March 5, 2014

Conference Call Board Meeting (3/5/2014)

Meeting Minutes and Notes

NC Board for Licensing of Geologists

Minutes – Conference Call Meeting

March 5, 2014

The Conflict of Interest statement was read by Board Chair Lindsey Walata.  No potential conflicts were noted, the meeting was called to order at 10:07 am by the Chair.  Others present included Bob Remsburg, Rick Kolb, John Stevens, Bill Miller and Kenneth Taylor. Board Counsel Phillip Reynolds and Board Administrator Barbara Geiger were also present.

Lindsey Walata noted that the ASBOG Task Analysis Survey (TAS) and Council of Examiners (COE) Workshop are scheduled For April 3-5, 2014 in Buffalo, NY.  Following discussion, Dr. Taylor made the motion that the Board ask Dr. Bill Harris to represent the NCBLG at the ASBOG TAS AND COE functions and to pay per diem and reimburse him for any related expenses.  The motion was seconded by Dr. Miller and carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Dr. Miller and seconded by Mr. Kolb to invite former Board member Dennis LaPoint to attend the COE Workshop and to pay per diem and reimburse him for any related expenses.  All were in favor and the motion carried.

Dr. Harris and Mr. LaPoint will both be invited to attend the April 15, 2014 meeting of the Board to acknowledge their service to the Board.  Dr. Harris will be presented with a “pick plaque”.  Mr. LaPoint was previously presented with a plaque.

Online application through the website was discussed.  Barbara Geiger questioned the requirement of a notarized signature on the paper application and how that could be done and if it was necessary via online application.  Phillip Reynolds will look into the process.  Recent Announcements and Posts for the website were discussed and Board members and staff were assigned responsibility. 

Barbara Geiger – Online Renewal; Welcome Dr. Miller; Thank Dr. Harris for his service; exam update; past minutes on website

Rick Kolb:  AEG meeting; ASTM Standard

Ken Taylor:  Fracking update

Lindsey Walata:  Upcoming SEGSA meeting

Phillip Reynolds:  Subcontracting Statement

The SEGSA meeting and details of the booth to be shared with ASBOG during the event were discussed.  Those attending are Rick Kolb, Bill Miller, John Stevens and Kenneth Taylor.  John Stevens will pick up items to be used in the booth from the Board office.  All Board members will check in with Sam Christiano of ASBOG upon their arrival and will assist at the booth as needed.  Dr. Taylor mentioned that he would be bringing several staff members who would also be available to assist if needed.  Rick Kolb made the motion that the Board purchase shirts with the Board logo, to be worn at events where members are representing the Board with a cost not to exceed $50 per shirt.  The motion was seconded by John Stevens and carried.

Lindsey Walata agreed to email Dr. Harris and Mr. LaPoint regarding their representing the Board at the ASBOG COE and TAS workshops.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 10:47 am.

Respectfully submitted:

Barbara U. Geiger

Board Administrator