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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING
700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho
5th Floor, Conference Room A
December 15, 2005


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; Dave High, Office of the Attorney General; and Patrick Hodges, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.

Also present by invitation were Dave Tolman, Idaho Transportation Department; Jeff Shinn, Office of the State Board of Education; Lorrie Pond; Bureau of Hazardous materials, Military Division; Ann Heilman, Division of Human Resources

Note: The tape recording from this subcommittee meeting was inaudible, therefore, minutes we written by the assisting secretary to the Subcommittee to the State Board of Examiners.

CONSENT AGENDA
1. Minutes

    Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Subcommittee to the Board of Examiners on November 10, 2005.

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

REGULAR AGENDA

2. University of Idaho – Jeff Shinn

    Request to reimburse moving expenses up to $16,000 for the new Assistant Vice President of Human Resources. Paul Michaud is moving from Miami, Florida to Moscow, Idaho.

    Name and Position: Department Salary Fund

    Paul Michaud, Assistant Vice President Human Resources $100,000 UBX019


Audience with the subcommittee: Mr. Shinn stated this position is the executive level position of chief human resources officer and has been vacant for three years. He stated the agency needed to fill this position to aid with revamping the university’s structure. He presented a comparison of recent moves as well as an explanation of what this particular move would cost from different parts of the country.

Discussion: Mr. High inquired whether this position is different than one that would be filled at a state agency. Ms. Heilman stated that often universities need to recruit and hire nationally where state agencies are able to hire locally or regionally. Mr. Foltman stated that based on the information provided, this request did not seem to justify an exception from the policy.

Resolution: Mr. Foltman moved to stick to the policy limit of 10% of salary for item 2 and moved it to the regular agenda. Mr. Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

3. Idaho Transportation Department – Dave Tolman

    Request to lift the vacation cap on Bonnie Sletten until February 3, 2006.

Audience with the subcommittee: Mr. Tolman stated that Ms. Sletten was hired from a university having a different leave schedule and therefore her vacation leave balance was higher than allowed for state agencies. He stated that if the vacation cap was lifted until February 3, 2006 she would be able to use enough of her vacation hours to bring her balance back under the cap.

Discussion: Mr. High inquired if this would allow enough time for Ms. Sletten to get her balance down enough not to lose vacation hours in the future. Mr. Tolman stated that with the holiday season coming she will be able to get her vacation balance down to a manageable amount. Mr. Foltman stated he was pleased by ITD managers’ commitment to working within state rules. Mr. Woolf commended ITD management for allowing the employee to keep the vacation benefit.

Resolution: Mr. High moved to approve item 3. Mr. Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

4. State Travel Policies and Procedure – Change to Per Diem Federal Meals and Incidental Expense and Change to Federal Mileage Rate
a. Request to amend the state travel policy to reflect the change to the federal per diem meals and incidental expense rate. The new rate is $39.00.
b. Request to amend the state travel policy to reflect the changes to the federal mileage rates. The new rates are 44.5 cents per mile driven for business purposes and 18 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes.
Resolution: Mr. Goodenough moved to approve item 4.a. to the regular agenda to change the out-of-state MI&E rate to $39.00. Mr. Foltman seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

Mr. Foltman moved to approve item 4.b. Mr. Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

