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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


April 10, 2007

Chairman Tom Peyton 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

Carl Hendricks


Also Present:

Sharon Comer                          Bud Larson

Mike Ladely                             Sherri Hendricks

Jan Allen


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, Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried.



4.     Old Business:

a.       NOAH has been off the air for three months.  Mike Ladely is waiting to hear from KSPS for more information.  Also, Carl is a weather spotter and will call Dwight to see if he can get any information on this.

b.      KBMI – Jan Allen was present to check the status.  Per Bud Larson, Form 303 needs to be filed electronically.  Bud will send copy of request to Mike Ladely for input.  This needs to be done before broadcasting begins.  There will be an approximate fee of $150 and Bud will file the form.



5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

a.       Replacement of generator is here and Mike Ladely is waiting for the weather to cooperate to install.  The trade-in value will be $500.

b.      Gary Gage is on hold for weather reasons.  Gary will be supplying his own tower and antennae which would be beneficial to the district as we could also use it.  The district leased Forest Service land for 2 years so Gary has to go through the District.  This item tabled until May meeting.

c.       Channels 102.1 and 102.5 are limping along.  Mike ordered new antennae that are not in yet.

d.      Channel 97.3 was down last week.  Mike will check this out when installing the antennae.



6.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     FM Radio Licenses – It’s been over a month for our appeal on the threat of a fine from the FCC.  Bud Larson received a bill from NTA for the letter written.  The District has been a member since 1984 and the group was very disappointed with the assistance received on the threat of the fine.  Bud Larson recommended to not renew membership.  Barry Coleman motioned to draft a letter to NTA explaining unhappiness with the lack of support received and to send the letter with payment of dues, Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried.  Bud Larson will email a draft of the letter to board members for review.



7.     New Business:

a.       Replacement board member for Tom Peyton – Barry Coleman motioned to recommend Sherri Hendricks as a new board member.  Greg Garrison seconded, motion carried.  Bud Larson will do a press release welcoming Sherrie and thanking Tom Peyton.  The office will draft a letter to the commissioners.

b.      Greg Garrison will be out of town for next month’s meeting.



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       Donna Standley – Mike Ladely requested Greg Garrison to speak with her.



9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       911 – Continuing to work on keeping people trained.  Dispatchers will continue to use both county road names.



   10.  Adjournment:

Barry Coleman moved and Carl Hendricks seconded, the meeting adjourn, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 10:00 A.M.  @ Chic N Chop Restaurant.