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Slow mail deliveries prevented Washtenaw Community CoÜege's Board of Trustees f rom voting on WCC's budget Tuesday night. Copies of the proposed $9,109,000 budget were mailed first-class at the main Ann Arbor Post Office about 5 last Friday, so the trustees, could study the lengthy document during the weekend. Only the trustees who live in Yp.silanti - Ann C. Heek and Phillip G. Wells - received their' copies Saturday. Board, Chairman Anthony J. Procassini and two other trustees who live in Ann Arbor, David V. Heebink and Richard W. I ley, received copies in Tuesday's mail ' but didn't have a chance to examine them until returning home from work, shortly before the meeting. Trustee Sally Buxton, who also lives in Ann Arbor, still I hasn't received a copy. At Bailey's suggestion, budget action I was deferred until the trustees' I ber meeting. WCC will continue until I then operating on a provisional $8.7 I lion budget trustees approved ih June. Postmaster Richard Schneeberger was I contacted at home after the WCC 1 ing last night and asked if it was I able for WCC officials to expect trustees to receive the budget in Saturday's mail. His reply was "Yes, absolutely." He promised to investígate the delay. I Business the trustees did conduct cluded beginning the process of appoint[ ing a new trustee. A formal resignation notice was received last night from William Mays of Ann Arbor, who was elected to a six-year term on the Board of Trustees last November, but resigned last spring from an administrative position with the Ann Arbor public schools to become head of the Michigan Association of Elementary School Principáis, requiring a move to Lansing. May continued attending WCC board meetings through September. State law requires the trustees to appoint a replacement until a new trustee can be elected. Anyone qualified to vote in WCC's taxing district, covering all of Washtenaw County except portions of Sa1 lem and Northfield townships, can apply by contacting the face president's office or Procassini by Nov. 21. WhoeVer is appointed will serve at least through nextyear, but will be required to appear on the November, 1976 ballot if he or she wishes to serve the rest of the term for which Mays was elected, running through 1980. The position is unpaid. Assurance that the 37 classrooms ia WCC's three-story Learning Materials Centerf and possïbly the entire building, will be available for use beginning in the f all, 1976 semester was provided in a report to trustees by Lawrence D. Morris of Tarapata MacMahon Paulsen Associates, Inc., architects. Last winter's heavy snows delayed work on the building, originally due for completion next spring. The building will also provide offices and facilities for WCC's food service courses. Additional changes in the building's construction contract with Darin and Armstrong were approved by trustees last night, bringing the price to $9,785, 359.84. The main source of financing is an $8 million WCC bond sale. Trustees formally received supplemental federal funds of $40,091 toward support of the college work-study student aid program. Also received was $2,900 f rom the Michigan Council for the Arts in support of the "Poetry in the School's" program, applied at WCC mainly toward periodic publication of the "Washtenaw Review" journal under supervisión of communication arts instructor Fred Wolven. Trustee Buxton said the latter grant is particularly welcome, because "every once in a while I'm afraid the liberal arts are on their way out."