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APPENDICES
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It grow s sugar maples , tulip s and tomatoes . I t fill s
our lake s and river s and seas . It's rai n an d fog , ice
and snow . Farmer s nee d i t an d childre n nee d it ;
spaghetti, washin g machine s an d toothbrushe s
need it . It' s hom e t o trou t an d a livelihoo d fo r a
ferry boa t captain . I t come s i n wave s an d riffles ,
trickles an d tears , storm y o r a s smoot h a s glass .
U p o n i t yo u can ski p a stone , te n time s i f you're
good. Y o u can skat e it , ro w it , sai l it , swi m it ,
motor it , fis h it , div e i t an d mos t o f all , drin k it .
Drink i t wit h a wedg e o f lemon . D r i n k i t pure .
Y o u a n d I ar e m o s t l y w a t e r . Seventy-fiv e
percent, giv e or take .
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n effor t t o preserv e
this vita l an d fragil e resourc e w i t h i n th e Lak e
C h a m p l a i n b a s i n , w e ar e s e e k i n g f i n a n c i a l
support t o construct a world-class research facilit y
and publi c e d u c a t i o n c e n t e r o n th e shore s
of L a k e Champlai n i n Burlington .
This projec t i s dedicated
to th e wate r i n all of us.
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place for us. Lon g
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enough fo r a sailboat
way it holds the sunse t
voyage and deep
on a long August
enough t o frighten us .
evening. Drawn to th e
It's ful l o f quiet cove s
way it slaps the hul l
and misty islands and
and dashes over beac h
wide open horizons. It' s
stone and back again in
why people firs t cam e
a rush. We have alway s
here and have alway s
been draw n to Lake
stayed.
Champlain. A perfec t
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mile-high chunk of
here? The history of
imagine Abenaki tribes ,
that Paleo-
blue glacier carved th e
Lake Champlain is not
settlers, Redcoats ,
Indians wer e th e lake' s
basin of Lake
the stuf f of dry, dusty
steamships, trad e and
first inhabitant s abou t
Champlain an d tha t
volumes. It's rich , ful l
lumber, and a monste r
12,000 years ago ? Did
Arctic whale s an d
of fact an d legend . Sit
named Champ .
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bold concept .
A waterfron t lab oratory that conduct s
world-class lake studie s
in state-of-the-ar t
facilities wit h th e
unique opportunit y for
the publi c to watch
and participate. You'l l
be abl e t o loo k on as
research scientist s
conduct on-sit e lak e
exploration. Seeing
"science i n progress"
will hel p th e visito r
understand th e rol e
and relevance of
scientific discover y in
our lives .
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sixth larges t natura l
model there is , one of
to the siz e of the lak e
excited abou t thei r
freshwater (b y volume)
the bes t test tube lakes
itself. I t makes Lak e
continuing work on
body i n the U.S . The y
on earth . Th e lake' s
Champlain a unique
Lake Champlain, th e
see i t as the fines t lak e
basin i s huge compare d
study ground .
Researchers ar e
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he n a t u r a l settin g o f th e A d i r o n d a c k s an d th e G r e e n M o u n t a i n s ,
w i t h th e broad , blu e water s o f th e lake , act s l i k e a vas t magnet .
People fro m everywher e come . A g a i n an d again . T h e statistic s ar e
staggering - o v e r si x m i l l i o n tourist s v i s i t th e L a k e C h a m p l a i n b a s i n
a n n u a l l y ; mor e t h a n 6 0 0 , 0 0 0 p e o p l e l i v e her e a n d o n e - t h i r d o f thos e
depend o n th e lak e fo r d r i n k i n g water ; i n 1993 , visitor s spen t $2. 5 b i l l i o n
i n th e region ; manufacturin g c o n t r i b u t e d $2. 8 b i l l i o n t o th e economy. *
H o w d o yo u pu t a pric e o n s o m e t h i n g s o priceless ?
What will you give me for this lake?
According t o The Operation for Action, Draft Plan, October J 994; Lake Champlai n Basi n Prograr
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the birdwatcher
A family
trims the sails on
a 25'ft sloop as the wind
carries them
to nearby
Burlington harbor. From
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squash Island.
focuses
Below the
binoculars
surface,
on the common
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the scuba diver
observes an active and
alive underwater world.
Hundreds of
bikers,
walkers, joggers and in line
skaters cruise the bike path
in search of fresh air,
exercise, sun on their backs,
and the lake.
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falling water. Exhibit s
center wil l deligh t
devoted t o th e
glass, and stone steps
will interpre t scientifi c
families, engag e school
research, educatio n an d
embedded wit h lak e
research . The Cente r
children an d fascinat e
celebration of Lake
fossils. Visitors wil l b e
will b e alive with
tourists. For more tha n
Champlain.
met b y the sound s of
music, art an d science .
ten years , people hav e
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The futur e hom e o f th e Lak e C h a m p l a i n Basin Scienc e Cente r lie s a t th e foo t o f College
Street alon g th e lakeshore . T h i s magnificen t locatio n i s bordere d b y a n eight-acr e publi c
park, downtow n Burlington , an d th e ferr y dock . T h e building , w i t h it s dramati c desig n an d
dynamic site , i s destined t o becom e a majo r attractio n i n th e Northeast .
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n o f th e Cente r i s t o educat e visitor s abou t Lak e C h a m p l a i n basi n ecology ,
y an d cultur e i n a dynami c hands-o n environment . Y o u ' l l lear n her e b y takin g
chances, havin g fun , discoverin g ne w way s t o thin k o r see . Y o u ' l l b e abl e t o interac t wit h
scientists a s the y analyz e a wate r sampl e fro m th e lak e o r yo u ca n follo w th e cours e o f a rai n
drop fro m th e summi t o f M t . Marc y t o th e surfac e o f Mallett s Bay .
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Engaging exhibits, both
underwater video camera
permanent and rotating,
or feel a tankful of lake
will highlight water as a
sediment. The Center's
vital resource and our
open and animated
relationship with the lake
atmosphere will lead us to
as it changes through
consider our role as
time. Visitors might
stewards of this fragile
explore a sunken ship
land and water.
through a remote
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W H Y BUIL D TH E CENTE R Now ?
W H O WIL L B E RESPONSIBLE FO R THE DAY -
After year s o f negotiations, th e Nav y ha s agree d
TO-DAY OPERATIO N O F THE CENTER ?
to mov e fro m its current waterfron t sit e i n July
A n executiv e director wil l b e hire d once con -
1995. Ther e ha s bee n publi c consensus fo r man y
struction begin s an d wil l ultimatel y supervise a
years tha t a lake-related researc h cente r shoul d
staff responsibl e for programming and buildin g
be create d o n thi s site . U V M ' s lak e research la b
maintenance.
is expandin g and need s to b e close r to it s
research vessel , the Melosira II. W i t h th e lak e a t
WHAT WIL L B E THE SOURCE O F FUNDS FOR
a wate r qualit y crossroads, wha t bette r tim e fo r
FUTURE OPERATIN G COSTS ?
the peopl e o f New York, Quebe c an d Vermont
The Cente r wil l attrac t fundin g from a variety of
to com e togethe r t o launc h this project ?
sources. Ther e wil l b e ongoin g research suppor t
from privat e an d publi c foundations. Suppor t wil l
WHAT I S THE LEGAL STATU S O F THE LAKE
also come fro m th e genera l publi c by way of
CHAMPLAIN BASI N SCIENC E CENTER?
admission receipts , memberships , spac e renta l
The L C B S C , Inc . has file d fo r tax-exempt status .
and gif t sho p sales . Corporat e an d privat e con-
A six-membe r board o f directors create s polic y
tributions might fund rotatin g exhibits . Centers
and guide s th e progres s o f the Center . Members
of thi s kin d ofte n receiv e federal, state an d
of th e boar d represen t th e thre e principa l player s
municipal suppor t a s well . U V M expect s t o pa y
in thi s effort : th e genera l public , th e C i t y of
for th e lab' s operating cost s fro m a n endowmen t
Burlington, an d U V M . Thre e ne w boar d
dedicated t o tha t purpose .
members wil l b e adde d ever y six months, u p t o a
total o f eighteen members . Thi s assure s for
How WIL L CAPITA L FUND S B E RAISED ?
dynamic an d vigorou s leadership.
There wil l b e severa l majo r gif t opportunities .
For gift s i n excess o f $1 million , a donor's nam e
How M U C H WIL L TH E CENTER COST ?
will b e prominentl y displayed in the entranc e
T o complet e al l the wor k of the capita l
hall, wing s of the buildin g o r program exhibits.
campaign - desig n and construc t th e building ,
Endowments ar e anothe r gif t opportunit y for
landscape th e site , buy exhibits, create programs ,
donors wh o wish t o maintai n long-term suppor t
outfit a science laboratory , develop staff - wil l
of th e Center .
cost a n estimate d $9. 7 million .
WHAT AR E SOME POSSIBL E PROGRAM
HAVE AN Y FUND S BEE N RAISE D T O DATE ?
EXHIBITS?
Senator Patric k Leahy was instrumenta l i n
• T h e stor y o f how th e Lak e Champlai n basin
raising th e firs t funds - a federal Housin g and
was formed.
Urban Developmen t grant o f $1.5 million . Th e
• T h e lif e containe d i n a single drop o f water, a s
the beginnin g of a complex food web .
Center ha s als o already receive d support fro m
the federall y funded Lak e Champlai n Basin
Program an d loca l foundations .
WILL TH E CENTER B E IN COMPETITIO N
WITH OTHE R EDUCATIONA L PROGRAM S IN
• A n aquariu m wit h Lak e Champlai n creatures.
• T h e histor y of Burlington Harbo r and th e
stories o f people wh o have com e t o thi s great
lake.
THE AREA ?
• T h e rol e and functio n of wetlands i n the basin .
N o . I n fact, th e Cente r wil l serv e a s a gateway t o
•Boat-building demonstration s an d programs .
other museums , events , natura l areas , cultural
sites, attraction s an d educationa l opportunitie s
•Interpreting curren t lak e research .
in th e Lak e Champlai n basin, contributing to
• U V M ' s researc h vessel , the Melosira II.
the spiri t of partnership tha t i s at th e hear t of
• T h e powe r of water - i n a summer stor m o r as it
erodes shorelines an d reshape s rivers.
this project .
•Current topic s i n the Lak e Champlai n basin
such a s zebra mussels o r phosphorus run-off .
The list is just beginning . .
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WITH SPECIA L THANKS FOR TH E VISION, DEDICATIO N A N D EFFORTS O F MANY
INDIVIDUALS FRO M T H E UNIVERSITY O F V E R M O N T , T H E C l TY O F B U R L I N G T O N
THE LAK E CHAMPLAI N BASI N PROGRAM , OTHER MUSEUM S AND NONPROFI T
ORGANIZATIONS, A S WELL AS EDUCATOR S AN D THE PEOPLE OF THE BASIN.
A S W E L A U N C H THI S PROJECT , W E K N O W T H E LIST I S J U S T B E G I N N I N G .
CURRENT BOAR D OF THE LAK E CHAMPLAIN
BASIN SCIENC E CENTER :
Roxane Leopold , President
Ray burn Lavigne , Treasurer
Arthur Sanborn , Secretary
Lawrence Forcie r
George Little , Jr .
Jane Nesbit t
Feel free to contact any of the board members.
THIS CAS E STATEMEN T WA S MAD E POSSIBLE
WITH GENEROU S CONTRIBUTION S FROM :
KaiserDicken, Design
Stephen Swinburne, Copy
Hal Mayforth , Illustration
Martha deLyr a Barker , Illustration
Tony Sini , Illustration
and the architectural design team of John Anderson , Rober t
Holdridge, Te d Montgomery , an d Keith Wagne r
FOR ADDITIONA L INFORMATIO N CALL :
Project Coordinators
Sarah Muysken s
656-8030
Betsy Rosenblut h
865-7178
This entire case statement is printed on recycled paper
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LAKE CHAMPLAI N BASI N SCIENC E CENTE R
4 1 1 M A I N STREE T
BURLINGTON, VERMON T 0540 1
802-656-8030
Please join us for a special previe w
of th e desig n and program for the
Lake Champlain Basin
Science Center.
A ligh t brunc h will b e served.
Afterwards, ther e wil l b e several
architectural presentation s an d we
will hear from Senator Leah y
about his vision for the
Science Center.
The Boathous e
Burlington Waterfront
(Bottom of College Street)
11:00 to 1:0 0 P M
Sunday
November 20th, 199 4
Space i s limited so pleas e make
your reservation by calling
Lisa Bea u lieu
at 656-3229 no late r than
Friday, November 11th .
Cover photograph is the existing Naval
Reserve Facility, bottom of College Street
in Burlington.
LAKE CHAMPLAI N BASI N
SCIENCE CENTE R
CED PROJEC T CONTRACT
FOR TH E
LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN SCIENCE CENTER
DECEMBER 199 3
A. BACKGROUN D
Development o f t h e Lak e Champlai n B a s i n S c i e n c e Cente r i
based o n t h e need s an d d e s i r e s o f th e r e s i d e n t s o f B u r l i n g t o n
Vermont, a s e x p r e s s e d ove r t h e l a s t 8 y e a r s . A s th e p r o j e c
moves forward , i t s s u c c e ss w i l l depen d o n ho w w e l l thos e need
and d e s i r e s o f C i t y r e s i d e n t s ar e addressed .
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The p r o j e c t w i l l b e c a r r i e d ou t b y f o r m i n g a ne w n o n p r o f i t
c o r p o r a t i o n whos e Boar d o f D i r e c t o r s r e p r e s e n t s t he many p a r t n e rs h i p s i n t he communit y brough t t o g e t h e r f o r t h is p r o j e c t . Found i n g member s o f t h e Boar d no w i n c l u d e communit y l e a d e r s r e p r e s e n ti n g youth , t h e a r t s , s c i e n c e , the Vermont Communit y Foundation ,
environmental o r g a n i z a t i o n s , Vermont' s U.S . Senato r Leahy , s e v e r a l Vermon t museums, t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Vermont, C i t y governmen t
and B u r l i n g t o n ' s low incom e neighborhoods . Subcommittee s o f t h i s
i n i t i a l Boar d a l s o i n c l u d e r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s of e d u c a t i o n , t h e Lak e
Champlain Managemen t Conferenc e an d t h e p r i v a t e s e c t o r . Onc e t h e
p r o j e c t concep t ha s bee n agree d on , f u r t h e r p a r t i c i p a t i o n fro m
b u s i n e s s , bankin g an d i n d u s t r y , l o c a l f o u n d a t i o n s an d e d u c a t i o n a l
i n s t i t u t i o n s w i l l b e sought .
The f o u n d i n g Boar d ha s bee n aske d b y t h e C i t y o f B u r l i n g t o n
and t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Vermont t o tak e t h e nex t s t e p s i n t h e
p r o j e c t ' s development . Th e grou p i s h e s i t a nt t o tak e a
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l e a d e r s h i p r o l e i n t he p r o j e c t u n t i l t h e r e i s a f o r m a l agreemen t
between t h e C i t y , t h e U n i v e r s i t y an d Senato r Leah y t o t h e p r o j e c t
concept p l a n . Eac h wee k Boar d member s appea r mor e c o m f o r t a b l e i n
t h e i r r o l e i n t he group , mor e c l e a r a s t o t h e Board' s i d e n t i t y
and mor e determine d t o se e t h e p r o j e c t through .
From t h e b e g i n n i n g , m y r o l e ha s bee n t h e s t a f f perso n t o t h e
Board an d t h e p o i n t p e r s o n i n the C i t y o n t h i s p r o j e c t .
B. PROBLE M STATEMENT
I f n o s o l u t i o n i s found, the n th e 40,00 0 r e s i d e n t s o f B u r l i n g t o n w i l l l o s e f u t u r e p u b l i c a c c e s s t o a p r e c i o u s communit y
resource o n t h e Lak e Champlai n w a t e r f r o n t , which w i l l o n l y exaj^ lerbate th e p r i v a t i z a t i o n o f th e waterfron t f or e x c l u s i v e
purposes.
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C. GOA L STATEMENT
The g o a l o f B u r l i n g t o n 's w a t e r f r o n t r e v i t a l i z a t i o n e f f o r t is
t o c r e a t e an e x c i t i n g, yea r roun d communit y r e s o u r c e t h a t b a l ances ope n spac e w i t h development , p r o t e c t s ou r h i s t o r i c an d
n a t u r a l r e s o u r c e s , complement s and enhances t he C i t y 's downtow n
and r e s i d e n t i a l neighborhoods , promote s a l t e r n a t i v e t r a n s p o r t a t i o n an d is a c c e s s a b l e t o both r e s i d e n t s and v i s i t o rs r e g a r d l e s s o f income, age or background.
The Lak e Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Cente r
p r o j e c t i n t h is r e v i t a l i z a t i o n e f f o r t .
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D. PROJEC T PRODUCT
The En d of P r o j e ct S t a t u s w i l l b e a r i b b on c u t t i n g o n J u l y
4, 1996 f or t he Lake Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Center . Th e S c i e n c e
C e n t e r w i l l b e a s e l f s u p p o r t i n g , n o n p r o f i t p u b l ic e d u c a t i on an d
r e s e a r c h f a c i l i t y o f t he h i g h e st q u a l i t y , d e d i c a t e d t o e d u c a t i n g
v i s i t o r s abou t t h e Lake Champlai n b a s i n ecology , h i s t o r y an d
c u l t u r e i n a dynamic, hands-o n environment . Throug h e x h i b i t s ,
e d u c a t i o n an d o u t r e a ch programs , r e s e a r c h , an d s i te d e s i g n , t h e
C e n t e r hope s t o s e r ve s e v e r a l f u n c t i o n s i n c l u d i n g : encourag e
r e f l e c t i v e though t o n our r o le a s stewards of t he l a ke b a s i n an d
what c h o i c e s we can make to guide t h e f u t u r e; open a windo w t o
s c i e n c e i n p r o g r e s s; f o s t e r ne w p a r t n e r s h i ps in t he b a s in betwee n
p o l i c y makers , r e s e a r c h e r s , n o n p r o f i t s , b u s i n e s s, e d u c a t o r s an d
p u b l i c advocate s and ; promote l i f e l o n g l e a r n i n g and o f f er a f u n
dynamic e x p e r i e n c e f o r a l l f a m i l i e s.
E. OUTPUT S
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new, i n c o r p o r a t e d , f u n c t i o n a l 501(c)(3 ) o r g a n i z a t i o
to develop , manag e and oversee t h e Science Center .
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* A
s i g n e d agreemen t f o r t he p r o j e ct between t he C i t y o f
B u r l i n g t o n , U n i v e r s i t y of Vermont and t he S c i e n ce Cente r Boar d of
Directors.
* A
s u c c e s s f u l C a p i t al Campaig n
* Integrat e s c i e n t i f i c researc h wit h a n i n t e r a c t i ve p u b l i c
museum
* A comprehensiv e S c i e n c e Cente r progra m t h a t i n f o c u s i n g
on t h e e c o l o g y, c u l t u r e and h i s t o ry o f t he Lake Champlai n b a s i n ,
t e a c h e s a l l age v i s i t o rs t h e s i g n i f i c a n ce o f our stewardship o f
t h e l a k e b a s i n and how our a c t i o ns guid e t h e f u t u re
* A
s u c c e s s f u l membership d r i v e
* Annua
l deb t s e r v i c e on m u n i c i p al revenu e bon d covere
( f i n a n c i a l l y s e l f supportin g project )
2
d
* Complete d c o n s t r u c t i o n o f a ne w 39,00 0 s . f . f a c i l i t y
* A
complete d f e a s i b i l i t y stud y i n d i c a t i n g how t h e p r o j e c
w i l l b e successfu l
t
F. INPUT S
* C o n t r a c t Economi c F e a s i b i l i t y Stud y
* Complet e conceptua l b u i l d i n g an d s i t e d e s i g n
* Complet e f i n a l b u i l d i n g an d s i t e d e s i g n
* complet e b i d document s
* Hir e contracto r t o begi n constructio n
* Develo
p progra m an d e x h i b i t s ; complet e o p e r a t i n g an
c a p i t a l budget s
d
* R a i s e $1 0 m i l l i o n
* H i r e s t a f f an d museu m c o n s u l t a n t s
* Garne r p o l i t i c a l an d p u b l i c suppor t
* Secur e p l a n n i n g an d predevelopmen t fund s
* Launc h g r a s s r o o t s p u b l i c campaig n
* Develo p p u b l i c i t y m a t e r i a l s
* Develo p management c o n t r a c t betwee n C i t y , U n i v e r s i t y an
n o n p r o f i t w i t h performanc e standard s t o mee t p u b l i c need .
d
* Secur
e p a r t n e r s h i p s w i t h p r i v a t e b u s i n e s s , museums ,
environmental o r g a n i z a t i o n s , e d u c a t i o n a l i n s t i t u t i o n s an d govern ment
* Complet e P r o j e c t Concep t P l a n
G. IMPLEMENTATIO
N PLAN
See a t t a c h e d t i m e l i n e
H. MINIMU M OBJECTIVES
The a t t a c h e d t i m e l i n e show s th e p r o g r e s s w e hop e t o make i n
t h e p r o j e c t b y th e en d o f nex t c a l e n d a r y e a r . E s s e n t i a l l y
, I
hope t o hav e th e n o n p r o f i t o r g a n i z a t i o n f u l l y f u n c t i o n i n g an d
empowered, w i t h p e r s o n n e l o n board . I
hop e t o b e w e l l i n t o t h e
C a p i t a l Campaig n w i t h c l e a r s i g n s o f success . I
hop e t o hav e a ll
o f t h e d e s i g n wor k done f o r th e b u i l d i n g , programs an d e x h i b i t s .
3
LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN SCIENCE CENTER
Timeline
1. Secur
e P a r t n e r s h i p s in S c i e n ce Cente r
2. B e g i
n R a i s i n g S t a r t - u p Fund s
3. Complet
e Progra m Concep t P l a n
4. Memorandu m o f Agreement Signe d Betwee n
C i t y , U n i v e r s i t y an d S c i e n c e Cente r
December 199 3
June 199 4
December 199 3
January 199 4
February 199 4
5. C o n t r a c
t F e a s i b i l i t y Stud y
January March 199 4
6. Complet
e Concep t Drawing s f o r E x h i b i ts
March 199 4
7. Paymen
t Du e t o Navy ($200,000 )
May 199 4
e P r o j e c t Manager/Directo r
June 199 4
9. S i g
n Management C o n t r a c t Between C i t y ,
U n i v e r s i t y , an d S c i e n c e Cente r
June 199 4
10 Develo
June 199 4
8. H i r
p Publicit y Material s
11. Launc h C a p i t a l Campaig n
June 199 4
12. Complet e Conceptua l B u i l d i n g an d
S i t e Desig n
June 199 4
13. Complet e F i n a l B u i l d i n g , E x h i b i t an d
S i t e Desig n
November 199 4
14. Complet e C o n s t r u c t i o n B id Documents
January 199 5
15. Nav y V a c a t e s B u r l i n g t o n F a c i l i t y
A p r i l 199 5
16. F i n a l Paymen t Du e t o Navy ($200,000 )
A p r i l 199 5
17. B e g i n C o n s t r u c t i on
A p r i l 199 5
18. E x h i b i t B u i l d Ou t
November 199 5
19. Ribbo n C u t t i n g
June 4 , 199 6
PROJECT SUMMAR Y SHEE T
(12/12/92)
My Name :
Betsy Rosenblut h
Name & D e s c r i p t i o n o f t he "community : Th
11
e 40,00 0 resident s o f th e
City o f Burlington , Vermon t
Program G o a l : Th e goa l o f Burlington' s waterfron t revitalizatio n effor t i s
to create a n exciting , year-roun d communit y resourc e tha t balance s ope n spac e
with development , protect s ou r histori c an d natura l resources , complement s an d
enhances th e City s downtow n an d residentia l neighborhoods , promote s alterna tive transportation , an d i s accessibl e t o bot h resident s an d visitor s regardles s
of income , ag e o r background .
Problem Statement :
l
i f n o solution is found, the n th e 40,00 0 resident s o f Burlingto n
will los e futur e publi c acces s t o a preciou s communit y resourc e o n
the Lak e Champlai n waterfront , whic h wil l onl y exacerbat e th e
privatization o f th e waterfron t fo r exclusiv e purposes .
P r o j e c t Purpose :
to creat e th e Lak e Champlai n Basi n Scienc e Cente r a t th e sit e o f th e
Naval Reserv e Facility , whic h wil l integrat e ongoin g researc h f n th e
Lake basi n wit h hands-o n interactiv e exhibit s an d programmin g
accessible t o a divers e public . Th e Cente r wil l plac e specia l
focus o n opportunitie s fo r childre n a s th e futur e caretaker s o f
the basin , wit h a philosoph y o f educatio n a s a n agen t o f change .
Expected Outputs :
I6
1
A ne w i n c o r p o r a t e d f u n c t i o n al 501(C)(3 } o r g a n i z a t i o n
2
A s i g n e d agreemen t betwee n t h e C i t y. t h e U n i v e r s i t y, an d new n o n - p r o f i t
3
A s u c c e s s f u l $1 0 m i l l i on c a b i t a l camDaia n
4
A new 39,000 sauar e f o o t Lak e Chamolai n B a s i n S c i e n c e C e n t er f a c i l i t y
Status Repor t o n the Lake Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Cente r
February, 199 4
1. Boar d Developmen t - The Board f i n a l l y h i t a w a ll of
f r u s t r a t i o n t h i s mont h as the U n i v e r s i ty (UVM ) a d m i n i s t r a t i o n
continues t o s it on t he fence o n t he p r o j e c t. I am t r y i n g to g et
the Mayo r to g i ve th e U n i v e r s i ty a d e a d l i n e f o r b e i n g i n or out
of th e p r o j e c t. Thu s t he Board's work is on h o l d, a l t h o u g h
s e v e r a l member s have r e q u e s t e d a n e g o t i a t i o n w i t h a n o u t s i d e
f a c i l i t a t o r t o move the p r o j e ct forward . Th e Board need s a
c l e a r e r sens e of the p r o j e c t 's f e a s a b i l i t y a s s t r u c t u r e d, b e f o r e
formally incorporating .
We hop e to b e g in s e a r c h i n g f o r a D i r e c t or ( 6 month p r o c e s s ? )
and u n d e r t a k i n g a f u n d r a i s i n g an d market f e a s a b i l i t y study .
2. Th e U n i v e r s i ty - So f a r t he p r o j e ct ha s r e q u i r ed tw o a c t s
of Congress , t r i p a r t i s a n suppor t o n C i ty C o u n c i l , v o t e r a p p r o v a l
and movin g the U n i t ed S t a t e s Nav y and we s t i l l hav e no commitment
from UVM. Tha t abou t sum s i t up!
3. C e r t a i n l y one of the most c h a l l e n g i n g t a s k s w i l l b e to
determine th e r o l es of t he v a r i o us p a r t n e r s . W e hav e a l o t of
t h i n k i n g t o do on t h i s matter . F o r i n s t a n c e, w i l l th e e x i s t i ng
museums we hop e w i l l p a r t i c i p a t e in programming a l s o p a r t i c i p a t e
i n th e f u n d r a i s i n g? W i l l the y hav e Boar d r e p r e s e n t a t i o n ? Wha t
w i l l th e C i t y 's r o l e be to i n s u re ongoin g p u b l i c b e n e f i t ? e t c . I
know of some j o i n t v e n t u r e s i n t h is are a w i t h governmen t an d a
n o n p r o f i t , bu t never w i t h t h i s man y p l a y e r s .
