Elevator Safety Board Final Meeting Minutes April 18, 2017

Meeting Minutes
April 18, 2017

I.    Call to order

Chairperson Kris Kesterson called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. The meeting was held in the State Board Conference Room at 1000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa.

II.    Roll call

Members present:    Kris Kesterson, Chairperson
Peggy VandenBerg (via conference call) Justin Carleton, Kathleen Uehling, Kerry Dixon, Wayne Sims, Marvin Schumacher and Amy lnfelt (via conference call)
Members absent:    Todd Christensen

Ill.    Approval of agenda

Mr. Schumacher moved to approve the agenda. Ms. Dixon seconded the motion and the board approved it unanimously.

IV.    Approval of minutes from March 22, 2017

Ms. VandenBerg moved to approve the March 22, 2017 minutes. Mr. Schumacher seconded the motion and the board approved it unanimously.

V.    Item for Action

Variance request from Iowa State University (E2017-172) concerning wiring diagrams for existing elevator

Ms. Kesterson recused herself from the chairperson duties. Mr. Sims assumed the duties of the chairperson.

Mr. Mike Stecker from Iowa State University spoke to the board regarding this variance. The elevator is obsolete and the working diagrams are not available. A new elevator is being designed. Mr. Stecker stated that they are asking for a permanent variance as an exact time frame for replacement of the elevator is not established.

After some discussion it was agreed that a permanent variance could be avoided by allowing a temporary variance until the A17.3 rules go into effect May 2020. The elevator will have to be brought into compliance at that time.

Mr. Schumacher moved to approve a temporary variance until May 1, 2020. Mr. Carleton seconded the motion. Ms. Kesterson and Ms. Dixon abstained. The remaining board members voted to approve the temporary variance.

VI.    Reports
A.    Division of Labor

Mr. Jim Borwey, Manager of the Elevator Division, reported on the efforts to hire three state inspectors.
B.    Subcommittee on inspector pay

The board members approved the PowerPoint on inspector pay and discussed the next steps.

C.    Subcommittee on new ASME codes

Mr. Sims stated that the subcommittee will meet after today's board meeting. The biggest anticipated change is moving the standards concerning wind towers to a new part of the code.

D.    Rules Review

Chapter 67 -  Mr. Schumacher- No report yet but will present  at the next meeting.
Chapter 69 - Ms. lnfelt sent her recommendations electronically to Ms. Uehling. There were some minor edits including an old website link from the state.
Chapter 70 - Mr. Carlton -  no recommended changes
Chapter 71 - Mr. Christensen - absent -  a reminder to present at the next meeting will be sent to Mr. Christensen.

VII.    Communications

ï    Emails to and from Joseph Lemon

VIII.    Next meeting dates

ï    Wednesday , May 31, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. OM State Board Room, 1000 E. Grand Avenue
ï    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. - location to be determined

IX.    Next meeting agenda

ï    Rules review reports from Mr. Schumacher Chapter 67 and Mr. Christensen Chapter 71
ï    ASME Subcommittee
ï    Report on the inspector pay presentation to Department of Administrative Services

X.    Public comments

There were no public comments

XI.    Adjournment

Ms. Kesterson moved to adjourn the meeting. Ms. Dixon seconded the motion. The board approved.  The meeting adjourned at 8:52 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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