STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
November 13, 2001 – 8:55 a.m.
JRW East Conference Room
Governor Dirk Kempthorne, Chairman of the Board
Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa
Attorney General Al Lance
State Controller and Secretary of the Board J. D. Williams
Sub-Committee Members Attending:
Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State
David High, Office of Attorney General
Keith Johnson, Office of State Controller
1. Approval of minutes for October 9, 2001 State Board of Examiners Meeting.
2. Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses up to $9,000 for Dr. Joe Zeller, Dean for the College of Art and Architecture, effective January 2, 2002. The Sub-Committee members approved up to $5,000 for this position on August 2, 2001. Dr. Zeller will be moving from Lawrence, Kansas to Moscow, Idaho. Payment of moving expenses will be from appropriated state funds.
3. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $11,000 for the following open position:
Assistant Professor - Waste Mgmt Engineer Agricultural & Biological Sciences
4. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND
Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses of $1,445.52 for a total of $6,445.52 for Dr. Angel Ramos, ISDB Superintendent. The Sub-Committee members approved up to $5,000 for this position on July 19, 2001.
5. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses for the following positions:
Up to Amount
Director of Facilities Facilities Operations & Maintenance 7,500
Assistant Prof. - Economics Department of Economics 6,000
Assistant Prof. - Economics Department of Economics 6,000
Exec. Director – Health, Wellness Health & Wellness Center 8,000
6. Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses of $3,000 for Mr. Kent Riddle, Assistant Football Coach. The Sub-Committee members approved reimbursement of $5,000 on December 7, 2000. Mr. Riddle moved to BSU from West Point, NY and expenses will be paid out of local funds.
7. Request for authorization to reimburse additional moving expenses of $6,768.53 for Dr. John Owens, VP Research. The Sub-Committee members approved reimbursement of $5,000 on February 5, 2001, and the additional amount of $4,750.00 was approved by the Board on July 10, 2001. Dr. Owens has relocated from Auburn, AL.
8. IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISION
Request for authorization to write off a $50.00 travel advance for Paula Davis. Ms. Davis was given a $50.00 travel advance on May 21, 1995 to help cover her travel and incidental expenses for her job. In 1996 she was laid off from her job and repayment was not requested from her. Since that time they have been unable to collect the repayment from Ms. Davis.
9. STATE TAX COMMISSION
Request for authorization to pay accrued compensatory time accrued over the past year for the following employees during the implementation of the CATS Project. This project will continue for approximately another six to seven months. Most of the employees are also at or near maximum vacation balances.
Saul Cohen 240 hours $6,132.00
Chuck Pond 166 hours $4,203.70
James Watson 68 hours $1,896.07
Kellie Carter 66 hours $1,292.94
Renee Marsh 62 hours $1,090.57
Celin Adams 55 hours $1,136.55
LAVA HOT SPRINGS FOUNDATION
10. Request for authorization to pay Michael B. Hansen, Maintenance and Operations Supervisor, for 97.0 hours compensatory time accrued in preparation and operation of the Olympic Swimming Complex, and overseeing the upkeep and maintenance of the Hot Baths, grounds and gardens of the Foundation during the previous year.
11. Request for approval of the lease agreement for one property lease and one building lease of state property administered by the Lava Hot Springs Foundations, pursuant to Idaho Code 67-4402.
12. DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
Request for permission to donate computers of nominal value, specifically HP Pentium II, 233 MHZ processor, to clients of the agency for use in completing their vocational goals.
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 October 2001
Taken to BOE
Pocatello Fire just sent me this request. We asked for reimb. for the other responders last month.
Twin Falls County
26. MILITARY DIVISION
Request for approval of National Guard Reimbursement billing for Compensation and Medical payments in the amount of $4,932.50 for the quarter ending September 30, 2001, pursuant to Idaho Code 72-928.
27. STATE CONTROLLER’S OFFICE
Request for authorization to pay Rocky Bencken, IT Network Analyst, Bureau of Local Area Network, for 83.0 hours accrued compensatory time.
OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
28. Notification that Richard W. Mollerup of the firm of Meuleman & Miller LLP has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho Department of Transportation in the State of Idaho, Idaho Transp. Dep’t v. Healthwise Assoc., Inc., pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
29. Notification that John J. McMahon, Attorney at Law, has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Idaho Transportation Department Personnel Matter, Lynn Rhodes, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
30. Notification that R. Michael Southcombe of the firm of Elam & Burke has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in matters related to Pitchfork Products, Inc., and any proceedings under the Idaho Commodity Dealer Law, Idaho Code 69-501, et. Seq., including any administrative proceedings or court proceedings arising therefrom, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
31. Notification that Thomas V. Munson of the firm of Penland, Munther & Goodrum, Chtd. has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Thomas V. Munson – Carpenter v. Weaver, et al., Supreme Court No. 27476, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
Secretary of State Pete Cenarrusa made a motion to recommend approval of the Consent Agenda. Attorney General Al Lance seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
State Controller J. D. Williams reported a letter has been received from the IRS in response to a request regarding the taxability of death benefit payments to the families of two law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. It is IRS’s view that the amounts paid are excludable from gross income since the benefits were paid for death due to injury arising from the worker’s employment. Federal taxes were withheld when the checks were sent in June 2001 and those funds will now be sent to the families.
32. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of October 2001.
33. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft or the month of October 2001.
Estimated expenditure for workers $10,000,000.00
compensation claim costs, dividends
and premium refunds
Funds Expended in September 2001:
Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 6,079,326.47
Policy Refunds 126,250.42
Estimated expenditures for $750,000.00
Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
Fund expended in September 2001:
Payroll $ 53,567.83
Claim Costs 104,152.09
Total $ 166,783.52
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