4. We have not gone " p u b l i c " y et in a b ig way s i n c e w e wer e
w a i t i n g t o l i ne u p some major funder s f i r s t . However , I am
b e g i n n i n g t o t h i nk t h a t mayb e we shoul d r e v e r s e t h e C a p i t al
Campaign to have the g r a ss r o o t s e f f o r t f i r s t , hopin g t o a t t r a ct
b i g donor s onc e th e momentum o f t he broad base d suppor t i s t h e r e.
5. I am l o o k i n g f o r a l t e r n a t i v e f i n a n c i n g f o r th
e c o st of
the lan d ($600,000) . W e hav e a p p r o v a l f o r a revenue bon d but
t h i s burden s t he museum w i t h t h e annual deb t s e r v i c e .
S t a t u s Repor t o n th e Lak e Champlai n B a s i n S c i e n c e Cente r
A p r i l 16 , 199 4
SUMMARY
In January , th e Boar d complete d t h e i r Concep t P l a n f o r th e
Lake Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Center . T h i s v i s i o n c a l l e d f o r a ne w
39,000 s . f . f a c i l i t y a t a n e s t i m a t e d cos t o f $1 0 m i l l i o n . A f t e r
s e v e r a l j o i n t meeting s o f th e f u n d r a i s i n g committe e an d th e
U n i v e r s i t y ' s developmen t o f f i c e , i t became c l e a r t h a t w e neede d a
back-up p l a n t o r a i s i n g the f u l l $1 0 m i l l i o n by A p r i l o f 1995 , th e
date t h a t w e a c q u i r e ownershi p o f th e p r o p e r t y . T h i
s p l a n ha s
taken th e for m o f a phase d p r o j e c t w i t h a r e v i s e d t i m e l i n e .
FINANCING
C a p i t a l Budge t - We ar e c o n t i n u i n g t o loo k f o r th e f u l l $1 0 m i l l i o n
although w e ar e p h a s i n g th e p r o j e c t base d o n th e f i n a n c i n g
a v a i l a b l e . I t look s a s thoug h th e U n i v e r s i t y r e s e a r c h componen t
w i l l b e e a s i e s t t o secur e f e d e r a l funding , an d w e hav e a p o t e n t i a l
donor f o r th e K - 12 , hands-o n l a b o r a t o r y . I a m d o i n g som e work t o
" c u l t i v a t e " majo r donor s an d w e hav e a Committe e l o o k i n g a t gran t
sources. The y hav e a l r e a d y don e a s p i n s e a r c h f o r f o u n d a t i o n s an d
have t a r g e t e d s e v e r a l f e d e r a l source s w i th th e h e l p o f ou r Senator .
The Committee - is working towards a f u n d r a i s i n g o r development p l a n .
O p e r a t i n g Budge t - I complete d a p r o j e c t e d o p e r a t i n g budge t base
on dat a fro m e x i s t i n g Vermon t museum s an d th e A s s o c i a t i o n o
Science an d Technolog y C e n t e r s . T h i s i s a p r e t t y p r e l i m i n a r y sta
at o p e r a t i n g c o s t s , g i v e n t h a t th e progra m i s s t i l l i n th
conceptual stages . Th e $700,00 0 f i g u r e seem s r e a s o n a b l e f o r no
and i n c l u d e s a $ 1 m i l l i o n endowment.
d
f
b
e
w
Debt F i n a n c i n g - Th e c o s t t o th e C i t y o f th e Navy' s r e l o c a t i o n i s
$600,000. T h i
s i s e s s e n t i a l l y th e a c q u i s i t i o n p r i c e f o r th e
p r o p e r t y . Th e C i t y ha s alway s looke d t o f i n a n c e t h i s p o r t i o n
through a revenu e bond, w i t h th e promis e t h a t th e p r o j e c t w i l l no t
c o s t taxpayer s on e penny . Th e C i t y a n t i c i p a t e d c o v e r i n g th e deb t
s e r v i c e throug h l e a s e payment s fro m t e n a n t s . However , i t i s
p o s s i b l e t h a t s t r a p p i n g th e museu m w i t h a n a d d i t i o n a l $70,000
y e a r l y paymen t won't work. T h i s i s th e mos t immediat e proble m f o r
me. Th
e U n i v e r s i t y an d th e Boar d wan t th e C i t y t o "com e t o th e
t a b l e " w i t h thes e c o s t s covered . Th e C i t y r e c e n t l y s o l d a bon d
a n t i c i p a t i o n not e f o r $765,00 0 t o cove r th e payment s t o th e Nav y
($200,000 eac h year ) an d v a r i o u s o t h e r c o s t s . P o t e n t i a l revenu e
sources I a m l o o k i n g a t i n c l u d e : l e a s i n g th e e x i s t i n g b u i l d i n g f o r
s e v e r a l year s b e f o r e b u i l d i n g th e museum ; captur e th e incom e fro m
adjacent p a r k i n g l o t s an d t r a n s i e n t doc k s l i p s ; charg e th e
U n i v e r s i t y f o r a groun d l e a s e ; ad d th e c o s t t o th e f u n d r a i s i n g
goal.
S t a r t U p Cost s - We secure d ou r f i r s t grant , $25,000 , fro m th e Lak e
Champlain Management Conference , wh o a l s o s t a t e d t h e i r i n t e r e s t i n
b e i n g p a r t n e r s i n th e p r o j e c t . T h i s migh t l e a d t o f u t u r e f e d e r a l
f u n d i n g (the y h o p e f u l l y w i l l b e r e a u t h o r i z e d b y Congres s w i t h
another $ 5 m i l l i o n f o r t h e i r tas k o f c r e a t i n g a p o l l u t i o n
p r e v e n t i o n , c o n t r o l an d managemen t p l a n f o r Lake Champlain) .
Through som e p o l i t i c a l maneuvers , I was a p p o i n t e d b y the Governor
t o s e r v e o n t h e Management Conferenc e (a s w i th mos t t h i n g s , a
b l e s s i n g and a c u r s e ). The remaining s t a r t u p c o s ts I have propose d
t o b e share d e q u a l l y betwee n the C i t y, U n i v e r s i t y and the Board.
DESIGN
Our a r c h i t e c t s a re working i n a "team" w i t h th e U n i v e r s i t y 's
a r c h i t e c t t o r e v i s e th e o r i g i n a l concep t drawing s f o r a phase d
approach. The b i g g e st i s s u e is t he t e n s i on between the 1 b u i l d i n g / 2
b u i l d i n g s c e n a r i o . Th e U n i v e r s i ty would j u s t as w e ll hav e i t s own,
s e p a r a t e b u i l d i n g . W e want one b u i l d i ng housing bot h r e s e a r c h and
p u b l i c use s t o emphasize ou r g o a ls o f p a r t n e r s h i p s an d making
r e s e a r c h a c c e s s i b l e . Soon , w e w i l l hav e t o f i g u r e ou t how t o
i n v o l v e t h e p u b l ic i n the b u i l d i ng design . W e hop e t o f i n i s h t he
concept drawing s an d have the m mounte d on a s i g n i n f r o nt o f the
Navy b y summer . W e a r e a l so workin g o n a model , multi-medi a o r
v i d e o p r o j e c t t o b e g in a p u b l ic r e l a t i o n s push.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMEN T
Board - W e nee d t o i n c o r p o r a t e th e Board a s soo n a s p o s s i b l e
(although t h e Vermont Community Foundation has agreed to manage o ur
funds) . W e j u s t adde d a ne w membe r w i t h a grea t f u n d r a i s i n g
c a p a c i t y . Th e Boar d i s g e n e r a l ly j u s t meetin g i n subcommittees
(Program, F u n d r a i s i n g an d P a r t n e r s h i p s) , a l t h o u g h s i n c e I am t he
o n l y s t a f f p e r s o n , th e meetings a r e too f ar between . I t is s t i l l
most u n c l e a r a s to how we w i l l s t r u c t u r e th e many p a r t n e r s h i p s in
the p r o j e c t .
C i t y " C o u n c il - S i n c e a ne w C o u n c i l wa s e l e c t e d , w e hav e bee n
l o b b y i n g t o b r i ng the m along . The y w i l l nee d t o agree o n 3 key
i s s u e s : t h e f i n a n c i n g p l a n , th e U n i v e r s i t y ' s groun d l e a s e i n
p e r p e t u i t y (wit h performanc e standards ) and t he b u i l d i ng l o c a t i o n.
P u b l i c - Ther e hav e bee n s e v e r a l p o i n t s i n t he h i s t o r y o f the
p r o j e c t whe n t h e p u b l ic wa s informe d o r i n v o l v e d ; i n 1990 when
v o t e r s approve d a Waterfron t R e v i t a l i z a t i o n Plan , i n 1991 when
v o t e r s approve d revenu e bonds f o r the p r o j e ct and in 1992/3 when we
went to each Neighborhood Plannin g Assembl y w i t h a p r o j e ct update .
I t i s time a g a i n t o s t a rt th e p u b l ic campaign .
PROGRAM
The v i s i o n f o r t he Science Cente r is completed. F o r t he summer we
are t r y i n g t o generat e som e excitemen t o n - s i t e . Th e Boar d is
debating (rathe
r t e n s e l y ) whethe r the y a r e read y t o hav e
b o a t b u i l d i n g a c t i v i t i e s and seminars or s t i ck to p u b l ic i n f o r m a t i o n
about t h e d e s i gn an d concept. I
am l o o k i n g i n t o d e s i g n i n g som e
signage, a
k i o s k d i s p l a y , brochure , mode l an d m u l t i medi a
p r e s e n t a t i o n (video ) f o r the summer.
TIMELINE
O r i g i n a l l y we were t r y i n g to meet the A p r il 199 5 t i m e l i ne f o r when
the p r o p e r t y r e v e r t s t o C i ty ownershi p (an d I f i n i s h CED!) . T h i s
i s no w extende d a t l e a s t 1 year , dependen t o n th e f u n d r a i s i n g
success an d l a c k o f s t a f f time . I
need t o r e v i s e t h e t i m e l i n e
ASAP.
PARTNERS
We hav e bee n f o c u s i n g e n t i r e l y o n th e p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h t h e
U n i v e r s i t y , p l a n n i n g t o then leverag e othe r p a r t n e r s , second . I
had m y f i r s t a d v e r s a r i a l meetin g w i t h a l o c a l c h i l d r e n ' s museu m
t h a t f e e l s t h r e a t e n e d b y the p r o j e c t. T h i s mad e i t c l e ar t h a t w e
needed t o b e g in c l a r i f y i n g th e s t r u c t u re o f a ll the p a r t n e r s h i p s .
We d o have t he Lake Management Conferenc e signe d o n f or t h i s y e a r .
SHORT TERM STRATEGY
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Cu
t t he p r o j e ct i n t o phase s
Star
t g e n e r a t i n g excitement/ownershi p i n t he " p u b l i c"
Wor
k throug h C i t y C o u n c i l
B e g i n o n - s i t e programmin g
Develo
p p u b l i c i t y material s
Pursu e f e d e r a l g r a n t source s f i r s t , ge t U n i v e r s i ty
Development o f f i c e o n board.
7. Ge t predevelopment agreemen t signe d wit h t h e C i ty and UVM the " p u b l i c handshake. "
8. S t a r t c u l t i v a t i n g major donor s (th e Leah y Cente r ??)
9. F i g u r
e ou t f i n a n c i ng schem e f o r C i t y ' s shar e
10. I n c o r p o r a t e th e Board
11. Begi n c o n n e c t i o n s w i t h schoo l system s
12. "Pursu e any n e c e s s a ry f e a s a b i l i t y s t u d i e s -
a re they needed ?
BARRIERS/ISSUES/OBSTACLES
1.
2.
3.
4.
To
o many cumbersome p a r t n e r s - what w i l l p a r t n e r s ' r o l e s be?
Whe
n to h i re E x e c u t i v e D i r e c t o r ? or P r o j e ct Manage r ?
Whethe
r to do f e a s a b i l i t y s t u d i e s .
Ho w d o we l e t the U n i v e r s i ty b u i l d f i r s t an d s t i l l m a i n t a i n
the p u b l i c p i e c e s . Ho w t o have phasin g kee p the excitement.
5. Pas
t h i s t o r y of museums neve r happenin g - funders don' t
b e l i e v e i t y e t.
6. Ho w ca n C i ty pay f or r e l o c a t i o n and parking?
7. E x t e n s i o n o f t i m e l i ne - rent th e b u i l d i ng
8. Ca n we r a i s e t h i s much money ($1 0 m i l l i o n) ? !
9. Overwhelme d - no support i n the A d m i n i s t r a t i o n, n o back up, I
l o s e c o n f i d e n c e , b i g g e s t p r o j e c t I'v e ever done .
Lake Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Cente r
S t a t u s Repor t
May 199 4
DESIGN
Much o f my energ y ove r th e l a s t mont h has been in
n e g o t i a t i n g a s i t e p l a n w i t h th e U n i v e r s i t y. I n g e n e r a l, the y
p r e f e r a separat e b u i l d i n g an d the C i ty p r e f e r s a s i n g l e
b u i l d i n g . T h i s i s the one o u t s t a n d i n g i s s u e u n t i l w e can
launch th e p u b l ic i n f o r m a t i o n campaign .
We ar e d i s c u s s i ng the b e st approac h f o r p u b l ic i n p u t an d a re
c o n s i d e r i n g a l i v e , c a l l - i n p u b l i c acces s T.V . sho w t o g a t h e r
p u b l i c inpu t o n d e s i g n element s b e f o r e w e complet e concep t p l a n s .
FUNDING
The U n i v e r s i t y has l i n e d u p at l e a s t on e major donor , an d
board member s a re c u l t i v a t i ng o t h e r s . Ou r newest boar d membe r is
p i v o t a l t o our f u n d r a i s i ng success, an d he seems read y t o
p a r t i c i p a t e f u l l steam . I was a b l e (s o f a r) t o i n c l u de the
p r o j e c t i n the S t r a t e g ic P l a n f o r the C i t y 's E n t e r p r i s e Community
a p p l i c a t i o n t o the f e d s. W e hav e l i n e d u p s e v e r a l f e d e r a l
sources, w i l l b e w r i t i n g those a p p l i c a t i o n s t h is summe r and
Senator Leah y i s w i l l i ng t o cash i n some p o l i t i c a l c h i p s o n t h i s
one.
We ar e s t i l l i n desperate nee d o f predevelopment fund s t o
pay f o r s t a f f, design , e t c.
HELP!
Being swampe d w i t h th e E n t e r p r i se a p p p l i c a t i on t h is month , I
have not been making enoug h p r o g r e s s o n the f i n a n c i al an d a c t i on
plans. I
s t i l l a m a m b i t i o u s l y hopin g t o have a s i g n e d
predevelopment agreemen t w i t h th e U n i v e r s i ty and p r e ss conferenc e
by J u l y .
Lake Champlai n B a s i n S c i e n c e Cente r
Status Repor t
June 1994
POLITICS, POLITICS , POLITIC S - a good d e a l o f time
has bee n spen t t h i s month s o l i d i f y i n g ou r p o l i t i c al support .
P r e s e n t a t i o n s t o th e C i t y C o u n c i l , Waterfron t Committe e an d
Finance Boar d a r e underway and we hop e to g a in a u t h o r i z a t i o n t o
s i g n a Memorandum o f Agreement an d a lan d l e a s e betwee n
the C i t y , Boar d of D i r e c t o rs an d U n i v e r s i t y. T h i s w i l l l a u n c h o ur
c a p i t a l campaig n t h i s summe r f o r phas e I : $6 m i l l i o n.
BOARD RESOLUTION - t he Board of D i r e c t o rs reache d
consensus on a recommendation t o house the r e s e a r ch an d museum in
a s i n g l e , ne w f a c i l i t y . T h i s ha s ended the d i s c u s s i o n, f o r t he
time b e i n g , t h a t th e U n i v e r s i ty woul d b u i l d a s e p a r a t e f a c i l i t y .
The Boar d a l s o ha s chosen to r a i se an a d d i t i o n al $800,00 0 to "buy"
the C i t y ou t of the p r o j e ct b y c o v e r i n g t h e i r c o s t o f r e l o c a t i n g
the Navy .
MONEY - we hav e t a r g e t e d th e N a t i o n al S c i e n c e
Foundation f o r a grant t h i s summer. Th e Senator's s t a f f i s working
on s e v e r a l o t h e r f e d e r a l o p t i o n s . I
have been w r i t i n g th e p r o j e ct
i n t o t h e s t r a t e g y f o r t h e " E n t e r p r i s e Community " f e d e r a l
a p p l i c a t i o n . A l o c a l d e v e l o p e r (no w o n th e board ) ha s bee n
approached an d is i n t e r e s t ed i n a s u b s t a n t i a l g i f t ($500,00 0 ? ? ) .
We hav e now d e s i g n e d t h e p r o j e ct i n t o phases , w i t h a phase 1 g o a l
o f $ 6 m i l l i o n.
0
STAFF - I had hoped t o have a d d i t i o n a l s t a f f h i r e d ,
soon. However , u n t i l th e MOA i s s i g n ed an d the f u n d r a i s i n g
b e g i n s , I w i l l c o n t i n u e t o be t he s o le s t a f f support .
In g e n e r a l , w e see m to be moving a g a i n o n the
f a s t t r a c k a f t e r th e l a st boar d meeting . Havin g th e U n i v e r s i ty
ready t o g o and a d e v e l o p e r w i l l i n g to f u n d r a i se ha s e n e r g i z ed
the group . H o p e f u l l y w e can keep goin g wit h t h i s momentum.
Lake Champlai n B a s i n S c i e n c e Cente r
Status Repor t
June 1994
Lake Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Cente r
P r o j e c t Updat e
J u l y 199 4
The Boar d ha s mad e s e v e r a l d e c i s i o n s t h i s month , t o move th e
p r o j e c t forward . F i r s t i s t o e s t a b l i s h a n e g o t i a t i o n p r o c e s s
between th e U n i v e r s i t y , n o n p r o f i t an d th e C i t y t o a r r i v e a t a
l a n d l e a s e an d managemen t c o n t r a c t f o r th e f a c i l i t y . M y r o l e ,
most i m p o r t a n t l y , i s t o i n s u r e tha t th e p u b l i c ' s need s ar e me t i n
p e r p e t u i t y , i n c l u d i n g bot h p h y s i c a l an d economi c a c c e s s an d
s t r o n g t i e s t o th e a d j o i n i n g lo w incom e neighborhoods . I w i l l
a l s o b e d e v e l o p i n g th e gras s r o o t s f u n d r a i s i n g e f f o r t w h i l e
o t h e r s focu s o n th e l a r g e r donors . I have no t y e t foun d an y goo d
r e l e v a n t example s o f document s t o borro w from , o t h e r tha n som e
predevelopment agreement s between th e C i t y an d th e U n i v e r s i t y
r e g a r d i n g housin g student s o n campus .
The Boar d ha s a l s o decide d t o spen d t h e i r f i r s t gran t fund s
on p u b l i c i t y m a t e r i a l s , a boa t b u i l d i n g program an d t o h i r e s t a f f
t o focu s o n e x h i b i t an d e d u c a t i o n a l m a t e r i a l s .
The a d j o i n i n g lo w incom e neighborhoo d (Ol d Nort h End ) ha s
had s e v e r a l h e a r i n g s o n th e C i t y ' s E n t e r p r i s e Communit y
a p p l i c a t i o n t o th e f e d e r a l governmen t whic h i n c l u d e d th e s c i e n c e
c e n t e r p r o j e c t . Th e d i s c u s s i o n s wer e v e r y s u p p o r t i v e toward s th e
s c i e n c e c e n t e r a s p r o v i d i n g o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r youth , g e n e r a l
a p p r e n t i c e s h i p s , n o n t r a d i t i o n a l educatio n ( e s p e c i a l l y s c i e n c e
t r a i n i n g f o r g i r l s ) , an d s c i e n c e r e l a t e d j o b s . Th e communit y i n
g e n e r a l ha s supporte d fundin g a n e d u c a t i o n a l c o o r d i n a t o r t o f o c u s
on p u l l i n g these program s togethe r f o r th e O l d Nort h End , a s a
v i a b l e neighborhoo d r e v i t a l i z a t i o n s t r a t e g y . Ther e i s alway s
concern t h a t t h i s p r o j e c t doe s no t serv e t o u r i s t s at th e c o s t o f
l o c a l r e s i d e n t s , t h a t th e U n i v e r s i t y no t c a l l th e s h o t s an d a
demand t h a t t h e r e no t b e an y economi c b a r r i e r s t o f u l l y u t i l i z i n g
the f a c i l i t y r e g a r d l e s s o f one' s income .
Tomorrow ( J u l y 6 ) w e hav e ou r f i r s t forma l p r e s s c o n f e r e n c e
announcing th e s t a t u s o f th e p r o j e c t t o th e medi a an d g e n e r a l
public.
I a m o p t i m i s t i c about th e p r o j e c t bu t nervou s t h a t becaus e
of th e s i z e o f th e c a p i t a l campaig n g o a l an d wher e th e mone y w i l l
come, t h a t th e p r o j e c t doe s no t appea r e l i t i s t o r r e l i n q u i s h
c o n t r o l awa y fro m th e broade r community . I a l s o nee d t o b e t t e r
i n v o l v e d i f f e r e n t e t h n ic groups , p a r t i c u l a r l y th e Abenak i
community.
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P r o j e c t Updat e
September 199 4
A l o t of p r o g r e s s ha s bee n made i n th e l a s t fe w month s o n th e
S c i e n c e Cente r an d i t l o o ks a s i f it might eve n b e b u i l t som e da y
soon (no t b y January , however) . Her e i s a summar y a l o n g w i t h
some o f th e mor e p r e s s i n g i s s u e s:
Design Th e d e s i g n team.i s workin g w e l l t o g e t h e r an d the y see m
t o complemen t eac h o t h e r ' s s t r e n g t h s . Th e U n i v e r s i t y a r c h i t e c t
i s f i n a l l y a r t i c u l a t i n g th e broade r v i s i o n an d d e s i g n i n g
l a b o r a t o r i e s t h a t i n t e g r a t e w i th th e museu m i n a s i n g l e f a c i l i t y .
Concept drawing s w i l l b e complete d b y Novembe r 1 an d th e c o s t
o f t h i s stag e o f d e s i g n ha s bee n share d e q u a l l y between th e
U n i v e r s i t y , th e Board , an d th e C i t y . Th e a r c h i t e c t s w i l l the n
come t o a h a l t u n t i l th e progra m an d e x h i b i t s ar e designed . I n
g e n e r a l , th e 36,00 0 s . f . f a c i l i t y i s b e i ng develope d a s a n
e x h i b i t i t s e l f , wher e eve n th e mechanica l an d plumbin g system s
w i l l b e expose d an d l a b e l e d as demonstrations . S t a t e - o f - t h e - a r t
energy c o n s e r v a t i o n measures w i l l b e use d an d th e e x i s t i n g
b u i l d i n g w i l l b e r e c y c l e d as muc h a s p o s s i b l e b e f o re d e m o l i t i o n .
The b u i l d i n g i s meant t o b e a c c e s s i b l e and i n v i t i n g , bot h
p h y s i c a l l y an d v i s u a l l y , an d r e f l e c t th e o v e r a l l them e o f
stewardship o f ou r r e s o u r c e s .
T i m e l i n e - Th e f l u i d t i m e l i n e has change d onc e again , a l t h o u g h i t
remains ambitiou s f o r th e s i z e o f ou r f u n d r a i s i n g g o a l. Concep t
drawings w i l l b e don e i n November, a l o n g w i t h logo , brochur e an d
our f i r s t f u n d r a i s i n g event. B y March , th e progra m s h o u l d b e
f u r t h e r d e t a i l e d s o t h a t b y summe r o f 199 5 drawing s ca n b e
completed. W e hop e t o b e g i n l a n d s c a p i n g th e s i t e t h i s summe r an d
ceremoniously t e a r i n g down th e 12 ' c h a i n l i n k fenc e o n Augus t 1 .
Then a n 1 8 mont h c o n s t r u c t i o n season a l l o w s u s t o ope n th e door s
by Ne w Year' s 1996 .
F u n d r a i s i n g - W e r e c i e v e d ou r secon d gran t an d f i r s t majo r g i f t
o f $1. 5 m i l l i o n ! ! Senato r Leah y secure d th e f u n d i n g throug h HU D
S p e c i a l P r o j e c t s . Thes e fund s w i l l b e use d t o bu y ou t th e C i t y ' s
debt ($800,000) , an d fun d th e d e s i g n component s an d d e m o l i t i o n .
We ar e s t i l l hopin g t h a t th e L i n t i l h a c Foundatio n w i l l matc h t h i s
g r a n t . W e ar e p r e p a r i n g anothe r $2. 5 m i l l i o n reques t t o th e f e d s
through th e N a t i o n a l S c i e n c e Foundation . T h i s w i l l l e a v e u s w i t h
$4.5 m i l l i o n t o r a i s e f o r th e e n t i r e p r o j e c t , a l t h o u g h w e ca n
p r o b a b l y complet e Phas e I f o r anothe r $ 1 m i l l i o n . Th e b e s t new s
i s t h a t th e Boar d h i r e d a f u n d r a i s i n g c o n s u l t a n t, p a r t tim e u n t i l
June. T h i s r e l i e v e s m y burde n a s s t a f f f o r th e p r o j e c t an d
r e a l l y a c c e l e r a t e s the p r o j e c t . The U n i v e r s i t y is o f f e r i n g f r e e
o f f i c e suppor t t h i
s k i n d o f UV M suppor t ha s bee n unprecedente d
i n an y pas t communit y p r o j e c t.
N e g o t i a t i o n s - Th e tea m r e p r e s e n t i n g th e t h r e e p a r t n e r s hav e bee n
n e g o t i a t i n g e v e r y t h i n g fro m l a n d l e a s e to program elements . The y
f o r m a l l y i n c o r p o r a t e d themselve s as the l e g al Boar d o f D i r e c t o r s,
r e n d e r i n g th e e x i s t i ng Boar d i r r e l e v a n t . T h i s had me w o r r i e d
over p r o c e s s , a l t h o u g h th e e x i s t i ng boar d agree d t o t h i s
arrangement. Th e new Boar d operate s o n consensus whic h means any
p a r t n e r ca n b l o ck a d e c i s i o n . I am u r g i n g the m to expand as soon
as p o s s i b l e fro m 3 to 6 members. W e hav e a l s o g o t t e n the m to
agree t o empower a program subcommitte e t o develop th e museum
components. T h i s w i l l b e a broader, p u b l i c p r o c e s s. W e hav e
missed o u r d e a d l i ne o f a s i g n e d MOA betwee n the p a r t n e rs by
October 1 , but we a r e moving i n good f a i t h .
P u b l i c P a r t i c i p a t i o n - I have not f i g u r ed ou t how to keep the
g e n e r a l p u b l i c i n v o l v e d in the p r o j e ct at t h is phase . T h i s
w i n t e r I w i l l p r o b a b l y d o a l o t o f outreach t o n e i g h b o r h o o d / c i v ic
groups abou t t h e concept. I
do not know how to best mee t our
ambitious d e a d l i n e f o r program developmen t w h i l e keepin g the
p r o c e s s open .
Lake Champlai n Basi n Scienc e Cente r
November 199 4
- UPDATE I. Boar
d Developmen t - Som e o f m y f e a r s r e g a r d i n g th e l a c k o f
p u b l i c r e p r e s e n t a t i o n o n th e n o n p r o f i t boar d hav e bee n addressed .
The compromis e i s t h a t th e c u r r e n t boar d o f thre e ( r e p r e s e n t i n g
C i t y , n o n p r o f i t , U n i v e r s i t y ) w i l l immediatel y ad d t h r e e members .
