees must call for the election by Aug. 15.