ITEM 114-2001-R0302�� ATTACHMENT



This authority request is for an amount greater than $150,000, which requires the following additional� information:


(a) Project Description:

This project will remove the existing air-supported structure and install a new metal structure with metal siding in its place.


(b) Cost Estimate and Funding Sources:

$                    Estimated Cost

$                    Design ������������ $������� 5,000

$                    Construction����� $��� 650,000

$                    Contingency����� $� ����95,000

Total Estimate � $ ���750,000


$                    Funding Source: This project will be financed with revenue from the tennis facility operations, which include a specific, directed donation, and the proceeds from the sale of the existing air-supported structure.


(c) Programs served, enrollment data, projected enrollments: The programs served by this facility include the MSU Varsity Men�s and Women�s Tennis Program, MSU students, faculty and staff, and the community, encompassing activities such as junior and adult instructional programs, leagues, and recreational court time. The facility accommodates MSU tennis team practices and matches, intercollegiate tennis matches and league practices and matches. The facility is also used for special events such as Alumni Tournaments, Bozeman Tennis Association events, as well as fund raising events� for the MSU tennis program. Current enrollment, other than the MSU tennis team, is at 142 members, an increase of 23% from the last year's enrollment. Enrollment is expected to continue to increase.


(d) Space Utilization Data:

Currently, figures show an 88% use of available court time, which is very strong for this type of facility. The increased reliability of a permanent structure should assure continued high utilization.


(e) Projected use for available residual space: (Not applicable to this project)


(f) Projected O&M Costs and proposed funding sources:

O&M costs will continue to be funded solely from operations revenue from this facility and no state funds are involved. O&M costs are expected to be significantly reduced by this replacement project, since the new facility should realize much lower natural gas consumption for heating the new insulated metal building and the reduced amount of conditioned air required to ventilate the new facility (as opposed to supporting the previous air-supported structure). In addition, the new building should have lower overall maintenance costs than the existing air-supported structure.