There is concern the private meeting that was not posted violated Open Meetings. I am assured it did not.
Although the room was full of powerful people no quorum was present.
5 comisioners needed for a quorum; 4 present
5 inspector members needed for a quorum; 4 present
2 inspector standards members needed for a quorum; 1 present.
When judging intent all one has to do is ask what degree of authority did the meeting attendees represent when discussing home inspection regulation outside the boundaries of a quorum. Let’s take a look.
John Eckstrum, Commission Chairman
Avis Wukasch, Commission Vice Chairperson
Adrian Arriaga, Commission Secretary
Joanne Justice, Commissioner
John Eckstrum, TAR past President
Avis Wukasch, TAR past president
Joanne Justice, NAR past Director
Adrian Arriaga, NAR past Director
Larry Foster, IC Chairman
Jill Frankel, IC Secretary
Fred Willcox, IC Standards Chairman
Douglas Oldmixon, TREC Executive Director
Loretta Dehay, TREC General Counsel
Devon Bijansky, TREC Deputy General Counsel
Robert Meisel, TREC Inspector staff attorney
- “You know your country is dying when you have to make a distinction between what is moral and ethical, and what is legal.”*
John De Armond
Ethics is very difficult to define in words, however a breech of ethics is usually easy to recognize. The breech is measured solely by the observer and not the executor. The result of an ethics breech is loss of integrity and trust. Most people cannot define a walking quorum but they can sense or suspect it.
The law always considers intent. And that determines the seriousness of the crime.*
Onward fellow inspectors. We cannot control what happens at TREC but we can continue to try and understand the requirments in order to do a better job. Let’s stick to that.