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2006 Meeting Minutes

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

January 11, 2007

MINUTES

Present: James Hughes, Chair; Laurie Dawley, Donald Marple, Jim O'Neill, Lori Diehl
Absent: Patty Daniels, Dan Berry

Others Present: Roger Hansen, Executive Officer; John Lundquist, Assistant Attorney General (left meeting at 10:20 a.m.); Dave Batts, Compliance Officer; Jeff Evans, Auditor; Susan Griffel, Education Director; Sandy Malek, Administrative Assistant; and Dana Klisares, Administrative Assistant.

The meeting was called to order at 9:08 a.m. by Chair Hughes.

MINUTES

Motion made by Dawley, seconded by O'Neill, to approve the December 7, 2006 and the December 14, 2006 minutes. Motion carried unanimously.

MEETING SCHEDULE

Future IREC meetings are scheduled as follows:

Commission Meetings: Investigative Committee Meetings:

Thursday, February 15, 2007 Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Marple, Diehl, Hughes
Thursday, March 15, 2007 Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007 Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007 Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007 Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007 Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007 Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007 Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007 Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007 Wednesday, December 12, 2007

COMMISSIONER REPORTS

Hughes distributed copies of an e-mail he received from Jim Berry regarding a recent disciplinary action listed in the newsletter. Hughes asked Hansen to send Berry a copy of the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Decision and Order for the case which is public information.

O'Neill reported he recently attended a Special ARELLO Meeting and served as a Director on the Board of Directors for the first time.

Diehl reported receiving comments from IAR members that complimented Evans on doing a good job providing the Commission update at the last two IAR conferences.

Dawley complimented staff on the on quality of information in latest newsletter.

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REPORT

Lundquist reported that he has been appointed to serve as co-chair of ARELLO Law Committee and looking forward to serving.

STAFF REPORTS

Klisares reported 26% of renewals were completed on-line.

Malek reported that background checks are currently averaging approximately 35 days to be completed.

Griffel reported renewals went smoothly. Final details of PSI exam contract to be signed within next two weeks. She's working on new rules for changes in pre-license education requirements.

Evans provided the Commission with a hand out listing stats for audits conducted over the past 4 years.

Batts provided the Commission with a hand out listing stats on complaints for the past calendar year indicating a significant increase over previous years.

Hansen reported that compliance audits (E & O insurance, continuing education) will come back into fold. Lease negotiations with the Alcoholic Beverages Division for current office space continue. The availability of technology funds has resulted in the purchase of 4 new barcode scanning guns and the replacement of several outdated computers.

CLOSED SESSION

Motion made by O'Neill, seconded by Marple, to enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code 21.5(1)(a) and 543B.52(1) for real estate applications and 21.5(1)(d) and 21.5(1)(f) to discuss informal settlements, consent agreements/orders, finding of fact, decision and order and open cases. Commission entered into closed session at 9:35 a.m. and returned to open session at 10:45 a.m.

OPEN SESSION

Dawley moved, seconded by Marple, to accept signed consents orders for the following cases: 06-066, 06-130 and A06-024. Motion carried unanimously.

Dawley moved, seconded by Diehl, to deny the application on cases: 06-205 and
06-185. Motion carried unanimously.

Dawley moved, seconded by O'Neill to find probable cause on the following case: 06-095. Motion carried unanimously.

Dawley moved, seconded by Marple, to close the following cases: 06-220;
06-200; 06-230; 06-231; 06-233; 06-236; 06-237; 06-094; 06-213; 06-234 and A06-026. Motion carried unanimously.

Dawley moved, seconded by O'Neill to grant license for case 06-227. Motion carried unanimously.

Dawley moved, seconded by Diehl to issue a cease and desist order for case 06-232. Motion carried unanimously.

MEETING ADJOURNED

Motion made by Marple, seconded by O'Neill, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 10:49 p.m.

 

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