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MINUTES
SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING
STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
November 8, 2001 – 9:00 a.m.
Office of State Controller – Fifth Floor Conference Room A

Attending: Brian Whitlock, Office of Governor
        Ben Ysursa, Office of Secretary of State
        David High, Office of Attorney General
        Keith Johnson, Office of State Controller

Visitors Attending:
        Marty Peterson, University of Idaho
        Keith Hasselquist, State Board of Education
        Bev Mushala, Boise State University
        Peter Morrill, Idaho Public Television
        Nancy Viano, Idaho Public Television
        Phillip Kottraba, Idaho Public Television
        Gary Broker, Department of Health and Welfare
        Commissioner Coleen Grant, State Tax Commission
        Mark Lowe, Lava Hot Springs
        David Howells, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
        Mary Quarles, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
        Dave Cooper, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
        Gary Ward, Bureau of Hazardous Materials

    UNIVERSITY OF IDAHOMarty Peterson

1. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following open position:
        Assistant Professor Agricultural Economic and Rural Sociology

    2. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 each for the following open positions:
          Postdoctoral – Plant Molecular Biology Aberdeen R & E Center
          Assistant Professor – US History History
      3. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 each for the following open positions:
            Greek Adviser Office of the Dean of Students
            Assistant Professor (Textiles/Clothing) School of Family & Consumer Sciences
            Assistant Professor (Multimedia Comm) School of Communication
            Assistant Professor (Communications) School of Communication
            Professor (Computational Genomics) Computer Science
            Development Officer College of Engineering - Boise

        4. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $3,000 for the following open position:
            Director Conferences, Events & Information Services
        5. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $1,000 for the following open position:
              Research Associate College of Natural Resources
              David High made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee for Items #1-5. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

          6. 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.
            7. Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $11,000 for the following open position:
                Assistant Professor – Waste Mgmt Engineer Agricultural & Biological Sciences
                David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #6-7. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

              IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITYKeith Hasselquist, State Board of Education

            8. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $1,500 each for the following positions.
                Athletic Department .50 FTE Assistant Strength Coach
                Athletic Department 1.0 FTE Asst. Sports Information Director

            9. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following position.

                Center for Teaching & Learning 1.0 FTE Director

            10. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $1,000 for the following position.

                Athletic Department 1.0 FTE Associate Athletic Trainer
                David High made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee for Items #8-10. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


              LEWIS CLARK STATE COLLEGEKeith Hasselquist, State Board of Education
            11. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $2,500 for the following position from appropriated funds, effective approximately August 22, 2002:
                Assistant/Associate Professor Social Sciences Division
            12. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $3,000 for the following position from appropriated funds, effective approximately August 1, 2002:
                Assistant/Associate Professor Nursing Division
                  Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
                13. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND BLINDKeith Hasselquist, State Board of Education

                  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.
                  Gene Peterson, Director of Financial Services at School for the Deaf and Blind, submitted a moving expense reimbursement report for Fiscal Year 01 and 02 to the Sub-Committee per their directive.
                    Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


                14. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $5,000 for the following position:
                    Asst. Men’s Basketball Coach Athletics
                    Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                15. 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

                16. 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.

                17. 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.
                    Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #15-17. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                  IDAHO PUBLIC TELEVISIONPeter Morrill and Nancy Viano

                18. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expense up to $3,000 for the following two positions. If the finalist for the PTV Development Director position lives out of state, they would like to offer a maximum of $5,000.
                        PTV Planned Giving Program Director
                        PTV Development Director
                    David High made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                  Phillip Kottraba
                19. 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.
                    David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFAREGary Broker, Administrator, Division of Management Services

                20. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $1,007 for Michelle Schenck, Speech/Language Pathologist in Idaho Falls from South Carolina.

