NDC Center Expansion
The North District Center Expansion project entails the development of a new educational facility that will provide a comfortable living environment suitable for students, faculty, and the community.
With an increasing demand for parking in downtown Firebaugh, and WHCCD’s acquisition of adjacent properties, the Parking Expansion project more than doubled the number of on-site parking spaces.
San Joaquin Center
West Hills Community College District is currently exploring potential properties to establish an outreach center within the City of San Joaquin and begin instructional delivery in the spring of 2012.
The Restroom Remodel project included a complete renovation and expansion of the existing restroom facilities at North District Center. The former restrooms had not been modified since the building was constructed in 1965.
New lobby furniture and 250 new task chairs were delivered in October 2011, replacing all classroom seating in the building. New carpet, paint, and lighting was installed in February 2009.
New security and site lighting was installed throughout the central plaza and along the exterior of the building in February 2010. Included in this installation was a Code Blue emergency phone.
New building signs were installed at the north and south faces of the building in February 2010. The new sign at the front of the building replaced the old mismatched aluminum letters.
Existing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment was thoroughly inspected and repaired to maintain maximum system efficiency. Upgrades also included a new EMS system.
The NDC Surveillance project entails a complete video surveillance system that will monitor the public spaces within the building and be integrated with the District’s existing web-based monitoring program.
The West Hills Community College District will soon be constructing a multi-megawatt photovoltaic field at the West Hills College Coalinga - Farm of the Future. An ISIS report is currently being by prepared by PG&E.
Multiple properties adjacent to North District Center have been purchased to accommodate the immediate and future growth of the facility. A master site plan of the properties is currently in the design phase.
Welcome to the Measure Q website. We are excited to share with you the endeavors of California’s Central Valley westside communities and their support for quality college facilities.
West Hills Community College District (WHCCD) refunded local bonds that will save local taxpayers nearly $2.8 million. Dale Scott Company (DSC) served as the financial advisor to help the district refund the bonds and take advantage of lower interest rates without lengthening the payback period.
WHCCD refunded $14,275,000 of general obligation bonds. By reducing the average interest rate more than a third, from 6.22 percent to 3.97 percent, the refunding will save local taxpayers $2,786,226. The bond measures, which were approved by voters in 2008, have provided financing for construction and facilities improvement projects at West Hills College Lemoore and West Hills College Coalinga. You can read the full press release here: http://www.whccd.edu/district/news_&_events/news_releases/index.asp (2016 / West Hills Community College District Saves Local Taxpayers Millions – dated 12/8/2016)
In the June 2008 election, West Hills Community College District was successful in obtaining authorization from the voters within School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 to issue up to $11,800,000 aggregate principal amount of the District’s general obligation bonds, pursuant to a 55% vote. The election was conducted under Proposition 39, chaptered as the Strict Accountability in Local School Construction Bonds Act of 2000, at Section 15264 et seq. of the Education Code of the State (“Prop 39”).
Measure Q provides financing for long-term construction and facilities improvement projects within the supporting communities of the SFID. Property owners pay less than $25.00 per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation of their property.
School Facilities Improvement Districts (SFID) are an option for School Districts in California for specific projects within a School District. They allow a district to design specific “assessment” to address the special needs of the specific communities within their boundaries. Part of the SFID process requires specialized Land Surveying Mapping Services to create these new Districts. School Facilities Improvement District No. 1 consists of Firebaugh, Mendota, San Joaquin, Tranquillity, and the surrounding communities.
If you are interested in serving on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, print, fill and sign this application, and submit to West Hills Community College District.
In the June 2008 election, WHCCD successfully passed an $11,800,000 general obligation bond to provide financing for long-term construction and facilities improvement projects in Firebaugh and the surrounding communities.
Measure Q costs property owners less than $25.00 per year per $100,000 of assessed valuation of their property.
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
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