UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
February 13-14, 1985


Pages 82-83

                         BOARD OF REGENTS


                         February 13, 1985

The Board of Regents met on the above date for a special tele-

conference meeting in the Conference Room, Western Nevada Com-

munity College, Carson City and the President's Office, Univer-

sity of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Members present:  Mr. Daniel J. Klaich, Chairman

                  Mr. Joseph M. Foley

                  Mrs. Dorothy S. Gallagher

                  Mr. Chris Karamanos

                  Mrs. Joan Kenney

                  Mrs. Jo Ann Sheerin

                  Mrs. Carolyn M. Sparks

                  Mrs. June F. Whitley

Members absent:   Ms. Frankie Sue Del Papa

Others present:   Chancellor Robert M. Bersi

                  Deputy Chancellor Mark Dawson

                  President Anthony Calabro, WNCC

                  President Robert C. Maxson, UNLV

                  President Paul Meacham, CCCC

                  Dr. Warren Fox, Vice Chancellor

                  Mr. Ron Sparks, Vice Chancellor

                  Mr. Donald Klasic, General Counsel

                  Ms. Mary Lou Moser, Secretary

Chairman Klaich called the meeting to order at 11:33 A.M. on the

above date, stating that the purpose of the meeting was to con-

sider waiving UNS bidding procedures for the project to resurface

the Silver Bowl.  It is expected that the project will require

5 months to complete.  UNLV needs the field available in August,

1985 at the beginning of the football season.

Dr. Maxson reported on two problems that have arisen on the Sil-

ver Bowl project.  One, the groundwater table level has risen

after recent rains, causing water to come into the southwest

portion of the stadium.  Secondly, the land that the Silver Bowl

is sitting on is partially owned by the Bureau of Land Manage-


Chairman Klaich requested General Counsel's opinion in regard to

the bidding procedure being waived.  General Counsel Klasic stat-

ed that authorization can be given to proceed if the bidding

process is waived.

Mrs. Whitley raised several questions regarding the timeframe of

the bidding process and construction of the resurfacing.  Dr.

Maxson estimated that the bidding process would require adver-

tisement for 10 days locally, then after the closing date the

bidding procedure would take approximately 30 days.  He informed

the Board that there were 3 national vendors in the Las Vegas

area and he emphasized that the bids would be looked at very

carefully and would not violate bidding procedures.  He stressed

that he would like to obtain authority to sign the contract as

soon as possible in order to have the field available for foot-

ball season practice beginning August 1, 1985.

It was stated by Dr. Maxson that the solution to the water prob-

lems would be part of the contract for resurfacing.

Chairman Klaich requested clarification on the type of surfacing

for the Silver Bowl.  Dr. Maxson informed the Board that several

types of resurfacing methods are now being researched.  Mrs.

Sparks asked if the bidders could work with the water problem

and if a nonretractable surface were purchased, what would the

effects be on the events scheduled and the earnings at the Silver

Bowl.  Dr. Maxson stated that the events would be limited and

that the 3 vendors who were contacted state that they could work

with the water problem.

Mr. Foley moved to give authority to UNLV to contact the vendors,

emphasizing the water problems at the Silver Bowl, and to report

back to the Board at the February 21-22, 1985 meeting with costs,

vendors, surface and timeframe.  Mrs. Whitley seconded.  Motion

carried by roll call vote, all voting in the affirmative.

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 P.M.

                             Mary Lou Moser

                             Secretary of the Board