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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


March 15, 2011

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                                      Anthony Compton - Excused            

Roger Fraser - Excused          


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                      Marlaina Davy



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Barry Coleman motioned to approve last month’s minutes and Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.



3.     Treasurer’s Report

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



4.     Old Business:

a.        Michael Listman discussed the Boundary County Commissioner letter with Jenny in the Treasurer’s office.  Currently there are no refunds on taxes paid and that is correct according to the board.

b.      Michael Listman has booked the travel arrangements for the NTA meeting in Denver. 

c.       Allen Gemmrig is not a property owner but he is working on it.  As soon as Allen signs the paperwork stating that he is a property owner, he is welcome to become a Board member.



5.     Maintenance Report                                                                       

1.      E.L. had to make a couple of trips to Copper Creek.  It looks like the propane is going to be fine until spring, with the longer and warmer days the propane usage is down.

2.      Snowmobile number three is now out of commission the transfer case was ruined.  Michael Listman is going to inquire about the process to sell the snowmobile. 

3.      The exhaust was repaired on the Trackster.

4.      The Board discussed the pros and cons of keeping or selling the Articcat snowmobile. Nick Johnson estimates that the current worth on the snowmobile is $2,300.00.  The Board tabled the possibility of upgrading the snowmobile until more information is available on the process of selling the snowmobiles.

5.      Nick suggested purchasing two new helmets for the snowmobiles.  The current ones are out dated and have scratches that cannot be buffed out, reducing the visibility.  The new helmets are under advisement from the board.


6.     New Business:

a.       E.L. Automation provided a quote for the site visits of $20.00 if the sites are grouped together on a map to check signal.  The initial parameters for testing are as follows:

a.       Initial letter describing the procedures and equipment that will be used to check if signal is received.

b.      Inform property owners that we will be coming to test for signal.

c.       Follow up letter stating the signal results and the next step in the process.  The letter will also state that if the property owner has any questions regarding the Translator decision, they are encouraged to attend the regularly scheduled board meeting.




7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       Still working on all hazard mitigation plan.




8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None



Barry Coleman motioned to adjourn the meeting, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.



Next Meeting:  Tuesday, April 19th, 2011, 4:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.