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 January 16, 2004



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

                                                Ken Stringfield, Deputy Attorney General

                                                Cherie Simpson


The meeting was called to order by Bill Dial, Chair, at 8:30 a.m.  Roll call was taken.  Mr. Griswold attended the meeting via telephone. 

Minutes of the October 17, 2003 meeting were reviewed.  Moved by Ms. McGown to approve the minutes as submitted.  Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the financial report to the Board.  Discussion was held on raising the renewal fees and licensure fees to the cap in order to stabilize their budget in the future.  It would not be possible before the 2005 legislative session.  Discussion was held on the possibility of the Board accepting donations made to help the Board recoup the cost of the legislative efforts in 2003.  They felt that the cash balance was lowered considerably because of the time that went into the law changes last year.  The Bureau will research how much was expended for legislative efforts and if contributions would make the budget more stabile.  Mr. Hales will research whether the Board could legally solicit donations. 

Discussion was held on the dues that are paid to CLARB each year.  Mr. Dial stated that CLARB couldnít charge different fees for each state based on per capita, as the states paying more dues would have more representation.  Moved by Ms. McGown to send letter to CLARB regarding the dues situation and membership issues.  Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried. 

Ms. Jacobsen presented the legislative report.  She reported that the Board did well last year on law changes because of the groundwork that was laid and the knowledge and support of the Board.  This year the Bureau submitted the rules necessary because of the law changes that became effective July, 2003.  The rules will go before the House Business committee on Monday January 19th.  Ms. McGown will attend the meeting for support and to answer and technical questions that may appear. 

Discussion was held regarding the Landscape Architect in Training (LAIT).  Registration fees must be established by rule.  It was felt that registration must be done yearly in order to track the LAITís.  The registration forms were reviewed.  Implementation of the program will require the following: determine whether a fee will be assessed; duration of the program (5 years? or check with CLARB for national average); determine whether regular updates will be required; determine any tie into disciplinary language. 

Ms. Jacobsen reported to the Board of legislation being proposed to bring drinking water and waste water operator licenses under the umbrella of the Bureau. 

The investigative report was reviewed.  Fiscal year 2004 there were no complaints; fiscal year 2003 one complaint was received and is awaiting Board determination (LAR-L1-1-2003-1).  Moved by Ms. McGown that advisory letter be sent to respondent and county prosecutor as recommended.  Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried. 

Discussion was held on the concerns surrounding the computerized LARE (Landscape Architect Registration Examination).  Applicants coming to Idaho with portions of the examination already taken will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.  The Board would like some assurance from CLARB that they will not allow open admissions to the exam and students will not be granted approval to examine.  Our options are:  Pre-approval for all sections; Pre approval for graphics only; or no approval required.  CLARB requirements for examination are consistent with Idahoís requirements, so our concern is general admission or state approval.  Write a letter to CLARB outlining current laws and rules and that they currently require prior approval to sit for any or all parts of the LARE.  CLARB information needs to clearly notify licensees of our requirements. 

Two seal samples were reviewed.  Mr. Griswold will make changes to the samples and will send to other members of the Board of review. 

Mr. Dial will be attending the spring meeting in Chicago as a committee member to CLARB.

Ms. McGown moved that Mr. Dial be authorized to attend the spring meeting in Chicago and that his expenses not covered by CLARB be reimbursed.  Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried. 

Wall certificates and approved minutes were signed.  Applications for licensure were reviewed. 

Meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.

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