LLCC Board of Trustees approves balanced budget following public hearing

The LLCC Board of Trustees  approved a balanced fiscal year 2015 operating budget for the college at its September meeting. Revenues match expenditures of $43,388,533.

The tentative budget was put on file for public review in late July. The Board held a public hearing on the budget at the beginning of last night’s meeting, at which there were no public comments.

The Board also heard a report on the renovation project ongoing at the LLCC-Taylorville original building. Renovation of the 40-year-old administrative and classroom building will include new energy efficient windows and doors, roofing and exterior walls. Inside, the classrooms, offices, student space and restrooms will be updated with improved accessibility. The finished project will complement the classroom building constructed next door in 2011. The renovation is expected to be completed in August 2015. In the meantime, student services and testing centers have moved to the newer building to maintain the same high levels of service to students.