Elevator Safety Board Final Meeting Minutes September 20, 2018


Meeting Minutes

September 20, 2018

I.        Call to order

Chairperson Kris Kesterson called the meeting to order at 9:02 a.m. in the conference room at 150 Des Moines Street, Des Moines, Iowa.

II.        Roll call

Members present:          Kris Kesterson (via phone), Peggy VandenBerg (via phone), Wayne Sims , Justin Carleton , Kerry Dixon, Kathleen Uehling, Craig Clabaugh, Marvin Schumacher

Member absent: Amy Infelt​​​​​​​

Ms. Caroline Barrett, Assistant Attorney General 2, also attended.

  1. Approval of agenda

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

IV.        Approval of minutes from May 30, 2018

Mr. Schumacher moved to approve the May 30, 2018 minutes. Ms. Dixon seconded the motion and the board approved it unanimously.

V.         Items for Action

  1. Election of Officers

Ms. Dixon nominated Ms. Kesterson for Chairperson.  Ms. VandeBerg seconded. There were no more nominations and Ms. Kesterson was declared the new Chairperson.

Mr. Schumacher nominated Mr. Sims for Vice Chairperson. Mr. Carleton seconded. There were no more nominations and Mr. Sims was declared the new Vice Chairperson.

Mr. Sims nominated Ms. Dixon for Secretary. Mr. Schumacher seconded.  There were no more nominations and Ms. Dixon was declared the new Secretary.

Mr. Craig Clabaugh arrived at 9:04 a.m.

  1. Report by committee on hoistway lighting and conduit and notice of intended action

Ms. Dixon highlighted the recommendations proposed by the committee.  Ms. Uehling explained that the dates put in the draft in July are no longer feasible. 

Ms. Dixon moved to proceed with the committee’s recommendations and an effective date of March 1, 2019.  Mr. Sims seconded the motion.

Mr. Carleton objected to the proposal and suggested the board wait for ANSI to act.

Ms. Dixon noted there was discussion in the committee on the wiring.  The committee decided the rule should move forward. She stated that if someone comes in with a UL rated assembly the board could grant a variance.

Ms. Kesterson, Mr. Sims, Ms. VandenBerg, Mr. Schumacher, Ms. Dixon, and Ms. Uehling voted aye.  Mr. Clabaugh and Mr. Carleton voted nay.  The motion was approved.

VI.        Division of Labor Report

Mr. Jim Borwey introduced Jan Stewart, newly hired clerk with the elevator division. Jan has been busy entering periodic testing results. 

Mr. Borwey announced he will be interviewing a candidate for the elevator inspector position next week.

Mr. Borwey requested assistance from the elevator contractors with scheduling new installations and alterations.  Our inspectors have arrived on site and the elevator isn’t close to being ready. Mr. Borwey told his inspectors that if an elevator isn’t ready they are to leave the job. Mr. Borwey wanted to emphasize pre-testing elevators before we arrive and offered to supply a checklist of items. Mr. Baedke stated that the division reschedules 50% of acceptance inspections as they aren’t ready when originally scheduled.

Mr. Borwey noted that the state inspectors were instructed to continue to inform owners affected by the upcoming 2020 upgrade. 

VII.       Communications

No communications.

VIII.      Next meeting dates

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 150 Des Moines Street

  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. 150 Des Moines Street
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. 150 Des Moines Street

IX.        Next meeting agenda

  • Division of Labor Financial Report

X.         Public comments 

Mr. Gary Briggs asked when the Notice of Intended Action will be published.  Ms. Uehling stated that she doesn’t have the date, but she described the steps that occur in the publication process. 

XI.        Adjournment

Mr. Schumacher moved to adjourn the meeting. The board approved.  The meeting adjourned at 10:16 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Ms. Kerry Dixon, Secretary