LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS BOARD MEETING
August 9, 2007
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street Suite 220
Boise Id 83702
ROLL CALL: William Dial, Chairman
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.
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.
Ms. Cory reported that the Bureau has gained two new support personnel and 2 new investigators.
Ms. Cory presented the financial report with a negative balance of $753.74 for the year 2007.
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.
Unlicensed practice = 3
Advertising = 3
Competence = 1
Use of Stamp / Plans = 1
Mr. Griswold moved to close the case with a cease and desist letter. Mr. Thomas seconded, and the motion carried.
Mr. Thomas moved to close the case with a cease and desist letter. Mr. Griswold seconded, and the motion carried.
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.
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.
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