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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


February 16, 2009

Chairman Michael Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order at 4:05 p.m.      


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman             Michael Listman

Owen Plato                              Allen Gemmrig -Excused

Carl Hendricks                         Anthony Compton

Roger Fraser     


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth               Eric Lederhos


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Roger Fraser motioned to approve the minutes from last month’s meeting with correction of date from 1/14/09 to 1/19/10, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried. 


3.     Treasurer’s Report

a.       Roger Fraser brought up the issue of an approval for additional expense to Copper Creek that was approved via email, but not ever recorded in the minutes.  Barry Coleman recommended adding email as appendix item to any minutes of motions made to approve actions taken outside of meeting.  Barry Coleman motioned to approve, Anthony seconded, motion carried.

b.      Anthony Compton motioned to approve the treasurer’s report as presented  with exception to pay $8,000 on total due to E.L. Automation of $20,000, Carl Hendricks seconded, motion carried.


4.     Old Business:

a.       Legal Questions – regarding lease of equipment to others – a draft copy of a standard lease was presented to the board for review.  To be discussed at next month’s meeting.


5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

1.      Copper Creek – additional expense was incurred as we continue to have problems wit this working the way it was intended.  Roger Fraser stated he will have a problem approving future expenses on this project based on what was supposed to have been accomplished at this point and what hasn’t been completed.  Discussion surrounded how things are running and why the current generators are not working.  Eric recommends to put one heat lamp on one generator to keep warm enough to start.  When budget affords, he recommends we get new double batteries and a battery bank.  Roger Fraser asked Eric to prepare a written report stating reasons for problems with Copper Creek to document the plan moving forward to make this work.  Eric stated he would do that for next month’s meeting.  The purchase of the batteries at a cost of approximately $2,000 will be tabled until the receipt of Eric’s report.


6.     New Business:

a.       Carl Hendricks – board position term is up and this was Carl’s last meeting.  Mike Listman thanked Carl and his wife Sherri for their time given to the translator board.

b.      Letter from H. Goldman, P.C. – regarding communications law – the board discussed the option to contract with John Bartnett to follow up with this issue – Mike Listman will check with John on possibility of him taking on this issue.

c.       National Translator Association Registration – Barry Coleman motioned to renew the membership with NTA, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.  The NTA meeting will be held May 14 – 16, 2010.  Allen Gemmrig attended meeting last year for us and if he is unable to attend the meeting this year, Roger Fraser expressed interest in attending.  


7.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       John Aaron – 1297 Two Tail Road, Bonners Ferry, Id

b.      William Mostek7064 Funkhouser St, Bonners Ferry, Id

c.       Donna Standley – 1049 Crescent Road, Bonners Ferry, Id (2 parcels)

d.      Letter from Leo & Donna Sanders (Request for Exemption) – letter received, but needs to be on tax waiver form and will not be accepted until received as such.


Waivers a – c were accepted by the board. 


Revised Affidavit Form – Mike Listman has checked on Idaho code to clarify tax waiver process.  We are limited by legal boundaries and Mike is looking into additional options.  He will give an update next month.



8.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

1.      Reviewing and updating county mitigation plan.

2.      Radio classes going on and testing will be offered soon.



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



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 4:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.