( I t wa s eas y t o hav e a han d i n s e l e c t i n g these, t o b e t t e r eve n ou t
the board ) . The n ever y thre e month s th e boar d w i l l ad d t h r e e mor e
members u n t i l th e f i n a l g o a l o f 1 8 member s i s met. T h i s seeme d t o
make th e U n i v e r s i t y most comfortabl e (on e ste p a t a t i m e ! ) . Th
e
t h r e e ne w member s r e p r e s e n t s c i e n c e research , th e a d j o i n i n g lo w
income neighborhood, an d a w e l l respecte d businessma n wh o ha s j u s t
completed a s u c c e s s f u l c a p i t a l campaig n f o r a consortiu m o f lo w
income h o u s i n g n o n p r o f i t s . Th e boar d continue s t o operat e b y
consensus an d th e c h a i r i s e x c e l l e n t .
I I . S t a f f - I n a d d i t i o n t o th e f u n d r a i s e r h i r e d i n September, th e
b o a r d ha s "bought " m y tim e o n c o n t r a c t , a t l e a s t t h r e e day s p e r
week, t o c o o r d i n a t e th e progra m an d e x h i b i t development . I
a m
f l a t t e r e d t o hav e been aske d an d e x c i t e d t o d o th e mos t fu n p a r t o f
the job , bu t a l s o a m s u f f e r i n g s e v e r e l y fro m "imposte r syndrome "
i . e . wha t d o I kno w abou t museu m e x h i b i t s ? ? T h i s seem s suc h a
t y p i c a l i n s e c u r i t y of women - maybe we shoul d t a l k abou t i t in ou r
p r o j e c t grou p ?
I I I . Progra m Development - I a m spendin g most o f m y tim e t r a v e l i ng
t o o t h e r s c i e n c e c e n t e r s , an d t a l k i n g to everyon e I ca n f i n d i n th e
f i e l d . Th e h a r d e s t ste p i s o u t l i n i n g a proces s f o r th e progra m
committee t o f o l l o w t o a r r i v e at ou r Marc h d e a d l i n e f o r a n e x h i b i t
p l a n . I n t h i s p r o c e s s , I hav e t o f i g u r e ou t th e bes t wa y t o p l u g
i n p u b l i c p a r t i c i p a t i o n ; ho w t o d e a l wit h th e p a r t i c i p a n t s who ar e
t h e r e f o r p o l i t i c a l reasons , no t t h e i r e x p e r t i s e and ; whe n t o b e s t
b r i n g i n p r o f e s s i o n al consultants .
Here i s m y f i r s t crac k a t i t:
1. Progra m Committe e meet s t o determin e wh o t o ad d t o th e
group, c o n f i r m th e process , d e f i n e t h e i r m i s s i o n , accep t a
t i m e l i n e , d e v e l o p c r i t e r i a f o r determinin g wha t w e i n c l u d e o r no t
i n th e Center , an d revie w a l l work t o dat e s o w e ar e no t s t a r t i n g
from s c r a t c h an d ca n b e n e f i t fro m pas t p u b l i c i n p u t .
2. Mee t w i t h a s man y c o n s u l t a n t s , p r o f e s s i o n a l s , an d o t h e r
s i m i l a r p l a c e s t o determin e what o u t s i d e hel p e x i s t s and wh o w e ar e
l o o k i n g f o r , what w e l i k e an d don' t l i k e .
3. U s i n g ou r c r i t e r i a , determin e p r i o r i t y area s t o i n c l u d e i n
the C e n t e r - what i s the s t o r y w e wan t t o t e l l , wha t message d o w e
want v i s i t o r s t o wal k awa y with ? Wha t ar e th e mos t r e l e v a n t
s u b j e c t s f o r a c h i e v i n g ou r mission ?
4. B r i n g i n n a t i o n a l c o n s u l t a n t ( s ) t o h e l p t r a n s l a t e ou r
concepts i n t o a comprehensiv e e x h i b i t p l a n an d wor k w i t h th e
a r c h i t e c t s o n a progra m d r i v e n b u i l d i n g d e s i g n .
IV. F u n d r a i s i n g - We ar e s t i l l t r y i n g t o l e v e r a g e th e HU D gran t o f
$1.5 m i l l i o n w i t h a p r i v a t e foundatio n match . W e hav e ou r f i r s t
f u n d r a i s e r November 20, a brunch w i th Senato r Leah y t o loo k f o r ou r
$1 m i l l i o n i n d i v i d u a l donor . Th e brochur e wen t t o th e p r i n t e r
(great design! ) . W e w i l l no t g o p u b l i c w i th th e campaig n u n t i l w e
secure t h i s nex t $2. 5 m i l l i o n . L a t e r t h i s y e a r w e w i l l b e l o o k i n g
f o r $ 2 - 4 m i l l i o n fro m th e N a t i o n a l Scienc e Foundation . I
a m
hoping t h a t C l i n t o n ' s E n t e r p r i s e Community d e s i g n a t i o n w i l l mea n
something f o r u s i n seekin g othe r f e d e r a l mone y - - an d t h a t
C i s n e r o s keep s h i s jo b u n t i l w e ge t th e d e s i g n a t i o n !
V. N e g o t i a t i o n
s - W e ar e s t i l l i r o n i n g ou t th e l a n d l e a s e ,
ownership an d managemen t d e t a i l s . Tw o s t i c k y p o i n t s ar e wh o w i l l
pay f o r p a r k i n g an d upgradin g th e w a t e r f r o n t i n f r a s t r u c t u r e
(sewers, stormwater , e t c ) . T h i s i s a l a r g e r C i t y i s s u e t h a t t h i s
Mayor i s i n c a p a b l e o f makin g progres s on . D o I h e l p an d mak e hi m
look b e t t e r f o r th e nex t e l e c t i o n ? Yech!! A l s o , I a m l o o k i n g f o r
p u b l i c guarantee s - remai n a f f o r d a b l e , a c c e s s a b l e , boar d
membership, e t c .
VI. P h i l o s o p h y - I spen t som e time wit h a lo w incom e neighborhoo d
advocate d i s c u s s i n g my concern s abou t th e p r o j e c t meeting communit y
development g o a l s . Sh e gav e a n eloquen t ( I wish I had r e c o r d e d i t )
statement abou t ho w t h i s p r o j e c t was a communit y b u i l d i n g p r o j e c t
to b r i n g a l l k i n ds o f peopl e togethe r an d f o r g e som e p r i d e an d
i d e n t i t y i n B u r l i n g t o n. Sh e wa s offende d t h a t peopl e kee p s a y i n g ,
"poor peopl e ar e worryin g abou t wher e t o ea t next , no t a museum,"
as i f she doesn' t deserv e o r car e abou t o t h e r i s s u e s - even thoug h
she ma y neve r sho w up a t a meeting . He r v i s i o n see s a v e r y t i g h t
c o n n e c t i o n o f th e s c i e n c e c e n t e r wit h "a t r i s k " teen s (a s
employees, t e a c h e r s an d mentors ) , an a l t e r n a t i v e f o r g i r ls t o l e a r n
science, a resourc e f o r s t r u g g l i n g l o c a l schools , a p o s i t i v e
environment f o r parents t o be w i t h t h e i r k i d s , another employe r an d
a w a y t o b r i n g th e Ol d Nort h En d togethe r w i t h o t h e r p a r t s o f th e
C i t y . A s i d e a l i s t i c a s i t may be , sh e w i l l wor k har d w i t h m e t o
i n s u r e t h a t th e neighborhoo d ha s a l o t o f inpu t an d ownershi p i n th e
project.
We ar e s t i l l s e a r c h i n g f o r a b e t t e r name tha n th e Lak e Champlai n
B a s i n S c i e n c e Cente r (zzzzz... ) An y ideas ?
LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASI N SCIENCE CENTER
PROJECT SUMMARY
September 9 , 1994
A Lak e Champlai n Basi n Scienc e Cente r ha s long bee n e n v i s i o n e d by
the c i t i z e n s o f B u r l i n g t o n, Whe n the U.S. Navy agree d t o vacat e
i t s B u r l i n g t o n s t a t i o n by 1995, an i d e al s i t e f o r t he Center became
a v a i l a b l e . P l a n n i n g f o r the p r o j e ct was immediatel y s e t in motion.
A group of i n t e r e s t ed and knowledgeable c i t i z e n s forme d an a d v i s o ry
board i n May o f 1993 to move t h e p r o j e ct forward . Th e a d v i s o r y
board, i n p a r t n e r s h ip wit h th e U n i v e r s i ty of Vermont an d t he C i ty
o f B u r l i n g t o n , hav e c r e a t e d a new n o n - p r o f i t Vermont c o r p o r a t i o n
working towar d a r i b b on c u t t i n g f or a Lake Champlain B a s i n Scienc e
Center i n 1996.
PARTNERS
The a v a i l a b i l i t y o f th e L a k e f r o n t s i t e ha s c r e a t e d a uniqu e
p a r t n e r s h i p t o tak e advantag e o f a l l o p p o r t u n i t i e s betwee n t he
c i t i z e n ' s group , i n t e r e s t e d p r i m a r i ly in p u b l ic e d u c a t i on abou t t he
Champlain Basin , t h e U n i v e r s i ty of Vermont, i n t e r e s t e d in badl y
needed l a k e an d wate r r e s e a r c h f a c i l i t i e s , an d th e C i t y o f
B u r l i n g t o n , i n t e r e s t e d in expanded p u b l i c access t o t he Lake. Th e
p a r t n e r s , r e c o g n i z i n g th e p o s s i b i l i t i e s f o r dynamic i n t e r a c t i o n
among t h e ir r e s p e c t i v e i n t e r e s t s, a r e engaged in a c r e a t i ve proces s
t o r e s u l t i n a f a c i l i t y e n a b l i n g i n t e r a c t i o n betwee n r e s e a r c h and
e d u c a t i o n an d between p u b l i c e x h i b i t s and the use of s c i e n c e to
understand an d s o l v e n a t u r a l resourc e problems . Senato r P a t r i c k
Leahy is p l a y i ng an important r o l e as w e l l, in b r i n g i ng to focus on
t h i s s i t e t h e o b j e c t i v es an d resource s o f the F e d e r a l program s
d e d i c a t e d t o the c o n s e r v a t i on of , an d education i n , the Champlain
B a s i n an d i ts n a t u r al and human environments .
FACILITY
The Lak e Champlai n Basi n Scienc e Cente r w i l l b e house d i n a new
f a c i l i t y , expandin g o n th e e x i s t i n g f o o t p r i n t o f the U.S. Nav y
b u i l d i n g o n th e B u r l i n g t o n w a t e r f r o n t . Researc
h an d p u b l i c
e x h i b i t i o n area s w i l l i n t e g r a l l y l i n k c u r r e n t r e s e a r c h wit h p u b l i c
e d u c a t i o n an d d e c i s i on making. Th e i n t e g r a t e d f a c i l i t y w i l l mak e
s c i e n c e r e s e a r c h mor e understandabl e t o the p u b l ic and c h a l l e n g e
the p e r c e p t i o n t h a t s c i e n c e i s unapproachable or mysterious, whe n
i n f a c t r e s e a r c h o f t e n r e f l e c t s the same d i s c o v e ry processe s w e use
i n everyda y l i f e .
The Lak e Champlai n Basi n Scienc e Cente r w i l l :
* o f f e r a fun , dynamic , yea r roun d d e s t i n a t i o n f or f a m i l i e s;
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* serv e a s a gateway to the Lake Champlai n B a s i n an d i ts many
and v a r i e d r e s o u r c e s ;
* c r e a t e a window to UVM s c i e n c e i n p r o g r e ss throug h e x c i t i n g ,
hands-on e x h i b i t s an d programs r e l a t e d t o t he U n i v e r s i t y ' s
research a c t i v i t i e s ;
* f o s t e r p a r t n e r s h i p s among c i t i z e n s , s t u d e n t s , p o l i c y makers ,
s c i e n t i s t s , businesse s an d educators i n t e r e s t e d i n B a s in
issues;
* p u b l i c i z e an d inform v i s i t o r s o f the many and v a r i ed programs
o f f e r e d b y othe r Vermon t an d New Yor k museum s an d s c i e n c e
education centers ;
* sho w cas e t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Vermon t an d Lak e Champlai n
Research Consortiu m an d promote understanding an d e x p l o r a t i on
of t h e B a s i n 's ecosyste m an d i ts people; and
* encourag e us to r e f l e ct o n our r o le a s stewards o f t he Lake
Champlain Basin , an d i ts human and n a t u r al r e s o u r c e s .
PURPOSE
Lake Champlain i s a b e a u t i f ul and v i t al r e s o u r c e enjoye d b y a ll who
v i s i t , l i v e an d work i n t h is r e g i o n . A s a n a c t i v e playground ,
h i s t o r i c s i t e , t r a n s p o r t a t i o n r o u t e, bas e f o r i n d u s t r y, sourc e of
d r i n k i n g water, and a m a g n i f i c e nt f e a t u r e of o ur landscape, i n many
ways we draw our sustenance fro m Lak e Champlain .
The f u t u r e of t he l a ke and t he f u t u re of t he C i ty i t s e l f , depend s
on i n c r e a s i n g our understanding o f thes e p r e c i o u s waters , t h e i r
ecosystem, an d ou r r o l e w i t h i n t h i s system . T h i
s i s why t he
p r o s p e c t o f a Lake Champlain Basi n Scienc e Cente r ha s l o ng been t he
focus o f enormous p u b l i c i n t e r e s t .
The S c i e n c e Cente r w i l l p r o v i d e e x c i t i n g hands-o n l e a r n i n g
e x p e r i e n c e s f o r a ll age groups. A s an importan t a s s e t f o r l o c al
s c h o o l s and community education , t h e Center w i l l o f f e r s c i e n t i f i c ,
c u l t u r a l an
d environmenta l educatio
n i
n a n exciting
,
n o n - t r a d i t i o n a l format . I n t e g r a t i n g a hands-on, i n t e r a c t i v e museum
and a s t a t e - o f - t h e - a r t r e s e a r ch f a c i l i t y w i l l p r o v i d e e x c i t i n g
o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r making s c i e n ce and s c i e n t i f ic r e s e a r c h a c c e s s i b le
and r e l e v a n t to our everyday l i f e .
The S c i e n c e Cente r i s a f l a g s h i p p r o j e c t f o r B u r l i n g t o n ' s
waterfront r e v i t a l i z a t i o n . I
t embodie s a dynami c p a r t n e r s h i p
between t he C i t y, t h e U n i v e r s i t y, r e s e a r c h e rs and c i t i z e ns to b r i ng
economic growth , expande d p u b l i c access , v a l u a b l e e d u c a t i o n a l
o p p o r t u n i t i e s , an d an improvement i n the q u a l i ty o f l i f e f o r t he
r e g i o n ' s r e s i d e n t s and v i s i t o r s, r e g a r d l e s s of income, age, a b i l i ty
or l i f e s t y l e .
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PROGRAMS
E n t e r i n g t h e Lak e Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Cente r shoul d b e a n
extravaganza f o r t he senses . S c i e n c e i s the p h y s i c a l world , an d w e
e x p e r i e n c e t h a t w o r l d throug h ou r senses . Whe n a v i s i t o r ' s f i r s t
r e a c t i o n i s "wow!" , the n w e hav e opene d th e doo r t o a c c e s s i n g
s c i e n c e . Upo n f i r s t a r r i v i n g , v i s i t o r s w i l l b e g r e e t e d by a l a r g e ,
c o l o r f u l , ope n spac e t h a t maximize s th e wonde r o f th e Cente r an d
draws v i s i t o r s o f a l l ages immediatel y t o th e a c t i v i t i e s b e f o r e
them. Th e sound , f e e l an d dra w o f f a l l i n g wate r w i l l b e i n t e g r a t e d
i n t o th e design .
The S c i e n c e C e n t e r w i l l b e use d aroun d th e c l o c k , seve n day s a
week, a l l days o f t h e y e a r . Daytim e s c h o o l a c t i v i t i e s , evenin g
l e c t u r e s , mornin g an d evenin g a d u l t e d u c a t i o n c l a s s es an d programs ,
a f t e r - s c h o o l yout h c l u b s , weeken d boa t b u i l d i n g an d f e s t i v a l
events, b o t h i n d o o r s and outdoors , ar e some of the i n g r e d i e n t s t h a t
can kee p t h e C e n t e r a v i b r a nt d e s t i n a t i o n . Th e Cente r i s s i t u a t e d
i n on e o f t he most e x q u i s i t e l o c a t i o n s i n the Lake Champlain B a s i n :
a s t o n e ' s thro w fro m th e water' s edg e wit h a n e i g h t acr e p u b l i c
park t o t h e n o r t h , downtow n B u r l i n g t o n to th e e a s t , an d th e Lak e
Champlain F e r r y an d o t h e r l a k e r e l a t e d use s t o th e south .
The b u i l d i n g w i l l b e designe d t o tak e advantag e o f i t s l a k e s i d e
l o c a t i o n b y r e l a t i n g th e l e a r n i n g i n s i d e t o th e worl d o u t s i d e
through g l a s s w a l l s , window s an d o b s e r v a t i o n decks. Th e e x t e r i o r
w i l l a l s o mak e t h e a c t i v i t i e s o f th e Cente r v i s i b l e fro m th e
o u t s i d e . I n good weather, th e S c i e n c e Center ca n ope n up an d s p i l l
out ont o t h e l a k e s h o r e . Th e Lak e Champlain S c i e n c e Center b u i l d i n g
w i l l i t s e l f s e r v e a s a n e x h i b i t . L o c a l m a t e r i a l s w i l l b e use d
wherever p o s s i b l e . Fo r example , ston e use d i n the b u i l d i n g c o u l d
d i s p l a y r i c h f o s s i l s an d o t h e r uniqu e g e o l o g i c f e a t u r e s o f th e
area.
I n t e r i o r s t r u c t u r e s ca n s e r v e as a f a s c i n a t i n g l e a r n i n g experience .
Even t h e mos t mundan e s t r u c t u r e s — e l e c t r i c a l , v e n t i l a t i o n o r
w a s t e w a t e r — c a n b e use d t o v i s i b l y demonstrat e energ y c o n s e r v a t i on
and ho w t e c h n o l o g y works . Th e b u i l d i n g w i l l t r a n s l a t e th e mos t
common e x p e r i e n c e s i n t o d i s c o v e r i e s .
INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT S
The them e o f th e Lak e Champlai n Basi n S c i e n c e Cente r ca n b e
c a p t u r e d i n t he j o u r n e y o f a dro p o f water. I t f a l l s a s a r a i n d r op
as w e watc h a stor m f r o n t fro m th e r o o f t o p o b s e r v a t i o n deck. W e
can pee r a t t h e l i f e i t h o l ds w i t h i n , unde r a g i a nt microscope . W e
can l e a r n abou t i t s powerful e r o s i v e q u a l i t i e s a s w e manipulat e
streams o f wate r r u n n i n g throug h a mudd y sedimen t tank . W e ca n
uncover m a g i c a l sunke n t r e a s u r e s t h a t l i e beneath th e water' s
s u r f a c e throug h remot e v i d eo cameras. Th e r a i n d r o p j o i ns f o r c e s t o
power i n d u s t r y , an d the n a s waste , w e f o l l o w i t s path throug h
wetlands t h a t f i l t e r i t c l e a n.
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We ca n d i s c o v e r t h at a drop o f water was onc e p a rt o f th e Champlai n
Sea, whos e s t o r y i s t o ld i n d e l i c a te f o s s i l s . Wate r c r e a t es a home
f o r t u r t l e s an d l o o n s , lampre y an d t r o u t , zebr a mussels , m a y f l i e s ,
pond l i l i e s an d c a t t a i l s . Throug h j o i n t Lak e S t u d i es l a b o r a t o r y and
Center e x h i b i t s w e ca n observ e an d engag e wit h r e s e a r c h e r s t h a t
s e a r c h f o r the balanc e o f thes e c r e a t u r e s i n a f r a g i l e , ecosystem .
Research microscope s ca n eve n b e equippe d wit h camera s s o t h a t
v i s i t o r s ca n watc h m i c r o s c o p i c l i f e com e a l i v e o n a v i d e o scree n
w h i l e r e s e a r c h i s i n p r o g r e s s . Othe r e x h i b i t s w i l l d e a l w i t h
e f f o r t s t o p r o t e c t th e d e l i c a t e balanc e o f l i f e w i t h i n th e Lake ,
p a r t i c u l a r l y a s i t i n t e r a c ts wit h humankind. Problem s of phosphorous r u n - o f f ca n b e i n t e r p r e t e d throug h a l a r g e t o p o g r a p h i c mode l
w i t h a r e c r e a t e d watershed t h a t shows how r u n - o f f fro m on e p a r t o f
t h e l a k e ma y a f f e c t othe r p o r t i o n s o f th e l a k e , a s w e l l . Lak e
Champlain ha s many f e a t u r es unique t o the b a s i n . Fo r i n s t a n c e , th e
phenomenon o f prolonge d s o u t h e r l y winds o n th e l a k e cause s wate r
l e v e l s t o r i s e o n n o r t h e r n shores , c r e a t i n g a t i d a l e f f e c t .
The i n t e g r a t i o n o f s c i e n c e wit h s o c i a l h i s t o r y , an d ou r changin g
r e l a t i o n s h i p w i t h th e l a k e through tim e w i l l b e a c e n t r a l them e t o
e x h i b i t s an d programming . Fo r example , l o o k i n g a t th e l a y e r s o f
the l a k e ' s botto m p r o v i d e s a windo w t o thes e change s fro m ou r
i n d u s t r i a l era . Evolvin
g s h o r e l i n e s throug h h i s t o r y r e f l e c t
changing l a n d use s an d p l a n n i n g f o r our w a t e r f r o n t fro m lumbe r t o
t r a n s p o r t a t i o n t o housin g o r r e c r e a t i o n . Researc h o n th e e f f e c t s
of a c i d r a i n i n ou r norther n f o r e s t s r a i s e s c r u c i a l q u e s t i o n s
r e g a r d i n g s o c i a l p o l i c y . Th e S c i e n c e Cente r promise s t o encourag e
c r i t i c a l t h i n k i n g on thes e c o n n e c t i o n s .
B u r l i n g t o n harbo r an d Lak e Champlai n a l s o hav e uniqu e c u l t u r a l
r e s o u r c e s . E x p l o r i n g the sunke n s h i p s i n B u r l i n g t o n harbor t e l l s
us no t o n l y a s t o r y o f ou r h i s t o r y , bu t ho w t h a t h i s t o r y i s
r e v e a l e d i n th e f i e l d o f underwate r archeology . T o accomplis h
t h i s , v i s i t o r s c o u l d e n t e r a r e b u i l t submarin e connecte d w i t h a
remote underwater v i d eo camera to an underwater a r c h e o l o g i c al s i t e.
V i s i t o r s ca n the n " f l y " through th e underwate r s i t e w h i l e th e
images p r o j e ct ont o th e submarine s windows. E x h i b i t s ca n a l s o t e l l
t h e s t o r y o f th e Lakeshore' s developmen t fro m th e e a r l y day s o f
N a t i v e Americans , s o l d i e r s an d s e t t l e r s , t o e n t r e p r e n e u r s an d
immigrants, an d u p t o th e presen t time .
The e x h i b i t spac e w i l l b e th e mai n v i s i t o r are a an d a l s o serv e a s
a m u l t i - p u r p o s e spac e f o r othe r event s an d a c t i v i t i e s . I t w i l l
i n c o r p o r a t e bot h permanen t an d r o t a t i n g e x h i b i t s an d program s s o
t h a t r e p e a t v i s i t o r s w i l l alway s make ne w d i s c o v e r i e s .
RESEARCH LABORATORIES :
The Lak e S t u d i e s Laborator y w i l l p r o v i d e th e b a s i s f or programs f or
s c i e n c e i n p r o g r e s s. Th e Lak e S t u d i e s Laborator y w i l l suppor t th e
work of l e a d i n g s c i e n t i s ts fro m th e U n i v e r s i t y o f Vermont, th e Lak e
Champlain Researc h Consortium , an d othe r i n s t i t u t i o n s aroun d th e
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c o u n t r y . Th e i n f o r m a t i o n generate d w i l l p r o v i d e p o l i c y maker s
w i t h v i t a l i n f o r m a t i o n f o r a d d r e s s i ng c u r r e n t water q u a l i t y i s s u e s
and f o r m a i n t a i n i ng th e o v e r a l l h e a l t h o f Lak e Champlain an d f r e s h
water ecosystem s worldwide . Th e c r e a t i o n o f th e Laborator y t o
support th e wor k o f l a k e s t u d i e s expert s an d c o l l a b o r a t i n g
s c i e n t i s t s w i l l b e a s i g n i f i c a n t s t e p towards our knowledg e of Lak e
Champlain.
The Lak e S t u d i e s Laborator y w i l l b e a t l e a s t 8,00 0 squar e f e e t o f
r e s e a r c h f a c i l i t y w i t h s p e c i a l l a b o r a t o r i e s , classroo m space , an d
s u p p o r t i n g s t r u c t u r e s.
A K-1 2 hands-o n l a b o r a t o r y w i l l b e programme d f o r a l l age groups .
The importanc e o f s c i e n c e i s not j u s t th e d i s c o v e r y i t s e l f , bu t th e
p r o c e s s o f t h a t d i s c o v e r y whic h i n c l u d e s constan t u n c e r t a i n t y an d
r e f l e c t i v e t h i n k i n g . Havin g c l a s s e s i n th e l a b engage d i n messy
hands-on experiment s ca n t r a n s p o r t th e myster y o f s c i e n t i f i c
d i s c o v e r y i n t o a v e r y r e l e v a n t an d e x c i t i n g environment .
OTHER USES AN D PROGRA M ELEMENTS
V i s i t o r Resourc e Room: Th e Lak e Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Cente r
w i l l s e r v e a s a gatewa y t o o t h e r museums , events , n a t u r a l areas ,
c u l t u r a l s i t e s , a t t r a c t i o n s , an d e d u c a t i o n a l o p p o r t u n i t i e s in th e
Lake B a s i n . Acces
s t o understandin g thes e r e s o u r c e s w i l l b e
a v a i l a b l e t o an y v i s i t o r t o th e Scienc e Center .
A u d i t o r i u m : A f u l l y - e q u i p p e d , multi-purpose roo m w i ll b e a v a i l a b l e
f o r d e m o n s t r a t i o n s , f i l m s , l e c t u r e s , an d othe r a c t i v i t i e s . T h i
s
space ca n b e mad e a v a i l a b l e f o r u p t o 20 0 guest s f o r l e c t u r e s ,
c o n f e r e n c e s , meeting s an d s p e c i a l a c t i v i t i e s .
G i f t an d Boo k Shop: A Scienc e Cente r sho p w i l l r e f l e c t th e q u a l i t y
of t h e e x h i b i t s an d encourag e f u r t h e r l e a r n i ng on th e theme s of th e
Lake Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Center . Th e i n v e n t o r y w i l l r e f l e c t
the c o n s e r v a t i o n an d e d u c a t i o n p o l i c i e s o f th e S c i e n c e Center ,
w h i l e promotin g r e g i o n a l p r o d u c t s .
Boat B u i l d i n g P a v i l i o n: A covere d p a v i l i o n an d worksho p space w i l l
house boa t b u i l d i n g an d o t h e r Scienc e Cente r programs .
A boa t b u i l d i n g progra m c o u l d b e manage d wit h th e c o o p e r a t i o n o f
the Lak e Champlai n Maritim e Museum . V i s i t o r s w i l l b e a b l e t o
b u i l d o r r e s t o r e s m a l l c r a f t t h a t were used o n Lak e Champlai n many
y e a r s ago . Thes e boat s ca n the n b e launche d fro m th e Boathous e t o
v e n t u r e ou t i n t o th e harbor . Th e boa t b u i l d i n g progra m open s u p
unique o p p o r t u n i t i e s f or youth .