                21. SUB-COMMITTEE APPROVAL - Request for authorization to reimburse moving expenses up to $2,000 for Ken Mordan, Family and Children’s Services Division, from Montana effective November 13, 2001.
                    Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval by the Sub-Committee. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                22. STATE TAX COMMISSION - Commissioner Coleen Grant
                  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
                    Commissioner Grant stated that additional compensatory time accrued for this project would not be requested for payment. Employees should be able to take off the time after the project is completed. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                  LAVA HOT SPRINGS FOUNDATIONMark Lowe, Executive Director

                23. 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.
                    David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


                24. 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.
                    Mark Lowe reported he has worked with the Attorney General’s Office in preparing this property lease. David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


                25. DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATIONDavid Howells, Storekeeper; Mary Quarles, Fiscal Operations Supervisor; Dave Cooper, IT Resource Manager; and Rex Reagan, SCO
                  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.
                      Mary Quarles reported they would like to donate computers to clients who would not otherwise qualify, but would benefit from a computer. Counselors would recommend which clients should receive a computer. There would be approximately ten computers donated within a year. David High made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda and asked that the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation submit a letter to Rex Reagan when they are ready to donate the computers and he would ascertain that they are of nominal value. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.


                    BUREAU OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALSBill Bishop and Gary Ward
                      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
                    ID #
                    Description
                    Amount
                    Comments
                    E-Mailed
                    Taken to BOE
                    26. 2001-2616
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 422.32
                    Shoshone County
                    10/5/2001
                    10/9/2001
                    27. 2001-2762
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 184.60
                    Kootenai County
                    10/5/2001
                    10/9/2001
                    28. 2001-3002
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 1,881.07
                    Pocatello Fire just sent me this request. We asked for reimb. for the other responders last month.
                    10/10/2001
                    11/2/2001
                    29. 2001-3065
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 354.11
                    Kootenai County
                    10/5/2001
                    10/9/2001
                    30. 2001-3094
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 189.01
                    Kootenai County
                    10/5/2001
                    10/9/2001
                    31. 2001-3204
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 1,556.40
                    Canyon County
                    10/29/2001
                    11/2/2001
                    32. 2001-3249
                    Unknown Liquid
                    $ 189.42
                    Ada County
                    10/29/2001
                    11/2/2001
                    33. 2001-3281
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 286.15
                    Ada County
                    10/29/2001
                    11/2/2001
                    34. 2001-3317
                    Unknown Liquid
                    $ 3,094.93
                    Twin Falls County
                    10/29/2001
                    35. 2001-3319
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 1,886.05
                    NezPerce County
                    10/29/2001
                    11/2/2001
                    36. 2001-3417
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 192.57
                    Kootenai County
                    10/5/2001
                    10/9/2001
                    37. 2001-3418
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 208.44
                    Kootenai County
                    10/5/2001
                    10/9/2001
                    38. 2001-3926
                    Drug Lab
                    $ 216.56
                    Kootenai County
                    11/5/2001
                    Will bring
                    39. 2001-3985
                    White Powder
                    $ 2,150.21
                    Jefferson County
                    10/24/2001
                    Will bring
                    TOTAL
                    $12,811.84
                        Gary Ward reported he would like to pull Item #39 and submit for the December meeting. Brian Whitlock made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #26-38. Ben Ysursa seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                    40. 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.

                        Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                      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.

                        Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda. David High seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                      OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

                    41. 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.

                    42. 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.

                    43. 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.
                      44. 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.

                        Ben Ysursa made a motion to recommend approval on the Consent Agenda for Items #41-44. Brian Whitlock seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

                      45. SUB-COMMITTEE

                        Update by Steve Kenyon on compensatory time payment requests and death benefits for slain police officers.
                          Steve Kenyon reported a fax has been received from the IRS in response to a request regarding tax liabilities on the death benefit payments to law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. The fax states the death benefit payments are excludable from gross income. Payments will be made to the beneficiaries for the federal taxes previously withheld with a copy of the IRS letter. We will recommend they take the letter to their CPA or tax attorney for further guidance because the letter is directed to the State of Idaho, and not the individual.



                      INFORMATIONAL AGENDA
                        STATE INSURANCE FUND

                      46. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for 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
                          Dividend 4,920.80
                          Commissions 1,352,491.47
                          Policy Refunds 126,250.42
                                              Total $ 7,562,989.18

                      47. Estimate of the Petroleum Storage Tank Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft or the month of October 2001.

                          Estimated expenditures for $750,000.00
                          Petroleum Storage Tank Fund
                        Fund expended in September 2001:

                          Payroll $ 53,567.83
                          Operations 9,063.60
                          Claim Costs 104,152.09
                          Total $ 166,783.52
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