1984-12-03; Central Michigan Life
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*i »■■-:*,, •■■ 2a '.'■'-:. *» ■-.. ,-■'. •>- •■>'V;H.- ii."- , »i a film ^.wa'i.i *« ■#- ■J--/ '■ ■■'■'' I » V' j**^f« 1-t v >"-, *■ - -S'-'jS : - '. * -\ i '■ ... ■" n LIFE Monday. December 3,1984 0 1984 CM LIFE 14 pages Mount Pleasant. Mich. 48859 Vol.67 No.40 Let S SG&m m m During a visit with Santa Claus over the weekend at the Mount Pleasant Shopping Center, three-month-old Matthew Tilman, of Weidman, indicated to Santa what he would like for Christmas. Contractsignings expected; all negotiations complete BYSHERRYYAEK LIFE Ass't News Editor Signatures and printing arc part of the final implementation process for two University employee contracts. All other three-year contracts negotiated this year are complete, according to University officials. The contract agreed upon in early October by the Administration and Faculty Association will be "officially signed" by members of both bargaining teams today at 4:30 p.m., said R. William Dunham, associate vice provost for Faculty Contractual Relations. Since the agreement, both bargaining teams have been perfecting the language of the contract, including spelling, grammar and numbering. "Both teams have read and re-read the contract and now I think we're ready to put it to bed," Dunham said. The contract agreed upon by the University and bargainers for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Nov. 1 should be signed within the next two weeks, said Terry Stoner. director of Personnel and Staff Relations. "We're just watting for one last review by the union; it's just a matter that everyone agrees with the language that's been written," Stoner said. Once officially signed, the contracts must be printed for distribution. Contracts for the CMU Staff Association, the Police Officers Association and the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians were agreed upon and signed this summer, Stoner said. ♦See "Contracts" — page 13 Water sample errors made at Pleasantview by ROBIN KELLY LIFE Ass't New Editor Errors in gathering water samples may have been one of the causes for the issuance Oct. 26 of boil water notices in Pleasant View Apartments, the apartment site manager said. The notices were lifted Friday. "I think we did it. Our well was always good and I did observe some sampling procedures that were bound to contaminate the sample," said Robert Woods, site manager for Pleasant View Apartments. Woods said he thinks errors in the sampling procedure caused the samples to show positive bacteriological contamination. He said the same day the notices were issued state health officials visited the site and took more samples which were negative. Bradley Brogren, district engineer for municipal water supplies with the Michigan Department of Public Health, said he too thinks sampling procedure errors could be the cause. "It is quite probable. The same day they (notices) were issued we received negative samples as well," Brogren t* Chlorination will also make me happy with my water system. I will do It any how to make the water super clean. — Robert Woods, apartment site manager 99 said. Notices to boil water prior to consumption were sent to all residents after several samples showed indications of contamination. Apartment management was ordered by Brogren's department to go through a chlorination process to correct the possible contamination. The process still has not been implemented. Woods said he legally does not have to go through the process, but still plans to for pre cautionary reasons. "Chlorination will also make me happy with my water system. I will do it any how to make the water super clean. We'll have the sweetest water in the world after that," Woods said. Another possible cause for the contamination were faulty water softener units, which have since been replaced. Woods said they may have been a contributing factor, but he is not certain. The chlorination process is scheduled to begin today. Woods said the process has been delayed due to equipment problems. Brogren said even though the contamination problem appears to be cleared up. Pleasant View still has a lot of work to do on the water system. He said several improvements were supposed to be completed by now. The major improvement for the complex includes an alternate well. A back up well is required for any supply serving more than 200 people, Brogren said. A new well house is also on the list of changes for ♦See "Water"—page 13 PB optimistic about concert despite low ticket sales by MATT VALLEY UFE Staff Writer Program Board officials are optimistic the Kinks and Tommy Shaw concert will not be canceled despite the low number of ticket sales. Only 802 of the 5,300 available tickets for the concert had been sold as of Friday, Patti Der- dowski, PB ticket coordinator said. The concert is scheduled for Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Rose Arena. "I've been on the phone every day with the promoter (Jam Productions) reading the ticket county. No one there has said anything about the low ticket sales. I