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Flooding Issues Move Financial Aid Office

December 1, 2010 by Eaglecorps911

By Paul Williams
Flooding issues have caused the Financial Aid office to temporarily relocate to MAN 204. Flooding may have caused mold issues and illness as BCC employees who have asked to remain anonymous have stated but officials have not confirmed.
Water began flooding onto the floor of the old office, CAR 102, over the last few weeks according to Kevin Nolan, the assistant director of the financial aid department. “It was just a minor maintenance issue, is what we believe at this point.” Nolan said.
Some water started coming in through the floor a few weeks ago, so we decided to move (the office), basically overnight,” Nolan said.
Nolan also said no files or records were damaged or lost from the water or during the moving process.
MAN 204, the old location of the BCC bookstore, has been vacant since the Scroll and Pen opened in the SLC four years ago.
Nolan anticipates the financial aid office will move back to CAR 102 in January.
“We have been told that everything will be ready by the spring semester,” Nolan said.
A source close to the situation indicated that the flooding problem has been a well-known issue for a much longer time and is more serious “The flooding has been going on for several years,” the source said.
“They have known about it for a long time. Mold was starting to grow not only on the floor, but in the walls as well. Two offices flooded all the time, and it was no secret,” the source also said.
The source also said that the decision to move the office came only after seven employees in the financial aid department became ill over the last few months, which they attributed to the mold that was growing in the office.
The entrance to CAR 102 is currently locked and all the windows on the doors are covered with construction paper.
Yellow signs are present on the doors with directions to MAN 204. When asked who was working to fix the flooding issue, Nolan replied, “Workers. That’s all I know.” An attempt to contact whoever was working inside CAR 102 was unsuccessful.
The office will keep their regularly scheduled hours of 8:30 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday.

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