“Exterior lighting is really the only thing we have left to complete,” Swan said.
Irrigation is being addressed as well, with water wells and a storage tank being installed for irrigation to the softball field and other areas of the campus. While some wells will be used to irrigate areas of the campus that previously had no water supply, others will be used to get the campus off of city water, including the tank servicing the softball field.
In other news, trustees:
• Heard an updated report on the 2013-14 preliminary budget, as presented by Andra Cantrell, vice president of financial affairs. Cantrell presented the proposed budget at $53,270,294, anticipating more than $597,000 in increased state funding. The board will vote on the final budget at its August meeting.
• Heard President Kevin Eaton’s recognitions for Tonya Edwards, WC faculty member of the year; employees at the WC library for their work on inventory while being understaffed; volunteers and organizers who participated in Taste of Parker County; the WC softball team for its post-season accomplishments; and three athletes named as All-Americans — Kortney Koroll, Kylee Studioso and Katy Vanderwater.
• Heard a report on summer and fall enrollment numbers increasing from this time last year.
• Approved bids for medical and science supplies and equipment.
• Approved the authorization of payment to the Teacher Retirement System.
• Approved the donation of surplus desks and other items to West ISD.
• Held its election for board officers, re-electing Frank Martin to chairman of the board, Joel Watson to vice chair and Luke Haynes as secretary/treasurer.