TREC Inspector Committee
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 commission may have taken items out of order.
Agenda Item 1 Call to Order.
The meeting was called to order at 9:07 AM.
Committee members in attendance:
Steve Rinehart (Chair),Dianna Rose Brad Phillips, and Lee Warren.
Bill Jones (Commissioner).
Committee Members attending via telephone:
Doyle Williamson, Matt Hart, Barbara Evans, and Greg Eakin.
TREC Staff in Attendance:
Tony Slagle (Government Affairs, Michael Molloy (Staff Attorney), Mark Moore (Director, TREC SES), Jennifer Wheeler (Education Manager), Mike Sample-Deal (Education Specialist), and Gwen Jackson (Director ELS).
TREC Staff attending via telephone:
Kristen Worman (Deputy General Counsel)
Members of the public in Attendance:
Eddie Doran (Legends Real Estate School)
Members of the public attending via telephone:
Stan and Donna Harbuck and Ben Harbuck(A School for Better Inspection).
Agenda Item 2 Election of Officers.
Brad Phillips nominated Steve Rinehart as Chair. His nomination was seconded by Greg Eakin. No other nominations were made. The nomination was approved unanimously.
Dianna Rose nominated Lee Warren as vice chair. His nomination was seconded by Mr. Phillips. No other nominations were made. The nomination was approved unanimously.
Mr. Rinehart nominated Dianna Rose as secretary. Her nomination was seconded by Mr. Phillips. No other nominations were made. The nomination was approved unanimously.
Agenda Item 3 Ratification of the minutes of the October 5, 2015 meeting and approval of the minutes of the December 4, 2015 Meeting.
Mr. Warren made a motion, seconded by Mr. Phillips to ratify the video minutes of the October 5, 2015 meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
Mr. Warren made a motion, seconded by Mr. Phillips to approve the written minutes (as corrected) of the December 4, 2015 meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
Agenda Item 4 General comments from visitors on non-agenda items.
No comments were made.
Agenda Item 5 Reports from Subcommittees.
No reports were given.
Agenda Item 6 Staff reports from Administration & Management Services, Services and Education & Licensing Services.
Reports were given by:
Michael Molloy presented the staff report for Standards and Enforcement Services.
Gwen Jackson presented the staff report for Education and Licensing Services.
Tony Slagle presented the staff report for Administrative Management Services.
Agenda Item 7 Discussion and possible action regarding comments concerning amendments to 22 TAC 535.210, Fees.
No Committee Action was taken.
Agenda Item 8 Request for future meeting agenda items.
A request was made to review the impact on inspectors of the new requirement that written permission of a seller must be obtained prior to testing hydro-static pressure of the water supply lines of a home.
A request was made to review the inspector exams scores to determine where applicants are having the most difficulty.
A request was made to add the possibility of awarding CE credit to inspectors attending the Committee meetings.
Agenda Item 9 Discussion of future meeting dates.
The next meeting of the full committee was set fro Monday, May 2.
Agenda Item 10 Adjourn.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:26 AM.