O f f i c e Area : L a k e - r e l a t e d
, n o n - p r o f i t e d u c a t i o n a l an d p u b l i c
s e r v i c e o r g a n i z a t i o n s ca n c o - l o c a t e i n the Lak e Champlai n Basi n
S c i e n c e Center . T h i s c o - l o c a t i o n ca n improv e communicatio n an d
i n t e r a c t i o n amon g l a k e r e l a t e d o r g a n i z a t i o n s .
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Dock F a c i l i t y : 2 8 boa t s l i p s ar e l o c a t e d a d j a c e nt t o th e S c i e n c e
Center, i n c l u d i n g a p r o t e c t e d s l i p f o r r e s e a r ch v e s s e l s.
Food S e r v i c e : A
available.
comfortabl e are a an d f a c i l i t i e s f or e a t i ng w i ll b e
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Sample Photograph s o f th e
Exploratorium
San F r a n c i s c o , C a l i f o r n i a
E x h i b i t s an d progra m p o s s i b i l i t i e s , s h o r t ter m
or
permanent" designe d b y c e n t e r s t a f f , c o n s u l t a n t s , o r
i n c o l l a b o r a t i o n w i t h o t h e r c e n t e r s an d programs , whic h
i l l u s t r a t e o r i l l u m i n a t e som e of th e f o l l o w i n g wate r r e l a t e d
t o p i c s a s t h e y t e l l th e b a s i n s t o r y .
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f
Water a s
purifier
nourisher
cleanser
producer o f energy
eroder
supporter o f l i f e
transporter
connector
etc.
* wate r i n v a r i o us form s i s p r e s e nt throughou t the b u i l d i n g
* wate r c o n s e r v a t i o n i s apparent in the b u i l d i n g
* d e m o n s t r a t i o n s of p h y s i c a l p r o p e r t i e s e.g . wave a c t i o n ,
r u n - o f f , wastewate r treatment , c u r r e n t s, s u r f a c e t e n s i o n ,
etc.
* wate r an d i t s importance to t he ecosystem
* wate r an d weathe r
* t h e human -wate r c o n n e c t i o n e.g . ar e we a f f e c t e d b y th e
moon
* t h e human c o n n e c t i o n w i t h wate r a s t o l d b y s a i l o r s ,
b o a t e r s , p e o p l e who f i s h , r e s e a r c h e r s , e t c.
* boatbuildin g
* p o i n t an d non-poin t p o l l u t i o n
* wate r an d t h e a q u a t i c l i f e i t supports i n c l u d i n g n u i s a n c e
plants
* wate r a s a n energ y sourc e use d i n the b u i l d i n g
* s a f e d r i n k i n g wate r an d ou r r o l e s
* wetland s - b r i n g i n g peopl e to them
* t h e underwater world a s shown through remote camera , scub a
d i v i n g , a s u b m e r s i b l e e t c.
* g e t t i n g i n t o th e water i n v a r i o us ways e.g h e l p i n g t o
g a t h e r d a t a f o r r e s e a r c h e rs
* wate r an d i t s p l a ce i n g e o l o g ic h i s t o r y - wha t abou t a tim e
line
* maritim e h i s t o r y
* t r a n s p o r t a t i o n o n th e water an d acces s i n programming t o
the wate r e.g . b y canoe , t o u r boat , kayak, s a i l i n g mode l
boats e t c.
* th e w a t e r f r o n ts o f the b a s in an d t h e i r h i s t o r i e s
* f o l l o w a r a i n d r o p throug h t he b a s i n
* condensatio n
* wate r i n t he l i v e s o f t he b a s i n peopl e throughout h i s t o r y
and what doe s th e f u t u r e h o l d f o r people in t he b a s i n
* programmin g focuse d o n t h e r i v e r s whic h f e e d i n t o Lak e
Champlain
* t i e in r e s e a r ch and d a ta fro m Lak e Champlai n B a s i n progra m
study
* wate r r e s e a r c h by UVM i s a c c e s s i b le i n m u l t i p le way s to
individuals
* wate r p r e s e n t e d i n a way t h a t a l l senses a r e e f f e c t ed
* program s throughou t t h e b a s i n- take som e programmin g to
the peopl e
* wate r an d i ts r o le i n " s u s t a i n a b i l i t y "
* wate r and t he view throug h a microscop e
* wate r i n t he l i v es o f t he f l o ra an d fauna o n t he shore and
throughout t h e b a s in
To encourag e bot h a f o c u s on t he minute an d t he p a r t i c u l a r
but a l s o o n t he g l o b a l, t h e b u i l d i ng c o u l d be:
* b u i l t fro m m a t e r i a l s found i n t he b a s in as much as
possible
* b u i l t w i t h w a l l s which c a n be t r a n s f o r m e d t o b r i ng t he
i n s i d e o u t and t he o u t s i de in - a window on t he w o r ld
* a t r a n s f o r m i n g e x p e r i e n c e- somethin g whic h l e a v e s us a
l i t t l e awed , n ot overwhelmed
* r e p r e s e n t a t i v e of t he gateway to t he b a s in
* b u i l t t o mesh t he i n n er and o u t er world s i n a ll seasons
* t h e home to many t o o l s whic h h e l p us to e x p e r i e n ce t he
l a k e an d b a s in e.g. m i c r o s c o p e s, v i d e o s , cameras ,
p e r i s c o p e s , computers , t r i p s , walks , camer a o b s c u r a , e t c.
DRAFT CONCEPT PLAN
FOR THE
L A K E C H A M P L A I N B A S I N S C I E N C E C E N T E
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J a n u a r y 1 9 94
"We mus t not cease from exploration. An d th e end of all ou r exploring will be to arrive where
we began and to know the place for the first time.
M
T.S. Elio t
BACKGROUND
The ide a for a Lake Champlain Basin Science Center is not new. Fo r almos t a decade now,
the people of Burlington and throughout Vermont have discussed the exciting opportunities of a
science museum combined with a research facility on Burlington's waterfront. Thi s was one
highlight of the 198 5 Alde n Waterfront Corporation Plan and a central focus of the citizen
group Renaissance Corporatio n in their pursuit of the redevelopment of the Moran Power
Plant. Today , these concepts have been embodied in the redevelopment of the Navy Reserve
Facility at the heart of the Burlington waterfront revitalization effort.
The Cit y of Burlington has pursued access to the Navy Reserve Site for over ten years. I n
June of 199 2 wit h the help of Senator Leahy, an historic Memorandum of Agreement was
signed between the U.S. Nav y and the City that commits the Navy to relocate from the current
facility by April of 1995 . Dedicatin g this building to public use has been supported by the
voters as part of the ^terfront Revitalization Plan adopted November 1990 and in a separate
$1.9 millio n revenue bond approved by voters March 1991. Wit h these milestones as a
foundation, a non-profit board of directors was formed in May o f 1993 t o move the project
forward. Th e Board, th e University of Vermont and th e City of Burlington, are working as
partners toward a ribbon cutting for the Lake Champlain Basin Science Center on July 4,
1996.
Public interest in and understanding of the Lake Champlain basin has only grown in recent
years. I n 1989, th e Lake Champlain basin was designated a biosphere reserve by the United
Nations. Thi s international program is an effort to stimulate education, research and problem
solving focused o n the social and economic vitality and environmental health of designated
biosphere reserves throughout the world. I n 1990, th e United States Congress passed the Lake
Champlain Special Designation Act. Th e goal of this Act is to develop a comprehensive
restoration and management plan for Lake Champlain with strategies for protecting and
enhancing the environmental, cultural and recreational integrity of the Lake.
Burlington was once the fourth largest port in North America and th e waterfront was a bustling
hub o f activity. Today , the City's economic vitality can only be enhanced by the preservation
of Lak e Champlain's natural resources while connecting the waterfront with downtown. A n
exciting, active , year-roun d waterfront will strengthen the area's draw as a major tourist
attraction and enhance the City's status as a regional center of commerce, culture, recreation
and entertainment . A revitalized waterfront will provide economic growth for the area,
expanded public access to the lakefront, protection of the Lake's significant natural resources,
and a n improvement in the quality of life for all area residents regardless of income, age ,
ability or lifestyle. Wit h a potential draw of 100-200,000 visitors annually, the Lake
Champlain Basin Science Center is a flagshipproject in this revitalization effort.
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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The Lake Champlain Basin Science Center will be a self-supporting, nonprofi t public education
and research facility of the highest quality, dedicated to educating visitors about the Lake
Champlain basin ecology, history and culture in a dynamic hands-on environment. Throug h
exhibits, educatio n and outreach programs, research and site design, th e Center hopes to serve
several functions :
* Offe r a fun and dynamic year-round experience fo r families, individual s and children of
all ages; promote lifelong learning.
* Encourag e reflective though t on our role as stewards of the Lake Champlain Basin; how
historically we have impacted the basin and what choices we now can make to shape the
future;
* Promot e understanding of the complex ecosystems, natural history, scientifi c concepts ,
cultural history and current research ongoing in the lake and its basin for all visitors,
regardless of age, experienc e o r background, and provide information on how to pursue
further learning in this area;
* Supplemen t and strengthen existin g scienc e education; encourage scientifi c inquir y through
learning by experience; ope n a window to science in progress through exhibits interpreting
current research and current lake basin issues;
* Showcas e the educational opportunities and activities o f the University of Vermont, the
Lake Champlain Research Consortium, the Lake Champlain Basin Program and others;
provide state-of-the-art research facilities t o support exploration and investigation o f the
basin's ecosystem and its people;
* Foste r partnerships in the basin between policy makers, researchers, nonprofi t
environmental education organizations, institution s o f learning, public advocates and the
private sector;
* Serv e as a gateway to other museums, events , natural areas, cultura l sites, attractions and
educational opportunities in the Lake Champlain Basin;
* Provid e exceptional educationa l opportunities for children, the future caretakers of the
basin.
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PROGRAM CONCEPT
The Lak e Champlain Basin Science Center will provide an entertaining hands-on learning
experience on the ecology, histor y and culture of the Lake Champlain basin. The audience will
include all age groups with special attention given to children and their parents. Th e exhibits
will not recreate natural environments but instead provide opportunities to better understand
our worl d through a focus on the lake basin.
The Universit y of Vermont s lake research facility will provide the basis for programs on
"science in progress." Th e University' s Lake Studies Program will relocate to this waterfront
site with laboratory space available to all eight institutions in the Lake Champlain Basin
Research Consortium.
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The Scienc e Center will incorporate both permanent and rotating exhibits and programs.
Repeat visitors will find in the permanent exhibits a richness that invites another look as well
as a continuously changing menu of new exhibits and activities.
BROAD THEME S
Water is the common theme of the Center. W e depen d on water for drinking and to wash
away our waste. I t shapes our shorelines, support s a myriad of life and has been a major
energy source to industry. Th e exhibit s can follow th e journey of a drop of water from rain
showers in the Green Mountains, traveling to the rivers, filteringthrough the wetlands and
flowing out to the main lake. Water ties together much of Vermont and New York - it can
reveal how waste treatment in Troy or forestry practices in Johnson are linked to water quality
in th e Burlington harbor. I n this manner, the museum can also tie together Vermont, New
York, and Quebec and the many institutions in the basin dependent on a better understanding
of th e watershed.
The connectio n of science with history, and our changing relationship with the Lake through
time will be a second, centra l theme of the Center.
RESEARCH
The uniqu e aspect of having research conducted on-site provides opportunities to demonstrate
"science in progress." Publi c access to the research might be broken out in 3 areas:
1) Lab s as exhibits, wit h glass walls for viewing and opportunities for public interaction
with research scientists;
2) Privat e lab areas open to the public in a limited manner, such as guided tours with
interpreters; an d
3) Privat
e lab areas restricted from the general public.
The researc h can be directly featured in the exhibits as well. I n one example, curren t research
examining substances in sediment cores may be interpreted through a circular stairwell that
descends, an d in each step passes through a layer of sediment which reveals a layer of time in
Burlington's history. Th e ongoing research that calls for a new way of looking at currents in
the lake might be recreated in an interactive display on wind and water. Searchin g for a
solution to the problems of Eurasian Millfoil may become a fascinating, ope n ended exhibit on
the balance of the ecosystem. Exhibit s can also follow th e progress of cleaning up
Burlington's inner-harbor or Pine Street Barge Canal.
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MODEL LAB
The Scienc e Cente r will feature a laboratory for visitors of all ages to conduct experiments and
manipulate materials to increase understanding of the basin, and also encourage new ways of
thinking about our environment. Th e importance of science is not just the discover bu t the
process o f that discovery, underscore d by the constant uncertainty and need for inference an d
reflective thought . Bringin g visitors into the lab for messy hands-on experiments and other
programs can transport the mystery of scientific discover y into an exciting and relevant
environment.
O T H E R SCIENCE S
Exhibits on technology, meteorolog y o r astronomy, all relating to the Lake Champlain basin,
will be developed. Fo r example , whil e observing the weather front from the Center's
observation deck, a weather station can be tuned in and satellite aerials can show us the front
from a unique perspective. Th e technology use d in weather forecasting can also serve as a
hands-on learning opportunity. Th e weather station can introduce the exhibit theme by
beginning the journey of the rain drop.
A focu s on rivers and streams can highlight the power of water, the interdependent food chain,
and th e workings of wetlands. A sediment tank can be developed for visitors to get their hands
wet understanding deltas or erosion. A "touching" tank can hol d organisms living in the
watershed tha t can safely b e picked up by visitors, while aquariums might contain more fragile
creatures. A pool with simulated wind currents can be used to design and sail model boats.
Lake Champlain has a fascinating geologic history and exhibits can show the evolution of the
lake and land masses from prehistoric times to the filling-in of shoreline to the present day.
C U L T U R A L HISTOR Y
The rich cultural resources of the Lake basin will be an integral part of the Center. Exhibit s
will tell the story of Burlington's harbor and ho w the lakefront was utilized by Native
Americans, soldiers , settlers , entrepreneurs and immigrants, leading up to the present time.
Special attention can be given to the sunken ships in Burlington Harbor, not only for what they
tell us about our history, but how that history is uncovered in the field of underwater
archeology. Visitor s might enter a rebuilt submarine and throug h the connection with a remote
underwater video camera, "fly " through the underwater sites as the images project onto the
submarine's windows.
The histor y of human settlement in the lake basin and the historic evolution of the waterfront
can focu s on human activity through time. Exhibit s would illustrate the connection and
integration of science with social history. Fo r example, studyin g lake sediments provides a
window to the changes through the industrial era. Researc h on the effects of acid rain in our
northern forests raises man y crucial questions regarding social policy. Th e Science Center
promises to encourage critical thinking on these connections.
BOAT BUILDIN G
A boa t building program has been suggested as part of the Science Center activities. I n a
separate outdoor facility, a full workshop can be managed with the cooperation of the Lake
Champlain Maritime Museum to build or restore small craft. Thes e boats may then be usedby
visitors to venture out into the harbor. Th e boa t building program also lends itself to unique
opportunities for youth (especially teens ) and other apprenticeship programs.
L A K E ACCES S
There are several options for visitors to move out on the water. Th e University of Vermont
research vessel, the Melosira, can be used for scientific learnin g experiences, field sampling
and othe r lake programs in addition to research. Th e boat may be reserved by school groups
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and other organizations. Th e nearby Burlington Boathouse, Lak e Champlain Ferries, and
Spirit of Ethan Allen can also serve as resources to carry people out onto the lake.
SUMMARY
All of the exhibits will tie into our role as stewards of the Lake Champlain basin; the y will
illustrate how, over time, we have impacted and been affected b y this unique resource and how
learning from history we might look differently at our future. Eac h visitor should leave the
Science Center knowing how to take new discoveries and understandings and apply them to
everyday life. W e can make a difference in the future of the basin.
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EDUCATION AN D OUTREACH
In additio n to exhibits o n the peopl e nd environmen t of the Lake Champlain watershed,
numerous education and outreach programs will be developed by the Science Center, in
affiliation wit h existing nonprofi t environmental education organizations in Vermont and Ne w
York. Thes e will target all age groups and all constituencies fro m toddlers to senior citizens.
The Scienc e Cente r can showcase existing programs of organizations like Riverwatch or the
Lake Champlain Committee or the Lake Champlain Basin Program.
The Scienc e Cente r can also supplement programs to the New York and Vermon t school
systems. Supplementa l education can occur on-site, o r might generate curriculum kits for the
classroom. Compute r software, video , enrichmen t material and learning kits can be lent or
sold to schools. Compute r networking, interactive video and the cable television education
channel can all be used to expand outreach for the Lake Champlain Basin Science Center
programs. Regiona l competitions fo r schools and for students, apprenticeships , and a changing
showcase of student wor k are examples o f how the Science Center will seek strong student
involvement.
Evening programs will cover a range of topics and provide lectures, discussions , films , and
learning opportunities on a variety of subjects. Weeken d programs may include science
workshops, specia l talks or demonstrations, films, and research programs for scientists and
students. A n on-going "I n The Lake " program can examine current issues, while a featured
"Scientist of the Month" might use hands-on activities to demonstrate research in progress.
Tallying public participation in a project or program the way McDonald's advertises
"X billion sold" could be a fun way of showing public ownership in the Science Center and th e
health of the lake.
BUILDING CONCEP T
Entering the Lake Champlain Basin Science Center should be an extravaganza for the senses.
Science is the physical world, and we experience that world through our senses. I f the
immediate reaction is "wow! " then we have opened the door to accessing science . O n firs t
arriving, th e visitors will be greeted by a large, colorful open space that maximizes the wonder
of th e Center and draws all age visitors immediately to the activities before them. Th e sound,
feel and draw of falling water will be built into the design.
The Lak e Champlain Basin Science Center hopes to be housed in a new 39,700 s.f. facility ,
expanding on the footprint of the existing Navy Reserve building. I n this manner the research
and publi c exhibition areas will be integrally linked, reflecting the marriage of current research
with public education and decision making. Th e integrate d facility hopes to make scientific
research more accessible to the general public. Thus , it will challenge the perception that
science is unapproachable or mysterious, whe n in fact scientific researc h often reflects th e
same discovery processes used in everyday life.
The buildin g can consolidate structure s on the site, maximizing open areas for outdoor
programming and allowing for substantial future expansion. Th e new facility will be program
driven and designed t o best accommodate school groups, public functions and research. Th e
building will take advantage of its unique lakeside location to relate the learning inside to the
world outside, throug h glass walls, window s and observation decks. Th e glas s exterior will
also appear transparent from the outside to increase its visible accessibility. Interio r windows
may provid e viewing areas to research labs and other systems in the building. Th e numerou s
observation points in the museum that relate to the outside can be expanded to include remote
sensing, vide o aerial loops, periscope s an d other tools to enhance the eye's own observation of
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the lake. I n good weather, th e Science Center can open up and spill out to the lakeshore. A n
outdoor "science playground" for younger children and a boat building pavilion will add to the
outdoor attractions.
The Lake Champlain Basin Science Center building can, itself serve as an exhibit. Loca l
materials will be used wherever possible, revealin g use of local natural resources. Ston e in the
building could display the rich fossils and other unique geologic features of the area. Th e
interior structure could contain reliefs of geologic or Burlington Harbor's history. An exhibit
could be simply how the structure was put together, includin g electrical, ventilation and
wastewater systems or how the bathroom features demonstrat e conservation measures. The
rooftop may even serve as a living area display.
As an environmental learning center, the facility should reflect conservation ethics. Us e of
alternative energy source s suc h as solar and wind power and state-of-the art energy
conservation measures shoul d be used.
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MAJOR COMPONENTS/ACTIVITIE S
1. Exhibi
t Areas
The exhibi t area at 14,000 square feet is the main visitor area of the Lake Champlain
Basin Science Center and als o serves as multi-purpose space for other events and
activities. Th e exhibit area will be flexible, allowin g for continuous rotation of exhibits.
2. Researc
h Facility
At 12,00 0 square feet, The University of Vermont Lake Research Center would include
research, teaching laboratories and classroom space .
3. Visitor/Resourc
e Room
The Scienc e Center will contain a resource center serving as a point of information
access. Thi s area could be open longer hours than the exhibit areas and will be available
to the public free of charge. Th e resource room will provide insight to other learning
opportunities, organizations, an d museums around the Lake Champlain Basin.
4. Multi-Purpos
e Room
In additio n to larger events occurring in the exhibit areas, a separate, full y equipped
2,700 square foot multi-purpose room will be available for lectures, demonstrations ,
films, an d other activities. Thi s room can seat 200 guests, will have kitchen facilities,
and b e available for private rental.
5. Gif
t and Book Shop
The Scienc e Center will include a 1,500 s.f . gif t and book shop that will reflect th e
quality of the exhibits and encourage further learning. Th e shop will contain unusual and
quality mementos and information on all aspects of the Lake Champlain basin. Th e
inventory will reflect the conservation and educational policies of the Science Center,
and promot e regional products.
6. Boa
t Building Pavilion
A covere d pavilion and workshop space will provide an outdoor area for boat building
and othe r Science Center programs.
7. Exhibi
8. Genera
t Fabrication Area
l Storage
9. Office/Classroo
m Area
10. Doc k Facility
A protecte d slip provides moorings for several vessels, including the Melosira research
boat. Twent y seasonal an d transient boat slips managed by the City are also located just
in fron t of the Science Center.
11. Foo d Service
Although a full servic e restaurant will not be located at the Center, some type of snack
service and a comfortable room for eating will be available.
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CAPITAL BUDGE T
Including the complete fit-u p of both the research facility and the public education and exhibit
areas, th e entire Project is expected to cost approximately $10 million. Majo r funding will be
sought from state and federal agencies and programs, corporations, individuals and
foundations. Onc e major funding sources are identified and committed, th e Board of Directors
will coordinate additional funding, volunteer support and donate d services through a grass
roots campaign. Thi s budget assumes a state-of-the-art new 39,700 square foot facility with
approximately one-third of the area dedicated to the University of Vermont Lake Studies
Program. I t would be possible t o have a dynamic facility at a smaller size, should we need to
scale back the initial construction and plan for a second expansion phase.
PROJECT COST ESTIMATE
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B u i l d i n g Constructio n
S i t e Work
Design, Engineerin g
and P e r m i t t i n g
Outdoor E x h i b i t s
Indoor E x h i b i t s
Research Laboratorie s
$ 5,602,000
350, 000
TOTAL COST
$10,670, 000
698, 000
120, 000
2,100, 000
1,800, 000
Assumptions:
1. Averag
e C o s t o f C o n s t r u c t i o n: $121.26/sq.ft
2. E x h i b i t s
.
: 14,00 0 s q . f t . x $150/sq.ft .
3. Land
, t r a n s p o r t a t i o n acces s an d p a r k i ng p r o v i d e d b y t h
e
City.
4. Uses
:
P u b l i c E d u c a t i o n / A c t i v i t i e s : 27,60 0 s q . f t .
Lake Researc h F a c i l i t y : 12,00
0 sq.ft .
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OPERATIONAL BUDGE T
Based on anticipated attendance an d projecte d operating costs, the Lake Champlain Basin
Science Center will be supported based on income from operations (which will include
admissions, retail sales, classes, rentals, etc.) an d supplemented through government and non profit organization, individual, corporation and foundation memberships and : onsorships . A n
endowment will be raised to cover the full operation of the research facility. Th e annual
operating budget is estimated at $700,000 with a majority of that cost covered through earned
revenues. Th e Science Center is expected to accommodate between 100,000 - 200,000 visitors
in th e firstyears. Thi s attendance is consistent with attendance at other state attractions and
similar facilities nationwide. A n admissio n fee wil l be charged and accommodations vi U b e
made to ensure that no indh: *aa l is excluded from visiting the museum base:: on inc le . T :-s
might include regular admission-free evenings, a bartering system, an d family passes aad e
available for check out at local libraries.
PROJECTED OPERATIN G B U D G E T
INCOME
1. A d m i s s i o n
2. S a l e
, e v e n t s & programs $300,00
0
s ( f o o d , g i f t shop ,
programs, e t c . ) 150,00
3. Endowmen
0
t f o r Research C e n t e r 50,00
4. Membership
, c o r p o r a t e and i n d i v i d u a l
g i v i n g 103,00
5. F o u n d a t i o n
, government , and o t h er
0
0
s u p p o r t 120,00
0
TOTAL INCOME $723,00
0
EXPENSES
1. P e r s o n n e
2. O p e r a t i o n
3. Researc
l $350,00
0
s 239,00
0
h C e n t e r 50,00
0
4. M i s c e l l a n e o u
s 74,00
TOTAL EXPENSES $713,00
0
0
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IMPLEMENTATION
The Lak e Champlain Basin Science Center will be constructed and operated by a newly formed
501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Thi s organization will raise and dispens e all funds needed for
the construction and operation of the facility and will retain management and staff as needed.
The non-profit' s Board of Directors will enter into a long-term lease agreement wit h the City
of Burlingto n for use of the property with specific performance standards that will insure that
public needs continue to be met.
The Universit y of Vermont will be responsible for constructing and operating the lake research
facility through a similar agreement with the City, and will participate in meeting the broader
goals of the Science Center.
In additio n to the partnership between the City of Burlington, the University of Vermont and
the non-profit organization, partnerships with lake related non-profit organizations, other
museums and private businesses throughout New Yor k and Vermon t will be sought for
programming, exhibits, fundraisin g and marketing.
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A Char t Comparin g Museums in t he Regio n
ANNUAL
ATTENDANCE
ANNUAL OPERATING BUDGET
MONTSHIRE
100,000
$1.1 m i l l i o n
23,000
( b l d g . space )
MARITIME
«25,000
«$450,000
3 acres , wit h
10,000 s q . f t .
building
SHELBURNE
155,000
$3.4 m i l l i o n
35 a c r e s w i t h
125,000 s q . f t .
b l d g . (3 7 b l d g s .)
BILLINGS
(w/o Farm)
56,000
$1.0 m i l l i o n
FAIRBANKS
72,643
$435,000
21,500 s q . f t .
80-85,000
«500,000
17,000 s q . f t .
ADIRONDACK PARK
VISITORS INTER PRETIVE CENTE R
TOTAL
SQUARE FOOTAGE
Additional Information :
1. Th e A s s o c i a t i on o f S c i e n ce Technolog y C e n t e r s s u r v e y d a t a
shows on averag e t h a t ever y 10,00 0 s q . f t . o f e x h i b i t spac e
g e n e r a t e s 100,000 annua l v i s i t o r s .
1
2. T r a v e
l a c t i v i t y i n t he summer (May-October ) 199 1 and 1992.
1991: 490,97
6
1992: 443,50
7
% change : -9.7 %
3. V i s i t o r r e g i s t r a t i o n a t B u r l i n g t o n 's Vermont i n f o r m a t i on
booth i n 1992.
V i s i t o r s : 3,43
1
% o u t - o f - s t a t e : 92 %
% Canadian : 40
%
4. E s t i m a t e d annua l attendanc e a t o t h er a r e a museums and
tourist sites .
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
Lak
e Champlai n F e r r i e s : 600,00 0
Spiri
t o f Ethan A l l e n C r u i s e : 35,00
Etha
n A l l e n Homestead : 10,00 0
Wil
d Flowe r Far m ( C h a r l o t t e ) : 30,00
Be
n and J e r r y 's (Waterbury) : 200,00
For
t Ticonderog a (Ne w Y o r k ) : 100,00
Churc
h S t r e e t Marketplace : 2,000,00
0
0
0
0
0
LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN SCIENCE CENTER
Timeline
PAST MILESTONES
1. S e n a t o
r Leah y s e c u r e s $2. 5 m i l l i o n i n
f e d e r a l fund s t o r e l o c a t e Nav y Reserves .
DATE
A p r i l 199 0
2. V o t e r
s approv e Urba n Renewa l P l a n f o r t h e
B u r l i n g t o n w a t e r f r o n t which i n c l u d e s
p u b l i c us e o f t h e Nav y F a c i l i t y .
