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02/09/2018 at 10:00 am
Stephen F. Austin Building, Room 170
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701

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TALCB Board Meeting


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Note: While the written portion of the minutes below are published in agenda order, the items may have been presented in a different 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, and Ms. Joyce Yannuzzi.

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Wickliffe moved to excuse the absence of Mr. Alex Sostre. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 3 - Election of Vice Chair & Secretary

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair opened the floor for nominations. Hearing none, Mr. Jeffries moved to approve the slate of officers nominated at the November 17, 2017 Board meeting. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously elected Ms. Reid Lynch as Vice Chair and Mr. Renfrow as Secretary.

Agenda Item 4 - Governor appointments to AMC Advisory Committee

No appointments were made.

Agenda Item 5 - Appointments for Budget Committee, Education Committee, Enforcement Committee, Executive Committee, and TALCB Liaison for Agency Facilities Working Group

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

Budget Committee:

  • Clayton Black (chair)
  • Alex Sostre
  • Tony Peña

Education Committee:

  • Jim Jeffries (chair)
  • Joyce Yannuzzi
  • Alex Sostre

Enforcement Committee:

  • Chance Bolton (chair)
  • Buster Renfrow
  • Tony Peña

Executive Committee:

  • Jamie Wickliffe (chair)
  • Martha Gayle Reid Lynch
  • Buster Renfrow

TALCB Liaison for Agency Facilities Working Group:

  • Chance Bolton

The Chair also noted that the Vice Chair of the Board (Martha Gayle Reid Lynch) is statutorily designated as chair of the AMC Advisory Committee.

Agenda Item 6 - Discussion and possible action regarding appointments to Peer Investigative Committees

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Reid Lynch moved to appoint Dane Sever, Deloris Kraft-Longoria, Glenn Garoon, Gregory Stephens, James "Tony" Pistilli, Pamela Teel, Robert Hetrick, Robert Moorman, Ted Whitmer, Terry Clark and Walker Beard to Peer Investigative Committees for a period of two years. Ms. Reid Lynch also moved to appoint Gregory Billings subject to issuance of a Texas appraiser certification. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 7 - Comments from members of the public regarding non-agenda items.

No public comments were offered.

Agenda Items 8 & 9 - Consent Agenda

Ratification of the official record of the November 17, 2017 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 #17-282 (Justin L. Carmack, TX-1340871-T)

b. Complaint #17-251 (George R. Wright, TX-1323611-G)

c. Complaint #16-368 (John Blair Cox, TX-1332161-R)

d. Complaint #17-052 (William Jake Lyon, TX-1320133-G)

e. Complaint #17-071 (Bruce Earl Martin, TX-1321092-G)

f. Complaint #16-238 (Lee M. Ragland, TX-1331036-R)

g. Complaint #17-278 (Leon R. Taylor, TX-1360189-R)

h. Complaint #16-284 (Carl Allen Hensz, Jr., TX-1322657-R)

i. Complaint #17-125 (James Brian Banks, TX-1323923-R)

j. Complaint #17-212 (William Alex Green, TX-1360338-R)

k. Complaint #17-246 (James Monroe Davis, TX-1322767-R)

l. Complaint #17-113 (Clifford Parvin Dodson, TX-1337922-G)

m. Complaint #16-281 (Michelle D. Godwin, TX-1338776-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to ratify and approve all items on the consent agenda with the exception of 9c, 9l and 9m. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

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

Mr. Bolton moved to approve item 9l. Ms. Yannuzzi seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Mr. Jeffries moved to rescind the order for complaint #16-281 entered on November 17, 2017, and approve item 9m as presented. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 10 - Executive session to discuss pending litigation or receive advice of legal counsel pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071

The Board did not hold an executive session.

Agenda Item 11 - Report by Enforcement Committee

Agenda Item 12 - Report by Appraiser Continuing Education Working Group

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

Agenda Item 14 - Discussion and possible action to adopt amendments to 22 TAC §153.21, Appraiser Trainees and Supervisory Appraisers

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Peña moved for the adoption of the rule as presented. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 15 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC, Chapter 157, Subchapter A, General Provisions:

a. §157.4. Computation of Time

b. §157.8. Order Modifications

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

Agenda Item 16 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC, Chapter 157, Subchapter B, Contested Case Hearings:

a. §157.9. Notice of Hearing

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved that the amendments be published in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 17 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC, Chapter 157, Subchapter C, Post Hearing:

a. §157.15. Decision

b. §157.16. Exceptions and Replies

c. §157.17. Final Decisions and Orders

d. §157.18. Motions and Rehearing

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Bolton moved that the amendments be published in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Mr. Renfrow seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 18 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC, Chapter 157, Subchapter D, Penalties and Other Enforcement Provisions:

a. §157.25. Temporary Suspension

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Reid Lynch moved that the amendments be published in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 19 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC, Chapter 157, Subchapter E, Alternative Dispute Resolution:

a. §157.30. Alternative Dispute Resolution

b. §157.32. Negotiated Settlement

c. §157.33. Mediation

d. §157.37. Agreements

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved that the amendments be published in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Ms. Reid Lynch seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 20 - Discussion and possible action to open review of 22 TAC Chapter 153, Rules Relating to Provisions of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved that 22 TAC Chapter 153 be opened for rule review and submitted for publication in the Texas Register for public comment as presented. Mr. Bolton seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 21 - Update regarding Long-term Facilities Master Plan

Agenda Item 22 - Discussion regarding Strategic Plan issues and Listening Tour dates

Agenda Item 23 - Discussion and possible action to approve TALCB Investment Policy

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Renfrow moved that the Board adopt changes to the TALCB Investment Policy as presented. Mr. Peña seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 24 - Discussion and possible action to approve changes to TALCB forms:

a. Application for Approval as an Appraiser Trainee

b. Addition or Termination of Appraiser Trainee Supervision

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Bolton moved to approve changes to TALCB forms as presented with an effective date consistent with the rule change.

Agenda Item 25 - Report of the Appraisal Subcommittee

Agenda Item 26 - Request for potential future meeting agenda items

Agenda Item 27 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

The May meeting was rescheduled for April 23, 2018.

Agenda Item 28 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 12:22pm.