Boundary County T

Boundary County T.V. Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


September 12, 2006

Acting 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:

Greg Garrison                           Tom Peyton

Barry Coleman             Michael Listman


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth

Bud Larson

Mike Ladely

Carl & Sherrie Hendricks (potential new board members)



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman moved the minutes be approved as read. Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.



3.     Treasurer’s Report

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



4.     Old Business:

a.       Update on possible sale of used equipment – Bud Larson will email Darwin Hillberry who has shown interest in trading testing equipment for some of the used translator equipment.  He will get more information on a scope and meter.

b.      Additional building at Black Mountain – received a form from the Forest Service that needs to be completed before any additional construction can occur.  Mike Ladely will get the information together that is needed to complete the form.

c.       Tower space and rental fees – Eric Lederhos was to speak with Randy Jones – Mike will talk with Eric Lederhos for update.  Tabled to next month’s meeting.



5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

a.       BPA has numerous needs that will need to be met prior to them coming on line.  Mike Ladely will ask them to put their requests in writing to be presented to the board. 

b.      Tower space – most of the antennae space appears to be used by internet providers.  Use and rental fees need to be re-evaluated based on space being used. 

c.       Re-keying of buildings – Barry Coleman motioned to make E.L. Automation responsible for possession of the keys and any keys handed out will be stamped “Do Not Copy”.  Mike Listman seconded, motion carried. 

d.      Three Angels Broadcasting would like E.L. Automation to maintain their equipment since they have no one in this area to service.  Mike Ladely would like to make sure the board feels there would be no conflict of interest for E.L. Automation to take on this contract.  No concerns noted.

e.       Mike Ladely requested to purchase backup UHF parts.  Mike will get price estimates on the parts needed.


6.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     Bud received three calls on complaints for Three Angels Broadcasting.  Three Angels Broadcasting has asked E.L. Automation to take a look at the problem.

b.     U.S. Forest list of users – Bud will work with Sharon Comer at the office to update the list. 

c.     Power issues – new amplifier issues will prevent delay in public notice on switch over.


7.     New Business:

a.       Appointment of chairman – Tom Peyton nominated Greg Garrison to be recommended as chairman, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.  A letter will be sent to the commissioners recommending Greg as new chairman.      



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None.



9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       Table-top exercise is scheduled for this month.     



   10.  Adjournment:

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



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 12:00 P.M.  @ Three Mile Corner Store, Upstairs.