CCC&TI construction on schedule despite weather

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 06:00 AM

Construction projects for Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute are moving along nicely, the college's board of trustees was told Wednesday.

The new public safety building on the Transportation and Public Safety campus is coming along smoothly, its stucco installation is scheduled for this week, and “the finishing touches are coming together,” trustee Tom Thuss said, presenting the building and grounds committee's report. The building is scheduled for completion this spring.

Thuss also said that all windows in the new multi-purpose building on the Watauga campus to house the Watauga Continuing Education Center and six classrooms have been installed, the bathrooms completed, and exterior stucco design was set to begin today.

Weather has delayed construction, Thuss said, but an open house is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. April 17, with food provided by the college's catering program, and former executive vice president Dr. David Shockley is donating wine.  

In other business Wednesday, the board accepted three CCC&TI staff members’ retirement notices. Evelyn Asher, coordinator of the Small Business Center, steps down on March 18. Janice Clark, technician for computer information services, retires on May 30. Sally Lackey leaves as director of Adult High School on June 27.

President Ken Boham said that because of expected budget cuts due to reduced enrollment, he does not foresee filling the positions.

“As far as what I’m projecting for the budget for next year, if we receive a letter of retirement or resignation, there is a 90 percent chance we will not be replacing them,” Boham said.

The next board meeting will be April 16 at 11:30 a.m.