IDAHO BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 1/28/2009

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  William J. Dial, Chair

                                                             William A. (Fred) Ogram, IV

                                                            James A. Thomas

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Budd Hetrick, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Karin Magnelli, Deputy Attorney General

                                                            Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist

 

Meeting was called to order at 1:30 PM MST by Bill Dial.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Ogram moved to approve the minutes of October 10, 2008, as read.  Mr. Thomas seconded, the motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Hall reported the House Business Sub-Committee moved to send the rules forward with full approval.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall gave the financial report with a positive balance of $5,755.56.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

Mr. Hetrick gave the investigative report showing:

 

Fiscal Year 2009 (to date)

 

          Total Complaints received 

2

Status:

     

Pending Office of the Attorney General

1

Remaining under investigation

1

 

 

Fiscal Year 2007

 

          Total Complaints received

2

 Status:

           

Closed by Board action

1

Pending Office of the Attorney General

1

 

The Board requests a break-down of the types of complaints received.

 

DISCIPLINE

 

Ms. Magnelli presented Case, LAR-2007-3, to the Board.

 

The Board accepted the recommendation of the Attorney Generalís Office to negotiate a consent order.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Endorsement without CLARB Examination

Discussion was held on the proposing a law change for endorsement without having taken the CLARB examination.  The Board decided not to propose a change, and to leave the Law as it is.

 

Postcard

Discussion was held on the draft postcard to be sent to all licensees on the approved stamp.  This is similar information that is sent with all renewed licenses each year.  The Board requested that the line about ďNot following these regulations could be grounds for disciplinary action by the Board,Ē and the date the seal was approved be added to the information sent with renewed licenses. The Board decided not to send the postcards out. The information is to be sent to Jolene Reick, President of the Idaho/Montana Chapter of ASLA, for inclusion in itís newsletter.

 

License Number on Advertising

Discussion was held on adding a requirement for use of the license number on all advertising.  This would require a law change.  The Board will discuss this with ASLA for feedback.  No changes are to be made at this time.

 

Wall Certificate for Past Board Members

Mr. Ogram moved to use the State of Idaho seal and parchment from the Governorís Office with wording for the certificates for past members. The Chairmanís signature would be used for past members, instead of the Governorís signature.  If the certificates are not available from the Governorís Office, then they should be as close to the Governorís certificate as possible.  Mr. Thomas seconded, and it carried.

 

All future wall certificates for retiring board members will be issued from the Governorís Office.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Election of Chairman

Mr. Ogram moved to elect James Thomas as Chairman.  Mr. Thomas seconded, motion carried.

 

Correspondence

Mr. Stoll is to draft a response to the request for information regarding stamping of plans. The draft is to be reviewed by the Chairman prior to being sent. The response is to be copied to the Board of Engineers and the Ada County Attorney.

 

Mr. Dial moved to have a generic letter on stamping of plans be available at the Bureau for whenever it is needed.  The Bureau will contact the Chairman prior to sending the generic letter. This measure is to expedite responses to requests. Mr. Ogram seconded, motion carried.

 

American Society of Landscape Architects

There is a position open at ASLA for a liaison to the Board.  The liaison would help the communication between the Board and ASLA.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Ogram moved to go into executive session for review of applications per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d).  Mr. Dial seconded.  Aye votes: Mr. Ogram, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Dial.  Nay votes: none.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Dial moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Ogram seconded. Aye votes: Mr. Ogram, Mr. Thomas, and Mr. Dial.  Nay votes: none.  Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

Mr. Ogram moved to approve the following applications for examination, LAIT, and licensure:

 

Approved for Licensure

 

David S. Wright

LA-16676

James Hurley Smith

LA-16681

John Daniel Roberts

LA-16682

J. Thomas Atkins

LA-16683

Jay Bollwinkle

LA-16684

Christopher Cain

LA-16686

Scott Schoonover

LA-16687

Lindsay Travis

LA-16689

 

Approved for Exam

Applicant  901104949 - on the condition that when he passes all portions of the examination, he files four new professional references.

    

     LAIT

Alyssa Salmore

LAIT-16688

 

Mr. Dial seconded, motion carried.

 

CLARB Spring Meeting

The Spring Meeting is to be held on February 27-28, 2009, and because of budget constraints, the Board will not be sending anyone to this meeting.  The CLARB Fall Meeting will be held in Seattle and the Board does plan on attending this meeting.

 

Mr. Ogram moved to nominate William Dial for the CLARB nominating committee.  Mr. Dial seconded, and it carried.

    

NEXT MEETING

The next meeting is scheduled for April 1, 2009, at 10:00 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

Mr. Dial moved to adjourn at 4:20 p.m.  Mr. Ogram seconded, motion carried.