Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1896
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS.
C. A. Kofoid, salary $100 a month, and A, Hempel, salary $60 a month, were to continue as assistants of the State Laboratory in charge of the Biological Station, so long as funds available for the maintenance of the Station will permit. Mr. Graham offered the following resolution: Resolved, That the purchase of coal and contracting for the same for the University and for the School of Pharmacy, at Chicago, be referred to Mr. Morrison with power to act. On motion of Mr. Bullard the resolution was amended by inserting after the words "Mr. Morrison" the words "and the Business Manager." The resolution as amended prevailed. The Board then adjourned to meet at 8 o'clock p. m.
The Committee on Buildings and Grounds recommended that the water main crossing the site of the library building be changed so as to pass around the building on the south, and that the work be put in charge of Professor Talbot. The Committee also recommended that the top soil taken out in excavating for the building be reserved for grading around the building, and that the rest of the dirt be taken from the site as fast as taken out, and used to fill in around the President's House and also to fill in the low ground around Natural History Hall. The recommendations were adopted. The Committee recommended that the architects be paid on account of services rendered, $1,111.30, and the payment was ordered. The Committee on Buildings and Grounds reported, informally, that the work was going on upon the Observatory, and that the contracts for the building, and for instruments and appliances had been kept well within the appropriation. Mr. Raymond, from the Farm Committee, said that it was desirable to make arrangements to lease the south farm. He stated that the present tenant, Mr. Hedges, was desirous of re-leasing the farm at a rental of $2,000 a year for three years. The Farm Committee was authorized to make the lease. President Draper presented the following report from the Board of Direction of the Agricultural Experiment Station and the report was adopted, and its recommendations approved. The vouchers were referred to the finance Committee.
AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION REPORT. URBANA, I I I . , June 9, 1896. Dr. A. S. Draper, President of University of Illinois, SIR : I beg leave to submit from the Board of Direction of the Agricultural Experiment fetation the following1: