Boundary County T

Boundary County T.V. Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


January 8, 2006

Chairman Greg Garrison called the regular meeting of the Boundary County T.V. Translator District Board of Directors to order.


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Tom Peyton

Greg Garrison

Ruth Ann Wilson


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth

Bud Larson



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Tom Peyton moved the minutes be approved as read. Ruth Ann Wilson seconded, motion carried.



3.     Treasurer’s Report

The Board reviewed the treasurer’s report; Tom Peyton moved to accept the treasurer’s report as presented, Ruth Ann Wilson seconded, motion carried. 



4.     Lederhos Report                                                                             

a.       No report from Eric.



5.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     Digital Tuners – Bud did some research and discovered there is yet to be demand from consumers for the digital tuners and therefore retailers are not yet keeping inventory. 

b.     Public Notice – the board decided to opt for a report to be published in the newspaper rather than the newsletter as has been published in recent years.  The cost will be much less and will still satisfy the requirement for public notice on major changes such as fees, equipment and frequencies.

c.     David Ronniger contacted Bud with a request for a religious music station to be aired.  3ABN will now be broadcasting on TV, but no music station has yet to be aired again. 

d.     May 19-21 is the next NTA meeting in Albuequerque, NM.




6.     Old Business:

a.       Rental Rates – Bud talked with three other translators and the average rental fee for a standard antennae is $50.  The average rental for floor space is $100 per unit. 

b.      Sale of Excess Equipment – Bud spoke with Darwin Hillberry who stated there would be a market for the old equipment.  Bud will contact him when we get a list of equipment from Eric.



7.     New Business:

a.       None.     



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Donald Compton – Ruth Ann Wilson motioned to approve tax waiver application, Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.



9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None.    



   10.  Adjournment:

Ruth Ann Wilson moved and Greg Garrison seconded, the meeting adjourn, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 12:00 P.M.  Three Mile Corner Store.