November 199 0
3. C i t
y seek s l e t t e r s o f i n t e r e s t fro m
p r o s p e c t i v e l e a s e h o l d e r s.
January 199 1
4. C i t
y c r e a t e s Naval Reserv e A d v i s o r y Grou p
f o r communit y i n p u t o n th e a d a p t i v e reus e
of t h e f a c i l i t y .
February 199 1
5. V o t e r
s p a s s $1. 9 m i l l i o n Revenu e Bon d
for project .
March 199 1
May 199 1
6. A d v i s o r
y Grou p unanimousl y recommend s
Lake Champlai n B a s i n S c i e n c e Cente r concept .
7. C i t
y C o u n c i l W a t e r f r o nt Committe e
unanimously a c c e p t s recommendatio n o f
A d v i s o r y Group .
September 199 1
8. C i t
y select s projec t Architec t afte r
c o m p e t i t i v e revie w p r o c e s s .
October 199 1
9. Nav
y agree s t o r e l o c a t e wit h a
c o n t r i b u t i o n o f $600,00 0 fro m t h e C i t y .
A p r i l 199 2
10. UV M r e c e i v e s $150,000 K e l s e y Gran t f o r
p l a n n i n g Lak e Researc h F a c i l i t y o n th e
Burlington Waterfront .
March 199 2
11. Memorandu m o f Agreemen t s i g n e d betwee n
Navy an d C i t y .
June 199 2
12. C i t y C o u n c i l unanimously a c c e p t s
recommendation o f th e A d v i s o r y Grou p
f o r a Lak e Champlai n B a s i n S c i e n c e Center .
June 199 2
13. A d v i s o r y Grou p R e t r e a t w i t h Vermon t Museum
& G a l l e r y A l l i a n c e l e a d s t o recommendatio n
f o r ne w b u i l d i n g c o n s t r u c t i o n at s i t e .
January 199 3
14. A r c h i t e c t s complet e s i t e i n v e s t i g a t i o n
and concep t drawing s f o r j o i n t UVM /
Museum f a c i l i t y .
March 199 3
15. Nav y A d v i s o r y Group' s l a s t a c t i o n i s to
c r e a t e n o n - p r o f i t Board o f D i r e c t o r s f o r
Lake Champlai n B a s i n S c i e n c e Center .
May 199 3
16. F i r s t paymen t fro m C i t y t o Nav y
towards r e l o c a t i o n .
13
June 199 3
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DATE
FUTURE MILESTONES
17. Concep t P l a n f o r Science Cente r complete .
J a n u a r y 199 4
18. UV M approve s concep t f o r b u i l d i ng
d e s i g n an d p a r t n e r s h i p.
F e b r u a r y 199 4
19. Conduc t I'arke t F e a s i b i l i t y Study .
F e b r u a r y 199 4
20. A r c h i t e c t
March 199 4
s f i n a l i z e concep t drawings .
21. Conduc t F u n d r a i s i n g F e a s i b i l i ty Study .
March 199 4
22. Memorandu m of Agreement s i g n e d between
C i t y , U n i v e r s i t y an d S c i e n ce Cente r
June 199 4
23. Launc h C a p i t a l Campaign .
J u l y 199 4
24. Launc h i n t e r i m "o n t he water" S c i e n c e
Center programs .
J u l y 199 4
25. F i n a l b u i l d i n g d e s i g n and b id
documents completed .
December 199 4
26. Nav y v a c a t e s B u r l i n g t o n f a c i l i t y .
A p r i l 199 5
27. C o n s t r u c t i o n begins o n Lake
Champlain B a s i n Scienc e Center .
A p r i l 199 5
28. Ribbo n c u t t i n g f o r Lake Champlai n
B a s i n S c i e n c e Center .
J u l y 199 6
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LAKE CHAMPLAIN SCIENCE CENTER
Program Committee
Roxane Leopold
0 Sout h Unio n S t r e e t
r l i n g t o n , V T 0540 1
Jonathan Brownell
RSD - Box 52 4
C o r i n t h , V T 0503 9
C h a r l i e Brown e
F a i r b a n k s Museum
Main S t r e e t
S t . Johnsbur y VT 058 1
e t s y Rosenblut h
CEDO
C a r y l Stewar t
135 Church S t r e e t
B u r l i n g t o n V T 0540 1
Jane N e s b i t t
891 No. Champlai n S t r e
B u r l i n g t o n , V T 0540 1
Mary Watzi n
SNR
324 A i k en Center - UV M
B u r l i n g t o n V T 0540 5
E m i l y Cohe n
385 S h e l b u r n e Rd. Apt.
B u r l i n g t o n , V T 0540 1
Ted Montgomery
217 Harbor Road
Shelburne VT 0548 2
John Anderso n
71 Main S t r e e t
Shelburne VT 0548 2
art Cohn
&ke Champlai n
Maritime Museum
a s i n Harbo r VT 0549 1
i s a Borr e
ake Champ. B a s in Prog .
W. Shor e Road
Grand I s l e , V T 0545 8
Tom Hudspet h
5 Crescen t Road
u r l i n g t o n , V T 0540 1
15
LAKE CHAMPLAIN SCIENCE CENTE R
Board o f D i r e c t o r s
Roxane L e o p o ld
230 Sout h U n i o n S t r e e t
B u r l i n g t o n , V T 0540 1
Bob Paqui n
O f f i c e o f U.S. Se n Leah y
199 Main S t r e e t
B u r l i n g t o n V T 0540 1
Sarah Muyskens
276 Sout h Unio n S t r e e
B u r l i n g t o n , V T 0540 1
Betsy R o s e n b l u t h
CEDO
C a r y l Stewar t
135 Church S t r e e t
B u r l i n g t o n V T 0540 1
M i c h a e l Met z
ART'S COUNCIL
CITY HAL L
Doreen K r a f t
CCTA
P.O. Bo x 60 9
3urlington, V T
Jonathan Brownell
RSD - Box 52 4
C o r i n t h , V T 0503 9
C h a r l i e Brown e
F a i r b a n k s Museum
Main S t r e e t
S t . Johnsbur y VT 058 ]
Jane N e s b i t t
891 No. Champlai n S t.
B u r l i n g t o n , V T 0540 1
A r t Coh n
Lake Champlai n
Maritime Museum
B a s i n Harbo r VT 05 4
05402
Kate B a l d w i n
Dean's O f f i c e - UV M
501 Main S t r e e t
B u r l i n g t o n , V T 05401-343 9
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N R E C L A I M S IT S W A T E R F R O N T :
Renaissance on
Lake Champlain
By Mar k Pendcrgras t
Photographed b y Pau l O. Boisver t
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36 TH
E NEW VERMON T
FARMING: Will diversity
save the dayl
By Sall y W . Johnso n
42 SUMME
R TIME :
A scenic portfolio
48 TH
page 42
E RIGH T PLACE :
Groton State Forest has wilderness to
By Shery l Lechne r
Photographed b y Alde n Pellett
54 PEDALERS
' PARADISE : Mountain bikes
were made for each other
By Andre w L . Nemeth y
Photographed b y Glen n Russel l
page 30
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S TO THE EDITO R
N M O U N T A I N POST BO Y
10 V E R M O N
T CRAFTS : The Vermont
Quilt Festival
16 VERMON
T FOODS : Farmers' Markets
25 V E R M O N
T VIEW : Play Ball!
10 V E R M O N T I A N A
Dewev
: Admiral George
and Vermont
O MINU S TH E MAESTRO: Rudolf Serkin
gone, but his music festival lives
By Susa n Kees e
D E B A RT
suit every taste
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S A N D OUTINGS: Quimby
Country
: A Wardsboro Fourth
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of July
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BURLINGTON
RECLAIMS IT S WATERFRON T
FROM BOAT S T O BIK E PATHS , MUSI C AN D
A NE W MUSEUM , TH E QUEE N CIT Y EMBRACE S LAK E CHAMPLAI N AGAI N
WORLD TRAVELE
R a n d s o m e t i m e V e r m o n t residen t Rudyar d K i p l i n g onc e sai d tha t L a k e
T a n z a n i a a n d L a k e C h a m p l a i n ar e th e o n l y tw o spot s o n eart h tha t offe r th e vist a fo r a
Perfect sunset . M o s t V e r m o n t e r s haven' t bee n t o Africa , hu t the y ca n vouc h fo r Kipling' s taste : N o t h i n g
:ould h e mor e he;intifn l th;i n th e onse t n f ; i s u m m er evenin g o n Lak e C h a m n l a i n . th e su n ius t d i p p i n g
b e h i n d th e p u r p l e A d i r o n d a c k s , l e a v i ng a s h i m m e r i n g golde n pat h alon g th e waters . T h a n k s t o
p e r s e v e r a n c e a n d v i s i o n , B u r l i n g t o n n ow ha s a
waterfront par k wher e y o u ca n tak e al l th e glor y
in, eithe r strollin g th e boardwal k o r r o c k i n g gen tly o n on e o f th e Promenade' s b e n c h swings .
T h e ne w par k i s th e centerpiec e o f a lon g over due waterfron t renaissance , c o m p l e t e w i t h bik e
path, boa t excursions , a c o m m u n i t y boathouse ,
fine d i n i n g , an d a festiva l tent . A f t e r year s o f ne glect, th e Q u e e n C i t y ha s o n c e agai n e m b r a c e d
L a k e C h a m p l a i n , an d thousand s o f tourist s an d
V e r m o n t e r s ar e r e d i s c o v e r i n g V e r m o n t ' s "Wes t
C o a s t . " A l t h o u g h B u r l i n g t o n ' s waterfron t i s fa r
from complete , th e m o m e n t u m i s positive .
A decad e ago , fe w w o u l d hav e predicte d th e re m a r k a b l e d e v e l o p m e n t s tha t hav e t a k e n place .
T h e lakefron t wa s a n u n i n v i t i n g industria l strip ,
u n d e v e l o p e d a n d neglected . I n th e earl y 1970s ,
the cit y an d it s p o l i t i c i a n s ha d decide d t o d o s o m e t h i n g abou t it , bu t
The Community Boathouse, the
Promenade and Bike Path are the
heart of the city's new waterfront.
Previous pages, sailors gather
at the boathouse for the
Queen City Regatta.
nearly 2 0 year s passe d befor e m u c h happened . Variou s grandiose plan s
surfaced, shimmered , the n vanishe d fo r lac k o f financin g o r becaus e o f
public opposition .
In 1981 , democrati c socialis t Bernar d Sander s w o n a tigh t m a y o r a l
race, i n par t b y advocatin g ope n acces s t o a revitalize d B u r l i n g t o n wa terfront. T h e Sander s a d m i n i s t r a t i o n u l t i m a t e l y s o u g h t p u b l i c ap proval fo r a SI 00 m i l l i o n privat e d e v e l o p m e n t tha t w o u l d hav e c o m bined housing , a n i n n , a m a r i n a an d parks . I n 1985 , tha t proposa l faile d
to w i n th e two-third s vot e neede d fo r i n f r a s t r u c t u r e i m p r o v e m e n t s .
Sanders, Pete r C l a v e l l e — the n Sanders ' d e v e l o p m e n t directo r — an d
other aide s reassessed , an d decide d t o le t th e waterfron t evolv e incre -
32 •
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m e n t a l l y , base d o n t h e i r p h i l o s o p h y o f c o m b i n i n g d e v e l o p m e n t w i t h
p u b l i c access .
O v e r th e nex t fe w years , tha t approac h yielded results . B y 1988 , tw o
m a j o r project s ha d been c o m p l e t e d . A n i n e - m i l e b i k e path , t a k i n g advantage o f inactiv e railroa d rights-of-way , brough t thousand s o f bikers ,
joggers, rolle r bladers a n d stroller s t o th e waterfront . T h e C o m m u n i ty
B o a t h o u s e , featurin g a r e s t a u r a n t , m e e t i n g space , a n d boa t rentals ,
o p e n e d o n Jul y 4 , 1988 . Becaus e plan s fo r th e waterfron t h a d remaine d
i n flux , a n ingeniou s s o l u t i o n create d a floatin g facilit y tha t c o u l d b e
m o o r e d anywhere , a n d th e b o a t h o u s e wa s b u i l t ato p a T e x a s barge ,
t o w e d u p th e Inlan d W a t e r w ay t o Lak e C h a m p l a i n .
Burlington voter s clearl y l i k e d th e directio n thing s wer e taking , an d
passed severa l bon d issue s t o fun d eac h project . Still , anothe r lega l hur dle remained . I n 1989 , jus t a s Pete r C l a v e l l e was succeedin g Sander s a s
m a y o r , th e V e r m o n t S u p r e m e C o u r t rule d tha t filled land s o w n e d b y
the C e n t r a l V e r m o n t R a i l w a y s h o u l d rever t t o th e p u b l i c i f n o longe r
used b y th e company . T h i s "publi c trust " doctrin e force d th e railroa d
to settl e ou t o f court . I n Jun e o f 1990 , fo r S250,000 , th e cit y bough t 1 1
acres o f lan d fo r a waterfron t park , an d a n o p t i o n o n anothe r 4 5 acre s
that wer e eventuall y purchase d fo r $1.9 2 m i l l i o n .
Later tha t year , B u r l i n g t o n voters approve d a 10-yea r p l a n t o guid e
w a t e r f r o n t d e v e l o p m e n t (se e d r a w i n g above) . I t i n c l u d e s a n i n d o o r
recreation facility , transportatio n center , c o m m e r c i a l an d retai l build ings o n privatel y hel d land , a n e n v i r o n m e n t a l researc h cente r an d m u s e u m , performin g arts spaces , an d a n "urba n reserve " o f lan d tha t w i l l
not b e developed . T h e pla n treat s Lak e Street , w h i c h run s nea r th e rail road tracks , a s a d i v i d i ng line . T o th e wes t — towar d th e lak e — ther e
w i l l b e n o for-profi t d e v e l o p m e n t unles s i t i s water-related . T h e l a n d
w i l l r e m a i n open . T o th e east , appropriat e c o m m e r c i a l an d residentia l
properties wil l b e encouraged .
Drawing shows existing and proposed
development under Burlington's 10year plan for the waterfront:
1. Waterfront Park
2. Community Boathouse
3. Bike Path
4. Promenade
5. Planned Lake Champlain Basin Science
Center at Naval Reserve site
6. Festival Ter! (seasonal, seats 2,000)
7. King Street: crry Dock
8. Perkins Pier
9. Union Station
10. Moran Plant and proposed community
sailing center
11. New Coast Guard Station
12. Proposed residential retail, commercial
development
13. Battery Park
14. Round House Point
15. Proposed Community Recreation Center
16. Proposed Transportation Center
17. Proposed Union Station south iving;
retail, commercial, residential
IS. Proposed public use
19. Proposed Cornerstone Building; retail,
office, residential
W i t h thi s b l u e p r i n t , W a t e r f r o n t Par k q u i c k l y t o o k shape , p l a y i n g
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T
he bes t an d easies t wa y t o se e
Burlington's Waterfron t i s t o firs t
stroll th e Promenad e o r tou r th e
Bike Pat h and take a look a t what's there .
To reac h th e centra l waterfron t area ,
drive down Colleg e Stree t an d park a t th e
lot nea r th e C o m m u n i t y Boathouse, o r
take an y o f th e street s tha t ru n down t o
the lake , g o sout h o n Batter y Stree t t o
Maple Street, an d park in the lo t a t Perkins
Pier.
For strolling , biking , jogging o r roller
blading, th e Bik e Path stretches north and
south alon g the lak e shor e fo r roughly nine
miles. Jus t nort h o f Colleg e Street , th e
Promenade ha s prim e strollin g spots and
bench swing s t o vie w th e lake . Belo w i s
Waterfront Par k itself , an d nearby i s th e
waterfront picni c shelter .
To ge t ou t o n th e water , tak e a ride o n
one o f th e Lak e Champlai n Ferrie s tha t
leave the Kin g Stree t Ferr y Dock regularly
(864-9804), headed acros s th e lak e t o Port
Kent, Ne w York . O r book a trip on th e
Spirit of
Ethan Allen
sightseein g boa t
(862-9685). The Essex, onc e a car ferry for
the Lak e Champlain Transportation Company, als o carrie s chartere d excursions .
The Communit y Boathouse (865-3377 ) is a
great plac e t o ge t clos e t o th e water . Yo u
can ren t sailboat s o r have a bite t o ea t an d
watch th e lak e traffi c g o by . Othe r goo d
lakeside eatin g spot s are Isabel's, th e Ic e
House and the Shanty .
From th e boathous e yo u ca n also catc h
the fre e shuttl e bu s u p Colleg e Stree t t o
the shop s and restaurants o f Burlington' s
great Churc h Stree t Mar ketplace.
For informatio n an d a
brochure o n recreationa l
opportunities alon g th e
waterfront, contac
t
Burlington's Park s an d
Recreation Departmen t
(864-0123).
For informatio n abou t
the area , contact th e Lak e
C h a m p l a i n Regiona
l
Chamber o f C o m m e r c e
(863-3489).
Among events to be held
on the waterfron t thi s summer are : Cano e
and Kaya k Day , June 5; Discover Jaz z Festival, June 11-12; Queen Cit y Regatta , June
11-12, th e Gree n Mountain Chew Che w
Fodd Festival, June 24-26; July Fourt h Fire works, Jul y 3, Fools-a-Floa t Race, Augus t
28.
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host t o a n arra y o f event s b y th e summe r o f 1993 . Th e Tour d e Sol , .
solar ca r race tha t bega n i n Boston , cruise d t o a triumphant finis )
there. Musica l extravaganza s floate d ever y typ e o f compositio n ima g
inable ove r th e lake . Th e waterfront hoste d th e Discove r Jaz z Festival
the Vermon t Symphony Orchestra , the fol k strain s o f th e Champlai i
Valley Festival , th e twang y Burlingto n Hot Countr y Musi c Festiva l
Vermonters and tourists cam e t o eat a t th e nearl y 50 food booths of the
Green Mountain Chew Chew Foo d Festival and to sampl e th e ware s ai
the Vermon t Brewers Festival.
To wor k of f th e pound s adde d durin g those get-togethers, th e par i
hosted event s such a s th e Vermon t City Maratho n an d the Burlington
International Games . As if tha t weren' t enough , ther e wa s a huge craft
fair an d festivities rangin g from Independence Da y fireworks ove r th e
lake t o th e Mayor' s Cup Challenge Regatt a an d the Vermon t Women' ^
Celebration.
The waterfron t renaissanc e ha s reall y onl y begun , however . Majo i
developments an d decisions remain, and no on e i s mor e involve d than
Lisa Steel e an d Melinda Moulton , whos e Mai n Stree t Landin g Com pany occupie s (an d owns ) th e U n i o n Station buildin g at th e foo t o i
Main Street . Thei r imposing brick building , built as a railroad terminal
in 1916 , ha s becom e a n incubato r for local businesses. There , Steele
and Moulton , wit h th e hel p o f a n eclectic tea m o f local planners, hav e
put together a 20-year pla n for their seven-acre development .
Committed t o wha t the y cal l a "life's work" and socially an d environmentally acceptabl e development , Moulto n and Steele are seekin g
approval for the firs t phase of th e Landin g Project, to b e i n business by
the fal l o f 1995 . I t would includ e a n 11,000-square-foo t "wing " to th e
south o f Union Station t o hous e artists, craftspeopl e an d start-up businesses, plus fou r apartments. Nearby , their 30,000-square-foot Corner stone Building on Batter y Stree t woul d house retai l and office space ,
plus four housing units an d a 92-space parking garage. A transportation
center behin d Union Station woul d ti e i n with a proposed commute r
rail line , an d serve as a connecting poin t fo r taxi an d bus traffic . Pro posals even call for showers so bicycl e commuter s ca n clean u p befor e
taking a shuttle bus t o thei r jobs .
Later phases call for development o f the 10 2 Lak e Street sit e north of
Union Statio n int o "Th e Neighborhood," with home s fo r more tha n
70 familie s alon g with businesse s such a s a laundromat, grocery store ,
fish market , bakery, day care center, hardwar e store, an d cafe.
In th e meantime , othe r Burlingto n developers ar e planning water front projects . Barr y Mossma n has alread y turned two ol d industrial
sites, th e McKenzi e meat-packin g
plant an d th e ol d H a i g h Lumbe r
Mill, int o thrivin g enterprises .
M o s s m a n ha s bee n plannin g a
new waterfron t projec t fo r severa l
years, a major condominium devel opment tha t woul d clim b th e em b a n k m e n t towar d t o w n . H e re cently scale d bac k hi s already-ap proved plans. He now plan s t o buil d
19 unit s o f thre e storie s w i t h a
"Beacon H i l l feeling, " eac h uni t
featuring a rooftop terrac e an d a
master bedroo m wit h expansiv e
glass.
A majo r change wil l begin i n January of 1995 , whe n th e U.S . Naval Reserve move s from its "littl e blu e
box" o n th e waterfront.Th e propert y will rever t t o th e city , an d plans
call fo r demolishing th e structur e an d building a 40,000-square-foot facility, th e Lak e Champlai n Basi n Science Center , to house th e University o f Vermont's lake studie s program and a public museum .
"We're talking about a n intriguing partnership between the city , th e
university, privat e individuals , an d foundation donors, " say s Sarah
Muyskens, a member of th e
advisory committe e work ing o n th e project . "W e
view thi s a s th e flagshi p
space fo r th e developmen t
of th e res t o f th e water front."
T h e museu m woul d fo cus o n th e environment ,
historical perspective s o n
lake use , an d fun fo r chil dren an d adults . "W e plan
to wor k wit h othe r muse ums i n the are a such a s th e
Shelburne M u s e u m , th e
Lake Champlai n Maritim e
M u s e u m , an d th e M o n t shire," say s M u y s k e n s .
"We won't tr y to duplicat e
what the y do , but bring th e
best elements of each."
Long-time Burlingto n architect an d sailo r Marce l
Beaudin want s t o us e th e hulking , abandoned Mora n
Generating Station's water-intak e sluiceway , whic h is 2 0
feet wide an d 8 feet deep, a s a non-profit, low-cost access
point fo r small boats in the 14 - t o 25-foot range , an d th e
start of a community sailing center .
"Right now, " h e laments , "Lak e Champlai n i s essen tially a private lake, with little publi c access."
T o a large extent, th e fat e of the waterfron t no w relie s
u p o n th e v i s i o n o f Pete r B r o w n e l l , wh o bea t Pete r
Clavelle i n a close mayora l race an d entered offic e i n
1993. Brownell , a Republican and an avid sailor, grudgingly gives Progressive s Sander s an d Clavelle credit fo r
bringing the waterfront t o its present state , but he clearly
has mor e faith in the privat e enterprise syste m tha n his predecessors .
He support s th e Mai n Stree t Landin g project s an d Barry Mossman' s
condominiums, as well a s Marcel Beaudin' s small-boat acces s plan. He
looks forwar d to th e commute r trai n that ma y lin k Charlott e t o
Burlington's waterfront b y 1996 , an d he plan s to continu e fre e shuttle s
between downtown an d the waterfront .
Brownell envision s extendin g th e breakwate r t o creat e a truly protected harbor that woul d allo w a 700-slip marina at th e sout h en d of
the bay, an alluring stop for wealthy Canadia n boaters wh o woul d the n
discover Burlington' s downtown restaurants , th e Flyn n Theater, shop ping on Church Street .
"The potentia l i s unlimited, " he says . "I t woul d generat e a lot o f
money withou t puttin g a load on th e schoo l system . I t woul d mak e
Burlington a more exciting plac e durin g the summer , fillin g in the ga p
in activit y whe n th e colleg e student s ar e gone. W e coul d becom e
known as a n international sailing location, attractin g more regattas. "
Time wil l tell. There are certainly plenty o f critics , suc h a s massage
therapist Be a Bookchin and other loca l activist s wh o hat e th e ide a of
any development , muc h less a marina for wealthy tourists .
One thin g i s certain : the unifie d "them e park " approac h i s out .
Small, incrementa l development i s in , at least fo r the tim e being .
" A lo t mor e needs to happen on the waterfront , an d it will, " says former Mayor Pete r Clavelle. "The people o f Burlingto n will continu e t o
debate i t for years and years. My kids and grandchildren wil l be arguing
about it . Bu t there's no questio n tha t i t wil l chang e an d evolve wit h
the times . £±t least we've now go t on e o f the mos t dynami c waterfront s
in th e country , with unrestricted public access."
TJie Bike Path connects
the central waterfront with
outlying areas such as
Oakledge Beach, above.
Top, Perkins Pier and
King Street Ferry Dock on
July Fourth. Left, contestants
in the annual Fools-A-Float
race hit the water.
Writer Mark Pendergrast lives in Stowe, but visits Burlington frequently.
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5
DRAFT: STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
1. T o focus o n the Lake Champlai n Basin , an d t he r o le o f water in
a f f e c t i n g / an d b e i ng a f f e c t e d by, human a c t i v i t i e s .
2. T o b r i ng to l i f e t h e dynamic r e l a t i o n s h i p betwee n human b e i n g s
and t h e environment o f the B a s i n, wit h equa l emphasi s o n n a t u r al
h i s t o r y and c u l t u r al and economic h i s t o r y, expresse d b y i n t e r a c t i v e
e x h i b i t s an d programs a t t r a c t i v e t o a ll ages.
3. T o c a r ry o ut r e s e a r ch r e l a t i n g t o the a q u a t ic ecosystem s of t h
e
Lake and w i t h in t he B a s i n, an d to present an d e x p l a in the p h y s i c al
evidence o f t he e f f e c ts o f t h at r e s e a r c h o n human a c t i v i t i e s and
choices.
4. T o c r e a t e a c o o p e r a t i v e , a c t i v e p a r t n e r s h i p amon g Ne w York ,
Canadian, and Vermont i n s t i t u t i o n s having complementar y o b j e c t i v e s,
each p a r t n e r e n a b l i n g a s s i s t a n c e t o and promotion o f the o t h e r
p a r t n e r s , eac h f i l l i n g a p a r t i c u l ar n i c h e w i t h i n p u b l ic e d u c a t i o n ,
and n o p a r t n er competin g w i t h another .
5. T o p r o v i d e spac e f o r ( in p r i o r i t y) ( i ) both permanen t an d
changing i n t e r a c t i v e e x h i b i t s and programs, ( i i ) a q u a t ic r e s e a r c h
l a b o r a t o r i e s , ( i i i ) i n t e r a c t i on betwee n r e s e a r c h an d p u b l i c
education, ( i v ) in-hous e t e a c h i n g , (v ) communit y meeting s
a p p l i c a b l e o r r e l a t e d t o t he o b j e c t i v es of t he Center, an d ( v i )
o f f i c e s o f groups o r e n t i t i e s complementar y t o t he o b j e c t i v es of
the Center .
JNB:
9/28/94
MEMORANDUM O F INTEN T
REGARDING TH E LAK E CHAMPLAIN BASI N SCIENCE CENTER
T h i s Memorandum Of I n t e n t i s dated November
, 199 4 an d i s by an d
between Thoma s Salmon , a s P r e s i d e n t o f th e U n i v e r s i t y o f Vermon t
(UVM), P e t e r Brownell , a s Mayor o f th e C i t y o f B u r l i n g t o n , Vermont
( C i t y ) , an d Roxann e Leopold , a s Chairma n o f th e Boar d o f D i r e c t o rs
of th e Lak e Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Center , Inc. , a Vermon t non p r o f i t c o r p o r a t i o n ( C o r p o r a t i o n ).
