IDAHO BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/23/2008

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  William J. Dial - Chair

                                                             James A. Thomas

                                                             William A. Ogram IV

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Complaints Manager

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

 

GUEST:                                             Rayola Jacobsen, RJ Consulting   

 

Meeting was called to order at 1:00 PM MST by William J. Dial.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Thomas moved to approve the minutes of the October 19, 2007, meeting.  Mr. Ogram seconded the motion, and it carries.

 

Mr. Ogram moved to approve the minutes of the January 10, 2008 conference call.  Mr. Thomas seconded the motion, and it carries.

 

 NEW BUSINESS

 

Ms. Cory presented the financial report showing a balance of $4,861.77.

 

Mr. Hotchkiss presented the investigative report showing for years:

 

2008    - One complaint still under investigation

2007    - Two complaints; one closed by board action, and one under investigation

2005    - Four complaints: two closed by board action, one under legal review and, one scheduled for board review.

 

I-LAR-2005-1  Mr. Ogram moved to table the decision until Mr. Thomas can review the file to determine if it needs to be sent back to the Attorney Generalís office for further investigation or if the case needs to be closed. Mr. Thomas seconded the motion, and it carries.

 

Mr. Hales reported the Boardís rule changes of the Landscape Architect-in-Training became effective on March 26, 2008.   These changes give the employer more oversight and responsibility for interns. 

 

Discussion was held on changing the rules for endorsement to include the Uniform National Exam (UNE).  It was determined the rule, as it stands, would include the UNE because it was published by the Council of Landscape Architect Boards (CLARB) as stated in the law.

 

Discussion was held on the review of applications between board meetings.  It has been pointed out that the board must have a meeting or conference call to approve applications for licensure.  To do otherwise would be a violation of the Open Meeting Law.

 

Ms. Jacobsen met with the Board to explain her consulting business.  She has been consulting with the Office of Species Conservation on endangered or invasive species.  If anyone has any questions on endangered or invasive species they can contact her.

 

OLD BUSINESS

           

Ms. Wiedrick reported that there are fourteen past Board members to distribute recognition plaques to.  The cost of the plaques through Correctional Industries is $43 each.  Ms. Wiedrick volunteered to research further for less expensive recognition certificates and frames. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Thomas moved to go into executive session for discussion of legal matters per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (f).  Mr. Ogram seconded the motion. Aye Votes: Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Ogram.  Nay votes:  None.  Motion carries.

 

Mr. Thomas moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Ogram seconded the motion, and it carries.

 

Mr. Thomas moved to have Mr. Hales respond to the letter written on behalf of applicant #901096036. Applicant must furnish passing CLARB examination scores for Endorsement.  Mr. Ogram seconded the motion, and it carries.

 

Mr. Ogram moved to go into executive session for discussion of potential litigation.  Mr. Thomas seconded.   Aye Votes: Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Ogram.  Nay votes:  None.  Motion carries.

 

Mr. Thomas moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Ogram seconded the motion, and it carries.

 

Discussion was held on the advertising practices of business who have the words Landscape Architecture and do not have the licensed personís name or LA number in the advertising.  Only people are licensed Landscape Architects.  Businesses cannot be licensed.  The Association can help educate Landscape Architects, and businesses clarifying advertising practices.

 

Mr. Thomas moved to go into executive session for review of application files per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1 ) (d). Mr. Ogram seconded the motion.  Aye Votes: Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Ogram.  Nay votes:  None.  Motion carries.

 

Mr. Ogram moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Thomas seconded, and it carries.

 

Mr. Ogram moved the following applicants be issued based on approval of the Board:

 

APPLICATIONS

     Approved for Licensure:  David Ralph Anderson, LA-16648; Randel Grant Blough, LA-16656;

    

     Pending:  applicant 901100939

 

NEXT MEETING

 

A conference call is to be scheduled for the end of May first of June and a regular board meeting is to be scheduled for July 2008.

 

July Agenda Items

            Election of Officers

            CLARB meeting in September

            Report on recognition certificates

 

Mr. Thomas moved to adjourn the meeting at 4:07 p.m.  Mr. Ogram seconded, and the motion carries.