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Date, Location and Attendees of a Special Meeting
Special Meeting
April 9, 1999, 9:00 AM
Board Office, The Association Center, 707 13th Street SE, Suite 275
Salem, Oregon 97301
 
Members Present in Suite 275
Don Hull, RPG, State Geologist
Michael Long, CEG
William Orr, RPG
 
Staff Present in Suite 275
Susanna Knight, Administrative Assistant
 
Members Present via Telephone
Audrey Eldridge, RPG
Dorian Kuper, CEG, Chairperson
 
Member Absent:
Chuck Hester, CPA, Public Member
 
Guest:
Tom Kuper, Registrant (via telephone)

I. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Chair Kuper at 9:00 AM.

II. Approval of Agenda
The agenda was approved as presented.

III. Items for Board Action
  1. Set Budget for 1999 to 2001 Biennium: The Board reviewed both the proposed expenditures and revenues for the budget. Discussion of line items in the proposed expenditure budget was held. It was reported that annual dues to ASBOG are about $3000. Although the Board is uncertain about Attorney General fees, it is the intent of the Board to be financially ready to deal with any compliance issues. A discussion of the various revenue scenarios was held. The Board agreed that the Reserve Account should not fall below $110,000, a six month operating budget plus funds to cover a contested case. The reserve fund is currently at approximately $99,000. By the end of this biennium, June 30, 1999, the reserve account could be down to $70,000.  
    Following the discussion, Eldridge moved to accept new fees as follows: Oregon Specific Examination, $50.00; Engineering Geologist Examination, $50.00; Application fee, $50.00; GIT Renewal Fee, $25.00; Geologist Renewal Fee, $ 75.00; Certified Engineering Geologist Renewal Fee, $50.00; Duplicate or replacement wall certificate, $25.00. Seconded and passed unanimously by roll call ballot. Hull moved to go to the Public Hearing on the Board’s biennial budget with the proposed expenditure as presented in the proposed budget [Note: Total Biennial Budget at $227,534]. Seconded and passed unanimously by roll call ballot.  
  2. Board Telework Policy: The Office of Energy requires that each State Agency have on record, a policy for telecommuting. The Board discussed their philosophy of telecommuting. Because this office is a one-person agency and it is the goal of the Board to have the office be available to registrants, the Board does not want to encourage telecommuting at this time. Although it is a positive attribute for many state agencies, Hull moved that telecommuting is not currently an option for our one- person agency. Seconded and passed unanimously by roll call ballot.

IV. Meeting Adjourned
Next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board is June 11, 1999, at The Association Center, Salem. Discussion was held regarding an extension of the one day meeting. The Board will possibly set a dinner meeting on Thursday, June 10, in Salem prior to the June 11th meeting.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 10:10 AM.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Susanna R. Knight
Administrative Assistant to the Board