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					          NEVADA STATE BOARD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
                                                               BOARD MEETING
                                                               December 2, 2006


Voting Members in Attendance:
Donald Naquin, President of the Board
Dan Hill, Enforcement Representative for the Board
Kreg Mebust, CLARB Representative for the Board
Cary Baird, Secretary of the Board

Non-Voting Attendees:
Helen Wright, Executive Director of the Board
Ellis Antunez, Field Investigation Officer for the Board
Clair Lewis, Field Investigation Officer for the Board

The agenda for this meeting was posted on November 27, 2006 in accordance with Nevada Revised Statute 241 in the following locations:

City of Reno, Department of Community Development
Office of Hill, Clark and Associates Landscape Architects
Office of Jeff Codega Planning and Design
City of Las Vegas, Department of Public Works, Office of Architectural Services
Stantec Consulting, Las Vegas
Renown South Meadows Medical Center
The Office of the Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture
Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture Web-site

Minutes Transcribed by Helen Wright, Executive Director of the Board
Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture
Quarterly Meeting
December 2, 2006
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        Agenda Item                                                   Discussion                                                Follow-Up
                                                              1. Call to Order
                                The December 2, 2006 Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture Board Meeting
                                was called to order by the President of the Board, Donald Naquin at 9:30 AM. It is noted
                                that the number of voting members present represented a quorum. All attendees
                                introduced themselves and provided consent to be recorded. The agenda was approved
                                as presented. The Board did not interrupt its meeting during the day.                      Closed.
                                          2. Approval of August 18, 2006 Meeting Minutes
                                The minutes from the August 18, 2006 meeting of the Nevada State Board of Landscape
                                Architecture were reviewed and approved with corrections by the Board. The approved        Post minutes to the
                                minutes will be posted on the Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture web site.       web site.




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        Agenda Item                                                      Discussion                                                    Follow-Up
                                                                3. Old Business
                                All Registered Landscape Architects were given the opportunity to express their opinion
                                regarding proposed requirements for continuing education. Postcards announcing the
                                opinion poll were sent to all Registered Landscape Architects in April 2006. Ballots were
                                included with registration renewal application packets sent in May 2006 and asked
                                members to vote in agreement, in disagreement or to implement a voluntary trial basis for
                                a 3-year period before re-evaluation by the Board. The survey revealed the opinion of
                                registered Landscape Architects regarding the proposed requirement.
                                The Board considered the results of the survey, which revealed that there were 249
                                returned ballots from 336, which were sent out. 118 or 47% voted that they disagreed
                                with the proposal. 81 or 33% voted that they wished to implement the proposal on a
                                voluntary trial basis for a 3-year period before re-evaluation by the Board. 50 or 20%
a. Review                       agreed with the proposal. Many of the voters provided written comments, which were
Recommendations from            reviewed numerous times by the Board. At the August 2006 meeting of the Board, a sub-
Sub-committee on Proposed       committee consisting of Donald Naquin, Kreg Mebust and Helen Wright was formed with
Continuing Education            instructions to develop several different policies, which the Board could consider at its
Requirements, Determine         December meeting. The sub-committee convened on several occasions and developed
Course of Action                the following 3 courses of action.
                                    • The Board does not take action at this time.
                                    • The Board sends out a statement saying that it cannot find any measurable or
                                        quantitative proof that requiring continuing education directly assists or enhances
                                        the individual’s ability to provide for the protection of the public health, safety and   The Executive
                                        welfare. The Board supports individual efforts in achieving continuing education.         Director will send an
                                    • The Board implements a requirement for 6 or more CEU’s on an annual basis.                  informational notice
                                 After a lengthy discussion the Board determined to implement the second course of                to all Nevada
                                action. Further it requested that the Executive Director send out an informational notice         Registered
                                to all Nevada Registered Landscape Architects, which would clearly define the policy.             Landscape
                                The matter is closed at this time.                                                                Architects.
b. Rental Agreement and         The Board voted unanimously to accept the previously negotiated Commercial Lease
Payment for Rental of Office    Agreement, which provides payment for rental of office space for past 2 fiscal years and
Space FY05, FY06 and            the current fiscal year. The Commercial Lease Agreement will be re-negotiated each
FY07                            year at the time of the Executive Director’s review.                                              Closed.




