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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


April 21, 2009

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

Carl Hendricks - Absent           Anthony Compton


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                Mike Ladely

Roger Fraser




2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to approve the minutes from the previous meeting, Owen Plato seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

a.       Barry Coleman motioned to approve treasurer’s report as presented, Allen Gemmrig seconded, motion carried.

b.      Accounts Receivable – Still no payment has been received from Gary Garrett.  The office will send a letter stating that Gary will have one year from today to have account current or he will be terminated as a renter.   


4.     Old Business:

a.       Owen at KBFI – JoJo Baker came around to downtown businesses that day and spoke to Owen outside of Radio Shack.  It went well and there was positive input from customers. 

b.      Review of current tax exemptions – Mike Ladely will check on coverage for those listed on the report and update at next month’s meeting.

c.       Budget Planning – updated numbers were discussed and we will be able to cover expenses with rent increases made and may not need to increase rates unless cost of tower is significant.

d.      NTA Convention – Registration and hotel confirmation was given to Allen Gemmrig who will be attending in May.



5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

1.      John Barnett bill – received a higher bill than was originally quoted.  A new bill was received for $14,663.26.  Original quote was for $13,000.  Barnett has asked if the translator would be interested in donating the used analog equipment.  E.L. Automation has an Ebay account that we could use to advertise and try to sell equipment.  Mike Ladely will look into this further.

2.      Three Angels has applied for digital channel 27.  This will be a problem because FOX is going to digital 28.  Mike Ladely has notified them of potential interference problems. 

3.      Channel 35 was down Sunday and Monday morning.  It is now back up but channel 23 went down and started interfering with Verizon.  This was also corrected.

4.      Mike Ladely had a firewall installed on the computer at Copper Creek.

5.      Propane was leaking from one of the buildings on the mountain.  Mike Ladely was able to get it turned off and will make the repair.

6.      Channel 97.3 – our license was never renewed and now everything is on hold.  We can contact our Congressman or senator to contact FCC for temporary license.  More information will be looked into on this.

7.      License Renewals – Mike Ladely asked John Barnett if he was interested in maintaining the license renewals for the translator.  He is not.  Mike Ladely recommended one of the board members take on the monitoring of the license renewal dates.  Mike Listman will post a listing on the website and Owen Plato will help monitor dates.



6.     New Business:

a.       Roger Fraser was in attendance of the meeting and is interested in being a new board member.  He is also the local access channel person and would like to offer local content broadcasting.  Mike Listman pointed out that there could possibly be conflict of interest in the eyes of the county commissioners who must approve all new board members.  Roger felt there would be no problem if he is transparent and removes himself from voting on issued deemed to be in conflict.  Barry Coleman motioned to recommend Roger Fraser as an additional board member.  Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


7.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None.


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

1.       Boundary County completed a training today to offer ISC course locally.

2.      Asset Listing is still being worked on.

3.      Proposed new emergency plan has been posted on the website and anyone can contact LEPC with any changes.



Barry Coleman motioned to adjourn the meeting, Owen Plato seconded, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 4:00 P.M.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.