5. Bureau of Hazardous Materials, Division of Military, Executive Office Of Governor – Gary Ward, Project Manager

    Request for authorization to issue deficiency warrants for reimbursement of response costs pursuant to Idaho Code §39-7110.
    ID #
    Description
    Amount
    Comments
    Date to Board
      2005-2985
    HazMat
    496.57
    Incident in Burley, involving a suspected overspray from crop dusting of oxamyl 42% solution at a residence that did cause the residents to become ill. Incident date: 8/5/05
    12/5/05
      2005-3061
    HazMat
    248.88
    Incident in Sandpoint, ID, involving a dump truck that the brakes failed on and the driver had to jump out of. Truck went over embankment spilling approximately 50 gallons of diesel. Incident date: 8/9/05
    12/5/05
      2005-3094
    HazMat
    321.62
    Incident in Nordman ID, involving jars of blasting caps & explosives located by auctioneers inside the shop of a deceased individual. Incident date: 8/11/05
    12/5/05
      2005-3096
    Drug Lab
    291.19
    Suspected drug lab found at 2709 N. 30th St. in Boise. Incident date: 8/11/05
    12/5/05
      2005-3182
    Drug Lab
    701.73
    Suspected drug lab found at 464 Eastside Rd. in Priest River. Incident date: 8/15/05
    12/5/05
      2005-3187
    HazMat
    12,789.07
    Incident in Valley County involving a tanker truck that rolled near Cougar Mountain spilling approximately 1900 gallons of road oil. Incident date: 8/15/05
    12/5/05
      2005-3224
    Drug Lab
    1050.81
    Suspected drug lab found at 317 S 13th St in Coeur d’Alene. Incident date: 8/19/05
    12/5/05
      2005-3237
    HazMat
    24.75
    Incident at Lake Coeur d’Alene where the backend of a boat is underwater and releasing oil & gasoline. Incident date: 8/20/05
    12/5/05
    2005-3295
    Spill
    2,279.23
    Accident in Boise, at 9th & Myrtle resulting in a spill of a pesticide called Talstar (Bifenthrin). Incident date: 8/24/05
    12/5/05
    2005-3315
    Drug Lab
    734.11
    Suspected drug lab found at 8980 N. Ramsay Rd, in Hayden Idaho. Incident date: 8/25/05
    12/5/05
    2005-3466
    Drug Lab
    293.18
    Suspected drug lab found at 2418 Stanley St. in Boise. Incident date: 9/3/05
    12/5/05
    TOTALS
    $19,231.14
Discussion: Mr. Foltman asked that item 2005-1387 be brought back to the next subcommittee meeting with information about money from the auction.

Resolution: Mr. Foltman moved to approve item 5. Mr. Goodenough seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

6. Department of Health & Welfare
Request to transfer $84,661,800.00 from the General Fund to the Cooperative Welfare fun #0220 during the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2006.

Resolution: Mr. High moved to approve item 6. Mr. Foltman seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

7. Attorney General

    a. Notification that Deputy Attorney General Robert K. Schwarz has accepted additional outside employment at Boise State University in an educational program conducted under the supervision of the State Board of Education pursuant to Idaho Code §59-512.

    b. 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 case of Guerrero v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2005-1739; I.C. No. 04-522785.

    c. Notification that Phillip S. Oberrecht of the firm of Hall, Farley, Oberrecht & Blanton, P.A., 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 case of Hobson Fabricating Corp. v. SE/Z Constr., LLC, et al., Case No. CV-OC-0508037.

    d. Notification that Jeffrey M. Wilson of the firm of Wilson & McColl, Chtd. 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 case of Rainier Seeds, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington, Case No. 03-17534-TTG11.

    e. Notification that Randall A. Peterman of the firm of Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Department of Agriculture, in settlement negotiations with Zions National Bank on issues arising out of the case of Jack Thomas Grain and Livestock, Inc. v. Wheatland Agri-Business, Inc. and Zions First Nat’l Bank, Case No. CV-04-5593, and cases consolidated therewith.

    f. Notification that Jed W. Manwaring of the firm of Evans Keane 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 case of Wheatland Agri-Business and Associated Business Entities – Idaho Department of Agriculture/Commodity Indemnity account Fund.

    g. Notification that Richard A. Skinner of the firm of Skinner Fawcett 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 case of Idaho Water Resources Board, Refunding of a Pooled Project Revenue Bond.

    h. Notification that Hollis Mercer, 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 case of Burton v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2005-1731; IC # 02-522585; Fuller v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2005-1735; IC # 03-002300; Guerrero v. Indust. Special Indem. Fund, ISIF Claim No. 2005-1739; IC # 04-522785.

    i. Notification that Edwin L. Litteneker, Attorney at Law, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as a special deputy attorney general for the purpose of representing the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, Child Support Services in child support enforcement actions on an ongoing basis.

    j. Notification that Robert L. Shaver of the firm of Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP, 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 case of Idaho Preferred Trademark.


8. State Insurance Fund
    a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of November, 2005.
        Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
    $20,000,000.00
      Funds Expended in October 2005
      Workers Compensation Claim Costs
    10,029,303.02
      Dividend
    0
      Commissions
    71,670.84
      Policy Refunds
    180,221.53
      Total
    10,281,195.39
    b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight draft for the month of November 2005.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
    $750,000.00
      Funds Expended in October 2005:
         
      Payroll
    64,150.70
      Operations
    5,629.45
      Claim Costs
    132,619.61
      Total
    202,399.76


There being no further business before the board and on motion duly made and seconded, THE MEETING OF THE STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS WAS ADJOURNED at 9:40 a.m.



__________/s/ Keith Johnson____________
Keith Johnson, Secretary of the Board and
Idaho State Controller


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