Caption: Board of Trustees Minutes - 1992
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
A complete list of the purchases, with supporting information (including the quotations received), was sent to each member of the board in advance of the meeting. A copy is being filed with the secretary of the board for record. (Regarding purchase item no. 2, Mr. Grabowski asked his colleagues to permit an addition to this item stating that the comptroller was given leave to award a contract for medical record transcription services after a review of the appeal pending concerning the bid process and recommended award.)
On motion of Ms. Reese, the purchases recommended were authorized by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Boyle, Dr. Gindorf, Mr. Grabowski, Mrs. Gravenhorst, Mr. Lamont, Ms. Lopez, Ms. Reese; no, none; absent, Dr. Bacon, Mrs. Calder, Governor Edgar. (The student advisory vote was: Aye, Ms. Huff; absent, Mr. Riley.)
Disclosure of Executive Session Actions Under Open Meetings Act
(29) Under an amendment to the Open Meetings Act passed by the General Assembly, effective July 1, 1989, public bodies subject to the Act which conduct business under exemptions specified in the Act must, at least every six months, determine whether the need for confidentiality still exists with respect to each item considered under such exemption. Attached are copies of the minutes of the executive sessions of February, May, and September through November 1993. The university counsel and the secretary of the board, after consultation with appropriate administrative officers, have recommended that certain items considered in the periods covered should retain their confidential status, e.g., pending litigation in October and personnel matters in November; and that all other items considered in those sessions be released to the public. (Attached materials are filed with the secretary of the board for record.) They further recommend that the president of the University be authorized to release those items retaining confidential status as soon as the need for such confidentiality no longer exists. I concur.
On motion of Ms. Reese, these recommendations were approved. Authorization for Settlement
(30) The vice president for business and finance and the university counsel recommend that the board approve settlement of Illinois Power v. Board of Trustees by payment of $1,255,941.37. The University withheld payments of $2,580,760.77 to Illinois Power because of a dispute regarding the interpretation of a tariff which Illinois Power filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission. Illinois Power was also trying to collect late payment charges of $1,450,174.69, which were continuing to increase each month. In December 1991, Illinois Power Company filed a complaint in the Court of Claims for the unpaid amount plus the late payment charges. The University vigorously defended against the allegations found in the complaint. As part of the settlement, Illinois Power has also agreed to correct a metering problem at Abbott Power Plant which will result in an additional annual savings of approximately $15,000-$20,000. Funds will be provided from the institutional funds operating budget of the University. I concur.
On motion of Ms. Reese, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, Mr. Boyle, Dr. Gindorf, Mr. Grabowski, Mrs.