Money Spent on Campus Beautification

December 1, 2016

Questioner: Anonymous

Posed to: Radha Pyati, President/Designee, UNF Faculty Association

How much money is spent annually on campus beautification, including grounds keeping and gardening? Can this amount be justified when instructional resources are scarce?

Response from the Floor from Administrative & Finance Vice President Shari Shuman:
I will come back to you all with actual amounts for this question. The way that the campus grounds keeping is funded is not with recurring E&G monies. Most of the funding comes from special allocation for plant operation and maintenance funding which is a separate allocation within the legislative budget. When special projects arise, such as the botanical garden between Building 1 and Building 39, we use other non-recurring funds. We do not typically use recurring funds, which are typically reserved for educational purposes.