Board Meeting Minutes: June 20, 2012

Amended July 18, 2012

Members Present: Board members present were; Dr. Donald Grant, P.E ,Chair ; Mandy Holway Olver, P.E, Vice Chair; George W. Ames, P.E; Clifton W. Greim, P.E. Also present were Judith Peters, Assistant Attorney General and Warren T. Foster, P.E., Executive Director. In addition, there was one member of the public who attended during the complaint discussion.

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Chair Dr. Donald Grant in the First Floor Conference Room at 295 Water Street in Augusta.

1. Minutes of previous meeting and other preliminaries.

  1. Approval of the previous meeting on May 22, 2012. There were no corrections or additions to the minutes. On a motion by Mr. Ames,
    seconded by Mr. Greim, the Board voted (4 in favor, 0 opposed) to approve the
    minutes.

2. Executive Committee (Grant)

  1. Executive Director Position. On a motion by Mr. Greim, seconded by Ms. Olver, the Board voted (4 in favor, 0 opposed) to submit for approval a contract for 1000 hours with no benefits for the Executive Directors position.
  2. NCEES 91st Annual Meeting, August, 22-25, 2012 in St. Louis Missouri. Mr. Greim and Mr. Bartlett will attend the Annual Meeting in August.
  3. Status of Statute changes. Mr. Foster reported that recommended changes will be sent to Commissioner Head by mid- July and to the Governor’s office by mid-August.
  4. Radon Certification- See Items 9A & 9B pertain to this Item. This Item was discussed under 9A and 9B.

3. Finance Committee: (Ames)

  1. Book balance on June 4, 2012 was $511,305 .This compares to the balance on June 1, 2010 of $481,814.
  2. The number of active licensees on June 4, 2012 was 5721. This compares to the number of active licensees on June 1, 2010 of 5515.
  3. Transfer to General Fund- $39,471 (May 31, 2012).

4. Rules Committee: (Sweeney)

5. Examinations Committee: (Grant)

  1. Concurrence with the results of the Principles and Practices of Engineering (PE) examination held on April 13, 2012.
  2. Concurrence with results of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination held on April 14, 2012. On a motion by Mr. Greim, seconded by Mr. Ames, the Board voted (4 in favor, 0 opposed) to concur with the results of the Principles and Practices of Engineering (PE) examination held on April 13, 2012 and the results of the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination held on April 14, 2012.
  3. Summary of April 2012 Exam and Candidate Survey. Informational
  4. Signing up for the FE Exam directly through NCEES. The Board agreed FE candidates should continue to go through the Maine Board to sign up for the FE exam.

6. Information Committee: (Olver)

  1. Fall Newsletter: There were no suggested articles for the newsletter.

7. Complaint Committee: (Ames)

  1. Licensed
    1. E11-002:
    2. On a motion by Mr. Greim, seconded by Ms. Olver, the Board voted (3 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 recused) to offer a consent agreement which would include an admission of a violation of Chapter 2, Section 11 (2)(A) &(B) of the Board’s Rules, a $500.00 fine and a reprimand from the Board. The recused vote was Complaint Officer Mr. Ames.
    3. E11-003 On a motion made by Ms. Olver, seconded by Mr. Greim, the Board voted (3 in favor, 0 opposed and 1 recused) to dismiss this complaint on the ground that there is no evidence of a violation of the Board’s Laws or Rules. The recused vote was Complaint Officer Mr. Ames.
  2. Unlicensed: None
  3. Complaints filed by other jurisdictions against Maine PEs: None

8. Special Committees:

  1. Report by the Continuing Education Committee The Continuing Education Committee will be meeting today after the Board meeting is adjourned to review audit submittals.

9. Reading of communications:

  1. E-Mail from Brent McLaughlin radon mitigation services. Mr. Greim agreed to compose a letter to be sent from the Board to DEP with concerns on the Radon Certification Process.
  2. Letter from Albert E. Hodson III- DEP Prequalifying for Professional Engineers. Same as 9-A.
  3. E-mail- Submission of Stamped Construction Drawings to CEO’s On a motion by Mr. Ames, seconded by Ms. Olver, the Board voted (4 in favor, 0 opposed) to form a Committee to work with Code Enforcement Officers (CEO), representatives from the MUBEC Board, the Architectural community and other interested Engineers to draft a guideline policy for the submission of stamped construction drawings to CEOs.

10. Reading and considering applications:

  1. Review and concurrence of Chair/Executive Director actions: On a motion by Mr. Ames, seconded by Ms. Olver, the Board voted (4 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. None
    6. Reexaminations authorized by the Executive Director.
  2. New Engineer Intern (E.I.) Applications. On a motion by Ms. Olver, seconded by Mr. Greim, the Board voted (4 in
    favor, 0 opposed) to approve applications of Engineer Interns for the
    Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, listed on the attached list under Item #10.B.
  3. Recently certified Engineer Interns: On a motion by Ms. Olver, seconded by Mr. Greim, the Board voted (4 in
    favor, 0 opposed) 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 Ms. Olver, seconded by Mr. Ames, the Board voted (4 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
    1. Craig N.Worth: Accepted by experience 2004 no BS degree-FE waived 3/04, Failed PE exam 10/04 &10/05- Requesting to take PE exam a third time. The Board agreed that Mr. Worth be given one more chance to take the PE exam.
  7. Other applications or requests.
    1. Michael Nakhla: Licensed in California and other States, has passed FE and PE exams, Disciplinary action in Arizona and Nevada. On a motion by Ms. Olver, seconded by Mr. Greim, the Board voted (4 in
      Favor, 0 opposed) to approve Mr. Nakhla for licensure.
    2. William C. Goodman, Licensed in Massachusetts, passed PE exam, No FE exam, no BS Degree, 28 years of experience, good references: would qualify under Statute 1352 -H. The Board agreed that Mr. Goodman met the requirements for licensure.

11. Unfinished Business

12. New Business

13. Oral Exams:

  1. Kenneth S. Jamieson 11:00. On a motion by Ms. Olver, seconded by Mr. Ames, the Board voted (4 in
    favor, 0 opposed), to deny Mr. Jamieson application for licensure as a
    Professional Engineer by Oral Exam, but agreed that Mr. Jamieson be given the
    opportunity for licensure by the written Principles and Practice of Engineering
    Exam.
  2. Syed M. Ali 12:15 On a motion by Mr. Ames, seconded by Ms. Olver, the Board voted (4 in
    favor, 0 opposed), to deny Mr. Ali application for licensure as a
    Professional Engineer by Oral Exam, but agreed that Mr.Ali be given the
    opportunity for licensure by the written Principles and Practice of Engineering
    exam.
  3. Josep- Maria Ribes I Ardanuy 1:00 On a motion by Ms. Olver, seconded by Mr. Ames, the Board voted (4 in
    favor, 0 opposed), to deny Mr. Ribes application for licensure as a
    Professional Engineer by Oral Exam, but agreed that Mr. Ribes be given the
    opportunity for licensure by the written Principles and Practice of Engineering
    exam.

14. Adjournment

  1. Future meetings, August 16, 2012 and November 15, 2012
  2. On a motion by Ms. Olver, seconded by Mr. Greim, the Board voted (4 in favor, 0 opposed), to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 1:45 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Warren T. Foster, P.E Executive Director