In t h i s Memorandum , th e p a r t i e s wis h t o s t a t e t h e i r p r e s e n t
i n t e n t i o n s (withou t b i n d i n g agreement o r commitment i n any r e s p e c t
a t t h i s time ; a l l agreements w i l l , o f course , r e q u i r e th e p r i o r
a u t h o r i z a t i o n an d approva l b y th e p a r t i e s r e s p e c t i v e governin g
b o d i e s ) , r e g a r d i n g the ownership, governance, an d a d m i n i s t r a t i o n of
the propose d Lak e Champlain B a s i n Scienc e Cente r ( C e n t e r ) , planne d
t o b e c o n s t r u c t e d o n a p a r c e l o f l a n d owne d b y th e C i t y an d
c u r r e n t l y o c c u p i e d b y th e U.S.Nava l Reserve , w i t h th e purpos e o f
c o n f i r m i n g th e mutua l understanding s p r e r e q u i s i t e t o th e c r e a t i o n
and implementatio n o f forma l agreement s amon g th e p a r t i e s , a s
follows:
1
1. D e s c r i p t i o n O f Th e Center . Th e Cente r w i l l c o n s i s t o f a
b u i l d i n g , w i t h a n c i l l a r y s t r u c t u r e s and improvements , whic h w i l l
c o n t a i n a UV M Environmen t Researc h L a b o r a t o r y , t o g e t h e r w i t h
o f f i c e s , classrooms , an d t e c h n i c a l i n f r a - s t r u c t u r e i n c l u d i n g a
r e s e a r c h v e s s e l and r e l a t e d f a c i l i t i e s , an d a p u b l i c e d u c a t i o n an d
i n f o r m a t i o n f a c i l i t y , togethe r w i t h o f f i c e s , p u b l i c meetin g areas ,
e x t e r i o r e d u c a t i o n an d r e c r e a t i o n areas , an d r e l a t e d f a c i l i t i e s an d
infra-structure.
2. Ownership Of Th e P a r c e l Of Land . The p a r c e l o f l a n d on whic h th e
Center w i l l b e l o c a t e d w i l l b e l e a s e d b y th e C i t y t o th e
C o r p o r a t i o n under a " t r i p l e net " l e a s e having th e f o l l o w i n g terms:
( i ) Term: n i n e t y - n i ne y e a r s, a u t o m a t i c a l ly renewed, t e r m i n a b l e
by th e C i t y a t an y tim e i f the p r o p e r t y i s no l o n g e r use d f o r
s p e c i f i e d p u b l i c education , r e c r e a t i o n , an d i n f o r m a t i o n ,
and/or r e s e a r c h an d e d u c a t i o n uses , a s w i l l b e s p e c i f i c a l l y
p r o v i d e d f o r i n the l e a s e , which s h a l l i n c l u d e a requiremen t
t h a t p u b l i c acces s t o th e f a c i l i t y an d l a n d c o n s i s t e n t w i t h
i t s primar y purpose s s h a l l b e a n ongoin g p r e r e q u i s i t e use . I f
the l e a s e i s s o terminated , th e improvement s r e v e r t t o th e
C i t y withou t payment .
( i i ) R e n t a l : Th e amoun t o f a l l o u t - o f - p o c k et d i r e c t expense s
i n c u r r e d b y th e C i t y i n r e s p e c t o f th e p a r c e l o f l a n d ,
estimated no t t o excee d $800,00 0 a t tim e o f l e a s e , payable i n
one paymen t a t e x e c u t i o n o f th e l e a s e .
( i i i ) Improvements : The c o s t of a l l improvements on th e p a r c e l
and n e c e s s a r y f o r the Cente r w i l l b e born e by th e C o r p o r a t i o n,
i n c l u d i n g a l l sewer , water , an d u t i l i t y assessment s an d
charges; however , th e C i t y w i l l c o o r d i n a t e w i t h th e Center' s
c o n s t r u c t i o n schedul e a l l a d j a c e nt improvements , i n c l u d i n g
power, access , p a r k i n g an d t r a f f i c management , w i t h t h e
.objective o f reducin g th e aggregate c o s t s t h e r e o f t o t he
g r e a t e s t exten t p r a c t i c a b l e . Th e C i t y w i l l a s s i g n t o t he
C o r p o r a t i o n t h e b e n e f i ts o f any^easements whic h b e n e f i t t he
parcel.
( i v ) Sub-Lease : Th e C i ty w i l l agre e i n advance t o t he subl e a s e b y t he C o r p o r a t i on o f a p o r t i o n o f t he p a r c el t o UVM
(see paragrap h 3 below) .
(v) L i a b i l i t y : Th e C i ty w i ll b e r e s p o n s i b le f o r t h
e c o n d i t i on
of t h e p a r c el p r i o r t o l e a s e; t h e C o r p o r a t i on an d i ts sub l e s s e e , UVM , w i l l b e r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t he c o n d i t i on o f t he
p a r c e l d u r i n g t h e term of the l e a s e. The C i ty w i l l o b t a i n an
environmental assessmen t of the p a r c el p r i o r t o the e f f e c t i ve
date of t he l e a s e.
( v i ) Timing : The l e a se w i l l b e entered i n t o immediatel y upo n
the v a c a t i n g o f t he premises by the U.S
. Naval Reserve .
3. Ownership O f The B u i l d i ng An d Improvements. Th e b u i l d i ng and
improvements w i l l i n i t i a l l y b e constructe d b y an d unde r t h e
d i r e c t i o n o f t he C o r p o r a t i o n, i n order t o p r o v i de a n i n t e g r a t e d
a d m i n i s t r a t i v e e n t i t y f o r a ll c o n s t r u c t i on purposes . A f t e r
completion, t h e b u i l d i ng and improvements w i l l b e owned unde r a
condominium regime , whereb y UVM w i l l h o l d t i t l e t o t he volume of
the b u i l d i n g occupied b y the Lake Research Laborator y an d a n c i l l a ry
o f f i c e s , classrooms , and i n f r a - s t r u c t u r e, as w e ll as the area to be
o c c u p i e d b y t he UVM r e s e a r c h v e s s e l and r e l a t ed f a c i l i t i e s , an d t he
C o r p o r a t i o n w i l l h o l d t i t l e t o the balance o f t he volume o f t h
e
b u i l d i n g and the e x t e r i or improvements. Common areas and f a c i l i t i es
( f o r a c c e s s , maintenance , e t c . ) w i ll b e d e f i n e d , an d j o i n t use
p r o v i d e d f o r , in the D e c l a r a t i on Of Condominium as a l so w i l l b e t he
formula f o r a l l o c a t i on of expenses of common areas and f a c i l i t i e s .
The expense s o f t h e r e s p e c t i v e volume s owne d b y UV M an d t he
C o r p o r a t i o n w i l l b e r e s p e c t i v e ly borne by each owner .
4. Governance Of The Center. The management and a d m i n i s t r a t i on of
the C e n t e r a s a whole s h a l l b e by t he Board o f D i r e c t o rs o f t he
C o r p o r a t i o n , o v e r s e e i n g a D i r e c t o r f o r the Center, wh o w i l l b e
r e s p o n s i b l e f o r c o o r d i n a t i ng t h e uses and requirements of t he two
owners. The r e s e a r ch an d education program s and a c t i v i t i es w i t h i n
i t s spac e w i l l b e c a r r i ed on under UVM's a u t h o r i ty and at i ts c o s t,
and t h e p u b l ic e d u c a t i o n an d other program s in t he Center w i l l b e
c a r r i e d o n under t he a u t h o r i ty of the Board of t he C o r p o r a t i on and
at i t s c o s t. The c o s ts of programs p r o v i d i ng f o r t he i n t e r a c t i o n of
r e s e a r c h an d p u b l ic educatio n s h a l l be a l l o c a t ed from tim e to time
between UV M an d t he C o r p o r a t i on a s t he C o r p o r a t i o n 's Boar d w i l l
d e c i d e a f t e r a n a l y z i n g t h e s p e c i f ic progra m unde r c o n s i d e r a t i o n .
5. Fund R a i s i n g . Th e fund s whic h w i l l c r e a t e an d m a i n t a in t h e
Center, i n c l u d i n g c o n s t r u c t i o n , o p e r a t i n g , an d endowment funds ,
w i l l b e sough t b y t he C o r p o r a t i on an d UVM i n a c o o r d i n a t e d an d
i n t e g r a t e d progra m unde r the o v e r a ll guidanc e and d i r e c t i on of t he
Board of D i r e c t o rs of the C o r p o r a t i o n. A l l funds f o r the d e s i gn and
c o n s t r u c t i o n of the Center s h a l l be expended by or at the d i r e c t i on
of t h e Board o f D i r e c t o rs of t he C o r p o r a t i o n.
T h i s Memorandu m o f Inten t s e t s f o r t h , i n o u t l i n e o n l y , t h e
i n t e n t i o n s o f t he p a r t i es a s t o some o f t he p r i n c i p al matter s
r e g a r d i n g th e proposed Center , an d p r o v i d es t h e f o u n d a t i on f o r a
c o n t i n u i n g p a r t n e r s h i p amon g the m t o implement t h e concepts an d
o b j e c t i v e s o f t he proposed Center .
Thomas Salmon, P r e s i d e n t
U n i v e r s i t y o f Vermont
Peter Brownell , Mayo r
C i t y o f B u r l i n g t o n, Vermont
Roxanne Leopold , Chairma n
Lake Champlain B a s in Scienc e Center , I n c.
To: Messrs . Schat z an d Mercurio
From:•Jonathan N. Browne11
Date: 3 1 October, 199 4
Re: Lak e Champlai n Basi n Scienc e Cente r
D e s c r i p t i o n o f uses, f o r purposes of l e a s e
To c o n s t r u c t , r e c o n s t r u c t , improve , use , an d m a i n t a i n o n t h e
P a r c e l , a l l at t he l e s s e e ' s s o l e d i s c r e t i o n and i n i ts e x c l u s i v e
a u t h o r i t y , a f a c i l i t y , whic h may c o n s i s t of one or more b u i l d i n g s
o r p o r t i o n s o f b u i l d i n gs and other s t r u c t u r e s and improvements, f or
p u b l i c e d u c a t i o n i n , informatio n about , an d enjoymen t o f t h e
n a t u r a l , h i s t o r i c , s o c i a l , o r c u l t u r a l environment , an d t o
c o n s t r u c t , r e c o n s t r u c t , improve , use, and m a i n t a in o n t he P a r c e l,
a l l a t t h e l e s s e e " s s o l e d i s c r e t i o n , an d i n i t s e x c l u s i v e
a u t h o r i t y , a f a c i l i t y , whic h may c o n s i s t of one or more b u i l d i n g s
o r p o r t i o n s o f b u i l d i n gs and other s t r u c t u r e s and improvements, f or
r e s e a r c h an d p u b l i c o r p r i v a te educatio n i n and r e l a t i n g t o t he
n a t u r a l , h i s t o r i c , s o c i a l , o r c u l t u r a l environment , t o c r e a t e ,
perform, m a i n t a i n , an d provid e p u b l i c an d p r i v a t e r e c r e a t i o n a l ,
c u l t u r a l , c i v i c , an d e d u c a t i o n al events , f a c i l i t i e s , an d programs
both w i t h i n an d without the b u i l d i n gs an d s t r u c t u r es o n t he P a r c el
a l l a s may b e fro m tim e t o time determine d b y t h e l e s s e e i n i t s
s o l e d i s c r e t i o n and e x c l u s i v e a u t h o r i t y , a s c o n s i s t e n t w i t h i ts
n o n - p r o f i t c o r p o r a t e s t a t u s , an d t o c o n s t r u c t , r e c o n s t r u c t ,
improve, use , an d maintai n o n th e P a r c e l a l l i n f r a - s t r u c t u r al
components and improvements of whatever k i n d an d n a t u re determine d
by t h e l e s s e e i n i ts s o l e d i s c r e t i o n and e x c l u s i v e a u t h o r i t y a s
n e c e s s a r y an d a p p r o p r i a te t o support, enable , o r complement any of
the o t h e r purpose s s p e c i f i e d h e r e i n .
To: Messrs , Schat z an d Mercurio
From:'Jonathan N. Brownel l
Date: 3 1 October, 199 4
Re: Lake Champlai n Basi n Scienc e Cente r
D e s c r i p t i o n o f uses, f o r purposes of l e a s e
To c o n s t r u c t , r e c o n s t r u c t , improve , use , an d m a i n t a i n o n t h e
P a r c e l , a l l at the l e s s e e ' s s o l e d i s c r e t i o n and in i ts e x c l u s i v e
a u t h o r i t y , a f a c i l i t y , whic h may c o n s i s t o f one or more b u i l d i n g s
or p o r t i o n s o f b u i l d i n gs and other s t r u c t u r e s and improvements, f or
p u b l i c educatio n i n , i n f o r m a t i o n about , an d enjoymen t o f t h e
n a t u r a l , h i s t o r i c , s o c i a l , o r c u l t u r a l environment , an d t o
c o n s t r u c t , r e c o n s t r u c t , improve , use , and m a i n t a in o n the P a r c e l,
a l l a t th e l e s s e e " s s o l e d i s c r e t i o n , an d i n i t s e x c l u s i v e
a u t h o r i t y , a f a c i l i t y , whic h may c o n s i s t o f one or more b u i l d i n g s
or p o r t i o n s o f b u i l d i n gs and other s t r u c t u r e s and improvements, f or
r e s e a r c h an d p u b l i c o r p r i v a t e educatio n i n and r e l a t i n g t o t he
n a t u r a l , h i s t o r i c , s o c i a l , o r c u l t u r a l environment , t o c r e a t e ,
perform, maintain , an d p r o v i d e p u b l i c an d p r i v a t e r e c r e a t i o n a l ,
c u l t u r a l , c i v i c , an d e d u c a t i o n al events , f a c i l i t i e s , an d programs
both w i t h i n an d without the b u i l d i n gs an d s t r u c t u r es o n the P a r c el
a l l a s may b e fro m tim e t o time determine d b y t h e l e s s e e i n i t s
s o l e d i s c r e t i o n and e x c l u s i v e a u t h o r i t y , a s c o n s i s t e n t w i t h i ts
n o n - p r o f i t corporat e s t a t u s , an d t o c o n s t r u c t , r e c o n s t r u c t ,
improve, use , an d m a i n t a i n o n th e P a r c e l a l l i n f r a - s t r u c t u r al
components and improvements of whatever k i n d an d n a t u re determine d
by t h e l e s s e e i n i ts s o l e d i s c r e t i o n and e x c l u s i v e a u t h o r i t y a s
necessary and a p p r o p r i a te t o support, enable , o r complement any of
the othe r purpose s s p e c i f i e d h e r e i n .
BYLAWS
of
L A K E CHAMPLAI N BASI N SCIENC E CENTER , INC .
Article I
Name
The nam e of the corporation is Lake Champlain Basin Science Center, Inc. (sometimes referred
to in these Bylaws as the "Corporation").
Article II
Purposes
As state d i n it s Article s o f Association , th e Corporatio n ha s bee n forme d an d shal l exis t
exclusively fo r charitable, education, and/or scientific purpose s (including, for such purposes, the making
of distribution s t o organization s tha t qualify a s exemp t organizations unde r Sectio n 501(c)(3 ) o f th e
Internal Revenu e Cod e o f 195 4 o r th e correspondin g provisio n o f an y futur e Unite d State s Internal
Revenue Law), includin g in particular: th e establishment and operatio n of a museum and research center
regarding Lak e Champlai n and the Lak e Champlai n basin area . Th e Corporatio n is no t forme d fo r
pecuniary or financial gain, and n o part of the assets, income or profits of the Corporation are distributable
to or shall inure to the benefit of its members, trustees, directors, officers, o r other private persons, except
to the extent permitted i n said Articles. N o substantia l par t of the activities of the Corporatio n shall be
the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation , an d the Corporation shall
not participat e in , or interven e i n any political campaig n o n behalf o f an y candidat e fo r publi c offic e
(including the publishing or distribution of statements).
Article m
Basic Policies
The followin g ar e basic policies o f the Corporation:
1. Th
e Corporation shall be noncommercial, nonsectarian, an d nonpartisan.
2. Neithe
r th e nam e o f th e Corporatio n nor th e name s o f an y o f it s director s i n thei r
capacities as such shall be used in connection with any commercial concern or any partisan interest, except
to the extent specifically approve d by the Board of Directors upon a finding that the same will promot e
the purposes an d objectives of the Corporation.
3. Th
e Corporation may cooperate with other organizations an d agencies concerned with the
programs, policies , an d need s whic h th e Corporatio n seek s t o promot e an d further , bu t person s
representing the Corporation in such matters shall make no commitments that bind the Corporation without
the express approval of the Board of Directors.
Article I V
Membership
1. A n
y i n d i v i d u a l o r e n t i t y w h o s u b s c r i b e s t o t he p u r p o s e s a n d b a s i c p o l i c i e s o f t he
C o r p o r a t i o n m a y b e i n v i t e d b y t he B o a rd o f D i r e c t o rs t o p a r t i c i p a te i n t he C o r p o r a t i o n 's a c t i v i t i es a nd
e n d e a v o r s a s a m e m b e r. M e m b e r s s h a l l m e et from
t i m e to t i me as d e t e r m i n ed by t he m e m b e r s; p r o v i d ed
t h a t t h e re s h a l l be at l e a st o ne m e e t i ng o f t he m e m b e rs e a c h y e a r , at w h i ch t h e B o a rd o f D i r e c t o rs s h a l l
r e p o r t to t he m e m b e rs r e g a r d i n g t h e C o r p o r a t i o n 's finances
a n d a c t i v i t i e s. A l t h o u g h m e m b e rs s h a l l n e i t h e r
p a r t i c i p a t e i n t he o p e r a t i on or m a n a g e m e nt of t he C o r p o r a t i o n, n or p a r t i c i p a te i n t he e l e c t i on of t he B o a r d
o f D i r e c t o r s , as t he B o a rd d e t e r m i n e s from
t i m e to t i me to c o n s t i t u te a d v i s o ry c o m m i t t e e s , t he B o a rd s h a l l
f i r s t l o o k t o t he m e m b e rs a s p a r t i c i p a n ts on s u c h c o m m i t t e e s .
ArticleV
Officers an d T h e i r Electio n
1. T h
e o f f i c e r s o f t he C o r p o r a t i on s h a ll c o n s i s t of a P r e s i d e n t, a T r e a s u r e r , a S e c r e t a r y , a nd
s u c h V i c e P r e s i d e n t s a nd A s s i s t a nt S e c r e t a r i e s , i f a n y, a s t he B o a rd o f D i r e c t o rs m a y from
t i m e to t i me
d e t e r m i n e . A n y t wo or m o re o f f i c e s m a y b e h e ld by t he s a me p e r s o n , e x c e pt t he o f f i c e s o f P r e s i d e nt a nd
Secretary.
2. O f f i c e r
s s h a l l b e a p p o i n t e d or e l e c t ed a n n u a l l y b y t he B o a rd o f D i r e c t o rs a t t he a n n u al
m e e t i n g o f t he B o a r d o f D i r e c t o r s.
3. A
4. Officer
v a c a n c y o c c u r r i n g i n a ny o f f i c e s h a l l be filled
b y t he B o a rd o f D i r e c t o r s.
s m ay b e r e m o v ed b y t he B o a rd o f D i r e c t o rs at a ny t i me w h en i n i ts j u d g m e nt t he
b e s t i n t e r e s t s of t he C o r p o r a t i o n w o u ld b e s e r v e d t h e r e b y. T h e r e m o v a l o f an o f f i c e r s h a l l b e w i t h o u t
p r e j u d i c e to t he c o n t r a ct r i g h t s , i f a n y, of t he o f f i c e r s o r e m o v e d. E l e c t i o n o r a p p o i n t m e nt o f an o f f i c e r
o r a g e n t s h a l l n ot of i t s e lf c r e a te c o n t r a c t r i g h t s .
Article V I
Duties o f Officer
1. T h
s
e P r e s i d e n t s h a l l p r e s i d e at a ll m e e t i n gs o f t he B o a r d o f D i r e c t o rs a t w h i ch h e or s he
m a y b e p r e s e n t ; s h a ll p e r f o r m s u c h o t h e r d u t i es as m ay b e p r e s c r i b e d i n t he B y l a ws o r a s s i g n ed to h im
o r h e r by t he C o r p o r a t i on or by t he B o a rd o f D i r e c t o r s, a nd s h a l l c o o r d i n a te t he w o rk o f t he o f f i c e r s a n d
c o m m i t t e e s o f t he C o r p o r a t i o n in o r d er t h at t he C o r p o r a t i o n 's p u r p o s es m a y b e p r o m o t e d .
2. T h
e V i c e P r e s i d e n t , i f a n y, s h a l l a c t as a i de to t he P r e s i d e nt a nd s h a l l p e r f o r m t h e d u t i es
o f t h e P r e s i d e n t i n t he a b s e n ce or d i s a b i l i ty of t h at o f f i c e r t o a c t.
3. T h
e T r e a s u r er s h a ll h a ve c u s t o dy of a ll of t he f u n ds of t he C o r p o r a t i o n; s h a l l k e ep c o r r e c t
a n d c o m p l e t e b o o k s a n d r e c o r d s o f a c c o u n t; a n d s h a l l m a k e d i s b u r s e m e n t s i n a c c o r d a n ce w i t h t h e
a p p r o v e d b u d g e t , a s a u t h o r i z ed b y t he B o a rd o f D i r e c t o r s, or a s p e c i a l c o m m i t t e e a p p o i n t e d by i t . T h e
T r e a s u r e r s h a l l p r e s e n t a f i n a n c i a l s t a t e m e n t at p e r i o d ic m e e t i n g s o f t he B o a r d o f D i r e c t o rs a s r e q u e s t ed
b y t h e B o a r d, a nd s h a ll m a ke a f u l l r e p o r t at t he a n n u al m e e t i ng o f t he B o a rd o f D i r e c t o r s. T h e T r e a s u r er
s h a l l b e r e s p o n s i b l e f o r t he m a i n t e n a n ce o f s u c h b o o k s o f a c c o u n t a n d r e c o r d s a s c o n f o r m t o t he
r e q u i r e m e n t s o f t he B y l a w s. T h e T r e a s u r e r ' s a c c o u n ts s h a l l b e e x a m i n e d a n n u a l l y b y a n i n d e p e n d e n t
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ARTICLES O F ASSOCIATION
OF
L A K E CHAMPLAI N BASI N SCIENC E CENTER , INC.
The undersigned , a natural person of the age of majority and a resident of the State of Vermont,
acting a s th e incorporato r of a non-profit corporatio n under the Vermon t Nonprofit Corporatio n Act ,
hereby adopt s the following Article s of Association :
ARTICLE I
Name
The nam e of the corporation is Lake Champlain Basin Science Center, Inc.
ARTICLE I I
Period of Duration
The perio d of duration of the corporation is perpetual.
ARTICLE II I
Purpose
The corporatio n i s organize d exclusivel y fo r charitable , educatio n and/o r scientifi c purposes
(including, for such purposes, th e making of distributions to organizations tha t qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Cod e of 1986 , a s amende d (th e "Code" ) or the
corresponding provisio n of any future United States internal revenue law), includin g in particular: th e
establishment and operation o f a museum an d research cente r regarding Lake Champlain and the Lak e
Champlain basin area.
ARTICLE IV
Restrictions Agains t Private Benefit. Lobbying , etc .
No part of the net earnings o f the corporation shall inur e to the benefit of or be distributable t o
its members, trustees , directors, officers , o r other privat e persons, except that the corporatio n shall b e
authorized and empowered t o pay reasonable compensation fo r services rendered and to make payments
and distributio n i n furtherance o f it s corporat e purposes . N o substantia l par t of th e activitie s of th e
corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting t o influence legislation , an d
the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate
for publi c offic e (includin g th e publishin g o r distributio n o f statements) . Notwithstandin g an y othe r
provision o f these Articles, the corporatio n shal l no t carr y on any other activitie s not permitte d t o b e
carried on: (a ) b y a corporation exempt from Federal income ta x under Section 501(c)(3 ) of the Code
(or the corresponding provisio n of any future United States internal revenue law); or (b) by corporation
contributions t o whic h ar e deductibl e unde r Sectio n 170(c )(2) of th e Cod e (o r th e correspondin g
provision of any future United States internal revenue law).
ARTICLE V
Disposition o f Assets upon Dissolutio n
Upon th e dissolutio n o f th e corporation , th e Boar d o f Directors , afte r payin g o r makin g
provision fo r th e paymen t o f al l liabilitie s o f th e corporation , shal l dispos e of al l o f th e asset s of th e
corporation exclusively fo r the purposes of the corporation in such manner, or to such organization or
organizations organized and operated exclusively fo r charitable, educational, or scientific purpose s as
shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Code
(or th e correspondin g provisions of an y future United States internal revenue law) , a s th e Boar d of
Directors shal l determine . An y such assets not s o dispose d o f shal l be dispose d o f b y th e Stat e of
Vermont Chittende n County Superio r Court, exclusivel y fo r suc h purposes o r to a n organization or
organizations organized and operating exclusively for such purposes, all as such Court shall determine.
ARTICLE VI
Initial Registered Office an d Initial Registered Agent
The addres s of the initial registered office o f the corporation is c/o Grave l and Shea, 76 St. Paul
Street, P.O . Bo x 369, Burlington , VT 0540 2 and the name of its initial registered agent at such address
is William G . Post , Jr .
A R T I C L E VII
Directors
The numbe r of directors constituting the initial Board of Directors of the corporation is three (3)
and th e names and addresses of the persons who are to serve as the initial directors are :
Name
Address
Ray V . Lavign e
University of Vermont
349 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405
Arthur Sanborn
Burlington City Hall , Roo m 32
Burlington, VT 05401
Roxanne Leopold
230 South Union Street
Burlington, V T 0540 1
A R T I C L E VII I
Incorporator
The nam e and address of the incorporator is: Willia m G . Post , Jr., a resident of the State of
Vermont, having a business addres s of 76 St. Paul Street, P. O. Box 369, Burlington , VT 05402.
Dated a t Burlington , Count y o f Chittende n an d Stat e o f Vermont , thi s
1994.
William G. Post , Jr.
<<LCBSART.R09>>
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day o f
DRAFT: STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
1. T o focus o n t he Lake Champlai n Basin , an d t he r o le o f water in
a f f e c t i n g , an d b e i ng a f f e c t e d by, human a c t i v i t i e s .
2. T o b r i ng to l i f e th e dynamic r e l a t i o n s h i p betwee n human b e i n g s
and th e environment o f t he B a s i n, w i t h equa l emphasi s o n n a t u r al
h i s t o r y and c u l t u r al and economic h i s t o r y, expresse d b y i n t e r a c t i v e
e x h i b i t s an d programs a t t r a c t i v e t o a ll ages.
3. T o c a r ry o ut r e s e a r ch r e l a t i n g t o the a q u a t ic ecosystem s of t he
Lake and w i t h in t he B a s i n, an d to present an d e x p l a in t he p h y s i c al
evidence o f t he e f f e c ts o f t h at r e s e a r c h o n human a c t i v i t i e s and
choices.
4. T o c r e a t e a c o o p e r a t i v e , a c t i v e p a r t n e r s h i p amon g Ne w York ,
Canadian, and Vermont i n s t i t u t i o n s having complementar y o b j e c t i v e s,
each p a r t n e r e n a b l i n g a s s i s t a n c e t o and promotion o f t he o t h e r
p a r t n e r s , eac h f i l l i n g a p a r t i c u l ar n i c h e w i t h i n p u b l ic e d u c a t i o n ,
and n o p a r t n er competin g w i t h another .
