STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES– Regular Meeting
September 20, 2007– 8:55 a.m.
Borah Post Office Building, 204 N. 8th Street, 2nd Floor Courtroom
The regular meeting of the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 204 N. 8th Street, Boise, Idaho,
at 8:59 a.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by the order of the chair.
The following board members were present: Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter; and Secretary of State, Ben Ysursa.
Donna M. Jones, Secretary to the Board of Examiners recorded the proceedings of the meeting. Attorney General,
Lawrence Wasden was absent.
Ms. Jones introduced the consent agenda items. Mr. Ysursa moved to approve the consent agenda.
Gov. Otter seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.
1. Minutes --Approved
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Subcommittee to the Board of
Examiners on August 9, 2007.
2. Department of Administration --Approved
a. Request for recognition of assignment pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027
from Personal Success to Alexander Investors, LLC.
b. Request for recognition of assignment pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1027
from BODO Development, LLC to TIH BODO, LLC.
3. Bureau of Homeland Security, Division of Military, Executive Office
of Governor --Approved
Date to Board
|Incident at 4564 Idaho Avenue in New Plymouth involving a suspected meth lab.|
|Incident at 8169 W. Victory in Boise involving a letter with “Anthrax” written across the back sent to the Boise School District.|
|Incident at 5500 N. Government Way in Coeur d’Alene (the police station) involving a suspected box meth lab.|
4. Office of the State Controller --Approved
Request pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2019 to permanently increase the balance of
Payroll Rotary Fund 0897 to $50,000.
6. Department of Environmental Quality -Approved
Request for an exception to the Real Estate Relocation Policy and Procedure III.B.1 regarding
Employee’s Criteria for Eligibility on the requirement which states the employee must be a
current, permanent employee who has a minimum of six (6) months service with the appointing agency.
5. Department of Water Resources --Approved
Request for overtime approval to cover reasonable overtime costs for Water Resources employees that
cannot be absorbed in the current budget through salary savings.
Discussion: Mr. Tuthill explained to the Board that the problem is the Department has a backlog in processing
water rights applications for transfer. His suggestion was to offer overtime opportunities for employees
involved in this process to give a boost to the application processing. He asked Sen. Cameron to send a letter
endorsing this concept from his perspective. The Department is looking to absorb the costs with the current budget, and can do that through standard salary savings by positions that are open. The Department is looking at a
maximum of $30,000 over the next six months to be used for overtime. Mr. Tuthill stated that the Department
is only looking for approval of the concept at this time.
Mr. Ysursa responded that the Board approved the same type of request for the Transportation Department for
fixing bridges. He said he would approve of this concept.
Gov. Otter asked what the turnaround time would be on new permits at the end of six months.
Mr. Tuthill said that the Department will have a spike in processing because of this overtime, and will have
continuing emphasis on transfers. At the end of six months the Department will show the Board a spike in
processing and additional information on the approval achieved as a result of this effort.
Gov. Otter complimented Mr. Tuthill on his honesty and coming before the Board for permission.
Resolution: Gov. Otter moved to approve item 5. Mr. Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion carried
on a unanimous voice vote.
7. Attorney General
a. Notification that Candy W. Dale of the firm of Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, PA, has been
appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of
representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Transportation Department, in a matter pending before the
Idaho Personnel Commission involving Elizabeth J. Fox.
b. Notification that Anne Goodwin Crump of the firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth in Arlington, Virginia,
has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for
the purpose of providing counsel and representation to Idaho Public Television.
c. Notification that Keith S. Burron, with Associated Legal Group, LLC, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, has
been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the
limited purpose of filing an amicus brief in the case of Wyoming v. United States Department of Agriculture.
8. State Insurance Fund
a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month
of July, 2007.
Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
Funds Expended in July, 2007
Workers Compensation Claim Costs
Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for
the month of July, 2007.
Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
Funds Expended in July, 2007:
There being no further business before the board and on motion duly made and seconded,
THE MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS WAS ADJOURNED at 9:04 a.m.
__________/s/ C.L. “Butch” Otter________
C.L. “Butch” Otter, Chairman of the Board and
Governor of the State of Idaho
__________/s/ Donna M. Jones ____________
Donna M. Jones, Secretary of the Board and
Idaho State Controller
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