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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


June 17, 2008

Chairman Mike Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 10:00 a.m. 


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman                         Michael Listman

Owen Plato                              Allen Gemmrig - Excused

Carl Hendricks             Anthony Compton - Excused


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                Mike Ladely

Gill Marmon                            



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman moved the minutes be approved, 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.       Booth at Fair – Barry will contact Anthony and Allen to see if one of them have already set up.

b.      Annual report – Mike made changes to draft and submitted to legals in BF Herald as well as on website.

c.       Radio Station switch – 91.3 is only frequency available.  Mike Ladely will research further.  There may be some interference issues.  Barry Coleman motioned to switch to 91.3, Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried.

d.      JoJo Baker – switch from 99.9 to 95.3 has been made.

e.       An interference study is needed on Black Mountain. 

f.        Digital Converter Boxes – Mike Ladely needs to do some research on these.  Seven digital converter boxes are needed in all.

g.       E.L. Automation rate increase – rate increase will go into affect immediately which is still at a discounted rate compared to other E.L. Automation customers.



5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

a.       Flash Cut Applications – John Bartnett will look into this further – there has been no word on approval.

b.      Grant dollars for digital equipment - $5000 can be used on remaining digital equipment needed.

c.       Copper Creek – propane tanks were filled.

d.      Radios – checked all cable connections and mounting.

e.       Remote PLC  - would like to install PLC in old building and wire customers through relays.

f.        Cable Labeling – Mike Ladely will be marking all cables with tape colored per customer.

g.       Tower Climbing – Need to implement tower climbing program/certification.

h.       Customer Requirements – Need to implement a site requirement standard.

i.         Organize Files – Mike Ladely will be meeting with Deb Youngwirth to go through the files at her office.



6.     New Business:

                                                               i.      Gill Marmon – Application for Ambulance for repeater on Black Mountain.  Due to change in OSHA requirements we may have issues on ability of customers to climb the tower.  Gill Marmon assured board he was qualified to climb and would follow the rules the board sets out regarding number of people required to be on the mountain.  The application is contingent upon FCC approval.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve application, Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried.

                                                             ii.      Community Foundation Grant – was submitted but was denied.  Money available was less this year than last and due to the fact that we are tax supported, the district was denied.


7.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None. 


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       Working on emergency response procedures update. 


   10.  Adjournment:

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



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 10:00 A.M.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.  All members will meet at the Visitors Center to drive to Black Mountain Tower location which is where meeting will be held.