February 13-14, 1985
BOARD OF REGENTS
UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA SYSTEM
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