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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


February 13, 2007

Chairman Greg Garrison called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order. 


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Greg Garrison                           Barry Coleman

Tom Peyton                              Carl Hendricks


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                Bud Larson

Mike Ladely                             Sherri Hendricks

Bill & Lucille Houston   Jan & Red Allen

Don Lindsey


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman moved the minutes be approved as read. Carl Hendricks 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 – tabled to next month’s meeting – Mike Ladely will get more information on antennae space being utilized.



5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

a.       Replacement of generator will cost about $7,000 and about $1600 to fly up propane plus the cost of propane.  Tie into new building is currently filling the void on the power backup until a generator is repaired or replaced.

b.      Barry motioned to complete putting together PLC to be installed in the spring, Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.  The board will request Eric Lederhos to attend the next meeting to give an overview of the prior year’s work.

c.       The translator is weak in the area between Mt. Hall and Robinson Lake.

d.      Gary Gage would like to add some more power to the Moyie Site to become a user at that location.  Mike Ladely will talk with him regarding the cost.  Gary will be responsible to pay for costs with the possibility of it being in lieu of rent for a period of time.



6.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     FM Radio Licenses – all 5 licenses were renewed in January.  The District received notice of a fine, but Bud is confident we have a firm paper trail of due diligence.

b.     Accounting efforts – Sharon Comer will go back through past repair & maintenance bills to attempt to allocate costs to the correct accounts. 

c.     Mea Culpa (Jan & Red Allen  - KBMI) – No more licenses are available for FM Radio.  Ch 91.9 KPBX has moved.  The Allen’s have been able to collect over 160 signatures, but Bud was incorrect in needing a petition, and the decision is up to the board.  KBMI will need to pay to re-establish their hookup but no additional costs after hookup.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve the addition of KBMI to the translator, Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.   


7.     New Business:

a.       Greg Garrison will be out of the country next month and Tom Peyton was asked to cover the next meeting. 

b.      Bill and Lucille Houston – would like to know why Ch. 59 and Ch. 32 are so poor – Ch. 59 is not actually the translators, but is U of I.  Ch. 32 has blown over in Spokane and they hope to have it fixed in the spring.

c.       Don Lindsey – Problems with Ch. 59 and Ch. 32.  He has never been able to receive Ch. 50.  He expressed his opinion that it is a violation of church and state to broadcast religious stations. 



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Donna Standley – her property line is on the Canadian border.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve the tax waiver application, Tom Peyton seconded, motion carried.



9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       There was a training and meeting on Friday.  Amatuer radio users are looking to add a repeater to Black Mountain.



   10.  Adjournment:

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



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, March 13, 2007, 10:00 A.M.  @ Chic N Chop Restaurant.