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UNLV Official Downplays Deferred Maintenance Concerns

Las Vegas CBS KXNT – The Nevada Board of Regents will be looking at how to pay for a growing list of building maintenance problems on the state’s college and university campuses.

UNLV vice president of finance Gerry Bomotti says there are projects here worth about $280 million dollars, but they’ve been prioritized. Critical problems are fixed, he told KXNT.

“We don’t have an increasing backlog,” Bomotti said. “And if an institution has a large backlog of deferred maintenance, in my opinon, isn’t deferred maintenance, it’s the lack of a preventive maintenance program.”

Bomotti says UNLV has an aggressive program of preventive maintenance that’s kept the estimated projects at about 20 percent of the replacement value of the facilites, or about 5 percent lower than the national average.

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