CAMPUS PLANNING AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL
October 15, 1998
Snake River Room
Student Union Bldg
A. Attendance: Darrell Buffaloe, Scott Campbell,
Scott Evans, Karen Hayward, Kathleen Lane, Sandy Mitchell, Ernie Naftzger,
Robert Pearce, Anna Weskerna, Mike Willits
Excused: Brenda Malepeai
B. Introduction of attendees
II. OLD BUSINESS
A. Organization Banners: Darrell Buffaloe
stated this committee and the Faculty Senate approved the banners a few
years ago and two were put up, but there was no follow-through, and it
was presented again with little interest. He said the President's Council
has asked this committee to review the idea again to see if they are still
in favor of the banners. Mike Willits commented the Greeks are extremely
interested in the banners now and willing to put forth money on them. The
purpose is to get more interest interested in fraternities, sororities
and other campus groups as it enhances the campus activities and builds
campus spirit as well as helps to beautify the campus. Concern was expressed
for the number and location of banners and how it will be progress in the
future. Kathleen Lane commented the banners should not be limited to just
fraternities and sororities. Robert Pearce suggested the number of banners
be limited with possibly an annual lottery program determining who would
get to post a banner. The Student Senate could possibly manage the banner
and lottery program. It was agreed there would definitely need to be guidelines
and requirements on the kinds of banners and locations. Darrell commented
the banners could only be placed on light poles and not buildings, which
will limit the number of banners. He suggested the light poles at Holt
Arena, 8th Street, Quad, and Red Hill. Willits suggested beginning with
the quad and Greeks as a pilot program. The committee agreed to still support
the campus banner program. Pearce suggested Buffaloe and Willits present
the request and guidelines at the President's Staff meeting.
III. NEW BUSINESS
A. Campus Traffic Flow Proposal: Scott
Campbell presented an alternative to the University's campus traffic flow
proposal, which he commented was originally prepared at the request of
the Bannock Planning Organization. The BPO is preparing a "consensus
plan" which is composed of recommendations that are similar in each of
the proposals submitted by a university committee, a city committee and
a committee of university area resident's to be presented to the City Council.
There seems to be an interest in keeping all traffic around the
perimeter of the campus.
ACTION: MOTION by Ernie Naftzger that the
committee support the concept of a primary corridor around the campus,
and then to develop the plan utilizing that concept with a long term goal
of reducing all non-campus, vehicular traffic. Seconded. CARRIED.
B. Campus History Walk: Scott Campbell presented
a proposal supported by the Alumni Association for a "history walk". The
walk would be located where 7th Street enters the campus and leads to Swanson
Arch. The walk would be made of pavers that individuals would purchase
and have their name engraved on.
In the University's proposal the north boundary would be Clark
Street and Buckskin Road. The east boundary would be 19th Street and American
Road; the south boundary would be Barton Road, and the western boundary
would be Fourth and Fifth Streets. The proposal includes the construction
of a new arterial road accomplished by extending East Humbolt Street over
the hill and between Schubert Heights and McIntosh Manor to Bartz Way.
In the future an I-15 overpass connecting with Alvin Ricken Drive would
help move traffic away from campus. It was noted getting traffic to and
from the new Performing Arts Center would be a necessity as well as a benefit
to the residents of Ridge Crest, Schubert and McIntosh. The proposal would
also be a benefit to the community by reducing traffic. Darrell commented
the proposal would make it easier to close MLK with the development of
the new Red Hill road. Scott stated that he thinks there are three alternative
recommendations: (1) do nothing; (2) develop the perimeter routes; and
(3) develop the new east-west route using the proposed Red Hill road. Discussion
of the proposal. Robert Pearce suggested the committee recommend the plan
to President Bowen and Scott ,and Darrell meet with President Bowen as
soon as possible to discuss the plan; then President Bowen would be the
one to make the recommendation to the Bannock Planning Organization. It
was suggested Scott present the proposal to Faculty Senate as well. Kathleen
can let him know when.
Adjacent to the arch there would be 13 panels listing the different
names of the university and the inauguration of each school. The
portion of the walk leading from 7th Street to the arch will be called
the " 100 Year Walk" from 1901 to 2001. Individuals graduating in those
years can buy one of the pavers with their names to be engraved on it.
Then a " Second Century Walk" beginning at the arch and running towards
the quad would be made up of the panels and pavers and list events of those
years. The walk would end at the quad with a fountain area.
The walks would also include benches, lights and waste receptacles.
Scott commented the time frame for completion is the summer of 2000 for
the first walk and spring of 2002 for the second walk, which is the centennial.
The location seems ideal for the walk and fountain as a large number of
the campus community pass by there. Kathleen Lane commented the University
of Montana Alumni Association has a successful project similar to this,
so may want to contact them for suggestions.
ACTION. MOTION by Karen Hayward to approve the history walk plan with
the fountain. Seconded. CARRIED.
IV. NEXT MEETING
A. Scott Evans asked the committee to review
the bylaws and determine what the committee's charge actually is. Darrell
Buffaloe commented the Physical Plant has developed a new campus planning
group with Scott Campbell as the director that will need guidance, recommendations
and approvals from this committee. Scott Campbell commented he would like
to have this committee meet at least once a month, and possibly more as
B. Next meeting scheduled for November 19, 1998.
Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by:
NOTE: THE NOVEMBER MEETING WAS CANCELED. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3,1998, AT 4:00 P.M. IN THE STUDENT UNION SELWAY