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05/15/2015 at 10:30 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 commission 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. Mark McAnally, Mr. Walker Beard, Mr. Clayton Black, Mr. Brian Padden, and Mr. Jim Jeffries.

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Fontana moved to excuse the absences of Mr. Patrick Carlson and Mr. Jesse Barba. Mr. Black seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 3 - Discussion and possible action regarding appointment of John Dorie as a Mentor

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Fontana moved to appoint John Dorie as a Mentor for a period of two years. Mr. Jeffries seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

AGENDA ITEM 4 - Comments from members of the public regarding non-agenda items

No comments were offered.

AGENDA ITEM 5 - Executive session to receive advice of 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 10:40 am. 

The Chair reconvened the meeting at 11:25 am. 

AGENDA ITEM 6 - Ratification of the official record of the February 20, 2015 and Board meeting as approved for posting on the website by the Secretary of the Board

AGENDA ITEM 7 - Approval of agreed final orders and surrenders in the matter of:

a. Complaint #14-272 (Lena G. Walker, TX-1334107-R)

b. Complaint #13-236 (Chad Alan Heidecker, TX-1332324-R)

c. Complaint #14-226 (Randy R. Earle, TX-1329177-L)

d. Complaint #15-160 (James M. Willis, TX-1322906-G)

e. Complaint #13-243 (Pamela Gaye Green, TX-1336513-R)

f. Complaint #14-155 (Barbara Lynne Cathey, TX-1337337-L)

g. Complaint #13-292 & 15-113 (Richard Thomas Jones, TX-1331973-R)

h. Complaint #14-038 (Summer A. Key, TX-1332901-R)

ACTION TAKEN: Agenda items 6 and 7 were taken together as one item. Mr. McAnally moved to approve these matters. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 8 - Discussion and possible action on proposal for decision from the State Office of Administrative Hearings in the matter of SOAH Docket #329-14-5147.ALC (Olajide O. Balogun, Unlicensed)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Beard moved to accept the Proposal for Decision. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

AGENDA ITEM 9 - Report by AMC Advisory Committee 

AGENDA ITEM 10 - Report by Budget Committee 

AGENDA ITEM 11 - Report by Education Committee 

AGENDA ITEM 12 - Report by Enforcement Committee 

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

Mr. Douglas Oldmixon, Commissioner

Ms. Kristen Worman, General Counsel

Ms. Lorie Deanda, Director of Reception & Communication Services

Ms. Gwen Jackson, Director of Education & Licensing Services

Mr. Steve Spyropoulos, Director of Information & Technology Services

Mr. Douglas Oldmixon, Commissioner (on behalf of Staff & Support Services)

Mr. Troy Beaulieu, Acting Director of Standards & Enforcement Services

Mr. Tony Slagle, Government Relations Specialist

AGENDA ITEM 14 - Discussion and possible action to adopt amendments to 22 TAC §153.24, Complaint Processing

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

AGENDA ITEM 15 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC §153.1, Definitions

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

AGENDA ITEM 16 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC §155.2, Work Relating to Property Tax Protests

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

AGENDA ITEM 17 - Discussion and possible action to propose amendments to 22 TAC §159.204, Complaint Processing

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

AGENDA ITEM 18 - Discussion and possible action on legislative matters

No action was taken.

AGENDA ITEM 19 - Update on new building plans

AGENDA ITEM 20 - Discussion regarding performance review and salary of Commissioner

AGENDA ITEM 21 - Discussion and possible action regarding FY 2016 draft of TALCB Budget

No action was taken.

AGENDA ITEM 22 - Discussion and possible action to approve changes to Board Order policy

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Black moved to adopt the policy changes as presented. Mr. Beard seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

AGENDA ITEM 23 - Discussion and possible action to approve new or changes to TALCB forms:

a. Application for Registration as an AMC (AMC-2)

b. Renewal of Registration as an AMC (AMCR-1)

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to approve the form revisions as presented. Mr. Padden seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously. 

AGENDA ITEM 24 - Request for potential future meeting agenda items

Ms. Wickliffe requested that the Enforcement Committee consider revisions to the Appraisal Experience Log.  

Mr. Beard requested that the Executive Committee consider a liaison to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation to improve communication regarding requirements for Property Tax Consultants wishing to become licensed through TALCB.  

AGENDA ITEM 25 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

The next meeting date was tentatively changed to August 14, 2015 pending confirmation of available facilities. Future meeting dates were confirmed for November 20, 2015 and February 19, 2016.

AGENDA ITEM 26 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 12:45 pm.