President's Residence Project Would Cost UNI $450,000

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The University of Northern Iowa has requested approval to perform $450,000 in repairs on the president’s house, according to Iowa Board of Regents meeting documents released Friday.

The residence, built in 1908, would receive updated electrical wiring, new heating and cooling systems, and general repairs to floors, walls and paint, the proposal said. Renovations also would meet federal disability-access requirements.

UNI would pay for the project by drawing money from a building repair fund and investment income, the proposal said.

Documents said the repairs would be part of the transition to a new president. UNI President Ben Allen has said he will retire by July 2013.

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