frees up another $2.2 M
after authorizing the University to spend some $64 million in
private funds on several capital projects, Gov. Jim Gilmore announced
in late June that he would restore $2.2 million in capital funds
frozen during the budget tussle.
lions share, $1.4 million, will go to the Universitys
College at Wise for
storm-water management and infrastructure improvements.
will receive $800,000 to complete the planning and design phase
of renovations to the studio art facilities in Fayerweather Hall.
Another $20,000 will allow the University to complete construction
on water chillers to serve the eastern sections of the Grounds.
are grateful to Governor Gilmore for releasing some general funds
for important University and College projects. The funds released
for studio art/Fayerweather Hall allow us to complete the planning
for Fayerweather and get through schematic design on studio art,
said Colette Sheehy, vice president for management
money had been held up when Gilmore, unable to agree with the
General Assembly on a package of mid-term amendments to the current
two-year state budget, ordered state capital projects frozen.
latest action, announced June 22, leaves frozen roughly $19 million
in capital funds that were to have been funded by tax money. Of
that total, $8.6 million was to have gone toward beginning construction
of U.Va.s new studio art building; $7 million to construction
of its planned special collections library; another $3.3 million
for a maintenance reserve; and just over $400,000 for the College