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02/19/2016 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 actin 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, Ms. Laurie Fontana, Mr. Jim Jeffries, Mr. Walker Beard, Mr. Clayton Black, Mr. Jesse Barba, Mr. Brian Padden, and Mr. Buster Renfrow.

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

Agenda Item 3 - Welcome new Board members and recognize outgoing Board members

The Chair officially welcomed new Board member Mr. Buster Renfrow.

The Chair also recognized outgoing member Mr. Mark McAnally for his service on the Board.

Agenda Item 4 - Election of Officers

ACTION TAKEN: Ms. Wickliffe opened the floor for nominations. Hearing none, Mr. Black moved to approve the slate of officers nominated at the November 20, 2015 Board meeting. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board unanimously elected Mr. Jeffries as Vice Chair and Mr. Renfrow as Secretary.

Agenda Item 5 - Discussion and possible action regarding committee appointments

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

Budget & Finance Committee:

  • Clayton Black (chair)
  • Buster Renfrow
  • Patrick Carlson

Education Committee:

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

Enforcement Committee:

  • Laurie Fontana (chair)
  • Jesse Barba
  • temporarily vacant

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. In addition, Mr. Barba will continue to serve as the chair of the Working Group for AQB Background Checks, and Mr. Padden will continue as the Board representative in a joint working group with the Texas Real Estate Commission to explore the possibility of constructing an office building.

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

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Jeffries moved to appoint Glenn Garoon, Robert Hetrick, Deloris Kraft-Longoria, G.T. Murfee, Tony Pistilli, Dane Sever, Gregory Stephens, James Synatzske, and Pamela Teel to Peer Investigative Committees for a period of two years. Mr. Beard seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

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

Comments were made by Mr. Mark Loftus, representing Appraisal Practice Consultation, suggesting that a percentage of appraiser continuing education be required to be taken in a live classroom setting as opposed to online.  

Agenda Item 8 - 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 10:40am.

The Chair reconvened the meeting at 11:35am.

Agenda Items 9 & 10 - Consent Agenda

Ratification of the official record of the November 20, 2015 Board meeting as approved for posting on the website by the Chair of the Board

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

  1. Complaint #14-048, 14-091 & 14-124 (George Nicholas Paraskevas, TX-1322633-R)
  2. Complaint #15-172 (Mee Ping Lee, TX-1338121-R)
  3. Complaint #15-206 (Reed Bradley Farnsworth, TX-1333657-L)
  4. Complaint #15-220 (William Ward Guffey, TX-1322262-R)
  5. Complaint #15-261 (Billie F. Waits, TX-1337007-R)
  6. Complaint #15-221 & 15-286 (Shanna Fuller Lane, TX-1336483-R)
  7. Complaint #15-199 & 15-264 (Haskell Joe Walker, TX-1332765-R, Expired)
  8. Complaint #15-169 (John Walter Kirchen, TX-1326155-R)
  9. Complaint #15-269 (Freda Gail Maynard, TX-1334602-R)
  10. Complaint #15-028 (Kenneth L. Becker, TX-1338662-R)
  11. Complaint #15-171 (William Mark Beaty, TX-1324188-G)
  12. Complaint #15-069 (Wayne Ballard Baer, TX-1320542-G)
  13. Complaint #13-145 & 15-229 (Mark Oliver Sikes, TX-1326712-G)

 ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Beard moved to approve items 9 and 10a - 10k. Mr. Padden seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Ms. Wickliffe recused herself from action on the remaining enforcement matters. Mr. Jeffries moved to approve items 10l & 10m. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and with the exception of the recused member, the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 11 - Staff reports on processes, monthly activities, and statistical data

Agenda Item 12a - Discussion and possible action to adopt amendments to 22 TAC §153.18, Appraiser Continuing Education (ACE)

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 12b - Discussion and possible action to adopt new rule 22 TAC §153.22, Voluntary Appraiser Trainee Experience Reviews

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

Agenda Item 12c - Discussion and possible action to adopt amendments to 22 TAC §153.27, License by Reciprocity

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

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

ACTION TAKEN: Mr. Beard moved to adopt the Investment Policy as presented. Ms. Fontana seconded the motion, and the Board approved the motion unanimously.

Agenda Item 14 - Report of the Appraisal Subcommittee

Agenda Item 15 - Request for future meeting agenda items

Agenda Item 16 - Discussion and possible action to schedule future meeting dates

Future meeting dates were confirmed for May 13, 2016 and August 19, 2016.

Agenda Item 17 - The Chair adjourned the meeting at 1:00pm.