IDAHO BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 9/5/2008

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Paul Jensen - Chair

                                                             Stanley A. Cole

                                                             Steven C Turney

                                                             Nicholas Latham

                                                             Shelly Servick

                                                             

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    D. Nels Reese

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Investigations Coordinator

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Mike Gilmore, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Carrie Gilstrap, Technical Records Specialist

                                                            Maria Brown, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Michael Fancher

                                                            Julie Kaiser, Idaho Association of Building Officials

                                                            Mike Simmons, Idaho Association of Building Officials

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 9:08 AM MDT by Paul Jensen.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the 5/2/2008 minutes.

 

It was moved by Ms. Servick to approve the 5/2/2008 minutes as written. Seconded by Mr. Cole, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Hall introduced herself to the Board and introduced the new Board secretary, Ms. Brown. Ms. Hall presented the legislative report. The proposed law for the Architectural Examiners Board has been submitted.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report, which indicates a cash balance of $168,460.60 as of 8/31/2008.

 

CONTRACT RENEWAL

 

Ms. Hall presented the contract renewal for FY 2009.

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham to approve the FY 2009 contract renewal and authorize the Board Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Cole, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report.

 

Fiscal Year 2009 (to date)

 
Total Complaints received     1
Status:  
Remaining under investigation  1

                                                                                                      
 

Fiscal Year 2008

 

Total Complaints received   

11

 Status:

 

 Closed by Board action   

4

Closed following disciplinary action

1

Pending legal review by the Office of the Attorney General

3

Remaining under investigation   

2

Awaiting Board determination

1

           
                                                                                   

Fiscal Year 2007  
Total Complaints received 6
Status:  
Closed by Board action   2
Closed following disciplinary action 2
Remaining under investigation  2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

For Board Determination:  

I-ARC-2008-11    C alleged that R is advertising as an architect without the benefit of licensure.  A certified letter asking for a response was sent. R's written response stated that the R had mistakenly setup a website in preparation for being licensed.  Once the R was notified the R had the website removed. IBOL recommends the Board authorize closure. 

Case number 1-ARC-2008-11:  Following review, it was moved by Mr. Turney to accept the Bureauís recommendation for closure and to direct staff to send the respondent a letter stating that this information must be disclosed when applying for licensure. This information is to be added to the respondentís application file. Seconded by Mr. Latham, motion carried.

 

FORMAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION:

 

Mr. Gilmore presented a recommendation for cases:  ARC-2008-6 and ARC-2008-7.  Mr. Cole recused himself from any discussion or action. After review, the Board presented their recommendations to the Office of the Attorney General.

The Board discussed options for prosecuting individuals practicing architecture without a license.

It was moved by Mr. Cole to direct staff to contact the prosecutorís office regarding options for pursuing individuals who practice architecture without a license. Seconded by Mr. Latham, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

           

The Board discussed attendance to the 2009 IDABO Joint Meeting with building officials and engineers.

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham to send Mr. Jensen and Ms. Servick to the upcoming 2009 IDABO Joint Meeting and pay their expenses. Seconded by Mr. Cole, motion carried.

 

Ms. Hall presented the Board a draft letter to be sent to Idaho Architectural Examiners per Idaho Code 54-307.

 

It was moved by Ms. Servick to table this item and allow the Board more time to do research before moving forward. Motion died.

 

The Board then discussed changing Idaho Code 54-307 verbiage to be clearer.

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham to table this item for the December 11, 2008 Board meeting. The Board will research this item among other states prior to the Board meeting.  Seconded by Mr. Turney, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mr. Cole that the Board enter executive session to review an application which is exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d).  Ayes were: Mr. Jensen, Ms. Servick, Mr. Turney, Mr. Latham, and Mr. Cole, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham that the Board enter regular session. Ayes were: Mr. Jensen, Ms. Servick, Mr. Turney, Mr. Latham, and Mr. Cole, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Ms. Kaiser and Mr. Simmons addressed the Board regarding the IDABO Education Institute. The Board would like to include information regarding IDABO in the next newsletter.

 

The Board discussed the National NCARB Meeting.

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham to approve the NCARB membership dues of $5,500.00. Seconded by Mr. Cole, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed an e-mail from Ms. Jacklyn Olinger. The Board would like to change the Idaho Code 54-316 verbiage to be clearer. The Board would like a report presented during the next Board meeting showing any changes to the current statutes.

