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 7/27/2011

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  James A. Thomas - Chair

                                                             William J. Dial

 

BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT:    William A. Ogram, IV

                                                           

 BUREAU STAFF:                          Dawn Hall, Administrative Support Manager

                                                            Maurie Ellsworth, Legal Counsel

                                                            Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney

                                                            Cherie Simpson, Management Assistant

                                                            Janice Wiedrick, Technical Records Specialist

 

OTHERS PRESENT:                     Jon Breckon, American Society of Landscape Architects

                                   

The meeting was called to order at 11:03 AM MDT by James A. Thomas.

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

Mr. Dial moved to approve the minutes of April 20, 2011, and May 19, 2011 as read.  Mr. Thomas seconded, motion carried.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ATTORNEY

 

Ms. Hall introduced Maurie Ellsworth to the Board.

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

 

Ms. Hall presented the financial report showing a positive balance of $32.377.81 to the Board.

 

Mr. Dial recommended that in order to save travel expenses for out of town Board members, the Bureau check into whatever digital technology might be available for video conferencing.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

 

Discussion was held on the University of Idaho’s bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture not being accredited. 

 

The Idaho Landscape Architect Board has its own standards, and applicants must satisfy those standards for licensure in Idaho.  To take the examination, the applicant must meet the Council of Landscape Architect Board (CLARB) standards. 

 

No law or rules changes will be presented this year.

 

The Board requested a copy of the Accrediting Standards from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

 

UNIVERSAL DESIGNATION

 

Mr. Breckon discussed that ASLA is proposing a standardization of the professional title used by Landscape Architects, because currently several different designators are used. ASLA is proposing Landscape Architects use the post-nominal abbreviation of “PLA.”  ASLA was seeking input on this.  The Board discussed that it does not conflict with Idaho Landscape Architect licensure and it is more of an association issue. The Board requested that the ASLA Chapter respond to the requested comments portion.

 

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (ASLA) REPORT

 

Mr. Breckon reported that his term of office for ASLA will expire in October 2011.  Mr. Breckon does plan on continuing to be the representative between the Board and ASLA.

 

Mr. Breckon reported that the membership is down in both the Idaho/Montana Chapter and ASLA. 

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

COUNCIL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT BOARD (CLARB) MEETING

 

Mr. Dial moved to send one Board member to the CLARB meeting in Chicago on September 15-17, 2011, with expenses paid.  Mr. Thomas seconded, motion carried.

 

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BETWEEN MEETINGS

 

Discussion was held on the conference calls between meetings for review of applications.  Because this does not happen frequently, the Board will continue the present practice of having a conference call on an emergency basis.  A conference call is not a standard practice for the Board. 

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

Mr. Dial 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. Thomas seconded.  Votes:  Mr. Dial, aye; and Mr. Thomas, aye. Motion carried.

 

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

 

APPLICATIONS

    

Mr. Dial moved to approve for licensure by endorsement the following:

 

            Kathleen Bradley Reader                           LA-16730

            Kent L. Brough                                             LA-16731

 

and licensure by examination:

 

           Chase Tyler Clark,                                        LA-16707. 

 

Mr. Thomas seconded, motion carried.

 

NEXT MEETING October 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Mr. Dial moved to adjourn at 1:16 p.m.  Mr. Thomas 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