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Iowa Architectural Examining Board – July 16, 2020 Minutes

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IOWA ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINING BOARD

MINUTES

200 E. Grand, Suite 350, Des Moines | Bureau Conference Room

Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

 

The meeting was conducted via telephone conference call because of public health recommendations to minimize public gatherings. Public access to this meeting was held at the Board Office.

 

Board Members present for all or part of the meeting:

 

Linda Alfson Schemmel

Tandi Brannaman

Dan Dutcher

Anna Harmon, Vice President

Scott Hatfield, President

Ted Nahas

Jerry Purdy

 

 

 

Staff present for all or part of the meeting:

 

 

Lori SchraderBachar, Board Administrator

Danielle Bartkiw, Licensing Specialist

Renee Paulsen, PLB Investigator

Caroline Barrett, AAG

Zac Hingst, IDOB Legislative Liaison

 

 

 

 

Public:

None

 

Call to Order

Call to Order by Hatfield at 10:31 a.m.

Quorum was established.

 

Motion by Brannaman to approve the open and closed session minutes of May 21, 2020, the open session from June 6, 2020, and allow the Board Executive to sign on Hatfield’s behalf.

Seconded by Alfson Schemmel.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

Barrett joined the meeting at 10:36 a.m.

 

Administrative Reports

Assistant Attorney General: Barrett had nothing to report.

Board Executive/Site Manager: SchraderBachar reminded members to have their per diems signed and returned to her as soon as possible. SchraderBachar gave the Board a year-end report and update on 2020 renewals and CE audits from the 2019 renewal cycle. SchraderBacher asked for follow up on the Boards consideration for the following, “Are there things staff is not currently doing that should be done”? “What can we, as staff do better to assist you”? “What are we, as staff doing well”?

Hatfield reported that the staff has been excellent to work with and does a great job.

Alfson Schemmel told SchraderBachar to, “Keep doing what you’re doing!”

 

Licensing Specialist: Bartkiw reported that from May 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020 there were 19 new licensees and 2 reinstatements. Out the 1,180 licensees up for renewal this year, only 335 have yet to renew.

Board Member Reports

None

 

 

 

 

Legislative Update

Hingst and Barrett led the discussion.

 

There was discussion on HF 2627, a licensing bill signed by Governor Reynolds on June 25, 2020. Hingst forwarded the Board’s letter to the Governor, which shared its concern with the reciprocal portion of the bill. Barret previewed the upcoming rule changes that the Bureau and Board will need to make in order to comply with law. The Board directed SchraderBachar to notify Iowa State University the changes to the ARE testing clock. Hingst asked the Board do produce a summary of the impact of the testing clock.

 

There was discussion on HF 2582, Interior Design bill, which did not pass. Barret provided examples of possible encroachment with bill and the practice of architecture. Hingst suggested the Board compile a list of concrete examples of encroachment.

 

Hignst left the meeting at 11:53 a.m.

 

NCARB

Alfson Schemmel reported on the Regional Meeting and the segment discussing COVID-19 struggles within the industry. Alfson Schemmel told members that the Finance and Bylaws Committees are on pause until further notice and announced that Gary Ey was elected as NCARB Public Director and Kenneth Van Tine was elected NCARB Secretary.

 

Brannaman complimented the Regional Meeting as being overly convenient for those participating from home with children.

 

Committee Travel Approval

Motion by Brannaman to approve NCARB committee travel for Alfson Schemmel and SchraderBachar.

Seconded by Purdy.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

Public Comment

None.

 

Complaints & Discipline

Closed Session:

Motion by Harmon to enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.5(1)(d) and 272C.6(4) at 11:58 a.m. to review pending licensee discipline cases and investigations, including any cases ready for final resolution through closure or consent order.

Seconded by Purdy.

VOTE: Roll call: Alfson Schemmel, aye; Brannaman, aye; Dutcher, aye; Harmon, aye; Hatfield, aye; Nahas, aye; and Purdy, aye.

Motion passed.

 

Open Session:

Motion by Brannaman for the Board to return to open session at 12:07 p.m.

Seconded by Alfson Schemmel.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

Motion by Purdy to accept the signed consent orders for case 20-07, allowing the Board Executive to sign on Hatfield’s behalf and close the case.

Seconded by Dutcher.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

Motion by Harmon to close cases 20-10 and 20-12.

Seconded by Brannaman.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

Motion by Purdy to find probable cause in case 20-11 as discussed in closed session.

Seconded by Dutcher.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

No discussion regarding case 19-30; further investigation needed. No action today.

Discussion was held on case 20-09

Motion by Alfson Schemmel to close case 20-09.

Seconded by Harmon.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

Upcoming Meetings & Last-Minute Comments

Next meeting is September 17, 2020.

Board will set 2021 meeting dates at that time.

 

Adjournment

Hatfield adjourned the meeting at 12:17 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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