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MINUTES
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
April 23, 2002 – 8:45 a.m.
JRW East Conference Room


Members Attending:
      Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Chairman of the Board
      Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa
      Attorney General Al Lance
      State Controller J. D. Williams

Sub-Committee Members Attending:
      Brian Whitlock, Office of Governor
      Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State
      David High, Office of Attorney General
      Steve Kenyon, Office of State Controller


CONSENT AGENDA
1. Approval of minutes for March 12, 2002 State Board of Examiners.

    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

2. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $10,000 for the following open position:
          Dean College of Law


    3. Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses of $5,000 for Dr. Steven Daley Lauren for the position of Dean, College of Natural Resources effective August 8, 2002, for a total of $10,000. The Sub-Committee approved $5,000 moving expenses reimbursement for the open position on August 2, 2001.

      BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

    4. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses for the amount listed below for the following positions: Up To
        Position Department Amount
        Associate Professor Reading Education 5,200
        Asst Men’s Basketball Coach Athletics 5,438
        Asst or Assoc Professor Elementary Ed in Curric & Inst 5,495
        Student Housing Director Auxiliary Services 6,400
        Asst or Assoc Professor Mechanical Engineering 6,500
        Associate Professor Dept of Marketing & Finance 7,800
        Chair, Curriculum Inst & Found Studies College of Education 7,350
        Head Women’s Basketball Coach Athletics 8,000
        Associate Professor Dept of marketing & Finance 8,300
        Head Men’s Basketball Coach Athletics 11,500

    5. Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses of $10,000 for Dr. Michael Blankenship, Dean of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, for a total of $15,000. The Sub-Committee approved $5,000 moving expense reimbursement for the open position on February 8, 2001.


    6. STATE TREASURER’S OFFICE
      Request for approval to increase the State Treasurer’s annual investment fee to be charged to state agencies effective April 1, 2002. The investment administration fee will be 0.047% (.00047) of the average daily balance, including separate investments, if any, of that fund or account. This is an increase from the current rate of 0.035% (.00035).


    7. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

    Request for authorization to pay Dr. Mark Drew for 36.5 hours compensatory time accrued in his duties as “veterinarian in attendance” during the trapping and transporting of wild game. Dr. Drew’s position is a shared position. Half of his personnel costs are charged to the Department of Agriculture and the other half to Department of Fish and Game.

      BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

      Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants for reimbursement of response costs incurred, pursuant to Idaho Code 39-7110.

    BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS REPORT FOR MARCH 2002
    ID#
    Description
    Amount
    Comments
    E-Mailed
    Taken
    8. 2001-5062
    Fuel spill
    $ 340.90
    vehicle drove off w/ hose attached
    3/29/2002
    9. 2002-0044
    Drug Lab
    $ 277.08
    Lab in Vehicle
    3/25/2002
    10. 2002-0122
    Drug Lab
    $ 1,960.15
    Typical
    3/25/2002
    11. 2002-0167
    Drug Lab
    $ 696.00
    Typical
    3/28/2002
    12. 2002-0181
    Drug Lab
    $ 1,793.10
    Typical
    3/26/2002
    13. 2002-0212
    Drug Lab
    $ 1,086.66
    Typical
    3/28/2002
    14. 2002-0438
    Drug Lab
    $ 419.60
    Typical
    4/2/2002
    15. 2002-0456
    Drug Lab
    $ 203.35
    Typical
    4/2/2002
    16. 2002-0547
    Drug Lab
    $ 229.58
    Typical
    4/2/2002
    17. 2002-0484
    Biological Threat
    $ 319.58
    White powder
    3/25/2002
    18. 2002-0665
    Drug Lab
    $ 360.67
    Typical
    4/2/2002
    19. 2002-0684
    Biological Threat
    $ 37.96
    Envelope
    3/28/2002
    20. 2002-0952
    Drug Lab
    $ 3,219.79
    Typical
    4/2/2002
    Total
    $10,944.42

    21. STATE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT
      Request for authorization to amend the State of Idaho Moving Policy effective July 1, 2002. ITD will work with the State Controller’s Office to develop procedures and processes so appropriate taxes are withheld prior to the employee receiving payment. The proposal has been reviewed by the Fiscal Policy Group and SCO personnel as recommended by the Sub-Committee members.
        Section XIII – Real Estate Expenses which would provide to a current state employee a straight percentage on the appraised value of their home.

        Moving Policy Rate Schedule Section IV and Section XIII. The recommended proposal is to offer the employees a flat 15% of the average of two appraisals from an approved list of appraisers in the area where the home is. This proposal will streamline the current process that can take up to one year to complete through many steps, to as little as 30 days.

        During the move transition the employee be granted up to 45 days of lodging and meals at the current Board of Examiners rate. ITD feels this increase in the number of days allowed will help the employee in locating housing, and reduce the employee’s out-of-pocket expenses until permanent housing is secured.


    22. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
      Request for authorization to waive the Guidelines for Disposal of Surplus Property so they can advertise law books as one lot over an electronic auction service, such as Ebay or Amazon.com. They have gone through the normal disposal procedures and only received responses for a few books.