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        Agenda Item                                                  Discussion                                                Follow-Up
                                                             4. New Business
a. Acknowledge
                                Cary Baird, the newly appointed member of the Board was introduced and welcomed at
Appointment of Cary Baird to
                                the meeting.
the Board                                                                                                                 Informational.
                                The Board voted unanimously to appoint the following for calendar year 2007:
                                    • President-Donald Naquin
                                    • Secretary-Cary Baird
b. Assignment of Board              • CLARB Representative-Kreg Mebust
Officers for the Calendar           • Enforcement Representative and Nevada Construction Industry Relations               All members are
Year 2007                               Committee Representative-Dan Hill                                                 asked to assist in the
                                There is one more person yet to be appointed to the Board who will be the Public          recruitment of the
                                Member. All Board members were asked to assist in the recruitment of that member who      remaining vacant
                                will be appointed by the Governor.                                                        Board position.
                                With the terms expiring for highly valued and experienced Board members Rich Shock        If a favorable
                                and Clair Lewis, the Board asked Clair Lewis to serve as a Field Investigation Officer.   decision is made,
                                Mr. Lewis accepted the position as he was in attendance at the meeting. A telephone       Mr. Shock will be
c. Appointment of Board
                                call was made to Mr. Shock during the meeting to ask him to serve as a Field              appointed to Field
Field Investigation Officer
                                Investigation Officer as well. As the Board was unable to reach Mr. Shock, the CLARB      Investigation Officer
                                Representative will approach Mr. Shock and extend the offer to him. Depending on his      for the Board at its
                                decision, he will then be appointed to the position at the next meeting of the Board.     meeting in March.
                                The Board voted unanimously on the following dates and locations for the calendar year
                                2007 Board meetings:
d. Establish Board Meeting          • March 2, 2007 in Reno
Dates and Locations for             • June 1, 2007 in Reno
Calendar Year 2007                  • September 14, 2007 in Reno                                                          Post meeting dates
                                    • December 1, 2007 in Las Vegas                                                       and locations on the
                                These dates will be posted on the NSBLA web site.                                         NSBLA web-site.
                                The CLARB Representative announced that he would attend an event on December 5,
e. December 5, 2006 NLA
                                2006 in Reno and provide information to attendees on the Nevada State Board of
Event
                                Landscape Architecture and enforcement.                                                   Informational.




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        Agenda Item                                                     Discussion                                                    Follow-Up
                                                          4. New Business (cont.)
                                The 2007 Legislative Session opens on February 5, 2007. The Board has an interest in
                                any legislation, which may impact Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering,
                                Construction, Board Administration or Hearings. The State of Nevada has provided a
                                Personalized Bill Tracking service, which all members of the Board became familiar with.
f. Plan for 2007 Legislative    The Board voted to approach Jim Smith and Rich Shock asking both if they are                     Approach both Rich
Session                         interested in providing a bill tracking service for the Board. It will take one person to keep   Shock and Jim
                                a very close eye on all bills being introduced. This person would then alert others in the       Smith asking for
                                event that something unfavorable was being introduced, by the same hand, if something            assistance with the
                                the Board would support is introduced, alerts would go out to provide support for the            2007 Legislative
                                Legislation.                                                                                     Session.
g. Continuing Education for     The budgeted funds entitled Continuing Education for Board Members can be used for
Board Members Determine         any type of educational opportunities, which assist in the administration of Board member
Purpose and Usage for           functions. Board members are asked to submit a request for these funds at regular
Professional Development.       meetings of the Board for discussion and approval.                                               Informational.
                                                       5. Executive Director Report
                                The current bank account balance and accounting records are detailed in the financial
a. Financial Operations
                                reports included with this report. The balance to date is $100,608.06 for all accounts.
Update
                                All invoices to date have been paid, as well as expenses for the LARE in December.               Informational.
                                                                                                                                 Consider contracting
                                The Annual Audit Report prepared by Mr. Short was reviewed by members of the Board.
                                                                                                                                 Mr. Short for the
b. Review Annual Audit          The Report has been filed with the Legislative Auditor and the Chief of the Budget
                                                                                                                                 FY07 Annual Audit
Report.                         Division in compliance with NRS 218.825. The Board will consider contracting Mr. Short
                                                                                                                                 at the next meeting
                                to provide the FY07 Annual budget at its next meeting.
                                                                                                                                 of the Board.
                                The office has been running very smoothly this past quarter. Most contacts to the office
                                are concerns about registration by reciprocity in Nevada. Systems are in place to quickly
                                address these questions and to help the applicants toward completion of the process.
c. Customer Service Update
                                There are 11 candidates who are scheduled to take the LARE, sections C and/or E next
                                week. 8 candidates reviewed their June Exam with either Clair Lewis in Las Vegas or
                                with Kreg Mebust in Reno.                                                                        Informational.
                                There are currently 316 Landscape Architects in the State of Nevada. This number
                                excluded the number of applicants (11) who were considered at this meeting. Included
d. Registered Landscape
                                with this report is a comparison of 2004, 2005 and 2006 new Registered Landscape
Architect Update
                                Architects. The graph points out the continued success of the Take Home Exam in
                                bringing new registrants into the State of Nevada.                                               Informational.


