IDAHO BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

1109 Main Street, Suite 220

Boise, ID 83702-5642 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 4/1/2009

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  James A. Thomas - Chair

                                                             William J. Dial

                                                             William A. Ogram, IV

 

BUREAU STAFF:                          

                                                            Dawn Hall, Deputy Bureau Chief

                                                            James Stoll, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Dave Hotchkiss, Complaint Manager

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist

                                   

Meeting was called to order at 9:58 AM MDT by James A. Thomas.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Ogram moved to approve the minutes of January 29, 2009.  Mr. Dial seconded, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

Ms. Hall reported that the rules have passed.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms Hall reported a positive balance of $7,847.63.  The Board is in good standing at this time.

 

INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

 

Mr. Hotchkiss gave the following report on investigations:

 

Fiscal Year 2009 (to date)

            Total Complaints received                                                                                          2

            Status:

                        Remaining under investigation                                                         1

                        Awaiting Board determination                                                          1

 

Fiscal Year 2007

            Total Complaints received                                                                                          2

            Status:

                        Closed by Board action                                                                       1

                        Pending Office of the Attorney General                                         1

 

 Types of Complaints received from 2002 to Present:

Unlicensed practice / advertising = 10 
Advertising = 3

Competence = 1

Misrepresentation = 1

Use of Stamp / Plans = 1

 

I-LAR-2009-2

 

Mr. Ogram moved to close this case with a cease and desist letter to the respondent and a letter to the County Prosecuting Attorney.  Mr. Dial seconded the motion, motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Mr. Stoll presented two letters on grading and drainage to use for the template letters for future inquiries.  The Board is to discuss this further at their next meeting after review.

 

Discussion was held on the wall certificates for past board members.  Mr. Dial moved to approve the basic template for the certificates on cream paper and to look at different backgrounds.  Chairman Thomas is to help in establishing the new background and development of the final copy.  Mr. Ogram seconded, motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Discussion was held on Rule 201.01 regarding references must be two Idaho Landscape Architects.  Mr. Dial moved to delete the word Idaho from the

requirement, and adding the word allied for the other licensed professionals that must sign the references.  This is to be presented at the next legislative session. Mr. Ogram seconded, and it carried.

 

Cherie Simpson brought in a draft of the legislation and Mr. Ogram moved to approve as written.  Mr. Dial seconded, and it passed.

 

Discussion was held on the reference page and Mr. Ogram moved to have an area on the reference page for the professionals sending in the page to affix their seal, sign, and date. Mr. Dial seconded, and it carried.

 

An update: CLARB is setting up a committee for executive directors.

 

Jon Breckon is to be invited to attend the next meeting as liaison between ALSA and the Board.

 

APPLICATIONS

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Ogram moved to go into executive session for discussion of applications per Idaho Code 67-2345 (1) (d).  Mr. Dial seconded the motion.  Ayes: Mr. Ogram, Mr. Dial, and Mr. Thomas, and nays: none.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Ogram moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Dial seconded the motion.  Ayes: Mr. Ogram, Mr. Dial, and Mr. Thomas, and nays: none.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Ogram moved to issue licenses to all the applicants reviewed. Mr. Dial seconded, and it carried.

 

     Approved for Licensure:

 

Juliet Vong                                                                 LA-16692

Terrance Jordahl                                                       LA-16693

Mark Puddy                                                               LA-16694

 

NEXT MEETING

 

The next meeting is scheduled for July 9th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bureau.

 

ADJOURNMENT 

 

Mr. Ogram moved to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m.  Mr. Dial seconded the motion, and it carried.

 

 

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James A. Thomas, Chair                                   William J. Dial

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William A. Ogram, IV                                       Tana Cory, Bureau Chief