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MINUTES
SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
August 3, 2000 – 9:00 a.m.
Office of State Controller – 5th Floor Conference Room A

Attending: David Tolman, Office of the Governor, Representing Darrell Manning
        David High, Office of Attorney General
        Chuck Goodenough, Office of Secretary of State, Representing Ben Ysursa
        Keith Johnson, Office of State Controller

Visitors Attending:
        Marty Peterson, University of Idaho State Controller's Office
        John McAllister, Department of Labor
        Craig Bledsoe, Attorney General, Department of Labor
        Judy Welker, Department of Labor
        Dorothy Heywood, Bureau of Hazardous Materials
        R. Dan Charboneau, Department of Law Enforcement
        Ed Rankin, Department of Law Enforcement


    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOMarty Peterson

1. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses of up to $15,000 for Dr. Larry Forney, Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences and as a Professor Biology, from University of Groningen in The Netherlands, effective August 21, 2000. Payment will be from non-appropriated funds.
      Marty Peterson reported item #1 for reimbursement of moving expense is a critical item as Dr. Forney is scheduled to begin work on August 21. He said this position has been very difficult to fill as they are competing with other research universities and the private sector. This request was submitted to the June Sub-Committee meeting where members recommended approval on the Consent Agenda under the existing policy. The request was denied by Board of Examiners members at the June 13 meeting. It was reviewed again at the July 6 Sub-Committee meeting and held for Attorney General clarification. The University of Idaho requested it be circulated for signature by “buck slip”, but it was not approved. David High made a motion the request be put on the Regular Agenda for discussion by the Board of Examiners members. He said the Attorney General has a couple of things to address concerning the current policy. 1) Employees receiving moving reimbursement over $5,000 would have to work for the state for two years, instead of one year, or upon voluntary termination they would be required to reimburse the state for funds received. 2) There would be an absolute reimbursement limit of $10,000. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

2. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses of up to $7,500 for Dr. Robert Burns, Assistant Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering in Twin Falls, from Tennessee, effective August 21, 2000. Payment will be from state appropriated funds.
      Marty Peterson reported this request will be paid from state appropriated funds and is less than $10,000. David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David Tolman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
    State Board of Education has requested a special Sub-Committee meeting to review the existing moving expense reimbursement policy for college and university staff and faculty, and discuss options for reasonable change. Sub-Committee members decide if a special meeting is required.
      Marty Peterson said the State Board of Education has requested a special meeting to discuss existing moving expense reimbursement as this is a system wide concern, not just the University of Idaho. They would like to be a part of the discussion. David High recommended a special meeting be scheduled.


3. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - John McAllister, Deputy Director

(This request was reviewed at the July Sub-Committee meeting and deferred for one month) Request for authorization to use $20,000 Penalty and Interest monies for construction costs incurred for a project conducted by the Department of Labor Blackfoot Job Service Office as part of a contract between the Department and the Department of Health and Welfare. These expenditures were committed by the Blackfoot Job Service Manager for materials used by at risk youth in a park construction project, but were later determined as unallowable charges to the federal grant that funds the contract. The Department of Labor just recently received rules governing this contract, and the manager responsible has been informed of the mistake.
      John McAllister reported the Department of Health and Welfare wanted to use available funds on the Blackfoot project. They were anxious to get the project completed and it was not known at that time that the charges were not allowed under the Federal grant. They would like to use the Penalty and interest monies to pay for this project. David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David Tolman seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


4. SECRETARY OF STATE
    Request for approval of county reimbursement for state’s pro-rata costs of presidential primary in the amount of $47,774.15, pursuant to Idaho Code § 34-739.
      Chuck Goodenough reported this request is to reimburse counties for the presidential election from remaining funds. David Tolman made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. Chuck Goodenough abstained. The motion passed.


5. STATE CONTROLLER
    Request for authorization to accept Balukoff, Lindstrom & Co. proposal to perform the audit of the Legislative Branch of the State of Idaho for years ending June 30, 2000 and 2001, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-2027.
      David Tolman made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


6. PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTOR’S LICENSE BOARD
    Request for approval for Recognition of Assignment as executed by Assignor Jeff Street, AST Properties, and Assignee Terry Ayres, Terah Corporation, both of Boise, Idaho, for real property lease regarding the State of Idaho, by and through the Public Works Contractor’s License Board, as “Lessee” and Lessee’s occupancy of 355 North Orchard Street, Suite 107, Boise, Idaho, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1027.
      Chuck Goodenough made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

    ADA COUNTY PROSECUTOR

7. Request for reimbursement of closed cases handled by the Ada County Prosecutor dealing with the prosecution of State Penitentiary inmate Michael Allen Jauhola through December 31, 1999, in the amount of $161,704.53. Legislative Services Offices has audited this claim, found one exception in the amount of $22.50, and recommends payment of $161,727.03.

