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Boundary County T.V. Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


November 14, 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

Carl Hendricks


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                Bud Larson

Nick Johnson                           Sherri Hendricks

Merle Marcy



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman moved the minutes be approved as read. Mike Listman 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.       Tower space and rental fees – Mike Ladely is waiting for more information regarding research on rates and what others are charging.  Tabled to next month’s meeting.

b.      Contact Numbers with access to keys – a draft of the list was passed around.  Email addresses will be added and the list will be sent out to customers.



5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

a.       Channel 22 – would cost approximately $300 for John Bartnett to research possibilities of transmitting Channel 22.  Nick will ask Eric Lederhos to contact John Bartnett to research this possibility.

b.      Copper Creek Site – Channel 5 was broadcasting on numerous channels.

c.       What is possibility that USFS is willing to do some maintenance to the road to Black Mountain Tower – Debbie Youngwirth will write a letter requesting this information.

d.      Web Cam options on Black Mountain – could be a possibility for the future.


6.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     Bud Larsen has received numerous calls regarding the changes.  Some asked about tax roll backs, but mostly the question was what happened to channel 13.

b.     Brief Board on tax law & past debates/conclusions – Idaho Code states the requirements for who is eligible for a tax waiver.  If any of the signals are being received, then the tax should be paid.   


7.     New Business:

a.       Merle Marcy – upset about the change to channels – he does not have reception now and is in the Moravia area.  Nick Johnson stated the new antennae provide both UHF and VHF.  We also have three banks of antennae that may be causing voids in the signal.  EL Automation is working with the antennae manufacturer’s engineer to resolve the problem.      

b.      Barry Coleman motioned to meet in December when normally the board does not.  Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Clinton Reno – pending follow up of more information.  Nick Johnson will call to verify the signal status.



9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       Update on table top exercise.

b.      CERT – looking to organize (Community Emergency Response Team)

c.       Radio Class – First Wednesday in December will be the exam.    



   10.  Adjournment:

Mike Listman moved and Barry Coleman seconded, the meeting adjourn, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 10:00 A.M.  @ Chic N Chop Restaurant.