Students reject recreation center
Clark College students overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to use student fees to remodel the O’Connell Sports Center. On Friday, April 17, 62 percent voted against the measure, while 38 percent voted in favor of it. A total of 983 votes were cast online.
The ballot question asked students: “Shall Clark College students pay a mandatory fee per credit to fund a Student Recreation Center Addition to the O’Connell Sports Center and the ongoing operational costs of the facility?”
They voted during the week of April 13-17, 2015. Officials say there are no other plans to move the project forward.[hr]
Students are voting this week on a proposed $16.3 remodel of the Clark’s O’Connell Sports Center. Students could pay up to $5.95 per credit hour through student fees for the building for the next 20 years.
Read more (The Columbian)[hr]
A expansion would include an elevated running track, basketball court, cardio room, food vender and a stretching area with exercise machines. Officers of the Associated Students of Clark College, Clark’s student government, scheduled the vote after a yearlong process beginning with a petition last spring.
Read more (The Independent)
The fitness center doesn’t really need a remodel. If anything there are too many unused machines in the weight room and circuit room that clutter up the place. These rooms need a little more space for stretching and other activities that don’t require a machine. The fitness center could easily lose 1/3rd of their rowing machines and bicycles and still never reach capacity. For the weight room, one of the power-lifting stations could be removed, as well as one of the ab-stations on the North-Wall.
Good for the students. Maybe if they had to pay for more of the expensive building they would be happy with the existing very expensive Facility.