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2008 Meeting Minutes

Iowa Real Estate Commission
1920 SE Hulsizer Road
Ankeny, IA 50021
February 14, 2008

MINUTES


Present: James Hughes, Chair, James O’Neill, Laurie Dawley, Dan Berry, and Patty Daniels.

Absent: Judy Stevens and Lori Diehl

Others Present: Roger Hansen, Executive Officer; John Lundquist, Assistant Attorney General; David Batts, Compliance Officer; and Susan Griffel, Education Director.

Public: Paul McLaughlin (Iowa Association of Realtors)

The meeting was called to order at 9:05 a.m. by Chair Hughes.

MINUTES

Motion by O’Neill, seconded by Berry, to approve the January 17, 2007 minutes. Motion carried unanimously.

MEETING SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Future  IREC meetings are scheduled as follows:

Commission Meetings:                     Investigation Committee Meetings:

Thursday, March 19, 2008               Wednesday, March 20, 2008
                                                              (Daniels, Berry, Stevens)
Thursday, April 17, 2008                  Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008                  Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008                  Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008                   Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008        Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008            Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008        Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008         Wednesday, December 10, 2008
 

COMMISSIONER REPORTS

O’Neill reported he would not be in attendance at the March meeting and congratulated Hansen on his upcoming retirement.

Berry reported he attended a recent NAR meeting in Washington DC where Mortgage Fraud legislation was a dominate topic at the national level.

Daniels reported more conversations among licensees relating to mortgage fraud and found the mortgage fraud DVD the Commission recently viewed to be very useful in understanding the resulting harm that is caused.

STAFF REPORTS

Griffel announced that she is retiring April 25, 2008, and expressed her appreciation for the opportunity to have been real estate education director.

Hansen reported that he is retiring March 21, 2008. Online renewals was a success this year with over 80% renewing online with mailings and email notices assisting greatly in getting the word out to licensees. He noted the IAR assisted in publications and email notifications to membership.

RULES

Motion by Dawley, second, Berry to approve and to file adopted the electronic storage rules identical to those filed as notice of intended action published December 9, 2007 as ARC 6490B. Motion carried unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT

McLaughlin congratulated Hansen on his retirement. He additionally reported that Dave Bert had started and was now fulfilling his duties as Executive Vice President of the IAR. He concluded with a report on several legislative items sponsored by or being closely monitored by the IAR.

CLOSED SESSION

Motion made by Daniels, seconded by O’Neill, to enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(d) and 21.5(1)(f) to discuss informal settlements, consent agreements/orders or Consent Orders. Roll call as follows: Hughes, aye; Dawley, aye; Daniels, aye; O’Neill, aye and Berry, aye. Motion carried unanimously.

The Commission entered into closed session at 9:54 a.m. and arose therefrom at
10:15 a.m.

OPEN SESSION

Motion by Dawley, second by O’Neill to approve the application and grant the license in case number 07-314. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dawley, second by Berry to close the following cases: 07-311, 08-001, 08-002, 08-007, 06-104, 07-304, 07-306, 07-206, 07-219, and 07-313.

Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dawley, second by Berry to accept the signed informal settlement in the following cases: A07-024, 07-193, 07-107, 07-308, A08-001, 08-004, 07-157, 07-232, 087-309, 07-305, and 07-271.

Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dawley, seconded by Daniels to find probable cause in the following complaint cases: 07-209 and 08-010

Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Dawley, seconded by Daniels to deny the license renewal application and find probable case in complaint case number 08-003. Motion carried unanimously.

MEETING ADJOURNED

Motion made by Berry, seconded by Daniels, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 10:19 a.m.

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