Idaho State Board of Architectural Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
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Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
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Minutes of September 20, 2002

SUN VALLEY, IDAHO

   

ROLL CALL:            Present - Nicholas Latham, Acting Chair

                                                R. G. Nelson

                                                Raymond Hudson

                                                D. Nels Reese

                                                Alan Giltzow

                        Absent -           Stan Cole

 

ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Cherie Simpson

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:20 a.m. by Acting Chair, Nicholas Latham.  Stan Cole, Chair was absent due to his attendance at the NCARB Chairs meeting in Denver, Colorado.   

Moved by Mr. Hudson that the minutes of May 1, 2002 meeting be approved as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Gilzow, carried. 

Discussion was held on the examination review for an Idaho candidate.  The candidate had declined a review of the site planning examination. 

Ms. Jacobsen reported that the Governor had asked for a 3.5% holdback from general fund agencies to help balance the budget.  She stated that though the holdback did not include dedicated fund agencies she was submitting a smaller budget for the next fiscal year.   

Moved by Mr. Hudson that the Board go into executive session to discuss matters not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried. 

Moved by Mr. Nelson to leave executive session.  Seconded by Mr. Reese, carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen distributed copies of the proposed legislation that would enable the Board to require continuing education for renewal of licenses.  Discussion was held on the calendar for implementation of the continuing education requirement.  Rules for continuing education will be discussed after legislation has been passed.  The Bureau will submit draft language of the proposed rule for the Board to review and edit as needed.  They would like to review the draft and make any changes necessary prior to it being posted on the Bureau's web page.  Discussion was held on the proposed legislation that will change the expiration date from June 30th of each to the licenseeís date of birth.    The Board felt that a 45-day notice prior to expiration would be better than a 60-day notice.   

The Board's financial report was reviewed.  Moved by Mr. Nelson that the financial report be accepted.  Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried. 

The contract for services between the Bureau and Board was reviewed.  Moved by Mr. Nelson that the contract be accepted and executed by the Board Chair.  Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen gave a report from the NCARB Member Board Administrators meeting that was held in Boston.  She reported that some states have prepared information packets that are being sent to area high school programs at the sophomore level to prepare students for a career in Architecture.  Some states have put together a scholarship program to assist in payment of examination fees for interns that have met the examination qualifications.  The Bureau will research whether the Board can appropriately fund either of these programs.  The Board requested that this item be discussed further at the December meeting. 

Mr. Nelson reported that some architect programs have or are in the process of requiring a masters degree program of six years.  He asked that the Board review the code requiring 8 years of experience in lieu of an architectural degree.  A review done by Mr. Nelson indicates that 12 years of experience is the average amount of experience in states which allow experience in lieu of a degree.  Discussion was held.  It was suggested that Board pursue this topic at the National meeting with NAB.  Colorado has dealt with issue by requiring 3000 training units instead of years of experience.   

Moved by Mr. Giltzow to convene in executive session to discuss matters not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Mr. Hudson, carried. 

Moved by Mr. Hudson to leave executive session.  Seconded by Mr. Reese, carried. 

Mr. Nelson reported that he had received a phone call asking whether or not an architect could stamp mechanical drawing.  He further reported that he replied by stating that yes, an architect could stamp mechanical provided he was the author for the drawing and is willing to take responsibility.  Discussion was held.  The Board concurred with Mr. Nelson's response. 

Discussion was held on the manner in which investigations are handled and reported.  Ms. Jacobsen assured the Board the investigative reports would be informative in the future. 

Break for lunch. 

Meeting reconvened at 1:30 p.m. 

Letter from G. Honanie was reviewed requesting waiver of the reinstatement penalty on the renewal of his license.  Moved by Mr. Gilzow that the request be denied on the basis that the Board does not have the authority to waive fees.  Seconded by Mr. Hudson, carried. 

Correspondence was reviewed.  TBAE newsletter had a continuing education log included that the Board felt may be useful as a model for the Board's once continuing education becomes a requirement for renewal of licenses.  The Board also requested that the Bureau maintain a file of correspondence offering coursework for continuing education. 

Moved by Mr. Giltzow that all supervisors, employers and mentors be mailed a copy of NCARB's Mentor Guidelines along with a cover letter commending them for their support.  Seconded by Mr. Reese, carried. 

Discussion was held on the proposed legislation for Landscape Architects.  Moved by Mr. Reese that the Bureau initiate discussion with the Board of Landscape Architects regarding the draft proposal.  Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried. 

The Board was presented with a sample of the wall certificates that can be prepared at the Bureau by using the new system designs.  The Board would like to keep the original wall certificates and the use of hand caligraphy as they felt the work and dedication that goes into obtaining an architecture license warranted the expense.   

Review of Files - Moved by Mr. Giltzow that the Board seek legal advise on the licensure of ARCA-984154 and that an investigation be initiated regarding unlicensed practice.  Seconded by Mr. Nelson, carried. 

Moved that Mr. Nelson that the Board be reimbursed for Thursday and Friday because of the length of the Board meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Reese, carried. 

Next meeting will be held on December 20, 2002. 

Meeting ended at 3:45 p.m.

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