April 23, 1998
Snake River Room
Student Union Building, 4:00 p.m.
A. Attendance: Bobbie Hyde, Scott Evans, Sandy Mitchell, Bill Vaughn, Bob Pearce, Darrell Buffaloe, Scott Campbell, Brenda Malepeai, Ernie Naftzger, Dona Bell.
Excused: Karen Summers-Hayward.
Absent: Kathleen Lane.
Guests: Scott Campbell, Blaine Gasser, Allen Blomquist, Alan Jackson, David Mead, Shane Ostermeier.
II. OLD BUSINESS
A. ACTION: Motioned and seconded that the minutes from March 19, 1998, be approved. CARRIED.
ACTION: Motioned and seconded that the minutes from November 19, 1997, be approved. CARRIED.
B. Greek Organization Banner
ACTION: Motioned and seconded to approve the painting of bison hoof
prints on the sidewalk with the paint type selection being under the direction
of the Physical Plant. CARRIED.
ACTION: Motioned and seconded that Suni Petersen be appointed to the
Speakers and Artists Committee. CARRIED.
Blaine’s arguments were that the plaques have been corroding and the base deteriorating for quite some time. The plaques were donated by the local Elk’s Lodge and he would like to have them returned to the Elk’s so that they could restore them and put them in a place of honor to be preserved. Blaine felt that the plaques had no historical connection between the University and the flag pole base.
Allen Blomquist felt that the flag pole and plaques did have historical connection and that they should be refurbished, maintained and preserved in their present location or possibly in a close proximity so that the historical value could be retained.
ACTION: Motioned and seconded that the flag pole be removed from campus and the plaques be returned to the Elk’s organization who donated them. 3 votes for, 5 votes against. FAILED.
The Council decided to table this issue until the cost of recasting
the Elk’s plaque and restoring the flagpole site could be discussed further.
Bill Vaughn will find the estimated cost and present the information at
the next meeting.
Respectfully submitted by: Dona Bell
Approved by: Bobbie Hyde