IDAHO BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, ID 83702-5642
Conference Call Minutes of 10/10/2008
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: William J. Dial - Chair
William A. Ogram, IV
James A. Thomas
BUREAU STAFF: Tana Cory, Bureau Chief
Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney
Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist
Meeting was called to order at 11 a.m., MDT by William J. Dial.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Ogram moved to approve the minutes of July 20, 2008. Mr. Thomas seconded, and it carried.
Discussion was held on the wall certificates for past board members. The Board has developed one with a scenic background and the Governor’s Office has one that has the state seal and the Governor’s signature.
Mr. Ogram moved to direct the Bureau to have a draft made of the Governor’s wall certificate with the wording for the Board to review. Mr. Thomas seconded, and it carried.
Mr. Ogram moved to go into executive session per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d). Mr. Thomas seconded the motion. Aye Votes: Mr. Thomas, Mr. Ogram, Mr. Dial. Nay Votes: None. Motion carried.
Mr. Thomas moved to come out of executive session. Mr. Ogram seconded. Aye Votes: Mr. Thomas, Mr. Ogram, Mr. Dial. Nay Votes: None. Motion carried.
Approved for Licensure
Mr. Thomas moved to issue licenses to:
Brady Scott Pitcher
Mr. Ogram seconded, motion carried.
An e-mail was read asking for clarification of licensure without having taken the exam and the words Land Architect in advertising.
Mr. Thomas moved to have Mr. Hales respond by saying that for licensure in Idaho, an examination must have been taken. Either the UNE or the LARE.
Also, the use of the words “Land Architect” would convey licensure to the public and should not be used per Idaho Code 54.3003.9 (a). Mr. Ogram seconded, and it carried.
Discussion was held on changing the law about the examination requirement for licensure by endorsement. This would be for those who were originally grandfathered in another state without taking the examination. Mr. Dial is to contact CLARB for information on how other states handle this situation and will report at the January 28, 2009 meeting.
CLARB ANNUAL DUES
Mr. Thomas moved to pay the annual dues of $4,730.00 to CLARB. Mr. Ogram seconded, and it carried.
STAMPING AND SIGNING PLANS
Discussion was held on stamping and signing plans. Mr. Thomas moved to table this until the January 28, 2009 meeting. Mr. Ogram seconded, motion carried.
Discussion was held on the use of the approved seal. Some are still using the old seal that has the state shape on it.
Mr. Ogram moved to have the Bureau draft a postcard to be sent to all licensees. The postcard is to let the licensees know that the approved seal must be used and that disciplinary actions can be taken against those who do not use the approved seal for all plans. The old seals are not valid. The postcard is to be approved at the January 2009 meeting. Mr. Thomas seconded, motion carried.
There are no laws on advertising at this time, and there are concerns about the advertising on stationary and cards not showing a license number. This will be discussed further at the January 2009 meeting.
TEMPORARY RULE CHANGE
Mr. Thomas moved to adopt a temporary rule change on 425.01 to delete the reference of September 2002 and add the reference February 2007 for the Rules of Professional Responsibility. Mr. Ogram seconded, motion carried.
Mr. Dial told the board about the discussion areas from the CLARB meeting he attended.
Ms. Wiedrick is to distribute copies of the CLARB meeting power point notes to Mr. Ogram and Mr. Thomas.
The next scheduled meeting is for January 28, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. MDT.
Mr. Ogram moved to adjourn the meeting at 12:55 p.m. Mr. Thomas seconded, motion carried.