IDAHO BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Bureau of Occupational Licenses

700 West State Street, P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0063 

 

Board Meeting Minutes of 1/26/2011

 

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  James A. Thomas - Chair

                                                             William J. Dial

                                                             William A. Ogram, IV

 

BUREAU STAFF:                           Tana Cory, Bureau Chief

                                                            Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Jon Breckon, President, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA);

                                                            Janice Stevenor Dale, President, Interior Design Education and Legislation for Idaho (IDEAL)

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 11:00 AM MST by James A. Thomas.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Ogram moved to approve the minutes of October 18, 2010.  Mr. Dial seconded, motion carried.

 

LEGISLATIVE REPORT

 

The Board has no laws or rules being presented this year. 

 

The Bureau budget will be presented to the Joint Financial Affairs Committee the second week of February.

 

Legislation for Interior Design licensing is to be presented later this spring that may impact the Board. 

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $22,380.41.

 

NEW BUSINESS

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (ASLA)

 

Jon Breckon presented a flyer for the 2011 Rocky Mountain Rendezvous on March 25-26, 2011 in Billings, Montana. 

 

Mr. Breckon stated the Idaho/Montana ASLA will have a committee to study legislation on municipalities, but needs volunteers for the committee.

 

PROPOSALS THAT REQUIRE FEES

 

Discussion was held on municipalities that are requiring fees on proposals for a project.

 

Engineers have a section that a Quality Based Selection (QBS) cannot have any fees involved; and if it does require fees, a complaint is made.

 

The Board of Architectural Examiners may change its rules to include similar language. Mr. Thomas stated that when the Architects Board changes its rules, the Landscape Architect Board will look at changing its rules.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN EDUCATION AND LEGISLATION FOR IDAHO (IDEAL)

 

Ms. Dale met with the Board and stated that her group is presenting a bill to the Legislature for licensure. She discussed combining interior design with the Landscape Architect Board.  I

 

Discussion was held on the advantages and disadvantages of merging the two Boards.

 

Mr. Dial moved that the Board decline the offer to create a combined board with interior designers because the Board believes the two professions have different missions.  Mr. Thomas seconded, motion carried. Mr. Ogram recused himself.

 

ELECTION OF CHAIR    

 

Mr. Dial moved to reappoint Mr. Thomas as Chair for 2011-2012.  Mr. Ogram seconded, motion carried.

 

COUNCIL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHTECT REGISTRATION BOARD (CLARB)

OLD BUSINESS

 

The Board will not be sending a representative to the Spring Meeting of CLARB in Denver.

 

There is a Region V teleconference call prior to the Spring Meeting, and Mr. Thomas will join the call to represent Idaho. 

 

The CLARB Board Report is to be updated for this year, and a copy sent to Mr. Thomas.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Ogram moved that the Board enter executive session, under Idaho Code 67-2345(1)(d), to consider records that are exempt from disclosure under the Idaho Public Records Law.  The purpose of the executive session will be to consider license application materials. Mr. Dial seconded.  Votes:  Mr. Ogram, aye; Mr. Dial, aye; and Mr. Thomas, aye.  Motion carried.

 

Mr. Dial moved to come out of executive session.  Mr. Ogram seconded. Votes:  Mr. Ogram, aye; Mr. Dial, aye; and Mr. Thomas, aye.  Motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS

    

Mr. Dial moved to issue licenses to the following endorsement applicants:

                        Steven Francis Arago                      LA-16714

                        Patrick Bruce Hart                            LA-16715

                        Darren L. Teal                                   LA-16716

                        Thomas Craig Sherry                       LA-16717

                        Bryan Anthony Cole                          LA-16718

                        Joseph L. Wilson                              LA-16719

                        Luanne Urfer                                      LA-16720

                        Margaret A. Loperfido                      LA-16721

                       

NEXT MEETING

 

April 20, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. MDT.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Ogram moved to adjourn the meeting at 1:22 p.m.  Mr. Dial seconded, motion carried.

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James A. Thomas, Chair                                   William J. Dial

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William A. Ogram, IV                                       Tana Cory, Bureau Chief