Idaho State Board of Architects

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main St., Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702

 

Minutes of April 14, 2006

Board Meeting

 

 

ROLL CALL:††††† R. Alan Giltzow -Chair

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† Stanley A. Cole, Board Member

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Nicholas Latham, Board Member

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† D. Nels Reese, Board Member

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Paul Jensen, Board Member

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Shelly Servick, Board Member

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BUREAU PRESENT:†††† Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

†††Bill Schaefer, Deputy Bureau Chief

†††Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

†††Sandee Hitesman, Administrative Assistant II

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††Maria Brown, Technical Records Specialist I

  

Meeting called to order at 9:05 a.m. Mountain Standard time, by Chair Alan Giltzow.

 

Ms. Jacobsen, Bureau Chief, introduced Bill Schaefer, Deputy Bureau Chief, to the board.

 

The board reviewed the minutes from the February 3, 2006 board meeting.

 

Motion made by Mr. Cole to accept the minutes with amendments. Seconded by Mr. Reese, carried.

 

The board reviewed the minutes from the March 6, 2006 conference call.

 

Motion made by Mr. Cole to accept the minutes as written. Seconded by Ms. Servick, carried.

 

Mr. Jensen joined the meeting via conference call at 9:10 a.m.

 

Ms. Jacobsen, Bureau Chief, gave the legislative report.

 

Rule number 539 passed without any opposition.

 

Ms. Jacobsen informed the board that the Bureau has been given three additional areas of responsibility, The Naturopathic Medical Examiners board, the board of Physical Therapists, and the Athletic Commission.

 

Ms. Jacobsen gave the financial report the detailed report is on the web. The board has $182,995.35 in appropriation with a cash balance of $201,592.22. The board has done well holding down expenses this year.

 

Ms. Jacobsen gave the investigative report. Fiscal Year 2006: To date, three (3) complaints have been received.  Of those, one (1) has been closed; one (1) remains under investigation; and one (1) awaits Board determination. Fiscal Year -2005: Eleven (11) complaints were received. Six (6) have been closed; two (2) remain under investigation; two (2) have been referred for legal review; and one (1) awaits Board determination. Fiscal Year -2004: Nineteen (19) complaints were received. Nine (9) were closed; eight (8) were referred for legal review; and two (2) remain under investigation.

Ms. Jacobsen presented case # ARC-L1A-2-2005-9 to the Board.

 

Motion made by Mr. Cole to accept IBOL recommendation to close case # ARC-L1A-2-2005-9 and send an advisory letter. Seconded by Mr. Jensen, carried.

 

Ms. Jacobsen presented an investigative report for case # ARC-L1A-2-2006-1.

 

Motion made by Mr. Latham to accept the IBOL recommendation to authorize a cease and desist letter and notification to the county prosecutor in the case of # ARC-L1A-2-2006-1. Seconded by Mr. Cole, carried.

Ms. Jacobsen informed the board of new staff that has joined the Bureau.

 

Board discussed the expense of holding conference calls. The board agrees to have several items to discuss before holding a conference call in the future.

 

Mr. Hales, Administrative Attorney, read a letter prepared by him, sent to the Attorney Generals office in regards to future cease and desist letters. He informed the Attorney Generals office of the new codes. The board asked that an invitation be sent to the Attorney Generals office asking for a representative to attend the September board meeting.

Board discussed the upcoming NCARB meeting in Cincinnati. All board members will be attending conference.

Board reviewed WCARB dues. The board currently pays $4500.00 per year to WCARB. WCARB to implement a new due structure. Standard dues will be $3500.00 across the board for each state.

 

Mr. Jensen discussed the WCARB meeting. Nevada has now raised their fines, has authority over unlicensed individuals, and takes anonymous complaints. The board also discussed Nevadaís website and online newsletter. Would like to see something similar in Idaho. Mr. Jensen would like to see a new website with a newsletter and a Good Samaritan law in Idaho. Mr. Schaefer will look at Nevadaís website and report back to the board. Mr. Hales explained that in the past legislation has looked at having authority to go after unlicensed individuals. He explained that the board can lobby for that law in Idaho. NCARB offered another state the services of their attorney to help to draft the law. The board would like this issue brought to legislation next year.

 

Mr. Cole made a motion to require preparation of legislation to allow board jurisdiction over unlicensed practice. Seconded by Ms. Servick, carried.

 

Board discussed daycare requirements. Mr. Cole gave the board a packet of information about daycare requirements. Mr. Cole was contacted by Ada County. There are unresolved issues surrounding licensing of daycare facilities. There are individuals building homes and asking the county for a license to run a daycare out of their homes. There are requirements that must be met for a home to be a daycare. The board discussed if an Architects seal would be needed to comply with the requirements.

 

Motion made by Mr. Cole to have Mr. Hales draft a letter requiring an Architect to design and stamp plans for a daycare facility. Seconded by Mr. Latham, carried.

 

Mr. Giltzow recommended to the board that when a licensed Architect in the State of Idaho is disciplined, a letter should be sent to the draftsman, the owner, and Building Safety explaining the disciplinary action. Mr. Hales explained that due to it being public information, it may be possible to send such a letter.

 

The board discussed anonymous complaints. Board would like for Bureau to accept anonymous complaints. Mr. Hales explained to the board that it is important for a complainant to leave their name so that the Bureau may effectively investigate the complaint.

 

The board discussed the possibility of a full-time secretary. The board believes that it could pay for a full-time secretary by increasing renewal fees. Mr. Jensen explained that the board would like for a secretary to be involved in creating a website for the board, traveling to conferences with the board, and creating a monthly newsletter for the licensed Architects in the State of Idaho. Ms. Jacobsen explained to the board that at this point she believes that the request is beyond the need. She informed the board that the Bureau just spent $33,000.00 upgrading the website. She also explained that the website can be customized for the Architectural Examiners board. She stated that she would like to table the discussion.

 

Board discussed email from Oregon board asking if other boards where receiving NCARB scoring rosters late. The Oregon board asked NCARB to explain why the examinee can not receive their score instantly. All states had a similar complaint. At times it takes several months to receive results. This topic may be discussed at the NCARB meeting. Bureau will write a letter to Ken at WCARB with concerns. Mr. Giltzow to proof, sign, and send the letter.

Board discussed letter from licensee requesting additional time to complete continuing education in health, welfare, and safety.

 

Motion made by Mr. Latham to allow licensee 30 days to obtain 1 hour of continuing education credit in health, welfare, and safety. Seconded by Mr. Cole, carried.

 

Board discussed email sent by a licensee with a question regarding stamping and sealing of documents for a permit.

Motion made by Mr. Latham to have Mr. Hale respond to email advising requirements of stamping documents. Seconded by Mr. Cole, carried.

 

Board elected new officers. Mr. Latham nominated Mr. Jensen for the position of Chair of the board. Seconded by Ms. Servick, carried.

 

Mr. Cole nominated Ms. Servick for Vice Chairman of the board. Seconded by Mr. Latham, carried.

 

Motion made by Mr. Latham to break for lunch. Seconded by Mr. Cole, carried.

 

Meeting called back to order at 1:21 p.m. by Chairman of the board, Mr. Giltzow.

 

Next meeting date is scheduled for September 22, 2006 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Cole to adjourn. Seconded by Mr. Reese, carried.