 

It was moved by Ms. Servick to direct council to draft a response letter to Ms. Olinger outlining Idaho Code 54-316. Seconded by Mr. Turney, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a letter from Mr. Daniel Redstone. Mr. Jensen will send a response e-mail to Mr. Redstone noting that the Board discussed his letter during the Board meeting and is aware of the issue.

 

The Board reviewed a request for continuing education credit.

 

It was moved by Mr. Cole to approve the request once attendance is verified by the Boardís secretary. Seconded by Mr. Turney, motion carried.

 

The Board would like the Board secretary to attend all national meetings.

 

NEXT MEETING 12/11/2008

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mr. Cole that the Board enter executive session to review applications which are exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d).  Ayes were: Mr. Jensen, Ms. Servick, Mr. Turney, Mr. Latham, and Mr. Cole, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham that the Board enter regular session. Ayes were: Mr. Jensen, Ms. Servick, Mr. Turney, Mr. Latham, and Mr. Cole, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Turney to direct council to send a letter to Mr. Robert Fancher approving his application and fining him $200.00. A copy of the letter needs to be sent to NCARB. Seconded by Mr. Latham, motion carried.

 

It was moved by Mr. Cole to approve Ms. Helen Ubicís application for licensure by endorsement. Seconded by Mr. Latham, motion carried. Ms. Servick opposed the motion.

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham to direct counsel to send a letter to Mr. Jeremy Walker denying his application and outlining Idaho Code 54-302.a. Seconded by Mr. Turney, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Moved by Mr. Latham to approve the following applicants for licensure:  

 

                        AHLEMAN THOMAS                       AR-985017

                        ALLEN KENNETH L                        AR-984996

                        ALSETH LOWELL                           AR-984949

                        ARMSTRONG ERIC                         AR-984957

                        BARROW KAREN SUE                  AR-985009

                        CANTLEY KEVIN R                          AR-984991

                        DAVIS BRENT                                  AR-984980

                        DIXON NEIL EDWIN                        AR-985005

                        DUNN GREGORY MCILWAIN        AR-985012

                        ELLIOTT DONNA ANNE                 AR-985004

                        ESCOBAR JAMES L                       AR-984486

                        FARMER BRENT                             AR-985006

                        FOUNTAIN JEFF ALLEN                AR-984985

                        GODDEN GARY WILLIAM              AR-985002

                        HAACK PAUL                                   AR-985014

                        HARPER RICHARD L                      AR-985015

                        HIRSCHI PAUL W                            AR-984974

                        HOLCOMB TREVOR TYSON         AR-984989

                        JANSEN WIEPKE DAVID               AR-985013

                        LENCHEK THOMAS E                    AR-984981

                        MARTIN CHRISTOPHER C            AR-984999

                        MILBRANDT LEONARD                 AR-984977

                        MILLER GLEN ALEXANDER         AR-984930

                        OTJEN TY KURTIS                           AR-984979

                        REMBOWSKI GERALD                  AR-985011

                        SAWDON JOHN ANDREW            AR-984995

                        SOSKIN GEORGE DONALD         AR-984990

                        TOLSTEDT BRIAN NOLAN            AR-985010

                        TRUPKA DENNIS                            AR-985007

                        TSUKAMOTO TAD                          AR-985008

                        UBIC HELEN MARGARET             AR-984851

                        VANNOY LUKE ALAN                     AR-984704

                        WESTON SHAUN R                        AR-984910

                        WHIPPLE JONATHAN GRAHAM  AR-984760

                        WIEDENHOEFT RINA                     AR-984942

 

Seconded by Mr. Turney, motion carried.

 

Moved by Mr. Latham to approve the following applicants for examination:  

 

                        CHATFIELD JON - AR

                        CLARKSON STEPHANIE PATRICIA - AR

                        GORE JOSHUA DAN - AR

                        POIRIER TODD JAMES - AR

                        SMITH DILLON JARED Ė AR

                        SOWINSKI SCOTT AARON - AR

                        WHEELER TARYN - AR

 

Seconded by Mr. Turney, motion carried.

Moved by Mr. Latham to deny the following applicants pending further information. Seconded by Mr. Turney, motion carried.

                        901099716

                        901101596

 

CE AUDIT

 

The Board reviewed reinstatement CE audits.

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham that the meeting adjourn at 4:45 PM MDT. Seconded by Mr. Turney, motion carried.