Board of Trustees
Minutes of the April 26, 2005 Canvass of Election Board Meeting

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Chairman Mark Stephens called the Special Meeting – Canvass of 2005 Board of Trustees Election Results of the Board of Trustees to order in the Boardroom at 8:05 p.m. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll call was taken.

Present: Mr. Becker, Mrs. Del Giudice, Mr. Kubiczky, Mr. Nolfi, Ms. Peluso, Mr. Stam, Mr. Stephens.

Absent: Ms. Viverito.

COMMENTS ON THIS AGENDA
None.

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION
None.

ADOPTION OF RULES OF PROCEDURE
In canvassing the vote, Chairman Stephens stated that if there were no objections, the Board would follow the same rules and procedures normally followed during Regular Board of Trustee meetings. There were no objections. A quorum being present, the six trustees in attendance were declared the Community College District 504 electoral canvassing board, in the same capacity they hold on the Board of Trustees.

CANVASS OF VOTES
Chairman Stephens called on Vice President Sullivan for the Canvass of Vote. Mr. Sullivan responded that Mr. Kusper, acting on behalf of the Triton College Board of Trustees, District #504, has obtained for the Board the documents which were presented to Chairman Stephens. Mr. Stephens stated for the record that he is in possession of such documents. 

Mr. Sullivan stated that these documents include the printed copy of the final total vote tallies and final precinct data as listed on the County Clerk’s website. Within the printouts are votes from each precinct, showing the individual candidate’s votes from each precinct. The Office of the Cook County Clerk now only provides total vote tallies in anticipation of canvassing meetings. Mr. Sullivan therefore offered to the Board the completed Canvass of Votes on Behalf of the Board of Trustees and asked if there were any questions before he proposes the Declaration of Results. No questions were asked.

DECLARATION OF RESULTS
The following Declaration of Results was read:
Votes Percent of Vote
Donna Leoni Peluso Votes 30,657 Percent of Vote 39.26%
Merrill M. Becker Votes 31,392 Percent of Vote 40.20%
Alfonza Al McKinnor Votes 16,032 Percent of Vote 20.53%

MOTION RELATIVE TO DECLARATION OF RESULTS
Mr. Stephens made a motion, seconded by Mr. Stam, to accept the Declaration of Results as stated, and declared Donna Leoni Peluso (30,657) and Merrill M. Becker (31,392) as the persons officially elected to office for a full six (6) year term to the Board of Trustees in the April 5, 2005 election of Triton Community College District #504. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously.

COMPLETION AND EXECUTION OF ABSTRACT OF VOTES
The appropriate papers were signed for the full execution of the Abstract of Votes.

ADJOURNMENT
A motion was made by Mr. Stam to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Nolfi. Voice vote carried the motion unanimously. Chairman Stephens adjourned the meeting at 8:10 p.m.


Submitted by: 
Mark R. Stephens, Board Chairman
Irene Moskal Del Giudice, Board Secretary