Idaho State Board of Architectural Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

MINUTES OF December 5, 2003


ROLL CALL:  Present -         Nicholas Latham,  Chair

                                                D. Nels Reese

                                                Paul Jensen

                                                Stan Cole

                                                R. G. Nelson

                                                Alan Giltzow


ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                                Budd A. Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Cherie Simpson


The meeting was called to order at 8:12 a.m. by Chair, Nicholas Latham.  Roll call:  R. G. Nelson, Stan Cole, Nels Reese, Paul Jensen, Nicholas Latham, and Alan Giltzow.  Bureau staff present:  Rayola Jacobsen,  Budd Hetrick, Roger Hales, and Cherie Simpson.    Others present:  Maria Barratt, DFM Analyst, Ken Stringfield and Deputy Attorney General. 

Moved by Mr. Giltzow to approve minutes of September 12, 2003 meeting and October 2, 2003 conference call meeting be approved.  Seconded by Mr. Cole, carried.  Moved by Mr. Cole that the previous motion be amended to approve minutes of September 12 as amended.  Seconded by Mr. Jensen, carried. 

Maria Barratt, DFM Analyst, was introduced to the Board.  She presented a review of the budget process and answered questions from the Board.  She stated that the budget is due to DFM (Division of Financial Management) September 1st of each year.  An annual report, in the form of a newsletter, to be sent to licensed architects was addressed.  Ms. Barratt recommended that the Board include an enhancement in next years budget to cover the expenses. 

Mr. Latham introduced Ken Stringfield, Deputy Attorney General.  

Ms. Jacobsen reported that the rules are published and on the way through the process.  The rule changes cost the Board $133.00 and it will cost the Board $56.00 per page a year to maintain.  She further reported that the birthdate expirations are going well and that the Bureau is in the last mass renewal for cosmetologists and nursing home administrators. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the financial report as of November 30, 2003.  Discussion was held on ways to reduce the balance including: reduction of renewal fees, education, and annual report to licensees.  

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report.  There have been no complaints received to date for fiscal year 2004.  There were six complaints received for 2003 - of those four remain under investigation.  There remains one complaint under investigation from fiscal year 2002.  Discussion was held on unlicensed practice and the authority of the Board. 

Continuing Education rules and the process for implementation were discussed.  Mr. Hales recommended that once the rules become effective the Board should adopt a temporary rule establishing the date when continuing education will be required for renewal of licenses.  The Board proposed that the rule state “beginning January 1, 2005 C.E. would be required”.  Discussion was held on whether the date should be one year from effective date.  A telephone conference call will be scheduled on effective date of rule to approve a temporary rule.  Audit rates were discussed.  Suggestions were 5% and 10%.  Discussion will continue at the next meeting. 

Discussion was held on possible changes to the licensure act.  Changes should be considered to 54-309.2.f., and 54-307.2.  Possible rule changes for discussion were 410, 550.04, and 375.01. Discussion will continue at the next meeting of the Board. 

Discussion was held on the status of complaints to be filed with the Board of Professional Engineers.  Mr. Nelson presented Mr. Hales with approximately seventeen complaints (seven of the complaints may be against architects).  Mr. Hales stated that he hoped to have the complaints formerly filed with the Board in two weeks. 

Mr. Latham reported that he attended the AIA meeting in Sun Valley in October and that the Board was asked to put together an article for the AIA newsletter.  The article should contain information on what the Board has been doing in the last year. 

Discussion was held on the possibly of adding an Emeritus status to the licensure act.  Moved by Mr. Cole that we propose an emeritus status as a law change as a title only.  Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried.  Mr. Hales will draft the proposed language for review at the February, 2005 meeting. 

Moved by Mr. Nelson that the Board go into executive session to discuss an application not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Mr. Cole, carried. 

Moved by Mr. Nelson that the board come out of executive session.  Seconded by Mr. Reese, carried. 

