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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


June 12, 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:

Barry Coleman             Sherrie Hendricks

Carl Hendricks             Michael Listman

Greg Garrison


Also Present:

Mike Ladely                             Deborah Youngwirth

Gary Gage                                Gary Garrett

Loretta Hunsaker


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman moved the minutes be approved as corrected. Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried.



3.     Treasurer’s Report

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



4.     Old Business:

a.       Tower Rental Fees – Gary Garrett and Gary Gage were both in attendance to discuss the increase in rental fees.  The proposed increase will put Gary Gage up to $1800 a month from $100 a month.  He is currently paying $350 per month on Dawson Ridge to Day Wireless.  He is concerned that not everyone is paying the site service fee or rental fees.  Gary Garrett has a $350 a month fee on Baldy Mountain plus a $1500 site fee per year.  The proposed rates were determined on information to be believed as monthly rates but were yearly.  A second letter was sent out last week rescinding proposed rates until further research could be completed.

b.      Problems with NOAH – Mike Ladely has been speaking with the people from NOAH and they will be working on the problem this week.   

c.       KBMI – KBMI has been turned on but not quite working right.  Mike will be looking at again tomorrow.  He also contacted John Bartnett and the required notice to FCC as courtesy has been done.  Currently no maintenance costs have been passed on to renters, however more research is going to be done by the board to determine if renters should be paying a portion of maintenance costs.  Barry Coleman motioned to place KBMI in the same category for maintenance costs as other radio stations pending further review of what other radio stations are charged.  Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried. 

d.      Gary Gage – Copper Ridge Site – His equipment would provide an upgrade to the system and he doesn’t feel he should pay to upgrade our system.  Rough figuring would allow for $100 per month for propane that would be additional costs to the district.  The generator is currently maxed out and a second would be needed at a cost of about ($4500).  The District cannot afford to upgrade that area at this time and if it is working, even if marginal, then that will have to suffice for now.  This can be looked at in another year or so.



5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

a.       Certification for Tower Climbing – Mike Ladely received information regarding what would be needed to become certified.  Can a Release of Liability be granted?  The training is pretty expensive and would require multiple trainings.  Debbie will check with insurance to see if a release of liability will suffice.

b.      Verizon has co-axels color coded to match antennae to equipment in the building.  Mike Ladely recommends this be something we consider for our clients.  Barry Coleman motioned to send a letter to all users to require color coded labeling by October 1, 2007 on both ends of the cable if longer than 10ft.  Mike Ladely will provide a spec sheet specifying details of what is required.  Mike Listman seconded, motion carried.

c.       Mike will be setting the generator tomorrow and will be looking at Channel 32 to see about the problems we’ve been having with noise interference.

d.      Channel 9 is not turned off yet but Channel 35 is up and running now. 

e.       The Arctic Cat snow mobile has had a warranty recall – The recall says the machine should not be driven anymore until repaired.  The dealership in town is no longer in business and the machine would need to be sent south to Couer D’Alene.  This issue was tabled to next month.



6.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     None.



7.     New Business:

a.       Gary Garrett would like a 6 foot dish on Black Mountain.  He will put together something to present keeping in mind that USFS requires a process for new structures.    



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None. 



9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       LDS Church had a fire safety and communications training this last month.

b.      August will hold an all county exercise for a mass casualty shooting at the High School.



   10.  Adjournment:

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



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