Idaho State Board of Landscape Architects
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

Meeting Minutes of October 17, 2003


ROLL CALL:    Present -        Bill Dial, Chair

                                                Mary McGown

                                                Stan Griswold

ALSO PRESENT:                   Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

         Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                Cherie Simpson


The meeting was called to order at 8:35 a.m. by Bill Dial, Acting Chair.  Roll call was taken.  Mr. Griswold was welcomed as the new board member replacing Dell Hatch.  Mr. Griswold attended the meeting by telephone, as his appointment was too recent to make travel arrangements.  David Koga was also in attendance. 


Ms. McGown nominated Bill Dial as board chair.  Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried. 

Moved by Ms. McGown that minutes of July 31, 2003 be approved as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried. 

Discussion was held on the standardization of the seal used by licensed landscape architects.  Mr. Griswold will contact Mr. Hatch to get an electronic copy of the seal approved at the last meeting of the Board. 

Continuing education was discussed.  Mr. Dial reported that he attended the CLARB meeting and gathered information on continuing education nationwide.  He felt that requirements set by Idaho should be standardized through CLARB so that the continuing education will also work for landscape architects licensed in other states.  It was decided that the Board would study the issue and gain some input from the Association and from the licensees. 

Landscape Architect in Training (LAIT) rules were discussed.  Discussion was held on ways to monitor the LAITís and whether a fee can be charged to maintain the files of the LAIT.  This topic will be further discussed at the next meeting of the Board. 

Ms. Jacobsen gave the legislative report.  She stated that the Bureau was working on six pieces of legislation this next session.  The rules that are being submitted should be finalized by the third week of the session.  Mr. Dial asked if it would be beneficial to have a board member available to testify when the rules are before the committees.  Ms. Jacobsen said that it would be a benefit.  

Ms. Jacobsen presented the contract for services between the Bureau and the Board.  Discussion was held on the changes from last year.  Moved by Ms. MsGown to approve the contract and authorize the Chair to execute it on behalf of the Board.  Seconded by Mr. Griswold. Carried. 

Mr. Hetrick gave the financial report and the Boardís financial status was discussed. It was noted that the Boards cash balance was on a downward trend and the Board may need to consider raising fees in the future. 

Mr. Hetrick presented the investigative report.  There have been no complaints this fiscal year and one complaint is still under investigation from FY 2003. 

Discussion was held on the dues charged for CLARB membership.  It was noted that the required dues equal out to about $24 per licensee. 

Discussion was held on comments received regarding the proposed rules that were published this month.  Jim Thomas expressed concerns on ASLA Code of Professional Ethics being adopted under the rules of professional responsibility in the pending rules.  Discussion was held and both the ASLA Code of Professional Ethics and the CLARB Model Rules of Professional Conduct were reviewed.  Moved by Ms. McGown that the proposed rule be modified to replace ASLA Code of Professional Ethics with CLARB Model Rules of Professional Conduct  with the exclusion of b, c, and d in the seal portion of the document and replace all references to registered landscape architects with licensed landscape architect in the pending rules to accommodate public comment.  Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried. 

Mr. Dial gave a report on his attendance at the annual meeting in Salt Lake City in September 2003.  He stated that the LARE would again be offered in August 2004.  There will be no testing available in June for sections A, B. and D, as they will be offered in August.  Ms. McGown stated that CLARB should be contacted in regards to annual dues and questioned about the benefits of membership, cost per capita, and if a large state is charged the same as a small state. 

The Board reviewed application files.  Andrew Rasmussen was approved for licensure. 

The Board signed wall certificates and approved minutes. 

Moved by Mr. Griswold that the meeting adjourn at 12:15 p.m.  Seconded by Ms. McGown, carried. 

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