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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


March 20th, 2012

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     


Also Present:

Nick Johnson                                      Deborah Youngwirth



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

Anthony Compton motioned to approve February 2012 minutes and Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.                   Pictures of items to be disposed of – tabled to July meeting. 



5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Auto scan on channel 4 is causing it to come up twice.  Seems to be no explanation for it and Nick is still looking into this. 



6.     New Business:

a.       Allen Gemmrig – resignation letter – the board accepted Allen’s resignation.

b.      New Board Member application – Jan Allen – has submitted an application and has stated no conflict of interest however she is Chairman of the board on the Christian Radio station that is currently using one of our frequencies and equipment and the translator is considering other options surrounding this. 

c.       Rebroadcast of radio station 94.5 – Nick will put together a list of stations available to present at next month’s meeting.

d.      Mike Listman asked about the quote from EL Automation on a new tower. 

e.       2012/2013 Budget & Annual Report – Mike Listman will start working on the new budget and annual report. 

f.       Mike Listman sent Nick a link on all the licenses active in Boundary County – would like a cross reference against our channels being rebroadcasted.  We may have a station free for additional rebroadcasting and we will look into this further. 

g.      Mike Listman would like to send out a postcard to all county residents to remind residents what the purpose of the translator is and why it is important.  Rita Pensmith motioned to approve, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.

h.      Mike Listman would like to see us purchase an HD radio for translator use to begin researching the ability of translating HD radio.  An HD radio would cost approximately $100.  Anthony Compton motioned to approve, Barry Coleman seconded, motion carried.

i.        Verizon power – they are paying the same as everyone else for power, but are generating use that is exceeding that.  Anthony Compton stated we should give warning to Verizon that we’ll be revisiting the power issue this summer.

j.        Mike Listman brought up some ideas on new services available through fiber optic connections.  The board discussed the options available.

k.      Anthony Compton – discussed options surrounding a system wide UPS.



7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None.


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None.



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


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, April 17th, 2012, 5:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.