ASCSM discusses record retention, transporation survey

Thursday’s Associated Students of the Colorado School of Mines (ASCSM) meeting began with an recap of the Joint Operating Agreement proposal between ASCSM and the Graduate Student Association. ASCSM President Alec Westerman noted that GSA’s contribution of funds to some clubs and campus programs would be modified once the agreement goes into effect, due to graduate students’ significantly lower use rate of campus facilities compared with undergraduates.

ASCSM Advisor Travis Smith then asked whether ASCSM would allow Student Activities to dispose of old financial record copies held in the Student Activities office to reclaim space there. ASCSM members decided that paper duplicate records older than three years could be disposed. Records older than three years will still be available at Guggenheim Hall, and electronic records, starting two years ago, are stored on ASCSM office computers.

The Parking Committee chair proxy then noted that Director of Facilities Management Gary Bowersock had sent out a survey regarding transportation services in the Golden area, as part of an effort by NREL and RTD to improve the current situation. Some audience members commented that the survey was poorly formulated due to vaguely worded questions with answers that should have allowed multiple answers but did not do so.

The Public Safety Committee chair announced that the committee had consulted with acting Chief of Mines Police George Hughes about concealed carry, a situation discussed at length during the previous ASCSM meeting. Hughes said that Public Safety is watching the current case between the University of Colorado and Students for Concealed Carry, and will amend policies to align with the case’s judgment when it arrives. The Mines Shooting Sports Club will be discussing concealed carry at the end of their next meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, February 2 at 5:30 PM in Meyer Hall 220.

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