doubt very much it will be canceled although we have talked about the possibility in the Program Board office," Derdowski, Auburn junior, said. Jim Briley, PB vice-chairman, said it is not to the promoter's advantage to drop the concert at this point. "With all the time and money invested in the concert and the tour it would not make good sense to back out now," Briley, Okemos junior, said. A spokesperson for Jam Productions, based in Chicago, said information concerning concert cancellations is confidential. Briley added the CMU ticket count for the Kinks scheduled appearance at Rose Arena is comparable to sales at other stops on the Kinks current tour. "We've checked with places in Chicago where the Kinks have appeared and we're finding the market for the group is about the same," Briley said. The most recent cancellation of a concert at CMU occurred last February, Briley said. "The Motels only sold 320 tickets here. The concert and the tour, for that matter was eventually canceled," Briley added. Derdowski believes a major reason for the low number of ticket sales has been student expenses. "When we were selling tickets in the residence halls students kept saying they had too many bills right now to be concerned about a concert," she said. "There were also a lot of students who said they were too busy with exams coming up. The bottom line seems to be students are aware the Kinks are coming but are too tied up with finances and homework to go." Derdowski said. Tickets for the concert are $10 for general admission and $12 for reserved seats. Tickets are on sale at Full Moon Records, 1901 S. Mission, The Record Hut, 2139 S. Mission, and Warriner Box Off ice. Recreation changes top city budget preview by KALLIE BILA UFE News Editor Presentation of the 1985 city budget and a public hearing to discuss amendments to the 1984 budget are scheduled for the Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting tonight. Major program and service changes for 1985 include improving the quality and scope of recreation services, and hiring a full-time recreation employee, according to a summary pre vie w of the budget. Improvements in community relations, with development of a community newsletter and news releases will be a way of "getting the posture and feeling of the commission through the community," City Manager Tom Martin said at the Nov. 19commission meeting. A landlord committee, designed to help curb party problems, will begin meeting early next year, the preview said. Also, the airport expansion project is scheduled to begin in 1985, provided funding is allocated by the Federal Aviation Administration and the Michigan Aeronautics Commission. Expansion of downtown parking also is suggested, as well as completion of the city hall renovation in 1985. Library expansion also should be completed in mid-1985, the preview said. Once the Planning Commission has reviewed the Master Plan completely, public meetings will be scheduled for citizen input before the commission finalizes the proposal. Martin said Friday he expects $147,000 will be needed from the 1984 fund balance — or city savings — as a cash float to pay bills in 1985. Exact budget projections for 1985 will be presented to the commission by Martin tonight, he said. Although the budget given will only be a projection, Martin said the city cannot spend more than that budget. "We have very strict spending guidelines," he said. "We would not get into a situation where we would overspend." Funds can be moved from the general fund — which is used for most operations of the city — to other special funds, such as the street fund or water fund, he said. Also scheduled is a public hearing to discuss amendments of the 1984 budget, he said. An additional $110,887 is needed for the general fund for the areas of public safety, finance and records, community affairs, public works and legislative and administrative work. ♦See**City"—page 13 In Brief Mortar Board is sponsoring a Christmas ornament sale today and Tuesday in the lower level of the Bovee University Center from 10 a.m.to3p.m. Inside More than 300 people attended a feast of Christmas past at the Madrigal Dinner concert Friday. page 6 *r[*i uKaV Sports Laura Golden and the CMU women's basketball team were reunited this weekend. page 9 Weather Snow and cold today. Lows in mid to upper 20s. Partly cloudy Tuesday and Wednesday.
|Title||1984-12-03; Central Michigan Life|
|Publisher||Students of Central Michigan University|
|Description||Monday, December 3, 1984 issue of the student newspaper of Central Michigan University. Also known as CM-Life. Originally published biweekly. Later published three times a week during the academic year and once a week during the summer. Began publication in 1941. Previously known as Central State Life. Issues from 1999 to the present are available online at the CMLife website.|
|Subject/Keywords||Central Michigan University - Newspapers; Mount Pleasant (Mich.) - Newspapers; Isabella County (Mich.) - Newspapers; College student newspapers and periodicals;|
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