Landscape Architect Board Meeting
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642

(208) 334-3233

Minutes of April 21, 2006   

 

 

Roll Call:           Bill Dial - Chair

                        Stan Griswold, Board Member

                        Mary McGown, Board Member

                       

 

 

Bureau Present:            Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief

                                    Budd Hetrick Jr., Deputy Bureau Chief

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

Maria Brown, Technical Records Specialist I

 

 

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:11 a.m. by Chair, Bill Dial.

 

Roll call was taken. Ms. McGown, was not present. Mr. Griswold attended the meeting via conference call.

The board reviewed the minutes from the January 20, 2006 board meeting.

Motion was made by Mr. Griswold to accept the minutes as written. Seconded by Mr. Dial, carried.

The board reviewed the minutes from the October 28, 2006 board meeting.

Motion was made by Mr. Griswold to accept the minutes as written. Seconded by Mr. Dial, carried.

Mr. Griswold to submit an auto seal to add to the Landscape Architects website.

Ms. Jacobsen, Bureau Chief, gave the legislative report.

Board discussed asking legislation to increase licensing fees for Landscape Architects in the State of Idaho.

Ms. Jacobsen informed the board that the Bureau has been given three additional areas of responsibility, The Naturopathic Medical Examiners board, the board of Physical Therapists, and the Athletic Commission.

Mr. Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief, gave the financial report. Detailed report is on the web. The board has as of 5/15/2006, $345.17 in appropriation with a cash balance of $2,138.86. The Bureau recommends increasing renewal fees to $150 which will bring $30,000 of revenue to the Board for renewals.

The Board requested that financial reports be graphed. Mr. Hetrick will graph reports for the board. Board noted that of all Licensed Landscape Architects reside outside of Idaho.

Mr. Hetrick gave the investigative report. Fiscal Year 2006: To date, two (2) complaints have been received. Fiscal Year 2005: Four (4) complaints were received. One (1) has been closed; (3) remain under investigation.

Mr. Hales, Administrative Attorney, joined the meeting at 9:25 a.m.

Board discussed the CLARB meeting. CLARB is looking at ways to generate more revenue. Two sub-committees have been formed. Mr. Griswold explained that he was disappointed that the first day of the meeting consisted of watching power point presentations on continuing education. There are states, including Idaho, that do not require continuing education. CLARB is continuing to try to create a signature name. The Board would like to look at what to put after a licensees name. i.e. LAR or ASLA. CLARB discussed bringing in the individuals who grade the LARE exams as leaders within CLARB. Mr. Dial is concerned that the individuals who grade the exams would not have knowledge about boards. The Board is concerned that CLARB is not staying on course with its mission. The Board discussed the difference between boards in Canada and the United States. Some states monitor and keep tight tabs on each Licensed Landscape Architect in their state. The board does not agree with this method. CLARB president will be changing. The board believes that it is important to attend the CLARB meetings to stay in contact with other boards.

Mr. Hales, Administrative Attorney, read a letter addressed to the board requesting a letter be sent to the City of Meridian explaining a Landscape Architects scope of practice.

Motion made by Mr. Griswold to have Mr. Hales prepare and send a letter to the City of Meridian explaining scope of practice. Seconded by Mr. Dial, carried.

Mr. Hales read correspondence sent to the board requesting that the board allow reference letters to be accepted from Licensed Landscape Architects who are not licensed in Idaho. Mr. Hales explained to the board that he was concerned with the requirement of reference letters due to it not being in law.

Motion made by Mr. Griswold to authorize board secretary to email applicant explaining that the references may come from Licensed Landscape Architects who are not licensed in Idaho. Seconded by Mr. Dial, carried.

Board discussed correspondence from an individual asking for clarification on sealing documents.

Motion made by Mr. Griswold to direct Mr. Hales to draft a letter explaining scope of practice for Landscape Architecture and Architectural Examiners in the State of Idaho and to send a copy to the board. Seconded by Mr. Dial, carried.

Board discussed Landscape Architects in training. Board would like an application added to the website. Mr. Hetrick and Mr. Hales to review the current application and add it to the web.

Ms. McGown is resigning her position with the board.

The board set future Landscape Architects board meetings as follows:

 

July 7, 2006

October 20, 2006

Board secretary to send current, complete applications and wall certificates to the board for review.

Board discussed upcoming ASLA Licensure Summit in June of 2006. Mr. Griswold has been invited to the summit.

Motion made by Mr. Griswold to adjourn at 10:50 a.m. Seconded by Mr. Dial, carried.