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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


August 17, 2010

Chairman Mike Listman called the regular meeting of the Boundary County Translator District Board of Directors to order.      


1.     Roll Call Present:

a.       Board Members:

Barry Coleman                        Michael Listman

Rita Pensmith – Excused                       Anthony Compton                     

Roger Fraser - Excused  


Also Present:

Deborah Youngwirth                Mike Ladely                

Eric Lederhos                           Ann Stevens

Norris Stevens                          Eric Christianson

Lydia Mattila                            Al Mattila


2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Tabled to next month’s meeting, as no minutes were available. 



3.     Treasurer’s Report

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



4.     Old Business:

a.                   Resignation Letter – Owen Plato – Barry Coleman motioned to accept the resignation letter as presented, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.

b.                  Avista – calling regarding a lease agreement – the office notified them that the load study needs to be reviewed before approval of lease agreement.  Eric Lederhos will get with Mike Ladely to report back next meeting so that a lease agreement can be sent to Avista.



5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

1.      Update on Grant Dollars Approved – the district received a letter stating approved funding of additional $9,000.  Should have that in the next couple of months.

2.      Eric has a couple of used towers he could sell to the district.  The district does not have the ability at the time to purchase towers. 

3.      Batteries from KSPS – Eric has purchased and has available to sell to the district if needed.

4.      Interference with Verizon – Eric will set prices on equipment needed to correct the interference and will report back to the board on this.



6.     New Business:

a.       Copper Creek – Future Plans – Ann Stevens and other guests present were in attendance to discuss the future plans for Copper Creek.  She presented a petition signed by the neighbors in that area to request that Copper Creek site remain open.  The site has become expensive to operate and the FCC sees the site as an illegal site.  Eric Lederhos has recommended a bigger windmill and longer battery bank to reduce operating costs, however the district does not have those funds available.  Eric stating he would be willing to put up a windmill and batteries that would take care of 90% of the power consumption, and the district could pay him a monthly fee to maintain.  More research is needed – we are currently in the informational gathering process to determine what is needed. 



7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.        NIMS compliancy – each agency is working to update.



8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.                               None. 



Barry Coleman motioned to adjourn the meeting, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 4:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.