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700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
5th Floor, Conference Room A
December 7, 2006

The regular meeting of the Subcommittee to the State Board of Examiners was called to order
at 700 West State Street, Boise, Idaho, at 9:00 a.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by order of the chair.

The following members were present: Brad Foltman, Governor’s Office; Chuck Goodenough,
Office of the Secretary of State; Brian Benjamin, Office of the Attorney General; and Patrick Hodges,
Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.

Also present by invitation were: Lorrie Pond, Bureau of Hazardous Materials; Sheri Wakagawa,
Idaho State Board of Education; Brandon Woolf, Office of the State Controller; and Deborah Finkbeiner, Office of the State Controller.


1. Minutes
    Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Subcommittee to the Board of Examiners on November 9, 2006.

    Resolution: Mr. Foltman moved to approve item 1. Mr. Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


2. Bureau of Homeland Security, Division of Military, Executive Office of Governor
ID #
Date to Board
Drug Lab
Incident at 1501 Irene Street in Boise, involving a suspected drug lab.
An incident involving an 18-wheel tractor trailer that had gone off the road splitting in half, releasing several different chemicals. Incident location was in Caldwell.
Incident involving an overturned fuel tanker at Eagle and Fairview Roads in Meridian, resulting in a diesel spill.
Incident involving Chlorine fumes in a boiler room at the YMCA in Twin Falls. The fumes were caused by the accidental mixing of Calcium Hypochlorite and another chemical.
Incident at Juanita Street and Boise Ave. in Boise, where the water in an irrigation ditch was a white-milky color. No responsible party known.

Discussion: Ms. Pond said the insurance company has been in contact with her, and there are several incidents in the works. There is about $14,000 being paid right now. She has been sending Mr. Hodges updates regarding their payment.

Resolution: Mr. Goodenough moved to approve item 1. Mr. Foltman seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

5. Idaho State Historical Society
Request to allow reimbursement for certain travel expenditures while Keith Petersen, ISHS Interim Executive Director, is performing job assignments in both Boise and Lewiston, Idaho.

    Discussion: Ms. Wakagawa said that Mr. Petersen is only asking reimbursement for his lodging. He has been staying with friends and family as much as possible. She apologized for the late notice of the request. She pointed out it is a reasonable request. Mr. Petersen is still doing both jobs—his main job in Lewiston, and then this temporary assignment in Boise. He has no intention of moving to Boise or applying for the Director’s position.

    Mr. Foltman asked if Ms. Wakagawa would explain about the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. Mr. Foltman expressed his concern about both ends of the situation. It seems as though Mr. Petersen will be doing little on behalf of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial. The Board of Examiners does not have any information if this request is acceptable to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, or whether they anticipated or supported this request. Mr. Foltman asked Ms. Wakagawa to explain more.

    Ms. Wakagawa said she could not answer that, but she will get the information to the Board this afternoon.

    Mr. Foltman said there are some pieces missing from this request. What the Board of Examiners has is a letter from the chair of the board of trustees. It is not signed or on letterhead. Those are both important elements.

    Ms. Wakagawa apologized and said they would have liked to put it on letterhead but they ran out of time.

    Mr. Foltman noted in the last paragraph of the letter, the example posted is somewhat different than what is being proposed to the Board of Examiners. What the Board of Examiners has addressed in the past was an interim acting within an agency needing to be in a home station to where they were presently. In this case,
    Mr. Foltman questioned the relationship the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission has with the State. Mr. Foltman concurred that the Historical Society needs some help and they are lucky to have someone step in like this. He expressed concern that as a precedent, for the Board of Examiners to be making a decision about this without full knowledge of what is happening with the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial side, would be remiss.

    Ms. Wakagawa said she would get the information either today or tomorrow. She also asked if they could still put this request on the agenda for the regular Board of Examiners meeting next week, so they could move forward.

    Mr. Foltman asked what would be the worst thing that could happen if we waited until January.

    Ms. Wakagawa answered that they will not be having another meeting until February.

    Mr. Benjamin commented that it looks like these expenses will occur throughout this month. In January Mr. Petersen will have better housing. We will know more information and numbers at the February meeting. Mr. Benjamin asked if Mr. Petersen is an employee of the Historical Society and the project coordinator of the Bicentennial project.

    Ms. Wakagawa said Mr. Petersen’s salary is paid for by the Historical Society, but as far as his exact responsibilities, she did not have the information.

    Mr. Goodenough commented that perhaps the Bicentennial project is winding down at this time. With laptops, his work with the Bicentennial could be more portable in Boise.

    Ms. Wakagawa said she is not sure of the timeline of the Bicentennial project.

    Mr. Foltman noted this as an unusual circumstance and said there is more to this than November and December. It could be an extended period of time.

    Ms. Wakagawa said she will make sure Mr. Petersen is available to answer all questions.

    Mr. Foltman said that the Board of Examiners does not have any record showing that the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission is in support of this request and what the Historical Society is doing—hopefully they are.

    Mr. Benjamin said we would like to have the information by Monday morning in order to put it on the consent agenda.

    Ms. Wakagawa responded she will have it to Mr. Hodges by tomorrow.


3. Attorney General

    Notification that Mary V. York of the firm of Holland & Hart, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of researching, analyzing legal issues, and advising the Idaho Transportation Department (Department), as well as representing the Department in administrative and/or judicial proceedings, related to the Connecting Idaho Program.
    Notification that Lawrence E. Kirkendall, Attorney at Law, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho in the case of Treshow v. Indust.

4. State Insurance Fund

    a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of October, 2006.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
      Funds Expended in August, 2006
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
      Policy Refunds
    b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of October, 2006.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
      Funds Expended in August, 2006:
      Claim Costs

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