8. Request for reimbursement of closed cases handled by the Ada County Prosecutor dealing with the prosecution of State Penitentiary inmates through June 30, 2000, in the amount of $20,087.81. Legislative Services Office has audited this claim, found one exception in the amount of $297.50, and recommends payment of $19,790.31.
      David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda as recommended by the Legislative Services Office. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

    ATTORNEY GENERAL

9. Notification that John W. Barrett 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 and its Executive Branch agencies in the Hayden Lake Fire Protection Dist., et al. v. Alcorn, et al., Case No. CV-00-00525, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.

10. Notification that Randall A. Peterman of the firm of Elam & Burke, has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the Idaho State Department of Agriculture in the matters relating to claims against Commodity Indemnity Account Program (CIAP), resulting from failure of Curry Bean Co., Inc, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.

11. Notification that Richard A. Hearn 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 Planned Parenthood of Idaho, Inc., et al. v. Lance, et al., Case No. CIV-00-0353-S-MHW, pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.

12. Notification that Murray D. Feldman of the firm of Holland & Hart, has been appointed as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the Regents of the Univ. of Idaho, et al. v. Northwest Technologies, Inc., pursuant to Idaho Code § 67-1409.
      Chuck Goodenough made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

    BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALSDorothy Heywood, Program Manager
13. Incident 2000-538 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $781.35 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a hazardous materials incident at US93 MP 25, Twin Falls County, Idaho involving a spill of naptha soaked charcoal on February 16, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

14. Incident 2000-619 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $2,996.25 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a hazardous materials incident at 477000 Hwy 95, Ponderay, Bonner County, Idaho, involving a fuel spill on February 23, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

15. Incident 2000-983 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $1,600.09 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Potlatch, Idaho on March 22, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

16. Incident 2000-1087 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the mount of $511.67 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a hazardous materials incident at the Boundary County Landfill, Bonners Ferry, Idaho on April 3, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

17. Incident 2000-1141 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $322.74 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a CIB drug lab incident in Post Falls, Idaho on April 7, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

18. Incident 2000-1198 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $2,391.41 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Fenn, Idaho on April 13, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

19. Incident 2000-1403 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $1,081.52 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a hazardous materials incident at I-15 rest area, Malad, Oneida County, Idaho involving a diesel spill on May 2, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

20. Incident 2000-1441 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $426.71 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a CIB drug lab incident in Post Falls, Idaho on May 4, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

21. Incident 2000-1443 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $1,758.72 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Orofino, Idaho on May 5, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

22. Incident 2000-1449 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $526.93 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a CIB drug lab incident in Pinehurst, Idaho on May 5, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.

23. Incident 2000-1475 – Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $225.75 for reimbursement of response costs incurred when emergency response teams assisted in a suspected drug lab incident in Dalton Garden, Idaho on May 8, 2000, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
      Dorothy Heywood reported items 13 and 14 were submitted to the Sub-Committee last month but held to see if payment was received. They are now requesting authorization for deficiency warrants on items 13-23. David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for items 13-23. Chuck Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.




The Department of Law Enforcement will give two 15-minute presentations on hazardous materials. Sub-Committee members will decide which presentation should be given to the Board of Examiners members.


INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
    STATE INSURANCE FUND

24. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of July 2000.
      Estimated expenditure for workers $8,500,000.00
      compensation claim costs, dividends
      and premium refunds

    Funds Expended in June 2000:

      Workers Compensation Claim Costs $ 6,341,418.66
      Dividend (83,518.18)
      Commissions 132.61
      Policy Refunds 77,774.94
      Total $ 6,335,808.03

25. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft or the month of July 2000.

      Estimated expenditures for $750,000.00
      Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
    Fund expended in June 2000:

      Payroll $ 57,488.85
      Operations 30,251.31
      Claim Costs 279,902.48
      Total $367,642.64
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