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02/09/2017 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 170
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701

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TALCB Board Meeting


These minutes set out the agenda item, the subject matter discussed, and any action taken on each item. To hear the full discussion on any agenda item, click on the link, and you will be taken directly to that section of the meeting video on the right side of the screen.

Note: While the written portion of the minutes below are published in agenda order, the Board may have taken items out of order.

Agenda Item 1 - Call to order and pledges of allegiance

Agenda Item 2 - Roll call and discussion and possible action to excuse Board member absence(s), if any

A roll call was conducted by the recording secretary and the following members of the Board, constituting a quorum, answered present: Chair Ms. Jamie Wickliffe, Mr. Jim Jeffries, Mr. Buster Renfrow, Mr. Clayton Black, Mr. Chance Bolton, Mr. Tony Peña, Ms. Martha Gayle Reid Lynch, Mr. Alex Sostre, and Ms. Joyce Yannuzzi.

Agenda Item 3 - Election of Officers

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair opened the floor for nominations. Hearing none, Mr. Black moved to approve the slate of officers nominated at the November 18, 2016 Board meeting. Mr. Sostre seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously elected Mr. Jeffries as Vice Chair and Mr. Renfrow as Secretary.

Agenda Item 4 - Discussion regarding committee appointments

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair appointed Board members to the following committees:

Enforcement Committee:

  • Buster Renfrow (chair)
  • Chance Bolton
  • Alex Sostre

Budget & Finance Committee:

  • Clayton Black (chair)
  • Joyce Yannuzzi
  • Tony Peña

Education Committee:

  • Tony Peña (chair)
  • Martha Gayle Reid Lynch
  • Jim Jeffries

Executive Committee:

  • Jamie Wickliffe (chair)
  • Jim Jeffries
  • Buster Renfrow

The Chair also noted that the Vice Chair of the Board (Jim Jeffries) is statutorily designated as chair of the AMC Advisory Committee.

Agenda Item 5 - Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of Mentors

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to appoint Bobby Crisp, John Dorie, Paul Hornsby, Deloris Kraft-Longoria, Mark Loftus, Jim Pearson, Tony Pistilli, Gregory Reynolds, Dane Sever, Gregory Stephens, and Pamela Teel as Mentors for a period of two years. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 6 - Comments from members of the public regarding non-agenda items

Comments were made by Greg Stephens, representing Foundation Appraisers Coalition of Texas, expressing the merits of the Mentor program.

Comments were made by Richard Cole, Jr., representing himself, requesting the examination be waived as a requirement of his pending reinstatement application.

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to refer this request to the Executive Committee for consideration and recommendation to the full Board for action at the next Board meeting. Mr. Peña seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

Agenda Item 7 - Executive session to discuss pending litigation or receive advice of counsel pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair called the Board into executive session at 10:35am.

The Chair reconvened the meeting at 11:55am.

Agenda Items 8 & 9 - Consent Agenda

Ratification of the official record of the November 17, 2016, and November 18, 2016, Board meetings as approved for posting on the website by the Secretary of the Board

Approval of agreed final orders and surrenders in the matter of:

a. Complaint #16-129, 16-320 & 17-040 (Cody Joe Bales, TX-1360441-R)

b. Complaint #16-168 (Pamela McDaniel, Unlicensed)

c. Complaint #16-157 (David M. Ali, TX-1337985-R)

d. Complaint #15-353 (Joshua Thomas Rock, TX-1360041-R)

e. Complaint #16-107 (David Lynn Kellogg, TX-1324055-R)

f.  Complaint #16-163 (Christopher R. Lockard, TX-1334997-R)

g. Complaint #16-146 (Alfred Okoreeh, TX-1360337-R)

h. Complaint #16-132 (Eleazar Fuentes, TX-1360042-R)

i.  Complaint #16-039 (Richard Thomas Jones, TX-1331973-R)

j.  Complaint #16-066 & 16-067 (Heath Dean Hanson, TX-1335186-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to ratify and approve items 8 and 9d-9j. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Mr. Bolton moved to approve item 9a. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Mr. Peña moved to approve item 9b. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Mr. Jeffries moved to approve item 9c. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 10 - Staff reports on processes, monthly activities, and statistical data

Agenda Item 11 - Discussion and possible action to adopt amendments to 22 TAC §153.19, Licensing for Persons with Criminal History

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved for the adoption of the rule as published. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 12 - Update regarding proposed legislative changes to:

a. Chapter 1103, Texas Occupations Code

b. Chapter 1104, Texas Occupations Code

c. Chapter 1152, Texas Occupations Code

Agenda Item 13 - Discussion and possible action regarding approval of Reserve Fund Investment Policy

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to approve the Reserve Fund Investment Policy as presented. Mr. Peña seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 14 - Discussion and possible action to approve changes to Request for Criminal History form

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved to approve changes to Request for Criminal History form as presented. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 15 - Discussion and possible action regarding proposed Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) Policy Statements

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Sostre moved to delegate the review and approval of comments to the Executive Committee. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 16 - Discussion and possible action regarding amendments to the TREC/TALCB MOU

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to approve the TREC/TALCB Memorandum of Understanding as presented to be effective March 1, 2017. Mr. Peña seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

Agenda Item 17 - Discussion and possible action regarding proposal for conducting a survey of customary and reasonable fees

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved to authorize a survey of customary and reasonable fees as presented. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

Agenda Item 18 - Request for potential future meeting agenda items

Ms. Wickliffe requested an update on the plans for a new facility.

Agenda Item 19 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

Future meeting dates were confirmed for May 5, 2017 and August 18, 2017.

Agenda Item 20 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 2:05pm.