The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 26, 2013

DACC awards roofing contract

Clock Tower to get asphalt shingles


DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College board of trustees awarded a contract Tuesday night to re-roof the Clock Tower Center.

The Clock Tower Center’s deteriorating artificial slate roof will be replaced with an asphalt shingle roof that is more durable.

“If you’ve walked around the building, you know how much we need the roof replaced,” said DACC President Alice Marie Jacobs.

The college received only two bids for the extensive roof project that will start over the summer when there are fewer people on campus.

Mike Cunningham, director of administrative services at DACC, said the roof is 3,500 square feet.

The contract was awarded to Advanced Wayne Cain & Sons of Urbana for $288,000. The roofing project will be paid for with protection, health and safety funds.

The new roof will have a 50-year warranty and will match the roofs on other buildings on campus that have been improved in recent years, such as the Mary Miller and Bremer Conference centers.

On Tuesday, the trustees also:

Hensgen said 13 new classes were added to the schedule for this summer. Children select three classes to take for a week in June or in July. The children eat lunch in the student union and are escorted to and from classes and buildings, giving them a sense of being on a real college campus.

Last June, 102 children were enrolled in the weeklong program, while 129 children were enrolled in the July session. Online registration for this summer’s program begins April 1 at

Boyd was recognized for his year of service with a memento.

The trustees praised Boyd for his service.

“He’s been a great addition, and he’s had some insights that have been beneficial to the board,” Dave Harby said.

“We all appreciate your service,” Jacobs said. “You have been a mature, thoughtful board member.”

Retired judge John O’Rourke, whose wife Jan taught Boyd in preschool, said, “We’ve had some good student trustees, but Neal stands out at the top of the list. I commend him for his service.”

Dr. Ron Serfoss said, “We appreciate your professional manner in which you represented DACC at meetings.”

Dick Chaney told Boyd, “You spoke your piece. You questioned the things that needed to be questioned.”

Boyd said he enjoyed his time as student trustee. “It was a very quick year. I feel like I’ve grown professionally and learned a lot about how a college works.”

A new student trustee will be installed at the board of trustees’ April 23 meeting.

Freshman Megan Hiner of Danville was the only student to file a petition for student trustee by last Friday’s deadline. A campus-wide student election will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2-3 in the student union of Lincoln Hall.

The new student trustee will serve a one-year term beginning April 15.

The student trustee attends all of the board of trustees meetings, has a recorded advisory vote on college business and has the privilege of making or seconding motions.