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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


November 17, 2009

Chairman Michael Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 4:00 p.m.      


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman             Michael Listman

Owen Plato - Excused              Allen Gemmrig

Carl Hendricks - Excused         Anthony Compton

Roger Fraser -Excused


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                Mike Ladely

Albert Solt


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting, Allen Gemmrig seconded, motion carried. 


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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



4.     Old Business:

a.       Revise Lease Agreement – Discussion surrounded revisions to the current lease agreement to incorporate changes such as requiring a secondary 24 hour contact for tenants on the towers, payment (or nonpayment) issues and custody issues of equipment if tenant is disconnected for nonpayment.  Mike Listman will take the changes proposed and draft a copy to be reviewed prior to next meeting.

b.      Kootenai County Amateur Radio – they are not interested until spring.  They have no problem designating a local contact and Anthony Compton will update the board when they are ready.


5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

1.      Eric Lederhos – Moyie Copper Creek Project – Eric was unable to attend.  Mike Listman would like to meet with Eric separately to identify any ideas on how to reduce the cost to the Translator for maintenance costs.  Mike Ladely discussed the problems that occurred with the Copper Creek project and the reason for the additional costs that were well above the original estimate. 

2.      Replacement of Stolen Trailer – Gary Gage has offered use of his trailer if needed.  Insurance will cover the replacement of the trailer and a $500 deductible needs to be paid.  Mike Ladely will work to identify a replacement.


6.     New Business:

a.       Update from Roger Fraser on Local TV Access – Roger was not in attendance at the meeting.  This item tabled to next month’s meeting.


7.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       William Mostek – 7064 Funkhouser St. – There is coverage in this location and tax waiver application has been denied.


8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

1.      Concerns regarding H1N1.

2.      Still working on resource list – Barry has been assigned to verify what has been entered and there should be no Translator assets on list.



Allen Gemmrig motioned to adjourn the meeting, Bary Coleman seconded, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, December 15, 2009, 4:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.