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MINUTES
SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
Monday, October 20, 1997 – 9:00 a.m.
Office of State Controller
Fifth Floor Conference Room A


Members Attending: Mike Brassey, Office of Governor
              David High, Office of Attorney General
              H. W. Turner, Office of State Controller
              Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State

Visitors Attending: William H. Bishop, Bureau of Hazardous Materials
              Vicky Miller, Bureau of Hazardous Materials
              Ken Miracle, Department of Agriculture
              Rebecca Fry, Department of Administration
              Gail Maloney, Boise State University
              Teri Holt, Boise State University
              Stacy Kilchenmann, Department of Correction
              Tim O’Leary, Department of Law Enforcement
              Dennis Hansen, Public Utilities Commission
              Kirk C. Dennis, Division of Vocational Education

    BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALSWilliam H. Bishop, Director, and Vicky Miller

1. Incident #970716 Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $2,043.76 for reimbursement of response costs incurred in a hazardous substance incident in Benewah County, Idaho on July 21, 1997, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
        William Bishop reported this was a spill in Benewah County involoving the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Farms. A Deputy Attorney General is working on this and it is hoped the tribe will reimburse expenses.

2. Incident #970618 Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $396.66 for reimbursement of response costs incurred in a hazardous substance incident in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho on August 28, 1997, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
        Vicky Miller reported incident occurred in Coeur d’Alene on August 28. They have contacted the logging truck driver several times and located the truck owner. No response has been received from him.

3. Incident #970714 Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants in the amount of $4,174.50 for reimbursement of response costs incurred in a hazardous substance incident in Marsing, Idaho on June 23, 1997, pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
        William Bishop reported this incident involved an anchor dock and no spiller, responsible party or land owner can be identified. The Governor has taken a personal interest and the Bureau of Hazardous Materials are working with the Governor’s staff.

        Mike Brassey made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for all three incidents. David High seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTUREKen Miracle, Human Resource Officer

4. Request for authorization to make Sheila Jensen, Senior Administrative Assistant, eligible for cash compensation for her overtime hours through the remainder of FY 98. She has 204 hours compensatory time as of August 23, 1997 and is at or near her maximum accrual vacation balance.
        Ken Miracle reported that Sheila Jensen will be changed to a non-classified Senior Administrative Assistant and asked that she be eligible for cash reimbursement for the remainder of FY 98. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend payment approval for only 204 hours to be placed on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. Ben then raised the question of approving future blanket overtime payments. After further discussion Ben withdrew his motion and offered another to defer the request and have the Department of Agriculture submit all requests for overtime accrued, after the fact. David High seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

5. Request for authorization to pay moving expenses up to a maximum of $1,000 for the Senior Water Quality Analyst position. Mr. Jon Gould from San Francisco, California is the number one candidate for this position.
        Mike Brassey made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

6. Request for authorization to pay home station meal expenses to promote trade or commerce for the following:
          Laura Johnson, Lunches 7-23 & 7-29 $ 63.97
          Mike Everett, Meals 7-24 & 7-25 $122.50
          Crane Creek Country Club, Dinner 5-8-97 $773.52
                                Total $959.99
        Ken Miracle stated the Crane Creek Country Club was for a mini-trade show. David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Brassey seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

7. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIONRebecca Fry, Human Resource Officer
    Request for authorization to pay moving expenses in the amount of $1,000 for the Construction Inspector position, Division of Public Works.
        Rebecca Fry noted an error in the request. The position is for a Project Architect, not Construction Inspector. Mike Brassey made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

8. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITYGail Maloney and Teri Holt
    Request for authorization to pay moving expenses in excess of the established policy for the following:
      Name Department Total Cost Allowable Difference
      James McNamara Geosciences $7,300.00 $3,900.00 $3,400.00
      Audrey Rule Elementary Ed. $5,000.00 $3,600.00 $1,400.00

    The above amount was the original request for Audrey Rule. BSU is asking for an additional $1,000 for a total cost of $6,000.

        Gail Maloney stated an error was made in the original request for Audrey Rule. It should have been $6,000, not $5,000. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Brassey seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.
9. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONStacy Kilchenmann
    Request for authorization to pay moving expenses for new Correctional Industries Administrator, Jung-Ho (Mike) Yae from Tumwater, Washington.
        Stacy Kilchenmann reported Mr. Yae has been hired and his effective date of hire is November 3, 1997. Mike Brassey made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for reimbursement in accordance with Board policy. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

10. DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENTTim O’Leary, Human Resource Officer
    Request for authorization to pay the following employees of the Idaho State Police for compensatory time accrued from April 1, 1997 through September 20, 1997. Some of these hours are directly attributable to the severe flooding in eastern Idaho.
        Mike Fosbury 27.5 hours Ralph Powell 78.6 hours
        Robert Lee 77.0 hours Duane Sammons 66.5 hours
        Pat McDonald 49.8 hours Robert Lockett 44.8 hours
        David C. Rich 114.9 hours
        Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Brassey seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.


11. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONDennis Hansen
    Request for authorization to pay moving expenses of approximately $12,000 for Dennis Hansen who was appointed to the Idaho Public Uitilities Commission February 2, 1995.

        Dennis Hansen reported he has sold his home in Soda Springs and is now ready to move to Boise. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval within the State Moving Regulations for the Consent Agenda. Mike Brassey seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

12. DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONKirk C. Dennis, Chief Fiscal Officer
    Request for authorization to offer payment for moving expenses up to a maximum of one months salary not to exceed $5,000 for the following two new hires to the Division.
              Program Manager, Guidance
              Manager, Special Programs
        Kirk Dennis reported these positions are difficult to fill and this is their second search for candidates. Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Brassey seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.

13. OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL
    Notification that Lenard Wittlake has been appointed to represent the Idaho State Tax Commission in pending corporate income tax litigation, pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409.
        Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Mike Brassey seconded the motion. Passed unanimously.


INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
    STATE INSURANCE FUND

12. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of July 1997.
      Estimated expenditures for workers $7,000,000.00
      Compensation claim costs, dividends and
      Premium refunds

    Funds expended In June 1997
      Workers compensation Claim Costs $1,970,825.33
      Policy Refunds 57,384.12
      Total $2,028,209.45

13. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of August 1997.
      Estimated expenditures for workers $7,000,000.00
      Compensation claim costs, dividends and
      Premium refunds

    Funds expended In July 1997
      Workers compensation Claim Costs $3,390,880.25
      Commissions 6,078.13
      Policy Refunds 87,625.59
      Total $3,484,583.97
14. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of September 1997.
      Estimated expenditures for workers $7,000,000.00
      Compensation claim costs, dividends and
      Premium refunds

    Funds expended In August 1997
      Workers compensation Claim Costs $5,785,521.99
      Policy Refunds 82,310.20
      Total $5,867,832.19

15. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of September 1997.
      Estimated expenditures for $500,000.00
      Petroleum Storage Tank Fund

    Funds expended In August 1997
      Payroll $ 47,901.10
      Operations 173,921.88
      Continuing Appropriations 16,115.43
      PSTF Claim Costs 183,139.32
      Total $421,077.83
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