Boundary County T

Boundary County T.V. Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


May 9, 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                      Barry Coleman

Michael Listman


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth

Bud Larson

Eric Lederhos



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

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



3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


Ruth Ann Wilson was not able to research interest rates at Mountain West Bank.  She will do so for the next meeting.



4.     Lederhos Report                                                                             

a.       E.L. Automation working with John Bartnett to switch stations around.  Notice will be in the Herald and notice given on the radio.  Channel 56 will be switched to channel 32 effective May 11, 2006.

b.      Bonneville Tower Administration – correspondence – ready to send application, but Eric has some concerns on the amount of space the equipment will take up (4 times average user) and amount of power (2 times average user), and antennae (2 times average user).  Ruth Ann Wilson motioned to charge rental of $200 plus their share of site fee estimated to be around $500-$700.  Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.



5.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     Analog/digital companion channels – Bud would recommend putting one or two channels to digital and analog to allow preview of what digital affect is to come.  Bud recommends one of big “4”, not public TV station.  Ruth Ann Wilson motioned to have John Bartnett begin search for channel.  Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.

b.     File final on Channel 46 – Channel 67 moving to Channel 46 – Barry Coleman motioned to have John Bartnett file final on Channel 46, Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.


6.     Old Business:

a.       Sale of Excess Equipment – Bud received from Eric, a list of items available for sale.  Bud will take with him to the NTA meeting in a couple of weeks to see if any interested buyers.




7.     New Business:

a.       Jack Tice – resigned position on Translator board.  The board accepts Jack Tice’s resignation effective as of May 9, 2006.  A letter will be sent to Jack thanking him for 10 years of service.

b.      Appointment of Chairman – Ruth Ann Wilson was appointed Chairman until October, 2006.  Greg Garrison will continue as Vice-Chairman.  A letter will be drafted to the Commissioners recommending Ruth Ann Wilson be temporarily appointed Chairman.     



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None.



9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 8am.  Barry Coleman to attend.      



   10.  Adjournment:

Barry Coleman moved and Tom Peyton seconded, the meeting adjourn, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, June 13, 2006, 12:00 P.M.  Three Mile Corner Store.