IOWA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
1920 SE HULSIZER
ANKENY IA 50021
James Hughes, Chair, James O’Neill,
and Dorothy Woline. Evelyn Rank and Patty Daniels absent.
Present: Roger Hansen, Executive Officer, Pam Griebel,
Assistant Attorney General, and Susan Griffel, Education Director.
The meeting was called to order at 9:15 a.m.
moved, second by Woline to approve the minutes for the January
16, 2003 meeting with the one correction
The tentative meeting schedule was reviewed. Hughes appointed
himself and Rank to serve on the Investigation Committee for April
reported that he was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Bremer-Chickasaw
Board of Realtors meeting in
spite of the weather, the meeting was well attended. Hughes encouraged
all commissioners to attend and to give presentations on the Commission’s
functions at meetings of this nature whenever possible.
Griffel reported that the present exam contract with PSI is in
the third year of a three- year contract that provides for optional
extensions to the contract. The exam was placed out for bid in
2000 and PSI was the only bidder. Hansen described the ARELLO Disciplinary
Databank and the value of detecting and discouraging false applications
that fail to disclose prior license discipline in another jurisdiction
moved, second by O’Neill to extend
the PSI contract to June 30, 2005 and to negotiate additional
provision for PSI
to use the ARELLO Discipline Databank, with a $1.00 exam fee increase
to cover the cost. Motion carried unanimously.
Griebel reported that the Franich case had been appealed to the
Hansen reported that license renewals for this cycle were complete.
It was disappointing to learn that only 150 licensees renewed online.
There have been 38 complaint cases opened thus far in 2003, which
is an increase. As of the date of the meeting, approximately 68
complaints were in various stages of the complaint process.
Halloran reported that final budget determinations had not been
Public comment. Jim Berry expressed concerns about real estate
transactions Involving Iowa property being conducted by persons
not licensed in Iowa.
Public comment. Paul McLaughlin, IAR, reported on legislative
items the IAR is sponsoring this session and the various presentations
on the program for the next IAR meeting in March. He also mentioned
the Next Generation vs. Iowa Realty District Court Ruling.
O’Neill moved, second by Woline to go into closed session
pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(d) and 21.5(1)(f). Roll call vote
as follows: O’Neill, aye; Woline, aye; and Hughes, aye. Motion
Commission entered into closed session at 11:00 a.m. and arose
therefrom at 12:07 a.m.
The Commission deferred a decision on case 03-024 pending additional
moved, seconded by Woline to accept the Informal Settlement signed
by the Respondent in case 02-108.
moved, seconded by O’Neill to find
probable cause in cases 02-025, 02-101, and 02-107. Motion carried
moved, seconded by O’Neill to close
cases, 01-101, 01-102, 01-104,
01-107, 02-003, 02-005, 02-076, 02-096, 02-097, 02-100, 02-102,
and 03-004. Motion carried unanimously.
moved, second by O’Neill to adjourn
the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.
Meeting adjourned at 12:12 p.m.
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