IDAHO BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

 Conference Call Minutes of 6/12/2009

 

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Shelly Servick - Chair

                                                             D. Nels Reese

                                                             Paul Jensen

                                                             Peter Rockwell

                                                             Steven C. Turney

                                                             Nicholas Latham

 

 

                                                           

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Steve Olsen, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Maria Brown, Technical Records Specialist

 

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 2:32 PM MDT by Shelly Servick.

 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham that the Board enter executive session to review an application which is exempt from public disclosure per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d) and to discuss with legal counsel potential litigation (IC 67-2345(1)(f)).  Seconded by Mr. Reese. Ayes were: Mr. Jensen, Ms. Servick, Mr. Turney, Mr. Reese, Mr. Rockwell, and Mr. Latham, motion carried.

 

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

 

It was moved by Mr. Jensen to deny the application through endorsement for Mr. Nathan Bambrough based on the application not meeting the endorsement equivalency qualification and to direct counsel to draft a letter with the Board’s decision.  Seconded by Mr. Rockwell, motion carried.

 

Mr. Hales suggested to the Board that in the future they revamp the rules to be clearer on licensing requirements for applicants applying for licensure with experience in lieu of a college degree.

 

 

FORMAL DISCIPLINARY ACTION

 

Mr. Olsen presented the Board a Stipulation and Consent Order for case ARC-2008-3. 

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham to accept the Consent Order for ARC-2008-2 and authorize the Board Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Jensen, motion carried.

 

 

PERSI

 

The Board discussed its current participation in PERSI.  Ms. Cory discussed whether the Board desired to continue with PERSI participation.  Ms. Cory explained participation in a defined contribution plan and a defined benefit plan.  She also reiterated that the Governor felt bad that a member of another board had been penalized by the IRS due to their enrollment in PERSI.  Of the 28 boards served by the Bureau, nine are members of PERSI.  To date, six have voted to stop participation in PERSI and three are still considering the issue.  Mr. Rockwell stated that he had spoken with his accountant and feels there is a risk he is not willing to take, and would like to opt out of the PERSI program.  Mr. Jensen stated that he is concerned about taking PERSI away from the Board members, and that he spoke with a legislator who agrees with him.  He stated he is willing to take the risk, and feels it is just one more benefit that may be taken from the Board.  Mr. Jensen wondered if the Governor had a sinister motive behind his request.  Ms. Cory assured the Board that the Governor appreciates all that board members do to serve the citizens of the State of Idaho; rather, the Governor is concerned about what happened to another board member and wanted to bring it to the Board’s attention.  Ms. Cory asked Mr. Jensen for the legislator’s name so that she could contact them to help make them aware of the Governor’s concerns. 

 

The Board took a vote regarding if they should continue their PERSI participation.

 

Nels Reese – yes

Paul Jensen – yes

Peter Rockwell – no

Steve Turney – no

Nick Latham – yes

Shelley Servick – no

 

Mr. Latham stated that the Board chairs vote does not count; therefore the Board will continue participating in PERSI.

 

 

NEXT MEETING 9/18/2009

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

It was moved by Mr. Latham that the meeting adjourn at 3:20 PM MDT. Seconded by Mr. Reese, motion carried.