MINUTES
NEW JERSEY STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTS
January 26, 2006
Public Session

I CALL TO ORDER

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board was called to order at 9:35 am in the Union Conference Room on the third (3rd) floor at 124 Halsey Street, Newark, New Jersey.

PARTICIPANTS PRESENT ABSENT EXCUSED
President Alex Garcia, RA (X) ( ) ( )
Vice President Albert Zaccone, RA (X) ( ) ( )
Board Member Diane Goté (X) ( ) ( )
Board Member Howard Horii, RA (X) ( ) ( )
Board Member Bernard Kellenyi, RA ( ) ( ) (X)
Board Member Frederick Kniesler, CLA (X) ( ) ( )
Board Member Janice M. Mintz (X) ( ) ( )
Public Member   
Board Member Kyu-Jung Whang, RA (X) ( ) ( )
Board Member Paul DeMassi, RA (X) ( ) ( )
Board Member Vacant - Government Member   
Board Member Vacant - Public Member   

OTHERS PRESENT: Michelle Albertson, Deputy Attorney General; James S. Hsu, Executive Director; Margaret Hinkley, Secretary to the Executive Director, and staff members Joseph Abello and Jacquilline Folkes of the Board of Architects.

II OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT

The statement required by Chapter 231, public laws of 1975, the "Open Public Meetings Act," was read and it was announced that notice of this meeting was prepared in the office of the Board of Architects and mailed to the Secretary of State, the Newark Star-Ledger, the Trenton Times, the Camden Courier-Post, the Record and the Atlantic City Press.

III APPROVAL OF MINUTES

January 12, 2006

ACTION: Mr. Zaccone motioned to approve the minutes as presented. Mr. Horii seconded the motion It passed unanimously.

IV ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mr. Garcia announced that there are two investigative inquiries are scheduled for 10 am and 11 am pertaining to ITEM NO.: 37932.

V OLD BUSINESS

A. Direct Applications for Licensure by Credentials

The following individual/s applied for reciprocity based on a license held in another state and submits construction documents to document five years of responsible practice of architecture.

Carminio, Aldo N.

ACTION: Subsequent to reviewing the plans submitted by Mr. Carminio, Mr. Zaccone motioned to request Mr. Carminio provide a detailed explanation of his exact involvement in each of the projects he submitted. Ms. Mintz seconded the motion. It passed unanimously.

VI NEW BUSINESS

A. Information

1 NCARB News Clips dated January 10, 2006 announcing Senior Living Monograph offers continuing education for architects. This newest monograph shares insights on special housing to meet unique needs and preferences of seniors is attached for Board information. ACTION: Duly noted.

2 NCARB News Clips dated January 17, 2006, announcing that NCARB Certification upholds public welfare and the profession. The NCARB Certificate demonstrates that architects meet the highest professional standards by registration boards responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the public is attached for Board information.

ACTION: Duly noted.

B. Interior Design Evaluation and Examination Committee

December 7, 2005 minutes

ACTION: Ms. Goté motioned to approve the Interior Design Committee minutes as presented. Mr. Horii seconded the motion It passed unanimously.

C Legislation

Memo dated January 19, 2006 from Burt Liebman regarding the Fourth Quarter Legislation Report for 2005 - September 1st - December 31, 2005, is attached for Board review. Bills A-734, A-1761 and S-333 are also attached for review.

ACTION: Duly noted.

VII REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS

No business was discussed

VIII PUBLIC COMMENTS

Seeing no one from the public present, Mr. Garcia proceeded to the next item on the agenda.

IX EXECUTIVE SESSION

At 9:37 am, Mr. Zaccone motioned to go into executive session for the purposes of reviewing the disciplinary matter scheduled for inquiries today. Ms. Goté seconded the motion It passed unanimously.

X NEXT MEETINGS

February 9, 2006 Regular Meeting
Union Room - 3rd Floor

Investigative inquiry pertaining to ITEM No. 38317- 10:30 am

February 23, 2006 Regular Meeting
Union Room - 3rd Floor

Investigative inquiry pertaining to ITEM No. 37610- 10 am & 11 am

Investigative inquiry pertaining to ITEM No. 37441- 1 pm

XI ADJOURNMENT

At 3:10 pm, Mr. Zaccone motioned to adjourn the meeting. Ms. Mintz seconded the motion It passed unanimously.