LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS BOARD MEETING

August 9, 2007

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street  Suite 220

Boise Id  83702

 

ROLL CALL:              William Dial, Chairman

                                    James Thomas

                                    Stanley Griswold

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                    Michael S. Gilmore, Deputy Attorney General

                                    Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                    Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist I

 

Chairman Dial called the meeting to order at 9:00a.m.

 

MINUTES APPROVAL

 

Mr. Griswold moved to approve the minutes of January 26, 2007.  Mr. Thomas seconded, and the motion carried.

 

Mr. Thomas moved to approve the minutes of May 31, 2007.  Mr. Griswold seconded, and the motion carried.

 

BUREAU STAFF

 

Ms. Cory reported that the Bureau has gained two new support personnel and 2 new investigators.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report with a negative balance of $753.74 for the year 2007. 

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

FY2008: To date, no complaints have been received.

 

FY2007: Two (2) complaints were received. Of those, one (1) remains under investigation; and one (1) awaits Board determination.

 

FY2006: Two (2) complaints have been received to date. Of those, one (1) has been closed subsequent to Board determination; and one (1) awaits Board determination.

 

FY2005:  Four (4) complaints were received. Of those, one (1) has been closed; two (2) were referred for legal review; and one (1) remains under investigation.

 

Complaint issues:

 

Unlicensed practice = 3
Advertising = 3

Competence = 1

Use of Stamp / Plans = 1

 

LAR-L1H-2-2006-2

 

Mr. Griswold moved to close the case with a cease and desist letter. Mr. Thomas seconded, and the motion carried.

 

LAR-L1A-2-2007-2

 

Mr. Thomas moved to close the case with a cease and desist letter.  Mr. Griswold seconded, and the motion carried.

 

CONTRACT

 

Ms. Cory presented the contract for 2008 to the Board for discussion.

 

Mr. Thomas moved to approve the contract and have Chairman Dial sign on behalf of the Board.  Mr. Griswold seconded, and the motion carried.

 

DISCIPLINARY COMPLAINT

 

Mr. Gilmore presented a Memorandum for Recommended Action on Disciplinary Complaint LAR-2007-1 for discussion.

 

The Board requested more information and recommends the Attorney Generalís office pursue a stipulated agreement upon the receipt of the information.

 

RULES FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHTECTS-IN-TRAINING

 

Mr. Thomas moved to have Mr. Hales draft rules for the Landscape Architect-in-Training for an Application fee of $25, and to state the LAR-in-Training is only valid while under employment and direct supervision of an Idaho licensed Landscape Architect.  Mr. Griswold seconded, and the motion carried. 

 

DISCUSSION OF GRADING AND DRAINAGE

 

Discussion was held on the requirements of Ada County and Ada County Highway District requiring Engineers to stamp plans for grading and drainage.  The Board stated the scope of practice for Landscape Architects including grading and drainage.

 

Mr. Hales is to send a copy of the letter sent to Theodore Argyle of the Ada County Prosecutors Office to the American Society of Landscape Architects-Idaho Chapter President Keith Dixon to reiterate the concerns of the Board on grading and drainage.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICER

 

Mr. Griswold moved to have William Dial remain as Chairman.  Mr. Thomas seconded, and the motion carried.

 

CLARB FALL MEETING

 

Mr. Thomas moved to send Chairman Dial as representative to the CLARB meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.  Mr. Griswold seconded, and the motion carried.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Thomas moved to go into executive session to consider records that are exempt from disclosure as provided in Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Mr. Griswold seconded, and the motion carried.

 

Applications for licensure by endorsement and examination were reviewed.

 

Mr. Griswold moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Thomas seconded, and the motion carried.

 

Mr. Griswold moved to license those approved by the Board, to send a letter to Mr. Baer requiring additional information for the examination application, and send a letter to Ms. Hydrick in response to her letter of inquiry. Mr. Thomas seconded, and the motion carried.

 

DISCUSSION OF EQUIVALENCY

 

A discussion of equivalency was held. The Boardís consensus is that the person needs to be able to perform their duties without harm to public health, safety and welfare.  Equivalency requires documentation of all LA work within the last year, signed by the supervisor and references from current clients to show equivalency of the LA educational degree.

 

CUT SCORE REPORT

 

Chairman Dial reported on the Cut Score meeting he attended.  He reported the exam seemed to be challenging this year.  The Cut Score Graders use a holistic view of the overall content of the exam and then recommend a cut score to the Examination Board.  The cut score is usually accepted by the Examination Board.

 

DISCUSSION OF COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING.

 

The Board discussed the pros and cons of computer aided drafting.  Applicants expertise in graphics seem to be lacking with the use of computers. Concept and Art are declining as well.

 

Having no further business before them, Mr. Griswold moved to adjourn at 11:30a.m.  Mr. Thomas seconded, and the motion carried.

 

Licenses Issued to Date in 2007:                                               Date Issued

 

Jeremy Ainsworth                                 LA-16510                    4/30/2007

Jamie Fogle                                          LA-16619                    5/24/2007

Bradley Bartell                                      LA-16620                    7/26/2007

Steven P. Shea                                     LA-16621                    4/30/2007

Douglas Wayne Prouty                         LA-16623                    4/30/2007

David P. Howerton                               LA-16624                    8/09/2007

Robert L Curley                                   LA-16625                    4/30/2007

Kristopher L Kvarfordt                         LA-16627                    5/24/2007

Lawrence Martin Lesser                       LA-16628                    5/24/2007

Bruce Hollister Boody                          LA-16629                    5/24/2007

Benjamin Eric Sporer                            LA-16630                    7/26/2007

Patrick James Prentice                          LA-16632                    8/09/2007

Barbara E. Safranek                             LA-16633                    7/26/2007

Craig Douglas Anderson                       LA-16634                    8/09/2007