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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors

 

Sept 22th, 2011

Vice-Chairman Barry Coleman 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 - LOA

Rita Pensmith – LOA                         Anthony Compton     

Roger Fraser                                        Allen Gemmrig

 

Also Present:

Eric Lederhos                                      Deborah Youngwirth

 

2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Allen Gemmrig motioned to approve last month’s minutes and Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.

 

 

3.     Treasurer’s Report

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

 

4.     Old Business:

a.                   Surplus equipment update/ownership of equipment – Barry inquired with the commissioners and was told that if the value of the asset is less than $250 and is confirmed as an asset belonging to the translator, then the district is free to do what it wants with it.  The board wants to see a list of assets that are up for disposal.  This item will be tabled to next month’s agenda when a list can be presented for approval.

b.                  Avista – lease agreement changes – Allen Gemmrig motioned to approve the changes as per Nancy Stricklin, pending Barry Coleman’s review and approval.  Roger Fraser seconded, motion carried.

c.                   Lease Form Revision – Allen Gemmrig motioned to approve the changes as per Nancy Stricklin, pending Barry Coleman’s review and approval.  Roger Fraser seconded, motion carried.

d.                  Site Standards Changes – some correction of typos and language.  Each board member will review and get back with changes – tabled to next month’s meeting.  Draft changes will be completed and a draft letter to accompany site standards will be completed by the board so send to all renters.

e.                   Dillion Benefield PSA presentation – tabled from last month’s meeting – Roger has no update and will take this off the agenda until Dillion gets back to him on this.  As a side note, Dillion has several hours of air time that is available to the district as per the agreement last year.  Roger will get with him on the possibility of using some of this air time to advertise for new board members since we are in need of three additional board members at this time.

f.                   EL Automation Quote – Tower at Black Mountain – Eric has completed the letter to the forest service requesting changes to the towers at Black Mountain and changes for power at Copper Creek.  A set of specifications will be prepared by Eric when we have approval from USFS for these changes.

 

 

5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Copper Creek Generator – there is an issue with the generator - Eric recommended changing the generator out which would cost approximately $4500.  If the district can get a generator from another source, he recommends replacing it out as soon as possible or the cost to run this winter will be high.  Anthony will contact Jimmy with Border Patrol to see if they still have a generator available.

b.      PVFD would like to move their repeater on Black Mountain.  The board doesn’t have any concerns with this.  Eric Lederhos will get with PVFD to arrange going up on Black Mountain to make the changes.

c.       TV – Channel 4 & Channel 6 – Allen Gemmrig noticing lots of fluctuations on those channels and is wondering if there is anything going on to cause this.  Eric Lederhos stated they will check into this and see if they can find out what’s going on.                                                         

                    

6.     New Business:

a.        Broadcast Station Construction Permit – call sign K25MP-D – This is for digital channel 25.  The office will scan this permit and send out to the board for their record.  This is a use it or lose it permit and we need to do something within 36 months or will lose the permit to construct.

b.       BPS Estimate – for Larcan Translators – no update from BPS – we currently have no spare – Roger Fraser will call and follow up.

c.        Dillion Benefield PSA presentation – tabled from last month’s meeting

d.       Proposal to US Forest Service for Tower at Copper Creek Repeater Site – Anthony Compton motioned to approve the letter to USFS as drafted by Eric Lederhos, Roger Fraser seconded, motion carried.

e.        Signal Testing Results – List of Exemptions to be sent to the County – we have 11 exemptions that were proven to be exempt.  The current list will be submitted to the Treasurer’s office for levy on current year tax.  Allen Gemmrig motioned to approve, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.

f.        2010 – 2011 Budget to be sent to the County per statutory requirements – Allen Gemmrig motioned to approve, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried. 

g.      Allen Gemmrig – stated he is going to start working out of town and will be unavailable to be present at the meetings.  Allen is willing to remain a board member via internet/telephone conference/skype until additional board members are added.  Roger has no concern on this arrangement, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried.

 

7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None.

 

8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None

 

Allen Gemmrig motioned we move to executive session, Anthony Compton seconded, motion carried. 

 

Upon exiting executive session, Allen Gemmrig asked to move back to New Business.

     

 

Next Meeting:  Tuesday, October 18th , 2011, 5:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.