07/18/1911

  

UCCSN Board of Regents' Meeting Minutes
July 18-19, 1911
 



07-18-1911
Volume OD - Pages 310-314

                         Reno, Nevada
                        July 18, 1911

An adjourned meeting of the Board of Regents was held at their
Office, Tuesday afternoon, July 18th, 1911, at 2 P.M.  There
were present Chairman A. A. Codd and Mr. H. E. Reid.

It was arranged that Regent C. B. Henderson was constructively
present, and the bid for the dam was approved by him in the fol-
lowing telegram:

                                    Elko, Nevada, July 18

Hon. J. E. Stubbs
Reno

I hereby ratify contract let to Reno Construction Company for
building dam for two thousand seven hundred and sixty-six dol-
lars.

                             C. B. Henderson
                             Regent

The bids for the dam were five, as follows:

    Christensen and Madsen                  $3914
    Sellman Brothers                         2743
    John N. Evans                            2865
    Daniels and Duncan                       2743
    Reno Construction Co.                    2766

These bids were based upon the plans and specifications adver-
tised for.  A copy of the advertisement is herewith recorded:

                       PROPOSALS FOR BIDS

    The Regents of the University of Nevada request proposals
    for bids for the building of a dam across the valley on
    the Campus beneath the walk to Manzanita Hall.

    Plans and specifications can be seen at the Regents' Office.

    These bids must be submitted at the Office of the Board of
    Regents of the University of Nevada on or before 2 P.M.
    Tuesday, July 18, 1911.

    Every bid must be accompanied by a certified check for 5
    percent of the amount of the bid.

    The Regents reserve the right to reject any and all bids.

    By order of the Board of Regents.

                             George H. Taylor, Clerk
                             4890j18

The two best bids according to the judgment of the Board of
Regents was, first Sellman Brothers' for $2743, and second, the
Reno Construction Company's for $2766.  The Regents first called
in Mr. Sellman and put these questions to him:  First, if it be
necessary to go down deeper than the plans call for to get hard
pan for the foundation, how much will you charge extra for the
concrete?  Answer:  Ten dollars a cubic yard.  Second, where will
you get the good earth to put upon the south and north faces of
the dam?  Answer:  I expect to get it from the ground adjacent
to the dam or the Campus.

The Regents then called in Mr. H. E. Stewart, representing the
Reno Construction Company.  The first question asked was if it
be necessary to go down deeper than the plans call for to get
hard pan for the foundation, how much will you charge extra for
the concrete?  Answer:  I am quite sure that I know the condi-
tion of the soil but I will do down in depth and begin the
construction of the core on a foundation of hard pan without
extra cost.  Second, where will you get the good earth to put
upon the south and north faces of the dam?  Answer:  I will put
good earth on the south and north faces of the dam which I will
get from the same source that I obtained the top soil for the
Athletic Field, or in order words, I will bring soil from the
bank of the river.

The Regents after due consideration decided that the best bid
was that of the Reno Construction Company.  It was awarded to
them for the sum of $2766.

On motion the following resolution was adopted:

    On motion, the contract for the construction of a concrete
    dam was awarded to the Reno Construction Company, by H. E.
    Stewart, manager, for the sum of $2766.00, on the ground
    that he agrees go do down to the bedrock for a foundation
    of the core of the dam without additional cost other than
    mentioned in the specifications, and that he will also
    furnish and cover the two sides of the dam with the same
    kind of loam as that furnished for the Mackay Field and
    the Post Office site.

On recommendation of the President, Dr. W. B. Mack was given a
leave of absence to attend the annual session of the Veterinary
Medical Association in Toronto, Canada.

On recommendation of the President, Professor Sanford C. Dinsmore
was given a leave of absence to attend a meeting of the Associa-
tion of Pure Food and Drug Representatives to be held at Duluth,
Minnesota.

On recommendation of the President, he himself was authorized to
purchase psychological apparatus to the amount of $386.20, with
transportation charges added, from the C. H. Stoelting Company,
121 North Green Street, Chicago, Illinois.

On motion the President was authorized to accept the lowest bid
for mining supplies and to place the order.

It was moved, seconded, and carried that beginning with the first
of July, 1911, the President of the University should be allowed
seventy-five ($75) dollars a month for maintenance.

On motion the following resolutions were adopted:

    RESOLVED:  That the President and Secretary of this Board
    are hereby empowered and authorized to sign and deliver as
    the corporate act of this Board a certain contract between
    the University of Nevada, a body corporate, and the Reno
    Power, Light and Water Company, a body corporate, of date,
    the 1st day of August, A. D., 1911, providing for the
    furnishing, supplying and delivering of water by the Reno
    Power, Light and Water Company for ten years to the Uni-
    versity of Nevada.

                             Board of Regents of the
                             University of Nevada
                             A. A. Codd, Chairman

    State of Nevada
    County of Washoe

    This is to certify, and I, Geo. H. Taylor, the duly appoint-
    ed, qualified, and acting Secretary of the Board of Regents
    of the State University, hereby certify:  That the above and
    foregoing copy of resolution is a full, true and correct
    copy of the original resolution of which it purports to be,
    which was duly passed at a meeting of the Board of Regents
    of the State University, held at Reno, Nevada, on the 18th
    day of July, A. D., 1911, and that the said resolution has
    been duly engrossed into the minutes of the said Board, and
    that the same appears therein as hereinabove set forth, and
    that the said resolution has never been annulled, vacated
    or set aside, and the same is now in full force, effect and
    virtue.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
    the Official Seal of the said Board on this first day of
    August, A. D., 1911.

                             Geo. H. Taylor
                             Secretary of Said Board

No further business appearing the meeting adjourned subject to
the call of the Chairman.

                             A. A. Codd
                             Chairman

Geo. H. Taylor
Secretary