5. T o p r o v i d e spac e f o r ( in p r i o r i t y) ( i ) both permanen t an d
changing i n t e r a c t i v e e x h i b i t s and programs, ( i i ) a q u a t ic r e s e a r c h
l a b o r a t o r i e s , ( i i i ) i n t e r a c t i on betwee n r e s e a r c h an d p u b l i c
education, ( i v ) in-hous e t e a c h i n g , (v ) communit y meeting s
a p p l i c a b l e o r r e l a t e d t o t he o b j e c t i v es of t he Center, an d ( v i )
o f f i c e s o f groups o r e n t i t i e s complementar y t o t he o b j e c t i v es of
the Center .
JNB:
9/28/94
INOVEMBER
Define theme ,
subthemes, story ,
framework, targe t
audience
Articulate on e message
visitors com e away
with.
Identify an d confirm
group assumption s
List possibl e exhibits ,
subject matte r
Information gatherin g
from Vermon t an d
National museums ,
professional
associations, etc .
DECEMBER
Expand Committee a s
needed
Visit relevan t
museums an d programs
Continue informatio n
gathering o n similar
exhibits, programs ,
institutions
Identify lis t o f
unanswered question s
Solicit additiona l
consultant proposal s
Review proposal s an d
determine scop e o f
contract
Solicit consultan t
proposals
Contract w i t h
consultants (bot h
national an d local)for
t.a. to Committee an d
architects
Develop criteri a fo r
evaluating exhibit s an d
programs—develop
hierarchy fo r
subjects/exhibits
Hold charrett e t o
develop exhibit s
Begin draftin g
comprehensive exhibi t
plan
Develop Summe r 199 5
program
Outline proces s fo r
exhibit pla n
est. budget : $320 0
JANUARY
Continue fac t findin g
with relevan t
institutions
est. budget : $750 0
est. budget : $25,00 0
|FEBRUARY |
Review architectura l
plans wit h consultant s
Develop subcommittee s
on researc h
interpretation an d
programming, w i t h
outside input .
Explore program s t o
augment exhibit s
Hold focu s group s w i t h
key user s an d
constituents (youth ,
educators, museums ,
business,environmentalists, Board , etc )
Complete draf t exhibi t
plan
Issue RF P for summe r
program
est. budget : $34,00 0
MARCH
APRIL
MAY
JUNE
Revise Exhibi t Pla n and
distribute publicall y
Public revie w
Begin searc h fo r
program s t a f f
Exhibit design
underway
Contract fo r summe r
program
Revise architectura l
plans base d on
proposed exhibit s an d
programs
est. budget : $31,000
Education an d outreach
program developmen t
Permitting fo r south
spit improvement s
est. budget : $24,300
Contract fo r exhibi t
design
Construct sout h spit
improvements
RFP for south spi t
improvements
Summer progra m
begins
est. budget : $55,000
est. budget : $155,000
t o t a l : $335,00 0
List o f Assumption s i n developin g th e Progra m Workplan :
The immediat e missio n o f th e Progra m Committe e i s t o develo p a n
exhibits an d program pla n (withi n budget ) that wil l allo w th e
architectural tea m b y March t o begi n th e nex t leve l o f desig n fo r th e
facility
Total Progra m Committe e budge t betwee n Novembe r 199 4 an d June 1995 :
$175,000 HUD grant fo r programming ; $110,00 0 HU D grant fo r
redeveloping sout h spit an d summer programming ; $25,00 0 LCBP 199 4
grant; $25,00 0 LCBP 199 5 o r Enterpris e funds .
The Committe e wil l loo k t o utilizin g loca l expertis e a s muc h as possible ,
supplementing thi s talen t wit h other s availabl e nationally , whe n needed .
The Progra m Committe e wil l regularl y communicat e wit h th e Boar d
through Bets y an d Jane. I n addition , th e Progra m Committe e minute s w i l l
be sent t o the Boar d Chair. Th e Progra m Committe e wil l b e including th e
Board i n th e developmen t an d review o f th e exhibi t pla n a t selec t times ,
and will sen d any significant revision s o f th e workpla n t o th e Board .
Betsy wil l b e available t o coordinate th e progra m developmen t
approximately 3 days pe r week .
The architects ' participatio n wit h th e Progra m Committe e wil l b e funded
through the Committee' s budge t ($200,000 )
Research interpretatio n wil l b e integrated wit h entir e exhibi t
development
Partial Lis t o f consulte d organizations an d individuals (fo r progra m
development) sinc e November :
New Englan d Museu m Associatio n Montshir
e Museu m o f Scienc e
Association o f Scienc e an d Lak
e Champlai n Maritim e Museu m
Technology Center s Te
d Ansbacher , consultan t
Inside/Outside Ke
n Gleason, exhibi t designe r
ECOS, Inc Fairbank
s Museu m
Jim Backstrom , Baltimor e BIOS
, In c
Aquarium S
t Lawrenc e Aquariu m projec t
Boston Children's Museu m
Potential Consultan t Task s (bot h loca l an d national) :
Review, technica l assistanc e o n architectural design , program , budget s
Exhibit desig n
Assistance i n plannin g process , interpretatio n o f bi g picture , ho w th e
exhibits an d programs ca n achiev e thi s i n a cohesive story .
Drafting RFP s fo r exhibi t desig n an d construction, hirin g s t a f f
Planning fo r aspect s o f runnin g th e facility ; marketin g aspect s
Other Task s Bets y migh t assis t in :
Securing HU D fundin g ASAP , includin g completio n o f Environmenta l Revie w
Public meetings , presentation s relate d t o progra m an d other pertinen t
issues.
Parking an d Infrastructure need s
Lake Champlain Basi n Progra m funding , curren t an d futur e
Developing sout h spi t
How t o bes t utiliz e volunteer s
LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN SCIENCE CENTER
Six Mont h Implementation Pla n
December 15, 199 3
December - January.BOARD
1. F i n a
l d r a f t o f concept p l a n .
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE;
PROGRAM/
PARTNERSHIP COMMITTEE
1. Mee t w/ UVM, then , t o g e t h e r :
1. Addres s p a r k i n g need .
2. S e l e c t s m a ll f u n d r a i s i ng
committee.
a. I d e n t i f
2. Approac h t op p a r t n e rs
3. I d e n t i f y t op f i ve p o t e n t i a l
partners.
b. Wh o does what - r e s o u r c e s /
money a v a i l a b l e .
4. Determin e s e a r c h p r o c e s s f o r
p r o j e ct manager/management
team.
c. Wha t does UVM need f o r
T r u s t e e s meeting .
5. Boar d r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s meet
w i t h P r e s i d e n t Salmon ,
Mayor B r o w n e l l .
6. Revis e o p e r a t i n g budget .
y leadershi p g i f t s .
d. Se t up meeting schedule .
e. S p i n s e a r c h f o r f o u n d a t i o n s .
f• Asses s f e d e r a l fundin g
possibilities.
February:
1. UV M T r u s t e e s approv e one
building design/partnership ,
1. Approv e s t r a t e g y f or
l e a d e r s h i p approaches .
1. Develo p p a r t n e r s h i p
documents.
2. Approac h t op f i ve
leadership candidates .
2. Conduc t marketing /
economic f e a s i b i l i t y
study.
3. R e v i s e cas e statement ,
c a p i t a l an d o p e r a t i ng
budget e s t i m a t e s .
4. I n t e r v i e w p o t e n t i a l
f e a s i b i l i t y stud y
LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASI N SCIENCE CENTER
S i x Mont h Implementatio n P l a n
December 15, 199 3
March - June:
BOARD
FUNDRAISING COMMITTE E
PROGRAM/
PARTNERSHIP COMMITTE E
1. S i g n MOA betwee n C i t y ,
U n i v e r s i t y , Board .
1. Conduc t f u n d r a i s i n g
f e a s i b i l i t y study .
1. I d e n t i f y t op f i ve
e x h i b i t designs .
2. Change/expan d Boar d membership .
2. Complet e f i l i n g f or
non-profit status •
2. Produc e mock-ups.
3. R e f i n e a r c h i t e c t s
concept d e s i g n .
4. P i c k name .
July 4, 1995:
1. Launc h s e a r c h f o r E x e c u t i ve
Director.
1. Launc h c a p i t a l campaign .
1. Launc h i n t e r i m "on
t h e water " programs .
LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN SCIENCE CENTER
P l a n n i n g Budge t
Year Sources o f Funding*
Year 1
Citv
UVM
Other
Sources
LCBP
P e r s o n n e l ( s a l a r y p l u s b e n e f i t s @ 22%)
P r o j e c t Manage r
43,000
X
24,500
X
X
Director
Admin. A s s i s t a n t
X
E d u c a t i o n & Outreach Coord .
C a p i t a l Campaign/Development
40,000
X
Graduate Studen t F e l l o w s h ip
12,000
X
X
Professional Consultant s
F e a s i b i l i t y Studie s
70,000
E x h i b i t Desig n
20,000
Legal
13,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
600,000
X
X
X
O f f i c e Spac e
1,400
X
S u p p l i e s , Postage , Phon e
4,200
X
O f f i c e Equipmen t
1,000
X
Printing & Publication s
7,900
X
Training/Travel/Ed
1,000
X
Architect/Engineering
M i s c e l l a n e o u s (5% )
TOTAL:
*Including i n - k i n d donation s
34,650
1,072,650
X
X
X
X
X
LAKE CHAMPLAIi, BASIN SCIENCE CENTER
P l a n n i n g Budge t
Year 2 - Sources o f Funding*
J a n u a r y 1 , 1995 - December 31, 1995
Year 2
City
UVM
Other
Sources
LCBP
P e r s o n n e l ( s a l a r y p l u s b e n e f i t s §22% )
P r o j e c t Manage r
Director
50,000
X
Admin. A s s i s t a n t
24,500
X
E d u c a t i o n & Outreach Coor .
35,000
X
X
C a p i t a l Campaign/Development
40,000
X
X
Graduate Studen t F e l l o w s h i p
12,000
X
180,000
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
P r o f e s s i o n a l Consultant s
Market F e a s i b i l i t y
E x h i b i t Desig n
10,000
X
X
X
100,000
X
X
X
O f f i c e Spac e
2,800
X
X
S u p p l i e s , Postage , Phon e
5,000
X
X
O f f i c e Equipmen t
4,000
Printing & Publication s
7,900
Travel/Training/Education
2,000
Legal
Architect/Engineering
M i s c e l l a n e o u s (5% )
TOTAL:
•Including i n - k i n d donation s
34,660
507,8.60
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
DRAFT
Total Projec t Budge t — New Expenses
Lake Champlai n Center
October 1 , 1994 - Fall 1996
(Ideal Scenario )
This is a draft budget. Eac h one of the lin e items should be approved and itemized in detail by
the appropriat e person(s) prior to Board final approval. Ther e will be changes. I do not expect
them to be major.
Estimated Cost
Expense - Phase I (to July 30. 1993)
$870,000
$110,000
$200,000
$200,000
$21,000
$39,000
$5,000
$55,000
Payment to City/Permits/Program Coordinator
Improve Spit/Pavilio n
Demolition of Existing Building
Program Design
Fundraising Coordination
Architects - Conceptual Desig n
Promotional Event s
Contingency (3.8 % of Above)
Subtotal
Estimated Cost
Expenses - Phase II (August 1 . 1995 to Fall 1996 )
Bury Power Line
Construction Cost of Building (including sitewor k and contingency of 5%)
Architect/Engineering Fees (8% of construction cost)
Construction Management (Team )
Lab Fit-Up
Museum Exhibits, Design, Constructio n and Installation
Subtotal
TOTAL PROJEC T BUDGE T
$1,500,000
$200,000
$4,700,000
$376,000
$100,000
$800,000
$2,000,000
$8,176,000
$9,676,000
NEW EXPENSE S (Ideal)
NOTE: Al l Expenses Not Shown Ar e In-Kin d
Operating Expenses for La b fo r one yea r are estimated at $55,000. Museu m Operating Expenses
for Phase II are estimated at $150,000.
DRAFT
Brief Loo k At Revenue Sources
Lake Champlai n Center
Expected Amount
Revenue Source
Lintilhac Foundation (not including UV M Endowment ) $1,000,00
National Science Foundation - Science and Technology Center s $2,000,00
National Science Foundation - Academic Research Facilitie s & Instrumentation $500,00
Housing and Urban Development Agency Gran t $1,500,00
Subtotal $5,000,00
0
0
0
0
0
TOTAL IDEA L PROJEC T GOA L $9,676,00
0
KNOWN POTENTIA L REVENU E SOURCE S $5,000,00
0
UNKNOWN POTENTIA L REVENU E SOURCE S=
GOA
L
CASH FLOW IS A MAJOR PROBLEM
$4,676,000
LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN SCIENCE CENTER
Projected Expense s t o Match HUD * Gran t
(will be spent by June 30,1995 )
Acquisition of Land $765,00
Permits $70,00
Program Coordinator $21,00
Improve Spit/Pavilion $110,00
Program Design $175,00
Architects - Conceptual Design $42,00
Architects - Technical and Mechanical Preparatio n $60,00
Case Statement and Printed Materials $12,00
Educational Events (April, July) $5,00
Demolition of Existing Building $200,00
Contingency (2.7% of Above)
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
$40,000
$1,500,000
Other Revenu e Sources Anticipated
As Cas h Receip t i n this Perio d
Kelsey Fund
Lake Champlain Basin Program * - 1994
Rent from the Navy (May, June ) - May
Reduce payments to Navy rather than be Rent
Lake Champlain Basin Program or Enterprises Grant -1995
* These sources cannot pay for fundraising coordination.
There are no known resources to pay for fundraising work
for the January 1,1995 to June 30,1995 period.
$7,000
$25,000
$25,000
LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN SCIENCE CENTER
SUMMER PROGRAM BUDGET
1995
- G i f t Opportunitie s 1. Boa
t B u i l d i n g Program an d E x h i b it $
82,200
2. M e l o s i r
a Landin g an d P u b l ic D i s p l a y $
25,000
3. Hologra
m Exhibi t $
12,000
4. S h o r e l i n
e Reclaimatio n E x h i b i t $
20,000
5. Progra
m Coordinato r $
11,250
6. Progra
m Pavilio n $
50,000
7. Sout
h S p i t P u b l i c Acces s Improvement s $
8. P u b l i
9. "Gatewa
35,000
c A m e n i t i e s / B u i l d i n g Improvement s $
25,000
y to the Lake Champlai n B a s i n " $
5,00 0
(Kiosk an d D i s p l a y )
T o t a l $265,45
0
Overhead/Administration (15% ) 39,00
0
TOTAL SUMMER PROGRAM BUDGET $
3 04,450
Lake Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Cente r
P r e l i m i n a r y Predevelopmen t Budge t
7/94 - 6/9 5
LCBP C i t y
* UVM
Other
* Source
s
Project Coordinato r
7,000
P r i n t i n g an d P u b l i c a t i o n
2,000
5,000
16,000
16,000
Program Developmen t
7,000
7,000
Administrative S t a f f
20,000
5,000
Architect/Engineering
6,000
13,000
M i s c e l l a n e o u s Expense s
20,000
5,000
25,000
33,000
TOTAL BUDGET (PRELIMINARY) : $132,00 0
•Includes donate d tim e and s e r v i c e s .
Icbaspre.bud
3,000
46,000
28,000
Anderson •
217 H a r b o r R o a d *
Indian a
Shelburne , Vermon t 0
5482 •
8 0 2 - 9 8 5- 9 7 1 7 O f f / F A X
E s t i m a t e o f P r o b a b le C o s t
Lake Champlain Basin Science Center
May 20,199 4
Nezv construction, shell scheme 22,000 sf $
Architecture & Engineering %10% 379,628
3,796280
Permits Planning
[email protected] $1/$1000 3,796
Planning Development review $5/$1000 18J981
Impact fees $998/1000 sf 21$56
DPW review $6/$1000 22,777
subtotal. 67J510
Utility line burial through site 200,000
Pavilion .
'
. 50,000
Driveway/parking on site 8000 sf x $2/sf 16,000
Landscaping 30' band around shell @ $5/sf 100,000
south site minimal cleanup 60J000
Subtotal $
4j669,410
Project contingency @ 5% 233,470
Total $
4202,888
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NAVY RESERVE FINANCIA L CONSIDERATIONS FOR TH E CIT Y OF BURLINGTON
MAY 20 , 1994
The C i t y ha s a $600,000.0 0 o b l i g a t i o n s to h e lp t h e Navy Reserv e
move to i t s new headquarter s i n White R i v e r J u n c t i o n , Vermont.
The f i r s t o f t h r ee $200,000.0 0 payments was made l a s t year . Th e
second wa s r e c e n t l y p a i d an d t he t h i rd i s due A p r i l 1 , 1995 .
These payments a re to be reimburse d b y i s s u i n g revenue bonds
which a r e to be r e p a i d b y g e n e r a t i n g incom e from t h e Navy
f a c i l i t y whe n t he C i ty ha s taken p o s s e s s i o n i n A p r il o f 1995.
To mak e t he payments which were due, t he C i ty borrowe d
$765,000.00 fro m t h e Vermont N a t i o n al Ban k in February o f 1994.
The c o s t t o c a r ry t h a t deb t u n t i l t h e bonds can be i s s u e d i n may
o f 199 6 w i l l be :
$765,000.00 @ 3.6% X 24 months =
plus
The c o s t t o c e r t i fy t h e bond o f f e r i n g
plus
The payment s to t he Navy
plus
LOC c a r r y i n g c o s t
$ 43,546.0 0
24,825.00
600,000.00
29.124.00
697,495.00
plus
C o s t s t o i s s ue bonds and
d e v e l o p p r o j e c t concept s
36,481.00
733,976.00
which l e a v e s
A r e s e r v e f o r e l i g i b le expense s fro m
now u n t i l A p r i l 1 , 199 5 of
31,024.00
Assuming t h e C i ty use d $25,00 0 o f t he r e s e r v e, it
would hav e to i s s u e bonds on Feb. 23, 1996 i n t he
amount of
802,522.00
Annual deb t s e r v i c e on $802,522.00 @ 7.0% f or
10 y e a r s
111,816.00/yr.
@ 8%
116,842.00/yr.
Sources o f revenue :
Dock r e n t a l s l e s s managemen t fees(1997 )
P a r k i n g l o t (not a v a i l a b le d u r i n g
construction)
Space r e n t a l (no t a v a i l a b le d u r i n g
c o n s t r u c t i o n ) base d o n 8,000 s q. f t .
@ $8.0 0 n e t / n e t / n e t p e r sq. f t .
ANavR520
25,000.00/yr.
12,000.00/yr.
64,000.00/yr.
Lake Champlain B a s i n S c i e n c e C e n t e r
UVM/City of B u r l i n g t o n / S c i e n ce C e n t e r
Notes of F i r st Meeting , 13 , J u l y, 199 4
A. D i s c u s s i o n Team :
Ray V . Lavigne ,
VP A d m i n i s t r a t i o n
349 Waterman Bldg. , UV M
B u r l i n g t o n , V T 0540 5
(802) 656-445 0
A r t h u r Sanborn ,
D i r e c t o r , CEDO
Rm. 32 , C i ty H a l l
B u r l i n g t o n , V T 0540 1
(802) 865-714 4
Roxanne Leopold ,
Chairman, Scienc e C e n t e r Boar d
230 S. Union S t.
B u r l i n g t o n , V t . 05401
(802) ?
Jonathan N . Brownel l
Convener,
RR 1 Box 524
C o r i n t h , V T 05039
(802) 439-531 2
B. I s s u e s : ( i n approximate o r d e r o f our c o n s i d e r a t i o n )
1. Land: -
c u r r e n t ownershi p and c o n d i t i o n s
- term s of t r a n s f er by C i t y
- eventua l ownershi p
2. Fund R a i s i n g :
- a d m i n i s t r a t i o n an d o v e r s i g h t
- a l l o c a t i o n of funds r e c e i v e d
- d e p o s i t o r y o f funds r e c e i v e d
- i n t e r i m f i n a n c i a l an d c o n s t r u c t i on d e c i s i o n s
3. B u i l d i n g
-
Functions :
d e f i n i t i o n o f p r o s p e c t i ve use s
p r o s p e c t i v e l e v e l s of t r a f f i c
p r o s p e c t i v e l e v e l s of s t a f f i n g
p o s s i b l e i n t e g r a t i o n of Church S t r e e t C e n t e r
p o s s i b l e i n t e g r a t i o n of D i s c o v e ry Museu m
4. B u i l d i n g
-
Governance:
ownership(s )
s t r u c t u r e f o r governanc e
structur e f or administration
structur e f or financ e
a l l o c a t i o n of overhead an d o p e r a t i n g c o s t s
a l l o c a t i o n of income ( i f any)
s t r u c t u r e f o r making f u t u r e change s
5. B u i l d i n g Design :
- for m f o l l o w s f u n c t i o n s
- p a r k i n g and access fro m UVM and C i t y
C. I n f o r m a t i o n Needed : (t o be d i s t r i b u t ed b e f o r e nex t meeting )
1. memo r e. s t a t u s of l a nd an d term s of t r a n s f e r by C i ty ( A r t )
2. mem o r e . a p p l i c a t i on o f " p u b l i c t r u s t " d o c t r i n e to
c u r r e n t l y p r o j e c t e d use s (Art )
3. mem o r e . d e s c r i p t i o n and c u r r e nt l e v e l s o f t r a f f ic and
s t a f f i n g of Church S t r e e t Cente r (Ray )
4. memo r e. d e s c r i p t i o n and l e v e l s of p r o s p e c t i ve t r a f f i c and
s t a f f i n g of r e s e a r ch l a b s ( Ray)
5. i n f o r m a t i o n r e . p r o s p e c t i ve l e v e l s of t r a f f ic an d s t a f f i n g
i n comparabl e i n s t i t u t i o n s (Montshire , e t c . ) ( Jonathan f o r ne
w
i n f o r m a t i o n , Roxanne f o r comparable i n f o r m a t i o n now in hand)
D. T a r g e t an d Meetin g Dates :
1. t a r g e t date f o r UVM/City/Center Agreement: October 1, 199 4
2. meetin g date s ( a l l at Ray's o f f i c e u n l e s s o t h e r w i s e
decided):
Tuesday, August 2 . 9-llam : Issu e #1 ( f i r st hour w i t h
a t t o r n e y s MacNei l (Art ) an d M e r c u r i o (Ray)) ; Issu e
#2 (secon d hou r w i t h Muysken s ( Roxanne) and
(Ray))
[meeting o f A r t, Roxanne , and Jonathan w i t h S c o t t
Cody of D i s c o v e ry Museu m (Roxanne) ]
Tuesday, August 9, 3-5pm: Issue # 3 (wit h H o l d r i d g e
(Ray) an d Anderson-Montgomery ( Roxanne); v i s i t to
UVM l a b s (Ray) )
Wednesday, August 17 , 9-llam : Issu e # 4 (wit h ?)
Wednesday, August 31 , 9-llam : Issu e #4 cont'd; Issu e
#5 (wit h a r c h i t e c t s ?)
Lake Champlain B a s i n Scienc e Cente r
UVM/City o f B u r l i n g t o n / S c i e n c e Cente r
Notes o f Secon d Meeting, 2 , August , 199 4
A t t e n d i n g : L a v i g n e , Sanborn , an d Brownell ;
J . M c N e i l , K . Schatz , T . Mercurio , (1 0 am) , S . Muyskens ,
H. L i n c o l n , K. C a r g i l l , K . Baldwin , B . Rosenblut h
A.
Land:
1. P r o v i s i o n f o r p a r k i n g adequat e f o r o t h e r propose d
w a t e r f r o n t development s and th e pea k da y requirement s o f th e
C e n t e r appear s no w t o b e a p o s s i b l e "stopper" : l e t a peak da y
r e s u l t i n crowdin g a t th e w a t e r f r o n t , an d n o a v a i l a b l e
p a r k i n g , t h e wor d spreads , an d we'v e f a i l e d . Jonathan w i l l
t h i s wee k t r a n s l a t e 100,000-150,00 0 annua l Cente r v i s i t o r s
i n t o a numbe r o f r e q u i r e d pea k da y r e q u i r e d p a r k i n g spaces ;
A r t w i l l as k th e Mayor to pu t t h i s i s s u e on a p r i o r i t y f o r h is
p l a n n i n g s t a f f , f o r a d i s c u s s i o n of a propose d r e s o l u t i o n at
our August 3 1 meeting , going t h e r e a f t e r to the t r a f f i c c o u n c i l
and/or p l a n n i n g commission .
2. W e wer e s a t i s f i e d t h a t ou r plan s wer e no t c o n s t r a i n e d b y
t h e " p u b l i c t r u s t" requirements , an d t h a t a complete i n t e r e s t
i n t h e whol e p a r c e l ma y b e t r a n s f e r r e d by th e C i t y t o th e
Center.
3. W e s h a l l c o n s i d e r f o r purposes o f d e s i g n i n g t h e Cente r a l l
o f t h e p a r c e l which i s now d i v i d e d between th e C i t y ( p a r k i n g
l o t an d a r e a next , to r a i l w a y ) an d th e Nav y (Blu e Box) . A r t
w i l l o b t a i n a surve y f o r us .
4. Th e C i t y w i l l t r a n s f e r i t s i n t e r e st i n th e p a r c e l t o th e
Center b y a "perpetual " leas e subjec t t o terminatio n onl y if
t h e p a r c e l i s no t use d f o r th e use s whic h w i l l b e s p e c i f i e d
i n t h e l e a s e . The r e n t a l s h a l l b e a one time , lum p su m paymen t
a t t i m e o f l e a s e , i n the amoun t of th e d i r e c t e x p e n d i t u r e s b y
t h e C i t y o n t h i s p r o j e c t ( e s t . $800,000-$600,000). Th e l e a s e
w i l l a l s o provid e f o r a sharin g o f i n f r a s t r u c t u r e cost s
between t h e Center , UVM , an d th e C i t y .
5. W e agree d t h a t a l l e f f o r t s w i l l b e mad e t o a v o i d th e
i s s u a n c e o f revenu e bonds , an d t o r e t a i n th e c u r r e n t i n t e r i m
f i n a n c i n g arrangement u n t i l t r a n s f e r to the Center . Otherwise ,
amendment o f th e bon d terms w i l l b e r e q u i r e d w i th s u b s t a n t i al
a d d i t i o n a l expenses .
B. Fund R a i s i n g :
1. I t was agree d t h a t th e most e f f i c i e n t an d e f f e c t i v e progra m
t o r a i s e th e necessar y funds f o r the C e n t e r would b e f o r UVM ,
w i t h t h e o v e r s i g h t o f a n A d Ho c Committe e o f b o t h UV M an d
c i t i z e n members , t o s t a f f an d a d m i n i s t e r a l l of t h e fun d
r a i s i n g f o r the Center , i n c l u d i n g b o t h t h e r e s e a r c h and t h e
p u b l i c components , f o r th e e n t i r e ter m o f th e p r o j e c t . Ray
w i l l mee t w i t h Dav e Wellborn e nex t Wednesda y an d recommen d
t h i s arrangement ; Howar d L i n c o ln and Sara h Muyskens (Ray ) w i l l
prepare a "pre-development " budge t ( f o r t he p e r i od no w throug h
June 30 , 1995 ) whic h w i l l i d e n t i f y wha t i s needed t o e f f e c t
t h i s fun d r a i s i n g progra m ( a d d i t i o n a l s t a f f membe r i n UV M
Development o f f i c e ? ) , an d what r e s o u r c e s, a v a i l a b le an d t o b e
r a i s e d , a r e r e q u i r e d t o meet t h a t need . Tha t budge t s h o u l d b e
ready f o r us t o revie w a t th e August 1 7 meeting .
2. Ra y mad e c l e a r t h a t UV M c o u l d n o t procee d w i t h t h e
e x p e n d i t u r e o f any fund s o n s i t e p r e p a r a t i o n or c o n s t r u c t i o n ,
o r an y agreemen t o r commitment t o suc h a n e x p e n d i t u r e , u n t i l
pledges and/o r cas h wer e i n han d i n a n amoun t o f ( i ) f u l l
c o n s t r u c t i o n c o s t s p l u s ( i i ) endowment f o r o p e r a t i ng c o s t s .
