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.


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

  1. Museum Logo Sidewalk Painting
Alan Jackson and David Mead were present to show a proposed bison hoof print that they would like to have painted on the sidewalk that would help to direct Museum traffic to the front entrance rather than the rear entrance that they often utilize. The hoof prints would be placed accordingly to the estimated gait for the bison track.

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.

B. Speakers and Artists Committee Appointment Scott Evans had a letter that requested that this Council consider approving the appointment of Suni Petersen to the Speakers and Artists Committee.

ACTION: Motioned and seconded that Suni Petersen be appointed to the Speakers and Artists Committee. CARRIED.

C. Plaques on Flag Pole Base by Frazier Hall Blaine Gasser and Allen Blomquist were both present to voice their opinion regarding what should be done with the flag pole base that was dedicated in 1933.

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.

D.  Election of New Chairperson Motioned and seconded that Scott Evans be elected to the Chairperson position for the 1998-99 year. CARRIED. IV. NEXT MEETING The next meeting is tentatively schedule for Thursday, May 7, 1998, at 4:00 p.m. in the Portneuf Room of the Student Union Building. Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:   Dona Bell
Approved by:  Bobbie Hyde