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Boundary County T.V. Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


June 13, 2006

Acting Chairman Ruth Ann Wilson 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



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Tom Peyton moved the minutes be approved as read. Greg Garrison seconded, motion carried.



3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

Update on possible sale of used equipment – Darron Hillberry will be making an offeron the radio translators but not the TV translators.  He recommends hanging onto those in case something comes up later.  Darron proposed a trade on testing equipment.  Eric Lederhos can coordinate on the list of available equipment.


5.     Lederhos Report                                                                             

a.       Meters – These meters can be cleaned up to eliminate one of the three meters.  Greg Garrison motioned to have E.L. Automation consolidate the meters and get rid of the one meter, Mike Listman seconded, motion carried.

b.      Rental of storage unit as opposed to his shop - $55 per month for a larger unit.  Greg Garrison motioned to propose $45 per month for the rental of a larger unit, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.



6.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     NTA Convention – Overview – Main issues discussed was white channels and converter boxes.  John Bartnett is now on the board and next year the convention will be held in Denver, with it being held in Spokane in 2008.

b.     FM Radion Glitch – FCC contacted John Bartnett – stated the filings were not filed.  Bud Larson filed online, but missed a step on the computer and the filings are showing as still pending.  Bud is working to correct.

c.     Companion Channel – window to file is 6/19/06 to 7/13/06.  Bud recommends Channel 56 to be analog and Channel 46 to be digital.  All digital channels will have to be under Channel 62.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve Bud Larson to file for a companion channel, Greg Garrison seconded, motion carried.

d.      Flash Cut – window opens 7/3/06 – Barry Coleman motioned to approve a work order to John Bartnett to do the flash-cut filing on Channel 46 & 32.  Greg Garrison seconded, motion carried.


7.     New Business:

a.       None.     



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None.



9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       Greg Garrison motioned to approve Barry Coleman as representative at LEPC meetings, Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.      



   10.  Adjournment:

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



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, July 25, 2006, 3:00 P.M.  Meeting will be held at Black Mountain, with everyone meeting at Deborah Youngwirth’s Office first at 6437 Bonner Street, above Riverside Car Dealership.