T h i s woul d not , however , preven t th e C e n t e r fro m p r o c e e d i n g
w i t h s i t e p r e p a r a t i o n e a r l i er tha n t h a t d a t e , a t i t s r i s k ,
w i t h UVM's reimbursemen t l a t e r o f i t s s h a re o f expende d s i t e
p r e p a r a t i o n c o s t s a t such tim e a s UVM wa s a t or c l o s e r t o i ts
fund r a i s i n g g o a l .
3. W e d i d not addres s o r r e s o l v e t h e importan t i s s u e s o f
i n t e r i m a d m i n i s t r a t i o n an d a u t h o r i t y - f o r example, when t h e
time comes , wh o ca n o r shoul d make t h e d e c i s i o n whethe r t o
take dow n th e Reserv e B u i l d i n g , an d assum e t h e f i n a n c i a l
r e s p o n s i b i l i t y o f doin g so ? T h i s q u e s t i o n w i l l b e o n a
subsequent agenda .
Next Meeting : i s at Ray's o f f i c e , 3 t o 5pm, Tuesday , Augus t 9
H o l d r i d g e (Ray ) an d Anderso n - Montgomery ( Roxanne)
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Lake C h a p l a i n B a s i n S c i e n c e C e n t e r
UVM/City o f B u r l i n g t o n / S c i e n c e C e n t e r
Notes o f T h i r d Meeting: 9 , August , 199 4
A t t e n d i n g : Leopold , Lavigne , Sanborn , an d B r o w n e l l ;
M. Watson , R . H o l d r i d g e , J . Anderso n
A.
Architects:
1. I t wa s agree d t h a t Joh n Anderso n woul d a c t , w i t h
c o n s u l t a t i o n w i t h Rober t H o l d r i d g e an d th e a r c h i t e c t
knowledgeable i n r e s e a r c h l a b d e s i g n t o b e r e t a i n e d b y UVM ,
as th e " l e a d a r c h i t e c t " f o r th e p r o j e c t . A l e t t e r agreemen t
d e s c r i b i n g th e workin g r e l a t i o n s h i p amon g t h e a r c h i t e c t s f o r
the d e s i g n phas e o f th e p r o j e c t w i l l b e d r a f t e d b y Anderso n
and H o l d r i d g e f o r our revie w 17 August .
2. Th e a r c h i t e c t s r e q u i r e fro m u s ASAP :
a. Th e surve y o f th e e n t i r e p a r c e l
b. A g e n e r a l statemen t o f c u r r e n t l y p r o j e c t ed use s f o r
the s t r u c t u r e and f o r i t s s i t e .
c. Th e d e s i g n a t i o n o f th e bod y wh o w i l l hav e th e
a u t h o r i t y t o make d e c i s i o ns c o n c e r n i ng th e s t r u c t u r e an d
s i t e d u r i n g th e d e s i g n phase .
d. Th e d e s i g n a t i o n o f th e bod y t o b e f i n a n c i a l l y
r e s p o n s i b l e f o r a r c h i t e c t u r a l s e r v i c e s a s soo n a s t h e y
b e g i n work on th e p r o j e c t , at l e a s t d u r i n g t h e nex t 4(7) months. I
3. W e understan d t h a t n o d e s i g n work s h o u l d b e expecte d u n t i
UVM begin s i t s 1994-5 academi c year . Anderso n an d H o l d r i d g
w i l l g i v e us , a t ou r meetin g o n 17 August , a roug h schedul
f o r t h e i r wor k i n the d e s i g n phase , assumin g commencemen t o
d e s i g n wor k o n Septembe r 1 , 1994 .
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B. C u r r e n t l y P r o j e c t ed Uses :
A t t h i s p o i n t , p r o j e c t e d uses f o r the C e n t e r i n c l u d e :
1. A p u b l i c e x h i b it area , a l l o w i n g c o n t i n u a l ly changeabl e an d
adaptable i n t e r a c t i v e e d u c a t i o n a l a c t i v i t i e s , i n c l u d i n
g
e x h i b i t s , ope n an d d y n a m i c a l l y a t t r a c t i v e t o bot h p a s s e r s - b y
and thos e i n t e n d i n g t o e n t e r th e s t r u c t u r e .
2. A r e s e a r c h l a b area , meetin g UVM' s a l r e a d y determine
requirements, mos t o f whic h s t r i c t l y e x c l u d e a c c e s s b y th
p u b l i c ( t h i s us e i s th e o n l y on e d e f i n e d i n a r e a : 8,00 0 sq
f e e t w i t h c a p a c i t y f o r f u t u r e expansio n t o 12,00 0 s q . f e e t )
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3. An a r ea f o r i n t e r a c t i on between r e s e a r ch and p u b l ic e x h i b i t
uses, w i t h t h e o b j e c t i ve of f u r t h e r p u b l i c awarenes s o f and
e d u c a t i o n i n UVM's a c t i v i t i e s .
4. An a r e a f o r c l a s s r o o m ( s ), whic h c o u l d b e use d f o r o t h er
uses when n ot engaged i n formal t e a c h i n g a c t i v i t i e s .
5. A n a r e a f o r o f f i c e s o f e n t i t i es e s p e c i a l l y concerne d w i t h
the Champlai n B a s i n ( f o r example , B a s i n Conference , EPA ,
P i s h i n g Derby , F i s h an d W i l d l i fe S e r v i c e ) , o r w i th connecte d
W a t e r f r o n t a c t i v i t i e s ( f o r example, C i t y Park s an d R e c r e a t i on
registration).
6. A n a r e a f o r r e t a il s a l e s o f item s r e l a t e d t o Cente r
a c t i v i t i e s , s i m i l i a r t o o t h e r "Museu m Shops " i n comparable
facilities.
7. Area s o u t s i d
e th e structur e f o r extensio n o
e x h i b i t / e d u c a t i o n a l use s d u r i n g t he summer.
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C. P a r k i n g Requirements :
Based o n t he a c t u al e x p e r i e n c e o f o t h er comparabl e C e n t e r s ,
120,000 v i s i t o r s / y e a r t r a n s l a t e s t o a t l e a s t 160 p a r k i n g
spaces adequat e f o r a ll b ut 4 to 6 days p er y e a r. Bein g on t he
W a t e r f r o n t , we s h o u ld expec t a g r e a t er volume due to p r o x i m i ty
of a d y n a m i c a l ly a t t r a c t i v e Cente r s t r u c t u r e to o t h er p u b l i c
a c t i v i t i e s . Churc h S t r e et Center classroo m use (mainly morning
and evening ) t r a n s l a t e s t o 30 p a r k i n g space s p e r c l a s s r o o m
maximum.
Next Meeting : i s at Ray's o f f i c e , 9 to 11am, Wednesday, August 1 7
w i t h a v i s i t t o t he r e s e a r ch l a b s t h e r e a f t e r .
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Lake Champlain B a s i n Scienc e C e n t e r
UVM/City o f B u r l i n g t o n / S c i e n c e C e n t e r
Notes o f F o u r t h Meeting : 17 , August , 199 4
A t t e n d i n g : L e o p o l d , Lavigne , Sanborfi , and B r o w n e l l ;
R. H o l d r i d g e , J . Anderso n
A. Fund R a i s i n g Program:
1. UV M ha s agree d t o us e e x i s t i n g s t a f f ( L i n c o l n o r Degroot )
t o c o o r d i n a t e an d overse e th e fun d r a s i n g progra m f o r th e
P r o j e c t a s a whole . Althoug h w e acknowledge d UVM' s p o s i t i o n
t h a t n o commitmen t t o o r commencemen t o f c o n s t r u c t i o n c o u ld
o c c u r b e f o r e $4. 5 m i l l i o n wa s i n hand o r pledged , w e agree d
t h a t t h a t p o s i t i o n d i d no t an d shoul d no t d i r e c t progra m
e f f o r t s e x c l u s i v e l y o r eve n i n p r i o r i t y t o t h e Researc h La b
component o f t h e f a c i l i t y ; th e fun d r a i s i n g progra m s h o u l d
proceed wit h equivalen t e f f o r t s d i r e c t e d simultaneousl y a t
donors p o t e n t i a l l y i n t e r e s t e d i n eac h o r b o t h o f th e tw o
components. W e shoul d mak e c l e a r t o a l l concerned t h a t o n l y
w i t h f i n a n c i a l suppor t o f both component s ca n th e P r o j e c t
proceed.
2. W e d i s c u s s e d , w i t h p r e l i m i n a r y and c o n d i t i o n a l a p p r o v a l
a p o s s i b l e o p p o r t u n i ty presente d b y a n i n d i v i d u a l wh o migh
be immediatel y a v a i l a b l e t o begi n wor k a s a c o n s u l t a n t t
"jump-start" th e fun d r a i s i n g program; Roxanne w i ll ge t t o Ra
and A r t a resum e an d a w r i t t en p r o p o s al b y t h e middl e o f nex
week, Ray w i l l d i s c u s s th e i n d i v i d u a l ' s q u a l i f i c a t i o n s an
e x p e r i e n c e w i t h th e UV M developmen t s t a f f an d Leahy' s o f f i c e
We w i l l a c t o n th e p r o p o s a l - a t - o u r . m e e t i n g on August ,31.
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3. Roxanne w i l l wor k w i t h Howar d L i n c o l n an d h i s s t a f f , an d
w i t h Sara h Muyskens , t o prepar e a fun d r a i s i n g budge t f o r th e
next 4- 6 months . Ra y an d A r t w i l l eac h f u r n i s h t o Roxann e
i n f o r m a t i o n o f a v a i l a b i l i t y o f UVM an d C i t y fund s t o meet t h at
budget. Th e budge t shoul d b e read y f o r r e v i e w an d a c t i o n a t
our m e e t i n g o n August 3 1 (th e budge t s h o u l d perhap s p r e s e n t
two a l t e r n a t i v e s : w i t h an d withou t th e propose d c o n s u l t a n t ) .
B. A r c h t i e c t s :
1. W e approve d a
for m o f mem o f o r t h e d e s i g n team' s
c o l l a b o r a t i o n whic h w i l l b e i n f i n a l for m o n August 31 .
2 • John an d Bo b w i l l prepar e a budge t f o r a r c h i t e c t u r a l
s e r v i c e s d u r i n g th e Desig n Phase , Septembe r 1 - Novembe r 1 ;
Ray an d A r t w i l l eac h f u r n i s h a t ou r meetin g o n August 3 1
i n f o r m a t i o n o f a v a i l a b i l i t y o f UVM an d C i t y fund s t o meet t h at
budget.
C. Meeting w i t h Leahy' s O f f i c e . Othe r Groups :
1. A r t w i ll arrang e f o r Betsy to prepare a 2-4 page memo o
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"What's goin g t o go o n i n t he Center B u i l d i n g " a f t e r
c o n s u l t a t i o n w i t h Mcintos h r e . Labs , r e f e r e n c e to "Propose d
Uses" i n the Notes Of T h i rd Meeting , an d p r e v i o us memos to t he
C i t y C o u n c i l . T h i s new memo w i ll serv e as t he b a s is f o r fun d
r a i s i n g brochures , an d meetings w i th Leahy's o f f i c e an d o t h er
groups. Th e memo w i l l b e reviewed w i t h K a t Baldwin o n t h e
29th, an d be ready f o r o ur review an d a d o p t i on on August 31.
2. Ray w i ll arrang e a meeting w i t h Leahy's o f f i c e on September
2, f o r which t h e memo w i l l b e t he f o u n d a t i o n, and m a i l ed to
them b e f o r e hand .
3. I have arrange d f o r a meeting o n September 1 9 w i th t he
d i r e c t o r s o f Montshir e (Goudy) , Shelburn e Farm s (Webb) ,
Shelburne Museu m (Sheldo n an d R i c h a r d s o n ), M a r i t i m e Museu m
(Cohn), A r d i r o n d a c k Museu m (Day) , an d p o s s i b l y F o r t
Ticonderoga (Westbrook) , i f h
e can make i t . I w i l l sen d to
each of them a copy of t he mem
o beforehand .
D. Documentation:
A r t t e l l s u s t h at t h e C i ty an d UV
M a t t o r n e ys a re working on
a surve y and on a d r a ft of a l e a s e. A r t : can w
e have somethin g
t o revie w by o ur September 7 meeting? I f p o s s i b le t h e s u r v ey
s h o u l d g e t sent to t he a r c h i t e c ts b e f o r e then , ASAP .
E. I n c o r p o r a t i o n :
I hav e arrange d f o r B i ll Pos t o f G r a v el & Shea , Vermon t
Community Foundation' s a t t o r n e y , t o c r e a te a - Vermont non p r o f i t c o r p o r a t i o n by o ur August 3 1 meeting. I w i l l r e p o r t
f u r t h e r then .
F. D i s c o v e r y Museum:
A r t w i l l c a l l G e r r y M i l o t , as a member of t he Board o f DM
, to
see wha t w e c an do to lower t h e l e v el o f p o s s i b le f u t u r e
d e f e n s i v e c o m p e t i t i v e n e s s betwee n us.
G. Meeting Dates :
We have s et a
s f u t u re meeting d a t e s :
August 31 , 9 am
September 7, 3p
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September 19 , 9a
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September 28 3p
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October 7 , 9a
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Next Meeting : i s a
t Ray's o f f i c e , 9 .to 11am, Wednesday, August 31
Lake Champlain B a s i n S c i e n c e C e n t e r
UVM/City o f B u r l i n g t o n / S c i e n c e C e n t e r
Notes o f F i f t h Meeting : 31 , August , 199 4
A t t e n d i n g : L e o p o l d , Lavigne , Sanborn L an d B r o w n e l l ;
R. H o l d r i d g e , J . A n d e r s o n ^
1. D e s c r i p t i o n of P r o j e c t : We r e c e i v e d th e d r a f t a s amende d by Kat e
Baldwin, an d w i l l rea d an d o f f e r an y a d d i t i o n a l comments a t ou r
next meeting. Ray w i l l sen d a cop y o f t h i s d r a f t t o Leahy' s o f f i c e
i n p r e p a r a t i o n f o r t h a t meeting . (Septembe r 7 ) .
2. I n c o r p o r a t i o n : W e agree d t o i n c o r p o r a t e immediatel y unde r th e
name "LCBSC , Inc." , a s a Vermon t n o n - p r o f i t c o r p o r a t i o n ; Roxanne ,
Ray an d A r t a s th e f i r s t Boar d o f D i r e c t o r s , w i t h ( f o r now ) a l l
d e c i s i o n s t o b e unanimous . We acknowledge d t h at b o th make-up of th e
Board an d i t s procedures would be amende d as th e P r o j e c t proceeded .
Members woul d serv e a s a d v i s e r s , withou t managemen t a u t h o r i t y ;
Those s e r v i n g o n th e c i t i z e n s a d v i s o r y boar d woul d b e immediatel y
d e s i g n a t e d a s members . W e w i l l o b t a i n q u a l i f i c a t i o n a s a Sec .
501(c)(3) a.s.a.p . (estimat e 9 0 d a y s ) . Fund s r e c e i v e d b y e i t h e r
p a r t n e r ( u n l e s s s p e c i f i c a l l y otherwis e d e s i g n a t e d i n th e cas e o f
the UV M Labs ) would b e d i r e c t e d to th e ne w c o r p o r a t i o n ; a l l funds
f o r th e P r o j e c t woul d b e expende d o n l y a t th e d i r e c t i o n o f th e
Board o f D i r e c t o r s o f th e ne w c o r p o r a t i o n . Fund s woul d b e h e l d
f/b/o th e ne w c o r p o r a t i o n b y th e Vermon t communit y Foundatio n
except wher e d e s i g n a t e d s p e c i f i c a l l y f o r UV M use , i n whic h cas e
UVM woul d h o l d thos e d e s i g n a t e d funds . A l l c o n s u l t a n t s an d
employees f o r th e P r o j e c t woul d r e t a i n e d b y th e ne w c o r p o r a t i o n ,
except a s mentione d i n paragrap h 3 . below . Bot h Ray an d A r t w i l l
i n v e s t i g a t e . by__what. process fund s r e c e i v e d on_the - Project-by-UVM
and th e C i t y , r e s p e c t i v e l y , w i l l b e t r a n s f e r r e d t o th e ne w
corporation.
3. Fund R a i s i n g C o n s u l t a n t : W e approve d th e Muysken s p r o p o s a l o f
8/26, s u b j e c t t o :
( i ) c o n f i r m a t i o n t h a t payment b y UV M s e r v i c e s q u a l i f i e d unde r
the K e l s e y gran t ( i f not, w e f i n d th e mone y elsewhere) .
( i i ) amendmen t o f th e p r o p o s a l t o p r o v i d e f o r s e r v i c e s t o b e
rendered b y th e c o n s u l t a n t t o o r s o l e l y o n b e h a l f o f th e ne w
c o r p o r a t i o n , no t th e C i t y o r UV M o r th e a d v i s o r y board .
( i i i ) i f the c o n s u l t a n t s e r v i c e s c o n s t i t u t e "employment " f o r
t a x purpose s w e an d Sara h ma y wis h t o c o n s i d e r employmen t b y
UVM bu t w i t h e x p l i c i t acknowledgemen t t h a t sh e r e p o r t s an d i s
r e s p o n s i b l e t o th e ne w Boar d o f D i r e c t o r s ; Ray w i l l t a l k t o
the UV M c o m p t r o l l e r f o r guidance , an d w i l l t a l k d i r e c t l y t o
Sarah t h e r e a f t e r .
( i v ) minor q u a l i f y i ng amendments which Ray w i l l c l e a r d i r e c t l y
w i t h Sarah .
We w i l l hav e a l e t t e r agreemen t embodying th e p r o p o s a l a s a mended
t o s i g n a t ou r meetin g o n September 7 .
4 . & 5 . Budgets: We reviewed , amended and approve d an d p r e l i m i n a r y
budget, showin g s o u r c e s of funds, f or A d m i n i s t r a t i o n, Fun d R a i s i n g ,
and A r c h i t e c t s ; A r t w i ll b r i n g c o p i e s o f the r e v i s e d budge t t o ou r
September 7 meeting .
6 . M e e t i n g Dates: We approve d meetings o n September 7 w i th Leahy' s
s t a f f an d September 1 9 w i t h th e Museu m D i r e c t o r s . Roxann e ha s
suggested t h a t w e as k tw o member s o f th e a d v i s o r y boar d progra m
committee t o meet w i th us o n t h a t dat e as w e l l. We agree d to devote
the meetin g o f September 2 8 t o d i s c u s s i o n o f s t r u c t u r e s f o r
ownership, governance , an d management o f th e Center.
Next Meeting : a t Ray's o f f i c e , 3
to 5pm , Wednesday , September 7
Lake Champlai n B a s i n S c i e n c e C e n t e r
UVM/City of B u r l i n g t o n / S c i e n ce C e n t e r
Notes of S i x th Meeting: 7, September 1994
A t t e n d i n g : L e o p o l d , Lavigne , Sanborn , and Brownel l
R. H o l d r i d g e , K . Baldwin, R . Paqui n
1. D i s c u s s i o n w i t h Senato r Leahy' s s t a f f . W e reviewe d t h e s t a t us
of an d p r o s p e c ts f o r t he P r o j e ct w i t h Bo b Paquin, f o l l o w e d b y a
productive disacussion .
2. C o r p o r a t i o n . JN B r e p o r t ed t h a t t he c o r p o r a te a r t i c l e s ha d been
f i l e d t h a t day , and t h at t h e a r t i c l es an d by-laws woul d r e f l e c t
agreements of l a st meetin g (se e Note s of F i f th Meeting , paragrap h
2 ) . E l e c t e d a s o f f i c e r s were : R . Leopold , P r e s i d e n t an d Chairman
o f t h e Board; R . L a v i g n e , T r e a s u r e r ; an d A. Sanborn, S e c r e t a r y .
3. Muyskens p r o p o s a l. The p r o p o s al of 8/26 was d i s c u s s e d, suggeste d
amendments approved , an d was unanimousl y approve d an d adopted as
amended, on t he b a s is t h a t ( i ) Sara Muysken s would be r e t a i n ed by
Lake Champlain B a s i n S c i e n c e Center , Inc. , and would r e p o r t and be
r e s p o n s i b l e t o t he Board o f D i r e c t o rs of t h at c o r p o r a t i o n , ( i i)
t h a t UV M woul d r e m l t fund s t o t h e - C i t y , — w h i l e- p r o v i d i ng o f f i c e
space, compute r support , an d s e c r e t a r i a l s e r v i c e s i n k i n d, an d
( i i i ) t h a t he C i ty woul d serv e as d i s p e r s i ng agenet f o r LCBSC, I n c .
i n t h e s e e a r l y s t a g e s . T h i s arrangemen t f o l l o w s t h e s u g g e s t i o n s
made to Ray by h is C o m p t r o l l e r .
Next M e e t i n g : w i t h t h e D i r e c t o r s o f th e New Yor k an d Vermon t
museums at t he Grace o o l i d g e room, 5 th f l o o r, Waterman , 9am - 11am,
Monday, September 19.
Lake Champlain Bas in Science Center
UVM/Citv of B u r l i n g t o n / S c i e n ce C e n t er
Notes of Seventh Meeting : 19 , September, 1994
A t t e n d i n g : Lavigne , Sanborn , Brownell , Muyskens and Rosenbluth;
R. H o l d r i d g e , J. Anderson, T . Montgomery;
T. Hudspeth , E. Cohen;
D. Goudy, A. Webb, B. Richardson, A Cohn, J. Day, C.
Brown;
J . N e s b i t t , C . Stewar t
1. D i s c u s s i o n w i th Museu m d i r e c t o r s . W e ha d e x t r e m e ly p r o d u c t i v e
d i s c u s s i o n w i t h thos e Museu m d i r e c t o r s a t t e n d i n g wh o spok e
s p e c i f i c a l l y t o t he purposes o f t he Center, an d t he c r e a t i on o f a
network among us f or our mutual suppor t and development, both s h o rt
term d u r i n g t he d e s i gn of t he Center, a s w e ll a s l o ng term .
I hav e take n th e l i b e r ty o f a g g r e g a t i ng my n o t e s o f what was
s a i d d u r i n g t he d i s c u s s i on i n t o a f i r s t d r a f t Statemen t o f Purpos e
which you w i ll f i n d a t t a c h e d f o r d i s c u s s i on a t o ur next meeting .
I w i l l a l s o hav e a p r o p o s a l t o you f or t he c r e a t i on o f t he
network among t he museum d i r e c t o r s and o u r s e l v e s, and ways i n which
t h e i r e x p e r t i s e ca n b e use d i n ou r d e s i g n p r o c e s s , f o r
c o n s i d e r a t i o n o a t our next meeting .
Next Meeting : a t Ray' s o f f i c e , 3 u n t i l w e hav e complete d t h e
agenda, Wednesday, September 28. I would sugges t t h a t Bob and John,
although the y a re welcome, would n ot f i nd i t t e r r i b ly u s e f u l t o be
a t t h i s nex t meeting .
Lake Champlain Basi n Scienc e Cente r
UVM/Cltv o f Burlington/Science Cente r
Agenda
Eighth M a t i n g
28 September, 199 4
1. D i s c u s s i o n o f F i r s t D r a f t Statemen t o f Purpose .
2. D i s c u s s i o n o f networ k " c o n s u l t a n t " p r o p o s a l .
3. D i s c u s s i o n o f name ( b r i e f l y ! ) .
4. D i s c u s s i o n o f
administration.
and d e c i s i o n s upo n ownership , governance , an d
a. ownershi p o f f a c i l i t y
b. d e s i g n an d c o n s t r u c t i o n o f b u i l d i ng
c. f i n a n c i a l : f u n
d raisin g
a l l o c a t i o n o f fund s
a d o p t i o n an d m o n i t o r i n g o f budge t
d e p o s i t a r y o f fund s
a u t h o r i t y t o borro w
authority t o invest
c. f a c i l i t i e s : a d m i n i s t r a t i o
n o f b u i l d i n g and ground s
d i v i s i o n o f operatin g cost s
funding o f operatin g cost s
d. programs : a u t h o r i t
y t o h i r e an d f i r e
d i v i s i o n o f cost s
funding o f cost s
e. p r o c e s s f o r amendment
Lake Champlai n B a s i n Science C e n t er
UVM/Citv o f B u r l i n g t o n / S c i e n c e C e n t e r
Notes o f E l e v e n t h Meeting: 9 November, 199 4
A t t e n d i n g : Sanborn , Leopold , Lavigne, N e s b i t t, B r o w n e l l , Muyskens,
Rosenbluth
1. A c t 250 . JN B an d Bets y w i l l mee t wit h Lo u B o r i e o n 1 4 Novembe r
and JN B w i l l r e p o r t t h e r e a f t e r .
2. Shelburne Museum L e t t er o f 10/14. A f t er a l e n g t hy and t h o u g h t f u l
d i s c u s s i o n an d s u g g e s t i o n s made by Boar d members, JN B wa s aske d t o
respond, an d t o meet w i th Messrs. Sheldo n and Alexande r i n the nea r
f u t u r e . (Cop y o f m y respons e a t t a c h e d ) .
3. Memorandum O f I n t e n t . Th e d r a f t o f 10/3 1 wa s d i s c u s s e d , w i t h
comments fro m t h e C i t y an d UV M a t t o r n e y s , an d a ne w d r a f t wa s
a u t h o r i z e d (cop y a t t a c h e d ) .
4. Board o f D i r e c t o r s . Th e Boar d member s approve d th e f o l l o w i n g
s c h e d u l e f o r t he a d d i t i o n o f ne w member s f o r t he Board :
from 3 t o 6 members e f f e c t i v e 12/1/9 4
(Jane N e s b i t t , Lawrenc e F o r c i e r , an d Georg e L i t t l e wer e
elected)
from 6 t o 9 members on o r b e f o r e 7/1/95
from 9 t o 1 2 member s on o r b e f o r e 12/31/95,
w i t h a maximum Board memebrship of 18 ; th e By-Laws were a u t h o r i z e d
t o b e amende d a c c o r d i n g l y .
Next Meeting : a t Ray's o f f i c e , 3 - 5 pm , Decembe r 5
The meetin g w i l l revie w th e Fund R a i s i n g an d Progra m C r e a t i o n
s c h e d u l e s an d Budget s t h e r e f o r , f o r the p e r i o d 1/1/9 5 throug h
3/31/95, i n c l u d i n g d i s c u s s i o n an d a u t h o r i z a t i o n of the Program
Committee's r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s d u r i n g t h a t p e r i o d .
Lake Champlai n B a s i n Scienc e Cente r
Board o f D i r e c t o rs
May 199 4
- KE Y BOAR D DECISIONS 1. A d v i s
e C i t y o n preferre d s i te pla n
2. Choos
e p u b l i c p a r t i c i p a t i on metho d f o r a r c h i t e c t u r a l d e s i g n
3. Endors
4. For
e p l a n f o r p u b l ic r e l a t i o ns m a t e r i a l s
m Nominatin g Committe e f o r Board membershi p
5. Determin
e s t a f f i n g p l a n - a r e w e read y f o r s e a r c h p r o c e s s
f o r p r o j e c t manager/Director ?
6. Prepar
e f o r p r e s e n t a t i on to C i t y C o u n c i l W a t e r f r o n t
Committee, C i t y C o u n c i l , P l a n n i n g Commissio n
7. A c t i v a t
efforts
e F u n d r a i s i ng Committee t o c o o r d i n a t e w i t h UV M
8. T i m e l i n
e f o r approachin g o t h e r p a r t n e r s
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