IDAHO BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 10/16/2009

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: John Monks - Chair

James Spalding

Paul K. Link, Ph.D.

Dale Osterman

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT: Andrew Mork

 BUREAU STAFF: Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

Karl Klein, Administrative Attorney

Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Coordinator Deborah Sexton, Records Specialist

                           

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM MDT by John Monks.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the April 17th, 2009 minutes.  Mr. Osterman moved to approve the minutes as written.  Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed the July 20th, 2009 minutes.  Mr. Osterman moved to approve the minutes as written.  Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board.

 

FINANCIALREPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a cash balance of $27,313.79 with revenues of $9,299.14 and expenditures of $15,312.90 as of 9/30/2009.

 

ANNUAL CONTRACT

 

Ms. Cory reviewed the annual contract with members of the Board. Mr. Spalding moved to approve the 2010 fiscal year contract and authorize the Board Chair to sign on behalf of the Board. Seconded by Mr. Osterman, motion carried.

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report to members of the Board. Mr. Klein discussed the complaint process.

 

Mr. Klein discussed the new open meeting laws.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed destroying old records that are being held in the archive files. The Board agreed to leave the records there for now and revisit this topic next year.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board reviewed the results from the continuing education survey. The Board received 304 responses: 70 were in favor, 52 were neutral/no opinion, 5 miscellaneous comments and 177 were opposed to implementing continuing education. Mr. Spalding moved that no further action be taken. Seconded by Dr. Link, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed requests from applicant # 901106485 and # 901104927 in regard to postponing their exam until the March 5, 2010 exam. Mr. Osterman moved to approve the requests with the applicants paying the additional costs incurred from ASBOG from the cancellation of the October 2009 exam. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.

 

The Board reviewed a request from applicant # 901102768 in regard to a third exam postponement due to special circumstances. Mr. Spalding moved to accept the postponement of the exam and send a copy of the rules. Seconded by Mr. Osterman, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Osterman moved to enter into executive session to consider records exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law, as allowed by Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d). Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Mr. Monks, aye; Mr. Osterman, aye; Dr. Link, aye; and Mr. Spalding, aye.

 

Mr. Osterman moved to enter into regular session.  Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Mr. Monks, aye; Mr. Osterman, aye; Dr. Link, aye; and Mr. Spalding, aye.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

Mr. Spalding moved to approve John Ayarbe to sit for the FG (Fundamentals of Geology) and the PG (Practice of Geology) examination based upon meeting all the requirements. Seconded by Mr. Osterman, motion carried.

 

Mr. Osterman moved to table actions on applicant # 901098127 until additional information is received for the Board to review. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.

 

Mr. Osterman moved to deny Lynn Green based upon not meeting all the requirements for registration in Idaho. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

Mr. Osterman moved to keep all current officers for another term. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.

 

The Board discussed the upcoming ASBOG conference.

 

The Board reviewed the business file. No action was taken.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Osterman moved to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m. Seconded by Mr. Spalding, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

A conference call was scheduled for January 22, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. MST.

 

 

 

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John Monks, Chair James Spalding

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Paul K. Link, Ph.D. Dale Osterman

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Andrew Mork Tana Cory, Bureau Chief