SGA unveils plans for intramural multi-purpose outdoor hockey rink

Published by adviser, Author: Catie Clark - Assistant News Editor, Date: September 7, 2012

The Slippery Rock Student Government Association’s Board of Co-Operative Activities unveiled Thursday the plans for a new multi-purpose rink.

The multi-purpose rink would be intended for such sports as volleyball and deck hockey.

According to Ben Motyl, Vice President of Financial Affairs, the rink will be located near the intramural fields.

“The rink will be located between the softball and rugby field,” Motyl said.

The Co-Op Board rejected their first bid because it was over budget, and because they were looking for more competition. They only had received one bid, and according to policy they have to receive at least three bids with projects budgeted over $500.

“The plan is to bid out again in the beginning of November, and begin construction in spring when asphalt plants open again,” Motyl said.

Cathy George, SGA business manager, said that rejecting the bid would allow for more features to be added to the rink when seeking a new bid, such as washer boards and bleachers, which had originally been a part of a separate bid.

“If everything goes as planned, the rink could be completed as soon as next April,” George said.

The Co-Op Board also approved the AFSCME/SGA vending contract for the 2013 fiscal year.

Under the contract, SGA has to give AFSCME (The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) 2.5 percent of net sales commission from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

According to George, the 2.5 percent equates to about $700 to 800 per year.

SGA plans to recommend to the AFSCME membership that the money be given to the SRSGA, Inc. Child Care Center each year as a gift.

The current budgetary reserves were announced at the Thursday meeting as well.

According to Motyl, the current reserves are $40,523.50.

The carryover for reserves won’t occur until the audit report from last year has been received.


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