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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


July 10, 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

Bud Larson


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


4.     Old Business:

a.       Tower Rental Fees – Mike Listman presented a proposal for a fee increase to include $20 per antenna foot, $50 electric share, $50 per rack space with a base rate of $0.  Barry Coleman motioned to advertise the public notice in the BF Herald as well as notify all customers by sending minutes and copy of the new fee structure.  Public meeting hearing date to be set for next meeting.  Mike Listman seconded, motion carried.  Mike Listman will provide a revised fee structure notice to the office reflecting any changes per the discussion today.

b.      Problems with NOAA – The problems have been repaired and NOAA is now working again.   

c.       KBMI – KBMI is now on line at 91.9 FM.  Mike Ladely will check the status and make sure it is still operating correctly. 

d.      Gary Gage – Copper Ridge Site – No update.


5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

a.       The snowmobile repair can be completed in the same day.  Mike Listman will take it down to Coeur D’Alene the first Thursday in August.

b.      Channel 32 and 11 are having problems and Mike is looking into this.

c.       Winter cleanup around the buildings have been completed.

d.      Generator – fuel line is crimped but is not leaking at this time.  The propane tank is empty and needs refilled. 

e.       The board would like 48 hours notice on work orders needing to be completed.  The board would also like a listing of priority items showing the estimated hours and cost of materials with a date to complete by, etc.

f.        All digital stations are in place and are ready to go.  John Bartnett stated that an interference study would be needed per channel at a cost of $75 per channel before application can be made to the FCC to switch from analog to digital.  John Bartnett would change $200 per channel to complete each application.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve John Bartnett to prepare the applications to be submitted, Mike Listman seconded, motion carried.

g.       Marking System – Mike Ladely recommended we use colored tape to help identify the owners of cables and equipment on the towers.  Further discussion was tabled to next month’s meeting.

h.       Mike Ladely would like to have a digital signal on this year in order to work out any bugs early.  This discussion was tabled to next month’s meeting.


6.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     None.


7.     New Business:

a.       Allen Gemmrig – amateur radio club would like to put a repeater on Black Mountain.  He would like to know what the cost would be.  Further discussion would be needed upon approval of a new fee rate structure at the August meeting.   

b.      Jeanne Marsden – letter re:  TV channels – she is not in our district and the office will send out a list of current stations to her. 

c.       Co-Chairman Needed – Barry Coleman motioned to appoint Mike Listman as Co-Chairman of the Board, Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried.


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None. 


9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       Barry Coleman would like to confirm the status of the BC Radio Support Group as they are now ready to put their repeater back on Black Mountain at no cost to the group.  They are now operating under the new name of Boundary Amatuer Radio Club.  Deb will look in the file for more information.  This issue is tabled to next month’s meeting.


   10.  Adjournment:

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



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 10:00 A.M.  @ Chic N Chop Restaurant.