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05/05/2017 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 - Recognition of retiring PIC Member/Mentor and departing AMC Advisory Committee members

The Chair recognized Jim Pearson for his service as a Board appointed PIC Member and Mentor.

The Chair also recognized Lawrence McNamara and Tony Pistilli for their service as AMC Advisory Committee members.  

Agenda Item 4 - Comments from members of the public regarding non-agenda items

Comments were made by Wayne Baer, representing Bolton, Baer & White, LLC, requesting the removal of language regarding the basis for his agreed final order as displayed on the TALCB website.

Comments were made by Don Walden, attorney for Kenneth Becker, requesting the administrative penalty assessed for non-compliance with an agreed final order be waived as a requirement of reinstating Mr. Becker's suspended license.       

Comments were made by Kenneth Becker, representing himself, offering additional details regarding his non-compliance with the agreed final order. 

Agenda Items 5 & 6 - Consent Agenda

Ratification of the official record of the February 9, 2017, Board meeting 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 #16-121 (Finiti, LLC, TX-2000064)

       b. Complaint #16-158 (Rajesh M. Mali, TX-1332180-R)

       c. Complaint #16-133 (Jon Mark Anweiler, TX-1335976-G)

       d. Complaint #16-247, 16-251 & 17-080 (Christopher Ryan Diamond, TX-1380066-G)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to ratify and approve items 5 and 6a-6c. Mr. Peña seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Mr. Jeffries moved to approve item 6d. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously.

Agenda Item 7 - Executive session to discuss pending litigation or receive advice of legal counsel pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071 and personnel matters pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.074

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair called the Board into executive session at 10:48am.

The Chair reconvened the meeting at 12:05pm.

Agenda Item 8 - Report by AMC Advisory Committee

Agenda Item 9 - Report by Budget Committee

Agenda Item 10 - Report by Education Committee

Agenda Item 11 - Report by Enforcement Committee

Agenda Item 12 - Report by Executive Committee

Agenda Item 13 - Staff reports on monthly processes, monthly activities, and statistical data

Agenda Item 14 - Report on Teleconference with FACT

Agenda Item 15 - Discussion and possible action to adopt amendments to 22 TAC §153.5, Fees

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 16 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC §153.16, License Reinstatement

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Peña moved that the amendments be proposed for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Ms. Yannuzzi seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 17 - Update on long-term facilities plan

Agenda Item 18 - Update on legislative matters

Agenda Item 19 - Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of agency investment officers

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved that the Board appoint the Director of Staff & Support Services and Chief Accountant to serve as the Board's investment officers. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 20a - Discussion and possible action regarding Executive Committee recommendation regarding examination waiver

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Sostre moved to adopt the committee's recommendation to affirm staff's denial of an examination waiver as presented. Mr. Peña seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 20b - Discussion and possible action regarding Enforcement Committee recommendation regarding allocation of mentorship time under terms of a Board order

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Bolton moved that the Board adopt the committee's recommendation to amend the Policy Memorandum regarding Board Order Guidelines as presented. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 20c - Discussion and possible action regarding Enforcement Committee recommendation regarding consideration of PIC Member and Mentor applications

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved that the Board adopt the committee's recommendation to maintain application deadlines and not accept late or off-cycle applications for PIC Members or Mentors. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

Agenda Item 20d - Discussion and possible action regarding Enforcement Committee recommendation regarding access to MLS for PIC Members

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Sostre moved that the Board adopt the committee's recommendation to provide PIC Members with access to MLS or information from MLS as needed and appropriate for PIC Members to complete an assignment. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

Agenda Item 20e - Discussion and possible action regarding Education Committee recommendation regarding creating a working group to draft 2-hour continuing education course for Texas appraisers

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved that the Board adopt the committee's recommendation to establish a working group as presented. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the motion was approved unanimously. 

Agenda Item 21 - Discussion and possible action regarding FY2018 draft budget.

No action was taken.

Ms. Reid Lynch left the meeting during this item and did not return.

Agenda Item 22 - Discussion and possible action regarding performance review and salary of TALCB Commissioner

No action was taken.

Agenda Item 23 - Request for potential future meeting agenda items

The Chair requested an update on the resolution of Mr. Baer's request made during public comment.

The Chair also requested a future item to appoint members of the Board to an interagency working group between the Commission and the Board to monitor and develop the long-term facilities plan.

Agenda Item 24 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

The next meeting date was confirmed for August 14, 2017.

Agenda Item 25 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 2:45pm.