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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


July 15, 2008

Chairman Mike Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 10:00 a.m.  Meeting began with everyone meeting at the Bonners Ferry Visitor’s Center and leaving from that location to drive to the Black Mountain Tower Site.  Everyone arrived at the site at 11:30am.  All members toured the facility and towers.  The meeting to discuss regular business began at 12:50pm.    


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman - Absent           Michael Listman

Owen Plato                              Allen Gemmrig

Carl Hendricks             Anthony Compton - Excused


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                Mike Ladely                            



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Owen Plato moved the minutes be approved, Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.       Booth at Fair – Mike Listman is trying to get information from the FCC for handouts at the fair.  Allen Gemmrig is trying to get a booth between the Radio Shack and Amatuer Radio Club so that the board members involved with those booths can also work the Translator booth.


5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

a.       Mike Ladely talked with John Barnet and told him to go ahead with the change to 91.3 from 91.9 – the license was received for 91.3

b.      Mike Ladely has been working on marking cables with identifying tape – radio cables are completed.

c.       Mike Ladely put together a materials list for mounting the PLC.

d.      Waiting for quote from John Barnet on digital to digital conversion.

e.       Ground bars – made and installed most of the ground bars needed.

f.        Snow Access – Mike has been looking at possible locations and possible hole in the wall between the rooms.  Mike will work on a quote for PLC and piping as well as the snow access.

g.       Spoke with railroad employees about building frequency – they will pass on Mike Ladely’s name and number to their site manager in Omaha.

h.       J&R Electronics is interested in getting access to Black Mountain again.  Mike Ladely told them to talk to the board.



6.     New Business:

                                                               i.      Cataloging of Equipment – Allen Gemmrig recommended we catalog all equipment owned by the Translator.


7.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None. 


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None. 


   10.  Adjournment:

Owen Plato moved and Carl Hendricks seconded, the meeting adjourn, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, August 19, 2008, 10:00 A.M.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.