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RESOLUTION TO ENDORSE AGREEMENT WITH ROCK HILL SCHOOL DISTRICT THREE

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University continues to believe that it is appropriate and necessary for the University to be an active and constructive participant in land use planning efforts conducted by its host community; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University appreciates the willingness of its host community to work in a cooperative manner to assist in land use planning efforts for the future needs of the University; and

WHEREAS, Rock Hill School District Three is in the process of constructing additional school facilities and in connection with that construction will be required to disturb and fill certain wetlands; and

WHEREAS, the Corps of Engineers of the Department of the Army and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control require compensatory off-site migration involving the restoration and preservation of 1.0 acre of wetland as a condition to allowing the School District to disturb and fill wetlands in connection with the construction; and

WHEREAS, an appropriate location for creation of a new “wetlands” area was identified near the lake at the Winthrop Research and Recreational Complex; and

WHEREAS, Winthrop University is interested in having an area adjacent to the lake developed into a Piedmont wetland to be used as an outdoor classroom and research and study area; and

WHEREAS, creation of a new wetlands area in this location will be beneficial to the educational mission of Winthrop University as a research area for faculty and students; and

WHEREAS, said location is presently eroding and silting up and requires work to restore the site to a condition consistent with Winthrop University’s plans for the wetlands area; and

WHEREAS, at the request of Rock Hill School District Three, the members of the Board of Trustees have examined the proposed Agreement with Rock Hill School District Three (hereinafter the “Agreement”, which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference) and find that its components and requirements are appropriate and acceptable;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University that the Agreement attached hereto and incorporated by reference is hereby endorsed; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Winthrop University, that the President of Winthrop University is hereby authorized to complete final arrangements related to the Agreement and to execute the Agreement on behalf of Winthrop University.

May 13, 2004

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