Present: Evelyn Rank, Chair; Robert Miller, Barbara Leestamper, Terry
Rogers, James Hughes.
present: Roger Hansen, Executive Secretary; Pam Griebel,
Assistant Attorney General; Susan Griffel, Education Director;
Carrie Ante, Staff
The meeting was called to order at 9:01 a.m.
A plaque was presented to Terry Rogers in honor of her six years
of service to the Commission.
Rank granted a request by Jim Berry to be placed on the agenda
to provide a report on the UNI Advisory Council meeting held on
April 11, 2001, in Cedar Falls. He stated that there are currently
64 Real Estate majors and 19 Real Estate minors at UNI. In addition,
85% of all Real Estate graduates stayed in Iowa. Thirteen scholarship
recipients were recognized. In all there were 79 scholarship providers
Leestamper moved, seconded by Rogers to go into closed session
pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(d) and Iowa Code 21.5 (1)(f). Roll
call vote was as follows: Rank, aye; Miller, aye; Leestamper, aye;
Hughes, aye; Rogers, aye. Motion carried unanimously.
The Commission entered into closed session at 9:15 a.m. and arose
there from at 9:55 a.m.
Rogers moved, seconded by Leestamper, to close cases 00-157, 00-158,
and 00-159; and find probable cause in case 00-149. Roll call vote
was as follows: Miller, aye; Leestamper, aye; Hughes, aye; Rogers,
aye; Rank, aye. Motion carried unanimously.
Rank moved seconded by Rogers to nominate Miller for Chair of
the commission. Rank moved, seconded by Miller to cease nominations,
Motion carried unanimously. Roll call vote to name Robert Miller
Chair of the Commission was as follows: Leestamper, aye; Miller,
aye: Hughes, aye; Rogers, aye; Rank, aye. Motion carried unanimously
Miller moved, seconded by Rogers, to nominate Hughes for Vice-Chair
of the Commission. Miller moved, seconded by Rogers to cease nominations.
Motion carried unanimously. Roll call vote was as follows: Miller,
aye; Leestamper, aye: Hughes, aye; Rogers, aye; Rank, aye. Motion
Miller appointed Hughes and Leestamper to serve on the May 23,
2001 Investigation Committee. The June Commission Meeting date
was changed to Wednesday June 20, 2001, and the Investigation Committee
meeting was changed to Tuesday, June 19, 2001.
Hughes moved, Miller seconded to approve minutes of the meeting
held on March, 8, 2001. Motion carried unanimously.
Hansen and Griebel reported on the New Uniform
Division Rules. Griebel reported that these proposed new division
prepared using model rules and each board’s existing rules.
The new division chapters basically standardized specific chapters
all six licensing boards under the Professional Licensing Division.
Hughes moved, Leestamper seconded to approve the proposed division
rules to file as Notice of Intended Action. Motion carried unanimously
Hansen gave an update on the progress on Executive Order #8.
The Commission considered a written request from Bradley Skinner,
to substitute his experience for the two years of salesperson experience
requirement to qualify for broker. Skinner was present and was
invited by Rank to the table to discuss the request. Rogers moved,
Leestamper seconded to deny his request. Motion carried unanimously.
Leestamper reported that she had attended the UNI Advisory Council
meeting held on April 11, 2001, in Cedar Falls and had been appointed
to the curriculum committee to in determining real estate major
and minor course requirements.
Hughes reported that he gave a presentation at a Board of Realtors
meeting in his area and encouraged other commissioners to attend
meetings when possible in their area. He indicated that licensees
have many misconceptions of how the commission works and the compliant
process. He finds it beneficial as a commission member to attend
and participate in various meetings.
Rank thanked the commission members and staff for helping make
it a good year for her as chair.
Kay Halloran, Division Administrator, reported on the severe state
budget problems and the impact on the division. She shared a letter
dated April 11, 2001, to Department Directors, from Cynthia Eisenhauer,
Director, Iowa Department of Management, that ordered Departments
to immediately discontinue discretionary general fund spending.
The letter also provided fourteen cost saving measures to be followed.
Public comment. Paul McLaughlin, Iowa Association of Realtors,
reported that the next IAR meeting is in Okoboji on June 5, 6,
and 7. He also stated that the auctioneering bill did pass the
Senate and is going to the Iowa House.
Miller moved, seconded by Rogers, to adjourn the meeting at 11:35
a.m. Motion carried unanimously.