Board Meeting Minutes: August 12, 2010

August 16, 2010

Members Present: Board members present were; Kathy Gustin Williams, P.E, Chair; Donald A. Grant, P.E Vice Chair ;William A. Lotz, P.E.,; George W. Ames, P.E; and Kenneth L. Sweeney, P.E.; Also present was Warren T. Foster, P.E., Executive Director.

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 9:04 a.m. by Chair Gustin Williams in the Olde Federal Building 1st Floor Conference Room on Water Street in Augusta.

  1. Minutes of previous meeting and other preliminaries
    1. Approval of the previous meeting on June17, 2010
      There were no corrections or additions to the June 17, 2010 meeting minutes.
      On a motion by Dr. Grant seconded by Mr. Lotz, the Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes.
  2. Executive Committee (Gustin Williams)
    1. Resolve c. 191 Stakeholders conclusions reached at the July 21, 2010 Meeting.(Ames)
      Mr. Ames reported on the July 21st meeting. There have been no conclusions reached. The group is discussing possible areas of compromise to improve the Complaint Process. The next meeting is scheduled for September.
    2. NCEES 89th Annual Meeting, August, 18-21, 2010
      The Board reviewed a handout supplied to the Board entitled “Motions to be Presented at the 2010 NCEES Annual Meeting”. Mr. Ames and Mr. Lotz, will be attending this meeting. The Board discussed Maine’s vote on these motions.
  3. Finance Committee: (Jackson)
    1. Book balance on July 29, 2010 was $461,551. This compares to the balance of $371,772. on August 1, 2008.
    2. The number of active licensees on July 29, 2010 was 5606. This compares to 5329 on August 1, 2008.
  4. Rules Committee: (Sweeney)
  5. Examinations Committee: (Grant)
    1. Concurrence with the results of the Structural II (PE) examination held on April 16, 2010.
      On a motion by Dr. Grant and seconded by Mr. Lotz, the Board voted unanimously to concur with the results of the April 16th Structural II, PE exam.
    2. Summary of April 2010 Exam Activities.
      Informational
    3. April 2010 Candidate Survey Results
      Informational
  6. Information Committee: (Olver)
    1. Fall Newsletter
      1. Possible Articles:
        1. Disciplinary Actions or Criminal Convictions on Applications and Renewal.
        2. Complaints
        3. Audit results
        4. Report of annual meeting
        5. Computer based testing
  7. Complaint Committee: (Ames)
    1. Licensee
      none
    2. Unlicensed
      none
  8. Special Committees:
    1. Continuing Education Committee
      Dr. Grant reported that the Committee met on June 17th and would meet after the Board meeting today. There are six licensees that have supplied additional back up material for the Committee to determine if they have met the continuing education requirement.
  9. Reading of communications:
  10. Reading and considering applications:
    1. A. Review and concurrence of Chair/Executive Director actions:
      On a motion by Dr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Ames, the Board voted 5 in favor, 0 opposed, to concur with the following items 1 through 6:
      1. Temporary certificates issued.
      2. Licenses authorized for NCEES Certified Applicants.
      3. Comity licenses authorized by the Executive Director and Chair.
      4. Licenses by written examinations.
      5. Licenses by oral examinations.
      6. Reexaminations authorized by the Executive Director.
    2. New Engineer Intern (E.I.) Applications.
      On a motion by Mr. Ames, seconded by Dr. Grant, the Board voted 5 in favor, 0 opposed, to approve applications of Engineer Interns to take the Fundamentals of Engineering examination listed on the attached list under Item #10.B.
    3. Recently certified Engineer Interns.
      On a motion by Dr. Grant and seconded by Mr. Ames, the Board voted 4 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 recusal ,to approve the recently certified Engineer Interns listed on the attached list under Item #10.C
    4. New P.E. Applications.
      On a motion by Dr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Lotz, the Board voted 5 in favor, 0 opposed, to accept the Executive Director’s recommendations of all the listed applicants.
    5. Tabled and previously considered.
      None
    6. Reexamination Requests
      None
    7. Other applications or requests.
      1. Michael Gerazounis is licensed New York where he is on probation for two years as a result of a complaint. He has submitted an application for licensure in Maine.
        On a motion by Ms. Gustin Williams , seconded by Mr. Ames, the Board voted 5 in favor, 0 opposed, to table this applicant to the November Meeting.
  11. Unfinished Business:
    1. Development of a procedure for reviewing affirmative responses concerning criminal convictions and disciplinary action on application and renewals.
    2. Response to Mr. Hodgdon and Mr. Hyland, Program Manager of the Radiation Control Program.
    3. Confirmation from AG’s Office on the Board’s authority to conduct a survey of plans submitted to Code Enforcement Officials, Fire Marshals Office and other locations where plans are submitted.
      All of the above items will be on the November 18, 2010 Agenda.
  12. New Business:
    1. Fall Outing September 11, 2010
      The fall outing will be at Ms. Gustin Williams camp on September 11, 2010.
  13. Oral Exams:
    1. Mr. Peter J. Reilly 10AM
      Following the oral interview, on a motion by Mr. Lotz, seconded by Mr. Ames, the Board voted 3 in favor and 2 opposed to grant Mr. Reilly licensure as a Professional Engineer by Oral Examination.
    2. Dr. Robert S. Palermo 11AM
      Following the oral interview, on a motion by Dr. Grant, seconded by Mr. Lotz, the Board voted 5 in favor and 0 opposed to grant Dr. Palermo licensure as a Professional Engineer by Oral Examination.
  14. Adjournment
    1. Next meetings are November 18, 2010 and January 20, 2011
    2. Meeting adjourned at 12:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Warren T. Foster, P.E

Executive Director