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Recreation center fee passes SGA, resolution awaits Board of Trustees

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Taylor Foxx
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The SGA passed a resolution to institute a $125 fee to raise funds for a new recreation center.
The resolution, introduced at last week’s meeting, will now go before the student affairs committee of the Board of Trustees at a meeting on Jan. 31.
The fee would remain in place after the recreational center is established and go into an account to provide for maintenance and pay workers at the facility.
SGA President Cody Farrill, a senior political science major from Panama City Beach, Fla., said the next major task for the SGA will be developing a comprehensive parking plan for next school year to address issues created by construction of the new Alumni Hall.
Cody Ash, director of IMPACT and special programs, spoke about IMPACT at the beginning of the meeting.
Applications to serve as an IMPACT leader will be available in the admissions office starting Friday. “IMPACT is about service to your university,” Ash said.
There will be interest meetings on Feb. 3 at 3:30 p.m, and Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. The location for the first meeting has not been determined, but the second meeting will take place in the admissions office.
Resolutions to address traffic flow issues in the parking lot for the nursing building and the Newman Center and to create a crosswalk in front of the Newman Center were passed.
The SGA did not pass the constitution for Campus Carry, a group that promotes gun rights on campus.
An amendment to senate election laws was passed making applications to run due three days before elections.
The deadline for applications for the upcoming vacancy election was extended to Friday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m.
SGA meetings are held in Trojan Center 119 on Tues. at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to all students.