W. Va. Code R. § 135-12-6 - Capital Appropriation Requests

Current through Register Vol. XXXIX, No. 11, March 18, 2022

6.1. The Council and Commission each shall submit a prioritized capital appropriation request annually to the state budget office in accordance with state law consisting of major capital projects and maintenance projects. The dollar value threshold distinguishing major projects from other projects will be set annually by the Council and Commission for their respective institutions.
6.2. The Council and Commission, and governing boards shall use the following process in reviewing and submitting a list of major educational and general capital projects so that a prioritized major capital project list, prepared by the Commission in conjunction with the Council may be submitted to the state budget office by the applicable deadline:
6.2.a. The governing board's major capital project list shall be submitted in accordance with time lines established by the Council and Commission and include the following items:
6.2.a.1. Projects identified in the governing board's approved campus development plan or plans. A project may not be included which is not contained in the approved plan, except when extraordinary circumstances otherwise warrant;
6.2.a.2. A current estimate of each project's estimated cost accounting for inflation since completion of the campus development plan and the estimated cost of operation and maintenance and if an existing facility, the estimated cost of repair and renovation, if applicable, of the facility. The size and scope of the project may not change unless the campus development plan has been updated and confirmed or approved as provided in accordance with West Virginia Code §18B-19-4 and section four of this rule; and
6.2.a.3. Any additional information required to be provided by the Council and Commission, or state budget office.
6.2.b. The Council and Commission each shall rank the major capital projects submitted by the governing boards according to priority consistent with the criteria outlined in the system capital development plan. Such criteria shall include but not be limited to the cost of the project, its conformity to the mission of the institution, the future maintenance and operational costs, the cost of any renovation or repair if an existing facility, and other criteria as determined by the Council and Commission.
6.3. The Council and Commission, and governing boards shall adhere to the following process in submitting a list of major maintenance projects so that a prioritized maintenance project list, approved by the Council and Commission may be submitted to the state budget office by the applicable deadline.
6.3.a. The Council and Commission shall provide each governing board annually a recommended building renewal calculation that identifies the funds that should be collected and invested in its buildings and facilities during the next fiscal year to maintain them and minimize deferred maintenance.
6.3.b. As soon as the governing board receives the building renewal calculation, each governing board shall make realistic revenue estimates of the funds available for maintenance projects from educational and general capital fees, from auxiliary and auxiliary capital fees and from any other revenue that may be used for maintenance projects, as well as any anticipated reserves. The governing boards then shall identify and submit to the Council or Commission, proposed major maintenance projects, consistent with its campus development plan or plans, to be funded from these revenues for projects more than $3 million for institutions subject to oversight by the Commission and $500,000 for those subject to oversight by the Council.
6.3.c. The Council and Commission each shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability on the revenue available to governing boards for educational and general and auxiliary maintenance projects, as well as any shortfalls based on building renewal formula calculation, and major maintenance projects that institutions propose to undertake during the upcoming fiscal year.
6.3.d. The Council and Commission shall work with institutions under their respective jurisdiction to ensure that adequate funds are generated to fund maintenance and build adequate reserves from educational and general and auxiliary capital fees and other revenue consistent with the building renewal formula.

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