Idaho State Board of Architectural Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
December 9, 2004
Roll Call: Stan Cole, Chair
D. Nels Reese
R. Allen Giltzow
Bureau Present: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Ken Stringfield, Deputy Attorney General
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Sandee Hitesman, Secretary
Meeting was called to order at 9:10 a.m. by Chair, Stan Cole.
Paul Jensen was unable to attend this meeting.
Motion was made by Mr. Latham to approve the minutes from the September 24, 2004 Board meeting as written. Seconded by Mr. Reese, carried.
Proposed NCARB model law changes were reviewed. NCARB is asking all State boards to review the proposed NCARB model law changes regarding contracts. The board agreed that the change would not be added to Idaho’s Architect law or rule, but they would support NCARB in implementing this into the model law.
Motion was made by Mr. Latham for the Idaho State board to support adding these changes to the NCARB model law, but not to the State of Idaho’s law. Seconded by Ms. Servick, carried.
The board asked Ms. Hitesman to notify R.G. Nelson of the board’s decision regarding the NCARB model law changes.
Motion was made by Mr. Giltzow to go into executive session to consider potential litigation and items exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. Seconded by Mr. Latham, carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Latham to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried.
The board reviewed the 2004 annual report. The board asked that this report be sent to all regional states, the engineer board members and the state homebuilders association chapters. The board would also like a copy of this report to be posted on the web. The board would like the Bureau to track the expenses related to this annual report and E-mail to all board members when complete.
The board asked Ms. Hitesman to draft an appreciation letter to Maria for her services regarding this annual report.
The board asked that the 2005 annual newsletter be added to the next meeting agenda.
The board reviewed possible investigation of two licensees’. Mr. Hales noted that a complaint would need to be made to the Bureau along with documentation and the Bureau would start an investigation on these licensees’s in question.
The board discussed the review of complaint files that was done by Mr. Latham and Ms. Servick.
Mr. Latham noted that the investigative reports in these files were very impressive. The board discussed having one board member review each investigative file and discuss their finding with the Bureau, with the knowledge that this person would recuse themselves from board discussion regarding the file they reviewed.
Motion was made by Mr. Latham to have the board chairman, Mr. Cole, assign each board member as required to review complaint files. This board member will recuse themselves from further discussion of these files. Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried.
Mr. Cole assigned Mr. Latham to review the first set of investigative files.
Mr. Hetrick gave the investigative report. There have been three complaints for fiscal year 2005. All three of these complaints are currently under investigation. There were twenty complaints for fiscal year 2004. Eight of these complaints are closed, one has been referred for formal action, and eleven are under investigation. There were six complaints in fiscal year 2003. Five of these complaints are closed and one has been referred for formal action. There were three complaints for fiscal year 2002. One of these complaints remains under investigation.
Investigative file #ARC-B5-03-04-9 was discussed at the last board meeting. The board had asked Deputy Attorney General, Ken Stringfield, to investigate whom the contract was between and send a warning letter to respondent. Mr. Stringfield stated the contract was a verbal contract. Discussion was held on whom the primary contract person would be. Mr. Stringfield noted that the law does not prevent a contract between owner and someone outside of an architect. The board agreed that the primary contract would be the person in control of the project. The board will wait for response from respondent before discussing this file further. The board asked that this be added to the next board meeting agenda.
Mr. Jensen E-mailed his report with the professional engineers and building officials to the board. Discussion was held regarding holding joint meetings. Ms. Jacobsen noted that the board would need to be involved in these meetings, rather than the staff. The board asked that the Bureau notify Mr. Giltzow and Mr. Coles with the meeting dates for Western, ID; Ms. Servick and Mr. Reese for Northern Idaho; and Mr. Latham and Mr. Jensen for Eastern Idaho. Ms. Hitesman will contact Dave Curtis to receive these meeting dates and these dates will be posted.
Ms. Jacobsen gave the legislation report. Proposed law change 54-309 (2) (c) will now appear before the legislative committee. The Bureau has received an E-mail questioning the proposed law change. Attorney Roger Hales has responded to this question. The Bureau would be appreciative if Mr. Giltzow would be at the legislature for this bill to testify. Ms. Servick noted she would also like to be present to watch this bill in legislation. Ms. Jacobsen will keep these two board members posted as to the date and time this bill will be addressed. Ms. Jacobsen asked that each board member contact their local representatives for support of this bill. The board asked if Ms. Hitesman would get a copy of the fair housing act to each board member. Ms. Jacobsen noted that a list of discussion points would also be sent to each board member. It was noted that the board might want to wait until after the Christmas holiday to contact their local representatives. The board asked Ms. Jacobsen to contact the Building Association and discuss this proposed legislation.
