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Boundary County T.V. Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


July 25, 2006

Acting Chairman Ruth Ann Wilson called the regular meeting of the Boundary County T.V. Translator District Board of Directors to order.  Meeting location:  Black Mountain Tower Site.


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Tom Peyton                              Greg Garrison

Ruth Ann Wilson                      Barry Coleman

Michael Listman


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth

Mike Ladely



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman moved the minutes be approved as read. Greg Garrison seconded, motion carried.



3.     Treasurer’s Report

The Board reviewed the treasurer’s report; Mike Listman moved to accept the treasurer’s report as presented, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried. 


Accounts Receivable – Gary Garrett – Barry Coleman motioned that a letter be drafted by the office to be sent to Gary stating that if balance due is not paid by October 1, 2006, the lease agreement will be terminated and equipment will need to be removed by December 31, 2006.  Greg Garrison seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

Update on possible sale of used equipment – no update.


5.     Lederhos Report                                                                             

a.       BPA and Site Rental – BPA wants all the available space in the old building.  They have requested a meeting on August 8, 2006 to discuss the space available. 

b.      Mike Ladely requested that a second building be considered as space will be limited with what BPA is requesting.  Greg Garrison motioned to approve a letter sent to USFS requesting consideration of a second building, or a second floor to the existing building, in addition to what the plans are for the abandoned lookout building. 

c.       Storage – Eric Lederhos agreed upon a price of $40 per month for storage of the Translator’s equipment.

6.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     Bud Larsen not in attendance – however submitted written report.

b.     Construction permit for moving Ch. 9 to Ch. 35 was approved.

c.     Request for companion channel using Ch. 56 on both Ch. 46 and ch. 56, has been received and acknowledged by the FCC – still pending their approval.



7.     New Business:

a.       Greg Garrison motioned to approve Mike Ladely to re-lock the old buildings, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.

b.      Tom Peyton motioned to approve Mike Ladely to arrange the painting of the backside of the old building and research and move forward with the replacement of the roof, if reasonable estimates are attained.  Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.

c.       Mike Listman has offered to take over the maintenance of the TV Translator’s website.  Tom Peyton motioned to accept Mike’s offer, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.

d.      Ruth Ann Wilson has tendered her resignation to be effective August 9th, 2006.     



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Heather Blakely – Greg Garrison motioned to approve tax waiver application due to inability to receive reception.  Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.



9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       Training will occur during the first week of August for ICS Training – we will have two representatives in attendance (Barry Coleman and Michael Listman).     



   10.  Adjournment:

Greg Garrison motioned to change the time of the next meeting scheduled on August 8th, 2006 from noon at Three Mile Store, to 3pm at Debbie Youngwirth’s office @ 6437 Bonner Street above Riverside Chevorlet.  Eric Lederhos will attend the meeting with BPA at the Black Mountain Tower site in the morning, and attend the meeting at 3pm with the board to discuss BPA’s requests.  Mike Listman seconded, motion carried.


Tom Peyton moved and Greg Garrison seconded, the meeting adjourn, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, August 8, 2006, 3:00 P.M.  @ Deborah Youngwirth’s Office at 6437 Bonner Street, above Riverside Car Dealership.