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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


August 14, 2007

Vice Chairman Mike Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order. 


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman             Carl Hendricks

Michael Listman


Also Present:

Eric Lederhos                           Deborah Youngwirth



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman moved the minutes be approved as presented. 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 – Public notice to be advertised in the BF Herald for date of hearing to be September 11, 2007 at 10am at Chic N Chop.  The proposed new rates will be effective for October 1 and will be based on the following:

                                                               i.      $20 per antenna foot in 2 foot increments, plus

                                                             ii.      $50 electricity share, plus

                                                            iii.      $50 per rack space footprint.

b.      KBMI – Mike Peterson with KSPS is going to try to come up to meet with Mike Ladely and the board at the October board meeting to discuss interference issues.

c.       Gary Gage – Copper Ridge Site – Waiting to hear back from Gary Gage on a proposal he would like to present.

d.      Marking System – Eric Lederhos suggested using Scotch 33 Colored tape – Mike Ladely can label a few to test with others to be marked next year.

e.       Digital System – Delivery may be an issue for people if all the digital converter boxes are requested at the same time.  Eric Lederhos suggested looking into delivery by spring 2008.  Barry Coleman motion to approve the purchase of a digital channel processor at an estimated cost of $2500 pending Eric’s determination on delivery ability which will determine if the processor can be installed on the mountain while weather permits.  If no delivery can be made right away, the purchase will be postponed until spring when the work can be done.  Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried.

f.        Boundary Amateur Radio Club – The Translator District should be getting a letter from Dave Kramer regarding the notice of name change.  Carl Hendricks motioned to approve no change to the previous lease agreement for the first year, with the requirement that a new lease be signed and to be reviewed yearly for changes.  Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried. 


5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

a.       Mike Ladely has been working on interference issues.

b.      Mike Ladely spoke with John Barnett regarding what other translators change and for who.  He stated that no one else charges for channels 2,4 & 6.  More information will be gathered on this issue.

c.       KSPS paid for the tower to mount antenaes and this is paid for through rent .  Verizon and KUID are also on the tower.

d.      Password Paging problems – 91.9 transmission was causing problems with Password.  Mike Ladely is still working on this.

e.       Mike Ladely is still working on the problems with KSPS channel 32.

f.        The propane tank is empty on Black Mountain and needs refilled.  Eric Lederhos is going to have Mike Ladely contact Verizon to see about sharing the cost of delivery for propane.

g.       A new antennae for backup radio was installed.

h.       Remote PLC is built but not yet billed.  The cost came in higher than the agreed up on price of $3,000, but Eric will only bill the amount he gave an estimate for.

i.         Tower Climbing Certification – Eric Lederhos will pay to have training for his employees, but will have to look at increasing rates to cover costs.  The board needs to finalize a policy on this first before being able to post necessary notification on the tower regarding Certified Climbers.


6.     Bud Larsen Report:

a.     None.


7.     New Business:

a.       Wireless Service – Mike Listman has been looking into options.


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None. 


9.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       August 25, 2007 is the scheduled date for an all county emergency exercise.


   10.  Adjournment:

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



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, September 11, 2007, 10:00 A.M.  @ Chic N Chop Restaurant.