March 21-22, 2002


ITEM: 114-2001-R0302�����������    Authorization to Construct a Permanent Tennis Facility Structure at Montana State University - Bozeman


THAT:�� ����������� ����������� ����������� Consistent with the provisions of MCA 18-2-102 (2) (b), the Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes Montana State University - Bozeman to replace the air-supported tennis structure, at the Montana State University - Bozeman campus, with a permanent metal structure.� The estimated cost for this project is $750,000.


EXPLANATION:����������� ����������� 1.         The MSU indoor tennis courts are currently housed in an air-supported� structure which is costly to operate and presents unique operations and maintenance challenges. This project will replace the existing air-supported structure with a permanent metal structure. This replacement should significantly lower utility and maintenance costs for the facility.


2.         The tennis facility at MSU is a self-supporting operation that is used by MSU students, the MSU tennis team, faculty, staff and the community.


3.         This project will include the sale of the existing air-supported structure (originally purchased with a specific, directed donation), and the resulting sale proceeds will be reinvested in the current project.


4.         This project will be financed with revenue from the tennis facility operations.� This project will result in no new programs.


ATTACHMENT:����������� ����������� Montana Board of Regents - Physical Plant - Policy 1003.7