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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


September 15, 2009

Chairman Michael Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 4:06 p.m.      


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman - Excused         Michael Listman

Owen Plato                              Allen Gemmrig - Excused

Carl Hendricks - Excused         Anthony Compton

Roger Fraser


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                Mike Ladely


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Anthony Compton motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting with the correction of start time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


3.     Treasurer’s Report

a.       Owen Plato motioned to approve treasurer’s report as presented, Roger Fraser seconded, motion carried.

b.      Accounts Receivable – Gary Garret – will be making a payment today but not before the meeting.  He still has until 12/31/209 to make full payment.

c.       Grants for Digital Conversion – Mike Ladely has invoices dating back to 2006 to submit for reimbursement of digital conversion.  Gary thinks he can still meet the deadline, but is still having a rough time currently with the economic conditions such as they are.   


4.     Old Business:

a.       Exemptions – People with questionable signal will continue to be considered exempt until we are able to further investigate.  All others were submitted to county to be added to tax rolls.


5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

1.      KUID / 3 Angels Network – probably not going to get digital change made until next year. 

2.      Sandpoint Radio Station – no update from John Barnett as no contact has been made from Sandpoint Radio.

3.      Verizon – tower study – Mike Ladely still working on getting someone to do independent study.

4.      Fee Issues – 97.3 – no update from John Bartnett.

5.      Copper Creek – ran out of money for changes.  Manual choke on generators has caused need for PLC.  Allen Gemmrig motioned to approve a monthly rental rate to Meadowcreek Computers of $140 per month with a $40 credit for internet for total of $100 per month.  If Gary Gage gives a $5,000 advance payment on equipment, he can take the credit against rent in whatever amount he wants, up the amount of rent due.  Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.  Mike Ladely will put together quotes on minimum costs needed to proceed with the completion of the project.

6.      Add to next month’s agenda – cost of maintenance when renters are on mountain doing work and E.L. Automation is called on their behalf.


6.     New Business:

a.       Rental Contract needs to be revised and approved by board.  Changes will be discussed by board with final approval by Jerry Mason for legal correctness.

b.      Annual report – draft – Roger motioned to approve with minor revisions.  Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.


7.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None.


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

1.       None.



Anthony Compton motioned to adjourn the meeting, Owen Plato seconded, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 4:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.