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02/20/2015 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 absences, 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 S. Wickliffe, Ms. Laurie Fontana, Mr. Walker Beard, Mr. Brian Padden, Mr. Clayton Black, Mr. Patrick Carlson, Mr. Jesse Barba and Mr. Jim Jeffries.

Mr. Mark McAnally arrived at 10:05 am.

AGENDA ITEM 3 - Election of Officers

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Wickliffe opened the floor for nominations. Hearing none, Mr. Carlson moved to approve the slate of officers nominated at the November 21, 2014 Board meeting. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously elected Ms. Wickliffe for Chair, Ms. Fontana for Vice Chair, and Mr. McAnally for Secretary.   

AGENDA ITEM 4 - Discussion and possible action regarding committee appointments

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

Enforcement Committee:

  • Laurie Fontana (chair),
  • Jessie Barba, and
  • Mark McAnally

Budget & Finance Committee:

  • Walker Beard (chair),
  • Clayton Black, and
  • Patrick Carlson

Education Committee:

  • Jim Jeffries (chair),
  • Walker Beard, and
  • Brian Padden

Executive Committee:

  • Jamie Wickliffe (chair),
  • Laurie Fontana, and
  • Mark McAnally

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

AGENDA ITEM 5 - Discussion and possible action regarding appointments to Peer Investigative Committees

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. McAnally moved to appoint John Dorie, Glenn Garoon, Robert Hetrick, Deloris Kraft-Longoria, Peter Mark Loftus, Jim Pearson, James Pistilli, Gregory Reynolds, Dane Sever, Greg Stephens, James Synatzske, and Pamela Teel to Peer Investigative Committees for a period of one year. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 6 - Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of Mentors

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

AGENDA ITEM 7 - Comments from members of the public regarding non-agenda items

No comments were offered.

AGENDA ITEM 8 - Executive session to receive advice of counsel pursuant to Texas Government Code §551.071

ACTION TAKEN: The Chair called the Board into executive session at 10:28 am. 

The Chair reconvened the meeting at 11:10 am. 

AGENDA ITEM 9 - Ratification of the official record of the November 20, 2014 and November 21, 2014 Board meetings as approved for posting on the website by the Secretary of the Board

AGENDA ITEM 10 - Approval of agreed final orders and surrenders in the matter of:

a. Audit #14-300 (Dawn Trippett Ficht, TX-1350114-L)

b. Complaint #14-116 (Karl Frank Armstead, TX-1322008-G)

c. Complaint #14-123 (Herbert Ervin Caffey, TX-1323844-R)

d. Complaint #14-045 (James Neal Huckaby, Unlicensed)

e. Complaint #13-321 & 13-325 (George F. Kahle, III, TX-1325255-G)

f. Complaint #14-211 (April Lynne Acker, TX-1360168-R, Expired)

g. Complaint #14-022 (Randy Ray Ellisor, TX-1334529-R)

h. Complaint #14-068 (Charles Gregory Rencher, TX-1322835-G)

i. Complaint #14-273 (Janet Ruth Wilburn, TX-1326066-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Agenda items 9 and 10 were taken together as one item with the exception of item 10d. Mr. Beard moved to approve these matters. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Mr. Barba moved to approve item 10d as amended and presented by staff and to delegate authority to the Commissioner to make additional changes within his reasonable discretion, if needed, and approve the agreed order on behalf of the Board. Mr. Beard seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 11 - Discussion and possible action on proposal for decision from the State Office of Administrative Hearings in the matter of SOAH Docket #329-15-0788.ALC (Christopher J. Brown, TX-1340299-T)

Comments were made by Mr. Troy Beaulieu, TALCB Standards & Enforcement Managing Attorney

Comments were made by Mr. Christopher Brown, Respondent

The Chair called the Board into executive session at 11:32 am.

The Chair reconvened the meeting at 12:42 pm.

Mr. Carlson left the meeting after executive session and did not return.

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. McAnally moved to accept the Proposal for Decision. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 12 - Report by AMC Advisory Committee 

AGENDA ITEM 13 - Staff reports on processes, monthly activities, and statistical data

Mr. Douglas Oldmixon, Commissioner

Ms. Lorie Deanda, Director of Reception & Communication Services

Ms. Gwen Jackson, Director of Education & Licensing Services

Mr. Steve Spyropoulos, Director of Information & Technology Services

Ms. Melissa Huerta, Director of Staff & Support Services

Mr. Mark Mrnak, Director of Standards & Enforcement Services

AGENDA ITEM 14a - Discussion and possible action to adopt amendments to 22 TAC §153.9. Applications

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

AGENDA ITEM 14b - Discussion and possible action to adopt amendments to 22 TAC §153.21. Appraiser Trainees and Sponsors

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

AGENDA ITEM 15 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC §153.24, Complaint Processing

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. McAnally moved that the proposed amendments be published in the Texas Register for public comment as recommended by staff. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

AGENDA ITEM 16 - Discussion and possible action on legislative matters

No action was taken.

AGENDA ITEM 17 - Discussion and possible action regarding approval of Investment Policy

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. McAnally moved to approve the Investment Policy as presented. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.  

AGENDA ITEM 18 - Request for potential future meeting agenda items

Mr. Padden requested an agenda item to present an update on the new building plans.  

AGENDA ITEM 19 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

Future meeting dates were confirmed for May 15, 2015 and August 21, 2015.

AGENDA ITEM 20 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 1:50 pm.