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MINUTES
SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
Friday, May 9, 1998 – 9:00 a.m.
State Controller’s Office – 5th Floor Conference Room A


Attending: Darrell Manning, Office of Governor
        H.W. Turner, Office of State Controller
        Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State

Visitors Attending:
        Vicky Miller, Bureau of Hazardous Materials
        Ken Miracle, Department of Agriculture
        Phyllis Blunck, Department of Correction
        Marty Peterson, University of Idaho


1. BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALSVicky Miller
    Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $1,414.78 for reimbursement of response costs incurred in a hazardous substance incident in Idaho Falls, Idaho on January 2, 1998, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
      Vicky Miller reported three letters have been sent to Arnold Machine Company, the spiller, but no response has been received. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Darrell Manning seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.


2. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREKen Miracle, Human Resource Officer
    Request for authorization to pay 402 hours compensatory time for Michael C. Mitchell, PE, Dairy Program Manager, Division of Animal Industries, accrued as of March 21, 1998. Also request for authorization to make him eligible for cash compensation for his overtime hours through the end of FY 1999. His vacation balance has been at or near his maximum accrual limit since July, 1997 and he will not be able to take his compensatory time off without continuing to lose vacation time.
      Ken Miracle reported two new trainees have been hired but Mike Mitchell cannot take compensatory time until the new hires are trained. Authorization is also requested to pay overtime for Mr. Mitchell through the end of FY 1999. Ben Ysursa said authorization for overtime pay cannot be given in advance but advised him to return to the Board after the time is accrued. Darrell Manning made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for 402 hours. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

3. BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINEKen Miracle, Human Resource Officer
    Request for authorization to pay 67 hours compensatory time for Sheila Jensen, accrued October 19, 1997 to May 1, 1998. Also request for authorization to pay cash compensation for an estimated 25 to 30 hours of compensatory time which will be earned between May 1 and June 5, 1998. Sheila Jensen is still the Board’s only full-time employee and her vacation balance continues to be at or near its maximum.
      Ken Miracle reported they need to submit paperwork to EIS by June 5 to pay compensatory time that Sheila Jensen will earn this fiscal year. Darrell Manning questioned if the funds could be encumbered but Ken did not know. Ben Ysursa said he didn’t have a problem with authorizing overtime pay for those hours to June 5. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for 67 hours and whatever hours are accrued up to June 5. Darrell Manning seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONPhyllis Blunck, Personnel Manager

4. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses for the position of Administrator, Division of Prisons, to exceed $5,000.
      Phyllis Blunck reported this position has been vacant for two years and both applicants have requested moving reimbursements. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda not to exceed $10,000 and pursuant to the provisions of the State Moving Policy. Darrell Manning seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

5. Request for authorization to pay 68.0 hours compensatory time for John Hardison, Correctional Lieutenant, to help alleviate adoption legal fees.
      Phyllis Blunck reported Lt. Hardison would like this time paid to help him with some adoption legal fees. Ben Ysursa the Sub-Committee members are sympathetic to the situation and asked if he is not able to take the time off. Phyllis said it would be difficult to allow him to take the time off because of critical staffing needs. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda but a follow-up letter must be issued to the Board from the Department of Correction stating the time cannot be taken off. Darrell Manning seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

6. UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOMarty Peterson
    Request for authorization to pay moving expense reimbursement in the amount of up to $7,500 for Dr. Michael Weiss as Department Head and Professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Entomological Sciences.
      Marty Peterson reported this position is for a new department head. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda not to exceed $7,500 and pursuant to the provisions of the State Moving Policy. Darrell Manning seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.


    OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

7. Request or authorization to pay 120 hours compensatory time for Margaret “Peggy” White, Deputy Attorney General, accrued during her transfer from the Department of Law Enforcement to the Department of Juvenile Corrections.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Darrell Manning seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

8. Notification that Mr. William A. McCurdy, of the firm of Brassey, Wetherell, Crawford 7 McCurdy, has been appointed to represent the plaintiffs in the State of Idaho v. Haugebak, Case No. CF-C-95-04625D, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.

9. Notification that Peter C. K. Marshall of the law firm of Marshall, Batt & Fisher, LLP, has been appointed to represent the State Insurance Fund (SIF) in negotiations and all matters related to the computer software contract between the SIF and Price Waterhouse, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.

10. Notification that Mr. David Zaslowski, Mr. Jim Jacobs, Mr. Rob Lewis, and Mr. Charles Davidson of Baker & McKenzie, 305 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022, have been appointed to represent the Idaho Potato Commission in the Idaho Potato Com’n v. M&M Farm Produce and Sales, Case No. 97-CIV-8125(BDP); and Hapco Farms, Inc. v. Idaho Potato Com’n, Case No. 98-CIV-681(BDP); and Idaho Potato Com’n v. Majestic Produce Corp., Case No. CIV-97-5512, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.

11. Notification that Mr. Peter C. Erbland, of the firm of Paine, Hamblen, Coffin, Brooke & Miller, has been appointed to represent Attorney General Alan G. Lance in the Selkirk Seed Co., v. Lance, et al., Case No. CV-98-21586, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.

12. Notification that Frank J. Dykas, Dykas Law Offices, has been appointed to consult with and advise the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) on legal issues related to intellectual property interests of INEEL in employees’ innovations during the course of employment, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.

13. Notification that Peter C. K. Marshall of the law firm of Marshall, Batt & Fisher, LLP, has been appointed to represent the State Insurance Fund (SIF) in negotiations and all matters related to the computer software contract between the SIF and Price Waterhouse, and any other matters assigned to him by the Board of Directors of the State Insurance Fund, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.


14. Notification that Mr. William A. McCurdy, of the firm of Brassey, Wetherell, Crawford & McCurdy, has been appointed to represent the defendants in the Acme Materials & Construction Co., et. al. v. State of Idaho, Department of Transportation, et al., Case No. 97495, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for items 8 through 14. Darrell Manning seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

15. ADA COUNTY SHERIFF
    Request for reimbursement of costs incurred in the transport of ISCI prisoners by the Ada County Sheriff upon a Judgment of Conviction or a return on a Board Warrant for calendar year 1997 in the amount of $2,840.84., pursuant to Idaho Code § 31-2219 and 31-3203. Legislative Services Office has audited this claim, found the amount correct and recommends payment of $2,840.84.
      Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Darrell Manning seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

16. DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
    Report on overtime paid for work in conjunction with the 1997 flood disasters on the May 15, 1998 pay check for the following employees:
          Bobby D. Fleenor 5.0 hrs x $29.77 = $ 148.85
          Robert G. Haynes 84.0 hrs x $27.68 = $2,325.12
          David H. Hollingshead 28.0 hrs x $25.84 = $ 723.52
          Lyle R. Swank 28.5 hrs x $24.01 = $ 684.29
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