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2001 Meeting Minutes


IOWA REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
1918 SE HULSIZER
ANKENY, IA

MINUTES--October 25, 2001

  Present: James Hughes, Vice Chair, Evelyn Rank, Dorothy Woline, Barbara Leestamper Absent: Robert Miller, Chair

Others present: Roger Hansen, Executive Secretary; Pam Griebel, Assistant Attorney General; Susan Griffel, Education Director, and Tish Young, staff.

The meeting was called to order at 9:10 a.m.

Leestamper moved, second by Rank to go into closed session at 9: 12 a.m. pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(d) and Iowa Code 21.5(1)(f). Roll call vote as follows: Hughes, aye; Rank, aye; Woline, aye; Leestamper, aye. Motion carried unanimously.

The Commission entered into closed session at 9:12 a.m. and arose there from at 9:45 a.m.

Rank moved, second by Woline to close the following cases: 01-030; 01-012; 01-028, and 01-074. Roll call vote as follows: Hughes, aye; Rank, aye; Woline, aye; Leestamper. Motion carried unanimously.

Rank moved, second by Woline to find probable cause to file charges in cases 00-130, 01-031, and 01-034. Roll call vote as follows: Hughes, aye; Rank, aye; Woline, aye; Leestamper, aye. Motion carried unanimously.

Leestamper moved, second by Rank to accept the Informal Settlements in cases 00-070, 00-077, and 00-082. Roll call vote was as follows: Hughes, aye; Leestamper, aye; Woline, aye; Rank, aye. Motion carried unanimously.

Rank moved, second by Leestamper to approve the minutes of September 20, 2001 with corrections. Motion carried unanimously.

Future meetings scheduled in 2001 and 2002 were discussed. Hughes appointed Miller and Hughes to serve on the Investigation Committee to be held on December 5, 2001.

Rank moved, second by Leestamper to grant a conditional waiver of 193E-2.11(543B) to William Metropulos, based upon documented health problems and having missed the six-month examination expiration by only a few days. The waiver was granted on the condition that the license must be issued by December 1, 2001. Motion carried unanimously.

Leestamper moved, second by Rank to deny a request from Mary E. Schon for a waiver or variance of 193E-3.3(2) the continuing education required for renewing a broker license. Schon has not exhausted other options available, including taking the Iowa Broker Examination. Motion carried unanimously.

Halloran reported that as of November 1, 2001 the Division would be getting a 4.3% budget reduction. She also stated that the revenue year to date was 1% less than last year. The Governor has called a special session of the legislature for November 8th.

Griffel reported that the renewals will be mailed out in the next couple of weeks. The online renewal education screens have been changed to reflect the completion of the three year brokerage management course cycle.

Public comment.

Jim Berry, IAR, suggested that if necessary, the Commission consider using the Iowa Association of Realtors as a resource to assist staff perform duties such as complaint investigations, because of the state's budget problems.

Paul McLaughlin, IAR, reported that a NAR meeting is scheduled in Chicago next week and the next IAR meeting is scheduled for December 3-5, 2001 in Des Moines.

Leestamper moved, second by Rank to adjourn the meeting at 10:55 a.m. Motion carried unanimously.

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