Landscape Architect Board Meeting
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
Minutes of October 20, 2006
Roll Call: Bill Dial - Chair
Stan Griswold, Board Member
Jim Thomas, Board Member
Bureau Present: Rayola Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief
Maria Brown, Technical Records Specialist I
The meeting was called to order at 9:12 a.m. by Chair, Bill Dial.
Roll call was taken.
Mr. Griswold attended the meeting via conference call.
The board reviewed the minutes from the August 2, 2006 conference call.
Motion was made by Mr. Thomas to accept the minutes as written. Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried.
The Board reviewed scope of practice letters for Landscape Architects in the State of Idaho sent to Ada County, City of Nampa, and City of Eagle.
The Board asked to be notified by the Bureau when the invoice for the CLARB dues is received.
Ms. Jacobsen, Bureau Chief, gave the legislative report. Board members asked what the Board of Architectural Examiners has proposed for legislation this year. Ms. Jacobsen informed the board of the proposed legislative rules for the Idaho Board of Architectural Examiners.
Mr. Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief, gave the financial report. September expenditures are outpacing revenue. This is to be expected due to large bills being paid during the beginning of the fiscal year. Detailed report is on the web. The board has as of 10/31/2006, ($723.89) in appropriation with a cash balance of ($3,757.36). The Board’s request to raise license fees through proposed Rule was noted.
Mr. Hetrick gave the investigative report. Fiscal Year 2007: To date, one (1) complaint has been received and is under investigation. Fiscal Year 2006: Two (2) complaints were received. Of those, one (1) remains under investigation; and one (1) awaits Board determination. Fiscal Year 2005: Four (4) complaints were received. Of those, one (1) has been closed; and three (3) remain under investigation.
Mr. Hetrick presented an investigative report for case # LAR-2006-1.
Motion made by Mr. Griswold to accept IBOL recommendation to close this case. Seconded by Mr. Thomas, carried.
Board discussed how long investigations take to resolve. Mr. Hetrick explained to the board that when a complaint is received, it is prioritized. If a complaint is received and there is eminent harm to the public, the complaint is given first priority. Mr. Hetrick discussed with the board their responsibilities in the investigation process.
Board discussed the CLARB meeting that was held in San Antonio, TX. During the meeting procedural rules were reviewed. Mr. Dial, Chair recommended the board review the resolutions on the CLARB website.
Motion made by Mr. Thomas to go into executive session to review matters exempt from public disclosure. Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried.
Motion made by Mr. Thomas to come out of executive session. Seconded by Mr. Dial, carried.
Mr. Dial will email board members regarding setting the next meeting date.
Motion made by Mr. Dial to adjourn the meeting at 10:50 a.m. Seconded by Mr. Thomas, motion carried.
Ms. Jacobsen gave the investigative report. FY2007: To date, no complaints have been received. FY2006: Two (2) complaints were received. Both of those remain under investigation. FY2005: Four (4) complaints were received. Of those, one (1) has been closed; and three (3) remain under investigation. Of the 5 complaints under investigation, 3 allege unlicensed practice, 1 addresses a competency issue, and 1 alleges unauthorized use of plans.
A motion was made by Mr. Thomas to approve the investigative report. Seconded by Mr. Griswold, carried.
A motion was made by Mr. Griswold to instruct the Bureau to draft a rule change to reflect a renewal fee of $150. Seconded by Mr. Thomas, carried.
The Board discussed sending one board member to the Annual CLARB Meeting.
A motion was made by Mr. Griswold to send Mr. Dial to the Annual CLARB Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Seconded by Mr. Thomas, carried.
The Board discussed a letter from licensee requesting additional scope of practice letters.
A motion was made by Mr. Griswold to authorize the Bureau to send a standard letter to various cities outlining the scope of practice for a licensed Landscape Architect in the State of Idaho. The Board would like the individual requesting the letters to advise the board on the responses to the letter. Seconded by Mr. Thomas, carried.
The Board requested that the board secretary draft and email CLARB Nominations and Resolutions Report to CLARB and all board members.
The Board discussed the importance of attending meetings in this region. Idaho is the only board in this region attending meetings.
Mr. Dial discussed the CLARB grading session with the board.
The Board discussed upcoming annual CLARB meeting resolutions and restructuring.
A motion was made by Mr. Griswold to adjourn at 10:50 a.m. Seconded by Mr. Thomas, carried.