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Boundary County Translator District

Regular Meeting—Board of Directors


April 17th, 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                                      Marlaina Davy

Jan Allen



2.     Minutes of Previous Meeting

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


3.     Treasurer’s Report

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


4.     Old Business:

a.                   94.5 is up and running with positive feedback

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


5.     Maintenance Report

a.       Nick provided a list of options for radio station that could be broadcasted on our two available channels.  Mike Listman will review the options for the next meeting.

b.      E.L. Automation composed a letter to the Forest Service regarding possible road closers pertaining to Black Mountain.

c.       Nick talked to Larcan regarding the service issues it is believed that our problem could be the combiner.  A quote was provided by E.L. Automation for possible upgrades of the combiner.  Discussion followed about renting out channels and what capacity the translator should have.  We currently have four spaces available and should have at least seven available when we upgrade.  Nick will check into the prices for larger combiners for the next meeting.

d.      Barry Coleman will create a spreadsheet with the licensing and expiration dates from the lists Nick provided.

e.       We have one more Forest Service employee that needs to sign off on the Copper Creek site tower, but at this time we are not able to get to the site. 


6.     New Business:

a.       KXLY Retransmission Consent Agreement – signed by Mike Listman  KXLY would appreciate us asking for a letter granting permission to rebroadcast each year.

b.      Verizon Wireless Lease Agreement and Amendment - The agreement states that they will pay all utilities, site service fee, and monthly rent.  The bill will be sent to the name and address listed on line 17 of the original lease.  Nick will see about having a separate meter for Verizon on Black Mountain.  Motion was made to install a separately meter for Verizon via a method to be determined later and Verizon will be billed per the meter reading.  A motion was made to update our billing of Verizon to reflect the lease changes as of the January 2011 lease of $12,960.00 per year.  Barry Coleman motioned to send a letter to Verizon Wireless, after a complete accounting from Deborah Youngwirth is received by the board regarding the Verizon Wireless account.. Anthony Compton seconded the motion with all in favor.

c.        The 40 foot tower quote was recommended for the Black Mountain site.  They are creating new rules about the towers that will need to be looked into when deciding on a tower.  We will need to be in compliance and should look into trying to be exempt from the new rules.  Anthony Compton will look into the new rules further.

d.      Jan Allen would like to become a board member.  Barry Coleman motioned to accept Jan Allen as a board member with Rita Pensmith seconding the motion.  Deborah Youngwirth’s office will send a letter of recommendation to the Boundary County Commissioners, requesting Jan Allen to be added to the Translator Board.

e.       Mike and Rita will need to make arrangements to attend the yearly NTA Meeting. Nick asked Rita and Mike to see what options are available for combiners in comparison with the quote E.L. provided for the new combiner. 

f.        Carol Rutherford’s email was read and discussed.  The problem is Chanel Two is down, because the power supply is no longer working.  She might have an internal problem as well. When Channel Two is back up and running the problem on our side will be solved.

g.      Password and TransCanada will be sent the site standards along with a copy of the signed lease.  Deborah Youngwirth’s office will add the lease expiration date to the rent rate spreadsheet.


7.     Emergency Response Committee Report:

a.       None.


8.     Tax Waiver Applications:

a.       None.



  Anthony Compton motioned to adjourn, Rita Pensmith seconded, motion carried.


Next Meeting:  Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 5:00 p.m.  @ Bonners Ferry Visitors Center.