Application for reinstatement of license that had been cancelled for over five years was reviewed.  Moved by Mr. Cole that applicant be assessed a fee equal to that required for the examination as consistent with fees assessed in the past.  Seconded by Mr. Nelson, carried. 

Application for license by endorsement was reviewed for AR-3223-RP.  Moved by Mr. Giltzow that the Board delay issuing a license and request information on projects in Idaho.  Seconded by Mr. Jensen.  Discussion was held.  2 opposed, 1 in favor with Mr. Jensen and Mr. Nelson recused. Did not pass.  Moved by Mr. Jensen that Board delay acting on the application until the next meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Giltzow.  Discussion was held.  Mr. Jensen withdrew the Motion and Mr. Giltzow agreed. Moved by Mr. Jensen to withhold action on application due to unsatisfactory references and poor grades.  Seconded by Mr. Cole.  3 in favor, 1 opposed, Mr. Nelson recused. 

Moved by Mr. Giltzow that Board go into executive session to discuss an application not subject to public disclosure.  Seconded by Mr. Cole, carried. 

Moved by Mr. Reese that Board come out of executive session.  Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried. 

Moved by Mr. Cole that license be issued based upon information provided by the application.  Seconded by Mr. Giltzow.  Passed with 3 in favor, 1 opposed and Mr. Nelson recused. 

Break for lunch until 1:25 p.m. 

Mr. Bobby Niblett appeared before the Board regarding his application for licensure without an NCARB certification. 

Annual Report

Discussion was held on the content of the annual report that will be sent to all Idaho licensees and students of architecture at University of Idaho.  Articles will include:  explanation of law, explanation of health, safety, and welfare issues, rules pertaining to continuing education, complaint report, definition of welfare, recently licensed architects, those passing the examination, NCARB news, pass/fail rates, defining architecture and engineering, and web site information.  Assigned to prepare information as follows:  Mr. Cole - continuing education and the adaptation of law; Mr. Nelson - definition of welfare, define architecture and engineering, and plan stamping work of others; Mr. Reese - report on IDP, article on B. Sloan; Mr. Jensen - enforcement issues with Mr. Hetrick; Mr. Giltzow - encourage complaint process, WCARB & NCARB report with Mr. Latham; Mr. Latham - pass/fail report with Ms. Simpson;  Ms. Jacobsen will do short paragraph on website, on-line renewals, and birthdate expiration.  The NCARB committee members will also provide a report on the committees.  These reports are due at the February meeting. 

Melinda Nothern met with the Board via telephone regarding a proposal for the annual report.  She will meet with the board at the February meeting with a complete bid that will be for a four to eight page report with mailing costs.  Bid will include reports for the 1500 licensees and 100 reports to University of Idaho. 

Board member appointments were discussed.  The terms for both Mr. Nelson and Mr. Cole expires on January 6, 2004.  Ms. Simpson will send a letter to the Governors office with a copy to the Idaho chapter of AIA. 

The next meeting will be held February 20, 2004 beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

The date for the May meeting will be established via e-mail once Mr. Reese verifies the CRIT schedule with the University. 

The proposed change in the law regarding experience in lieu of education will be discussed at the February meeting.  The proposal would change the eight-year requirement to twelve years. 

Mr. Cole moved to authorize Mr. Giltzow to order the parting gift for Mr. Nelson.  Seconded by Mr. Reese, carried. 

Mr. Giltzow will write an article for the Idaho AIA newsletter for review at the February meeting. 

Mr. Nelson reported the progress of the amendment to the building code for the Coeur d’Alene Building Department.  AIA appointed assistance for Mr. Nelson to complete the process.  Once done, they will take the amendment to the city council for review.  Other building departments in the area will be approached as well. 

Mr. Hales was instructed to write a letter to applicant AR3403-WZ regarding the denial of licensure. 

Ms. Simpson was instructed to check the date and location of the WCARB meeting for spring of 2004.  

Meeting adjourned at 3:35 p.m.

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