    23. STATE CONTROLLER’S OFFICE – POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR DISPOSAL OF STATE SURPLUS PERSONAL PROPERTY
      Request for authorization to amend Policies and Procedures for Disposal of State Surplus Personal Property reflecting threshold change, buy backs, internet usage and proposed legislation effective April 23, 2002.


    24. MILITARY DIVISION
      Request for approval of National Guard Reimbursement billing for Compensation and Medical payments in the amount of $5,209.10 for the period January 1 through March 31, 2002, pursuant to Idaho Code 72-928.



    25. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS – RECOGNITION OF ASSIGNMENT
      Request for recognition of assignment as executed by Assignor Kendall Center, Ltd, Boise, Idaho, and Assignee Oxford Hall Partners, San Francisco, CA, for a transfer of interest in the real property lease of the State of Idaho, by and through the Department of Administration, Division of Purchasing as “Lessee” and Lessee’s occupancy of 5565-5569 Kendall Street and 5327-5377 Kendall Street, Boise, Idaho, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1027.


    26. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE – RECOGNITION OF ASSIGNMENT

      Request for recognition of assignment as executed by Assignor Helen J. Walker, Clarkston, Washington, and Assignee Lewis Clark Motor Co., an Idaho corporation, Lewiston, Idaho for a lease agreement at 216 S. “C” St., Grangeville, Idaho, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1027.
      27. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – RECOGNITION OF ASSIGNMENT

        Request for recognition of assignment as executed by Assignor Promark, Inc. and Assignee Bitterroot Valley Bank, of Lolo, Montana, for Projects IMG-0003(114) and IMG-0004(107) District 3 and 4 Pavement Striping, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-1027.


        OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

      28. Notification that Randall A. Peterman of the firm of Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Idaho State Department of Agriculture matters relating to claims against Commodity Indemnity Account Program (CIAP), resulting from failure of Residential Ag. Inc. fdba Curry Bean Co., Inc. – U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Idaho, Case No. 0140510, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

      29. Notification that John B. Ingelstrom of the firm of Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Reves v. Bonneville County, et al., Case No. CV-01-536E-BLW, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

      30. Notification that Mitchell W. Brown of the firm of Racine, Olson, Nye, Budge & Bailey has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Cooper v. Idaho State Univ., Case No. CV-PL-02-00025B, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.

        Attorney General Al Lance made a motion to remove items #2 and #3 from the University of Idaho for the time being and move for the adoption of the other items on the Consent Agenda. Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

        Al Lance questioned approving $10,000 moving reimbursement for items #2 and #3 when people are being laid off and we are losing state employees. Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa asked the Sub-Committee members what their thoughts were about the two items. David High, Ben Ysursa and Brian Whitlock all said the Sub-Committee processed the requests per policy, which has requests over $5,000 submitted to the Board members. They said universities have to compete with other areas and moving expense reimbursements are part of the recruiting packet. They didn’t think it would be detrimental to the university to wait until the next board meeting and have Marty Peterson attend to explain the circumstances. Pete Cenarrusa asked that items #2 and #3 be deferred for one month. Governor Kempthorne stated we would defer items #2 and #3 for one month and have someone from the university attend the next meeting.

        State Controller J. D. Williams mentioned that item #23, the Policies and Procedures for Disposal of State Surplus Personal Property, is ready for a pilot program. He said Kathy Ewert has used existing technology and developed on-line procedures for the state agencies. Al Lance said there are statutes dealing with employees being prohibited from bidding on surplus property. J. D. said that would be reviewed.


      INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
        STATE INSURANCE FUND

      31. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of March 2002.
          Estimated expenditure for workers $ 10,000,000.00
          compensation claim costs, dividends
          and premium refunds

        Funds Expended in February 2002:

          Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 7,957,002.41
          Dividend 4,303.83
          Commissions 9,353.77
          Policy Refunds 264,032.72
                              Total $ 8,234,692.73

      32. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft or the month of March 2002.

          Estimated expenditures for $ 750,000.00
          Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
        Fund expended in February 2002:

          Payroll $ 53,553.49
          Operations 173,005.24
          Claim Costs 131,145.55
          Total $ 357,704.28

      33. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of April 2002.
          Estimated expenditure for workers $ 10,000,000.00
          compensation claim costs, dividends
          and premium refunds

        Funds Expended in March 2002:

          Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 8,919,935.71
          Dividend 77,117.86
          Commissions 1,448,679.94
          Policy Refunds 201,393.26
                              Total $ 10,647,126.77

      34. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft or the month of April 2002.

          Estimated expenditures for $ 750,000.00
          Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
        Fund expended in March 2002:

          Payroll $ 77,450.98
          Operations 20,011.29
          Claim Costs 219,202.31
          Total $ 316,664.58


        WHEREUPON THE MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS was adjourned, subject to the call of the Chairman.


                                    _________________________________
                                    Governor Dirk Kempthorne
                                    Chairman of the Board

        ______________________________
        J. D. Williams, Secretary to the Board
        and State Controller
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