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Iowa Architectural Examining Board - September 16, 2021 Minutes

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IOWA ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINING BOARD

MINUTES

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

Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m.

Board Members present for all or part of the meeting:

Tandi Brannaman, via Zoom

Bobbi Jo Duneman, via Zoom

Dan Dutcher

Anna Harmon

Scott Hatfield

Board Members not present:

Ted Nahas

Jerry Purdy

Staff present for all or part of the meeting:

Lori SchraderBachar, Board Executive

Danielle Bartkiw, Licensing Specialist

Renee Paulsen, PLB Investigator

Caroline Barrett, AAG, via Zoom

Public:

Linda Alfson Schemmel

Call to Order

Call to Order by 10:30 a.m.

Quorum was established.

Introductions were made.

Agenda Changes – Item #6 will not be discussed as the application was not received. The board will take a photo at a later date when more members are present in person.

Motion by Harmon to approve the open and closed session minutes of July 29, 2021.

Seconded by Dutcher

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

Administrative Reports

Assistant Attorney General: Barrett had nothing to report.

Board Executive/Site Manager: SchraderBachar asked members to have their per diems signed and returned to her. SchraderBachar posted to the board drive a report to AIA-Iowa and an email from Bill Dikis about architectural history. SchraderBachar summarized the fiscal year 2021 year-end report, sharing the average time to process an application is two business days and that she completed 150 CE audits – all of which were compliant. The Board reviewed 27 complaints with only 1 consent agreement. SchraderBachar reports she attended the virtual NCARB Licensing Advisors Summit.  SchraderBachar asked for volunteers to participate in the current outreach program between NCARB and AIA Iowa. Hatfield volunteered to attend. SchraderBachar reports the Education Symposium will continue for 2022 and thanked Duneman and Purdy for volunteering to help plan the event. SchraderBachar informed members they’re not required to take the WorkSmart classes. However, SchraderBachar explained that members do have to sign up for Okta, which allows members to access their state email and the board’s Google drive.

Licensing Specialist: Bartkiw reports that from July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021 there were 39 new licensees and 6 reinstatements.

Board Member Reports

None.

Public Comment

None.

Recognition of Former Board Member Alfson Schemmel

Hatfield presented a laudatory proclamation for Alfson Schemmel’s service, which was originally given at the NCARB Regional 4 meeting during NCARB’s annual business meeting In June. He also presented her with a plaque. Board members and staff thanked Alfson Schemmel for her work.

The board recessed at 10:54 a.m. and reconvened at 11:00 a.m.

Licensure by Verification Application Determination [tentative]

Item was not discussed as the application was not received.

Set 2022 Meeting Dates

Board Members set dates for future meetings:  January 20, March 17, May 19, July 21, September 15, and November 17, 2022.

Complaints & Discipline

Closed Session:

Motion by Dutcher to enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.5(1)(d) and 272C.6(4) at

11:04 a.m. to review pending licensee discipline cases and investigations, including any cases ready for final resolution through closure or consent order.

Seconded by Brannaman.

VOTE: Roll call: Hatfield, aye; Brannaman, aye; Duneman, aye; Harmon, aye; and Dutcher, aye.

Motion passed.

Open Session:

Motion by Dutcher for the Board to return to open session at 11:29 a.m.

Seconded by Harmon.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

Motion by Harmon to close the cases 21-03 and 21-20, as discussed in closed session.

Seconded by Brannaman.

Vote: Aye:           All                           Nay: None                           Abstaining:          None

Motion passed.

Upcoming Meetings & Last-Minute Comments

November 18, 2021

Adjournment

Hatfield adjourned the meeting at 11:41 a.m.

 

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DATE                                                                                     By: Scott Hatfield, Chairperson