Boiler Safety Board Meeting Minutes January 24, 2019


Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2019

I.     Call to Order

Chairperson Ms. Lynne Rush called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room at 150 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, Iowa. 

II.     Roll Call

Members Present:      Lynne Rush, Bob Brecke, Kathleen Uehling, Frank Ballantini, Tim Fehr (Via Phone), Susan Oltrogge and my Iles (Via Phone)                                                                             

Members Absent:       Thomas Dye

Mike Whitlock, Hartford Steam Boiler Field Service Supervisor; Scott Brodkarb, Hartford Steam Boiler Regional VP; and, Pat Jennings, Hartford Steam Boiler Legislative Liaison, were also on the conference call.

Ms. Caroline Barrett from the Attorney General’s office also attended.

III.     Approval of Agenda

Mr. Brecke moved to approve the agenda. Ms. Uehling seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.    

IV.     Approval of Minutes

Ms. Uehling moved to approve the minutes of the November 15, 2018 meeting.  Mr. Brecke seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.

V.     Item for Action

Ms. Rush moved to approve the adoption of four ASME code cases published as ARC 4179C.  Mr. Brecke seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

VI.     Division of Labor report

Mr. Jim Borwey, Elevator, Boiler and Amusement Ride Manager, apologized for Michael Mauro’s absence, and stated at this time the commissioner is not prepared to discuss a fee for inspection report entry.

The Division requested that the board again review the question of inspector pay.  Ms. Rush reinstated the same committee members.  Ms. Uehling will organize a meeting of the committee.

Mr. Borwey reported that from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 the boiler program had receipts of $469,670.42 and expenses of $379,661.42 leaving a carryover of $90,009.00. 

As requested at the last meeting, Ms. Uehling contacted the Governor’s office regarding the board vacancy.  They have no manufacturer representative applications.  The deadline is February 28.

VII.     Public Comments


VIII.     Communications

Ms. Oltrogge and Mr. Brecke are unable to attend the February 28th, 2019 Board Meeting.

IX.     Next Meetings

  • February 28, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St
  • March 28, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St
  • April 25, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 150 Des Moines St

X.   Agenda for Next Meeting

XI.     Adjournment

Ms. Uehling moved to adjourn the meeting.  Mr. Ballantini seconded the motion and it was approved unanimously.  The board adjourned at 10:12 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Susan Oltrogge, Secretary