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Resolutions of
The Board of Trustees

Lincoln University, PA

July 7, 2006

CONTINUATION OF BUILDING 26                                                                                       RES244_070706

WHEREAS, Building 26 (the President’s Residence, circa 1906) is 100 years old this year, is a 8,000 gross square foot residence and is in need of continued renovation; and

WHEREAS, In accordance with Commonwealth Legislation for major expenditures (not routine maintenance) the Board of Trustees must provide specific approval for the allocation of funds for major renovations to Building 26; and

WHEREAS, During the past two years the University has implemented a plan to renovate the exterior and interior of Building 26; and
WHEREAS, The University has completed the installation of central air and heat, replaced the roof, painted the exterior, repaired the front columns, replaced screen doors, pointed the exterior masonry, resurfaced the front porch and front steps, replaced exterior lighting at the front entrance, repainted exterior shutters and installed new windows, that resulted in the use of approximately one-half of the first approved allocation, while not addressing the interior in a significant way; and

WHEREAS, During the past two years the Board of Trustees approved up to $250,000 to begin exterior and interior renovation of Building 26; and

WHEREAS, To provide a comparison to renovation cost, the University spent up to $700,000 to bring Cannon House (circa 1874) to the present quality to house the University’s Admissions and Graduate Center offices; and

WHEREAS, To continue the renovation plan of Building 26, the estimated cost will exceed the present authorization.  Listed below are renovations that need to be completed:

·    Remove worn and damaged carpet and install hardwood floors on first and second floors
·    Replace the carpet on the third floor with carpet
·    Replace tile in the basement and upgrade entertainment area
·    Completely upgrade and renovate the kitchen area
·    Install high end kitchen appliances
·    Replace all drapes and blinds on all four floors
·    Remove outdated, non-matching ceramic tile and upgrade three bathrooms
·    Upgrade window treatments other than drapes where needed
·    Upgrade lighting fixtures in all rooms and replace all electrical outlets as needed
·    Replace chair molding on walls and install new ceiling crown molding
·    Paint the complete interior of the residence
·    Upholster furniture as needed and replace/ repair furniture as needed,
·    Remove and replace old book shelving on the walls; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees authorizes up to an additional $250,000 (total $500,000) for the renovation of Building 26 during a three-year period 2005, 2006 and 2007.

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