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December 2, 2006
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        Agenda Item                                                      Discussion                                                    Follow-Up
                                                   5. Executive Director Report (cont.)
                                The following were approved for Registration by Reciprocity by the Nevada State Board
                                of Landscape Architecture pending payment of all required fees:
                                 698                 Aquino          Gerdo
                                 699                 Cha             Taewook
                                 700                 Dunn            Christopher
d. Presentation and
                                 701                 Kellogg         Steven
Approval of Candidates for
                                 702                 L'Etoile        John
Registration in the State of
                                 703                 Marshall        Robert                                                       The candidates
Nevada
                                 704                 Morrow          Keith                                                        listed will be granted
                                 705                 Schulz          Korey                                                        Registration in the
                                 706                 Sotelo          Angelina                                                     State of Nevada
                                 707                 Southard, III William                                                        pending payment of
                                 708                  Wright        David                                                         all required fees.
        Agenda Item                                                   Discussion                                                        Follow-Up
                               6. Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Board Report
                                Clair Lewis, past CLARB Representative reported the following:
                                Prior to the Annual Meeting, Region 5 held a web-cast to present their Board Reports.
                                There were 11 reports from 11 jurisdictions, which represent great participation.
                                At the meeting there were 8 Member Boards present with representation out of 11
                                Member Boards. The Regional break out session included topics of discussion on
                                Examination issues/Improving the Examination Process, Budget/Finance and
                                Resolutions. During the General Meeting, four resolutions passed after much discussion.
                                (Resolution #1-Approved: Revision to allow nomination of more than one candidate for
                                Office) The nominating committee may (shall) identify one or more nominees for each
                                office and shall distribute its recommendations to all member boards no later than 60
                                days prior to the annual meeting.
                                (Resolution #2- Approved: Revision to amend nominating Committee) A nominating
                                committee shall be composed of a chairperson who shall be the immediate past
                                president of the Council and six members elected at large, each serving a 2 year term of
                                office (one representative elected by each region). Nominating committee members shall
                                be ineligible for nomination to office for the full term, regardless of whether they serve the
                                full term. The nominating committee shall be charged with creating and maintaining a
                                complete list of all eligible candidates for office and with identifying qualified nominees for
                                elected office. The nominating committee shall publish an updated list of candidates



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        Agenda Item                                                     Discussion                                                  Follow-Up
                           6. Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Board Report (cont.)
                                eligible for office within 30 days of the close of the annual meeting.
                                (Resolution #3- Approved: Revision to amend qualifications for Officers) Have attended
                                at least two meetings of the membership prior to the time of nomination; and be a
                                member of the Council Board of Directors or a member or past member of a member
                                board at the time of election; or have participated in a combined total of two sessions of a
                                standing committee, or a grading session as a grader or master grader, or as a cut score
                                committee member.
                                (Resolution #4- Approved: Revision to eliminate Nomination from the Floor) The
                                nominating committee shall distribute the final list of nominations to all member boards no
                                later than 30 days prior to the annual meeting.
                                Thursday night CLARB hosted a Meet and Greet Reception. Friday morning workshops
                                were held to discuss Nation Continuing Education Approval Process. Friday morning
                                was also the First Business Session. Discussion included reports from the ED, Finance
                                and Discussion of Resolutions. Friday afternoon Regional Meetings were held. That
                                evening there was a reception and dinner event. Saturday morning, the Second
                                Business Session was held. That meeting was very long, with a rather lengthy
                                discussion on the resolutions. All resolutions finally passed. That was followed by an         Provide report from
                                Awards Luncheon and meeting adjourned.                                                         the Spring Meeting
                                The Spring Meeting will be held in late February 2007 and will be attended by Kreg             at the next meeting
                                Mebust who will provide a report to this Board at its next meeting.                            of the Board.
                                 7. Nevada Construction Industry Relations Committee Report
                                There was no activity to report from the Nevada Construction Industry Relations
                                Committee.                                                                                     Ongoing.
                                                7. Review Current Enforcement Issues
                                The Board reviewed all current enforcement cases by case number only. The LCB
a. Discussion and Action on     Quarterly report has been filed. The new Enforcement Representative and Field
Current Enforcement Issues      Investigation Officer will meet with the Executive Director in the next day or so to review
                                all active cases in detail. There was no action to be taken by the Board.                      Ongoing.
                                                        8. Public Comment Period
                                Mr. Lewis, as a member of the public asked if there was a way to provide for an Emeritus       Contact the Deputy
                                Status for retiring Landscape Architects with perhaps a reduced fee for renewal of             Attorney General
                                registration. The Deputy Attorney General will be asked if this proposal is possible           seeking advice on
                                without changing the existing statutes.                                                        this matter.


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        Agenda Item                                                   Discussion                                              Follow-Up
                                               9. Next Meeting Agenda and Adjournment
                                  The date of the next meeting of the Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture is
                                set for March 2, 2007. The meeting will be held at 9:30 AM at the University of Nevada
                                Cooperative Extension Office in Las Vegas. Items for the agenda will include but not be
                                limited to:
                                   • Emeritus Status
                                   • Legislative Session Tracking
                                   • Contracting Bill Short to provide FY07 Annual Audit.
                                There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 1:00 PM.         Closed.

Respectfully Submitted By:

Helen Wright
Executive Director for the Board
Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture

Approved By:



______________________________________________
Donald Naquin
President of the Board
Nevada State Board of Landscape Architecture




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