The board discussed the proposed rules submitted. It was noted that the continuing education proposed rule might need to be amended to July 01, 2005 instead of January 01, 2005.
The board discussed emeritus status and responsible control. The board is waiting to see what the outcome is at the National NCARB meeting in Portland Oregon before making a decision. Mr. Hales has drafted some language for proposed legislation. Mr. Hales will pull the model law and bring to the board at their next board meeting.
Architects doing business in this electronic age was discussed. The board discussed proposing a law and rule change to address this issue. The board directed attorney, Roger Hales, to review the model law and how it address’s control and emeritus issues. Roger will also contact Mr. Jensen regarding the model law and bring information to the board at their next board meeting. The board would like to see a law and rule change proposed for the next legislation session.
The board needs a representative to carry the PERSI proposed law change bill. It was noted that the PERSI bill cannot be made retroactive.
Motion was made by Mr. Reese to go into executive session to discuss application records exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. Seconded by Ms. Servick, carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Latham to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried.
Mr. Hetrick gave the financial report. The board currently has $34, 224.62 left in appropriation with a cash balance of $187,894.58. The board has used 61.11% of their budget for fiscal year 2005. The board asked if their hotel and airline expenses for the national meeting could be directly billed to the Bureau to be sure that the monies were used out of the current fiscal years budget. Ms. Jacobsen noted that the board could contact Ms. Hitesman to make these reservations for this meeting and set up direct billing. Ms. Jacobsen noted that travel vouchers would still need to be received by the Bureau before July 01.
Motion was made by Mr. Reese to break for lunch at 12:00 p.m. Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried.
Meeting was called back to order at 1:25 p.m. by chairman, Mr. Cole.
Ms. Jacobsen went to Washington D.C. for the Administrators meeting. This meeting was very informational. There are some states that are just now enjoying the ability of their licensee’s to renew their license on-line. There are also some states that are combining boards. Mr. Reese asked about having a public member on the state board.
The board reviewed a continuing education question regarding giving credits for committee membership. The board asked Ms. Hitesman and Ms. Servick to research the AIA criteria for continuing education for serving on committee’s. The board asked that a conference call be scheduled once Ms. Hitesman and Ms. Servick have completed this research.
The board reviewed a continuing education request for waiver. Respondent will be on a mission for three years and unable to do continuing education. The board noted that continuing education could be done on-line.
Motion was made by Mr. Giltzow to deny request for a continuing education waiver. Seconded by Mr. Latham, one member opposed, motion carried.
Board asked Ms. Hitesman to draft a letter to respondent and send to board chairman, Mr. Coles.
The board asked that the letter include the fact that the board understands respondent’s position but respondent has a responsibility to the profession to keep up with changes in the profession. The board noted that the mission will be in New York, and there are opportunities available in large cities to obtain continuing education credits.
NCARB rolling clock was discussed. Board asked that this issue be added to the next meeting agenda.
Motion was made by Mr. Giltzow to go into executive session to discuss application records exempt from disclosure as provided in chapter 3, title 9, Idaho Code. Seconded by Mr. Latham, carried.
Motion was made by Mr. Giltzow to come out of executive session. Seconded by Ms. Servick, carried.
Board asked that an affidavit be added to the application for endorsement stating that the applicant has obtained continuing education.
Next board meeting was scheduled for February 04, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m.
Motion was made by Mr. Giltzow to adjourn at 3:20 p.m. Seconded by Ms. Servick, carried.
The following applicants were approved for examination:
Claire Ruth Remsberg
Patrick C.M. Hugens
The following applicants were approved for licensure:
Garth M Woolsey
Scott A Marshall
Joyce A Jilek
Stephen M Schles
Steven G Thomson
Sanford P Steinberg
William F Buursma
Stanley M Meradith
David E Schroeder
Todd L Heirls
John P Powell
Keith R Nystrom
Christopher L Ezzell
William C Bell
Mark W Kiner
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