IDAHO BOARD OF REGISTRATION FOR PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Conference Call Minutes of 8/2/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Andrew Mork - Chair

                                                             Dale Osterman

                                                             John Monks

                                                             Paul K. Link, Ph.D.

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    James Spalding

                                                           

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Lori Peel, Investigative Unit Manager

                                                            Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                            Debbie Sexton, Technical Records Specialist II

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 9:02 AM MDT by Andrew Mork.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

The Board reviewed the 9/24/2010; 1/11/2011; 3/24/2011; and 5/2/2011 minutes.  Mr. Osterman moved to approve the minutes as written.  Seconded by Mr. Monks, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the legislative update to the members of the Board and introduced Maurie Ellsworth as the Board’s new legal counsel.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report to members of the Board, which showed a cash balance of $28,874.39 with revenues of $40,474.13 and expenditures of $38,553.28 as of 07/31/2011.

 

CONTRACT

 

Ms. Hall reviewed the 2012 annual contract with members of the Board.  Mr. Osterman moved to approve the contract and have the Chairman sign on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Dr. Link, motion carried.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Peel presented the investigative report to the members of the Board.

 

Ms. Peel addressed the Board regarding pro-reviewers and asked the Board to submit names of individuals they thought might be willing to serve as a pro-reviewer.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

The Board discussed Canadian National Instrument 43-101.  Mr. Monks moved to table the discussion until Mr. Spalding was present.  Seconded by Mr. Osterman, motion carried.

           

Annual Dues

 

The Board reviewed the annual dues for the National Association of State Board of Geology (ASBOG).  Mr. Osterman moved to pay the annual fee.  Seconded by Mr. Monks, motion carried.

 

Conference

 

The Board discussed the upcoming annual ASBOG conference.  Dr. Link moved to send one Board member and one staff person to the conference.  Seconded by Mr. Osterman, motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

A motion was made by Mr. Osterman that the Board go into executive session under Idaho Code § 67-2345(1)(d) to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the Executive Session was to consider license application materials.  Seconded by Mr. Monks, motion carried. Individual vote for this motion was: Mr. Monks, aye; Dr. Link, aye; Mr. Osterman, aye; and Mr. Mork; aye.   

 

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

 

Mr. Osterman moved to approve the following:

 

Andrew Weigel for the FG examination

 

Justin Modroo for the FG and PG examinations

Michael Whitson for the FG and PG examinations

Yanlai Chee for the FG and PG examinations

 

Niklas Bacher for registration as a Professional Geologist

Jason Hilker for registration as a Professional Geologist

 

Seconded by Mr. Monks, motion carried.

 

Election of Officers

 

Mr. Monks moved to appoint Mr. Osterman as Chairman of the Board and Mr. Mork as Vice-Chair.  Seconded by Dr. Link, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The Board is planning a face-to-face meeting in January 2012 at the Bureau of Occupational Licenses.  

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Osterman moved to adjourn the meeting at 10:30 AM MDT.  Seconded by Mr. Monks, motion carried.

 

 

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Dale Osterman, Chair                                     Andrew Mork

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John Monks                                                     James Spalding

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Paul K. Link, Ph.D.                                        Tana Cory, Bureau Chief