Facilities Services conducting deep cleaning starting May 20

LLCC Facilities Services will be conducting a deep cleaning of certain areas during the summer semester, beginning the week of May 20, 2018. While every effort will be made to work around the official academic and event schedules, you may notice that there is carpet still damp from shampooing the night before or limited access to a particular area for a short period of time. Your patience is appreciated as this necessary service is performed.

Continued coil replacement work in Sangamon and Menard halls

In continuation of work that began last fall, there will be work occurring in the Sangamon and Menard mechanical penthouses that will require fans to be turned off from May 9-11. All fans will remain on during the week of May 14-18 as to not interfere with final exams. It is likely that work will continue during the week of May 21-24. The contractor has been asked to only turn off one fan at a time (there are two in Sangamon and two in Menard) and that the fans only be turned off in the morning as temperatures will rise in the afternoon. While this work is occurring, there may be times that some areas of both buildings may feel a bit stuffy when the fans are off. If anyone should have a concern that areas are becoming too stuffy, please give me a call Tim Ervin, director of construction and environmental health and safety, immediately. Your understanding during this time frame is appreciated as work is done to improve the overall quality of the mechanical system in both buildings.

Turn off computers before planned power outage March 15

As part of a project to upgrade the electrical service to Sangamon Hall, Menard Hall and A. Lincoln Commons, LLCC will be conducting an electrical power outage that will affect all of Sangamon Hall, Menard Hall and A. Lincoln Commons for the entire day on Thursday, March 15. This outage could extend into the morning hours on Friday, March 16 as well. IT asks all staff to please turn off their computers before leaving for spring break. Your patience during this necessary outage is appreciated.

Planned power outage March 15

As part of a project to upgrade the electrical service to Sangamon Hall, Menard Hall and A. Lincoln Commons, LLCC will be conducting an electrical power outage that will affect all of Sangamon Hall, Menard Hall and A. Lincoln Commons for the entire day on Thursday, March 15. This outage could extend into the morning hours on Friday, March 16 as well. IT asks all staff to please turn off computers before leaving for spring break. Your patience during this necessary outage is appreciated.

Planned power outage March 15

As part of a project to upgrade the electrical service to Sangamon Hall, Menard Hall and A. Lincoln Commons, LLCC will be conducting an electrical power outage that will affect all of Sangamon Hall, Menard Hall and A. Lincoln Commons for the entire day on Thursday, March 15. This outage could extend into the morning hours on Friday, March 16 as well. IT asks all staff to please turn off their computers before leaving for spring break. Your patience during this necessary outage is appreciated.

Managing recyclable material

LLCC Facilities Services would like to ask for your help managing recyclable material. Some of our recycling dumpsters have been consistently overloaded lately with intact cardboard boxes. This has caused the college to incur additional fees. Please help us to eliminate unnecessary costs by breaking down boxes before throwing them into the recycling dumpsters.

As always, your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Fire suppression system testing Jan. 10 and 11

Facilities Services will be coordinating the testing of fire suppression systems this week. Testing at the main campus will begin Wednesday morning, Jan. 10, and testing at the outreach centers will begin Thursday morning, Jan. 11. Occasionally it will be necessary to activate the fire alarm horns during these routine checks. Your patience is appreciated as we work to maintain these vital fire protection systems.

Controlled prairie burns on Springfield campus

Lincoln Land Community College is conducting controlled burns on the prairie areas of the Springfield campus over the next several weeks, weather permitting. The burns will be on the upper prairie on the north side of Menard Hall, on the west side of the Workforce Careers Center and on both sides of the entrance to campus.

The controlled burns are coordinated by LLCC Facilities Services and have been approved by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Sidewalk work starts this week

Faculty and students from LLCC Highway Construction Careers along with Facilities Services staff will be replacing a section of sidewalk from the east side of Menard Hall to the road on the walkway between Menard Hall and Cass Gym beginning this week. This project is a part of the curriculum and will benefit students as well as the college. Although the entrance to the building will remain open, access to the sidewalk will be limited until the project is finished. We appreciate your patience and cooperation while we work to provide real world experience for students while improving the campus.

Fire sprinkler testing July 17 and 18

As part of regular maintenance of life safety systems, Facilities Services will be conducting inspections of all college fire sprinkler systems on Monday and Tuesday, July 17 and 18. While it will be necessary to periodically sound the fire alarm during these tests, we will strive to keep disruptions to a minimum. Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated.